Cub Scout Science Program

Note: Any (7) course credit hours are the Bachelor level in Cub Scouting Program,

any (7) additional course credit hours constitute the Master level in Cub Scouting Program.


Den & Pack Programs

CSP 212 A/B/C – Mastering Cubmastering (3 sessions)

Feeling "in over your head" as a new Cubmaster?  Or are you an experienced Cubmaster just wanting to learn proven techniques to lead your pack to greatness?  Come join an experienced Cubmaster to take a deep dive into your role as "leader of the Pack" and learn how to make your Pack rock and roll.  This program will discuss how Pack committees can successfully balance workloads of leaders and provide valuable information on running a pack, including: planning; proven in-school recruitment techniques, induction ceremonies, pack traditions, well-executed campouts, pinewood derbies, Blue & Golds, and working with parents.


CSP 116 – Lion Cubs for Kindergarteners

Learn more about the fun, hands-on activities in the Lion program for kindergarten age youth that introduces them and their family to Scouting.  Based on the 10 Purposes of Cub Scouting and Cub Scouting's Core Values, Lions is the entry point into Scouts BSA  Come learn about and share your experiences with the Lions program to make this introduction to Cub Scouting a roaring success.


CSP 112 - Cub Scout Den Leader – Tiger and Wolf

The Tiger and Wolf programs are the building blocks of the Cub Scouts program. We will discuss the why of the Adventure program to hook new youth on Scouting as they advance. And, how to get these parents involved to become committed leaders is the start of their journey in Scouts BSA.  (This class will NOT offer a Trained card.)


CSP 114A – Transitioning Webelos to Scouts BSA

Webelos to the Arrow of Light program sequence is designed to prepare Scouts for leadership and responsibility to succeed in a troop.  We will discuss the foundation in Webelos then how the Arrow of Light requirements are designed to ensure Scouts will find a troop that meets their interests and puts them on the Trail to Eagle. 


CSP 203 - Duty to God

Take a close look at Ethics in Action, Character Connections and the Religious Emblems Program.  These programs add an opportunity for Scouts to develop mentally and spiritually.  Learn how the Cub Scout Adventures provides a stronger emphasis on our duty to God for all Scouts to explore faith development within their family.


CSP 213 - Using Your Den Chief  

Who's a Cub Scout leader's best friend?  It should be the Den Chief.  Discover what a Den Chief is and how this Scout from a neighboring Troop can help run an exciting den program.  This trained Scout role model plays a very important part in the leadership team and links the troop to your Pack to charge up every Cub Scout to advance on the Trail to Eagle. 


CSP 304 - Cub Scout STEM & NOVA 

Come learn fun ways to incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) activities into your den and Pack program. Learn about Scouts USA STEM awards NOVA and Super NOVA to increase Scout learning.  Learn about resources that are available to make your unit’s STEM program the best it can be.


CSP 309 - Awards to Make Your Program Excel

Boys and adults love doing fun things and receiving recognition.   Lord Baden Powell said ‘Scouting is a game with a purpose.’   Cub Scouting has many awards for Cubs and adults with requirements that will add fun to your program.  Learn about these many awards and how to round out your program with new activities and recognition.



Outdoor Scouting

CSP 117A/B – Cub Scouting in the Outdoors (2 sessions)

Does your Pack have "outing" in your Pack’s Scouting program?  Learn Cub Scout camping rules, how to use the Guide to Safe Scouting, why BALOO training for adults is essential, and using the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award to enhance your program.  Learn why and how to keep your Cub Scouts engaged in the outdoors that makes Outing in Scouting program unique. 


CSP 120 / CED 228- Outdoor Ethics for Cub Scouts and First Year Scouts BSA

BSA Outdoor Ethics is integral to Scouting.   Learn how the Leave No Trace Bigfoot’s Playbook can be used with your outdoor program and advancement requirements for Scouts 6 to 13 years old.   Found out how the 38 activities in this guide can help you to develop and incorporate Outdoor Ethics activities into your Pack and Troop outings.

CSP 130 - First Time Campers – Getting Families Out Camping

You’ve just welcomed new families to your Pack.   Your Pack calendar has a family camping trip coming up.  But these new families look bewildered and cost conscious.  Here’s the course to draw them into the ‘Outing’ that is in Scouting.  We’ll review the rules of family camping, what’s necessary for that first weekend outing and how to minimize the cost.


