2015-16 Cub Scout requirements finalized

Good news for Cub Scout leaders, especially those who love to plan ahead.

You can now get your hands on the revised and final 2015-16 Cub Scout requirements, effective with the 2015-2016 Scouting year.

As with other program updates (including updates to Venturing and Boy Scouting), you can find everything you need to know at the BSA’s indispensable Program Updates page.

For the final Cub Scout requirements, you want the link for “Adventure requirements and insignia” under the “2015 Updates: Cub Scouts” heading.

Changes, which were made in consultation with Cub Scouters and chartered organizations, include:

  • Minor changes to clarify requirements (based on feedback from Scouters)
  • Changes in the required Duty to God adventure for each rank

The Duty to God changes are intended to:

  • Solidify Scouting’s focus on the creation of an environment and experiences where a boy, under the guidance of his family, may come to better understand and act on his own understanding of his Duty to God and reverence
  • Offer boys and families who do not belong to a formal faith institution opportunities and options to continue their exploration of their own vision of Duty to God

You’re probably wondering when you can get your hands on handbooks, den leader guides and other affected materials, right?

Those are on schedule to be in Scout Shops and at ScoutStuff.org no later than May 1, 2015.

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