Wednesday, December 2, 2015

I'm in charge but I keep losing stuff!

I am a horrid planner. How I ended up Cub Master, I'll never know. People tell me how organized I am based on small windows of perfection. It's a ruse, I tell ya! I have everyone fooled. 
Two months in a row now, I haven't had my planning sheet at pack meeting. Last month, I left it on my bed and was able to have my daughter take some pictures of it and text them to me. This month, I couldn't find it amid the reality of my chaos. I decided I need to do something better. The boys deserve better. I deserve better. So, with inspiration from some Pinterest pins, this is my end result. I hope it works for you as much as I'm sure it will work for me. There is two versions of this booklet. One for LDS units and one for other chartered groups. If you're not sure, the LDS does not utilize the Tiger portion of Cub Scouts. Specify which pdf you'd like and I'll email the file of this. It's already set in a booklet format. All you need to make sure of is that page 1 has page 2 printed on the back, page 3 has page 4, and so on. I did realize tonight there isn't a space for the Bobcat rank advancement on the planning sheets for the booklet. I'll add that for next year as I'll update the calendar.
I'm already excited at the fact that there will be less to prep before each committee meeting because of this. And maybe I'll quit losing my papers (and my mind). 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Forms for new cub program

3-13-2017 Update!
The updates from the fall 2016 have been completed for some time now. Any recent requests have been sent the updated PDF forms. Because I do much on my phone, the images here haven't been updated. 
It has been requested that I do the Lion program. Because of the infancy of the program, the things I want to put in to the forms are not yet available. As soon as they are, it's on my list to complete. 
The graphics for the changed requirements in the Bear rank haven't been updated by National as of yet. 
Thanks for your interest and I hope they continue to be a valuable tool for leaders. 

12-05-2016 Update!
I am currently in the process of updating these forms to reflect the changes that were just made to the cub program. Look for them soon!

I loved my previous forms so much I was sad when I heard the new program would be changing nearly everything. What would I do? Yep, that's right. I made a new form for the new program. But this time I did more. I have been a Webelos leader for 6 years now but I also realize the other ranks could utilize a format similar to what I use. So, here they are, record keeping forms for Webelos, Bear, Wolf, and Tiger cub scouts.
If you notice something that needs fixed or isn't included that you think should be, please let me know. If you would prefer the pdf format of these forms, I can certainly email them to you as well.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Webelos record keeping

I had been struggling with record-keeping for my webelos. I looked for a form that I could track with, but I just couldn't find anything I liked. I was looking for something that would be on 1 page and that included everything possible for a Webelos to earn. I quit looking and decided to make my own. What I ended up with is a form that is quartered with the Webelos requirements on one side and any beltloops that are part of a badge on the back.

I was also able to make a booklet version for the cub to track in. It is handy for the parents to have the reference of the belt loops. It's really nice to have matching forms to cross reference between home and den. Keep in mind the best form to track in is one that works for you. It took me 4 years to get to this. Hope this helps.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

In the beginning

Well, here it goes. I've been wanting a place to share my cub creations and a place to post some of my favorite resources. Bare with me as I figure things out here and I hope the things you find here are helpful as you fulfill your scouting roll.