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Better activities, simplified advancement coming to Cub Scouting in 2015

posted Jan 17, 2014, 9:42 AM by webmaster pack72   [ updated Jan 22, 2014, 6:33 PM ]
Improved activities, easier-to-understand advancement and some sweet-looking handbooks — yes, Cub Scouting is about to get even better than before. 

After finding that current achievements are overly passive in nature, activities lack connection to the missions of Scouting and the advancement model is too complicated, the Boy Scouts of America’s volunteer task force created a new and improved Cub Scout program that will debut in May 2015.
By the 2015-2016 Scouting year (which, for most packs, begins in August or September 2015), all packs will use the new requirements. The new requirements coincide with the retiring of the Cub Scout Promise and Law of the Pack. As part of the One Oath, One Law initiative I first told you about in 2012, all packs will switch to the Scout Oath and Scout Law beginning in May 2015. Cub Scouting will keep it's current Cub Scout motto, sign, salute and handshake. Not everything is changing. Follow the jump to see what will and won’t change come May 2015. 


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