New Cub Scout Advancement June 1st, 2015

What are we trying to accomplish with the new Cub Scout Adventure Program?

  • Character, Citizenship, Fitness, Leadership and Outdoor Program

Adventures Are:

  • Theme-based
  • Rigorous, but fun
  • Defined/Required and elective
  • Den based, with opportunities for family involvement

Seven Adventures required for Rank Advancement

  • Belt loops for Tiger, Wolf, Bear (6 required/1 elective)
  • Pins for Webelos and Arrow of Light (Webelos: 5 required/2 elective; AOL: 4/3)
  • Bobcat is still first for all ranks but now uses the Scout Oath and Law. Also Cyber Chip must be earned.

 Timeline

  • Current program – active until May 31, 2015
  • All advancement until that date will use the current materials
  • New program – active on June 1, 2015
  • Materials
    • New meeting plans – March 2015
    • Program materials – May 1, 2015
    • Resources for den and pack leaders – July 2015

Special Considerations

  • LDS transition considerations - see online transition support
  • Boys earning their Webelos Badge Prior to June 1, 2015
    • May continue to work out of the current handbook and complete the AOL requirements as stated.
    • May convert to the new handbook and requirements
  • Boys joining Cub Scouts after May 31, 2015 and meeting the qualifications to join an AOL den
    • Shall utilize the new program requirements and handbook
    • No requirement to earn Webelos first
    • They may substitute any of the new program Webelos required adventures for the three required electives of Arrow of Light

NOT CHANGING: CHANGING:

Five methods of seven Cub Scout methods remain the same Ideals-related

Family focus Ages (or genders) Oath & Law 

Bobcat still first rank earned (updated) Advancement-related 

Ranks or approach Tiger Cub becomes Tiger with new image 

Den/pack meeting structures Arrow of Light will no longer require earning Webelos 

Outdoor program Activities – more active

Delivery model Advancement – simplified 

Fun – even more than before Academics and Sports program retired 

Current immediate/elective recognition devices replaced 

One Den Leader Guide per rank

​What Will the New Insignia Look Like?

Tiger Orange

Wolf Red

Bear Blue

Webelos Green Diamond

Arrow of Light Brown Arrow

Webelos Elective Brown Oval

 

Resources-

http://bsaseabase.org/filestore/program_update/pdf/Cub%20Adventure%20Program%20FAQs.pdf