As I mentioned in my post a few days ago, soccer season is upon us. Here in St. Louis, soccer is a major fall sport for boys, especially in grade school. A few play football, and more play volleyball, but almost all of them play soccer.
Soccer is a great sport for young boys because most of them can pick up the basic skills quickly. And it also promotes the BSA aim of fitness. So if you are looking for a theme for your pack meeting or a pack activity, consider soccer. I will post ideas for you throughout this month, so watch for the list of articles in the right column to increase.
This theme will also help your Cub Scouts with advancement and recognition. Here are some ways you can apply this theme:
Tiger Achievement 3G (Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe):
Learn the rules of a game or sport. Then go watch an amateur or professional game or sporting event.
Tiger Elective 35 (Fun Outdoors):
Play a game outdoors with your family or den.
Wolf Elective 20k (Sports):
Show how to dribble and kick a soccer ball. Take part in a game.
Bear Achievement 23a (Sports, Sports, Sports):
Learn the rules of and how to play three team sports.
Bear Achievement 23c (Sports, Sports, Sports):
Take part in one team and one individual sport.
Bear Elective 20f (Sports):
Earn a new Cub Scout Sports pin.
Webelos Sportsman Activity Badge Requirement 1:
Show the signals used by officials in one of these sports: football, basketball, baseball, soccer, or hockey.
Webelos Sportsman Activity Badge Requirement 4:
While you are a Webelos Scout, earn Cub Scout Sports belt loops for two team sports ( baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball, flag football, or ultimate).