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Horseback Riding Belt LoopHorseback Riding Belt Loop for Cub Scouts (Requirements)  Whether you live in an urban or rural area, there are probably horseback riding opportunities available. So find a stable and arrange for your Cub Scouts to earn the Horseback Riding belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.

 

Partially peeled bananaI Like Bananas, Coconuts, and Grapes Song for Cub Scouts  I Like Bananas, Coconuts, and Grapes is a very simple song, which makes it a perfect interlude for a Cub Scout meeting. It is sometimes called The Tarzan Song.

 

Rifle Shooting Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsRifle Shooting Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Many of our Boy Scouts earned their Rifle Shooting merit badges at our August campout. Shooting is always a popular activity for our Scouts.

 

Reptiles and Amphibians for DummiesReptiles and Amphibians for Dummies  This book will help Scouts learn how to care for reptiles and amphibians. Perfect for Cub Scouts working on their Pet Care Belt Loop and Pin or Boy Scouts working on the Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge or the Pets Merit Badge.

 

toad on a stumpCatching Flies for Reptiles - A Homemade Trap  Here is a tip for Scouts working on the Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge for a homemade fly trap to help save money feeding your critters.

 

gummy worm pinewood derby carBSA Tiger Supplemental Den Meeting Plan B - Make a Model (Pinewood Derby Car)  BSA provides a set of Tiger den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders. This is the second of the supplemental tiger den meeting plans. It starts Tiger Elective 17 – Make a Model.

 

Scouting Heritage Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsScouting Heritage Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Earning the Scouting Heritage merit badge helps Boy Scouts learn about the history of the Scouting movement and understand how the Boy Scout program developed.

 

Swimming Area at Swift BaseSwift Explorer Base  Since I often do reviews when I go camping, I thought I'd do an article about some of our experiences at John S. Swift Explorer Base. Swift is located at S -F Scout Ranch near Farmington, Missouri.

 

Small-Boat Sailing Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsSmall-Boat Sailing Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  When a few of our Boy Scouts earned their Small-Boat Sailing merit badge a couple of years ago, they would yell "Pirate Adventure!" as they walked down to the waterfront at camp. They loved doing this badge.

 

Archery PinArchery Pin for Cub Scouts  All of my sons earned the shooting sports recognitions as Cub Scouts, either at day camp or resident camp. If you have a Cub Scout who loves to shoot, find an opportunity for him to earn the Archery pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program.

 

Cubs in Shining ArmorJuly Cub Scout Theme - Cubs in Shining Armor (Courage)  The newest theme for the July core value of Courage will be a Cubs in Shining Armor theme. This theme will revolve around the ideas of honor and service.

 

Collecting Belt LoopCollecting Belt Loop for Cub Scouts  My sons collect all sorts of things. So the really enjoyed earning the Collecting belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program. As a den leader, I always did this in conjunction with Wolf Achievement 6 - Start a Collection.

 

Eagle PalmsEagle Palms: Requirements for Boy Scouts  Eagle Scout is the highest rank for Boy Scouts. But after a Boy Scout becomes an Eagle Scout he can continue to earn recognition for his achievements by earning Eagle Palms. I encourage all Eagle Scouts to stay active with their troops and continue to develop their leadership skills.

 

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 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.

 

Motorboating Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsMotorboating Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Boy Scouts learn about motor boat operation and safety while working on the Motorboating merit badge.

 

Proven ideas for building strong, successful, sustainable troops that truly achieve the promise of Scouting - from meetings and outings to administration.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.

 

80-piece deluxe art set including art supplies for drawing, painting and more80-Piece Deluxe Art Set  80-piece deluxe art set including art supplies for drawing, painting and more

 

Fishing PinFishing Pin for Cub Scouts  One of the things our pack has done as a springtime activity is a fishing day at a local park. At this event, Cub Scouts can work on their Fishing pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program.

 

Get this magnet for yourself or your favorite Scouter. It features a colorful block of fleur de lis graphics.Fleur de Lis Graphics Magnets  Get this magnet for yourself or your favorite Scouter. It features a colorful block of fleur de lis graphics.

 

"I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.I don't suffer from insanity youth t-shirt  Got a fun, crazy life? Show your humor with this product. Features the saying "I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it."

 

BingoBSA Tiger Den Meeting Plans: #15 – Fun and Games  BSA provides a set of Tiger den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders. This is a review of the 15th den meeting plan in the series. This den meeting idea covers Tiger Elective 3 – Fun and Games.

