Presentation on theme: "Cub Scouting Program Changes"— Presentation transcript:
1 Cub Scouting Program Changes 4/17/2017Cub Scouting Program ChangesMike Packard; Committee Chair, Pack 257
2 Design Objectives… Program Design Den-Based Advancement Model 4/17/2017Design Objectives…Program DesignDen-Based Advancement ModelReduce Program ComplexityEnhance the Program with Fun & ActionMore Purposeful Alignment with Mission & Aims
3 4/17/2017One Oath & LawAdopt 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.
4 Updated Advancement Model 4/17/2017Updated Advancement ModelRank Advancement Thru “Adventures”To earn rank, complete seven adventures (6 defined / 1 elective)Includes a family-based “Duty to God” adventureAdventures:Interdisciplinary, theme-based experiencesTakes about 3 den meetings to earn each adventureImmediate recognition after each adventure (belt loops / pins)
5 More Choice for Webelos… 4/17/2017More Choice for Webelos…RankDefined AdventuresElectiveAdventuresAdventure Recognition DeviceTiger61Belt LoopsWolfBearWebelos52PinsArrow of Light437 Adventures = Rank AdvancementMore choice as boys age (fewer defined)Sets the stage for the freedom of choice with merit badgesTiger/Wolf/Bear = Belt LoopsWebelos/AOL = Pins
7 Directly to Arrow of Light… 4/17/2017Directly to Arrow of Light…No longer earn Webelos rank before Arrow of Light:When joining in the 5th 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 programKeeps the boy engaged with his peers – greater likelihood to stay in the programBobcat is still required
8 Academic & Sports Program Retired 4/17/2017Academic & Sports Program RetiredRetirement 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 didn’t support the mission and aims of the programDID take the fun activities that supported the program and carried them over as appropriate within the new adventures
26 Rationale for Adventure Takeaways For Cub Scouts 4/17/2017Rationale for AdventureTakeaways For Cub ScoutsRequirement ListingPlanning and Implementation notes to Den Leaders
27 Meeting Plans Clear and Complete Meeting Plan Gathering Opening 4/17/2017Meeting PlansClear and Complete Meeting PlanGatheringOpeningTalk TimeActivitiesExplanationStep-by-step instructionsClosingAfter the Meeting
28 Meeting Resources All meeting resources follow the meeting plan. 4/17/2017Meeting ResourcesAll meeting resources follow the meeting plan.Everything in one book.
29 Den Leader Resources 4/17/2017 There will be a separate Den Leader Guide for each rank.
30 Program TransitionConverting to the New Program
31 Program Transition Current program – active until May 31, 2015 4/17/2017Program TransitionCurrent program – active until May 31, 2015All advancement until that date will use the current materialsUpdated program – active on June 1, 2015Handbooks/Den Leader Guides in Scout Shops – May 1, 2015
32 Webelos to Arrow of Light 4/17/2017Webelos to Arrow of LightMay 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 adventuresTo satisfy the 3 electives, they may utilize either the new adventure electives or electives earned under the current program (that weren’t already used to fulfill Webelos rank requirement)Boys Earning Their Webelos Badge Prior to June 1, 2015
33 Summary of Changes NOT Changing Family focus Ages (or genders) 4/17/2017Summary of ChangesNOT ChangingFamily focusAges (or genders)Bobcat still first rank earnedRanksDen/pack meeting structuresOutdoor program emphasisDelivery modelCHANGINGMovement to Scout Oath & Law“Tiger Cub” becomes “Tiger” (new image)Arrow of Light no longer requires earning WebelosMore activeMore aligned with Aims/MissionSimplified AdvancementAcademics and Sports program retired, but many woven into new adventuresCurrent immediate/elective recognition devices replaced with Adventure Loops
35 Resources Help your leaders prepare! 4/17/2017ResourcesHelp your leaders prepare!- especially FAQs
36 Execution Pack 257 Execution Plan: Key leaders attended training. 4/17/2017ExecutionPack 257 Execution Plan:Key leaders attended training.Discussed the new changes with scout parents at a Pack Meeting.Pre-ordering literature.Communicate to Pack via during the summer months.Make sure den leaders have the information in hand during summer to review – one hour a week.Webelos 1 Den will continue with current program.
37 4/17/2017So with that, I am happy to take any questions you might have.Questions?[Conclude after Q&A.]Any Questions?