August 19 2018 Cub Parent Orientation and Leader Training Signup Survey

This a "sign up survey" for Cub Parent Orientation and Leader Training on Sunday, August 19, 2018 (1:00 to 4:30 p.m.) at -- somewhere at Woodward Academy -- we're getting relocated to the Upper School and will advise those who signed up.  This is a free event.  Come after brunch, or bring your lunch.

This program is an introduction to Cub Scouting for all parents and a combination of "Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific Training" for all Pack Roles -- or "Cub Scout Leader Team Training", so bring your whole team -- what you do to share ideas and make plans with your team may be the best part of the program.  "Cub Scout Leader Team Training" is geared to give your team Den Leaders and Cubmasters and Assistants and Committee Members the knowledge and skills they need to have a fun and meaningful activities for their Scouts.

We require "advance signup" because we will provide materials for attendees, and we cannot magically produce extra copies for people who "drop in" -- and in order to have a class, we need to have at least 10 signed up by 11:34 pm on the Wednesday before, so sign up:  if the class is cancelled, we'll only tell the few who signed up.   This Class is ON.

More details about the class are in the survey below . . .

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* 1. First . . .

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* 2. My Cub Scout leadership role is (select all that apply -- for new leaders wondering about the animal names, Lions (new in 2018) are generally Kindergarten, Tigers are generally 1st Grade, Wolves 2nd Grade, Bears 3rd Grade, and Webelos are 4th and 5th Grade):

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* 3. Have you participated in a Scout Leader training course before?

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* 4. Note: this "Cub Scout Leader Specific Training" will NOT divide into separate Den Leader, Cubmaster and Committee training classes. The reasons are that this is an introduction program for all parents to get the most of the Cub Scouting experience, so we want you to find out how you would like to help ... and:

1) in Cub Scouting, you're either a Den Leader leading Scouts, or your job is to help your Den Leader lead Scouts ... so if you are going to help Den Leaders, you need to know what Den Leaders do;

2) many of you Den Leaders and Cubmasters often take on the harder "Pack Support Roles" that are ideally done by Pack Committee Members and Pack helpers, and so you need to know what is involved -- both to get it done if nobody steps up,  and to pass the job to a willing Helper when you find one;

3) Den Leaders need to know what Cubmasters do and how Pack Activities run, so that they can work better with Cubmasters and at Pack Activities.

As a result, the class will run a little longer than a "one level only" class to cover the differences and ways to "incorporate all" in one meeting.

Does that present a concern for you?

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* 5. To help us plan, tell us some more information about your Pack, its Scouts, and its Leadership.

First . . . how big is your Pack this spring?

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* 6. Also: the Trainers reserve the right to cancel the session on 24 hours notice if fewer than 7 attendees are firmly committed to attend.

The reason for this is that the lessons cannot be effectively learned without having at least a "den size" in the Class -- and attendees will have a more valuable experience in a larger group. You can check in with for updates on signups as the date approaches.

Does this create a problem for you?

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* 7. Are there others you know of in your Pack who would be interested in attending this Cub Leader Training class?

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* 8. Thank you for your responses. Please let us know if you have any other questions or comments about our Training -- like whether you have specific topics, questions or issues you would like to see covered in this class? -- put them below, or email with your comments.