My next knot officially started on April 9th 2011, after I attained the Cub Master knot. To me, it’s actually the continuation of being Cub Master. Besides the training, the Cub Scouter knot actually has more items to complete than Cub Master. Cub Master however is more public. As Cub Master I will continue to do my job. I recognize and realize that being in this position it is very easy for me to attain this knot. However, for some Committee Members & Den Leaders some of these points might be harder than others. That is the key to this knot and others is stretching yourself to get the end result. Yike…that means that I am not stretching myself. While true in some sense, the way I am viewing it, is I am making the Pack Go. Some of it comes easy, others it is a stretch. Either way you look at it, knots provide a path to completion. Working the requirements will help the Pack attain certain goals and provide that activities are actually happening.
One great thing about this knot, is if you have a Den Leader who is not able to attend Roundtables or Pow-wow, but is doing everything else, then it’s a great way to reward them. Hence the fact, that I can as Cub Master officially recognize a Den Leader and Committee Member who helps out officially.
Cub Scouter Knot items san Training Requirement:
Do five of the following:
Assist in planning a pack program that results in advancement in rank by a minimum of 50 percent of pack members each year. (I do this when Planning the Year. This year we are doing it as a Pack Committee)
Serve as an adult leader related to a pack that earns the national Quality Unit Award. (Been doing that for two years now. Will be the same for JTE)
Serve as leader of a blue and gold dinner, pinewood derby, space derby, raingutter regatta, field day, picnic or other Cub Scout pack activity. (Yeah, that’s me. But I will claim Summer Time Pack Award planning)
Give leadership to a promotional effort that results in at least 60 percent of pack families subscribing to Boys’ Life magazine. (Pack Committee choice to just include fee in Scout Fee for the year.)
Develop or update a Tiger Cub or Cub Scout den activity book listing local places to go, things to do, costs, distances, etc., for the five Tiger Cub areas, or for at least 12 Cub Scout themes. (Um….outside of forwarding the 2010 Den Themes to Den Leaders, I will coach them. But this really is a Wood Badge ticket item and I will guide them. )
Give leadership to planning and conducting a pack service project. (Duh….it’s what I do)
Organize participation of a pack in the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. (I gave a whole Pack Meeting about this. Plus I do talk about it all the time.)
Help conduct two annual pack Friends of Scouting campaigns. (Did that for two years…..will “talk about it” each year.)
Serve as a leader for members of your pack attending a Cub Scout day camp or resident camp. (Third Year in a Row…;)
Cub Master Knot:
As a Cubmaster or assistant Cubmaster in a pack, earn the national Quality Unit Award at least twice.
Earn the National Summertime Pack Award at least once.
Plan and conduct pack meetings during each year registered as Cubmaster.