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SCOUT LEADER RESOURCES AND LINKS

ALL LEADERS Pack Leaders Troop Leaders
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Get The New TOUR PLAN Here 

Used for all Unit trips.  Replaces the Local and National Tour Permits.

 
 

 BSA Health Form

This form is required for all BSA activities.   


Advancement Report

This form is required at the time your unit buys rank badges.
Or visit Internet Advancement on-line.


  
Guide to Safe Scouting: (34416)
The purpose of the Guide to Safe Scouting is to prepare adult leaders to conduct Scouting activities in a safe and prudent manner.

Download the Guide to Safe Scouting [PDF]

Age-Appropriate Guidelines for Scouting Activities (18-260)
Program-specific criteria are designed to assist unit leaders in determining what activities are age-appropriate for their participants.

    

BSA Insignia Guide:

The Boy Scouts of America has always been a uniformed body. Its uniforms help to create a sense of belonging. They symbolize character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Wearing a uniform gives youth and adult members a sense of identification and commitment.

This insignia guide presents detailed information to enable our members to wear the correct complete uniform on all suitable occasions.

 
    
Cub Leader Resources

 


Leader Training Fast Tracks
Advancement Plan
Program Helps,
Monthly Themes
, & Guides
Pack & Den
Forms
Guide to Safe Scouting &
Age Appropriate Guidelines
New Leader Info   Cub Advancement Leader Recognition Unofficial
Cub Links

Training:

Training shows new leaders how to do their jobs and allows for an interchange of ideas with more experienced leaders. Every Cub Scout deserves qualified, trained leaders who will provide the best program possible, the way it is intended. Trained leaders ensure that the goals of Cub Scouting are met. The leadership training program of the Boy Scouts of America provides this information and helps leaders become confident in carrying out their responsibilities.


FAST TRACKS:

FAST TRACKS is a series of den meeting plans (two den meetings per month) designed to be used in conjunction with the youth handbooks. By following the prescribed den meeting plans as written, the boys will fulfill the requirements necessary to earn the badge of rank by early spring.


PROGRAM HELPS:  For your convenience, the current and next month's program helps (from the annual Program Helps publication) can be downloaded from this Web site.

PROGRAM PLANNING RESOURCES:

 
Cub Scout Program Themes
Here's a look ahead at the monthly program themes for Cub Scouting for the next few years.
This brochure was developed to help leaders get a new or reorganized unit off to a great start. This brochure is also available in Spanish.
 
Cub Scout Den Leader Kit (13-134)
The Cub Scout Leader Kit is provided by local councils to Cub Scout leaders in the fall of each year to help them get their units off to a successful start.
Welcome, New Den Leader (13-231)
This brochure provides a quick overview of the Cub Scout program along with helpful information for new leaders.
Program Ideas for Your First Month of Den Meetings (13-232)
If there are any new boys in your Wolf, Bear, or Webelos den, use these program ideas to help them earn their Bobcat badge, which every boy in Cub Scouting must complete.
Annual Pack Budget Plan ("Plan Your Ideal Year of Scouting")
This plan is geared to help you provide funding for you pack's annual program, obtain sufficient resources for activities, and involve the youth members and their families in the planning process.
The Pack's First Three Months (13-010)

  

Cub Scouting Forms

 

En Español

The following forms are available to download as Adobe Acrobat files.

Planners and Checklists

Records/Reports

Uniform Inspection Sheets

For Outings/Events

Unit Awards

Adult Leader Award Progress Records

   

  


CLICK ON HANDBOOKS
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
 
Tiger Cub Handbook: $5.99
Wolf Handbook: $8.99

 
Bear Handbook: $8.99
Webelos Handbook: $8.99

Advancement and Awards

Cub Scout Advancement Trail

On the advancement trail, a Cub Scout progresses from rank to rank, learning new skills as he goes. Each of the ranks and awards in Cub Scouting has its own requirements. As a boy advances through the ranks, the requirements get more challenging, to match the new skills and abilities he has learned as he gets older.

