2011 Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow-EAST The following are courses that will be available at the 2011Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow. Classes with no registrants by the preregistration dead- line will be subject to cancellation.

Youth Protection Training

All Cub Scout adult volunteers should take this course. It covers the BSA’s Youth Protection policies, kinds of abuse, signs of abuse, how to respond to disclosure of abuse, and proper reporting procedures. This certification must be renewed every two years.

Cub Scout Leader Position Specific Training—Tiger, Wolf/Bear, and Webelos Den Leader

All NEW Cub Scout leaders serving in any position must take this introductory session before learning about the specific role they are serving. Training for all Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Den Leaders.

Cub Scout Leader Position Specific Training—Cubmaster and Pack Committee

All NEW Cub Scout leaders serving in any position must take this introductory session before learning about the specific role they are serving. Training for all Pack Committee Members and Cubmasters.

Shooting Sports Certification Program

Archery and BB-gun shooting are restricted to day camps, Cub Scout/Webelos Scout resident camps, council-managed fam- ily camping programs, or council activities where there are properly trained supervisors and all standards for BSA shoot- ing sports are enforced. Archery and BB-gun shooting are not to be done at the den or pack level. This training provides the necessary certification to lead shooting sports at approved events. This certification is valid for two years.

Songs and Skits

Adding to the fellowship and feelings of togetherness, Scout Songs and Skits are a great way to involve everyone in a meet- ing or campfire. They can be used to set a desired mood and provide great opportunities for boosting confidence and devel- oping leadership skills.

Whittling Chip

Cub Scouts are encouraged to learn safety rules and the proper use of a pocketknife. Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts may earn the right to carry a pocketknife to designated Scouting functions by completing requirements for the Whittling Chip card. This course provides instructors a firm foundation in how to teach the boys these important concepts and skills.

Academics and Sports Program

The Cub Scout Academics and Sports program complements the scouting program by providing opportunities for scouts to improve scholarship, develop sportsmanship, and explore new games while collecting Cub Scout belt loops and pins. The emphasis of the program is to try new things and to put forth a best effort, not of achieving proficiency or winning. This program is one method of addressing the third aim of Scouting: the development of physical, mental, and emotional fitness. Fitness includes the body (well-tuned and healthy), the mind (able to think and solve problems), and the emotions (self- control, courage, and self-respect).

Ceremonies

Use simple ceremonies to open and close den meetings and to mark important events in the lives of the boys and the den. Den ceremonies should be short—no longer than two or three minutes—and varied. The same opening and closing each week will become boring. Occasionally, the boys should have a chance to help plan and lead den ceremonies.

Journey to Excellence

“Scouting’s Journey to Excellence” is the BSA’s new council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. It is replacing the Centennial Quality Awards Program as a means of encouraging excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA. Even this late in the year, it is possible to achieve bronze, silver, or gold excellence levels. Learn how.



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