Archive | Advancement RSS feed for this section
Webelos Showman Activity Badge Den Meeting The Showman activity badge offers a lot of choices, so this is less of a step by step den meeting plan and more a set of suggestions.
Venturing Bronze Award The Venturing program offers a flexible recognition program to meet the interests of its members. The first award Venturers work on is the Bronze award.
BSA Tiger Den Meeting 2 - Bobcat and Making My Family Special This is an overview of the second Tiger den meeting plan from the BSA program helps. I've included some additional information I think would be helpful.
Wolf Den Meeting Plan for Achievement 7 - Your Living World Wolf Achievement 7 - Your Living World - focuses on conservation. This den meeting plan covers the whole achievement.
Webelos Engineer Activity Badge Den Meeting Plan Part 2 Today I am posting another den meeting plan for Webelos Engineer activity badge. This meeting plan, along with the first meeting plan, completes all of the requirements.
BSA Methods - Advancement Advancement is one of the "Methods of Scouting" used in Boy Scouts. I am the Advancement Chair for our troop, so I am always interested in other Scouters' thoughts on advancement.
Life to Eagle Reports One thing we have done in our troop which seems to motivate our Life Scouts a little is the Life to Eagle reports at every Court of Honor. Each Life Scout gets up in turn and tells what he has done since the last Court of Honor to try to advance and what he plans to do next on his path to Eagle.
BSA Tiger Den Meeting 1 - Bobcat and Making My Family Special For the most part, I like the new BSA Program helps. Sometimes the helps are a little light on specifics or you have to hunt around in another publication or online for some additional resources. So I've included some additional information I think would be helpful.
Wolf Den Meeting Plan for Achievement 4 - Know Your Home and Community Wolf Achievement 4 - Know Your Home and Community - helps Cub Scouts learn how to take care of themselves and be safe. This den meeting plan covers requirements a, b, c, d, and e.
Webelos Den Meeting Plan - Webelos Badge Instead of giving you a typical den meeting plan, I am going to list the badge requirements below and explain what we are doing for each one.
Setting Advancement Goals with Boy Scouts My plan is to get all of the Scouts of the same rank together at one time and give them some encouragement. I'll give each of them an advancement goals sheet to fill out.
Webelos Badge Scramble Puzzle I am going to go over some of the requirements for the Webelos badge with my den at our next meeting. We'll use this word scramble puzzle as a gathering activity. It is based on the requirements for the Webelos badge.
Wolf Den Meeting Plan for Achievement 11 - Duty to God Don't be afraid to talk about faith with your Cub Scouts. Even if your group represents very diverse faiths, they should be able to learn to talk about faith respectfully with each other.
Tiger Achievement 2 - Where I Live - Go See It The Go See It for Tiger Achievement 2 (Where I Live) is always a lot of fun. I haven't met a first grade boy yet who doesn't want to see a fire truck or police car up close.
Family Life Merit Badge for Boy Scouts I like this badge because it makes them think about the many aspects of being a member of a family, from pitching in on chores to considering outside influences on our families.
Webelos Communicator Activity Badge Den Meeting Plan Part 2 Giving the talks was definitely the high point of this meeting. My den all brought in props and were well prepared for the talks.
Webelos Communicator Activity Badge Den Meeting Plan Part 1 My den seemed to enjoy doing this badge. They are all good at talking, but they had to spend some time listening and cooperating to finish the requirements.
Camping Log for Boy Scouts Camping is an essential part of the Boy Scout program and Scouts need to keep track of how much camping they have done. There is a space for this in the back of their handbook, but as a Camping merit badge counselor, I know that there are some other aspects of their campouts they need to record.
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.
Tiger Den Meeting Plan | How I Tell It This plan completes Tiger requirements 4D and some Tiger electives.
Wolf Den Meeting Plan for Achievement 2 - Your Flag Wolf Achievement 2 - Your Flag - helps instill one of the three Aims of Scouting in our young Scouts - citizenship. By learning about how to properly display the US flag, they learn about respect.
Tiger Den Meeting Plan | Where I Live This den meeting plan assumes you will be doing your visit to a fire station or police station as a separate activity. So to fill out the meeting for this achievement, I added in the Map and Compass belt loop.
Movies for Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge Sometimes when I am doing an initial interview with a Scout for the Citizenship in the Community merit badge, they don't have any idea of which movie to watch for requirement 5.
Webelos Super Achiever Award The Webelos Super Achiever award is for Webelos who earn all 20 Webelos activity badges. This is a council specific award, not a national award.
What Is a Board of Review? When a Scout has completed all of the requirements for a rank, he must appear before a board of review. A board of review is NOT the same as a Scoutmaster Conference but just with more people.
Tips for Wolf Achievement 1 - Feats of Skill There are a couple of different ways to work on Wolf Achievement 1 - Feats of Skill - with your den. One way is to do all of the requirements in one meeting. Another is to spread them out between different meetings.
Wolf Den Meeting Plan for Achievement 5 - Tools for Fixing and Building This is a fun, hands-on achievement for the Wolves. Boys of all ages love getting to work with tools.
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?!!!
Webelos Activity Badges Matching Quiz When Cub Scouts enter their Webelos year, a few things change. One of the things which is different is that they work on activity badges instead of achievements.
American Labor Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Labor Day marks the end of summer, but it is also a good excuse to introduce the American Labor merit badge to your Scouts.
Tiger Den Meeting Plan for Bobcat Badge When a new Tiger den is formed, the first advancement step is for them to earn their Bobcat badge. This den meeting plan also throws in some other fun
Webelos Citizen Activity Badge Den Meeting Plan Part 2 This meeting plan completes the requirements for the Webelos Citizen activity badge which were started in Webelos Citizen Activity Badge Den Meeting Plan Part 1.
Webelos Citizen Activity Badge Den Meeting Plan Part 1 We'll be focusing on the flag requirements at this meeting (requirement 3, 4, and 5). The following week we will do the requirements which relate to government and personal citizenship.
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.
Tiger Den Meeting Plan | Making My Family Special This Tiger den meeting plan focuses on Achievement 1 - Making My Family Special. It also covers Tiger Electives 1 and 4.
Webelos Mini Week Camp at Pine Ridge I'm looking forward to three days and two nights of camping fun at Pine Ridge Scout Camp.
Wolf Den Meeting Plan for Achievement 6 | Start a Collection Wolf Achievement 6 - Start a Collection can be combined with the Collecting belt loop. Requirements 6b and 6c for the achievement completely overlap with requirements 1 and 2 for the belt loop.
Webelos Family Member Activity Badge Summertime is a good time for your Webelos to work on their Family Member activity badge. With the extra time on their hands, they can learn how to do some more chores around the house.
Tiger Den Meeting Plan | Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe You can do most of Tiger Achievement 3 at a single meeting. One of the requirements (a fire drill) will have to be completed at home. The Go See It - visiting a sporting event - can be done as a separate activity.
Budget Worksheet for Family Member Activity Badge Requirement 4 for the Webelos Family Member activity badge requires the Scout to plan a budget for 30 days. This simple worksheet will provide a way to do that.