Alternative Program Delivery Methods Offered for Cub Scout Packs

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Two Alternative Program Delivery Methods are offered for Cub Scout Packs, titled “Year A” and “Year B”. Each syllabus is modified differently from the original Cub Scout “Den and Pack Meeting Resource Guide” to handle odd Pack situations in regards to the quantities of leadership and youth. A link is provided to download the two program syllabuses. More detailed explanations for each program are provided below.

http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Membership/DeliveryManual.aspx

Year A Explanation

This syllabus is designed for leaders who do not have the adult assistance to break a pack up into dens for each rank. Although there are not requirements for each rank every week, the program is set up so that the Bobcat, Tiger, Wolf, Bear,

and Webelos badges can be earned over a 36-week period for boys in coinciding grade/age levels. Year A is designed to fit in with the school year schedule, which is what most Cub Scouts follow. Due to summer camp and the closing of many chartered organizations, we do not hold Cub Scout meetings in June or July. Electronic copies of this program can be obtained for those who want to edit the syllabus to fit their school schedules.

Year B Explanation

This syllabus is designed for packs that have all the leaders to break into dens for each rank or for leaders who do not have the adult assistance to break a pack up into dens for each rank. This syllabus is also designed for units that do not have enough boys per den. Although there are not requirements for each rank every week, the program is set up so the Bobcat, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light awards can be earned over a 31-week period for boys in coinciding rank/grade levels. Year B is designed to fit in with the school year schedule, which is what most Cub Scout packs follow. Due to day camp and the closing of many chartered organizations, we do not hold Cub Scout meetings in June or July.