Aims of Scouting

Baseball

Cub Scout Trading Cards

With baseball season right around the corner, let your Cub Scouts make their own trading cards with “Cub Scout stats”. This Cub Scout craft works great with any sports themed den or pack meeting.

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Venture Crew Officers

The leadership structure in a Venture Crew is much different than in a Boy Scout Troop. Venturing offices are President, Vice President – Administration, Vice President – Program, Secretary, and Treasurer.

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Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting. Eagle is earned after the rank of Life. "Once an Eagle, always an Eagle".

Life to Eagle Reports

One thing we have done in our troop which seems to motivate our Life Scouts a little is the Life to Eagle reports at every Court of Honor. Each Life Scout gets up in turn and tells what he has done since the last Court of Honor to try to advance and what he plans […]

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Recipe

Pizza Burger Packets

Here’s another recipe for those who are looking for some variety when making foil packets. Pizza flavors come through in these beef and potato based hobo meals.

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Crafts

Den Time Capsule

The idea is to make a den time capsule which they add to from time to time – maybe every year at Blue and Gold time and after summer camp or when they earn their rank or do something special. Then, when they cross over to Boy Scouts, they open the time capsule and see […]

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Webelos Craftsman Activity Badge

Pinewood Derby and Webelos Craftsman

Our Pinewood Derby is next weekend and my den are putting the finishing touches on their cars (hopefully). I’ve told them they can count their cars as a Craftsman project if they did a significant amount of work on the cars themselves.

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Getting Teens to Sign Up for Venturing

Our Crew has been trying to recruit lately. The problem they are having is they talk to Bob and he isn’t sure he wants to go unless Tim and Amy are going. They talk to Tim and Amy and they are wondering who else will be there. And on and on…

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Crew Activities – Skiing

At our Crew meeting this past Sunday, the focus was on skiing. Our council is having a ski night for Venturers at a local ski resort in January. The original plan had been to have a guest speaker come in and give some skiing tips. He couldn’t make it at the last minute, so our […]

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Webelos Cub Scout badge

Webelos Badge Scramble Puzzle

I am going to go over some of the requirements for the Webelos badge with my den at our next meeting. We’ll use this word scramble puzzle as a gathering activity. It is based on the requirements for the Webelos badge.

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Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

ZM really enjoy making holiday treats. To him, if it has a special shape, that makes baking extra fun. So these are a good Christmas treat to make with Cub Scouts. They don’t have a strong mint flavor, but are more like a sugar cookie.

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The MISS Show Interview

One of the things I like about being a Scouter is getting to meet others who also want to help our youth. I recently got to do that when I was interviewed by Miss Shannon and Miss Liberty on the Moms In Scouting Service (MISS) Show.

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Partially peeled banana

Banana Bandanna Skit

The idea behind the skit is that the Scouter with the banana has misunderstood the announcer. Every time the announcer says to do something with the bandana, the Scouter does it with a banana instead.

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Aims of Scouting – Character

The three aims of Scouting are Character Development, Citizenship Training, and Mental and Physical Fitness. Today we look at how character development is incorporated into the Scouting programs offered by BSA.

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Fitness

Aims of Scouting – Fitness

The three aims of Scouting are Character Development, Citizenship Training, and Mental and Physical Fitness. So how are physical and mental fitness is incorporated into the Scouting programs offered by BSA?

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Norman Rockwell's Boy Scout painting

Trustworthy Tommy Song

Webelos need to learn about the Scout Law for their Webelos badge and their Arrow of Light Award. This classic Scout song is a fun way to help them learn it.

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Scouting For Food

The featured core value for Cub Scouts for the month of November is citizenship. Our Pack will help encourage citizenship in our Cub Scouts by participating in the local Scouting for Food program.

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Candy Corn for Halloween

Crew Costume Party

Our Venture Crew is having a costume party tonight. JD is responsible for planning the activities. I’ve asked him for a general idea of what will be happening.

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BSA Methods for Boy Scouts vs Venturers

Some people wonder about what the main differences between the Boy Scout and Venturing programs. Aside from the obvious differences – the age difference and boys only vs. coed – looking at the methods used in the two programs offers some insights into the main differences between the program.

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Tiger Cub Scouts

I Have to Go Wee Skit

This skit works with any number of Scouts. And because there aren’t really any lines to memorize, I have seen it done successfully with all levels – even Tigers.

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Music

The Milk Song

This is a fun song for a campfire or for some audience participation at a Pack meeting. Plus it encourages healthy eating habits!

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Fire Trucks

Tiger Den Meeting Plan | Where I Live

This den meeting plan assumes you will be doing your visit to a fire station or police station as a separate activity. So to fill out the meeting for this achievement, I added in the Map and Compass belt loop.

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