November 21, 2010 8:32 pm

As I mentioned here, I enjoyed doing this when I was could from early 2008 until mid-2010.  I particularly liked getting to share ideas that worked well in the Cub Scout pack where I served as Cubmaster.

Due to my time commitments, I am not able to continue to do update the site. However, I am leaving it here in case some of the information is helpful.

I wish the best of luck to all the Cub Scout leaders and parents out there who are helping plan and put on great Cub Scout programming.

By the way, if you are interested in hiking or walking trails in Arkansas or Oklahoma, I would encourage you to check out, my hiking website.

–Mike Newman


Big Rig 18 Wheeler Kit

July 28, 2010 4:21 pm

Create your own PWD 18 wheeler big rig that comes complete with the Adventure Base 100 Tour graphics that will be on trucks traveling across the US in 2010.

Kit includes 1 trailer, 18 wheels, 2 axles, 8 long axles, trailer connector, 1 small wheel base, 1 large wheel base, 2 cab panels, 1 woos cab block, instructions with template for carving.

Truck races on existing Pinewood Derby track.

Cub Scouts Meet Here!

July 26, 2010 3:11 pm

Cub Scouting means “doing.” Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing things.

Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting—citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. Many of the activities happen right in the den and pack. The most important are the weekly den meetings and the monthly pack meetings.

National Council’s Cub Scout page has links to download the NEW meeting plans.

Digital Resource

July 14, 2010 1:55 pm

For those Cub Scouts leaders who prefer digital resources, your wait is over.

Part of the new Cub Scout Delivery Model, this new resource offers den meeting plans for all ranks, plus pack meeting plans connected to monthly themes.

Also includes a light overview of the Cub Scouts program, an introduction to den leader responsibilities and den management, and an online resource list.

Other  resources available include:

  • Cub Scout Leader Book
  • Webelos Leader Book
  • Roundtable Planning Guide
  • Cub Scout Den & Pack Ceremonies


A Transition for

June 6, 2010 5:47 pm

About two-and-a-half years ago, I started this noncommercial blog website with the goal of helping Cub Scouters put on a great Cub Scout program.  In particular, I wanted to share with others the things which, as a Cubmaster, I found had been very helpful in our pack with Cub Scout recruiting and retention.

Among the things that worked well for us were having good planning and communication, fun activities and field trips, an emphasis on getting rank badges earned, and remembering that the boys want and need to do things in the outdoors.

I have been pleasantly surprised at the level of success has had in being able to reach a wide audience since it has been in operation.

At present, my time commitments (work, family, my hiking website) are such that this is a good time to pass administration of the site on to someone else.

I am pleased to announce that Nancy Davis, a long-time Scouter in Florida, will be handling the administration of from here forward.  I know she will do a great job.  I am very appreciative of her being able to carry on the goal of of providing helpful information and tips for Cub Scouters.

Mike Newman

May-Jun 2010 Magazine News Briefs

May 17, 2010 6:27 pm

Trailhead (formerly “News Briefs”) in the May-Jun 2010 issue of Scouting magazine includes the following news stories of interest to Cub Scouters:

  • Scouting Centennial Csatari Mural
  • BSA Motorsports Marketing Program
  • BSA Alumni Program
  • 2009 Annual Report


May-Jun 2010 Scouting Magazine

May 16, 2010 2:58 pm

The May-Jun 2010 issue of Scouting magazine is available at the magazine website.

This issue has articles of interest to Cub Scouters on the following subjects:

  • Cub Scout Geocaching Fun. Link
  • New Cub Scout Program (Cub Scouts 2010). Link
  • Belt Loop Day Scheduling. Link
  • Building Durable Self-Esteem. Link
  • Outdoor Footgear. Link
  • Rattlesnake Safety. Link
  • Camp Java. Link