National Updates

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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December 2018 - Get Ready for the Pinewood Derby®!

CubCast - Wed, 2018-11-21 17:00
You’re probably busy with end-of-year and holiday preparations, but, pinewood derby time will be here before you know it. If you haven’t started planning yet, we’ve got you covered. We were lucky enough to get Matt Gaor, the event chair of New York’s Pinewood Derby World Championship for the last four years. With his leadership, the event went from only 125 participants for the first year up to 350 racers and 2,000 attendees this year. Even if you have started your planning, we bet you’ll pick up an extra tip or two.
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