Samoset Council Office
3511 Camp Phillips Road
Weston, WI 54476
(715) 355-9849 (fax)
Cub Scout Leaders
If you are a new leader in Cub Scouting, here are some key resources that you should review so that you can get your den or pack up and running, right from the start. The staff at the council office are avaialble to help, so do not hesitate to contact them at 800-303-2195.
New Leader Guides
These brochures provide an at-a-glance orientation for new Cub Scout leaders.
- Tiger Cub Den Leader (PDF)
- Cub Scout Den Leader (PDF)
- Webelos Den Leader (PDF)
- Cubmaster (PDF)
- Pack Committee Member (PDF)
Den & Pack Meeting Plans
- Den Meeting Plans - Perhaps the most essential document for new den leaders. Used as indicated, they are the key to advancement and retaining boys throughout the program.
- Pack Meeting Plans - Provides guidance on planning and executing the monthly pack meetings for Cub masters and committee members.
- Alternative Cub Scout Plan A (PDF) - This syllabus is designed for leaders who do not have the adult assistance to break a pack up into dens for each rank.
- Alternative Cub Scout Plan B (PDF) - This syllabus is designed for leaders who do not have the adult assistance to break a pack up into dens for each rank.
- Cubmaster - An overview of your responsibilities and the available resources.
- Cub Scout Cycle
- Den Chief - information and responsibilities
- Den Leader - An overview of your responsibilities and the available resources.
- Family Talent Survey
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Helpful Hints for Den Leaders - The following are some hints that will help you better plan and execute your den meetings.
- Ideas for Connecting Core Values with Outdoor Activities
- Insignia Guide - This insignia guide presents detailed information to enable our members to wear the correct complete uniform on all suitable occasions.
- Pack Committee - An overview of your responsibilities and the available resources.
- Parent Orientation Guide - a great resource for parents that are new to Scouting.
- Program Ideas for Your First Month of Den Meetings - If there are any new boys in your Wolf, Bear, or Webelos den, use these program ideas to help them earn their Bobcat badge, which every boy in Cub Scouting must complete.
- Recruiting Ideas (PDF) - 50 ideas for inviting new families to join!
- Retention Ideas (PDF) - 10 ideas for increasing retention in your pack.
- Unit Activity Guide (PDF) - Full of trips and outings for packs and troops.
- Advancement Trail - Cub Scouts advance in rank from Tiger Cub to Wolf, to Bear, to Webelos Scout. Explore the Advancement Trail.
- Academics and Sports Program - Cub Scouts have fun with subjects and sports from Art and Astronomy to Ultimate and Volleyball.
- Other Awards You Can Earn - Besides the advancement awards, Cub Scouts can earn awards for taking part in outdoor activities, doing conservation projects, being prepared for emergencies, and other things.
- Youth Protection - The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. ALL REGISTERED ADULT VOLUNTEERS are required to be currently Youth Protection Trained. Simply create a MyScouting account, choose E-learning and select Youth Protection Training.
- Cub Scout Leader Fast Start - This online training is provided to help you understand and carry out your responsibilities as a new den leader, pack leader, or committeemember. Be sure to review it before your first meeting. Log in to MyScouting to take this course online.
- Leader Specific Training - Once a volunteer has a solid overview of the BSA's values-based program, he or she can begin training for a specific Scouting position through Leader Specific training. This training provides the specialized knowledge a new leader needs to assume a leadership role.
- Orientation Videos - for parents new to Cub Scouting