Tag Archives: Cub Scouting

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 11, 2017

Local Scouting Partners Can Now Choose to Include Girls

Utah National Parks Council, BSA Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously decided to welcome girls into its Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. You can read more […]

By Madison Austin
May 20, 2017

Get Ready For Camp Event – A Success!

At the Utah National Parks Council in Orem, Utah, the yearly “Get Ready for Camp” event brought families and Boy Scouts into the Scout Shop to get ready for a summer of camps.  This yearly event features everything a boy would need to prepare for any of the Boy Scout camps they are heading to. […]

By Annaleis Smith
Apr 25, 2017

Pack Planning with Journey To Excellence

How can a pack use the Journey to Excellence Pack Scorecard to help them plan their program year?  Some leaders think it’s just a reporting tool.  Some may be wondering “What IS Journey to Excellence?” And others know it as JTE. If you would like a little bit of history about the Journey to Excellence, […]

By Annaleis Smith
Mar 07, 2017

Den Chief – How the Troop and Pack Can Help Each Other

The Troop Helps the Pack While the Pack Helps the Troop Senior Patrol Leader. Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. Patrol Leader. Troop Guide.  Den Chief. Historian. OA Rep. Librarian. Quartermaster. Bugler. Scribe. Instructor. Chaplain Aide. Webmaster. Outdoor Ethics Guide. Junior Assistant Scoutmaster.  According to page 420-421 of the current Boy Scout Handbook (13th Edition), these are all […]

By Annaleis Smith
Dec 20, 2016

Benefits of Cub Scouting

I was looking for something totally unrelated to this topic on the BSA website and came across a page titled “The Benefits of Cub Scouting”. I thought there were some really good points made. Since I hadn’t seen this before (or at least I don’t remember it), I thought maybe some of you would enjoy […]

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
Oct 25, 2016

Six Pillars of Cub Scouting

The Six Pillars of Scouting are not new to anyone who has read this blog for very long. I’ve also heard them called the “Six Pillars of Being Prepared” or “Why Scouting Matters.” I think I first read them back in 2014. I liked them, but… I am a Cub Scout leader and didn’t feel they really […]

By Darryl Alder
Sep 27, 2016

How Can We Involve Families in Cub Scouting?

Cub Scouting is different from soccer or 4-H in that it emphasizes a family connection that features parents as Akela, or the leader of the pack. As such, there needs to be a special partnership between the Wolf and Bear Scout and an adult partner, no matter if it is mom and dad, mom or dad, stepparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or any […]

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 Annaleis Smith
Aug 15, 2016

Commissioner College is…

What is Commissioner College? Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow is a full day of training specifically for Cub Scout leaders and the University of Scouting is a full day of training with classes specifically for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity and Venturing leaders.  A College of Commissioner Science or Commissioner College is a full day of […]

By Annaleis Smith
Aug 09, 2016

Pack Committee – Why Every LDS Ward Should Have One

Does your pack/ward have a pack committee? When teaching about the pack committee I often ask this question.  In my experience, too many answer no to that question. In my many years of teaching at roundtable, I have often heard “We don’t have a committee,” to which I usually answer “You DO have a committee or […]

By Annaleis Smith
Aug 02, 2016

Lions coming to Utah Valley!

I previously reported that Tigers had been seen in the Utah National Parks Council—well here come the Lions! Lions and Tigers and Bears—Oh My! Lions and Bobcats and Tigers and Wolves and Bears and Webelos—Oh My!  That’s right; the BSA has a new addition to the lineup of Cub Scout dens. The Lion program was […]