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1 Cub Scouting Program Change Overview

2 Cub Scouts TIMELINE ’s Dens – boy led Joining Age – 9 Bobcat, Wolf (9), Bear (10), Lion (11) Knickers “I (name) promise to do my best to be square and to obey the Law of the Pack.”

3 Cub Scouts TIMELINE Women in Scouting – Den Mother Leadership Position – Boy Scout Den Chief

4 1940s Monthly Program Themes/Roundtable New Joining Age – 8 On to Boy Scouting at 11 Requirement regarding previous ranks eliminated All rank badges could be worn Blue and Gold banquets Den Mothers must be registered Cub Scouts TIMELINE s Pinewood Derby New Promise “I (name), promise to do my best to do my duty to God and my country, to be square and to obey the Law of the Pack.” Webelos Den created for 10 ½ yos who had earned the Lion rank and encourage transitioning to Boy Scouting Webelos Day Camp program introduced.

5 1960s Cub Scouting undergoes thorough revision for greater advancement opportunities New Webelos program Goodbye Lion rank Cub Scout Day Camp Cub Scouts TIMELINE s Woman as Cubmaster “Arrow of Light” rank New Promise “I (name), promise to do my best to do my duty to God and my country, to help other people, and to obey the Law of the Pack.” Embroidered Bobcat badge Revisions to rank requirements and electives to encourage more outdoor activity. Rocket Derby

6 Cub Scouts TIMELINE s Tiger Cubs Tiger Track “Big Bear Book” – 24 achievement choices “Whittling Chip” Webelos – full 2 years – more camping Separate neckerchiefs per rank Cub Leader Knots BSA Family Program World Crest 1990s Tiger Cubs part of the pack Academics and Sports Program Ethics in Action “It Happened to Me” YPT video Guide to Safe Scouting Webelos Leader Outdoor Training Webelos Den Leader Guide National Den Award

7 Cub Scouts TIMELINE s Pack Family Camping Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award Character Connections/Core Values Tiger Cub becomes a rank Tiger Cub 1 st handbook, blue shirt Age appropriate guidelines for LNT and LNT award Good Turn for America

8 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. The Cub Scout “Adventure” Program Cub Scouts TIMELINE

9 One Oath and Law Approved Cub Scout Changes –Revise the Core Values of Cub Scouts to align with the twelve points of the Scout Law. –Retire the Cub Scout Promise, while maintaining “Duty to God and Country”. –Retire the Cub Scout Law of the Pack, while maintaining the concept of “Akela” as leader. –Maintain the current Cub Scout motto, sign, salute, and handshake.

10 Who–Why–What & Where

11 Who & Why

12 We have changed our programs to reflect the results of a thorough program review and assessment that clearly identifies those elements that are appealing, exciting and culturally relevant to today’s youth and families. The BSA’s programs match what today’s youth both want and need. Dynamic and Relevant Program

13 411 Task Force Structure Chair Russ Hunsaker Character Betsy Eubanks Citizenship Al Patrick Personal Fitness Scott Armstrong Outdoor Skills … John Savage Leadership Devl. Brad Smith Advancement Diane Cannon Approximately (75) Volunteers Nationally Representative Networked to other functions and discipline Religious Relations Committee Aquatics Task Force Program Impact Health & Safety Other Departments as well Governance thru the Program Content Support Committee to the National Board

14 411 Task Force Charge: To ensure that “Scouting’s programs are exciting, culturally relevant, and appealing to today’s youth; attracting them at an extraordinary rate and retaining them longer.” Define Program Evaluate the advancement system Ensure that it delivers the Mission of BSA and the Aims of Scouting Amplify what does deliver on the mission and aims

15 Cub Scout Assessment Phase Examination Take-Away Many advancement requirements support passive rather than active behavior. Leader aids are insufficient in guiding leaders on how to fulfill aims - lack tools and resources to implement aims. Youth handbooks lack breath and frequency of activities/learning situations that support the aims.  Character  Citizenship  Personal Fitness

16 What

17 New Program Design

18 Cub Scout Program Design Objectives Program Design Den-based Advancement Model Desire To Reduce Complexity Opportunity To Enhance Fun w/ Academics & Sports Pgrm More Purposeful Alignment with Mission & Aims

19 Organizing Principle – Design for All Cub Scout Ranks Character Development Participatory Citizenship Personal Fitness Outdoor Skills & Awareness Leadership & Life Skills

20 Desired Outcomes for Each Area

21 New Program Development

22 Program Development Development Charge: Apply the Desired Outcomes to develop an engaging program for boys that is easy for adults to implement Cub Adventure Development Team (developers/authors) Experienced CS leaders recruited nationally to develop new program materials Cub Adventure Team Tasks Design a simplified advancement system – adventures Draft adventure requirements from desired outcomes Turn-key experience for leaders

23 New Program Model Rank Advancement Thru Adventures For each rank, complete seven adventures, (five den based, one a family-based “Duty to God” adventure, and one and elective of choice) to earn rank Adventures = interdisciplinary, theme-based experiences, 3 den meetings Immediate recognition after each adventure Elective adventures available; same recognition approach

24 How does rank structure differ? Rank # Defined Adventures # Elective Adventure(s) of Choice Adventure Recognition Device Tiger61 Adventure Belt Loops Wolf61 Adventure Belt Loops Bear61 Adventure Belt Loops Webelos52 Adventure Pins Arrow of Light43Adventure Pins

