Cub Scout Leader Info
Tiger Cub Rallies
—It's Not Too Soon to Start Planning! With spring comes Tiger Cub Rallies. This is your pack's opportunity to recruit rising first graders before summer AND get a new Tiger Leader trained and organized. During the summer you can invite these new Tigers to participate in your pack's activities and build a functioning Tiger den to which you can add new members recruited at Join Scouting Night in September.
The key to holding a successful Tiger Cub Rally is planning. Choose a "theme," pick a date in late May or early June, select a location, sign up your adult and Cub Scout helpers, set up a program for your rising first graders and their parents, gather the handouts together, and advertise, advertise, advertise. Then hold your rally. You might want to consider a "break-out" format where you welcome boys with their parents, then turn the boys over to your "helpers" for games and skill events while you give the parents the information they need. And, above all else, get your new Tiger Cubs involved in den and pack activities within a week or two of the rally. Make sure they are invited to the pack's summer activities. Use the summer to identify the new Tiger Leader if you weren't able to do that at the rally. And invite that Leader to your pack's fall Join Scouting Night.
To help you with planning your pack's Tiger Cub Rally, there’s an information package below you can download. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dan Dixon (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Turning in Applications
Electronic applications are here for scouts and adult volunteers! (for units that have "turned on" the application in their "myscouting.org" management site, See "Tutorial" below.
Membership questions can be addressed between 7-8 pm before each CBD Roundtable (generally the 2nd Thursday of each month), or before the CBD Committee Meeting (generally 7:30-8:30 the 4th Thursday of each month).
Far and away, the best option for submitting applications is either to your Unit Commissioner or at Roundtable, so that experienced volunteers and/or the District Executive can review them for glaring errors and/or answer questions. Handoff to the District Executive can then occur in person, without the need to mail or drive the applications to the Scout Service Center in Bethesda.
You should only submit the "local council copy" (and the signed disclosure form and YPT certificate for adults). Keep the other copies for backup. Please omit the instruction sheet.
Common mistakes to avoid on adult applications
- Missing COR and/or Committee Chair approval signatures.
- Missing date of birth
- Missing SSN
- Missing YPT certificate
- Missing signed disclosure form (a separate paper that is included in the application packet)
- Missing unit type and number
- Missing position code (most common positions are listed in the instruction sheet).
- Missing 3 references and their phone numbers (COR or designee should check references prior to submission of an adult application)
- Unit membership account at NCAC has insufficient funds (even by a few pennies holds up processing)
- For a "multiple registrant" (at no additional cost) in NCAC units, missing BSA ID number.