Cub Scout Program Planning

“Achievement of anything starts with a vision”

The 4 Steps of the Ideal Year of Scouting:

Click here for a 2015 Pack Annual Program Planning Guide

1. Plan: Work your way through this guide and map out the advancements, activities,
camping and training you’ll need for your Ideal Year of Scouting.
Steps to Develop Your Yearly Program Plan
• Brainstorm: Hold a brainstorming session with youth and make a list of activities.
Include a wide range of activities like field trips and service projects.
• Evaluate: The unit committee evaluates each suggestion and goes back to the unit with
an “approved” list.
• Vote: From that “approved” list, have youth vote on their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices.
The activiites receiving the most votes should be put into your program plan.

• Finalize: Put the program plan into your unit calendar and form a budget.

2. Fund: Determine the expenses from all the activities, advancements, camping and
training your unit wants to do, then decide how much fundraising your unit must do to cover those

expenses.

3. Grow: When you have a good plan, communicate it to your current and potential Scouts to

engage more boys in the Scouting program, along with their parents, to help make it all happen.

4. Train: Plan to promote trainings to your current and new leaders; every Scout deserves a