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ScoutCast Podcasts Are Here!

For the past few years, Cub Scout leaders have had an opportunity to listen in on some really great program ideas and useful tips for packs and dens from experts all across the nation, as well as getting the latest and greatest news about Cub Scouting, just by downloading the monthly podcast known as CubCast. Now Scoutmasters, Varsity Scout coaches, and Venturing crew Advisors have their own source of information.

Beginning with the inaugural episode in January, ScoutCast provides a new way for leaders of older youth to learn about some of the less tangible aspects of Scouting. In last month’s first episode, you can hear from Michael Gurian, a world-renowned behaviorist and author of multiple books on gender-specific learning and behavior. Michael will help leaders identify and deal with bullying in their units. The ensuing months will feature topics such as appropriate discipline, working with special-needs youth, best methods of handling economic diversity within your unit, and anger management.

We’ve heard your concerns and are pleased to start giving you more of the tools you need to better lead and teach the youth you serve. Please encourage all of your leaders to take advantage of these simple and easily accessed training opportunities. And, let us know what we can do to help you! Chances are, you’re not alone, and the very challenges you are facing are shared by other leaders across the organization. Just send us an email at scoutcast@scouting.org and we’ll do everything we can to get your topic handled.

You can find ScoutCast (and CubCast) at www.scouting.org/scoutcastExternal Link. Pass the word along!

You can also read more about this new program and its hosts in Scouting magazine’s “Bryan on Scouting” blogExternal Link.

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