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BSA Arrow of Light Den Meeting Plan 10 – AOL Creation This idea from the Webelos den meeting plans covers making the commemorative arrows which represent everything the Webelos achieved as Cub Scouts.
Eagle Palms and Merit Badges Question Cindy asked if merit badges her son earned before attaining the rank of Eagle can be used toward Eagle palms.
Board of Review Questions Reader Shelley asked "I'm a new Troop Committee Chair and was wondering if anyone has some great questions that they ask their Scouts during their Board of Reviews?" Sometimes committee members struggle to come up with good Board of Review questions.
Venturing Ranger Award Requirements The Venturing Ranger requirements provide an opportunity for Venturers to explore a number of areas related to the outdoors. To earn the Venturing Ranger award, a young man or woman must complete eight core requirements and four electives.
Eagle Palms: Requirements for Boy Scouts Eagle Scout is the highest rank for Boy Scouts. But after a Boy Scout becomes an Eagle Scout he can continue to earn recognition for his achievements by earning Eagle Palms. I encourage all Eagle Scouts to stay active with their troops and continue to develop their leadership skills.
The Eagle Court of Honor Book The Eagle Court of Honor Book is the complete guide to Scouting's greatest moment. It covers every aspect of staging an Eagle Scout court of honor.
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.
Eagle Scout Rank Requirements for Boy Scouts Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. Unlike the other ranks in Boy Scouts, the title of Eagle Scout is held for life. "Once an Eagle, always an Eagle."
Venturing Silver Award Requirements The Venturing Silver Award is available to all young men and women who are Venturers. Earning the Venturing Silver Award helps the Scout develop knowledge and leadership skills.
First Class Rank Requirements for Boy Scouts First Class is the third rank a Boy Scout can earn. He earns it after Second Class The requirements for First Class continue to teach the youth to the skills he needs to advance in Boy Scouting.
Recognizing Eagle Palms A reader recently wrote to me with this question about recognizing Eagle palms: "My son is about to get his 17th Palm before he turns 18. Is there some type of ceremony to recognized this similar to the Eagle COH?"
BSA Webelos Den Meeting Plan 8 - Artist BSA provides den meeting plans for den leaders on the Scouting.org website. The eighth Webelos den meeting plan focuses on the Webelos Artist Activity badge.
Venturing Gold Award Requirements The Venturing Gold Award was developed to recognize the significant accomplishment in a Scout's life in a broad spectrum of activities.
Second Class Rank Requirements for Boy Scouts Second Class is the second rank a Boy Scout can earn. He earns it after Tenderfoot. The Second Class rank requirements for Boy Scouts continue to teach the youth to the skills he needs to advance in Boy Scouting.
Welding Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Today (Feb 24, 2012) is the first day Boy Scouts can start earning the new Welding merit badge. Opportunities in the welding field are endless, and Scouts earning their Welding merit badge can not only explore the fundamentals of welding, but also learn about the different career paths within the industry.
BSA Webelos Den Meeting Plan 7 - Citizen BSA provides den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders on the Scouting.org website. This plan completes many of the requirements for the Citizen Activity Badge.
Venturing Outdoor Bronze Award Requirements The Venturing Outdoor Bronze Award is the first step on the way to earning the Ranger award. To earn this award, Venturers must complete four of the Ranger core requirements and two Ranger electives.
BSA Wolf Den Meeting Plan 7: Your Living World and Tie It Right BSA provides den meeting plans for den leaders on the Scouting.org website. This plan covers Wolf Achievement 7 – Your Living World and Wolf Elective 17 – Tie It Right.
Arrow of Light Centerpieces Janice recently wrote to me with this message: "I need your help! I've been assigned to help put together our Arrow of Light ceremony / banquet. I'm at a loss as to what to do for centerpieces. We'll have over 10 tables and we don't want to make it look too "blue and gold." Any ideas that you may have could really help me out a lot! " Sometimes simple centerpieces are the best.
BSA Webelos Den Meeting Plan 6: Citizen and Webelos Badge This plan continues work on the Citizen activity badge and covers Webelos badge requirement 3 (meaning of the Webelos badge), Webelos badge requirement 4 (Webelos uniform), and Webelos badge requirement 7 (Boy Scout knowledge) .
Venturing Sea Scout Bronze Award Requirements The Venturing Sea Scout Bronze award is aimed at Crews who are focused on sailing.
