Program Planning for May 2025

Things to Remember This Month:

  • Complete Summer Camp Physicals
  • Schedule Unit Planning Meetings
  • Complete Fall Leadership Succession Plan

May Council Events

BALOO Training

Date TBD

Basic adult leadership outdoor orientation for Cub Scout leaders.


IOLS Training

Date TBD

Introduction to outdoor leadership skills for Scouts BSA and Venture leaders.



NYLT: National Youth Leadership Training

Date TBD

Six-day advanced leadership course designed to teach Scouts skills to be better leaders.


Atlanta Eagle Alumni Social

Date TBD

Details to come.


May Planning Items

Plan your 2024-2025 Program

After the Program Kickoff your Unit should conduct its own annual program planning conference to get ready for the coming year. Using national planning resources for each program, as well as various calendars (e.g., Council, District, school and chartered partner), your Unit can develop a program filled with safe and fun activities and adventures. Planning ahead allows the Unit to have a quality program that is exciting and will create memories and attract new Scouts and families to join you.

Plan your 2024-2025 Leadership Team

A great program must have a team of leaders to pull it off. “Building Stronger Families Through Scouting” requires parent participation strength – most successful packs have an “Every Parent Helps” policy. Recruiting, retaining, recognizing and replacing leaders on your team isn’t easy – but it is essential. Many ideas are at

National Summertime Pack Awards: Make it Fun, Simple, and Easy!

School’s Out For Summer! School breaks afford Cub Scout Dens and Packs a perfect opportunity for special activities that are fun, simple and easy. See some ideas in the link below, and consider whether your Pack or Den might qualify for the National Summertime Pack Award.