The core value for the month of May is Health and Fitness. BSA has just released a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Cub Cafe related to this core value. For more ideas for use with this theme, see my Cub Cafe program theme page.
The core value of Health and Fitness should still be the focus for the month. Here is how the BSA plan suggests tying together this theme with May’s core value of Health and Fitness:
As Cub Scouts, we are personally committed to care for our minds and our bodies. One way we care for our bodies is by what we feed ourselves. By choosing Cub Café as a theme, we can emphasize healthier choices, thus reinforcing our commitment to care for our bodies.
Sometimes these meeting plans don’t seem like they have enough to fill an hour. The time required to do some of these things might vary with the size of the pack especially. If you need an additional activity, consider having the Cub Scouts prepare a healthy snack. See my Cubs in the Kitchen page for recipe ideas. Many of the recipes on the page can be done without access to a kitchen.
This Cub Scout pack meeting plan includes the following – all within a health and fitness theme. See the meeting plan for details.
- Gathering activity – Types of Apples word search
- Opening ceremony – What makes Old Glory: The program helps suggest having a campfire with this. You can use something like this Campfire Standup Western Decoration which wouldn’t be too difficult to make. Or use some crumpled red, yellow, and orange tissue paper around the pot. I’ve seen this ceremony done without the fake campfire and it works fine without it.
- A prayer about health
- Song – The Cub Scouts Eat So Well (To the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
- Audience Participation – My Cubmaster Cooks
- Activity – Den Demonstrations
- Cub Cafe recognition ceremony
- A “Physically Strong” Cubmaster Minute
- A Health closing ceremony