Scout Dictionary/Glossary

If you've ever heard a word you don't understand, you can probably find the definition here. If you can't, email Joseph and he'll add it to the list. Most of these entries come from an official BSA publication with a few of our own added. Click on a letter from the chart below to skip to that part of the dictionary.

 

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11 Year Old Scouts - The transitional year between Cub Scouts and full fledged Boy Scouts in an LDS unit. They meet separately and concentrate on getting the first three rank advancements.

 

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Academic and Sports program - See Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program

Achievement - The name given to a major requirement in the Cub Scout program. A group of requirements all having some common theme in the Wolf and Bear book. Completing 12 of these earns the rank.

Activity Badge - A "mini merit badge" that the Webelos earn as part of their rank and Arrow of Light awards. There are 20 of them divided into 5 categories and includes hobby or career fields such as drama, science, nature, athletics, citizenship, etc.

Activity Badge Counselor - An adult who counsels a Webelos den on one or more of the activity badges.

Advancement - The process of doing requirements to earn a new rank. It can happen at home, school, or at a Den Meeting, though it must always be approved by a parent, teacher, or Cub Scout leader to be recognized.

Akela - (pronounced Ah-KAY-la) A title of respect in Cub Scouting, referring to any good leader - parent, teacher, minister, Scouting leader, etc. The name originates from Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book. See "The Story of Akela and Mowgli" in the Wolf Cub Scout Book. Akela is also the leader and guide for the boys on the Wolf Trail.

Anniversary Week - See Scouting Anniversary Week.

Annual pack program planning conference - An annual planning meeting for the Pack in August.

Arrow of Light - The highest award available in Cub Scouting, and the only award from Cub Scouts that can be displayed on the uniforms of Boy Scouts and Adult Leaders. A boy who has earned the Arrow of Light award is eligible to become a Boy Scout.

Arrowpoint - What a Wolf or Bear rank Scout earns by completing 10 additional requirements, and show "extra credit." The first one is gold, and any following are silver for each rank.

Assistant Cubmaster - A registered leader in the pack, 18 years of age or older.

Assistant Den Leader - A registered leader in the pack, 18 years of age or older.

Assistant Denner -  A Cub Scout or Webelos Scout elected by his peers to help the denner (see denner).

Assistant Webelos Den Leader - A registered leader in the pack, 18 years of age or older.

 

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Baden-Powell, Robert Stephenson Smyth - Lord Robert Baden-Powell is the man who began Scouting in Great Britain. Several Scouting related things have been named after him. Founder of the Worldwide Scouting movement. Known as Lord Baden-Powell, Chief Scout of the World, and B-P.

Baloo - (pronounced Bah-LOO) The friendly bear in Kipling's Jungle Book taught Mowgli the ways of the jungle. Parents and adults act as Baloo for Cub Scouts on the Bear trail in the same way they took part of Akela for Cub Scouts on the Wolf trail.

BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) - An eight-hour training course that an adult member of the pack attending the overnighter must complete before the pack can participate in a pack overnighter.

Bear Badge or rank - The rank that 9 year old boys work on until they turn 10 earned by completing 12 of 24 achievements.

Bear Den - The group of boys who are 9 years old along with their leaders.

Blazer Scouts - see 11 Year-old Scouts

Blue and Gold Banquet - An annual celebration of the birth of Scouting in 1910 and Cub Scouting in 1930 held in February, and one of the "big" Pack Meetings of the year. Dinner is usually served.

Bobcat - A rank for all boys who join Cub Scouting. The Bobcat badge must be earned before a boy may be awarded his Wolf, Bear, or Webelos rank.

Boy-fact Survey - A survey used to to find out who potential members are and where they live.

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) - The Organization of Scouting in the United States which represents the largest youth group in the country. Founded February 8, 1910 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in June of 1916.

Boys' Life - The monthly magazine published by the Boy Scout of America. There are three demographic or age-specific editions: one for Tiger Cubs, one for Cub Scouts, and one for Boy Scouts.

