Yes, I said Quality Scouts – not Quality Unit, District or Council. We’ve talked about the current and future Quality Unit evaluations – the Centennial Quality Unit award and the new Journey to Excellence. Most units have completed or are going through their annual evaluations to see how they measure up. Continue reading “Quality Scouts”
BSA has taken steps recently to ensure that all registered leaders receive training in youth protection.
After a century developing the nation’s premier youth program, finally there are provisions to help ensure that many of the adults who deal with youth know the rules that we are expected to follow to keep our children safe from abuse. Continue reading “Youth protection in the forefront”
We interrupt the summer camp discussion to talk a bit about the new Cub program, Fast Tracks, that goes into effect nationally this fall, and specifically to talk about the training that leaders can expect to receive. Continue reading “Training for the new Cub program”
When boys cross over from a pack to a troop, they usually stay the course if they stick with it for the first year or so. Â There are lots of strategies for keeping them interested once they’ve crossed over. Continue reading “Keeping Boys Interested”
Many den leaders make the mistake of assuming that the Webelos program is conducted the same way as the Wolf and Bear program. In doing so, they usually shortchange the boys from the excellent features of the Webelos program, sidetrack the transition to Boy Scouts, and find they are falling behind on where they are supposed to be. Continue reading “Webelos is different!”