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Climbing Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Boy Scouts might be able to earn the Climbing merit badge in their own neighborhood. Our local climbing gym gives Scouts the opportunity to earn this badge.
Volleyball Belt Loop for Cub Scouts We are right in the middle of volleyball season. If you have a Cub Scout who plays on a volleyball team, he has probably already met the requirements for the Volleyball belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
Hiking Pin for Cub Scouts Don't forget to put the "outing" in Cub Scouting. :-) One easy way to get some outdoor adventure into your program is hiking. And while your pack or den is out hiking, your Cub Scouts can work on their Hiking pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
Kickball Pin for Cub Scouts Our grade school's annual kickball tournament is coming up next month. It will benefit a charity chosen by the Student Council. Cub Scouts from our pack who participate will probably be able to earn the Kickball pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
Whitewater Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Boy Scouts can choose between a canoeing option and a kayaking option when they earn the Whitewater merit badge.
Tennis Pin for Cub Scouts I haven't played tennis much lately, but I used to play with my brother and sister when I was young. There was a tennis court in a park near our house. We would ride our bikes over and then play a game or two. If your Cub Scout enjoys tennis, he might want to earn the Tennis pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
Golf Belt Loop for Cub Scouts I am not a golfer at all and my husband only golfs about once every five years. But some, including kids, are passionate about the game. If you know a Cub Scout who enjoys golfing, introduce him to the Golf belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
Roller Skating Pin for Cub Scouts If you have a lot of skaters in your pack, you could plan a skating event based on the requirements for the roller skating pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program.
Flag Football Belt Loop for Cub Scouts Whenever I go to a camporee, I see at least a couple of units playing flag football. If your Cub Scouts enjoy a good game of football, have them look at the requirements for the Flag Football belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
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!
Boating/Canoeing Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts Boating/Canoeing Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts: The focus of this program feature is on fitness, boating skills, and swimming skills.
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.
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.
Athletics Merit Badge for Boy Scouts The Athletics merit badge is an elective which might interest Boy Scouts who are involved in sports or concerned about fitness.
BSA Bear Den Meeting Ideas – #9: Building Muscles and Games, Games, Games! BSA provides Bear den meeting ideas for Cub Scout den leaders. This Bear den meeting plan focuses on Bear Achievement 16 – Building Muscles and Bear Achievement 15 – Games, Games, Games!
Troop Program Features: Health Care Feature for Boy Scouts The Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide suggests a Health Care troop program feature for Boy Scouts for June 2012. BSA provides the troop program feature guides as a resource for Boy Scout troops.
The Fast Food Song The Fast Food Song is fun for Scouts. It is an action song and would fit in well with a nutrition themed meeting.
Physical Fitness Pin for Cub Scouts The core value for the month of May for the Cub Scout program is Health and Fitness. If you are still looking for ideas for your May pack or den meetings, consider the Physical Fitness pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program.
Horseback Riding Pin for Cub Scouts (Requirements) Some younger Scouts will find horses intimidating, but others will be completely comfortable around them. If your Cub Scout loves being around horses, he can earn the Horseback Riding pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program.
Nutrition Belt Loop for Cub Scouts If you are looking for something related to May's Health and Fitness theme, check out the Nutrition belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program. A pack meeting with a cookout could incorporate the requirements for this belt loop.
Table Tennis Belt Loop for Cub Scouts Cub Scouts who are interested in table tennis can earn the Table Tennis belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program. If you don't have your own table, check your local community center.
Softball Pin for Cub Scouts It's softball season! If you know a Cub Scout who really enjoys playing softball, have him check out the Softball pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program. A softball clinic would make a fun pack meeting or activity. Plan one for May, when the core value for the month is Health and Fitness.
Ice Skating Pin for Cub Scouts Ice skating makes a great pack activity, especially if you have a nice rink nearby. If your pack or den is going skating this winter, your Cub Scouts might be able to complete some of the requirements for the Ice Skating Pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program.
Gymnastics Pin for Cub Scouts If you have a Cub Scout who is really into gymnastics and he has already earned the Gymnastics belt loop, he can learn more about the sport by earning the pin.
Snow Ski and Board Sports Belt Loop for Cub Scouts We have had a couple of kids in our Pack get the Snow Ski and Board Sports Belt Loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program. We tend to have ice storms here more than good snow storms, so they have to be ready when the snow comes or go to a resort to get this recognition.
Roller Skating Belt Loop for Cub Scouts I have to admit that I have never been much of a roller skater. My kids really enjoy it though and it is a popular venue for birthday parties around here. So the Roller Skating belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program would make a great den activity.
Table Tennis Pin for Cub Scouts When I was younger I played table tennis with my brother and sister in the basementt, except we called it ping pong. The Table Tennis pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program lets Cub Scouts explore this sport in depth. If you don't have access to a table at home, try your local community center.
Skateboarding Pin for Cub Scouts If you have a Cub Scout who can't be parted from his skateboard, he can earn his skateboarding pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program.
Ultimate Pin for Cub Scouts I've noticed more ultimate and disc golf courses being built at local parks. Ultimate seems to be an up and coming sport. So if your den has some time on a beautiful fall weekend, consider grabbing a frisbee and playing some ultimate.
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.
Soccer and Scouting Program The Soccer and Scouting program seeks to bring the values of Scouting to boys who might not be currently involved in a Cub Scout program. It is a 12 week program for boys in the 1st through 5th grades.
Venturing Sports Bronze Award Requirements Since I am focusing on soccer this month, I thought this would be a good time to introduce the Venturing Sports Bronze Award. By earning this award, Venturers can learn about fitness, sports safety, and sportsmanship. This award especially fits in well with sports teams which have chartered as Venture Crews.
Follow the Dribbler Soccer Drill When working with young Scouts, simpler is usually better. Every den has at least one or two boys who really find it unbearable to sit through lengthy instructions. Follow the Dribbler is a really simple soccer drill.
Soccer Word Search Puzzle If you are looking for a gathering activity to go with this month's soccer theme , try this word search puzzle. As I mentioned in my post a few days ago, when teaching a new skill one of the first things you need to do is develop a common terminology.
Soccer Drill - Soccer Croquet This month I am featuring a soccer theme for Cub Scouts. A soccer drill can make a fun gathering activity or an end of the meeting game for a soccer themed meeting. This drill emphasizes teamwork, dribbling skills, and passing accuracy.
Soccer Marbles If you are having a soccer or sports themed meeting, a soccer drill can be a fun way to burn of some energy. Soccer marbles is a three person soccer drill. It is simple enough for young Scouts.
Soccer Tennis When my den meetings were immediately after school, I often did a physical activity during the gathering time. The Scouts needed to run around and burn off a little energy before they were ready to concentrate on the den activities.
Soccer Terminology One suggestion I have when working with Cub Scouts is to draw up a large soccer field on poster board and use some Lego figures or something similar to be players. Then you can give a visual demonstration of these terms. Or make a game of it by showing them something and asking if anyone knows the term. For very young Scouts, simplify this list of terms even more.
Soccer Theme for Cub Scouts Soccer is a great sport for young boys because most of them can pick up the basic skills quickly. And it also promotes the BSA aim of fitness. So if you are looking for a theme for your pack meeting or a pack activity, consider soccer.