25 Example- “Webelos Walkabout”

26 Program Development Recognition Devices: Adventure belt loop for Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Adventure Pins for Webelos and Arrow of Light

27 4/18/2015 Tiger Required Tiger Electives

28 4/18/2015 Wolf Required Wolf Electives

29 4/18/2015 Bear Required Bear Electives

30 4/18/2015 Webelos Required Arrow of Light Required

31 4/18/2015 Webelos & Arrow of Light Shared Electives

32 Program Development Leader Materials Self-contained guides at each level for T-W-B-W/AoL Simple and easy to use Field Testing Summer 2013 Feedback incorporated into draft materials Report: Easy to use, fun, engaging for boys

33 Cub Scout Change Summary NOT Changing Family focus Ranks Bobcat still first rank earned (updated) Ages Den/pack meeting structures Outdoor program Delivery model Fun – even more than before CHANGING Oath & Law Tiger Cub becomes Tiger with new image Arrow of Light will no longer require earning Webelos Activities – more active, more aligned with Aims/Mission Advancement – simplified Academics & Sports program discontinued (5/15) Current immediate/elective recognition devices replaced One Den Leader Guide per rank

34 Cub Scout Changes: Big Picture To develop a boy’s character, Train him in good citizenship, And encourage him to become more fit—physically, mentally, and morally AIMS REMAIN

35 Cub Scout Changes: Big Picture 1. Living the Ideals – Movement to Scout Oath and Law 2. Belonging to a Den 3. Using Advancement – Revisions to Current System 4. Involving Family and Home 5. Participating in Activities 6. Serving Home and Neighborhood 7. Wearing the Uniform 8. Making Character Connections – Scout Law METHODS REMAIN

36 4/18/2015 Where

37 4/18/2015 Continue doing the fantastic your doing now with the current program! Review current information on the program updates page Review new adventures and their requirements Continue to check the program updates page frequently Where now for you:

38 National Council Opportunity to receive updates as a local council ambassador Scouting Magazine articles (proposed) Florida National High Adventure Sea Base Week of Jan. 4th-10th National Annual Meeting May 2015 – Atlanta Philmont Training Center Conferences 2015 Week 3 June Week 6 July Week 8 July 26-August 1 Week 9 August 2-8 Where for more information:

39 Training Support National, Region, Area, and Council Training Support Overview Presentations Cub Adventure Guides Working with area and region program impact chairs Roundtables Pow Wow’s University of Scouting’s Updates to Position-specific training – Q1/Q Webinars proposed for Spring 2015

40 4/18/2015 Program Updates Page Look

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48 4/18/2015 And an even closer look…

49 Youth Handbook

50 Title of Adventure Picture of Belt Loop Actual Cubs “Ethan” Inviting summary of adventure

51 “Snapshot” Action photos Requirement Helpful knowledge “Character Compass”

52 Signature Block and end of each requirement section

53 Den Leader Guide

54 “NEW ITEMS” Rationale for Adventure Takeaways For Cub Scouts Requirement Listing Notes to Den Leaders

55 Clear and Complete Meeting Plan Gathering Opening “Talk Time” Activities Explanation Step-by-step instructions Closing After the Meeting

56 All Meeting Resources follow the meeting plan Everything in one book!

57 Sample “paperwork” – can be copied or paraphrased as needed

58 Transitioning to the June 1, 2015 changes 4/18/2015

59 Cub Scout Program Transition Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos Convert to new program June 1,

60 Cub Scout Program Transition Arrow of Light Candidate Options 2015/2016 school year: –Convert to new program June 1, 2015 OR –Continue using current program for AOL rank award for this one year of transitioning 6/1/2015 to 6/1/

61 Cub Scout Program Transition Arrow of Light Candidate Options: –Convert to new program June 1, 2015 May use electives earned in the current program not used towards receiving their Webelos badge to count them towards electives needed for AOL rank in new program. EXAMPLE: –2014/2015 Webelos Rank earned: Completed the following activity badges: Fitness, Citizen, Family Member, Forester, Naturalist, Sportsman, Traveler, Scientist, Artist 61

62 Cub Scout Program Transition Newly Registered Arrow of Light Candidate 2015 Options: –Newly registered AOL Candidates can use electives from Webelos required adventures as electives towards their AOL. 62

63 Cub Scout Program Transition LDS transition plan available online at program updates. Boy’s birthdates used for ranks vs. school year Review what has been completed, count it and move into adventures If nearing completion of rank in current program, encourage them to finish Do what is best for the boy All Transition Details: See 2015 Cub Scout Transition Guidelines on 63

64 4/18/2015 Some more information you might like know….

65 Today’s Status Materials Handbooks Publishing company currently finalizing edits 2 handbooks Spanish translation Final Manuscript read in October On schedule for printing and release May Den Leader Guides Publishing company currently editing

66 Today’s National Camp School Status National schools for Camp Directors and Program Directors of Cub Scout Day camp and Resident camp programs Updated faculty syllabus and learners workbook o 12 Core Values Session – 12 Points of the Law at Camp Session o Academic and Sports Round Robin – Adventures at Camp Round Robin Camp Schools will use new materials to train participants beginning Fall 2014 and through 2015

67 Questions? 4/18/2015 Change. It happens. It must happen to stay relevant and dynamic for our youth. Glad we have Scouters like you all leading the way!


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