What is Cub Scouting? Character Building Citizenship Training Family-Oriented Programs Tons of Cub FUN! Outdoor Education and Activities Well-established program for boys in grades 1-5
What do Parent want? Meet other parents and families Mastering new skills Be happy Bring the family together Help the boys develop
What do boys want? FUN!!
How does it work? Den and Pack Meeting Resource Guide Scout Handbooks Pack Meetings Den Meetings Monthly themes Advancement Boys Life Magazine Special Activities
Cub Scout Awards Include: Sports and Academic Belt Loops Rank Achievement Awards Webelos Activity Pins Event Patches Pinewood Derby or Space Derby
Gateway Area Council District Leadership Chartering Organization Pack Committee Cubmaster Committee Chair Program Chair Popcorn Chair Membershi p Chair
Myscouting.org: Cub Leaders can complete all required training (BSAs online virtual classroom). Monthly Round Tables: A monthly meeting where scouting leaders from all over the council gather to share ideas to better Cub Scouting. University of Scouting: A one-day training November 1st that covers basic and supplemental training for Scout volunteers. Special Sessions: There are many other training options throughout the year to help get you up to speed with programs, adult interactions, unit progress, and fundraising
Online Training Opportunities Fast Start: catered to specific roles in the Pack. Learn specific responsibilities, how to keep meetings fun and exciting, and what other resources there are to help you in planning for you den or pack meetings This is Scouting: an overview of the Scouting organization including history, values, programs, Youth Protection, community involvement, and training. Leader Specific: tools to complete a specific job in a unit. Anyone in a new role will benefit. Youth Protection: required for all adults. This focuses on maintaining safety of Scouting and to minimize liabilities of adult leadership. FAST TRACKS: a series of Den Meeting plans2 per month designed to be used with the youth handbooks. If followed, the boys will earn their rank in Early Spring.
The costs of Scouting Registration: annual fee collected by the Boy Scouts of America ($24/year) Pack Dues: some Packs charge additionally for specific expenses Uniform Parts: each Pack has a specific uniform requirement Cub Scout events: most Council, District, and Pack events have a fee to cover costs. Gateway Area Council events are led by seasoned volunteers and are kept at as low of a cost as possible. Fundraising opportunities are available
Annual Registration Fees Registration: annual fee collected by the Boy Scouts of America Boys Life: magazine of the Boy Scouts with stories and features relating to young men Insurance: every Scout is insured when participating in Pack and Council events.
What do you need to pay tonight? Prorated Registration Fee:$XX Prorated Boys Life Fee:$XX Accident Insurance Fee:$2.00