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Planting Seeds of Kindness Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan (Compassion)

BSA provides Cub Scout Pack meeting plans for each month’s core value. The core value for the month of March is Compassion. BSA has just released a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Planting Seeds of Kindness. For more ideas for use with this theme, see my Planting Seeds of Kindness Program Theme for Cub Scouts page.

The core value of Compassion should still be the focus for the month.  Here is how the BSA plan suggests tying together this theme with March’s core value of Compassion.

Compassion means being kind and considerate of others. It is having patience and a generous heart. It is showing genuine concern by our thoughts, words, and deeds to people, animals, our environment, and our community. Cub Scouts can develop an understanding of the concept of kindness by understanding
how a tiny seed can grow into food that we eat or a flower for all to enjoy. By “planting” and “growing” small areas of kindness in our thoughts, words, and deed, we share the goodness in our hearts in hopes that those who experience it will then share kindness with others and keep it growing.

This meeting plan includes the following – all within a compassion theme. See the meeting plan for details.

  • Gathering activities – Instructions for making seed packets or a book drive
  • Opening ceremony – Compassion
  • A prayer about caring
  • Song – I Love That Word “Hello” (To the tune of Auld Lang Syne)
  • Cheers – It’s a Snap Cheer and Good Turn Cheer
  • Game – Getting Our Heads Together
  • A Cub Scout Seedling recognition ceremony
  • A Like an Acorn Arrow of Light ceremony
  • A Compassion Cubmaster Minute
  • A Cub Scout Garden of Thoughts closing ceremony

4 Responses to Planting Seeds of Kindness Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan (Compassion)

  1. Debbie Knerim March 9, 2012 at 4:30 PM #

    In the second paragraph of the March “Planting Seeds of Kindness”

    meeting down load,it says to print copies of the seed packet template at

    the end of this meeting plan. I printed this plan and went back in to the

    down load, but I could not find the template. Would you please tell

    where to find it. Thank you

  2. Debbie Knerim March 9, 2012 at 4:32 PM #

    In the second paragraph of the March “Planting Seeds of Kindness”

    meeting down load,it says to print copies of the seed packet template at

    the end of this meeting plan. I printed this plan and went back in to the

    down load, but I could not find the template. Would you please tell

    where to find it. Thank you. This is not a duplicate e-mail

  3. Scouter Mom March 10, 2012 at 7:49 AM #

    Yes, they seem to have left it off of the pack meeting plan. You could get a real seed packet and take it apart to make a template. Most are put together pretty simply.

  4. Elaine March 12, 2012 at 8:35 PM #

    There is a link to the templates buried in the “Before the Meeting” paragraph on page 1:
    http://www.gardensandcrafts.com/seedpackets.html

    Our pack is going to plant seeds in dixie cups instead and invite the boys to send in pictures of their flowers or vegetables if they are successful this summer.

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