An awesome array of new resources for Cub Scout leaders is designed to help you welcome new families to your pack, learn more about the Cub Scout program and recruit new leaders.
Regularly refreshing resources is just one way the BSA has your back as you deliver an amazing program to your Cub Scouts.
Here’s what’s new:
1. New welcome tools for families
In their excitement about joining your pack, new Scouting families often have lots of questions. As a Cub Scout leader, how you answer those questions matters.
You could overload them with information, plunking a packet in front of them and saying, “just read this.”
Or you could try one of these new brochures, created by the BSA. The brochures cover the basics of the program and can be used at sign-up events or when a new family joins your pack.
- The eight-page Welcome New Cub Scout Family brochure covers the basics of Cub Scouting, including pack structure, advancement, and the vital role of a parent or guardian in the den and pack.
- Den leader guides, each four pages long, provide step-by-step instructions on what someone does when they agree to serve in one of these important roles.
- Position-specific guides for committee members and Cubmasters/assistant Cubmasters, each four pages long, offer advice on how to get started in these critical positions.
The brochures are suitable for printing and look great. But in the interest of the environment, consider downloading them and sharing electronically.
2. New online resources for families researching Cub Scouting
Shouldn’t researching Cub Scouting be as easy as shopping for a new pair of shoes?
Now it is. When prospective Cub Scouting families are ready to take a deeper dive into this transformative program, send them to scouting.org/programs/cub-scouts.
There, in plain language, families can explore how the program works and why it works that way.
More experienced leaders will find plenty to interest them, as well. Look for information on the new Cub Scout Preview Adventures, as well as resources for den leaders, Cubmasters and members of the pack committee.
3. New resources for recruiting Cub Scout leaders
Don’t try to tackle everything yourself. By recruiting more adults to serve as leaders in your pack or den, you’ll ease the burden on yourself while also broadening the experience for your Cub Scouts.
At this site of resources, look for the PDF titled “Selecting Cub Scout Leadership.” Inside this free document, you’ll find a step-by-step guide to finding the best person for each position in your pack.
The process focuses on matching the skills of adults in your pack with the skills needed for each vacant position. Before you know it, your pack will have all the help it needs to continue delivering an exceptional program.
And that’s truly something to celebrate. With s’mores, of course.