Boy Scout Archives: Scout Badge
When a new Scout joins a troop, the first thing he must do is meet the joining requirements listed for the Scout badge.
Although Scout is often referred to as the “joining rank” for Boy Scouts, Scout is not really considered a rank by BSA. Upon completion of the requirements, the new Scout will receive a Scout badge which resembles the rank badges.
Crossover Bridge Design Chip sent in this question: "Hi, We are looking to build a crossover bridge and was wondering if you know where we could find some plans Thanks, Chip"
Citizenship Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts The citizenship troop program feature offers the opportunity to introduce concepts of history, flag etiquette, and responsibilities in a troop setting.
How the Boy Scout Law Relates to the Ten Commandments Comparing the 10 Commandments to the Boy Scout Law is an interesting activity for any Boy Scout group.
Beginning Boy Scouts An unofficial guide to help parents, new leaders, and even scouting youth to better understand scouting goals and participate in Boy Scouting
The Scoutmaster's Other Handbook Proven ideas for building strong, successful, sustainable troops that truly achieve the promise of Scouting - from meetings and outings to administration.
Klutz Book of Knots I have to admit that knots are not my strong suit. This book has really helped me learn the various knots I needed to teach to my Cub Scouts.
Encouraging a New Boy Scout What steps can a parent take in encouraging a new Boy Scout who has just joined a troop with little or no previous Scouting experience?
Boy Scout Bingo A lot of the requirements for Arrow of Light have to do with learning about Boy Scouts. So to make this more fun, I made up a set of picture bingo cards.
Book Review: Beginning Boy Scouts The subtitle is "An unofficial practical guide to Boy Scouting for parents and new leaders." And that describes the book perfectly. If you know somebody who is new to the Boy Scout program, then this would be a great resource to give them an overview of the program. Note that this book only covers the Boy Scout program, not Cub Scouts or Venturing.
A Scout's Prayer by Lord Baden-Powell This prayer is attributed to Lord Baden-Powell himself. B-P clearly believed that faith was an important component of his Scouting program. So while Scouting is not specific to any particular faith, there is a spiritual aspect to it. This prayer, based on the Scout Law, would be appropriate for most groups of Scouts.
The Three R's of Personal Safety and Protection BSA requires discussion of personal safety throughout it's programs
My Favorite Knot Book This book was recommended a few years ago when I went to Cub Scout BALOO training. I am not a "knot person". I can watch someone do a knot and repeat it, but an hour later it is forgotten.
Scout Law Prayer A Scout is Reverent. This prayer incorporates the twelve points of the Scout Law.
Trustworthy Tommy Song Webelos need to learn about the Scout Law for their Webelos badge and their Arrow of Light Award. This classic Scout song is a fun way to help them learn it.
The Outdoor Code Every Scout who is spending time outdoors should be familiar with the Outdoor Code. It is especially important for Webelos, Boy Scouts, and Venturers who are out camping regularly.
What Is a Scoutmaster Conference? One thing which sometimes throws new Scouts (and their parents) off guard is the Scoutmaster Conference. What in the world is a Scoutmaster Conference? Am I going to have to tie knots? What if I get nervous and forget how?!!!
Helps and Requirements for the Scout Badge When a new Scout joins a troop, the first thing he must do is meet the joining requirements listed for the Scout badge.
Scout Badge (Joining) Requirements In Boy Scouts, each Scout goes at his own pace. Hopefully it doesn't take him too long to meet the requirements for the Scout badge.
Knot Terminology It is helpful to go over the terminology with Scouts before working on learning a knot. That way we have a common vocabulary to start with.
Boy Scout Basics Crossword for Webelos and Scouts A crossword puzzle for Webelos working on their Arrow of Light award or for new Boy Scouts who are working toward their Scout rank. This puzzle has clues from the Boy Scout oath, law, motto, and slogan.