Cub Scout Advancement Goals
Written by Mike Swofford
Friday, 24 August 2012 17:34
The administration of the Cub Scout advancement program is primarily the responsibility of the pack committee, with the support of the district advancement committee, the commissioner staff, and the Council Advancement Committee. Cub Scout advancement can benefit from everyone understanding their role and working towards the following goals.
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- Parents of Cub Scouts should understand their role and responsibilities in their son’s advancement. For the boy to receive maximum benefit and growth from his advancement, the adult’s standard for completion of any requirement should be based on the Cub Scout motto, "Do Your Best".
- Advancement recognition should be given as soon as possible after a boy completes the requirements, and be done with proper ceremony. Presentation of badges should be a part of each monthly pack meeting. Suggestions for advancement ceremonies are contained in the Cub Scout and Webelos Scout Program Helps, Staging Den and Pack Ceremonies, and the Cub Scout Leader Book.
- Packs and troops should be encouraged to work together to ensure a smooth transition from the Webelos den to the Boy Scout troop.
- Good advancement records should be maintained by the pack to be sure that the boys are advancing and that the awards are presented promptly.
- Cub Scout day camp, resident camping, Webelos overnight campouts, family camping and council or district Scouting shows provide additional opportunities for advancement.
- The use of den chiefs (Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts or Venturers who assist with Cub Scout and Webelos Scout den meetings) can help stimulate advancement through example and experience, as well as encourage boys to continue in the Scouting program.