Cub Scout: Camping Emergency Response Plan And Scout Safety

It’s about that time for Scouts to hit their local camp grounds for all the outdoor adventure (and s’mores) they can stomach! Along with your seasonal camping checklist, consider adding an Emergency Response Plan to your basic camp materials. In another life I worked extensively in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, professional experience I feelContinue reading “Cub Scout: Camping Emergency Response Plan And Scout Safety”

Cub Scouts: Pack and Den Recruitment

Cub Scout Recruitment: 4 Steps for Recruiting New Cub Scouts for Your Pack and/or Den With back-to-school officially under our belts, Scouting recruitment and popcorn fundraisers are kicking off or in full swing! You laid the groundwork over the summer months when your Pack Committee met to discuss and plan your upcoming Year in Scouting,Continue reading “Cub Scouts: Pack and Den Recruitment”

Cub Scouts: Rank Tracking Sheets

Here we are – the beginning of a brand new Year in Scouting! Surely you’ve set goals for your Den and yourself as a Leader (right?) and are excited to kick off the year with fun, engaging, interesting meetings and activities. There’s a leadership motto in Scouting that I need all of you to reciteContinue reading “Cub Scouts: Rank Tracking Sheets”

Cub Scouts Bobcat

5 Tips for Setting-Up New Scouts to Successfully Earn Their First Rank Until the introduction of the Lions program in the last several years, the Bobcat Rank was the very first rank your Scout could earn in the Cub Scouting program. Introduced in 1938, the “Bob Cat pin” was intended to serve as an entry-levelContinue reading “Cub Scouts Bobcat”

Cub Scouts: Den Leader Binder Organization Tips

Sure, I’m a Scouter, but first I’m a nerd. Two of my favorite things are Tolkien and organization, which alone should paint a fairly accurate picture of who it is that’s advising you right now. Do you remember being a kid and getting brand new school supplies? It was exhilarating and took the edge offContinue reading “Cub Scouts: Den Leader Binder Organization Tips”

The Age of Bags: Why my Kavu Mini is a back and life saver!

We are in the age of bags. I have a bag in my coat closet that’s full of other bags. It’s a thing that happens to women when they become mothers because you’re suddenly incapable of schlepping around everybody’s stuff in your purse. At first you start using your baby bag to carry everything forContinue reading “The Age of Bags: Why my Kavu Mini is a back and life saver!”