BSA Family Award - See Fun For the Family Award

BSA Family Camping - These council-organized events involve more than one pack. The local council provides all elements of the outdoor experience, such as staffing, food service, housing, and program. These are often referred to as parent/pal or adventure weekends.

BSA Family Program -  See Fun For the Family Award

Buddy System - one part of the Safe Swim Defense plan (see Safe Swim Defense). Swimmers of like ability are paired, check in and out of the water together, and stay within 10 feet of each other during a swim. The buddy system is also used in other Cub Scout activities (such as daycamp) for safety reasons.

 

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Camp - see Day Camp

Centennial Quality Unit Award - An award given to a unit for having fulfilled goals of having the boys advance, getting new boys enrolled, having trained leaders, etc. Only the most current award may be worn on the uniform.

Character Connection - A reflection discussion that addresses the thinking, feeling, and behavior experiences to 12 core values. Some special requirements in the boys' handbooks are designed as Character Connections and emphasize the core values. See Core Values.

Charter - The Boy Scouts of America was granted a federal charter in 1916 to provide a program of character development, citizenship training, and mental and physical fitness for all boys. The BSA issues charters annually to organizations that want to use the Scouting program. Usually each LDS ward has its own charter.

Charter Presentation - A formal ceremony in which the charter and membership certificates are presented to the chartered organization and members of the chartered unit.

Charter renewal - An annual meeting attended by the char­tered organization representative, the head of the chartered organization, pack leaders, and the unit commissioner for the purpose of completing the charter application and making plans for the charter presentation.

Chartered organization - A religious, civic, fraternal, educational, or other group that has applied for and received a charter to operate a Scouting unit.

Chartered organization representative - The liaison between the chartered organization and the pack. Represents the organization on the local council level. The member of the committee who is in charge of renewing the charter each year, and serves as a go-between from the local to Council level functions. Usually the 2nd Counselor in the bishopric in LDS units.

Climb on Safely - BSA guidelines for climbing and rappelling (outlined in brochure No. 20-099).

Commissioner - A volunteer Scouter who works with packs and troops to help Scouting units succeed. In addition to the council commissioner, there are district commissioners, assistant district commissioners, roundtable commissioners, and unit commissioners.

Committee - The group of adult leaders who lead and make decisions regarding the Pack, the program, and the boys.

Compass points emblem - A recognition earned by Webelos Scouts who have completed the requirements for the Webelos badge. Consists of a cloth badge and metal compass points, each representing four activity badges beyond those required for the Webelos badge. It hangs from the right pocket, and displays progress relating to activity badges beyond those needed to earn the Webelos rank.

Conservation Award - See World Conservation Award.

Conservation Good Turn - An opportunity for Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, and Venturing crews to join with conservation or environmental organiza­tions (federal, state, local, or private) to carry out a conserva­tion Good Turn in their communities.

Core values - Twelve core values defined in Cub Scouting to guide the development of character in boys: citizenship, com­passion, cooperation, courage, faith, health and fitness, hon­esty, perseverance, positive attitude, resourcefulness, respect, responsibility.

Council -  A chartered body of representatives from organizations operating Scouting units and members at large responsible for Scouting in a designated geographic area. A division of the BSA which covers a fairly large geographic area. You might compare them to the way a state is a division of the USA.

Council service center - See local council service center.

Cracker Barrel - CubScoutese for what LDS people would usually call "refreshments."

Crossover - When Webelos Scouts become Boy Scouts: "Webelos crossover."

Cub Scout - A boy who has completed first grade (or is at least 8 old) and is registered with a Cub Scout pack.

Cub Scout Academics and Sports program - A supplemental enrichment program that complements Cub Scouting. A pack may select any of 53 academic or sports subjects to pursue. Academics or Sports belt loops and pins recognize Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts for participation.

