Cub Scout Leader Resources
The following materials should be of use to leaders at the Cub Scout level.
|Cub Scout Leader portal|
Official BSA publications
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Fast Tracksden meeting plans (two den meetings per month) designed to be used in conjunction with the youth handbooks. By following the these plans, active Scouts can earn their Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos rank by February, usually in time for the Blue & Gold Banquet. After these meetings, Scouts continue to meet to work on other electives, Belt Loops and Pins, and other Cub Scout Awards through the rest of the year. All Cub Scouts must first earn their Bobcat Badge.
Use the Fast Tracks as-is or as a resource for your own meeting plans. MeritBadge.Org offers a wealth of other resources to get you started, Belt Loop and Pin Worksheets and Cub Scout Monthly Themes with Program Helps! Also see the Fast Tracks FAQ.
The Trax Spreadsheets are a collection of FREE spreadsheets developed by Frank Steele of Troop 615, Coastal District, Bay Area Council of League City, TX. They are for use by Scouters to keep track of advancements, awards, training, and even popcorn sales. Most are available in versions for both Microsoft Excel and OpenOffice Calc.
The following Trax Spreadsheets are available for use at the Cub Scout level:
TigerTrax: Covers the Tiger Totem, the Tiger badge, Bobcat, and Tiger Electives.
CubPatchesTrax: Covers the National awards and patches, including: BSA Family Award, Conservation Good Turn Award, Crime Prevention, Donor Awareness Patch, Emergency Preparedness Award, Historic Trails Award, International Activity Badge, Internet Scout Award, Interpreter Strip, Leave No Trace, Outdoor Activities, Physical Fitness Award, Recruiter Strip, Religious Emblems, Summertime Activities, US Heritage, and World Conservation Award, plus room for you to add up to 4 of your own regional awards.
BeltLoop&PinTrax: Covers all Academic & Sports Belt Loops & Pins
RecordTrax: This spreadsheet is intended to be your permanent record summary sheet for keeping Track of Den Records over the years. At the end of their Cub Scout careers, trying to remembering who earned the World Conservation Award as a Bear and who didn't, as well as exactly how many silver arrow points each kid in your den earned as a Wolf becomes very important when it is time to create their Career Arrows. This is the sheet you keep and update as the years go by.
EventTrax: Helps keep track of attendance at various Scouting events. Cub Scout leaders need to keep track of attendance at Summertime Activities, and District Events. They may also want to keep track of who attended Raingutter Regattas, and Pinewood Derbies, etc.
Cub Scout Pack Organization Chart
- Additional notes
- A Pack of 20 to 45 Scouts will typically have five dens: Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos 1, and Webelos 2.
- Larger Packs may have more than one den at a level.
- Smaller Packs of 9 to 19 Scouts will typically have three dens: Tiger, Wolf/Bear, and Webelos 1/2.
Cub Scout Leader Awards
Recognition awards are available to Cub Scout leaders who complete training, tenure, and performance requirements. These awards are presented by the local council. All of the awards require the completion of Fast Start Training, Basic Leader Training for the position, Youth Protection training, and participation in roundtables or a pow wow or University of Scouting. Some require additional supplemental training. One or two years of registered service in the appropriate position is a requirement for each award, and tenure used for one award may not be used for another.
- Leader Awards: Cub Scout Den Leader Award (Tiger/Wolf/Bear/Webelos), Scouter's Training Award (basically all adult leaders but Den Leaders), Scouter's Key (Cubmaster)
- Nameplates - Official BSA Name plates for your uniforms.
See the Cub Scout Leader Resources for the Pack Organization Chart and much more.