Committee Members

CSP 215A/B - Pack Committee Workshop (2 sessions)

Learn how an effective Pack Committee operates.  You'll find out what the Pack Committee does - the administrative and organizational side of running a Cub Scout Pack.  Topics such as membership, fundraising, and activities planning will be discussed.  Learn proven methods to plan an effective, exciting YEAR-ROUND program.


CSP 211 - Pack Budgeting

Perhaps budgets are not your strength.  Learn how to create a Pack budget that will fuel your program to success.   Learn about great sources of fundraising income then how to plan your Pack and Den programs to create and maintain a strong Cub Pack.


CSP 218 - Pack Annual Planning

Planning your Pack program is the first step to a successful year of Cub Scouting.   Learn how to effectively use the Journey to Excellence to plan your program to maximize Scout retention and continue to grow your Pack with a fun program of learning and outdoor adventure.


CSP 301 - Successful Recruiting and Retaining Cub Scouts

A continuous flow of new Cub Scouts keeps your Pack alive and teaches families the enjoyment of Scouting.  Learn how to maximize those recruitment materials and other techniques to attract and retain youth – a must for the health of every Pack!


CSP 302 - Recruiting and Developing Adult Leaders 

You've brought in the Cub Scouts, now more adult volunteers and leaders are needed.  New adult members are the lifeblood of all healthy Packs.  Learn how to turn new parents into new Cub Scout leaders to show them how to be enthusiastic Scouters.


CSP 207 - Every Pack Deserves a Pack Trainer

“Every Scout deserves a trained leader” and the Pack Trainer helps to guide leaders towards training to increase leader effectiveness and ultimately, Scout retention. Learn how this key pack committee position guides new families joining your Pack to available training in your district and Baltimore Area Council.


Engaging All Our Scouts

CSP 307 / CED 225 - Cubs with Special Needs

This course will describe some of the things you can do to help Cubs of all abilities to Do THEIR Best to have fun, learn new skills, and help the pack go in your Cub Scout Program. Learn how to work with parents to better understand the strengths of their Cub and to adapt Cub Scout adventures to the special abilities of their scout.  Learn how Cubs with different ABILITIES enhance the experience of the whole pack and can even teach the most seasoned leader a thing or two.


CSP 312 Scouting is a Game with a Purpose

In 1936, William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt wrote "Scouting is a game--a wonderful game, full of play and full of laughter, keeping him busy, keeping him happy. Scouting is 'learning by doing' things that are enjoyable--exciting things!" Learn a few tips and tricks to make Scouting a game in your unit.


CSP 314 Think Outside the Book

Do you learn best by listening to a speaker? Do you need to read the material through for better comprehension? Do you what to take things apart and put them back together to understand how they work? Chances are your Cub Scouts learn best in a variety of ways and they aren't all the same. This class will show you seven different learning styles and give you examples on how to incorporate those learning styles into your program to better reach every Cub Scout.


CSP315 Stress Management Techniques for Cub Scout Leaders – New for 2021! (Amy Francis)

Stress and personal reactions to stress is impacting youth and adults at a greater degree than ever before.  When faced with a new or challenging situation, youth can experience an uncomfortable increase in their stress levels, leading to everything from behavioral challenges to feeling physically unwell.  We will briefly touch on some of the science behind increasing and decreasing stress levels to reduce the impact on the learning process and physical well-being.  The class will provide participants with stress management techniques that can be used to help youth and adult leaders decrease their stress levels and get the most out of the Scouting Adventure.


CSP316 / CED316 Emergency Preparedness Award for Cub Scouts

When an emergency occurs, it can affect every BSA youth and adult member in the immediate area. Earning the award teaches participants to respond first, as an individual; second, as a member of a family; and third, as a member of a Scouting unit serving their neighborhood and community. This award will allow all Scouts and Scouters to become informed, be prepared, and act promptly and appropriately in the event of emergencies, whether they are natural or man-made.  Learn more how to implement this award in your Cub Scout Pack so that Scouts and adult leaders can earn the individual Emergency Preparedness Award.

This page updated 02/01/2021
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