Tag Archives: Cub Scouts

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. […]

By Annaleis Smith
Apr 05, 2016

Cub Scout Purposes – Respectful Relationships

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 discuss the concept of Respectful Relationships – (Click on links below to read about the other purpose of […]

By Annaleis Smith
Mar 29, 2016

Cub Scout Purposes – Personal Achievement

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 discuss the concept of Personal Achievement – (Click on links below to read about the other purpose of Cub […]

By Annaleis Smith
Feb 09, 2016

Cub Scout Purposes – Character Development

 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 talk about Character Development. (Click on any links below to read about the others – added as posted) Purposes of Cub […]

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
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 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 […]