The new Cub Scout program launches June 1, 2015. Hundreds of volunteers have been working for the past three years to make the new program more dynamic and exiting for today’s youth and families, keeping us on track for the following deliverables:
- March 31 – Revised position-specific training released in online and in-person versions (NOTE: a “trained” leader doesn’t need additional training for the new program).
- May 1 – English language handbooks and key leader resources will be available in Scout Shops and, as ebooks, on Amazon.com. Spanish language resources will be available 45-60 days later.
- June 30 – Insignia supporting rank advancement, like adventure loops and pins, will be available in Scout Shops and on www.scoutstuff.org
For the latest info on changes coming to Cub Scouting, head to www.scouting.org/programupdates . There you’ll find FAQs, transition guidelines, presentations and other materials to support the new program launch.