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Tagged With: Webelos to Scout Transition

Starting a new troop: the delusional beginning

You may not know it yet but last Monday night was historic. In the community room of our local REI a group of interested Scouts, former-Scouts, never-been-Scouts, and their parents met up with some of the adults that decided to start a new troop in our area. We talked for a little while about the … Continue reading »

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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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A Training Vacation

One of my Wood Badge ticket items is to attend a training course for Cubmasters that goes beyond what is covered in the Position-specific training. The second part of that ticket item is to bring back something I learned and implement it in my pack. It was part of the same quest that brought me … Continue reading »

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Days 34, 35, and 36: You’re the next contestant

After the Wood Badge meeting, I spent the next three days getting ready for our pack meeting. Many months ago I thought it would be fun to do a scouts vs. parents trivia game for the pack meeting, and call it “Are You Smarter Than a Cub Scout?”. Originally it was just to provide a … 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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