Program Planning

A Guide to Planning a Successful Scouting Program

Below you’ll find the Program Planning Guide for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA and Venturing. It is our sincere hope this will be a helpful process to provide your Scouts with the best experience Scouting can offer. It has been successful with other units around the Council and now we want to share the process with you.

Note: Please involve your Unit Commissioner and/or District Executive, as they are there to help you execute all of the steps necessary for a successful Program Year! 

Council Calendar

Program Planning Overview


Journey to Excellence is the Boy Scouts of America’s performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. It replaces the Centennial Quality Awards Program as a means of encouraging excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the Boy Scouts of America.

National Journey to Excellence site

Cub Scouts

The following are program planning tools for Cub Scout Packs.

Click HERE to Begin Program Planning for Cub Scouts


Become the Best Pack

Leadership Position Descriptions

Den Leader Training Award Progress Record – BSA Form 511-052

Scouters Training Award – BSA Form 511-057

Cubmasters Key Application – BSA Form 511-053

Summer Time Pack Award

Camping and Activities

Ingersoll Scout Reservation Camp Use

Cub Scouts Summer Camps

STEM Opportunities

Religious Emblems 

W. D. Boyce Council Information – Religious Emblems Programs

Fundraising Resources

Fiscal Policies and Procedures for BSA Units

Guide to Unit Money-Earning Projects – BSA Form 510-274

Policies and Resources

Annual Health and Medical Records Forms

Insurance Coverage

Guide to Safe Scouting

Tax Exempt Letter

Incident Reporting Tool

Incident Reporting Infographic

Age Appropriate Activities for Scouting – BSA Form 680-685

Campout Safety Checklist – BSA Form 680-057

Medication Use in Scouting – BSA Form 680-036

Request for Refund

So You’re a New Leader

          Program Resources

          Unit Training

Youth Protection Training (YPT)

YPT Adult Online Training

Bullying Prevention Guide – BSA Form 100-400

Scouter Code Of Conduct – BSA Form 680-104