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Personal Fitness Merit Badge for Boy Scouts For you Scouts getting ready to start this badge, it is important to really understand your counselor's expectations before you start.
National Outdoor Badges - Aquatics This award is for Boy Scouts who can't get enough time on the water.
Cubmaster Minute - Compassion The Cub Scout core value for the month of March is compassion. Here is a brief Cubmaster minute to help Cub Scout understand the meaning of compassion.
Pack Activity - Plan a Hike Do you have a Pack hike planned for this spring? If not, now is the time.
Ideas for March Pack Meeting - Compassion The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of March is compassion. Compassion involves thinking about others.
Gymnastics Belt Loop for Cub Scouts Check with gymnastics programs in your area. Chances are that one will be happy to have your Cub Scouts in for a session at a reasonable price
Scoutmaster Minute - Hope for the Future When I look at the young men and women I work with in Boy Scouts and Venturing, I have nothing but hope for the future.
Shoe Advancement Ceremony The Cub Scout core value for the month of March is compassion. The pack program helps have opening and closing ceremonies which involve shoes - for walking in another's shoes.
National Outdoor Badges - Riding When I first looked at this badge, I didn’t realize that riding covers both horseback riding and bike riding, Hopefully your Boy Scout troop program includes one or both of those activities.
BSA Methods - Uniform Wearing a uniform identifies youth as Boy Scouts. It give them a sense of belonging to a group. The Boy Scout uniform is associated with the ideals of Scouting.
Hockey Belt Loop for Cub Scouts Do you have anyone in your Pack who plays hockey? If so, have them check out the Hockey Belt Loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program
Scout Sunday and Scout Sabbath Scout Sunday and Scout Sabbath are rapidly approaching. Scout Sunday is always the Sunday preceding February 8, or February 8 if it is a Sunday. The Saturday following Scout Sunday is Scout Sabbath.
Addams Family Grace (Song) This favorite Cub Scout grace is a song. The tune is the theme of the Addams Family show. (Hence the name.)
Ideas for February Cub Scout Theme - Resourcefulness The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of February is resourcefulness. How can resourcefulness be incorporated into a pack program?
BSA Methods - Advancement Advancement is one of the "Methods of Scouting" used in Boy Scouts. I am the Advancement Chair for our troop, so I am always interested in other Scouters' thoughts on advancement.
Ice Skating Belt Loop for Cub Scouts Your Cub Scouts will have to put on some skates to earn their ice skating belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
Printable Menu Planner for Wolf Requirement 8b This worksheet is just a simple grid with a row for each meals. The basic food groups make each column. This makes it easy for the Wolves to see if they are really including items from three different food groups in their meals.
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.
Cub Scout Gathering Activity - Core Values Crossword Puzzle This is a crossword puzzle I made for a gathering activity for a den meeting. It's purpose is just to familiarize the Cub Scout with the 12 core values
Snow Sports Merit Badge for Boy Scouts I think the biggest barrier to our scouts earning this badge is the cost. But for those who have the means, this is a really fun badge
Cubmaster's Minute - Gandhi's Shoe The core value for January for Cub Scouts is positive attitude. This Cubmaster minute uses a story about Gandhi to demonstrate what positive attitude means. You could even have a few den chiefs act this out while you tell the story.
BSA Methods - Association with Adults Association with adults is one of the methods used in both Boy Scouts and Venturing. While these programs are youth-led, there are still adults present to mentor and help the youth leaders.
Pet Care Belt Loop for Cub Scouts If you have a pet, have your Cub Scout check out the Pet Care Belt Loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. He will have to take care of the pet for two weeks (a positive from any parent's point of view) and learn about his pet. Then all he has to do is make a poster about his pet and show it off.
Scoutmaster Minute – Only One Here is a Scoutmaster Minute which reminds us not to focus on the big insurmountable problem. Instead, just do what you can.
Aims of Scouting – Citizenship The three aims of Scouting are Character Development, Citizenship Training, and Mental and Physical Fitness. So how is citizenship incorporated into the Scouting programs offered by BSA?
Pack Meeting Ideas for January - 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.
Bowling Belt Loop for Cub Scouts Bowling is a great winter activity for those days off. So when you head to the bowling alley with your family or den, don't forget to complete the requirements for the Bowling belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
Kwanzaa Candle Ceremony for Cub Scouts This ceremony relates the seven principles of Kwanzaa to the values of Cub Scouting. It goes along well with the December theme of respect also.
Basketball Belt Loop for Cub Scouts Just because it has turned bitter cold outside this week doesn't mean that Cub Scouts can't stay active. Encourage your Cub Scouts to earn their basketball beltloop this month. If they are on a team, they have almost earned it already.
The Flag Remembers Christmas You need to highlight the flag during this ceremony. Put a spotlight on it or have two scouts hold it up, or something like that.
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 Crew president made a presentation instead.
Log Sheet for Personal Fitness Merit Badge Part of the requirements for this badge include doing some fitness tests periodically and recording a fitness plan over a period of 12 weeks. There are some worksheets available for this on the web, but the ones we looked at didn't really fit in with the fitness plan which LC and his merit badge counselor agreed to. So we came up with one which works for him.
Ideas for December Pack Meeting - Respect The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of December is respect. At your December pack meeting, do something which helps Cub Scouts practice respect for others.
Scout Law Prayer A Scout is Reverent. This prayer incorporates the twelve points of the Scout Law.
Philmont Grace This grace is also known as the Wilderness Grace or the Worth Ranch Grace. It is attributed to Jerry Fulkerson from the Worth Ranch Scout Camp in Texas.
Bear Den Meeting Plan - What Makes America Special This is a very easy achievement to cover in a den meeting. You can even do an extra requirement or two.
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.
Scoutmaster Minute - Boredom Why not encourage our Scouts to take that unfilled space in their lives and turn it into something useful?
Respect Ceremony for Cub Scouts The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of December is Respect. This is a simple ceremony which can be used as an opening or a closing for a meeting.
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?