Tag Archives: Cub Scout Advancement

By Darryl Alder
Feb 14, 2017

Program Modifications Increase Advancement Flexibility

In June 2015, the Cub Scout program had many changes that naturally had an effect of Cub Scout Advancement. The Cub Scout Adventures were introduced to provide a new generation of Cub Scouts fun and adventure while growing through the aims and values of Scouting. Now year into the new program, BSA has taken recommendations from the field to make […]

By Annaleis Smith
Dec 13, 2016

New Cub Scout Program Modifications – What you need to know

On November 30, 2016, BSA released a document on scouting.org/programupdates which outline some modifications to the Cub Scout program based on feedback from the first year of program use. (The Cub Scout program received a major overhaul and design changes released in 2015.) This article is designed to “jump-start” your understanding of the top 6 […]

By Annaleis Smith
Aug 23, 2016

Mechanics of Advancement in Cub Scouting

This article will take a quick look at the mechanics of advancement in Cub Scouting. Think of it as “How-To Advance in Cub Scouting.” Most of the information was taken directly from the BSA’s Guide to Advancement.  I have added a few notes and re-worded a few things. I hope this will help you understand the basics of how a […]

By Annaleis Smith
Aug 16, 2016

BSA Parent’s Guide to Youth Protection

Youth Protection – How To Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide. That’s the name of the 23-page booklet in the front of every boy’s handbook (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos and Boy Scout). Each rank has a specific requirement for the boys to complete the exercises listed therein with their parents. There are two versions […]

By Darryl Alder
Jun 21, 2016

The Pack Committee Advancement Coordinator

As the pack advancement coordinator,  your job is to help boys move through the ranks of Cub Scouting and transition into your ward’s Boy Scout troop. In this position you will: Need to have a working knowledge of the Cub Scout advancement plan. Help plan and conduct induction and advancement recognition ceremonies, coordinating as needed with the Webelos […]

By Darryl Alder
Jan 19, 2016

Pack Committee Challenge Part 1: Getting Started

You can read other parts of this blog series here: Part 2: The Pack Committee Part 3: Planning Your Pack’s Annual Program Budget Part 4: Pack Program Planning Part 5: Unit Leadership Enhancements This first part of the position-specific course for Cub Scout pack committee members includes the following: How to Take an Online Training […]