Join us at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation on Saturday, April 13th at 10:00 AM! While the event is FREE, we ask that you register so we have an idea of how many materials to prepare.
For an interactive, fillable program calendar provided by the BSA to help you plan your unit’s calendar through December 2024, click HERE!
For a copy of the slide deck shown, click HERE (link active after event)
Topics that will be covered:
- NEW Updated Activity Calendar
- Upcoming Events and Opportunities
- FREE Hawk Mountain Council Recruiting Resources
- Safety Moments and when to use them
- Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DEIB) “Did You Know” Moments and when to use them
- Networking and Group Sharing Opportunities
- Fall Cub Scout Adventure Activities
- Advancement News and Updates (including new Cub Scout program updates!)
- Training News and Updates
- Year Round Camping at Hawk Mtn. Scout Reservation
- Summer Camp updates for Scouts BSA and Cub Scouts
- Social Media and how it can be used to help your Unit
- Fall Product Sale (popcorn and nuts)
- 2024 Cub Scout Summer Passport
- And more to come!
As part of the Hawk Mountain Council Annual Program Launch, we have compiled a list of resources that can assist your unit as you plan your upcoming Scouting year. Most of these resources are located on the Scouting.org website to provide the latest information.
Please visit the tabs below that will help you have a successful and safe Scouting year.
Cub Scout Summer Passport
The Cub Scout Summer Passport is a way to keep Cub Scouts and their families engaged throughout the summer. Within the passport, Cub Scouts and their families be given opportunities to explore four different themes. Each theme is meant to give Cub Scouts a better understanding of themselves and their local surroundings. We have worked hard to develop a program that is as engaging as it is fun!
Cub Scouts are encouraged to complete as many activities as they can to receive a FREE patch after the summer. Although we encourage Cub Scouts to do as many of the activities as they can, like the Cub Scout motto says: “Do Your Best!”
The program runs from June 1st to August 31st. If you would like physical copies, they are available at the Council office. If you would like a large quantity (30+), please contact Madison Francis at the Council office to make sure we have enough copies available – large quantities may take up to 3 business days to prepare.
Click HERE to download a copy with the pages in order (link active after event)
Click HERE to download a copy that makes a booklet when printed double sided (link active after event)
Peer Cards, Posters, & More!
For ready made templates, click the links below to download a selection of landscape or portrait orientation cards. To have cards made, fill out and “print to PDF” using the steps below:
- Fill out selected cards
- Select the “Print” option in the menu
- Set the page range for the specific cards you filled out
- Select “Microsoft Print to PDF” from the list of installed printers
- Click the “Print” button. You’ll then be asked to provide a name and location for your new PDF file
- Attach it to an email to your District Executive and we’ll get them printed for you! If you have any trouble, we can help!
Landscape Orientation “Adventure On!” Theme Peer Cards (click links below)
We also offer fully customizable ones on easy to separate perforated sheets – 10 cards to a sheet (example depicted below). For the fully customizable option, please work with your District Executive.
To print your own lollipop labels on Avery 5160 30 per sheet labels, click HERE
Registration, Applications & More
Journey to Excellence
Click the link below and then select your program for the 2024 Journey to Excellence Unit Score Card. Cards should be reviewed early in 2024 and submitted to the District Key 3 or Council Office in December 2024
Unit Planning and Budgeting Resources
Below are links to budgeting and planning tools for your unit.
Unit Money Earning Applications
(must be filled out for any fundraiser not sponsored by Hawk Mountain Council)
National Outdoor Challenge
The National Outdoor Challenge Award is a Scouts BSA troop award designed to encourage troops to do more outdoor trips and long-term camping, have an annual program plan, have an activity with a Webelos den, conduct a Leave No Trace program, and teach outdoor-related merit badges. Complete the application and turn it in to the Council office to receive a ribbon for your troop flag!
Membership & Recruiting Resources
Scouting Wire Articles & Resources. A one stop shop for creating PROMOTIONAL Materials.
See “Peer Cards, Posters, and More!” tab above for FREE promotional materials!