Family Den Pilot Program
Connecticut Yankee Council has been accepted in 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 their district professional. The committee chair and the chartered organization representative both must 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 30 at 8:00 PM. The council will send the link to participating packs one week prior to the webinar.