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Canoeing Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsCanoeing Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Canoeing merit badge is a favorite for our second year Boy Scouts at summer camp. Everyone likes to get out on the lake on a warm summer day.

 

Backpacking Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsBackpacking Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  If your Boy Scout troop is planning some backpacking outings, check out the requirements for the Backpacking merit badge.

 

Uniform and FlagLosing Interest in Boy Scouts  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?"

 

Boy in Swimming PoolAquatics Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts   This aquatics program feature offers the opportunity to learn more about swimming and boating. Your PLC can plan a month of activities around this theme.

 

Venturing Quest AwardVenturing Quest Award  Venturing is all about letting teens explore what interests them and achieving the aims of Scouting at the same time. The Quest award provides recognition for Venturers who pursue an interest in sports.

 

backpackingBackpacking Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  A backpacking programs feature offers the opportunity to learn the skills to successfully plan and carry out a backpacking trip.

 

Ranger Winter Sports ElectiveVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Winter Sports  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Winter Sports, a Venturer must learn all about skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, or ice skating.

 

Water Sports Merit BadgeWater Sports Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  The Water Sports merit badge focuses on water skiing. Boy Scouts will learn about safety and technique while working on this badge.

 

Summer Camp at Camp Gamble  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.

 

Mile Swim BSAMile Swim BSA  The Mile Swim is a tradition at most Boy Scout summer camps. It is a challenge for Scouts and those who complete it have a great sense of accomplishment.

 

Scuba Diving Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsScuba Diving Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  The Scuba Diving merit badge gives Boy Scouts the opportunity to learn all about scuba. Your local scuba shop might be a good resource. One in our area has chartered a Venture Crew with a scuba specialty.

 

Memorial Day  Today we honor those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. This poem by American author Francis Marion Crawford would make an excellent reading for any Memorial Day ceremony.

 

Rowing Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsRowing Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Rowing merit badge is often completed at Boy Scout summer camp. I always enjoy seeing their skill level improve over the series of days. The first day they are often rowing around in circles, but by the end of the week they have the hang of it.

 

Swimming PinSwimming Pin for Cub Scouts  Cub Scouts who have earned their Swimming belt loop can go a step further and earn the Swimming pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. By working on the requirements for the pin, Cub Scouts will improve the swimming techniques.

 

Family PicnicBSA Wolf Supplemental Den Meeting Plan G - Outdoor Adventure  BSA provides Wolf den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders. In this den meeting plan Wolf Cub Scouts go on a picnic and play some games together.

 

Volleyball PinVolleyball Pin for Cub Scouts  Cub Scouts who have earned their Volleyball belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program can dig into the sport even more by earning the Volleyball pin. They will work on skills to improve their techniques and increase their knowledge of the game.

 

Golf PinGolf Pin for Cub Scouts  If you have a Cub Scout who really likes to golf, he can earn the Golf pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. Maybe he can even share some of his knowledge of the game with the other Scouts in his pack or den and get them interested also.

 

Bowling PinBowling Pin for Cub Scouts  Cub Scouts who like to bowl can earn the Bowling pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. By earning this recognition, they will practice skills to improve their game and learn more about the sport.

 

American Heritage Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsAmerican Heritage Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Boy Scouts who are interested in history can earn the American Heritage merit badge and learn about our past.

 

Hispanic Man, Woman and Child having fun in the park.May Cub Scout Theme – Destination Parks (Health and Fitness)  BSA offers supplemental pack program ideas for each month. One of the Cub Scout themes for the May core value of Health and Fitness is a Destination Parks theme.

 

Language and Culture PinLanguage 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.

 

Ranger Physical Fitness ElectiveVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Physical Fitness  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Physical Fitness, a Venturer must develop and carry out a physical fitness program. Then he or she must teach another group how to set up a physical fitness program.

 

Sportsman Activity Badge UltimateBSA Arrow of Light Den Meeting Plan 4 - Sportsman  This idea from the Arrow of Light series of Webelos den meeting plans covers part of the Sportsman Activity Badge with a focus on the Ultimate belt loop.

 

Basketball PinBasketball Pin for Cub Scouts  It is basketball season again. If you have a Cub Scout who plays basketball, see if you can interest him in the Basketball pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. If he plays on an organized team he has probably already completed many of the requirements for this recognition.

 

Boy Riding BikeBSA Tiger Supplemental Den Meeting Plan J - Go See It: Visit a Bike Repair Shop and Take a Bike Ride  This Tiger Cub Scout den meeting plan covers Tiger Elective 38 – Bicycle Repair and Tiger Elective 37 – Take a Bicycle Ride.

 

Game Design Merit BadgeGame Design Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  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.

 

Wooden Steering Wheel on SailboatApril Cub Scout Theme - My Family Tree (Faith)  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.

 

Golf Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsGolf Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  If you know a Boy Scout who loves golf, then he is lucky because there is a Golf merit badge just for him.

 

Softball Belt LoopSoftball Belt Loop for Cub Scouts  Baseball is more popular with boys in our area than softball, but some play the sport. A pack game of softball would be a good way to earn the Softball belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.

 

Venturing Ranger Award MountaineeringVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Mountaineering  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Mountaineering, a Venturer must learn all about climbing, including knots, equipment, and safety. Then he or she must demonstrate climbing skills and assist another group in a climbing activity.

 

US FlagSimple Indoor Closing Flag Ceremony  Basic instructions for a very simple closing flag ceremony. This simple closing flag ceremony is appropriate for a den, pack, or other meeting.

 

physical fitnessPhysical Fitness Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  The physical fitness troop program feature offers the opportunity to introduce concepts of exercise diet, and healthy habits in a troop setting.

 

Baseball PinBaseball Pin for Cub Scouts  Are your Cub Scouts thinking about baseball season already? The baseball players in your pack can earn the Baseball pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. If they play on a organized team they have probably already done many of the requirements.

 

Friends SwimmingBSA Wolf Supplemental Den Meeting Plan D - Swimming and Boating Safety Rules  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.

 

Hockey PinHockey Pin for Cub Scouts  Cub Scouts who like to ice skate or roller skate might be interested in the Hockey pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. Scouts can learn more about the sport while earning this recognition.

 

Aquanaut Activity BadgeBSA Arrow of Light Den Meeting Plan 2 - Aquanaut  BSA provides Webelos den meeting ideas for Cub Scout den leaders. The 2nd in the Arrow of Light Webelos den meeting plans covers the Aquanaut Activity Badge.

 

Disabilities Awareness PinDisabilities 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.

 

American eagle with flagCitizenship Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  The citizenship troop program feature offers the opportunity to introduce concepts of history, flag etiquette, and responsibilities in a troop setting.

 

Law Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsLaw Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Boy Scouts from our troop often earn the Law merit badge at a skill center at the historic Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis - a great venue to see how law has shaped our history. They even get to have a mock trial in one of the courtrooms.

 

NOVA patchNova Awards Program (STEM Award)  STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The NOVA Awards program combines knowledge of STEM concepts with hands on activities.