Yes. When LDS church announced their decision to start backing away from Scouting, National decided to end the Varsity with a date of 12-31-17 as the last day. Varsity Scouts can join troops or crews now. The LDS church was the largest user of the program. In fact, I only heard of one group outside the LDS church using the program, and I only ever saw Varsity Scouts once in it's 34 years of existance, and that was at jambo.
Is the Varsity program dead? Both the youth and adult applications as well as the BSA's program site now make no reference to Varsity.
In NJ schools usually have 2 days off for “teachers convention” and this year my council held a STEM day camp for those two days.
I was offered to be staff (it actually paid really well!), but had to turn down.
I’m in search of examples of top-quality innovative and creative Council or District-organized Cub program events and activities, such as
- STEM science days at museums or observatories
- Day hikes and nature programs at state parks or council camps
- Cub family camping weekends at council camps with organized programs
- Fishing derbies
What does your council or district do a great job at?