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Boys RunningMay Cub Scout Theme - Backyard Fun (Health and Fitness)  One of the Cub Scout themes for the May core value of Health and Fitness is a Backyard Fun theme.


Uniform and FlagInactive Scouts in Patrols  A reader is involved in a large troop, but due to low participation from scouts it is difficult to have patrol leader elections and a youth led program.


Teenagers in Human PyramidIntroduction to Youth Leadership Skills (ILSC or ILST)  This weekend our Venturing Crew did the Introduction to Youth Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC). This course teaches Crew members basic leadership skills. There is a corresponding course for Boy Scout troops (ILST).


airplane wingApril Pack Meeting Plan – Soaring the Skies (Faith)  The Cub Scout core value for the month of April is Faith . BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Soaring the Skies related to this core value.


soaring the skiesApril Cub Scout Theme – Soaring the Skies (Faith)  One theme for the April Cub Scout core value of Faith is a Soaring the Skies theme. This theme focuses on depending on faith to reach lofty goals.


Mining in SocietyMining in Society Merit Badge  The Mining in Society merit badge encourages Boy Scouts to learn more about how materials are obtained, the different types of mining, safety and environmental concerns in the mining industry, and careers in mining.


Hispanic Man, Woman and Child having fun in the park.BSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan P - Family Fun  In this idea from the Bear den meeting plans, Cub Scouts go on a short trip with their families for one of the requirements for Achievement 10 – Family Fun.


US FlagFlag Retirement and Grommets  A reader asks about what to do with the grommets after a flag retirement ceremony. What are your opinions?


Sportsman BicyclingBSA Arrow of Light Den Meeting Plan 14 - Sportsman  In this idea from the Webelos den meeting plans, Cub Scouts learn about cycling safety, go for a bike ride, and earn their Bicycling Belt Loop.


Silent PrayerFaith Requirements for Cub Scouts and Agnostics  Two Cub Scout leaders ask about how to complete Wolf Achievement 11 - Duty to God with Cub Scouts who are raised in agnostic homes.


Boy-with-binocularsGoing on a Bear Hunt  Like many skits, it has multiple versions. It is actually based on the book We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.


petsMarch Pack Meeting Plan – Pet Pals (Compassion)  The Pet Pals Cub Scout pack meeting plan features ideas for the core value of compassion- games, group activities, songs, and more.


Wolf SportsBSA Wolf Supplemental Den Meeting Plan N - Sports  In this idea from the Wolf den meeting plans, Cub Scouts get together to play a game of baseball or softball for Wolf Elective 20 – Sports.


cute poodle dog wearing party hatMarch Cub Scout Theme – Pet Pals (Compassion)   One Cub Scout theme for the March core value of Compassion is a Pet Pals theme. This theme focuses on taking care of our pet companions.


Fun for the FamilyBSA Family Award  Keith asked " Is there a difference between the BSA Family Award and the BSA Fun for the Family Award? " These are part of the same program, but like many BSA programs it has changed over the years.


boys and pet dogActivity Patches   A reader asks "I have quite a number of different little patches that I would like to give out to my scouts. Is there a list with pictures of what these different patches would be awarded for? "


cub scout arrow pointsBear Electives and Arrow Points  Arrow points can be confusing. Each part of an elective counts toward arrow points. In addition, Bears can use the requirements from any achievements they did not do as part of the Bear badge.


Cubs with FlagsAnother Citizenship Pack Meeting Plan  A Citizenship-themed Pack meeting need not be boring. Add a little fun to your teaching, and good luck!


Litter to GlitterFebruary Cub Scout Theme – Litter to Glitter (Resourcefulness)  One theme for the February core value of Resourcefulness is a Litter to Glitter theme. Cub Scouts think of ways to use things we might otherwise toss away.


Sportsman SoccerBSA Arrow of Light Den Meeting Plan 12 – Sportsman  This idea from the Webelos den meeting plans covers part of the Sportsman Activity Badge. Webelos earn their Soccer Belt Loop during this den meeting.


Bear Cub Scout SwimmingBSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan L – Swimming  BSA provides Bear den meeting plans for den leaders. Today we will look at a den meeting plan which focuses on aquatics. It covers requirements for Bear Elective 19 – Swimming and the Swimming Belt Loop.


Positive AttitudeJanuary Cub Scout Theme – Yes I Can (Positive Attitude)  BSA offers supplemental pack program ideas for each month. One theme for the January core value of Positive Attitude is a Yes I Can! theme.


Tiger Healthy Teeth and GumsBSA Tiger Supplemental Den Meeting Plan O – Go See It: Healthy Teeth and Gums  In this den meeting plan from the Tiger den meeting ideas, the Tiger Cub Scouts visit a dentist for Tiger Elective 46 – Healthy Teeth and Gums.


The Food GroupsWebelos Fitness Activity Badge and Food Choices  Here are some links which will help you with the food choices and menu planning requirements for the Webelos Fitness activity badge.


Passport and TravelDecember Pack Meeting Plan – Passport to Other Lands (Respect)  The Passport to Other Lands Cub Scout pack meeting plan features ideas for the core value of respect- games, group activities, songs, and more.


Trust awardVenturing TRUST Award  The TRUST award is the religious and community life award for Venturers. A young man or woman can earn this award by learning more about faith and service.


Skating Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsSkating Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Boy Scouts working on the Skating merit badge can choose to fulfill the requirements by ice skating, roller skating, or inline skating.


Venturing world conservation awardVenturing World Conservation Award  The Venturing World Conservation Award recognizes young men and women who increase their awareness of conservation and its impact on the world community.


Cub Scouts - Strong Values - Strong Leaders - Character CountsCharacter Connection Activities  A reader writes in asking for help with Character Connection activities. See my list of resources and add your own.


your vote countsNovember Pack Meeting Plan – Your Vote Counts (Citizenship)  The Your Vote Counts meeting plan features ideas for the core value of citizenship - games, group activities, songs, and more.


Hand Saw ToolBSA Wolf Supplemental Den Meeting Plan I – More Make It Yourself  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


ScienceScience Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  This science program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month's worth of troop activities with a weather and energy theme.


NOVA patchWhoosh! – STEM Award for Boy Scouts (Engineering)  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. . The engineering Nova STEM award for Boy Scouts is called Whoosh explores machines and motion.


Family Tree TemplateGenealogy Requirements and Non Traditional Families  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?


spaceBSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan H – Space  BSA provides Cub Scout Bear den meeting ideas for den leaders on the website. This plan covers part of Bear Elective 1 – Space.


Vote ButtonNovember Cub Scout Theme - Your Vote Counts (Citizenship)  This Cub Scout theme revolves around the ideas of citizenship, duties, and community service. Have a mock election in your pack. Find ideas here.


HonestyDid You Ever Do a Den Meeting on Bullying?  This question was sent to me by reader Barbara: It has come to my knowledge that one of my boys (Webelos) is being bullied in school. Now, one of my new recruits is one of the bulliers. I would like to do a den meeting on bullying awareness. Maybe you can be of some help. Thanks.


Messengers of PeaceMessengers of Peace   The Boy Scouts of America joined the Messengers of Peace initiative in 2012. This program encourages Scouts around the world to work for peace by being a positive force in their communities.


Group of Young Men PlayingAthletics Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  This athletics program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month's worth of troop activities with an athletics theme.


Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsDisabilities Awareness Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Boy Scouts can learn to understand and appreciate each individual's strengths and challenges while working on the Disabilities Awareness merit badge.