Cub Scout Day Camp - A large outdoor activity that takes place away from the city that simulates a camping experience for about 8 hours. An organized one- to five-day program for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts under certified leadership at an approved site, usually during day­light or early evening hours, but not overnight.

Cub Scout den leader - A registered member of the pack, at least 21 years of age, who leads a Wolf or Bear Cub Scout den.

Cub Scout Den Leader Award - Recognition available to Cub Scout den leaders for completing requirements for ten­ure, training, and performance. 

Cub Scout handshake - Used by Cub Scouts and Cub Scouters; given with the right hand.

Cub Scout motto - Do Your Best.

Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award - Recognition available to Cub Scouts for attending day camp or resident camp and completing required outdoor activities specified for their rank.

Cub Scout Orientation - A 10-minute video that orients parents and guardians of new Cub Scouts to Cub Scouting.

Cub Scout Promise - I promise to do my best, to do my duty to God and my country, to help other people, and to obey the Law of the Pack.

Cub Scout resident camp - An overnight camping activity conducted by the council for Cub Scouts and/or Webelos Scouts and their parents. Not attended by LDS Units.

Cub Scout salute - A hand salute made by Cub Scouts and Cub Scouters.

Cub Scout sign - A sign used when repeating the Cub Scout Promise or Law of the Pack and as a signal for quiet in meetings.

Cub Scouter - An adult registered member of a Cub Scout pack, 18 years of age or older.

Cub Scouter Award - Recognition available to Cub Scouters for completing requirements of training, tenure, and performance.

Cub Scouts - A program of the BSA which is tailored for boys ages 7-11.

Cubmaster - A registered leader of the pack, 21 years of age or older who is in charge of running Pack Meeting and oversees pack functions.

Cubmaster Award - Recognition available to Cubmasters for completing requirements of training, tenure, and performance.

Cubmaster's Minute - An important, inspirational thought for the day or a brief story that reflects on the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, the Cub Scout motto, or a patriotic item told as part of the closing at the end of a pack meeting.

Cubmobile. A gravity-propelled racing car used in the Pinewood Derby.

 

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Day Camp - See Cub Scout Day Camp

Den - A neighborhood group of five to nine boys who are the same age, working towards the same rank, and usually meet once a week..

Den chief -  A Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, or Venturer who has reached the rank of First Class appointed to help direct the activities of a Cub Scout den by playing gathering games and being a good example to the boys.

Den chief planning meeting - A monthly planning meeting to plan and confirm den chief assignments for den meetings.

Den Chief Service Award - A den chief must fulfill training and service requirements while serving a den for a full year or more to earn this recognition.

Den Chief Training - Basic training for den chiefs held by the district or council for a day or weekend.

Den code of conduct - A set of rules written by den members that establish standards for behavior.

Den doodle - A homemade prop used to record the advancement progress of the members of a Cub Scout or Webelos den often made of strings and beads to reward being on task, doing good deeds, etc.

Den leader - See Cub Scout Den Leader

Den Meeting - A weekly meeting between the boys and leaders of a particular den where they work on finishing requirements towards earning a rank.

Denner - A Cub Scout or Webelos Scout elected by his den to help the den leader and den chief.

District - A geographic administrative unit of a council. A smaller division of the BSA which covers a smaller geographic area. You might compare them to a county within a state. Our district is the Mount Ogden District.  Also see Council

District chair. The executive officer of the district committee.

District committee - A group of adults responsible for carry­ing out the council program within their district.

District executive - A professional Scouter who works under the direction of the council Scout executive and acts as an adviser to the volunteer leaders in the district.

 

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Elective - Extra, optional requirements that boys in the Wolf and Bear dens can work on to get Arrowpoints. They can work on them before earning their rank, but they will not be eligible to receive the award until they have finished their rank requirements.

 

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Faith in God - The Cub Scout religious award for LDS boys;

Family camping - See BSA family camping.

Family Program - See BSA Family Program.

Family Talent Survey Sheet - An inventory of family mem­bers' interests and abilities conducted by the Cub Scout pack to determine program potential.

