The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of July is Courage. According to the program helps courage is:
Being brave and doing what is right regardless of our fears, the difficulties, or the consequences.
So how can you fit this into your pack program? Here are some ideas:
- Talk about using the “Courage steps” when they find themselves in a difficult situation – Be brave, be calm, be clear, be careful. Learn some first aid skills while you are doing this. There are emergency/first aid requirements at every Cub Scout level.
- Encourage them to try something new or to learn a new skill and to be courageous when they don’t know if they will succeed or not. Try one of the belt loops from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program for an area none of them are familiar with.
- Do some role playing with what they would do in difficult situations. Wolf Achievement 12 – Making Choices – is a great start for ideas.
- Work on some astronomy and talk about the courage the astronauts must have.
- Do a service project to help somebody in need. Talk about the courage people need when things don’t go as planned.
- Do a service project to help the men and women in our armed forces. Talk about the courage needed to serve our country. If possible, visit a military base.
What are your ideas for teaching courage? Add them to the comments below.