This is an update to an earlier post, with direct links and information to the upcoming Cub Scout changes.
For the last several years, the Boy Scouts of America has been pursuing a strategic, national plan on how to update the Cub Scout program. In late 2009 volunteers met with national BSA staff and leaders in the field of child development to discuss “What Today’s Youth Want and Need”.
From that kickoff meeting, the BSA has been designing the changes to the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing programs. Starting on June 1st, 2015, the Cub Scouts will begin to implement these changes and transition to a program designed around these core desired outcomes:
- More Cub Scouts being active/having fun
- Improved Webelos transition/retention
- Simplified advancement
- Improved connection to mission and aims
While Cub Scout leaders (our Pack and Den leadership) need to be most familiar with the upcoming changes, everyone with an interest is invited to learn more about them. In January the BSA held a series of webcasts to outline the changes, and these webcasts are available on the web for anyone interested. We’ve highlighted some specific information below, but all of the information is available on the BSA program updates page at http://www.scouting.org/Home/programupdates.aspx
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