BSA Wolf Den Meeting Plan 6: Know Your Home and Community This plan completes Wolf Achievement 4 - Know Your Home and Community, which was started in the previous meeting plan. It also includes some electives - Let's Have a Party and Sing-Along.
Venturing Religious Life Bronze Award Requirements The Religious Life Bronze award works well for Crews who are organized as church youth groups as ours is. While none of our members have earned this recognition yet, I do present it to them as an option from time to time.
Public Service Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts The focus in this program feature is citizenship and service. Younger Boy Scouts can work on flag etiquette, flag ceremonies, and their rights and duties as US Citizens. Older Scouts could work on the Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, and Citizenship in the World merit badges.
Trustworthy Tommy Song Trustworthy Tommy is a song to help Webelos and new Boy Scouts learn the Scout Law. Webelos need to memorize the law to earn the Arrow of Light. New Boy Scouts must memorize it for the Tenderfoot rank. Some boys who have trouble with rote memorization will find that learning the song helps it stick with them. Eventually they should be able to say the Scout Law without the song going through their heads.
BSA Webelos Den Meeting Plan 5 – Citizen This meeting plan starts the Citizen activity badge. This is an important meeting, since Citizen is required for the Webelos badge.
Troop Running a Pack Meeting Tonight, our Boy Scout Troop is running the Pack meeting for our Cub Scouts. They are going to divide into dens and each den will have several Boy Scouts doing skill instruction with them. They are working on things like knots and outdoor skills which relate to the advancement for each den. While they are doing that, the Scoutmaster (my husband), is going to talk to the Pack parents about the Boy Scout program.
Tips for a Great Table Top Display Table top displays are a way to show off a hobby, collection, event, or other project. Or you can showcase your unit's program. As part of the Hobbies Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts, table top displays are used in a hobby fair to show of each Scout's particular hobby. In addition, for several of the Venturing awards, Venturers must create a table top display.
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.
BSA Wolf Den Meeting Plan 5: Know Your Home and Community and Be Safe at Home and on the Street This plan covers part of Wolf Achievement 4 (Know Your Home and Community) and part of Wolf Achievement 9 (Be Safe at Home and on the Street).
Horsemanship Merit Badge for Boy Scouts This is one our older scouts sometimes work on at summer camp. They usually require them to be 13 or 14 years old though, because the smaller guys have a hard time saddling the horse without assistance. There is only one part they don't like - the test about the parts of the horse and diseases.
BSA Bear Den Meeting Plan 3 – Ride Right BSA provides den meeting plans for den leader on the Scouting.org website. This plan covers Bear Achievement 14 - Ride Right. I have included notes on resources and ideas which will help you with this meeting plan.
Nuclear Science Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Our troop probably earns an unusual number of the Nuclear Science merit badges because my husband is a counselor. So that is a chance for our Scouts to learn about this topic from somebody who works with this material every day in his job. The Scouts especially enjoy getting to use a survey meter.
Venturing Arts and Hobbies Bronze Award Requirements This month, I am looking at the Arts and Hobbies Bronze award. This Bronze award lets Venturers explore an area of interest to them and learn about it in depth.
Astronomy Merit Badge for Boy Scouts When I was camping with my Webelos a few weeks ago, they mentioned how much brighter the stars were at camp. So we talked about how light pollution affects star gazing. And I told them that when they are Boy Scouts, they can learn even more about astronomy. So maybe a few of them will be working on this merit badge.
BSA Webelos Den Meeting Plan 4 – Traveler and Athlete This plan completes Athlete and does all of Traveler. It also completes the Geography belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
BSA Tiger Den Meeting 8 - Go See It: How I Tell It This is the eighth in the series of Tiger den meeting plans provide by BSA. This meeting is a Go See It, so the main activity will be visiting a newspaper office, or radio or television station.
Chess Merit Badge for Boy Scouts The new Chess merit badge for Boy Scouts was just launched a few weeks ago. DS is especially excited about this badge. He has always loved chess.
BSA Wolf Den Meeting Plan 4: Keep Your Body Healthy and Bowling Field Trip BSA provides den meeting plans for den leaders. Meeting 4 completes Wolf Achievement 3 - Keep Your Body Healthy, and completes Elective 20g - Sports (Go Bowling), and completes the Bowling belt loop.