Early Adopter

CUB SCOUT GIRLS

Cub Scout Girl Dens will be permitted to officially sign-up for Scouting starting May 1st. Packs must meet the following criteria in order to participate in the Early Adoption program. Chartered Partners and unit leaders confirm interest and agree to use the family Pack model, and that they will:

  1. Be approved by the Council before they can update their pin of BeAScout (see process below)
  2. Register a minimum of four girls into a new all-girl den of the same grade to an existing pack
  3. Use the current Cub Scouting program and resources
  4. Uphold membership policies
  5. Provide input and feedback about their activities and experiences to help improve the formal rollout; this information may also be used in marketing and media outreach

GETTING STARTED

  1. Pack leadership meets with the Institutional Head of their Chartered Organization and all agree on accepting girl Dens into the Pack.
    Link to sign up your Pack as an Early Adopter: http://www.ocbsa.info/girldens.php
  2. Information needed to sign up as Early Adopter includes:
  • Names of Institutional Head, Charter Rep, and Committee Chair
  • Names of Den Leader and Assistant Den Leader along with answering if they have their current Youth Protection Training and Den Leader training
  • Number of girls currently interested and how many they plan to have by May 1st
  1. If Pack is approved by Council, the BeAScout pin will be turned on so they can update their PIN.
  • The Charter Rep needs to toggle the PIN first, followed by the Committee Chair
  • PIN options are: All Boy Pack, All Girl Pack, Both Girl and Boy Den Pack
  • PIN MUST by updated by March 15th or the Pack will have to wait for the originally projected fall launch
  1. Packs can recruit internally and by word of mouth to fill their Dens. Packs may only recruit Lion to Webelos girl Cub Scouts, not Arrow of Light.  Starting May 1st, the new Cub Scout girls will be required to register ONLINE only at org.  No hard copy applications will be accepted.  Applications will be put on hold until a minimum of 4 girls per Den are registered.

LEADERSHIP   

Each Cub Scout Girl Den must have a den leader and assistant den leader. There must be at least one female leader per den. Both the Cub Scout Den Leader and Assistant Den Leader must have current Youth Protection Training and training at their den level. Training is available at www.my.scouting.org 

UNIFORM

The Cub Scout Girls will have new uniform options available for purchase at all our local Scout Shops starting May 1st.

  • Council Service Center in Santa Ana: 1211 East Dyer Road, Santa Ana, CA 92705 |  (714) 979-4554
  • Laguna Hills: 25292 McIntyre, Suite P, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 |  (949) 639-0320
  • Anaheim: 1501 N. Raymond, Ste. “O”, Anaheim, CA 92801 |  (714) 774-3270

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Girls that sign up this spring with Early Adoption Packs will be able to earn their Bobcat Rank, attend Cub Scout Day Camp, Cub Scout Resident Camp at Lost Valley, Cub specific programs at the Sea Base and participate in Summertime Pack Activities. Below is an example of the program sequence for Early Adopter Packs with girls:

May

  • Form girl Dens and conduct a get acquainted gathering
  • Purchase new uniforms (less Rank specific items)
  • Complete the Bobcat Badge requirements
  • Attend the Pack Meeting—Cubmaster welcomes new girls and new Den Leaders to the Pack
  • Attend Scout-O-Rama

June

  • Participate in Pack Graduation and receive Rank book, neckerchief, and slide
  • Attend and participate in a Pack summer time activity (i.e. beach party BBQ)

June/July/August

  • Attend District Cub Scout Day Camp

July

  • Attend and participate in a Pack summer time activity (i.e. over-night family campout)

August

  • Attend and participate in a Pack summer time activity (i.e. visit a museum)

September

  • Begin weekly or bi-weekly Den meetings
  • Attend the Pack meeting
  • Attend a Pack event
  • Participate in the Pack new member recruitment night—Invite new girls to join existing Dens and/or organize new girl Dens

In addition to offering Cub Scouts to girls and boys in 2018, a program for older girls will begin in 2019, providing young women the path to earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

EVALUATION

Evaluations will be completed throughout the year and a survey will be sent out in July and December. Your participation is needed to provide valuable feedback for program continuation or expansion.

DISTRICT CUB SCOUT GIRL CHAMPION

Each district will have a champion to assist Packs with implementing the new Cub Scout Girl program.