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Boys’ Life Program Planning Package

The 2016-2017 Boys’ Life Program Planning Package includes three notebooks, three bilingual planning charts, and two planning calendars. These materials will help to ensure your unit’s annual program planning is a success.

Make your unit’s year a successful one!

If your council does not provide these materals, you can order directly from the National Service Center.

For more information, contact Judy Pritchard at 972-580-2376 or Judy.Pritchard@scouting.org.


Description of Items

Prices include all shipping and handling costs inside the U.S.

331-0112016–2017 BOYS’ LIFE Council Planning Calendar
No. 331-011, $1.50

The popular BOYS’ LIFE Council Planning Calendar measures 8.5 inches x 11 inches. The fill-in-the-box calendar dates begin September 2016 and extend through December 2017. Additional calendar dates noting selected holidays and religious dates run through December 2021! Planning ahead? This is your calendar.


331-012Venturing Program Planning Calendar/Guidebook
No. 331-012, $1.50

The 2016–2017 BOYS’ LIFE Venturing Program Planning Calendar/Guidebook helps Venturers and crew leaders to plan up to four meetings each month. The Calendar/Guidebook includes the “Spirit of Venturing,” “Using Your Program Guide,” themes for crew meetings and activities, suggested calendar dates, and a description of Venturing awards. The Calendar/Guidebook is an essential companion piece for the development and direction of the year-round Venturing program.


331-013-blUnit Commissioner Program Notebook
No. 331-013, $1.25

The pocket-sized 4-inch x 6-inch BOYS’ LIFE 2015–2016 Unit Commissioner Program Notebook is designed for unit commissioners and district commissioners, but it is useful for all BSA volunteers. Commissioners will want to keep the Commissioner Program Notebook because of its complete listing of monthly program features (Boy Scouts) and core values (Cub Scouts), and many BSA award requirements, including the 2016 Journey to Excellence requirements for packs and troops. Other features include a summary of unit commissioner duties; new commissioner orientation; the Annual Service Plan; unit service priorities; “I Help This Unit Succeed” summary pages; 12 monthly calendars with room for important personal notes; full-page, fill-in-the-blank outlines to record unit visitations; commissioner training; recognitions summary; Cub Scout and Boy Scout insignia templates; the self-evaluation for unit commissioners; requirements for the Distinguished Commissioner Service Award; and a description of Guide to Safe Scouting, No 34416.


331-014-blCub Scout Leader Program Notebook
No. 331-014, $1.00

The pocket-sized 4-inch x 6-inch 2016–2017 BOYS’ LIFE Cub Scout Leader Program Notebook is designed for Cubmasters and den leaders but is useful for all Cub Scout leaders. Its 100 pages include a guide to effective Cub Scout program planning; individual pages for each monthly core value; the pack’s annual PROGRAM PLANNING STEPS; 12 monthly calendars to write in important notes; full-page, fill-in-the-blank outlines for each weekly den meeting; planning outlines for the monthly pack leaders’ meeting; the monthly pack meeting; requirements for the National Den Award; and a description of Journey to Excellence. The Cub Scout Leader Program Notebook is a valuable aid for all Cub Scout leaders.


331-015-blBoy Scout Leader Program Notebook
No. 331-015, $1.00

The pocket-sized 4-inch x 6-inch BOYS’ LIFE 2016–2017 Boy Scout Leader Program Notebook is designed for Scoutmasters and assistants, but it is useful for all troop leaders. Its 108 pages include a guide to effective annual TROOP PROGRAM PLANNING and monthly program planning; the list of 2016–2017 Boy Scout troop program features presented in each issue of BOYS’ LIFE; 12 monthly calendars to write in important notes; full-page, fill-in-the-blank outlines for each weekly troop meeting; a summary planner for each monthly outdoor program; a miniature reproduction of the BOYS’ LIFE Troop Program Planning Chart, No. 331-018; and a summary of Boy Scout youth training opportunities and resources.


331-017Pack Program Planning Chart
No. 331-017, 75¢

The poster-sized 17-inch x 22-inch BOYS’ LIFE Pack Program Planning Chart (English and Spanish) helps Cub Scout leaders plan the pack’s 2016–2017 annual program. The chart provides information for each month’s recommended Cub Scout core value and Webelos/Arrow of Light activity badges. Space is provided to write in den-home projects, pack program planning dates and special projects, Webelos activities, and dates for monthly meetings (roundtable, pack leader, den chief, and pack). Experienced pack leaders use the Pack Program Planning Chart to effectively plan the pack’s annual program.


troopchartTroop Program Planning Chart
No. 331-018, 75¢

The poster-sized 22-inch x 28-inch BOYS’ LIFE 2015–2016 Troop Program Planning Chart (English and Spanish) helps Boy Scout leaders plan the troop’s 2016–2017 annual program. The planning chart provides space for leaders to choose each month’s program features for the “New-Scout Patrol,” and for “Experienced Scouts;” also, for troop/outdoor camping activity; district/council activity; chartered organization dates; charter renewal and charter presentation dates; service project dates; special events/holidays; boards of review/courts of honor; and space to write in the dates of leaders’ meetings, including patrol leaders’ council, troop committee, and district/council roundtable training.


venturechartVenturing Program Planning Chart
No. 331-019, 75¢

The poster-sized 28-inch x 22-inch BOYS’ LIFE 2016–2017 Venturing Program Planning Chart (English and Spanish) is a must-have crew officers’ program planning tool. The large format calendar helps coordinate crew meetings and weekend activities, school and holiday dates, boards of review and courts of honor dates, crew committee, district/council program forum, Venturing Officers’ Association, and program planning dates, including training sessions, Venturing roundtables, and other district and council activities. Use this chart as a companion piece to the 2016–2017 Venturing Program Planning Calendar/ Guidebook, No. 331-012.