Districts School Night Kick-offs
Who: Pack Coordinators
What: Schools and dates assigned
See: School Night for Scouting-2016 below on this page for details
Wed – Aug 24 – 6:30 pm
St. John Vianney Church-Marian Hall, 1238 E Racine St., Janesville
Tues – Aug 23 – 7:00 pm
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4505 Regent St., Madison
Mon – Aug 22 – 7:00 pm
United Methodist Church, 111 N. Broad St., Elkhorn
Tues – Aug 18 – 7:00 pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 100 Oak St., Prairie du Sac
Wed – Aug 31 – 7:00 pm
Sacred Hearts School Cafeteria, 219 Columbus St., Sun Prairie
Membership Plan – Packs, Troops, Crews and Posts
Journey to Excellence 2016 requires that each unit has a “membership growth plan”. The membership committee created some Membership Plan templates for you to use as a guide.
As boys progress from Wolf Scouts as a Cub Scout to their Eagle rank as a Boy Scout, there is a series of skill developments. These skills are: physical, mental, citizenship, technology, First Aid and outdoors. The skill development requirements are summarized in this document: Scouting Skills Continuum. It may be a useful tool as you talk with new parents.
School Night for Scouting – 2016
Packs: we are gearing up for School Night for Scouting to help you recruit new Cub Scouts to your pack. This plan involves a partnership among the pack leaders, council and districts professional staff, and council and district volunteers.
Here are the steps for a successful roundup:
1) “Back to the Pack” – In August, packs hold a “roundup” event for returning Cub Scouts and leaders. Find out who is returning and what adult leadership needs you have.
Pack Leadership Needs form for your use
2) Professional staff have been making personal connections with the school principals throughout the council. During these meetings, dates have been established for the “School Night for Scouting” at each school and arrangements for publicity have been made.
3) Professional staff, volunteers and pack leaders run the “School Night for Scouting” in the schools. Boy talks, fliers, posters and other marketing pieces are arranged; School Night Coordinators bring all the supplies that are needed (registration forms, Boys’ Life mini-mags, pens, rosters, etc.) and give the opening presentation. Pack leaders share the upcoming pack plan with the new Cub Scouts and their parents; help with youth and adult applications; help recruit new leaders.
4) District School Night for Scouting Kickoffs
Representatives from each pack, volunteer presenters and School Night coordinators, and professional staff meet to hear how the School Night for Scouting agenda, and learn of their scheduled School Night. Each newly registered Cub Scout receives a free Pinewood Derby car that he can race in the special Districts Fall Derbies.
There are two more pieces to the plan: New Leaders are trained and Districts special events for new Scouts. The special events are: district overnight camp and district pinewood derby. Look to the council calendar for more information about the in person training sessions and districts special events dates.
5) New Leaders are trained. In person Cub Scout Leader Specific Training is offered in each district, every week, during mid-September through October. Trained leaders hit the ground running and have a great time with their den. Check the council calendar for updated information.
6) Fall District Special Events. District Overnight Camps and District Pinewood Derbies will be scheduled in October and November. Check back for updates.