Learn How Cub Scout Advancement Modifications Offer Greater Flexibility


Learn How New Cub Scout Advancement Modifications Offer Greater Flexibility

The BSA announces modifications to Cub Scouting that make the program more flexible for busy parents, den leaders, and Cubmasters.

As you may be aware, with one year of experience, feedback suggests that the new design of the Cub Scout program did successfully address many original concerns, but also indicates an opportunity for further modification. The fine-tuning reflects the BSA’s three-step approach to new programs: Launch. Learn. Modify.

Some Den Leaders are having difficulty fitting all the Adventures required for advancement into their program year given their number of Den meetings. This is resulting in boys not advancing. After a thoughtful and deliberate review, the modifications are being implemented to address this concern. These modifications, approved today by the BSA’s Executive Committee, are designed to ensure that Adventure requirements are achievable by today’s Cub Scout dens within a program year and achievable by Cub Scouts from a wide range of backgrounds and socio-cultural experiences.

Most modifications involve the number of requirements to be completed, reducing the mandate to a number achievable within the limited time available to many dens, while retaining rich program options that allow leaders to build strong programs adapted to local needs and situations.

The transition will be seamless, with leaders choosing to use revised requirements as the den begins any new Adventure.

Visit scouting.org/programupdatesExternal Link for more information or to review the entire program. 

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