Online Resources

To assist Cub Scout leaders, the following resources are available online:

General Resources

Newsletter, Poster, and Calendar Templates (13-288)
A monthly newsletter and an annual pack calendar can be two of the most important tools in publicizing the pack's excitement and fun year-round. At pack meetings, you can put up a poster-style version of the newsletter to keep everyone informed.

Cub Scouting's 12 Core Values
Cub Scout leaders should strive to use Cub Scouting's 12 Core Values throughout all elements of the program—service projects, ceremonies, games, skits, songs, crafts, and all the other activities enjoyed at den and pack meetings.

Cub Scouting Highlights (13-513)
This brochure provides an overview of all the resources available to you as a Cub Scout leader, including literature, training opportunities, special programs, areas of emphasis, and other tools for success.

Guide to Safe Scouting  (34416)
The purpose of the Guide to Safe Scouting is to prepare adult leaders to conduct Scouting activities in a safe and prudent manner.

The Language of Scouting
Provides information about the terms and style associated with Scouting. Refer to this guide when preparing any unit publication to ensure correct and consistent use of our terms.

Use of Organization Identity and Program Symbols
Provides information about the proper use of trademarks and signature artwork. Refer to this guide when preparing any unit publication to ensure correct and consistent use of our logos.

Sample Parent Info Letters

Program Planning

The Pack's First Three Months (13-010)
This brochure was developed to help leaders get a new or reorganized unit off to a great start. This brochure is also available in Spanish.

Cub Scout Den Leader Kit (13-134)
The Cub Scout Leader Kit is provided by local councils to Cub Scout leaders in the fall of each year to help them get their units off to a successful start.

Welcome, New Den Leader (13-231)
This brochure provides a quick overview of the Cub Scout program along with helpful information for new leaders.

Program Ideas for Your First Month of Den Meetings (13-232)
If there are any new boys in your Wolf, Bear, or Webelos den, use these program ideas to help them earn their Bobcat badge, which every boy in Cub Scouting must complete.

Cub Scout Program Helps (34409)
For your convenience, the current and next month's program helps (from the annual Program Helps publication) can be downloaded from this Web site.

Cub Scout Program Themes
Here's a look ahead at the monthly program themes for Cub Scouting for the next few years.

Annual Pack Budget Plan ("Plan Your Ideal Year of Scouting")
This plan is geared to help you provide funding for you pack's annual program, obtain sufficient resources for activities, and involve the youth members and their families in the planning process

Conducting Activities

Leave No Trace: Frontcountry Guidelines (13-032)
This brochure contains information about Leave No Trace, a plan that helps people protect the environment for future generations, as well as the Leave No Trace Award program.

Order of the Arrow Involvement in the Cub Scout Camping Program (13-069)
Enlisting the assistance of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting's "brotherhood of cheerful service," in your camping program can benefit both your pack and the OA lodge.

Cub Scout Outdoor Program Guidelines (13-631)
Most boys join Cub Scouting because of the outdoor activities. The guidelines and tips provided by this publication will help you to deliver a safe and fun-filled outdoor program.

Age-Appropriate Guidelines for Scouting Activities (18-260)
Program-specific criteria are designed to assist unit leaders in determining what activities are age-appropriate for their participants.

Advancement and Awards

Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide
The program is a supplemental enrichment program that provides recognition for learning and skill development that complements the existing Cub Scout program.  The Academics subjects and Sports activities allow boys to learn new skills and have fun.

Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award (13-228)
Tiger Cubs, Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts have the opportunity to earn the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award. Boys may earn the award in each of the program years as long as the requirements are completed each year.

Cub Scout Leader Recognition Awards (13-595)
Recognition awards are available to Cub Scout leaders who complete training, tenure, and performance requirements.

Webelos Transition (18-086)
Indicates how a pack and troop can work together to facilitate the boys' transition from Webelos to Boy Scouts.

Leader Training

New Leader Brochures
This series of brochures was designed to provide an at-a-glance orientation for new Cub Scout leaders.
Tiger Cub Den Leader (13-233) [PDF]
Cub Scout Den Leader (13-239) [PDF]
Webelos Den Leader (13-247) [PDF]
Cubmaster (13-237) [PDF]
Pack Committee Member (13-240) [PDF]

The Pack Trainer (13-152)
An overview of a key pack leadership position. The pack trainer's objective is to have 100 percent of the pack leaders trained in their position responsibilities.

Cub Scout Leader Fast Start Viewer Guide (06-801)
Used in conjunction with the Cub Scout Fast Start video (item AV-01V022), this guide will help you understand and carry out your responsibilities as a Cub Scout den leader.

Cub Scout Leader Basic Training (02-943)
Cub Scout Leader Basic Training is a training course for Cubmasters, their assistants, den leaders, pack committee members, and all other Cub Scout leaders.

Basic Leader Training (18-813)
The new Basic Leader Training is a seamless training program that helps leaders easily graduate through the courses quickly and with little duplication.