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The ABCs Of A Good Den Leader
ATTITUDE - Accent the positive. Attitudes determine effectiveness. BOYS - Remember that the program is for them. "If it's not for the boys, it's for the birds." COMMUNICATION - Help keep ...

A Den Leaders Home Can Be
A Den Leader's home can be the brightest and most attractive place in the heart of a Cub, simply because of the real warm feeling that his friends get inside. ...

Advancement
Advancement! Does your pack receive its due return from the time and money expended on the program? Advancements are your return - your measurement of your overall success. If every ...

Advancement01
Advancement is one of the methods we use to achieve Scouting's aims of character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Everything a Cub Scout does to advance is designed to ...

Annual Pack Program Planning Conference
What is it: An annual meeting of all pack leaders designed to establish the year’s program based on twelve monthly themes and Webelos activity badges, along ...

Answers
There is no limit Their parents or guardians The Webelos Den Leader, with the help of the assistant den leader, Webelos den chief and the parents. The family should ...

Beatitudes For Leaders
BLESSED is the leader who has not sought the high place, but who had been drafted into service because of his ability and willingness to serve. BLESSED is the leader ...

Being Positive
You can give someone positive encouragement and positive feelings about themselves by using positive statements when talking to them. Try them on someone! I like you! I'm glad you're here ...

Boy Behavior Revisions in Progress
How can you take 5-10 boys, between 1st and 4th grades, for one hour a week, teach them something, have them create something, express themselves, enjoy themselves, and ...

Ceremonies
Ceremonies should be an important part of Cub Scouting. Everyone likes to get attention and recognition. Having a den or pack ceremony helps to recognize the boy or boys in ...

Child Abuse Prevention
Child abuse is a fact in our society and matter of great concern for most parents throughout our country. The Boy Scouts of America shares in this concern. One of the ...

Cub Scout Motto
Do Your Best is the Cub Scout motto. It is one of the most important things for the Cub Scout to learn. Often he becomes so interested in winning that ...

Cub Scout Transfers
When a Cub Scout moves away, the pack should do what they can to help him continue in Cub Scouting in his new location. He should be furnished with a ...

Cubmobile Derby
Planning for a Cubmobile Derby should begin several months before the race date. The cars for each derby are built the same. The only difference is you do not use ...

Daisy Daisy
Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do I'm half crazy, oh for the love of you It won't be a stylish marriage I can't afford a carriage But you'll look ...

Den Code Of Conduct
At your first den meeting sit down with the boys and discuss what a den meeting will be like and what you hope to accomplish. Introduce the cubs to the ...

Den Leader Survival Guide
You can be a den leader and enjoy it. You've taken care of your own son for seven or eight years and you're still fairly normal, so adding seven or ...

Discounts and Donations
There are many stores in the Valley that give Scouters a 10-15% discount. They don't advertise the fact; so you have to ask them. Next time you shop for your ...

Elements Of A Good Meeting
Have you ever had the horrible experience of discovering the refrigerator empty after inviting a house full of guests for the evening? Or have you ever been out where the ...

Ethics In Action
Ethics in Action is an activities program for Cub Scouts designed to reinforce the character-building goals that have always been part of the Scout program. These activities encourage Cub Scouts ...

Financing the Pack Who Pays for Scouting
Scouting benefits the boy and his family, the chartered organization, and the whole community. Scouting contributes to the general welfare of all people. Money for the Scouting movement comes from ...

Fishing Derbies
There are two kinds of Cub Scout pack fishing derbies: both are fun for boys and parents. One kind is a partner-and-son fishing trip to a nearby lake or river ...

General Camp Gadgets
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General Stuff
1. ***Always*** have more prepared than you need. Make a lesson plan for your meeting, then add one or two items, just in case. This is much like having a ...

Guidelines For A Leader
Always plan the meeting in advance. Write down your plan and share it with your assistant and Den Chief. Keep the boys occupied at all times; not ...

Has your Den earned the National Den Award
Cub Scouting happens in the den. The National Den Award creates an incentive for a year-round, fun, quality program in the den. The National Den Award may be earned only ...

Hey There CubmasterLook At You
You want to be a good Cubmaster, right? If you didn't, you would not be reading this. So as a good Cubmaster YOU WILL....... Learn to lean - You won't try ...

How Leaders Can Help Den Chiefs
A den chief needs to know what is expected if he is going to give the kind of leadership that really helps adult leaders. In some packs, an assistant Cubmaster ...

How The Cub Scout Program Started
Back in England, Boy Scout troops were being bombarded by younger boys who were eager to become Boy Scouts. In 1914, Baden-Powell began experimenting with a program for younger boys, ...