Fast Start Training - Adult volunteer leadership training that immediately furnishes the information new leaders need to help themget started, understand what is expected of them, and establish effective meeting patterns. Cub Scout Fast Start Training is available via video or approved council Web sites.

Flag Ceremony - The process of raising and/or lowering the Pack and US flags before or after a meeting. Usually this is performed by one of the Dens.

Friends of Scouting (FOS) - An annual opportunity for Scouters and interested people in the community to be identified with the local council or National Council through their financial support and influence in the expansion of the council program.

 

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Go See It - A field trip or outing conducted by a Tiger Cub den

Good Turn - Service for the benefit of others. A den, a pack, o an individual Cub Scout may undertake a Good Turn project

Goodwill fund - A budget item for every Cub Scout pack. graduation. See transition.

Grand howl - A special Cub Scout ceremony to recognize leader or boy's achievement, or as a den or pack closing. (See the Den Chief Handbook.)

Guide to Safe Scouting - A unit leader's guide for current policies and procedures for conducting safe activities. Available as a printed publication or on the official BSA Web site (www.scouting.org).

 

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Immediate recognition emblem - A white plastic emblem worn by Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts to indicate how they are progress in- in rank. Colored beads (yellow for Wolf, red for Bear) are awarded for each three achievements a boy earns.

Induction -  A ceremony recognizing new Cub Scouts joining the pack.

 

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Jamborall - A large celebration for Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and their families held at the council level.

Jamboree - A large celebration for Boy Scout youth who have earned the rank of First Class or above. There are National and World Jamborees. Both require large amounts of money and travel to attend.

Journey to Excellence - A new award that replaces the old Quality Unit and Centennial Quality Unit Awards. The reason for the change was that the new awards come in Gold, Silver, and Bronze varieties reflecting how well the unit did the previous year in meeting its goals. The older awards were pass/fail, and many units were unable to earn it because of one missed goal.

 

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Law of the Pack - The Cub Scout follows Akela. The Cut Scout helps the pack go. The pack helps the Cub Scout grow The Cub Scout gives goodwill.

Leader - An adult who is at least 21 years of age and registered with BSA who volunteers or is called to lead a group of scouts.

Leader-specific training - The basic course of training for adult leaders, beginning with New Leader Essentials and pro­gressing to leader-specific courses such as Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training and Varsity Coach and Assistant Coach Leader Specific Training.

Leave No Trace - Nationally recognized outdoor skills and ethics awareness program. Its guidelines should be followed at all times in the outdoors.

Living Circle - A special ceremony for Cub Scouts. (See Cub Scout Ceremonies for Dens and Packs.)

Local council service center. The business center for the local administration of Scouting. Ours is located behind the large Catholic Church just off of Washington Blvd. and 5400 South.

Lone Cub Scout - A boy of Cub Scout age who, unable to join a pack because of unusual circumstances, is involved in Cub Scouting under the leadership of a Lone Cub Scout friend and counselor.

Loops - see Shoulder Loops

 

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Membership inventory -  A part of the charter renewal process, formerly called roll call.

 

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National - The highest level of organization in BSA.

National Den Award - An award to recognize dens that pro­vide a quality year-round program. 

National Summertime Pack Award - An award that a pack may earn for conducting a summer program.

Neckerchief - The "scarf" that is worn around the neck of a scout. Scouts worldwide wear these.

Neckerchief slide - A small loop that keeps the neckerchief in place; called such because it slides up much like a bolo tie.

New-Scout conference for Webelos Scouts - As required for the Arrow of Light Award, a conference conducted by the Scoutmaster of a troop with a Webelos Scout and his parents before he joins the troop.

Non-Traditional Unit - A unit that has been granted a charter but does not follow the BSA program exactly; it may make small changes about how things are run. LDS units are considered to be Non-Traditional because of the differences in its program.

 

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Order of the Arrow - An Honor Society (or fraternity) of Boy Scouts and Leaders who are elected to join.

