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Tagged With: Blue and Gold

Five Ways to Help Webelos Transition to Boy Scouts

Our Blue and Gold Banquet is next week, and that has me thinking about the Webelos to Scout transition. There is quite a bit of difference between the Cub Scout program and the Boy Scout program (or at least there should be) and often Scouts struggle with the the change as they leave Cub Scouting … Continue reading »

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Arrow of Light, Crossover, and out the door!

Last week was our pack’s Blue and Gold Banquet, a wonderful evening of food and ceremony where we awarded the Arrow of Light to fifteen scouts. After awarding the AOL, just has been done for years in our pack, we crossed the boys over into Boy Scouts where they were received by three different troops … Continue reading »

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Building a Better Pack Meeting

As promised in the last post (long ago), I wanted to mention some of the things covered in the The Strictly for Cubmasters class during Week 7 at Philmont Training Center. I know it has been a while, but for some reason I never hit the “publish” button on this one. Hopefully there are some … Continue reading »

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Days 40 and 41: Storing Pack Stuff

I often wonder how other Cub Scout Packs handle all the stuff that collects. Where do you store your pinewood derby track? What about your catapult? Or even your “Wheel of Fortune“? The Cubmaster’s garage seems to be a common response. I feel fortunate that our pack has a storage unit just down the road … Continue reading »

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Day 32: The Virtual Cubmaster

How did people run packs before e-mail? For that matter, how did they do it before text messages, cell phones, the internet, and social media? Case in point: a few days ago I got an e-mail (on my phone) from one of our Den Leaders. It said “I think the Tiger Picnic is scheduled for … Continue reading »

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Day 13: Looking Ahead

Maybe it is just that we had our Blue and Gold yesterday. Maybe it is because the previous Cubmaster has left the pack as his son crossed over to Boy Scouts. Maybe it has nothing to do with any of that. But the fact remains I have spent a lot of time today thinking about … Continue reading »

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Day 12: The Big Show

Doing something for Scouting wasn’t an issue today. Finding something that was done today that wasn’t for Scouting might be a bit more of a challenge. Blue and Gold was a lot of fun. We had a cake decorating contest, a magician for the awards and crossover, some silly awards for the leaders that are … Continue reading »

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Day 11: Scout Errands

As the man says, I’ve been everywhere. All over the geography of this city of ours. Today I spent a lot of time in my car for scouting. There were a lot of small things I had to get done in preparation for the Blue and Gold Banquet tomorrow. Among other things, today I: Spent … Continue reading »

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Day 10: Starting at the Trailhead

After yesterday’s post about removing 15% of our pack’s membership from the active roster, something happened that reminded me that Cub Scouts is a journey, and while some are heading off to a different trail, there are others that are just now joining us. I got an e-mail from a parent that basically said: Hi! … Continue reading »

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Day 9: Moving On

Today the membership in my Pack suddenly dropped fifteen percent. I also lost three adult volunteer leaders. It wasn’t some big drama filled blow up within the Pack, it was just me “graduating” the entire den of 2nd year Webelos to Boy Scouts in the Packmaster records software. After Blue and Gold there is a … Continue reading »

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