 

Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting. Eagle is earned after the rank of Life. "Once an Eagle, always an Eagle".Eagle Scout Rank Requirements for Boy Scouts  Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. Unlike the other ranks in Boy Scouts, the title of Eagle Scout is held for life. "Once an Eagle, always an Eagle."

 

antique wooden wagonJune Cub Scout Theme - Head West Young Man (Perseverance)  Word on the street is that BSA will release a June Cub Scout theme called "Head West Young Man" for the June core value of Perseverance.

 

BB Shooting PinBB Shooting Pin for Cub Scouts  A couple of years ago, ZM went to a shooting sports day camp offered by our district and earned the BB Shooting pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program. Find out what opportunities there are for your Cub Scouts to earn their shooting sports recognitions in your area.

 

Badge for Life Boy Scout RankLife Rank Requirements for Boy Scouts  

 

Star is the fourth rank a Boy Scout can earn. It is earned after First Class. With Star, the focus shifts from scout skills to leadership, service, and merit badges.Star Boy Scout Rank Requirements  The Star Boy Scout rank is the fourth rank a Boy Scout can earn. It is earned after First Class. With Star, the focus shifts from scout skills to leadership, service, and merit badges.

 

BSA Methods - The Outdoors  One of the methods for Boy Scouts is “the outdoors”. Being outdoors presents Boy Scouts with challenges and adventures. Boys enjoy the independence of getting away from home and taking care of themselves.

 

Thank You NoteThank You Ceremony  I found this ceremony in some old program helps. I thought it would go well with the Cub Scouts Give Thanks supplemental program theme for April.

 

Venturing Silver AwardVenturing Silver Award Requirements  The Venturing Silver Award is available to all young men and women who are Venturers. Earning the Venturing Silver Award helps the Scout develop knowledge and leadership skills.

 

Cub Scouts - Strong Values - Strong Leaders - Character CountsThankfulness Zone Cub Scout Gathering Activity  An appropriate Cub Scout gathering activity for your den or pack will get your meeting off to a good start. This gathering activity works well with the April Cub Scout theme of Cub Scouts Give Thanks.

 

First Class Boy Scout BadgeFirst Class Rank Requirements for Boy Scouts  First Class is the third rank a Boy Scout can earn. He earns it after Second Class The requirements for First Class continue to teach the youth to the skills he needs to advance in Boy Scouting.

 

Thank You NoteCub Scout April Theme - Cub Scouts Give Thanks (Faith)  The Cub Scout April theme is Faith. I hear that the new supplemental April pack meeting theme will be Cub Scouts Give Thanks.

 

Eagle PalmsRecognizing Eagle Palms  A reader recently wrote to me with this question about recognizing Eagle palms: "My son is about to get his 17th Palm before he turns 18. Is there some type of ceremony to recognized this similar to the Eagle COH?"

 

Collecting PinCollecting Pin for Cub Scouts  Kids collect all sorts of things - trading cards, bottle caps, rocks, cars. If your Cub Scout has a collection, he can earn the Collecting pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program. It will encourage him to organize all of those things which have collected in his room into something he can display and be proud of.

 

Venturing Gold AwardVenturing Gold Award Requirements  The Venturing Gold Award was developed to recognize the significant accomplishment in a Scout's life in a broad spectrum of activities.

 

Subway Approaching PlatformBSA Tiger Den Meeting Plan 12 - Go See It: Transportation  This is the twelfth in the series of Tiger Cub Scout den meeting plans provided by BSA. This Tiger Cub Scout den meeting plan focuses on Tiger Cub Scout elective 41 - Transportation

 

Second Class RankSecond Class Rank Requirements for Boy Scouts  Second Class is the second rank a Boy Scout can earn. He earns it after Tenderfoot. The Second Class rank requirements for Boy Scouts continue to teach the youth to the skills he needs to advance in Boy Scouting.

 

VolunteerJourney To Excellence Service Projects  The Journey to Excellence Service Project initiative encourages Scouting units to carry out meaningful service projects.

 

Adult SpeakingProblem - Scouters Too Involved in Meetings  The adults involved are very enthusiastic, which is great, but they tend to talk over the kids and take over the meetings. Some of the adults are keeping the kids form running the meetings successfully.

 

questionsFour Facts Game  This is an icebreaker game. It would also work well with any activity relating to personal history or storytelling. I think it could also be worked into a discussion about honesty.