The Cub Scout core value for the month of October is Responsibility. BSA has released a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Jungle of fun related to this core value. The Jungle of Fun meeting plan features ideas for the core value of responsibility – games, group activities, songs, and more to help Cub Scouts become responsible members of their Packs
For more ideas for use with this program theme, see my Jungle of Fun page.
The core value of Responsibility should still be the focus for the month. Here is how the BSA plan suggests tying together this theme with October’s core value of Responsibility:
This jungle theme is used to show how being responsible is an important part of any society. In the Jungle Book story used in the Wolf Handbook, Akela, Baloo, and the other jungle creatures take responsibility for Mowgli’s safety and learning the ways of the jungle, making him a responsible part of their pack. It directly relates to the Cub Scout Law of the Pack and how the leaders, parents, and Scouts are all responsible for the success of their pack. In today’s society, we understand our responsibility to preserve and protect the natural habitats of other creatures as we follow the Outdoor Code.
Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan for October: Jungle of Fun (Responsibility)
This Cub Scout pack meeting plan includes the following – all within a responsibility theme. See the meeting plan for details.
- Gathering activity – Jungle Word Search Puzzle
- Opening ceremony – Jungle Book Opening
- A prayer about being responsible citizens
- Audience Participation – Jungle Cheer, Animal Cheers, Thunder and Rain Applause
- Run Ons – I’m a Tiger, Branch Office
- Song – I Like Bananas, Coconuts, and Grapes
- Activity – Den Demonstrations
- Jungle Advancement Ceremony
- A “Jungle Book” Cubmaster Minute
- A Outdoor Code closing ceremony