In Good Company
Learning Disabilities -- How To Survive And Prosper A learning disabled child is a child who has at least an average IQ but has difficulty learning in school. Current statistics ...

Jackknife Safety
A jackknife is an important tool for camping. It is a safe tool when handled carefully. Follow these tips. "Circle of Safety" Each person handling a knife should ...

Knots
Why is it important to learn to tie knots? There are a few people in each generation that just get a kick out of seeing how many of the approximately ...

Leader Training
"An Effective Leader is a TRAINED Leader. A Trained Leader is an EFFECTIVE Leader. The BEST Leaders of the Pack are INFORMED Leaders". How does a Leader become EFFECTIVE, INFORMED, ...

Learning Disabilities How To Survive And Prosper
A learning disabled child is a child who has at least an average IQ but has difficulty learning in school. Current statistics indicate that 6-10% of children in the U.S. ...

Pack Administration
Five Keys to Successful Pack Administration Organization Training Planning Recruitment Communication Pack Organization For detailed job descriptions for each member of the Pack, see Cub Scout Leader Book, Chapter 4. The Chartered Organization ...

Pack Communication
Most packs have a lot of people involved - a lot of people who need to know what is going on, where, and when. Some information needs only to go ...

Pack Derbies
Derbies are some of the most popular and successful special events in Cub Scouting. Like all really successful activities, they require planning and preparation, but their value is fun, strengthening ...

Pack Leaders
Cubmaster The cubmaster need not be an expert in all Cub Scouting activities but should be a leader who is able to deal with adults as well as boys. He or ...

Parent Involvement
Getting parents involved is an essential part but not an easy part of your job as Webelos leader. However, some parents like to camp, some are good at woodworking, some ...

Pinewood Derby01
The Pinewood Derby is probably the most universally popular and successful family project in Cub Scouting. Like all success stories, the Pinewood Derby requires planning and work by the pack ...

Qualities Of A Good Leader
A boss drives people - a leader coaches them. A boss depends on authority - a leader depends on good will. A boss inspires fear - a leader ...

Questions Webelos Scouts Should Ask Each Troop
  Question Ideal Answer Do I know anyone in the Troop? (Possibly) Have I been invited to visit this Troop (Maybe - does not matter) Are any of my friends looking at this Troop (Maybe) HOW large is the ...

Raingutter Regatta
If you have a number of model-boat enthusiasts in your pack then you will want to plan a Raingutter Regatta. Several classes of boats can be raced as long as ...

Recruiting Leaders
The first responsibility of the pack committee is to recruit the best person available for Cubmaster and provide this person with one or more assistants. In the case of an ...

Resources
Where can leaders obtain the materials that are needed for den and pack activities? Who can help provide these materials? How do leaders use what has been obtained? Resources are ...

Safety Awareness
Leaders are responsible for safety while the boys are in their care. Safety rules should be enforced at all times during den/pack meetings and activities.   1. Teach the boys the rules ...

Safety Rules for Outdoor Activities
Always have a first-aid kit handy. If possible, have an adult trained in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) attend pack functions. Remember that adequate leadership ...

Sample Committee Meeting Agenda
Opening: Greeting and introduction of new members or guests - Chairman Minutes: Reports from previous meeting - Secretary Planning: (Next pack meeting - Cubmaster or Chairman) Pre-opening ...

Sample Den Rules
1. Obey the rules2. Bring dues weekly3. Bring your Cub Scout book to every meeting4. Be quiet when the sign is up5. Bring supplies when asked6. Respect other’s property and ...

School Night for Cub Scouting
School Night is a concerted effort, usually led by the council membership committee in May, September, or October each year in the school systems (private, parochial, and public). One evening ...

Scouting Is For ALL Boys
Advancement Policies and Procedures for Youth Members with Disabilities The following information is taken from the Advancement Policies and Procedures Committee Guide (Boy Scouts of America, 1996 printing of 1994 ...

Scouting is Outing
The outdoor program runs like a thread through the Scouting program: Cub Scouts are introduced to the outdoors through den and pack activities and Wolf and Bear ...

Scouting Language
Achievement - The name given to a major requirement in the Cub Scout program. There are 12 achievements for the Wolf rank and 24 achievements for the Bear rank. Activity Badge ...

Space Derby01
Cub Scouts will find the Space Derby exciting. They blast off with models of miniature "rockets" propeller-driven and powered by three rubber bands that travel along a heavy monofilament fishing ...

Space Derby02
Human beings are always working toward goals, either consciously or subconsciously. The skillful use of this built-in capability is one of the characteristics of an effective leader. A person who ...

Stress Test
Relatives that have been dead for years come visit you and suggest that you should get some rest. You can achieve a "Runner's High" by sitting ...

