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March 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.
BSA 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.
January 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.
Venturing 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.
Character Connection Activities A reader writes in asking for help with Character Connection activities. See my list of resources and add your own.
Did 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 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.
Disabilities 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.
Language and Culture Pin for Cub Scouts Cub Scouts who are interested in other parts of the world can earn their Language and Culture pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. Maybe it will even interest them enough to find a Scout in another country to be a pen pal with.
Disabilities Awareness Pin for Cub Scouts Cub Scouts can learn how people with disabilities are different from them but also how they are like them by earning the Disabilities Awareness pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. This recognition also fits in well with the Cub Scout core value of Compassion.
Auld Lang Syne Grace Here's a grace which is sung to the tune of Auld Lang Syne. This makes a really wonderful Thanksgiving grace. Or it would be a good addition to a Scout's Own prayer service.
Good Manners Pin for Cub Scouts Miss Manners move over! There are Cub Scouts in the room! Well, maybe our Cub Scouts aren't etiquette experts, but they can earn their Good Manner pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
Pack Meeting Plan for October: Jungle of Fun (Responsibility) The Cub Scout core value for the month of October is Responsibility. BSA has released a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Jungle of fun related to this core value.
Pet Care Pin for Cub Scouts If you have a pet, then your Cub Scout can probably earn the Pet Care pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. And he will learn more about his pet and how to be more responsible for his pet's well being.
Disabilities Awareness Belt Loop for Cub Scouts The Disabilities Awareness belt loop is another of the recognitions from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. This belt loop encourages Cub Scouts to find out what it is like to live with a disability. We had a lady who trains assistance dogs come to a pack meeting and show the Scouts all of the ways the dogs can help people with disabilities. The kids were amazed.
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.
Head West Young Man Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan (Perseverance) The core value for the month of May is Perseverance. BSA has just released a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Head West Young Man related to this core value.
BSA Bear Den Meeting Ideas: Plan 10 - Saving Well, Spending Well and Games, Games, Games! Bear den meeting ideas: This plan focuses on Bear Achievement 13 – Saving Well, Spending Well and Bear Achievement 15 – Games, Games, Games!
The Scouting Way The Scouting Way can help everybody: men and women, young and old, Scouts and non-Scouts alike incorporate the core ethics and principles of Scouting into their daily lives, in just minutes a day.
The Scoutmaster Minute: Your Handbook for Inspiring Moments The Scoutmaster Minute presents verses of honesty, courage, service, sacrifice and more-right at your fingertips and right when they're needed, fitting easily into a pocket or backpack.
Scouting For Boys This book is the foundation document for scouting by Robert Baden-Powell. Profusely illustrated.
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.
Character Is What You Do When Nobody Is Looking Men's T-Shirt Know somebody with great character? Give them this t-shirt as a gift. It reads Character is what you do when nobody is looking
BSA Wolf Den Meeting Plans: #11 - Making Choices BSA provides Wolf den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders. This Wolf den meeting plan covers Wolf Achievement 12 – Making Choices.
Dog Care Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Our local Humane Society does a Dog Care merit badge skill center for Boy Scouts once or twice a year. Several of our Scouts have gone and been enthusiastic about what they learned.
Cub Scouts Give Thanks Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan (Faith) The core value for the month of April is Faith. BSA has just released a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Cub Scouts Give Thanks related to this core value.
Religious Emblems Programs Faith is an important part of Scouting programs and religious emblems programs for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers reinforce what is stressed in the 12th point of the Scout Law
Journey To Excellence Service Projects The Journey to Excellence Service Project initiative encourages Scouting units to carry out meaningful service projects.
More Pack Meeting Ideas for February – Resourcefulness I posted a few ideas last year, but here are some more ideas for incorporating resourcefulness into your Cub Scout program.
Magic Words Ceremony This is a ceremony from an old roundtable handout. It would fit with the Abracadabra program theme for Cub Scouts or for Cub Scouts working on the Good Manners Belt Loop and Pin. Use it as a closing ceremony.
Heritages Belt Loop for Cub Scouts Most Cub Scouts enjoy learning about their families and where they came from, so the Heritages belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program makes a fun activity for them.
Fresh Start Scoutmaster (or Cubmaster) Minute The New Year is traditionally a time for beginning again. The thoughts below can be used as a Scoutmaster or Cubmaster Minute to encourage Scouts to look forward to a fresh start rather than focusing on the past.
Prayer of Saint Francis (Peace Prayer) Today I'd like to share a prayer with you which reflects a message of peace.
More Ideas for January Pack Meeting - Positive Attitude The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of January is Positive Attitude. According to the program helps, this means being cheerful and setting our minds to look for and find the best in all situations.
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.
BSA Bear Den Meeting Plan 4 - Law Enforcement Is a Big Job This plan covers Bear Achievement 7 – Law Enforcement Is a Big Job. I'll include some links and other ideas to help you with this meeting plan.
S bar F Scout Ranch Grace Our council has several properties, but the one most Boy Scouts attend for summer camp is S bar F Scout Ranch. This is the S bar F Ranch grace.
Good Manners Napkins Do you ever feel like you are repeating yourself when you are teaching your kids table manners? Here is an idea your Cub Scouts can make for their holiday table or even for everyday family dinners.
Thanksgiving Scoutmaster (or Cubmaster) Minute This makes a nice Scoutmaster Minute or Cubmaster Minute or even just a good reflection for a family gathering at this time of year. This is based on something in some old BSA program helps