Cub Scout School Night For Scouting
School Night for Scouting is the Annual Fall Recruitment Campaign for Cub Scouts. During the months of August, September, and October, the Pelathe District recruits hundreds of new Cub Scouts to start the adventure of a lifetime! Cub Scouts is the entry point for almost every family in the Scouting movement, and is where life long experiences are shared and memories are made.
Cub Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the need of young boys and their families. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development, citizenship, and physical fitness. Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide boys through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement.
Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, boys also learn honesty, responsibility, and respect. Family involvement is an essential part of Cub Scouting, and parents are encouraged to play an active role in the program. Through interaction with parents, leaders, and friends, boys learn cooperation, compassion, and courage. This family- and community-centered approach to learning means that Cub Scouting is truly time well spent.
Tiger Cubs - 1st grade, or 7 years old (Kindergartners can join Scouting on June 1st-after the completion of Kindergarten).
Cub Scouts - 2nd or 3rd grade, or 8 or 9 years old.
\Webelo Scouts - 4th or 5th grade, or 10 years old.
Boys can join Cub Scouts at any age!
Ready to Join Scouting now? Go to www.kcscouting.org to sign up NOW!
Feel free to fill out either the Youth Application or Adult Application to join.
Looking for a pack near you? Contact our Team!
For Current Cub Scouts Leaders
District School Night Kickoff and Presenter Training
August 4th, First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold, Lawrence, KS @ 7:00 PM
This event is for all Cubmasters, Pack Committee Chairs and Committee Members, Pack Coordinators, School Night Presenters, and members of the District Membership Team. We will be reviewing the entire plan for this year's Fall Recruitment, including School Night Presentation methods, recruitment resources, new T-shirts, and a new surprise for this year.
Be sure to submit your School Night Date, Time, and Location to Bryan Fox, or Chrissy Hatcher no later than August 9th, to receive your marketing materials on time!
Learn more about the School Night for Scouting plan and what you can do to help promote your pack.
Need Recruitment Resources right now?! Go to the HOAC Pack Recruitment Resources Page.
Peer-to-Peer Invitation Cards
How about sending out an invitation to your next pack or troop meeting?
Follow the link below for a full color, business-card sized card that you can fill out with contact information and the time and location for your next meeting. This is a great way to spread the word and bring Scouting to more families! You can print them on regular paper of pick up some printable business card stock.
- Download your copy of the printable Peer-to-Peer Invitation cards by clicking here.
- Click here to download a Fall season version of the peer to peer invitation card.
The passage from a Cub Scout Pack to a Boy Scout Troop should be smooth, with no time lost in between. By the time Webelos Scouts are ready to cross over, they and their families should be familiar and comfortable with the youth and adult leaders of the troop, their role in the troop and troop activities, and feel excited about beginning this new adventure.
The Webelos Scout's graduation ceremony should clearly signify his transition to a new level of Scouting, and could include the presentation of his Arrow of Light Award, a Boy Scout Handbook, and a troop neckerchief. A Webelos Scout who has earned the Arrow of Light Award has now completed all the requirements for the Scout badge and may join a Boy Scout troop.
The key factor to improved Webelos transition is the ongoing working relationship of the leaders of a Cub Scout pack and a Boy Scout troop. Ideally a community organization would have both a pack and a troop with leaders who work together to help move Webelos Scouts into a Boy Scout troop the same way schools move students from elementary school to middle school. Your goal should be to cross over 100% of your Webelos to a Boy Scout Troop.
Boys 6th - 12th Grade - A program for boys ages 11 through 17 designed to develop character, citizenship, and fitness. Through the advancement program and peer group leadership, Scouting helps a boy develop into a well-rounded young man. The Eagle Scout Award, the highest rank in Scouting, is recognized around the world as a mark of excellence.
Troop Open House Recruitment Resources
Venturing is a youth development program for young men and women 14 years of age (and in the 9th grade) through 20 years old. Venturing provides positive experiences to help young people mature and become responsible and caring adults.
The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development, citizenship, and physical fitness. Sea Scouts are Venturers with a special interest in aquatic activities. Each Venturing Crew and Sea Scout ship has its own special interest, often including (but not limited to) outdoors activities, sports, arts and hobbies, religious life, or aquatics. These activities, plus service projects, ceremonies, and friendly competition helps youth to learn the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Consultants from the community play an important part in Venturing.
Through positive peer group interaction and adult mentoring, youth also learn honesty, responsibility, and respect. Venturing crews and Sea Scout ships can be coed, all-male, or all-female. The chartered organization and the leadership make that decision. The special interest is determined by the chartered organization and by the interests and capabilities of the youth and adults in the crew or ship
William D. Boyce New Unit Organizer Award
If you help start a new Cub Scout pack, Boy Scout troop, or Venturing crew, and you can earn the
William D. Boyce New Unit Organizer Award.