 
Cub Scout Academics and Sports program
 
The Cub Scout Academics and Sports program is a supplemental enrichment program that complements the existing Cub Scout program. The Academics subjects and Sports activities allow boys to learn new techniques, increase scholarship skills, develop sportsmanship, and have fun. Emphasis is on introducing a boy to a sport or academic subject, allowing him to participate in it and encouraging him to do his best. The Academics and Sports program focuses on learning and skill development—not winning. Boys participating in the program will be recognized for enjoying teamwork, developing physical fitness, and discovering and building new talents. The Academics and Sports program encourages a boy to do his best.
 
Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award (13-228)

Tiger Cubs, Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts have the opportunity to earn the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award. Boys may earn the award in each of the program years as long as the requirements are completed each year.
 
Webelos Transition (18-086)

Indicates how a pack and troop can work together to facilitate the boys' transition from Webelos to Boy Scouts.

 

  
 
   
 
 
New Leader Brochures
This series of brochures was designed to provide an at-a-glance orientation for new Cub Scout leaders.
Tiger Cub Den Leader (13-233) [PDF]
Cub Scout Den Leader (13-239) [PDF]
Webelos Den Leader (13-247) [PDF]
Cubmaster (13-237) [PDF]
Pack Committee Member (13-240) [PDF]
 

Cub Leader Recognition:

Recognition awards are available to Cub Scout leaders who complete training, tenure, and performance requirements. These awards are presented by the local council. All of the awards require the completion of Fast Start Training, Basic Leader Training for the position, Youth Protection training, and participation in roundtables or a pow wow or University of Scouting. Click here for more information, including award requirements.

 

 
 
 

  
 

Unnofficial Cub Links:

These resources are NOT official BSA links, but they are quite useful.

(Coming Soon)

 

   
   
   
   
   
   

  


Troop Leader Resources


Troop Forms PROGRAM FEATURES
Vol. 1-3
PROGRAM RESOURCES More Coming Soon
Advancements & Awards Camping Training Links

Troop Forms

Here is a repository of the latest official versions of popular forms available to download:

ADVANCEMENT

AWARDS

ADULT RECOGNITION

MEMBERSHIP

TRAVEL

HEALTH

PROGRAM PLANNING

FINANCE

UNIFORM INSPECTION SHEETS

 


  

Troop Program Features
Vol. I - III

Volume I covers the following program features [Download - PDF]

 

Aquatics
Athletics
Backpacking
Boating/Canoeing
Business
Camping
Citizenship
Communications
Cooking
Cultural Awareness
Emergency Preparedness
Engineering

Volume II covers the following program features [Download - PDF]

 

Environment
First Aid
Fishing
Forestry
 
Health Care
High Adventure
Hiking Special
Hobbies Sports
Leadership
Mechanics
Nature
Orienteering

Volume III covers the following program features [Download - PDF]

 

Physical Fitness
Pioneering
Public Service
Safety
 
Science
Shooting
Cooking
Tracking

Wilderness Survival
Wildlife Management
Winter Camping

Troop Program Resources

Troop Program resources for Scout Troops and Varsity Teams

This Large PDF contains 104 pages of:

 

The Scoutmaster’s Minute 
Games 
Ceremonies 
Interfaith Worship Service
Glossary of Scouting Terms 
Pearls of Wisdom ~ Quotes from BP 
Founders of the BSA 
Forms & Clip Art

      

  

Advancement & Awards

  2008 Requirements for Rank Advancement
Boy Scout Advancement
  1. Introduction [3.6 MB]
  2. History [3.2 MB]
  3. System of Learning [5.2 MB]
  4. Scoutmaster Conferences [6.3 MB]
  5. Advancement Tracking Tool [3.8 MB]
  6. Service Projects [8.3 MB]
  7. Merit Badges [5.2 MB]
  8. Board of Review [3.9 MB]
  9. Court of Honor [5.4 MB]

This is a video overview of the Boy Scout advancement program.  If you experience any difficulties viewing the videos above, download the QuickTime player plug-in, available as a free download from quicktime.apple.com.

 

Merit Badges

(Coming Soon)
   
   

  

CAMPING

Camping

Where to go Camping in the Oregon Trail Council - pdf created by the OA (coming soon)

 

   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

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