Scouting: All About Cub Scout Knot Tying

Look wide, and even when you think you are looking wide – look wider still. Lord Robert Baden-Powell I firmly believe that there are opportunities within the existing Scouting program that, no matter how impeccably mapped out, can always use a little injection of fun or maybe a slightly different perspective. Most of us areContinue reading “Scouting: All About Cub Scout Knot Tying”

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”

Room Parent Survival: The Basics

Whatever we accomplish belongs to our entire group, a tribute to our combined effort.– Walt Disney It’s true, people, we are in this thing together so we may as well learn from one another. This is my 9th straight year serving in the role of Room Parent in my kids classrooms and, since the youngestContinue reading “Room Parent Survival: The Basics”

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”