RE: [Scouter_T] Character Connections (Scouting Mag Program Help s)
- New handbooks are coming out in July, although there is a one-year lead-in.
(Doesn't really matter once the old books are gone, does it?) Below is a
transcription of an article gleaned from another list, which apparently is
from a communication made to the professional staff.
From: Nichole Egnor <mailto:puppynik2000@...> puppynik2000@...
Subject: Fwd: [Cub-Scout-Talk] Re: buying books/neckerchiefs/hats, etc for
graduation or new scouts
Date: Fri, 2 May 2003 03:32:38 -0700 (PDT)
Minooka Cub Scout <minookapack464@...> wrote:
To: Cub-Scout-Talk@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Cub-Scout-Talk@yahoogroups.com>
From: "Minooka Cub Scout"
Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 13:53:42 -0000
Subject: [Cub-Scout-Talk] Re: buying books/neckerchiefs/hats, etc for
graduation or new scouts
<other discussion snipped>
TO: Scout Executives
FROM: Alan Westberg
Cub Scout Division
SUBJECT: WOLF CUB SCOUT, BEAR SCOUT, AND WEBELOS SCOUT HANDBOOKS
In our continuing effort to help our leaders deliver a quality Cub Scouting
program, and to ensure that our program materials remain current and
age-appropriate, we have enhanced the content of the current boy handbooks.
These books have been updated for relevance to today's youth,
appropriateness of content, ease of use, and perceived challenge to the
We have maintained many of the current elements in these books that have
proven successful during the past. We have eliminated topics that have
become dated and do not challenge today's Cub Scouts and their families.
Some specific revisions are as follows:
Integrated Character Connections (that draw on Cub Scouting's 12 Core
Values) directly into selected requirements in each book.
Infused age-appropriate outdoor program activities into both the
requirements and the electives in each book.
Enhanced the advancement and elective trails to create a progressively more
challenging pathway that logically prepares boys for the next rank in Cub
Scouting and prepares Webelos Scouts for Boy Scouting.
Reformatted and enhanced the Webelos handbook; particularly, the Webelos
badge and Arrow of Light Award requirements.
In an effort to assist you and your leaders with the transition from the
current handbooks to the new handbooks, we have created the following
The enhanced Wolf, Bear, and Webelos handbooks will be released to the field
The enhancements to the requirements in these books will not affect the
advancement trails of boys who are using the current books. They are to
continue using their current books until they have completed all
requirements in those books.
Based on availability, Cub Scouting youth members may use either the current
handbook or the new handbook. As boys enter the program or advance in rank
by the dates indicated below, they are required to use the new books.
-Boys who become Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts after August 1 2004, will be
required to use the new book for the corresponding rank.
-Boys who become Webelos Scouts after August 1 2005, will be required to
use the new Webelos Scout Handbook.
We strongly recommend that this transition information be given to your Cub
Scouting leaders and families before public announcement about the new books
to help alleviate any concerns regarding the need to switch from the current
handbooks to the new ones.
From: joedet [mailto:joedet@...]
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 9:20 PM
Subject: [Scouter_T] Character Connections (Scouting Mag Program Helps)
I was wondering if anyone has seen the Program Helps for Cubs in Scouting
Mag (May June Issue)
it has Character Connections
It also mentions that this will be in the handbooks,
Can anyone tell me more about this?
Are new Handbooks coming out?
And when are they going to tell us about it?
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