Welcome to Cub Scouts!
We are excited and grateful you have accepted the call to join us as leaders in striving to build testimonies in our young boys. We know the Cub Scouting program is inspired from God. Your service in this program can be a rewarding time in your life as you do all you can to learn and serve.
We understand the Cub Scouting program can be overwhelming. You may have fears and concerns and are unsure where to start; we want you to know we have been there and are here to help you throughout your journey. This website is one of the resources to help you with the basics of your calling, giving you a starting point. The information on this website will be your primary resource about the basics of Cub Scouting in the Roosevelt West Stake. We also have organized Leader Specific Training and Relevant Trainings to help you throughout the year.
One key to finding joy in your calling is to learn all you can and apply those things in the activities you prepare for the boys. We love you, we pray for you and know the Lord will bless you in your service.
- RWStake Primary Presidency
“Scouting contributes to a boy’s preparation to hold the priesthood of God. Scout leaders have a sacred responsibility. They help boys learn Scouting principles that also help them live the gospel."
-from lds.org website
"Church activities should be planned to fulfill gospel-centered purposes. To maintain a gospel focus in Scout activities, leaders use the Faith in God for Boys guidebook as one of their resources."
-from lds.org website
From the Stake Scouting Plan:
- Complete Getting Started Guide (website / paper)
- Attend Relevant Training
- Promote spiritual experiences, gospel-centered learning
- Use Faith in God for Boys
- Provide opportunities for advancement
- Include boys who aren’t interested in advancing
- Encourage family involvement
- Monthly Pack Meetings
- Weekly Den Meetings
- Regular Committee Meetings
- Annual Plan each November
- Assist with annual District Day Camps as assigned
ideas for cubmasters
Monthly Pack Meeting Plans
These are provided by the BSA and are based on the points of the scout law
instructions on Using the Pack Meeting Plans
Information taken from BSA Pack Meeting Plans webpage
"Here are a few thoughts to consider around these new pack meeting plans. First, there is a plan for each month that corresponds with a point of the Scout Law. In addition, each plan has a theme to help make the pack meeting even more fun! The plans do not have to be used in a specific order, but some do have reminders to include activities from the required adventures to help the Scouts earn their rank."
Tips for Utilizing the Plans
Pack Meeting Planning Resource: Baloo's Bugle is a voluminous collection of ideas for pack meetings around the upcoming monthly theme. Many past cubmasters have found some hidden gems that worked for their group but looking through the monthly Baloo's Bugle.
See the Akela's Council Blog from the Utah National Parks Council for more ideas for pack meetings. Don't print and distribute these free materials, but send people to the blog site. Each download generates money for scholarships to help send interested leaders to the multi-day Akela's Council training.