Renewed wows: Check out the changes in the November Cubcast

Spring may be the season of renewal, but fall’s when Cub Scout packs hit the reset button for the year.

Which is also the perfect time for Cubcast to do the same. As I mentioned in August, the podcast has been completely reimagined, with your help, and the November 2012 episode is the result of that revamp. If you ask me, it’s a hit. The new hosts bring a fresh energy and a sense of authority to the informative, 10-minute episode. And the shout-out to my blog makes it even sweeter!

The subject matter for this month’s episode is about renewal, too — as in the unit charter renewal process, a timely reminder this time of year.

Who are the new hosts? Meet Regional Operations Manager (and past leader of the Cub Scout Division) Sam Thompson. He’s joined at the microphone by Cub Scout volunteer extraordinaire Janet Griffin. This month, the two chat with Terrie Wilder, assistant council commissioner for charter renewal for the Mount Baker (Wash.) Area Council.

Listen to the November 2012 Cubcast or catch up with past episodes here.

Boy Scout Leaders, Listen Up!

Cubcast is great for pack and den leaders, but what about Boy Scout volunteers?

Just wait — ScoutCast will air Jan. 1.

Think of it as a roundtable or after-hours discussion. Sure, we all know how to teach kids about cooking over a campfire or tying a sheepshank, but ScoutCast will focus on topics like anger management, bullying, or dealing with kids with ADHD or hyperactivity.

I’m thinking it’s something Boy Scout leaders won’t want to miss.

7 thoughts on “Renewed wows: Check out the changes in the November Cubcast

  1. Perfect timing. One of my Wood Badge goals is to hold anger management/awareness training with my Troop. Looking forward to it and hopefully can weave it into the training plan!

  2. I would like to see more discussion on special needs boys. We have a troop full of them. Since all have some sort of an issue, there doesn’t seem to be much picking-on or bullying. Scouts seems to be a place where a boy can actually excell that may be behind in public school. We have a nice group of boys to deal with, but us leaders feel as though we are not properly prepared to deal with them.

  3. Why do you think I want to download a file in order to listen to a sample of CubCast? In fact, I do not want to clutter my computer with audio files that I might listen to once. I would prefer a link to the site where I can choose to listen first, then download the file if I think I will have a continued use for it.

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  5. i know its kind of soon to be rating the new cubcast, but this seems like its going to be aimed at unit level staff like cubmasters, rather than at the den level where it was before, and i can’t agree that the new hosts bring nearly the level of energy that the old hosts did, which at times was close to too much. please aim the content of these podcasts at the DLs and ADLs again. there are hundreds of places to find out how to recharter, starting with your unit chair. creative, clever, and most importantly, new ideas for den meetings are a much better use of this resource.

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