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National Updates

April 2019 – Scouts with Special Needs

CubCast - Thu, 2019-03-28 13:00

Special needs can mean anything from a learning disability like dyslexia to hearing loss to a physical disability like cerebral palsy. Even if you don’t have any special needs youth in your den or pack, you’re sure to find this discussion with Warren Weener, the chair-elect of the National Disabilities Awareness Committee, very enlightening.

If you’re interested, our big sibling, ScoutCast, addresses this same topic from the perspectives of a special needs Scout and a parent.

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March 2019 – Summer Activities

CubCast - Thu, 2019-02-21 14:11

This month we discuss the question: “What summer activities should my den get involved in?” We know about camping, and if you need more information on that, go to the February 2018 CubCast. But Erica Smalls, the Cubmaster for Pack 387 in Bedford, Texas, thinks we should be looking at other activities in the summer to help promote Scouting in the community, keep the den active, and just have lots of fun! Let’s find out what that’s all about.

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February 2019 – How to Transition From Webelos Scouts to Scouts BSA When There Are No Troops

CubCast - Thu, 2019-01-24 16:06

Your all-girl Webelos den is getting ready to transition into a Scouts BSA troop, but because troops for girls are only just now forming, what’s a leader to do? Usually, we search high and low for someone with lots of experience on our topic, but because Scouts BSA troops for girls are brand new, we don’t have a seasoned veteran we can call upon to share past experiences. So Amy Hutcherson steps to the other side of the microphone to help us figure it out. Amy is a seasoned Webelos leader of an all-boy den and is very familiar with the Webelos-to-Scout transition. And as a membership growth specialist, she has just the expertise we need!

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January 2018 - Serving Smaller Dens and Packs

CubCast - Fri, 2018-12-28 17:00
A good size for a den is about six to eight youth members. But what if you’ve only been able to recruit two or three youth members? Does that qualify as a den? If so, how does that affect the pack? Cubmaster extraordinaire Matt Janchar, whom you may remember from the Cubmaster 101 episode, shares with us everything you need to know to deliver a quality Scouting program to a small den.
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