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January Roundtable – New Information on Family Scouting: January 11

December 20, 2017

ATTN ALL CUB SCOUT UNITS – NEW INFO ON FAMILY SCOUTING. Bring your questions and discussion to RT in January
Cub Scout Early Adopter Family Program (Part I)
This is a coordinated communication from the National Commissioner Service Team, BSA’s National Director of Communications and Ass’t Chief Scout Executive Patrick Sterrett. In advance I apologize for the length of this post.
Paramount to this process to properly serve “Early Adopter” Family Program Cub Scout units, the commissioners involved at ALL levels (from Council Commissioner to Unit Commissioner) need to be proactively engaged. If you have questions about what is happening in YOUR area of responsibility, ask the next commissioner in your “chain-of-command.”
The following are the Key “take-aways” from the December 14 Family Program Soft Launch Livestream presentation:
• Soft Launch “Early Adopter” program – as soon as January 15, 2018
– Only for K-4 (Lions through Webelos I)
– Full Cub Scout Family Program rollout for the 2018-19 school year – exact dates set by local councils
– Six requirements
1. Council decides whether they want to participate in Early Adopter Program
    • Invitational e-mail package sent to all Scout Execs 12/14
    • To opt in: Scout Exe replies with council name and number
2. Council approves the pack is in good standing and has the capacity (Leadership, facilities, etc.) to participate
    • Councils may create additional requirements for packs to participate