RSVP required to be turned in by February 1st, 2017. The registration form is located here.
||Pack 369 Blue and Gold Ceremony
||February 17th, 2017
||6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
||First Christian Church Gym / Worship Center (Park in the back parking lot)
||The Blue/Gold Ceremony is a celebration of a boy’s journey through Cub Scouts and the crossing over to Boy Scouts. The event will start with a meal and the ceremony following. Your den will be performing a skit during the proceedings. The Webelos I scouts will be receiving their Webelo Badge (if all requirements for the rank are met). The Webelos II (Arrow of Light) scouts will be receiving their Arrow of Light and then cross over the bridge to be received by a Boy Scout Troop. It’s an event all scouts are encouraged to attend.
The BSA has announced modifications to adventure requirements in response to feedback from den leaders who have run the new Cub Scouting program for a year. Dens may begin using the modified requirements immediately as they begin working on their next adventure. Click here for the complete list of modifications.
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 modifications. Cub advancement was down after the first year of implementation and we know that correlates to lower member satisfaction and subsequently, lower retention. Some Den Leaders are having difficulty fitting all the Adventures required for advancement into their program year given their number of Den meetings and weather/daylight issues for outdoor activities. Overnight camping is a significant hurdle for some. Duty to God requirements connote organized religion to some and are not seen as embracing a belief in God and spirituality outside of specific faiths. A task force was formed to draft modifications to the Cub Scout Program that would address this feedback. These modifications 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.