Cub Scouting Program Changes Mike Packard; Committee Chair, Pack 257.

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  • Cub Scouting Program Changes Mike Packard; Committee Chair, Pack 257
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  • Design Objectives Program Design Den-Based Advancement Model Reduce Program Complexity Enhance the Program with Fun & Action More Purposeful Alignment with Mission & Aims 2
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  • One Oath & Law Adopt the Scout Oath and Law for use in the Cub Scout & Venturing program, retiring the Cub Scout Promise, Cub Scout Law of the Pack & Venturing Oath.
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  • Rank Advancement Thru Adventures To earn rank, complete seven adventures (6 defined / 1 elective) Includes a family-based Duty to God adventure Adventures: Interdisciplinary, theme-based experiences Takes about 3 den meetings to earn each adventure Immediate recognition after each adventure (belt loops / pins) Updated Advancement Model
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  • More Choice for Webelos Rank Defined Adventures Elective Adventures Adventure Recognition Device Tiger61Belt Loops Wolf61Belt Loops Bear61Belt Loops Webelos52Pins Arrow of Light43Pins 7 Adventures = Rank Advancement More choice as boys age (fewer defined ) Sets the stage for the freedom of choice with merit badges Tiger/Wolf/Bear = Belt Loops Webelos/AOL = Pins
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  • Tiger Cub becomes Tiger
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  • Directly to Arrow of Light No longer earn Webelos rank before Arrow of Light: When joining in the 5 th grade year, a boy is no longer required to earn Webelos first before earning Arrow of Light. Relieves burden on unit leader to deliver two tracks of program Keeps the boy engaged with his peers greater likelihood to stay in the program Bobcat is still required
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  • Academic & Sports Program Retired Retirement of the Academic & Sports Program: The Academic & Sports program has been retired, but many of the fun activities have been retained and woven into the new adventures. Many of them didnt support the mission and aims of the program DID take the fun activities that supported the program and carried them over as appropriate within the new adventures
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  • Immediate Recognition Changes
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  • Adventure Loops New Look
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  • Tiger Adventure Loops
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  • Tiger Electives
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  • Wolf Adventure Loops
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  • Wolf Electives
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  • Bear Adventure Loops
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  • Bear Electives
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  • Webelos Adventure Pins
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  • Arrow of Light Adventure Pins
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  • Webelos/AOL Electives
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  • Desired Outcomes Character Development Participatory Citizenship Personal Fitness Outdoor Skills & Awareness Leadership & Life Skills
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  • Program Materials Handbooks & Guides
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  • Meet Ethan Putting the Program to Work
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  • Youth Handbooks
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  • Snapshot Action photos Requirement Helpful knowledge Character Compass
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  • Den Leader Guide
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  • Rationale for Adventure Takeaways For Cub Scouts Requirement Listing Planning and Implementation notes to Den Leaders
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  • Clear and Complete Meeting Plan Gathering Opening Talk Time Activities o Explanation o Step-by-step instructions Closing After the Meeting Meeting Plans
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  • All meeting resources follow the meeting plan. Everything in one book. Meeting Resources
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  • Den Leader Resources
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  • Program Transition Converting to the New Program
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  • Program Transition Current program active until May 31, 2015 All advancement until that date will use the current materials Updated program active on June 1, 2015 Handbooks/Den Leader Guides in Scout Shops May 1, 2015 31
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  • Webelos to Arrow of Light May continue to work out of the current handbook and complete the AOL requirements as stated. - or - May convert to the new handbook: Must complete the 4 defined + 3 elective adventures To satisfy the 3 electives, they may utilize either the new adventure electives or electives earned under the current program (that werent already used to fulfill Webelos rank requirement) Boys Earning Their Webelos Badge Prior to June 1, 2015
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  • Summary of Changes NOT Changing Family focus Ages (or genders) Bobcat still first rank earned Ranks Den/pack meeting structures Outdoor program emphasis Delivery model CHANGING Movement to Scout Oath & Law Tiger Cub becomes Tiger (new image) Arrow of Light no longer requires earning Webelos More active More aligned with Aims/Mission Simplified Advancement Academics and Sports program retired, but many woven into new adventures Current immediate/elective recognition devices replaced with Adventure Loops
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  • Ongoing Support Where to get help
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  • Resources Help your leaders prepare! www.scouting.org/programupdates - especially FAQs 35
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  • Execution Pack 257 Execution Plan: 1. Key leaders attended training. 2. Discussed the new changes with scout parents at a Pack Meeting. 3. Pre-ordering literature. 4. Communicate to Pack via email during the summer months. 5. Make sure den leaders have the information in hand during summer to review one hour a week. 6. Webelos 1 Den will continue with current program.
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  • Any Questions?

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