Cub Scout Pack 1776
19Jan/15

New Cub Scout Program Video

If you missed the webcast on January 17th, the recording is available below. Check out some interesting Cub Scout history and preview the new program launching in June 2015:

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9Jan/15

Changes Coming to the Cub Scouting Program – January 17 Webcasts


A new Cub Scouting program that will be more fun and exciting for boys and easier to implement for unit leaders, will be launching June 1, 2015.

To ensure you are ready to make the transition, a number of webcasts will be hosted on January 17 to outline the coming changes, how to prepare, and when resources will be available.

Cubmaster Webcasts
Saturday, January 17, at 8 a.m. (Central), or
Saturday, January 17, at 3 p.m. (Central)

Den Leader Webcasts
Saturday, January 17, at 9:30 a.m. (Central), or
Saturday, January 17, at 4:30 p.m. (Central)

Although the content will be geared to the roles listed, anyone with an interest in learning about the new Cub Scouting program is welcome to attend.  The sessions will be recorded for later viewing.

It’s easy to attend! Just navigate your Internet browser to www.livestream.com/bsanationalcouncil and you are ready to view the webcast!

As always, for more information on the new Cub Scouting program, please go to www.scouting.org/programupdates.

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1Nov/14

Read, Write and Win Amazon Gift Cards!

From Boys' Life website:

Write a one-page report titled “The Best Book I Read This Year” and enter it in the Boys’ Life 2014 “Say Yes to Reading!” contest.

The book can be fiction or nonfiction. But the report has to be in your own words — 500 words tops. Enter in one of these three age categories:

8 years old and younger
9 and 10 years old
11 years old and older

First-place winners in each age category will receive a $100 gift card from Amazon.com. Second-place winners will receive a $75 gift card; third-place winners, a $50 gift card.

Everyone who enters will get a free patch like the one on this page. (And, yes, the patch is a temporary insignia, so it can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform shirt, on the right pocket. Proudly display it there or anywhere!) In coming years, you’ll have the opportunity to earn different patches.

The contest is open to all Boys’ Life readers. Be sure to include your name, address, age and grade in school on the entry.

Send your report, along with a business-size, self-addressed, stamped envelope, to:

Boys’ Life Reading Contest
S306
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079

Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2014 and must include entry information and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Click here to read the winning essays in the 2013 contest.

17Feb/14

Friends of Scouting Video


For more information, please contact your District Friends of Scouting Chair, or the Finance Director.

Many corporations match gifts made by their employees to the Boy Scouts. Some companies even give financial contributions on behalf of the time you give as a volunteer. Check the Matching Gifts section to see if your corporation is on the list.

20Sep/13

New Outdoor Ethics Awareness and Action Awards Program

Cub Scouts and leaders interested in learning more about outdoor ethics and Leave No Trace should begin by exploring the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award.

Guided by the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace, millions of Scouts have enhanced their awareness of the natural world around them, minimizing impact to the land. For Scouts who have a deep interest in the outdoors, nature, and the environment, Scouting’s outdoor ethics will give you an ever-deeper appreciation of the richness of the land and how we fit into it. If you are prepared to venture down the path of really becoming aware of your surroundings, of building the skills that will allow you to leave no trace on the land, then the Outdoor Ethics Awareness and Action Awards are for you.

Click here for details.

21Aug/13

Make Time for Scouting

Are you wondering if your son should join the Cub Scouts or a sports team? Maybe this video would help.

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14Aug/13

Are you in the loop?

From Pacific Skyline Council ...

Cub Scouts! Earn a Belt Loop Every Month at the Foster City Scout Shop!

Every third Saturday of the month the Peninsula Scout Shop (1150 Chess Dr., Foster City) offers a free belt loop class for Cub Scouts. Subscribe to the council mailing list or keep an eye on the Activities page at www.pacsky.org.

Earn the Map & Compass belt loop and pin this weekend. This is a no-cost, 2-hour class held this Saturday at 10:00am & again at 1:00pm. Class size is limited, please call (650) 358.0588 to reserve your spot. Peninsula Scout Shop, 1150 Chess Dr., Foster City. PLEASE BRING A COMPASS!

Find out more about the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program here.

