Scouting Moms #5: It’s a New Cub Scouting Day

A Webelos Scout wears the new pins on his shirt.

A Webelos Scout wears the new pins on his shirt. Photo courtesy Kathi Robertson

Now that 2016 is in full swing, how’s your new Cub Scouting program going? Last year a freshly designed program was released after a major overhaul of the outgoing program. Improvements included adventure loops; incorporating the Scout Oath and Law while retiring the Cub Scout Promise and Law of the Pack; and a program designed to be better, easier to implement, and more fun.

If you’re still confused or struggling to adapt to the changes, here are a few resources to help:

BSA blogger Bryan Wendell provides an overview of the new program and several resources. Read his blog here.

Mark Ray gives a detailed look at changes in a Scouting magazine feature article, Everything you need to know about the new Cub Scouting program. He writes, “All that’s really changing is how the ideals and advancement methods are implemented.” In addition, the new adventure loops “focus on learning by doing instead of learning by listening. Requirements are full of words like build, play, go, find, demonstrate and discover, not words like discuss, learn and share.” Read the full article here:

And, finally, here is a specific list of new awards, compiled by LDS Scouting historian Kathi Robertson. Thanks, Kathi, for this great resource!


We’d love to hear your experiences from the past year. How do your Cubs like the adventure loops? The Scout Oath and Law? What about the activities? How did you transition from the old program to the new one? Comment below or email your stories to Happy Cub Scouting!


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  1. Angelina says:

    Actually, I had a question how the Faith on God now Correlates to the New Program.

    I will Say it was a bit tricky getting all the old requirements accomplished with the New book for the boys that were between the switch we just got a bit creative to make it work.

  2. Marni says:

    Having just come from being an EYO Scout leader to now the Wolf leader, I like how the Adventures are organized. I feel like I can link them right to a scout skill or merit badge. My wits are whirling by the end of our den meetings (no official partner yet and I’ve got ten 8 year olds boys, can’t wait for the official partners so I can hand things off easier than to substitutes), but that’s a different matter.

    Just yesterday I shared some files I created to help me as a Wolf leader, and the day before, files I created while I was the EYO scout leader.

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