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Ideas for April Pack Meeting – Faith

The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of April is Faith. According to the program helps, faith is “Having inner strength and confidence based on our trust in God.” Our pack is chartered by a church, so incorporating faith into our Cub Scout program is natural. If you are chartered by a secular group, it could be a little tricky to navigate. Here are some ideas:

  • Most faiths promote service, so do a service project.
  • Do a “church hike”. Hike a path around your neighborhood, pointing out different churches along the way.
  • Promote participation in Cub Scout religious emblems programs. A very wide range of faiths have their own emblems and there are some non-denominational emblems. There is a lot of good information on the BSA website.
  • Catholic units can earn patches from the Rosary series or the Footsteps of the American Saints series. They can also learn about Catholic scouting around the world through the International Awareness program. These are enrichment programs, not religious emblem programs. Information is available from the National Catholic Committee on Scouting.

What are your suggestions for incorporating the core value of Faith into your pack program?

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One Response to Ideas for April Pack Meeting – Faith

  1. KIm Gilbert March 26, 2011 at 11:23 AM #

    If you have a more secular or diverse troop and are nervous about this topic, why not do somerhing about pioneers or space travel. Both took large amounts of faith to accomplish. Would work well with your astronaut pudding. Out here we could go to the cosmosphere, maybe local towns have small museums sbout their founders? Or invite a reenactor and make sure he knows faith is the topic.
    If you have a diverse group and want to get them sharing… Maybe you could take a page from a family heritage fair and invite boys to bring foods, toys, traditions of their faith to show off in a fair type setting. Recently in Wood Badge I wa surprised, just denominationally, how different the songs we sing are. Maybe boys could give den leaders their favorite church song and someone could put together a pack hymn book? Just some ideas. Good Luck!

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