Presentation on theme: "Welcome…. …to Cub Scouting"— Presentation transcript:
1Welcome…. …to Cub Scouting This template provides the basic information for starting a new Pack or providing information to new parents interested in joining an existing pack.Slide 5 requires a change to put in the Pack number; you may also want to modify the focus for your pack.Slide 18 has costs for joining that you need to modify.
2Purpose of Tonight’s Meeting To explain the Cub Scouting program.To explain opportunities for parents to participate with son in Scouting program.To complete registrations forms and collect Scouting fees.
3Scouting’s Mission“It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in in young people and in other ways prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The values we strive to instill are based on those found in the Cub Scout Promise, Cub Scout Motto and the Law of the Pack.”
4Purpose of Cub Scouting Year-round family program designed for boys who are in 1st through 5th grade. Purposes are:1. Character Development 6. Respectful Relationships2. Spiritual Growth 7. Personal Achievement3. Good Citizenship 8. Friendly Service4. Sportsmanship 9. Fun and Adventure5. Family Understanding 10. Preparation for Boy Scouts
5Focus of Pack xxCharacterCitizenshipPhysical Fitness
6Cub Scout Promise I…. (state your name)…. Promise to do my best To do my duty to God and my country.To help other people, andTo obey the Law of the Pack.
7The Law of the Pack The Cub Scout follows Akela. The Cub Scout helps the Pack go.The Pack helps the Cub Scout grow.The Cub Scout gives goodwill.
8Parent’s AgreementI have read the Promise and I want my son to join the pack. I will assist him in observing the policies of the BSA and chartered organization.I will:While he is a Tiger Cub, serve as his adult partner and participate in all meetings and activities.While he is a Cub Scout, help him and approve his Cub Scout advancement.Attend monthly pack meetings and take part in other activities; assist pack leaders as needed.
9Cub Scout Membership Family-centered program. Boys and parents join a Pack. Meets monthly.Assigned to a den (same grade boys). Meets weekly.Parent-led committee runs Pack.
10Cub Scout Pack Organization Have your Chartered Organization Representative at any of your meetings to get the Pack going and make sure he/she is introduced to the parents. This gets your Chartered Organization involved from the very start.
11Program Leadership Program leadership is totally volunteer. Over 3,500 volunteers in Lewis & Clark Council, BSA.Active parental support is needed.“Many hands make light work.”Opportunity to get involved with your son.
12Part of the Lewis & Clark Council, BSA Our pack is part of the Lewis & Clark Council, BSA.Serves over 17,000 young people with a variety of Scouting programs across the county.Camps and facilities include – Camp Joy, Carlyle IL; Camp Vandeventer, Waterloo IL; Camp Warren Levis, Godfrey IL; Camp Sunnen, Potosi, MO.Scout Office – 335 W. Main St., Belleville IL.(618) or
13Who Pays For It? Cub Scouting program is supported by families. $15.00 for annual BSA membership.$12.00 for optional Boy’s Life Magazine.Additional den and pack dues for activities and awards.Additional support of council through Friends of Scouting at first of year.
14Advancement Plan Recognition is important to boys. Advancement plan provides fun for boys.Gives sense of personal achievement.Strengthens family understanding.Opportunity for parents to be involved.Each grade level has its own book.
16Pack Activities & Calendar Upcoming pack events for this year….Pinewood DerbyBlue and Gold BanquetScout-O-RamaDay Camp
17Summer Activities Cub Scouts Webelos Day Camp Resident Camp Use the resources from Council and District to discuss these opportunities if you are not familiar with them. Your district executive is a great resource for a starting pack.
18What’s Next? The cost of joining. Parental involvement in the pack and dens.Separate by age group (Tigers, Wolf, Bear, Webelos) and meet the scouts and parents.Become familiar with den – meeting times, locations, etc.Complete applications (both youth and adult).
