Crew Program Planning

Every unit should conduct a Program Planning Conference to develop a year-long calendar and unit budget. Program planning is a simple but critical part of your crew's success. Development of an annual program plan provides direction, and a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment in a job well done. Planning also makes the best possible use of your valuable volunteer time and yields a quality program for Scouts that will increase retention. 

The following links will help you plan. If you know of a resource not in this list, please contact Carrie Hutchcraft, Program Assistant, at to share your idea!


Planning Your Scouting Year

BSA National Program Planning Page

CPC Program Planning and Activity Catalog 

Planning Summer Camp

Council Calendar (Select "Switch Calendar" on the right to view different District calendars)

Service Opportunities

Unit Planning Tools

Venturing Activity Interest Survey

Program Capability Inventory

Activity Planning Worksheet

Guide to Unit Money-Earning Projects

Trail's End Popcorn Sale

Planning Your Crew's Annual Program Budget     Crew Operating Budget Example

2019-2020 Venturing Program Planning Calendar

2018-2019 Venturing Program Planning Calendar

Boys' Life Printable Venturing Program Planning Chart (Bilingual) 2019-2020

Journey to Excellence

Journey to Excellence Program

Crew Scorecard 2019

Scouting Safely

Age Appropriate Guidelines

Guide to Safe Scouting

The Sweet Sixteen of BSA Safety

BSA Medical Form

Additional Awards

Venturing Core Awards and Additional Awards

Venturing Insignia Placement

Additonal Venturing Crew Resources

Bryan on Scouting - BSA Blog 

Marketing and Membership HUB

Scouting Wire

Leader Training Information

What Makes a Trained Venturing Crew Leader?

Council Training Calendar


Out and About

Council Event Registration Page

Council Facebook Page

Compass Points Bulletin - Cascade Pacific Council's Weekly eNews