Tag Archives: Cub Scouting

By Annaleis Smith
Sep 08, 2015

What is a Unit Commissioner?

What is a Unit Commissioner?  I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked that over the past 10 years.  The question is most likely to come up at roundtable as I am teaching something and in the process I say something like “and your Unit Commissioner can help you…”.  Inevitably someone will […]

By Annaleis Smith
Aug 11, 2015

Cub Scouting in the LDS Church—What’s the difference?

Have you ever wondered what is different about Cub Scouting in the LDS Church and Cub Scouting in a traditional unit (often called Community Units)?  I recently came upon a list that I had found and saved on my computer over 10 years ago.  I have updated it a little to align with current policies. […]

By Annaleis Smith
Jun 02, 2015

LDS Cub Scouts CAN go camping!

In the new Cub Scout program there are required adventures for all ranks that center around the idea of learning to camp.  The boys are required to participate in a campfire program, learn about the Leave no Trace principles, the outdoor code and more.  But wait… as per the “Green Scouting Handbook”, (page 4 section […]

By Annaleis Smith
Apr 14, 2015

Cub Scouting and Service

Cub Scouting and Service.  Hopefully those are words that go together often.  Cub Scouts are taught that it’s good to give service and in the new Cub Scout program that is even more emphasized. In another article about Cub Scouting and Faith in God, my friend Julia wrote about how well the new program ties […]

By Annaleis Smith
Mar 24, 2015

Cub Scouting and Faith in God

*Update (Jan 2017) – The modifications made to the Cub Scout program on Nov. 30, 2016, do affect the Duty to God adventures and the earning of the Religious emblem: PREVIOUSLY – Any boy could earn the religious emblem by completing the items in the Faith in God booklet marked with the square knot emblem. However, […]

By Annaleis Smith
Mar 17, 2015

Program Updates Gets an Update!

Last week a number of documents were updated on the Program Updates page.  All the Cub Scout information moved to the top of the page, instead of some being at the top and some being partway down the page.  This makes thing easier to find. Yea!  I’d like to give you a quick run down of […]

By Annaleis Smith
Mar 03, 2015

Key to Cub Scout Transition is Planning!

Planning for the new Cub Scout program just might be the key to transitioning smoothly from the old (current) Cub Scout program into the new.   While talking with many of you over the past few months at Roundtables, Cub Scout leader Pow Wows and most recently at University of Scouting, there still tends to […]