The Cub Leader's Handbook

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A reference for Cub Scouts Leaders. A full download version is available from the Scouts Canada website.

Contents

Preface Pages:

SECTION 1: GETTING STARTED

1 - All About Scouting

  • Scouting's Principles
  • Promise, Law, Motto
  • Scouting's Mission
  • Program Goals
  • Cub Program Goals
  • Program Practices
  • Basic Terminology
  • Fun and Adventure
  • Uniform

2 - Duty of Care

  • Code of Conduct for Adults
  • Position Statement
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviour (Discipline)
  • Physical Contact
  • Relationships
  • Language
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Privacy
  • Alcohol Use
  • Smoking
  • General Conduct
  • General Duty
  • Responsibility to Parents
  • Responsibility to Youth
  • Responsibility to Yourself
  • Child Abuse
  • Handling Allegations
  • Guidelines
  • Additional Resources

3 - Understanding and Involving Cubs

  • Discipline in the Pack
  • Special Needs
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Other Disabilities
  • Making Adaptations
  • Appropriate Behaviour Around Children
  • Resources

4 - Planning, Delivery and Program Standards

  • Programming Steps
  • Programming Steps Chart
  • Program Standards
  • Planning Benefits
  • Getting Started: The Details
  • Planning Schedule
  • Long-Range Plan
  • Medium-Range Plan
  • Short-Range Plan
  • Sharing the Work
  • Schedule Outline
  • Evaluating Your Program
  • Six Sample Programs
  • Resources
  • People, Places and Books
  • Meeting Schedule Templates (2005 only)

5 - Ceremonies

  • Flag Etiquette
  • Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • Grand Howl
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Swimming-Up Ceremony
  • Welcoming New Cubs
  • Investitures
  • Link Badge
  • Going Up To Scouts
  • Leave Taking
  • Activity Area Work Presentations
  • Other Awards
  • Wolf Head Totem

6 - Theme Programs

  • Involving the Cubs
  • Grouping Ideas into Themes
  • Relating to the Seven Elements
  • Check Your Calendar
  • Long-Range Theme
  • Sample Theme
  • Jungle Themes
  • The Wolf Cub Law
  • Using the Jungle Theme
  • Jungle Stories
  • Jungle Song and Chants
  • Jungle Ceremonies
  • With a Bit of Imagination
  • Resources

7 - Activity Area Programs, Part I

  • Introduction
  • Integration of Cub Activity Awards with Scout Badges
  • Delivering the Wolf Cub Program
  • Natural World Activity Area
  • Black Star
  • Outdoor Activity Area
  • Green Star
  • Creative Expression Activity Area
  • Tawny Star

8 - Activity Area Programs, Part II

  • Introduction
  • Health and Fitness Activity Area
  • Red Star
  • Home and Community Activity Area
  • Blue Star
  • Canada and the World Activity Area
  • Purple Star
  • Specialty Badges

SECTION 2: BUILDING MORE PROGRAMS WITH PROGRAM ELEMENTS

9 - Games

  • Tips for Running Games
  • Competitive vs. Cooperative
  • Types of Games
  • Game Sources
  • Other Elements

10 - Crafts

  • Organizing Crafts
  • Various Craft Projects
  • Craft Sources

11 - Music

  • Getting Started
  • Song Sources
  • Leading and Learning
  • Song to Get You Started
  • Strike Up the Band
  • Grand Finale

12 - Storytelling

  • When to Tell Stories
  • How to Prepare
  • Telling the Tale
  • To Read or Tell
  • Props
  • Story Sources
  • Using Storytelling in the Program
  • Program Ideas to Try
  • Stories with Games
  • Two Stories

13 - Playacting

  • How to Get Started
  • Type of Playacting
  • Enjoying Playacting as an Audience
  • Involving the Shy Cub
  • Pack Resources

14 - Spiritual Fellowship

  • Love and Serve God
  • Meeting Specific Needs
  • Church Parades
  • Many Faiths and Many Ways
  • Inter-Faith Celebrations
  • Religion-in-Life Program
  • Prayer and Grace
  • Program Ideas
  • Cub Elements

15 - Outdoors

  • Building the Outdoors into the Program
  • Games
  • Outdoors and the Cub Program Elements
  • Campfire Programs
  • Preparing and Conducting Outings
  • Code of Conduct
  • Planning Guidelines for Outings
  • Hikes
  • Swimming/Watercraft Activities
  • Planning and Preparing for Camping/Outdoor Activities
  • Setting Up Camp
  • Camp Organization
  • Camp Responsibilities
  • Spiritual Fellowship in Camp
  • Be Prepared

16 - Program Resources

  • What Is a Resource?
  • Typical Sources
  • Pack Inventory List of Resources
  • Guide to Local Resources
  • Scouting Resource Books

SECTION 3: KEEPING THE PROGRAM GOING

17 - Pack Organization and Administration

  • Your Pack
  • Sixes and Other Small Groups
  • Role of Sixers and Seconds
  • The Pack in the Group, Area and World Wide Organization
  • Administering the Pack
  • Your Hall
  • Communications
  • Fund-raising
  • Honours and Awards
  • Risk Management

18 - Leadership and The Team

  • Cub Leader / Assistant Cub Leader Job Description
  • Scouter-In-Training, Activity Leaders, Sixer, Second
  • Kim, Keeo
  • Shared Leadership
  • Rotation Schedule
  • Sixers' Council
  • Recruiting New Leaders
  • Investing Leaders
  • Leader Evaluation
  • Leader Recognition

19 - Linking with Colony and Troop

  • Linking Beavers to Cubs
  • Preparing Cubs to Go Up to Scouts
  • When to Advance
  • Section Linking Program

20 - The Support System

  • Partner and Group Committee
  • Parents
  • Parent Talent Survey Form
  • Group Commissioner
  • Service/Support Scouter
  • Training and Development
  • Other Development Opportunities
  • Other Resources

21 - A Brief History of Scouting

  • B.-P. and History
  • History of Canadian Scouting

Appendices

A - Child Abuse - A Guide for Scouters

B - Code of Conduct