Outdoor Code - A pledge for proper outdoor conduct that all Cub Scouts and leaders should follow.

Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders - Training provided by the district or council to teach outdoor skills to Webelos den leader. Webelos den leaders should attend this training before conducting any Webelos den overnight campouts.

 

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Pack - A unit comprising a large group of Cub Scouts and leaders made up of the Dens

Pack committee - A group of qualified adults appointed by the chartered organization to administer the affairs of the pack.

Pack committee chair -  A registered adult leader of the pack, at least 21 years of age. The executive officer of the pack committee.

Pack Doodle - A contraption upon which beads hang; boys earn beads by showing up in uniform and other things at Pack Meeting.

Pack Leaders' Planning Meeting (a.k.a Committee Meeting) - A monthly meeting of pack leaders for the purpose of planning the den and pack program and managing pack affairs.

Pack Meeting - A monthly meeting of all dens and pack families for games, skits, presentation of advancement awards, and other recognitions.

Pack Overnighter - Pack-organized overnight events involving more than one family from a single pack, focused on age­appropriate Cub Scout activities and conducted at council­approved locations. LDS units do not participate in these.

Pack program planning conference. See annual pack pro­gram planning conference.

Pack trainer - A registered leader of the pack, at least 21 years of age, who is responsible for orienting new parents as well as seeking the goal of having 100 percent of pack leadership trained in their position responsibilities.

Pack Trainer Award - Recognition available for pack trainers who complete requirements of training, tenure, and performance.

Parent/pal weekend -  See BSA family camping.

Patches - The small cloth pieces that are sewn onto a uniform for various reasons, including showing rank, displaying awards earned, membership in a council, unit, or other group.

Philmont Training Center - The national volunteer training center of the Boy Scouts of America, located at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico.

Pinewood Derby - A pack activity that involves making and racing model cars on a track. A race consisting of wooden cars that are carved and painted by the boys down a track. Speed and aesthetic appeal are encouraged.

Positive place - Any Cub Scouting activity should be a posi­tive atmosphere where boys can feel emotionally secure and find support, not ridicule, from their peers and leaders. Activities should be positive and meaningful and help teach the ideals and aims of Scouting.

Pow-wow - An annual leadership and training meeting conducted by the district or council where Cub Scout leaders get inspiration and ideas for what to do for the upcoming year. Now combined with other training and called Baden-Powell University.

Professional - A registered, full-time employee of the Boy Scouts of America who has successfully completed formal training at the Center for Professional Development.

Progress Toward Ranks beads - Beads that are added to the immediate recognition emblem. Yellow beads are awarded for every three Wolf achievements completed; red beads, for every three Bear achievements completed.

 

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Quality Unit Award - see Centennial Quality Unit Award

 

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Raingutter Regatta - Similar to the Pineweod Derby, except instead of cars they're boats.

Rally Night for Cub Scouting - A special evening gathering where boys and families gather to hear how Cub Scouting operates and how they can join.

Rank - A level that is earned by completing certain require­ments in Cub Scouting. The six Cub Scout ranks are Bobcat, Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, Webelos Scout, and Arrow of Light.

Recruiter strip - A cloth strip presented to boys for recruiting another boy into the program.

Registration - The payment of an annual registration fee to the BSA. One of the requirements for membership in Scouting.

Religious Knot - A patch that depicts a silver square knot on a purple background. It indicates that the boy has completed all of the requirements set forth by his church organization. LDS units call this the Faith in God award.

Resident camp - See Cub Scout resident camp.

Roundtable - A monthly training meeting for Scout leaders of any kind. A monthly program and morale-building meeting for Cub Scout leaders, held by the district.

Round-up - A term used for "rounding up" or recruiting Cub Scouts.

 

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Safe Swim Defense - An eight-point plan for safe swimming.

Safety Afloat - Nine guidelines for safe unit activity afloat in watercraft less than 26 feet long.