 

7Aug/13

Free Snake Bite Poster

The American Association of Poison Control Centers would like to offer its new poster on snake bite safety to Scouts and Scouters free of charge. The poster features information about what to do, and what not to do, in the event of a snake bite as well as information on how to identify venomous snakes. It also features a map of the United States that shows where venomous snakes live and information about the poison help line.

The poster is 18 inches by 24 inches in size. If you would like to order posters, please email posters@aapcc.org with the number of posters you would like and your mailing information.

In the spirit of KNOW risk vs. NO risk, we can all take a tip from the Boy Scout Handbook: “Being able to identify venomous snakes is a good first step toward staying safe where they live.  If you leave snakes alone, they are likely to avoid you, too. Use a hiking stick to poke among stones and brush ahead of you when you walk through areas where snakes are common. Be careful where you put your hands as you collect firewood or climb over rocks and logs.”

Note: Image shown is a proof. Please e-mail posters@aapcc.org to receive copies of the official poster.

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31May/13

Scouting Research Panel

Would you like to give feedback regarding new Scouting programs and proposed changes to existing Scouting programs? If you are a youth member 14 years of age or older, a volunteer, or a parent of a Cub Scout or Boy Scout, click on the link below to become a member of a Scouting research panel and receive surveys (no more than three per year) on a variety of topics related to potential Scouting programs:

www.scouting.org/about/research/ResearchPanel.aspx

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23May/13

Boy Scouts of America: Membership Resolution

Boy Scouts of America
National Statement

For 103 years, the Boy Scouts of America has been a part of the fabric of this nation, with a focus on working together to deliver the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training.

Based on growing input from within the Scouting family, the BSA leadership chose to conduct an additional review of the organization's long-standing membership policy and its impact on Scouting's mission. This review created an outpouring of feedback from the Scouting family and the American public, from both those who agree with the current policy and those who support a change.

Today, following this review, the most comprehensive listening exercise in Scouting's history the approximate 1,400 voting members of the Boy Scouts of America's National Council approved a resolution to remove the restriction denying membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation alone. The resolution also reinforces that Scouting is a youth program, and any sexual conduct, whether heterosexual or homosexual, by youth of Scouting age is contrary to the virtues of Scouting. A change to the current membership policy for adult leaders was not under consideration; thus, the policy for adults remains in place. The BSA thanks all the national voting members who participated in this process and vote.

This policy change is effective Jan. 1, 2014, allowing the Boy Scouts of America the transition time needed to communicate and implement this policy to its approximately 116,000 Scouting units.

The Boy Scouts of America will not sacrifice its mission, or the youth served by the movement, by allowing the organization to be consumed by a single, divisive, and unresolved societal issue. As the National Executive Committee just completed a lengthy review process, there are no plans for further review on this matter.

While people have different opinions about this policy, we can all agree that kids are better off when they are in Scouting. Going forward, our Scouting family will continue to focus on reaching and serving youth in order to help them grow into good, strong citizens. America's youth need Scouting, and by focusing on the goals that unite us, we can continue to accomplish incredible things for young people and the communities we serve.

Mt. Diablo Silverado Council Statement

The Mt. Diablo Silverado Council's focus remains to deliver the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. The information our Council provided on this issue helped provide perspective to the process, and we respect the integrity of the national decision-making process. As the Scout Executive of the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council, I believe this update to our policy will allow all kids who sincerely want to be a part of Scouting to experience this life-changing program while remaining true to the long-standing virtues of Scouting. While people have different opinions about this policy, we can all agree that kids are better off when they are in Scouting. We believe good people can disagree and still work together to accomplish great things for youth. Going forward, we will work to stay focused on that which unites us. -John Fenoglio

Membership Policy

The following is the membership standard for youth members of the Boy Scouts of America, effective Jan. 1, 2014:

Youth membership in the Boy Scouts of America is open to all youth who meet the specific membership requirements to join the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Sea Scout, and Venturing programs. Membership in any program of the Boy Scouts of America requires the youth member to (a) subscribe to and abide by the values expressed in the Scout Oath and Scout Law, (b) subscribe to and abide by the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle (duty to God), and (c) demonstrate behavior that exemplifies the highest level of good conduct and respect for others and is consistent at all times with the values expressed in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.

Press Conference Video

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