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Cubcast is an audio podcast featuring a variety of how-to and information topics for Cub Scouting leaders and parents. Click the RSS icon to the left for the subscription URL, or download individual episodes below.


A-Camping We Will Go - May 2009, part 1
It’s tent pitching time! Download the May Cubcast to hear about camping opportunities and tips for making your Cub Scout camping experience memorable. And listen to part two for details on the ScoutParents initiative.

ScoutParents - May 2009, part 2
In part two of the May Cubcast, you’ll hear about the “ScoutParents” initiative from the BSA. Learn how this new volunteer position is contributing to retention, and how you can get your unit involved as we visit with Chris Smith, a Program Administration Specialist with the national office Council Solutions Group.

Leave Nothing But Footprints - April 2009, part 1
Learn helpful tactics for the critical Cub Scout spring recruiting effort, as we visit with Darlene Sprague, Area 3 Commissioner for the Northeast Region and the 100th Anniversary Vice President for the Greater Niagara Frontier Council. This is part two of a two-part podcast.

Spring Recruiting - April 2009, part 2
Learn helpful tactics for the critical Cub Scout spring recruiting effort as we visit with Darlene Sprague, Area 3 commissioner for the Northeast Region and the 100th Anniversary vice president for the Greater Niagara Frontier Council. This is part two of a two-part podcast.

Jurassic Pack, Special Needs Scouts - March 2009
Experience the Jurassic period with your Cub Scouts on this month’s Cubcast! Hear how to make the theme for April come alive for your boys. And we’ll talk about how to work with special needs Scouts, with valuable insights regardless of whether you have any special needs youth in your den.

When I Grow Up, Song Leading - February 2009
Join us for a discussion about When I Grow Up, the Cub Scout theme for March, with insights on how to make the theme resonate for the boys in your den. And song leading is on the agenda as well. Even if you can’t carry a tune in the proverbial bucket, you’ll hear some great suggestions on how to share the universal language of music.

American ABCs, Webelos-to-Scout transition - January 2009
The January Cubcast features ideas for activities related to February's American ABCs theme, and we'll also take an in-depth look at Webelos-to-Scout transition with our national commissioner, Tico Perez.

A-Maze-Ing Games, Childhood Obesity - December 2008
January’s Cub Scout theme is A-Maze-Ing Games, and we have tons of great ideas for how to implement that theme. Then we’ll talk with an expert on the important subject of childhood obesity, and how Cub Scouting helps combat this alarming trend.

Holiday Lights, Philmont Training Center - November 2008
’Tis the season, and we’re taking a look at fun activities, advancement opportunities, and how Cub Scouts’ monthly core purposes and values are supported by next month’s Cub Scout theme of Holiday Lights. Plus, earn a chance win a free scholarship to Philmont Training Center next summer. Listen to this podcast for details.

Seeds of Kindness, Popcorn Sales - October 2008
Fall has fallen and we’re spreading “Seeds of Kindness” on the October 2008 Cubcast. Hear some great ideas for November’s theme on acts of kindness the boys can perform in the spirit of the coming holiday season. Plus, discover great ways to ensure the success of your fall popcorn sale! No mp3 player or iPod needed to listen. Just click on the file and let it play!

Adventures in Books, Peer to Peer Cub Scout Recruiting - September 2008
Get a jump on October’s Cub Scout theme of Adventures in Books by listening to this podcast, chockfull of tips for activities and actions to make the theme come alive for your boys! And we’ll take an in depth look at peer-to-peer recruiting, one of the most effective ways to bring new youth into the Scouting movement.

New Buddies, New Boy Events - August 2008
The August Cubcast features ideas for activities related to September’s New Buddies theme, and we’ll also take an in-depth look at New Boy Events, which will come in handy during the upcoming fall recruiting season.

S'More Summer Fun, Cub Scout Fall Recruiting - July 2008
S'More Summer Fun is just around the corner! Download July's Cubcast to hear super ideas for August theme activities. Plus, hear an insightful overview on preparing for the fall recruiting season. Just click the Cubcast thumbnail picture to access the podcast. No mp3 player needed!

H2OHHH!, Internet Safety - June 2008
Dive right in to our June 2008 Cubcast as we explore ways to make a splash with July's theme of H2OHHH! We talk with Michelle Gee, Cub Scout training chair for the Last Frontier Council in Oklahoma City, on ways to tie advancement to the theme and how to reinforce the month's highlighted core values. This month's issue interview covers Internet safety with Linda Criddle, whose book, Look Both Ways, uses real-life examples to explain Internet safety risks and gives simple and practical advice on avoiding those risks.

Go for the Gold, Roundtable Meetings - May 2008
Our May 2008 Cubcast features great ideas on how to integrate June’s “Go for the Gold” theme into your den meetings with Mick Yonkus, assistant Cubmaster for Pack 1152 in the Detroit Area Council. And we’ll visit with Christina Gables, troop committee chair for Troop 400 of the Western Los Angeles Council; she’s the volunteer who literally wrote the book on roundtable, and she’s got insights galore on the value of roundtable meetings. Plus, we have timely summer reminders.

Leaf It to Cubs, Youth Protection - April 2008
Spring has sprung and April’s Cubcast features ideas for getting outside with the boys to experience Leaf It to Cubs, the theme for May. And since April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and BSA’s Youth Protection and Personal Safety Awareness Month, we’ll be talking about youth protection and the timely release of a brand-new DVD resource on the topic.

Abracadabra, Bullying - March 2008
Now you see it, now you don’t! But you can always hear it on March’s Cubcast, as we discuss ways to enhance the April theme of Abracadabra with Toni Welch, an experienced Cubmaster trainer. Plus, get some sound advice on how to deal with bullies from Dr. Carol Watkins, who is board certified in child psychiatry.

Litter to Glitter, Academics and Sports - February 2008
February’s podcast covers the March Cub Scout theme of Litter to Glitter. Get great ideas for how to implement the theme from Ray Alverson, an assistant council commissioner in the Houston area. Then learn the details of the Academics and Sports program from Bruce Hopper, a Cubmaster and District Committee Chair for the Mohican Council in central Massachusetts.

Chinese New Year, Anniversary Month - January 2008
Caren Tamkin, a Unit Commissioner in California, has some fun and insightful tips and observations about February’s Chinese New Year theme. Then Jamie Shearer, Associate Director for the Cub Scout Division at the National Council, sheds some light on Anniversary Month, including ways to help engage your Cub Scouts for Scout Sabbath and Scout Sunday, featuring special guests Rabbi Peter Hyman and Father Don Hummel.