Scout-o-Rama - A celebration of Scouting where boys can participate in outdoor events and earn prizes. Units can set up booths that pass off requirements for the boys.

Scouter - A registered adult member of the BSA, usually a leader of some kind.

Scouting Anniversary Week - The week, beginning on Sunday, that includes February 8, Scouting Anniversary Day the day the BSA was incorporated in 1910.

Scouting distributor - A local business or firm licensed by the BSA Supply Division to stock and sell Scouting equipment and uniforms.

Scouting magazine - The official magazine for all Scouters. It helps interpret the program, stimulate action, and motivate leaders to do a good job.

Scouting movement - An idea started by Lord Baden-Powell based on the conviction that boys can live up to a code of conduct and can develop themselves physically, mentally, and spiritually through a program of activities and advancement challenges in association with other boys under the leadership of adults.

Scouting show - An arena show or exposition, usually involv­ing Boy Scouts and Venturers in a council-wide activity, where the purpose is to demonstrate the entire Scouting program to the public.

Service star - A pin worn over the left shirt pocket of the uni­form to denote the number of years of service with the BSA.

Shared leadership - The concept of sharing leadership responsi­bilities in Tiger Cubs. Tiger Cub-adult partner teams take turns assuming the responsibility of hosting a month of meetings.

Shoulder Loops - Part of the official BSA uniform. The different colors indicate membership of different groups. Blue is for Cub Scouts, Olive Green for Boy Scouts (formerly red), Orange is for Varsity Scouts, Dark Green is for Venturing Scouts, Silver is for District and  Council level leaders, Gold is for Regional and National level leaders.

Silverwolf - A council level advanced training camp for Cub Scout leaders held twice a year. Only held in Trapper Trails Council.

Slide - see neckerchief slide

Space Derby - Similar to a pinewood derby, but instead of building a car the boys make a model rocket.

Sports and Academic program - See Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program

Summertime Award - An award given to boys, leaders, and  units which do not stop doing Scouts during the summer.

 

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Temporary Patch - A patch that may be sewn onto the uniform temporarily, and may be replaced at any time. Some temporary patches are awards, while others show participation in an event. Usually sewn onto the right pocket, or held with a clear plastic hanger.

Tenure - A term used to describe the length of service and membership in Scouting.

Tiger Cub - A boy who is in first grade (or is 7 years old) and registered, with his adult partner, as a member of a Tiger Cub den.

Tiger Cub den - A den of five to nine Tiger Cubs and their adult partners, led by a Tiger Cub den leader, which meets weekly for a shared leadership experience. LDS units to not sponsor Tiger Dens.

Tiger Cub den leader - A registered leader of the pack, at least 21 years old, who leads a Tiger Cub den.

Tiger Cub Immediate Recognition Emblem - A totem worn on the right shirt pocket that Tiger Cubs earn for learning the Cub Scout motto, the Cub Scout sign, and the Cub Scout salute. Beads are later attached to four thongs to indicate the boy's progress in advancement.

Tiger Track beads - Special beads awarded to Tiger Cubs for completing 10 elective requirements, similar to Arrowpoints.

Tour permit - A permit designed to help units plan safe, healthful, and enjoyable trips and to ensure that proper proce­dures will be followed in case of an emergency.

Traditional Unit - A Unit that follows the BSA program as it was created without deviation.

Trained Leader emblem - All Cub Scout leaders who have completed Basic Leader Training appropriate to their posi­tions may wear this emblem.

Trainer development conference - A conference during which volunteer leaders who are responsible for training-including pack trainers-become acquainted with the principles, meth­ods, and techniques of training.

Transition - The movement of a Cub Scout from one program level to another (Tiger Cub to Wolf, Wolf to Bear, Bear to Webelos Scout. Webelos Scout to Boy Scout). Transition is marked by a pack transition ceremony to welcome and/or recognize the boys and their families.

