Mayflower Council has been accepted into the Boy Scouts of America National Family Den Pilot Program.
What does this mean?
Current family packs can have gender-integrated dens from Lions to Webelos (grades K-4)
Arrow of Light dens (grade 5) must remain gender separate to help facilitate moving into Scouts BSA
This pilot is in response to challenges Cub Scout packs have experienced, including:
Recruiting enough leaders to have two-deep leadership in every den
Having too few girls in the pack or den to have synergy for program delivery
Retaining female leaders
How can a Cub Scout pack sign up to participate?
To participate in the pilot program, the pack must fill out a Family Den Pilot Program Pack Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and return it to the Membership & Unit Service Team. The committee chairperson and the chartered organization representative must both sign the MOU.
Once the pack turns in the MOU, the council will designate the pack as participating in the pilot. This will allow the pack to set up the dens in Scoutbook.
How to learn more?
There will be a Pilot Program Kick-off webinar via Zoom on June 30at 7:00 PM. The council Membership & Unit Service team will send the link to participating pack Cubmasters, committee chairpersons and charter organization representatives one week prior to the webinar.