Teamwork
In Cub Scouting none of us can successfully carry out our responsibilities alone. Teamwork in Cub Scouting means planning, leading, and evaluating the program with the help of others. This ...

Ten Commandments Of Good Listening
STOP TALKING - You cannot listen while you are talking. Polonius said: "Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice." PUT THE SPEAKER AT EASE ...

Ten Steps for Effective Leadership
Learn from your mistakes. Exercise self-control. Always be considerate. Do the best you can. Encourage others often. Respect the rights of others. Shoulder your responsibility. Have ...

The Charter Organization
The Charter Organization Representative, as liaison between the pack and chartered organization, helps to bring the two groups together and establish and maintain a good relationship. Maintaining the relationship is ...

The Den Chief
What is a Den Chief? The den chief is an older Boy Scout selected by the Scoutmaster in cooperation with the Cubmaster. He may be of any age or rank, ...

The District Council Region National
The District A district is made up of several packs and troops. The purpose of your district is to work with chartered organizations to organize and support successful units. Part of ...

The Good Den Leader
Serves a full year term. Has a friendly attitude...The den is like one happy family. Has consideration for the individual...A cub is never embarrassed in front of his ...

The History Of Scouting
In 1910, newspapers featured Model T Fords chugging along rutted roads at 8 miles an hour; Detroit's center fielder, Ty Cobb, batting .385; and Tom Swift hitting the book market ...

The Lone Scout
In many councils there are boys who, because they live in isolated rural areas or because of severe handicaps, cannot take part in the regular Cub Scout program. These boys ...

The Pack Meeting
There are several elements of a successful pack meeting. The most important thing to remember is that the pack meeting is for the BOYS. Cub Scouting is THEIR program... not ...

The Scout Uniform 2
The Boy Scouts of America has always been a uniformed body. There are many reasons for this. One reason stands out above all the rest. We wear the uniform because ...

Theme Midway Advice on Games
On a cold winter den meeting night, you might try some of these ideas to keep the boys warm and dry. At www.printactivities.com, you can print out a variety of ...

Tips For The New Cubmaster
The best (and funniest) advice I ever received on being a Cubmaster was: "You're nine. Think like it. Act like it."   While a great method, and a valuable planning tool, this ...

Training
One of the first questions that new leaders ask is: "What am I supposed to do?" But an equally important question in the mind of new leaders is "How do ...

Training for Unit Committee
Many of us as a child, learned the string game " The Cat's Cradle"   Here two people with a string knotting the two ends to form a circle pass it back ...

Turn your Webelos into Boy Scouts
1. Start early with your program for the first year boys to get all of them to Arrow Of Light (A.O.L.). 2. Do not wait for September to start ...

Understanding Boys
To a boy, Scouting is a game, a magnificent game, full of play and full of laughter, keeping him busy, keeping him happy. A boy becomes a Cub Scout for ...

Webelos Advancement
The Webelos Scout advancement plan has three parts. The Webelos badge, the 20 activity badges, and the Arrow of Light. As soon as a boy joins the Webelos den he begins ...

Webelos Outdoor Leader Quiz
How many Webelos parent-son overnight campouts are permitted in a year? Who is responsible for the Webelos Scouts on the overnight? Who is responsible for the ...

Webelos Outdoor QuizAnswers
There is no limit Their parents or guardians The Webelos Den Leader, with the help of the assistant den leader, Webelos den chief and the parents. The family should ...

What Is Leadership
In Cub Scouting, leadership is working with boys and their families, improving the life of your community by enriching the lives of families who live in it. You will be ...

What the Advancement Program does For the Boy
A boy's experience with achievements, electives, and activity badges will do more than help build his self-reliance. It will also help him discover that he is now old enough to ...

Whos Who In The District The Key Three
District Executive The District Executive is your best Scouting friend and counselor and is a full-time professional in the district. He or she is employed by the council and works under ...

You And Scouting
Scouting is an association of boys, young men and women, and of volunteer leaders like yourself. The purpose of Scouting is to help boys grow, by involvement in many experiences, ...

You and the Boys
Your responsibilities to boys are to: Respect their rights as individuals and to treat them as such. See that they find in Cub Scouting the stimulation, fun, and adventure they expected ...

You Ask What IS Roundtable
Cub Scout leader roundtables are held monthly on a district basis. Den and pack leaders join for fun and fellowship while learning new tricks, stunts, games crafts, ceremonies, songs, and ...

Young Athletes Bill Of Rights
Cub Scout athletes are all protected by a bill of rights. This has been prepared by physical education experts and should be an integral part of your pack program. The ...



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