Each month, the Cub Scout program focuses on a core value. The Cub Scout April theme is Faith. BSA has started releasing theme based pack meeting plans for each of these core values. I hear that the new April theme will be Cub Scouts Give Thanks. So this month, I’ll be highlighting some ways that thankfulness can be incorporated into the Cub Scout program.
This theme brings to mind both thankfulness to the Creator and remembering to show appreciation to each other. It fits directly with several Cub Scout achievements and recognitions:
- Requirement e: Write a thank you note.
- Requirement 3: Write a thank-you note to someone who has given you something or done something nice for you.
- Requirement 6: Use a computer to prepare a thank-you letter to someone.
This thankfulness theme also presents a good opportunity for your Cub Scouts to thank everyone who helps them with the program – their parents, their leaders, and the chartering organization. Have your Cub Scouts spend some time writing thank you notes to them, or come up with a creative way for the Cubs to show their appreciation.