19What’s the Cost for Joining? Cub Scout registration – $60*Cub Scout Leader registration – $15Uniforms $60-67**Set your joining fee as you see fit. Different packs handle finances differently. Some have the parents just pay the BSA registration fee and then collect den dues. Some make Boy’s Life mandatory, others make it optional. Some include the dues needed for a year in a single payment or semi-annual payments (i.e., $50/year or two $25 payments in Sep and Feb). The best thing to do is develop a budget and come up with an estimated cost per scout to run the program for a year. Then work with parents to see if that cost will be covered by the parents or offset by fundraising like popcorn sales, etc.* The registration fee includes BSA registration, subscription to Boy’s Life, and covers the cost of materials used during the year** Uniforms may be available from our loan closet
20Tiger Scout Grand Total $59.37 Required Uniform Blue Shirt $22.99 Hat 11.99Scarf 6.00Slide 2.50Belt 9.00Total $52.48Required PatchesCouncil Patch $2.00Troop Numbers 2.00World Crest 1.50Den Numbers 1.39Total $6.89You may need to adjust the cost numbers based on current costs for uniforms, patches, and books. The costs were good as of summer 2008.Grand Total $59.37Tiger Book $4.49
21Wolf Scout Grand Total $59.37 Required Uniform Blue Shirt $22.99 Hat 11.99Scarf 6.00Slide 2.50Belt 9.00Total $52.48Required PatchesCouncil Patch $2.00Troop Numbers 2.00World Crest 1.50Den Numbers 1.39Total $6.89You may need to adjust the cost numbers based on current costs for uniforms, patches, and books. The costs were good as of summer 2008.Grand Total $59.37Wolf Book $6.99
22Bear Scout Grand Total $59.37 Required Uniform Blue Shirt $22.99 Hat 11.99Scarf 6.00Slide 2.50Belt 9.00Total $52.48Required PatchesCouncil Patch $2.00Troop Numbers 2.00World Crest 1.50Den Numbers 1.39Total $6.89Grand Total $59.37Bear Book $6.99
23Webelos Grand Total $66.88 Required Uniform Tan Shirt $25.00 Epaulets 2.00Hat 11.99Scarf 6.00Slide 2.50Belt 9.00Total $56.49Required PatchesCouncil Patch $2.00Troop Numbers 2.00World Crest 1.50Den Numbers 1.39Webelos Colors 3.50Total $10.39Grand Total $66.88Webelos Book $6.99
24Pack OrganizationList your leadership needs. If you have small dens and few leaders you may need to group grade levels.Tiger – one leader is okay since a parent must accompany each scout anyway; an assistant is nice if the leader is not availableWolf – a den leader and assistant are necessary because of the two-deep leadership ruleBear – same as WolfWebelos - a den leader and assistant are necessary because of the two-deep leadership rule; at least one of these leaders need to be willing to camp with the scouts as camping is an integral part of the programDon’t neglect the Pack Committee. You may find adults who are interested in leadership but find hands on activities with scouts outside their comfort zone. Use these organizers to keep the finances and do the big planning for the major activities like Pinewood Derby, Blue and Gold Banquet, etc.
25Pack Organization Where do we need leaders to get started? Cubmaster Tiger Den LeaderWolf Den Leader & AssistantBear Den Leader & AssistantWebelos I & II Leaders & AssistantsCommittee MembersYou may already have leader positions filled. If so, only list those needed to get the program off the ground. You may also want to highlight the need for committee leaders who help with planning for events like the Pinewood Derby, Blue and Gold Banquet, etc.
26Meet Your Den Meet with other parents in your scout’s den Get to know each otherWho can serve as leader? Who can help?If you have scouts in different dens, find which den has the greater need and volunteer there.Make sure you volunteer for something!“Many hands make light work!”
27Fill Out ApplicationPlease open your son’s Cub Scout application and begin completing it.Cub Scout fees to collect tonight include:Application FeeBoy’s Life Magazine (optional)Get your parents to commit. Collecting money is a good sign that your parents are going to continue with the program. If you don’t collect money and applications at the night of your presentation, then set up another meeting time to collect applications and money.
28Fill Out ApplicationPlease open your adult volunteer application and begin completing it.Complete a skills surveyYou’re going to need leaders, so get a commitment out of your parents.Find out what skills they have (who can sew, do woodworking, etc.)Then follow-up to provide training and encouragement to leaders and other volunteers.
29Adult TrainingAll adult leaders need to take the following training, all available online atYouth Protection TrainingThis Is ScoutingCub Scout Leader Fast Start
30Help and SupportCouncil website, provides links to:District RoundtableProgram HelpsNew Den Leader KitCouncil Calendar
31Thank You For joining the Cub Scouting program. For agreeing to work with your son in his den and with his advancement program.For supporting the pack and their activities.For turning in your application forms and fees.