The next few years promise to be exciting for Scouting as our traditional programs will be updated based on several years of volunteer-led research and development. These changes are part of the BSA’s current strategic plan that emphasizes the need for dynamic and relevant programing for today’s youth.
As these major adjustments are made to Venturing and Cub Scouting, plan now to attend a conference at the Philmont Training Center focused on these upcoming program changes! Several options are offered throughout the 2015 summer. To register, visit www.philmonttrainingcenter.org. Scholarship money is available! Contact PTC at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
Leading the NEW Cub Scout Adventure
Week 3: July 21-27, Week 6: July 12-18, Week 8: July 26-August 1, and Week 9: August 2-8
Are you ready for an adventure? During this fun-filled week, you will experience the NEW Cub Scout program from Tiger through Arrow of Light and learn what it takes to lead and support the program delivery. This is a “hands-on” conference providing perspective on leading the new program from multiple roles. Participants will experience the excitement of being a Cub Scout as they learn about the new Cub Scout adventures and trek through each of the ranks, learn about the latest and greatest in Pack Meeting Plans, and use den and pack planning tools to better deliver the program. Attendees in service to units (professionals, commissioners, and others) will share this journey while following their own path, learning how districts and councils can support local units in the delivery of this NEW and EXCITING program for Cub Scouts. You won’t want to miss this one!
All About Venturing
Week 1: June 7-13, Week 7: July 19-25, Week 9: August 2-8, and Week 10: August 9-15
If you are involved in Venturing at a unit, district, or council level, come and learn firsthand how you can take on the challenge and fun of the new Venturing program. The new Venturing A-L-P-S program model builds on success from the past and provides a framework for a dynamic program of Adventure, Leadership, Personal growth and Service. It is grounded in a flexible program of continuous, youth-led adventure with the new recognition system providing Venturers with benchmarks of progress. You will learn all about the Venturing award matrix and how to help your Scouts reach the Summit award of Venturing. Special guests from the national and region cabinets will help bring this adventure to life. Learn firsthand methods for financial success, the importance of VOA’s, regional opportunities and unique ideas for outdoor programs. For all Venturing leaders at the unit, district or council level.