Latest Episodes

September 2019 – New Preview Adventures Begin!
August 27, 2019

You may remember a CubCast episode back in June about preview adventures. Well, those adventures are now up and running. Lisa Wylie, chair of the National Cub Scout Committee, returns to CubCast to tell us how it’s going,

August 2019 – Parent Orientation
July 24, 2019

Hopefully your recruiting efforts are bringing lots of new boys and girls into your dens and packs. But welcoming new members also means welcoming new parents, and you need to let those new to the program know what’s expected of both the Cub Scout and ...

July 2019 – Welcoming All New Families
June 25, 2019

Sometimes a new family might come in with a little bit of anxiety—maybe they’re not exactly sure what they’ve gotten themselves into—and it’s important that we make them comfortable. These new parents are future Cubmasters or den leaders or even just g...

June 2019 – Preview Adventures
May 29, 2019

We’ve got something brand new to talk about for this episode, something called (drum roll, please) preview adventures. Hmm, you might be saying to yourself, I wonder what that’s about? Joining us to tell us all about this exciting new initiative is Lis...

May 2019 – Training: Why You Need It and How to Get It
April 26, 2019

This episode is all about training: why it’s important, how to get trained, and everything you need to know about training. Longtime volunteer Grace Davidson wrote the scripts and provided content for the new e-learning training modules.

April 2019 – Scouts with Special Needs
March 28, 2019

Special needs can mean anything from a learning disability like dyslexia to hearing loss to a physical disability like cerebral palsy. Even if you don’t have any special needs youth in your den or pack, you’re sure to find this discussion with Warren W...

March 2019 – Summer Activities
February 21, 2019

This month we discuss the question: “What summer activities should my den get involved in?” We know about camping, and if you need more information on that, go to the February 2018 CubCast. But Erica Smalls, the Cubmaster for Pack 387 in Bedford,

February 2019 – How to Transition From Webelos Scouts to Scouts BSA When There Are No Troops
January 24, 2019

Your all-girl Webelos den is getting ready to transition into a Scouts BSA troop, but because troops for girls are only just now forming, what’s a leader to do? Usually, we search high and low for someone with lots of experience on our topic,

January 2019 – Serving Smaller Dens and Packs
January 01, 2019

A good size for a den is about six to eight youth members. But what if you’ve only been able to recruit two or three youth members? Does that qualify as a den? If so, how does that affect the pack? Cubmaster extraordinaire Matt Janchar, whom you may remem

December 2018 – Get Ready for the Pinewood Derby®!
December 01, 2018

You’re probably busy with end-of-year and holiday preparations, but, pinewood derby time will be here before you know it. If you haven’t started planning yet, we’ve got you covered. We were lucky enough to get Matt Gaor, the event chair of New York’s Pine