With the announcement on 11/30/16 about Cub Scout Requirement alternatives, the BSA wants to make the Cub Scout program better. So to build on that, I'm assembling a series of concepts to Improve the Cub Scout Program at http://www.southfult...g.com/node/3558.
Many of these would help achieve the stated goals of the 11/30/16 alternative requirements but without just reducing the requirements and lowering the quality of program experience. Some are fairly easy to implement. Ideas include:
Restoring the camping requirements, but with some alternates for issues like weather. See http://www.southfult...g.com/node/3564
Give Den Leaders plans to help earn Bobcat, currently missing from the Leader Guides. See http://www.southfult...g.com/node/3405
Speaking of Den Leader Guides, put them all back online, for free. See http://www.southfult...g.com/node/3556
If Camping is a hurdle, make safe camping more accessible by two slight adjustments to the Guide to Safe Scouting. See http://www.southfult...g.com/node/3562
Not just a Cub Scout help, but something that could make life easier for any Chartered Organization with more than one unit: move to a One Chartered Organization equals One Committee structure to help the different levels of Scouting help each other more. See http://www.southfult...g.com/node/3563
And, yes, the 11/30/16 revised requirements have some significant opportunity to be revisited, certainly before any of those changes get baked into a new investment in Handbooks and Leader guides. See http://www.southfult...g.com/node/3565 for comments, including Adventure by Adventure ideas.
What do you think about how to make Cub Scouting better?