Tag Archives: Cub Scouts

By Michelle Carpenter
May 06, 2017

3D Printing: A New Take on an Old Derby Tradition

  The moment is epic and traditional—wooden, carefully painted cars glide down the track, the hopes of a young boy mounted on fast rolling wheels.   But, traditions change, and it’s okay.   With developing technology, shaping a car from wood is simply not the only option. Before everyone gets mad and screams at me […]

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 Michelle Carpenter
Apr 04, 2017

10 Things the New Primary President Should Know about Cub Scouts

Being primary president  might be overwhelming. Not only do dozens of little smiling faces rely on you for spiritual guidance, but you’re also supposed to reach out to families as part of the ward council . You train leaders and recommend people for callings. Also, you oversee records and budgets. On top of all that, […]

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 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 Susan Cheever
Aug 08, 2016

Partner and Pal Campout for Cub Scouts and Family Sept 9th-10th

Looking for a great inexpensive family activity that takes you outdoors and away from technology and other distractions? Join us September 9–10 at Camp Jeremiah Johnson for the Partner and Pal Camp-out. Register for this event here! Parents and children will participate together in Boats, archery, shooting BB guns, fishing, and climbing a bouldering wall. […]

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 […]

By Maloree Anderson
Jul 25, 2016

Cub Scouts with Special Needs

During the 2016 University of Scouting, I attended a class that focused on Cub Scouting with special needs. The class was taught by Deann Torsak, whose son has high functioning autism (Aspergers). She introduces herself as someone who does not have any formal special needs training through education; she does, however, have experience through co-managing a special […]

By Annaleis Smith
Jul 12, 2016

Cub Scout Purposes – Sportsmanship and Fitness

Cub Scout Purposes – In a continuing series we are taking a look at some of the reasons WHY Cub Scouting is important and relevant as well as HOW we achieve those purposes. This week’s article will be about Sportsmanship and Fitness – (Click on links below to read about the other purpose of Cub […]

By Maloree Anderson
Jun 28, 2016

What’s a Cub Scout Day Camp Like?

Cub Scout day camp? More like the wild, wild west! Cub Scouts gathered together at the American Fork Amphitheater this summer to engage in western-themed activities, each enriched with skill learning and adventure. The shady trees, lush green grass, and wonderful summer weather made the perfect spot to host a day camp. Participants could weave […]

By Annaleis Smith
Apr 12, 2016

Cub Scout Purposes – Friendly Service

Cub Scout Purposes – In a continuing series we are taking a look at some of the reasons WHY Cub Scouting is important and relevant as well as HOW we achieve those purposes. This week’s article will be about Friendly Service – (Click on links below to read about the other purpose of Cub Scouting) 1. […]