Having a secret code can be fun. There are several simple methods of coding communication so that only those who know the “secret” know what is being said.
For the Good Knights adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn about the Scout Law and knights, make a code of conduct, and participate in a service project.
The Making a Film skit is one of the most versatile skits in a Scout’s arsenal. It can be adjusted to any theme or holiday.
A Cub Scout leader asks “We plan to have a party before the winter break and wanted to get each boy a little gift. Do you have any suggestions?”
This idea from the Webelos den meeting plans covers making the commemorative arrows which represent everything the Webelos achieved as Cub Scouts.
What do you which you knew when you started out in Scouting? What one piece of advice would you give to a new Scout parent?
The Passport to Other Lands Cub Scout pack meeting plan features ideas for the core value of respect- games, group activities, songs, and more.
Cindy asked if merit badges her son earned before attaining the rank of Eagle can be used toward Eagle palms.
In this idea from the series of BSA Wolf den meeting plans, Wolf Cub Scouts learn about working smarter with machines. This plan covers part of Wolf Elective 8 – Machine Power.
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.
The Venturing World Conservation Award recognizes young men and women who increase their awareness of conservation and its impact on the world community.
Den doodles are used to recognize Cub Scouts for participation in activities and any other behavior which needs encouragement.
If you have a den meeting or pack meeting near Halloween, then this song is a fun way to get everyone singing. And it is not just for Cub Scouts! This would be fun at any class party or Halloween party. It is not gory, so it is fine for very young children.
BSA provides Wolf den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders. Today’s plan is a supplemental den meeting plan in which Cub Scouts make a bench fork and a door stop
This science program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities with a weather and energy theme.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. . The engineering Nova STEM award for Boy Scouts is called Whoosh explores machines and motion.
How do you do Cub Scout genealogy requirements when you have children from non-traditional families who may not know who their grandparents or even parents are?
BSA provides Cub Scout Bear den meeting ideas for den leaders on the Scouting.org website. This plan covers part of Bear Elective 1 – Space.
If you know a Boy Scout who likes to help out around the house, have him look at the requirements for the Home Repairs merit badge.
A reader asks “The fun is gone. I know Boy Scouts is different than Cubs, but is it supposed to be no fun? Is there a suggestion I can take to the Scoutmaster that might help him keep these boys interested?”
If you are looking for a summer camp for next year with plenty of activities for all of your Scouts, I highly recommend Camp Gamble.
It’s important not to keep repeating the same meetings with Cub Scouts over and over again. By the time they reach the end of their Cub Scouting career they will have been in your pack for over four years. Young kids need variety to keep their interest level.
A reader asked “Do you any applause that would work for the Bike Rodeo?” so here are an applause, a cheer, and a song you can use at your bicycle rodeo.
I remember a couple of years ago when this recognition was introduced. There was a lot of buzz about an award for video gaming. Hopefully your Cub Scout will learn to use video games responsibly by earning the Video Games pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
A local trucking company offers Boy Scouts a skill center for the Truck Transportation merit badge every year. The last time our Scouts went, they said they learned a lot, but they were a little disappointed that they didn’t get to learn to drive a truck.
This badge give Scouts the opportunity to design and prototype a game. The game can be electronic, athletic, tabletop, or a pen and paper game.
The My Family Tree Cub Scout program theme revolves around the idea of the faith our ancestors had to set out into the world, especially those who traveled by boat.
Marbles is a classic outdoor game which kids can still enjoy today. So have your Scouts grab a bag of marbles, draw a circle on the ground and earn the Marbles belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
Wolf Den Meeting Plans: This meeting is a pool party where Wolf Cub Scouts learn about swimming and boating safety and earn their Swimming belt loop.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The NOVA Awards program combines knowledge of STEM concepts with hands on activities.
The Cub Scout core value for the month of January is Positive Attitude. BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Lights, Camera, Action related to this core value.
This Webelos den meeting plan covers part of the Webelos Family Member activity badge and some of the requirements for the Arrow of Light.
I like the simplicity of the Scout Law. It is brief and therefore easy for youth to memorize. But it covers a lot of ground.
When you read the Scout Oath as is used by the BSA below, it is clear that the Scout Oath contains the same or parallel thoughts for the concepts in Baden-Powell’s original promise.
All BSA programs to use the Scout Oath and Law – Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. I think the consistency is good, but I will miss some aspects of the old versions,.
Craft, game, and snack ideas for your Halloween party or meeting. While some work best for younger kids, others are also appropriate for the older Scouts.
This Cub Scout theme revolves around the ideas of flag etiquette and service to the community, with a little geography thrown in. Find some ways to form your pack and den programs around this theme in this article.
Boy Scouts who are fascinated by trains can earn the Railroading merit badge. Our local Museum of Transportation offers several skill centers for this badge.
DS is spending the week at Fall Fun Rally -the largest annual Venturing event. Harry Potter theme this year so tonight is the Yule Ball. I’m sure he’s having a great time.
A marble mat will make it easy to play marbles indoors. Great for any Cub Scouts working on the Marbles Belt Loop and Pin