BSA offers supplemental pack program ideas for each month. The newest theme for the August core value of Honesty will be a Kids Against Crime theme. This one was the program theme at least once in the past. So I’ll be adding some ideas related to the theme this month.
Here is what the old program helps said about this theme:
Crime Prevention is everyone’s job. Cub Scouts will spend the month learning how to keep themselves, their families and their homes safe.
So this theme will revolve around the ideas of safety and crime prevention. Several of the Cub Scout achievements and electives fit in with this theme.
Achievements Related to Kids Against Crime
Tiger Cub Scouts
- Achievement 2: Where I Live - – Go See It Activity: Visit a police station or a fire station. Ask someone who works there how he or she helps people in your community.
- Achievement 3: Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe - 3F – Family Activity: a. With your family, plan a fire drill then practice it in your home. and b. With your adult partner, plan what to do if you became lost or separated from your family in a strange place.
- Tiger Elective 27 – Emergency! - Talk to your adult partner about what to do if these things happened: You are alone with someone who makes you feel uncomfortable.
Wolf Cub Scouts
- Make a list of phone numbers you need in case of an emergency. Put a copy of this list by each phone or in a central place in your home. Update it often.
- Tell what to do if someone comes to the door and wants to come in.
- Tell what to do if someone calls on the phone.
Bear Cub Scouts
- Practice one way police gather evidence: by taking fingerprints, or taking shoeprints, or taking tire track casts.
- Visit your local sheriff’s office or police station or talk with a law enforcement officer visiting your den or pack to discuss crime prevention.
- Help with crime prevention for your home.
- Be sure you know where to get help in your neighborhood.
- Learn the phone numbers to use in an emergency and post them by each phone in your home.
- Know what you can do to help law enforcement.
- Tell about two things you can do that will help law enforcement agencies.
- Tell why we have laws. Tell why you think it is important to obey the law. Tell about three laws you obeyed this wee