|LDS Cub Scouts|
|Buffalo Grove Illinois Stake|
The Boy Scouts of America and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints publish resources for leaders to help them prepare for their meetings.
- The Scouting Handbook for Church Units can be downloaded from www.lds.org to provide answers to many questions on the Scouting program in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- The New Cub Scout Den and Pack Meeting Resource Guide and the Cub Scout Leader Book contain information that is helpful if you first have a good understanding of the LDS guidelines.
- The Academic and Sports Program Guide plus song, activity, ceremony, and other publications provide useful information that is used to plan meaningful Cub Scout meetings and activities.
- The best resource is the Cub Scout handbooks: Wolf, Bear, and Webelos.
- The Webelos Leader’s Guide is also a tool for Webelos leaders and includes guidelines specifically for LDS Scouting.
- Word Documents are available at LDSCubScouts.org
A Parent's Calendar provides a monthly one page description of the activities for the month.
Listed on the left of this page, the matrix for each rank provides an overview of the rotation so each boy has the opportunity to advance within the first six months of his birthday. Using the meeting plan outlined in the Cub Scout Den and Pack Meeting Resource Guide benefits boys whose birthdays fall around the beginning of the school year. Using a flexible calendar and planning the year based on the needs of the boys, LDS units provide an exceptional Scouting experience for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts with an excellent record of advancement and retention.
It is important to understand each boy’s needs and develop a program that augments what he does at home and ensures that he is recognized for his accomplishments.
It is key to KIS-MIF …. “KEEP IT SIMPLE – MAKE IT FUN”
Note: Fun for the Family in the last row of each month’s matrix refers to the BSA Family Award.
Cub Scout to Missionary is also available from LDS.org in High resolution.
Cub Scouts in the LDS Church works! In fact, it works very well in keeping the boys engaged and progressing in the gospel. These documents are evolving with the changes in the National Delivery Method. Please provide feedback and offer recommendations on how we can improve the Guides; after all this is the first year for all of us, so the documents can't be perfect. A healthy dialog is essential in providing the best possible program for the youth in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Please send comments to Jo@lds-scouting.org. Thank you!
In addition to the Cub Scout's specific rank information, parent Information includes:
LDS Parent's Guide
BSA Family Award
Joanne Osmond, Jo@LDS-Scouting.org
These documents are a collaborative effort among several Wards.
If you have additional information and suggestions, please feel free to send comments to Jo@LDS-Scouting.org.
This is not an official site of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or of the Boy Scouts of America.