Cub Scouting
Program Change
Overview
Cub Scouts TIMELINE 1930-2014
1930’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.”
Cub Scouts TIMELINE 1930-2014
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Leadership Position –
Boy Scout Den Chief
• Women in Scouting –
Den Mother
Cub Scouts TIMELINE 1930-2014
1940s
1950s
•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
•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.
Cub Scouts TIMELINE 1930-2014
1960s
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Cub Scouting undergoes
thorough revision for greater
advancement opportunities
New Webelos program
Goodbye Lion rank
Cub Scout Day Camp
1970s
•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
Cub Scouts TIMELINE 1930-2014
1980s
1990s
•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
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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
Cub Scouts TIMELINE 1930-2014
2000s
• Pack Family Camping
• Cub Scout Outdoor
Activity Award
• Character Connections/Core Values
•Tiger Cub becomes a rank
•Tiger Cub 1st handbook, blue shirt
• Age appropriate guidelines for LNT and LNT award
• Good Turn for America
Cub Scouts TIMELINE 1930-2014
2010-2014
• 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
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.
Who–Why–What & Where
Who & Why
Dynamic and Relevant Program
The BSA’s programs match what today’s youth
both want and need.
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.
411 Task Force Structure
Chair
Russ Hunsaker
Character
Citizenship
Personal Fitness
Outdoor Skills …
Leadership Devl.
Advancement
Betsy Eubanks
Al Patrick
Scott Armstrong
John Savage
Brad Smith
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
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
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
What
New Program
Design
Cub Scout Program Design Objectives
Desire To
Reduce
Complexity
Den-based
Advancement
Model
Opportunity To
Enhance Fun
w/ Academics
& Sports Pgrm
Program
Design
More
Purposeful
Alignment with
Mission & Aims
Organizing Principle – Design for
All Cub Scout Ranks
Character
Development
Leadership &
Participatory
Life Skills
Citizenship
Outdoor Skills
Personal
& Awareness
Fitness
Desired Outcomes for Each Area
New Program
Development
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
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
How does rank structure differ?
Rank
# Defined
Adventures
# Elective
Adventure(s) of
Choice
Adventure
Recognition Device
Tiger
6
1
Adventure
Belt Loops
Wolf
6
1
Adventure
Belt Loops
Bear
6
1
Adventure
Belt Loops
Webelos
5
2
Adventure Pins
Arrow of Light
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3
Adventure Pins
Example- “Webelos Walkabout”
Program Development
Recognition Devices:
• Adventure belt loop for Tiger, Wolf, and Bear
• Adventure Pins for Webelos and Arrow of Light
Tiger Required
Tiger Electives
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Wolf Required
Wolf Electives
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Bear Required
Bear Electives
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Webelos Required
Arrow of Light Required
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Webelos &
Arrow of Light
Shared Electives
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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
Cub Scout Change Summary
CHANGING
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
•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
Cub Scout Changes:
Big Picture
AIMS REMAIN
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To develop a boy’s character,
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Train him in good citizenship,
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And encourage him to become more fit—physically,
mentally, and morally
Cub Scout Changes:
Big Picture
METHODS REMAIN
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
Where
4/9/2015
Where now for you:
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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
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Where for more information:
National Council
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http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/programupdates.aspx
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Opportunity to receive email updates as a local council ambassador
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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 21-27
Week 8 July 26-August 1
Week 6 July 12-18
Week 9 August 2-8
Training Support
National, Region, Area, and Council Training Support
Overview Presentations
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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/Q2 2015
Webinars proposed for Spring 2015
Program Updates Page Look
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And an even
closer look…
4/9/2015
Youth
Handbook
• Title of
Adventure
• Picture of
Belt Loop
• Actual
Cubs
• “Ethan”
• Inviting
summary
of
adventure
Requirement
Helpful
knowledge
“Snapshot”
Action photos
“Character
Compass”
Signature
Block and end
of each
requirement
section
Den Leader
Guide
“NEW ITEMS”
•Rationale for Adventure
•Takeaways For Cub
Scouts
Requirement
Listing
Notes to Den
Leaders
• Clear and Complete
Meeting Plan
• Gathering
• Opening
• “Talk Time”
• Activities
• Explanation
• Step-by-step
instructions
• Closing
• After the Meeting
• All Meeting Resources
follow the meeting plan
• Everything in one book!
• Sample “paperwork” –
can be copied or
paraphrased as needed
Transitioning to the
June 1, 2015 changes
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Cub Scout Program Transition
Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos
Convert to new program June 1, 2015
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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 6/1/2016.
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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
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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.
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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
www.scouting.org/programupdates
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Some more information
you might like know….
4/9/2015
Today’s Status
Materials
• Handbooks
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Publishing company currently finalizing edits
2 handbooks Spanish translation
Final Manuscript read in October
On schedule for printing and release May 2015.
• Den Leader Guides
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Publishing company currently editing
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
Change. It happens.
It must happen to stay relevant and
dynamic for our youth.
Glad we have Scouters
like you all leading the way!
Questions?
4/9/2015
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Cub Scout Program Change Overview