You will best prepared if you complete online or in-person Cub Scout training for your position, including youth protection training.
Training is available at my.scouting.org.
If you are a parent that helps when needed, register as a committee member in your child's pack.
For any event more than 72 hours, BSA requires not only parts A & B of your BSA health record, but also part C.
You'll need a basic physical.
If you're generally healthy, it's probably time to do one of those preventative screenings anyway, so get it on the calendar and bring part C to your appointment.
Do you sing? Are you and artist? Do you write songs? Do you play the guitar or the ukelele? Do your kids roll their eyes at your Dad jokes? Do you have a knack for rhyming? Crafty creating? Akela's Council is a hands on experience and you will learn in a den. Some of your skills might come in handy. Don't bring your craft room since we have supplies; but you might bring along your instrument if you think it might help you feel confident around a campfire.
If you have questions, big or small, bring them. Powwow with your Pack before coming. If a friend can't make it, ask what information you should bring back for them. Let your pack know that you'll be coming home with new ideas.
We wear uniforms at most meals, at flag ceremonies, and other times throughout the course. When you arrive, wear your best uniform.
If you don't have one, your pack or another in the area might have a collection of used uniform pieces that you can get at a fraction of the cost of new.
You might find uniform pieces at thrift stores. You can get a brand new uniform just for you at the Scout Shop in Orem or Ogden or online.
If you have Camp t-shirts or other BSA shirts, this is a great place to wear those when we're not in uniforms, but these are absolutely not required.
If you have another Cub Scout buddy who is ready to level-up their game with you, invite that person to come along with you.
When both of you catch the Spirit of Akela and come back to your pack with ideas, you can share a vision and encourage each other.
If you don't bring a friend, it's ok... You'll leave with lots of new friends.
After registering, you will get information about the accommodations for your specific course.
Some of this might not apply to your course, but this list will help you plan.
When you arrive, be ready with:
Be sure to Pack:
Whatever your individual specific needs, concerns, or questions,
email the Cubmaster at :
A few days before leaving home, check the weather. Frequently Akela's Council is held in mountain camps at elevations above the nearest town.
An extra coat or extra blanket or even pair of boots left in your car might make a big difference to your comfort. We've experienced snow in July.
The Cub Scout Motto is Do Your Best!
It's also good to borrow the Scouts BSA Motto: Be Prepared.