Cub Scout Resources & Forms

Here are links and documents pertinent to unit leaders, parents, and other volunteers may find useful.   

Many BSA forms are created and viewable in a .pdf format. Click HERE for the most recent version of Adobe Reader.  The official web site of the Boy Scouts of America.  The official web site for Training and Unit Management


Calendar Planning Tools: see resources at bottom of page  

Utilizing Facebook for your Unit

Annual Health and Medical Form  Health Form – for short term or long term events.  Most Cub events require Parts A & B.

Guide to Safe Scouting  A guide the help leaders providing safe/age appropriate programs.

Popcorn Sales Information   All the forms, documents, etc. for the GAC Popcorn Sale.  The official online store for Boys Scouts of America merchandise.

Silver Beaver Nomination Information  To recognize registered Scouters of exceptional character who have provided distinguished service within a council.

University of Scouting  Training course information and link to materials presented at University of Scouting.

Youth Application  Join on-line 

Open House/ Recruitment Help


Unit Administration

Pack Role Planning Help to delegate roles to adults in the units  

Budget & Finance Information  Planning Your Troop’s Annual Program Budget.


Chartered Partner Agreement  Agreement between the Unit and Chartering organization.

Internet Advancement  The national web site for Internet advancement.


Internet Recharter  The site to launch Internet rechartering.
             Internet Recharter Help   A tutorial for a first-time user of Internet rechartering.


Journey to Excellence  Resources for BSA’s new performance recognition program.


National Marketing Materials  Resources, logos, graphics and Materials to Strengthen Your Units
     Marketing Material Year Round Order Form   Request flyers, invites, stickers, Boys Life Mini-Mags any time for recruit events, parades, etc.

Policies, Guidelines, and Model Plans  Resources to run an effective and safe Scouting Unit

Scoutbook  The new national web site for Internet Advancement

Tax-exempt Info

Unit Program Planning Tools  Information and worksheets to develop the unit budget.

BSA Forms  Many of the required forms to operate a scout unit, not covered above.


Camping & Outing 

Camp Decorah Facilities Reservation form. Use for off-season camping and cabin rental.

BSA High Adventure Bases:



Other Scouting Links

Some information is provided as-is, and not necessarily an endorsement by the Gateway Area Council or Boy Scouts of America

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (permits, etc.)

MacScouter – Online Scouting Resource – Online Merit Badge requirements and resources – Resources for Commissioners

Popcorn System Pecatonica’s website for popcorn orders, reports, etc.

Where To Go… Activities Guide (PDF for Printing) (HTML for browsing) OA / Ni-Sanak-Tani


If you would like to suggest a link, submit an email to the GAC Scoutshop.



File Name Description
Activity Coordinator Planner Download
Annual Planning for Units Download
BeAScout Pin Update Guide Download
Cub Scout Calendar Planning Kick-off Meeting content Download
Cub Scout Pack Ideas for Program Calendar from Kick-off Meeting Download
Example #1 of a Program Calendar for Cub Scouts Download
Example #2 of a Cub Scouts Program Calendar Using the Template Download
How to Make a Robust Program Calendar slides Download
Template for Cub Scout Pack Annual Program Calendar Download