Troop Webelos resource person - An adult leader of a Boy Scout troop who works with the Webelos den leader in using the resources of the troop to help prepare Webelos Scouts and their parents or guardians for Boy Scouting.

 

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Uniform - The clothes that a Scout wears, usually consisting of official BSA clothing and properly sewn patches.

Uniform inspection - A special feature of a den or pack meet­ing when members are given an opportunity to demonstrate their properly uniformed appearance.

Unit - The term used to designate any one of the following in the BSA: pack (Cub Scouting), troop (Boy Scouting), team (Varsity Scouting), crew (Venturing), or ship (Sea Scouts). A group of Scouts given a Charter by BSA. They are given a unit number and the ability to create dens and troops within the unit.

Unit commissioner - A volunteer district Scouter who works with the pack to help it succeed in delivering a quality program. In LDS Scouting the Cub Scout Unit Commissioner is usually a member of the Stake Primary Presidency. The job entails overseeing several units and helping them run smoothly.

Unit Executive - The person in charge of a unit who handles the financial responsibilities and rechartering.

Unit Leadership Enhancements - Supplemental training that takes place in the pack and is conducted by a member of the pack committee.

University of Scouting - A supplemental training course for BSA leaders of all program areas conducted by the district or council. Usually held annually.

 

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Volunteer - An individual registered with the BSA who donates service, time, and/or funds to support the program.

 

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Webelos - An acronym for "WE'll BE LOyal Scouts"; long ago it was short for "Wolf Bear Lion Scouts."

Webelos Badge - The rank that boys in the Webelos Den work on.

Webelos colors - Green, red, and gold streamers on a blue metal bar that boys may wear to display Webelos activity badges.

Webelos den - A group of Cub Scouts who are 10 years old and meet under the supervision of a Webelos den leader.

Webelos den chief - A Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, or Venturer who has been appointed to help direct the activities of the Webelos den.

Webelos den leader - A registered adult leader in the pack, at least 21 years of age, who leads a Webelos den.

Webelos Den Leader Award - Recognition available to Webelos leaders who complete requirements of training, ten­ure, and performance.

Webelos den overnight campout - A parent-son overnight camping event under the direction of a Webelos den leader. Sometimes this campout is a joint overnight campout with a local Boy Scout troop. LDS units to not participate in these.

Webelos denner - A Webelos Scout who is elected by other members of his den to help the Webelos den chief and Webelos den leader.

Webelos resource person - See troop Webelos resource person.

Webelos Scout - A Cub Scout who has completed third grade (or is 10 years old) and is a member of a Webelos den. Webelos Scouts wear a distinctive uniform.

Webelos-to-Scout transition - The preparation and gradua­tion of a Webelos Scout from Cub Scouting to Boy Scouting

Whittling chip card - A card that Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts earn after they have learned the safety rules and proper care guidelines of using a pocketknife.

Whole Scouting family - When an organization is chartered to operate a Cub Scout pack, Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team, and Venturing crew, it is said to have the whole Scout­ing family.

Wolf - The Cub Scout rank designed for a second-grade Cub Scout (or one who is 8 years old). The Wolf rank is earned by completing 12 achievements.

Wolf Den - The group of boys who are 8 along with their leaders.

Wood Badge - Advanced leadership training for all adult members of the BSA.

World Conservation Award - An award for Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts emphasizing the importance Of our natural resources. Requirements are different for each rank.

World Crest - A purple emblem that all BSA members may wear on their uniforms as an expression of world brother­hood.

World Friendship Fund - The means by which Scouts and Scouters in the United States can provide material and equip­ment to support Scouting around the world.

World Scouting Movement - The collection of youth groups that was started by Lord Baden-Powell, which has spread to most countries in the world. BSA is the United States version of this organization.

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Youth Protection program - This BSA emphasis fights child abuse by teaching youth how to recognize, resist, and report child abuse; by helping parents and Scouters learn to recog­nize indications of child abuse; and by teaching them how to address and prevent child abuse situations. Youth Protection training addresses these BSA policies.