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Cubmaster’s Minute: Threads and Flags The core value for Cub Scouts in November is citizenship. Here is a Cubmaster's Minute which goes well with that theme. Use it at the end of your pack meeting.
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.
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.
Elbow Balloon Pass Game This game is all about cooperation. Talk afterwards about what made it easier to pass the balloon and what made it harder.
Wolf Den Meeting Plan for Achievement 2 - Your Flag Wolf Achievement 2 - Your Flag - helps instill one of the three Aims of Scouting in our young Scouts - citizenship. By learning about how to properly display the US flag, they learn about respect.
The Aims of Scouting The Boy Scouts of America enumerates three aims of Scouting – Character, Citizenship, and Fitness.
Tigers or Eagles Cubmaster Minute (Responsibility) This is a Cubmaster minute which is based on one of the old program helps plans. It goes well with this month's core value of responsibility.
Webelos Fitness Activity Badge Den Meeting Plan Most of the requirements must be done with a parent. So at our meeting, I talked to them about what they needed to discuss with their parents and sent them home with some handouts.
Pets Merit Badge for Boy Scouts This is a good merit badge to recommend to your Scouts with pets. For those who are already taking care of their pets, it gives them some recognition for their efforts.
Make a Difference to One This can be used as a Cubmaster/Scoutmaster/Advisor Minute or it can be used with adults to encourage more participation in the Committee.
Spirit of Cub Scouting Opening Ceremony Turning off the lights and lighting candles is a great way to get the attention of the Cub Scouts.
Movies for Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge Sometimes when I am doing an initial interview with a Scout for the Citizenship in the Community merit badge, they don't have any idea of which movie to watch for requirement 5.
Johnny Appleseed Grace (Song) Duty to God is an important part of Scouting, so don't forget to say grace at Scouting events. This is a non-denominational grace which would be appropriate at any meal.
October Pack Meeting - Good Manners Belt Loop (Responsibility) The core value for October is Responsibility. So we are going to let the Cub Scouts work on the Good Manners belt loop.
Soccer Belt Loop for Cub Scouts Fall sports season is upon us! Here in the Midwest, soccer is very popular with the kids.So encourage your Cub Scouts to earn their Soccer belt loop this month.
Kickball Belt Loop for Cub Scouts Thanks to the recent addition of the kickball belt loop and pin, Cub Scouts can now use their recess skills to earn an award.
Chaplain Aide Description and Self Evaluation The Chaplain Aide works with the Troop Chaplain to meet the religious needs of the Scouts in the troop and to promote religious emblems programs.
Webelos Citizen Activity Badge Den Meeting Plan Part 2 This meeting plan completes the requirements for the Webelos Citizen activity badge which were started in Webelos Citizen Activity Badge Den Meeting Plan Part 1.
Webelos Citizen Activity Badge Den Meeting Plan Part 1 We'll be focusing on the flag requirements at this meeting (requirement 3, 4, and 5). The following week we will do the requirements which relate to government and personal citizenship.
A Simple Flag Retirement Ceremony When retiring a United Stated flag, some people will say that you must do it this way or that way, but according to the Flag Code, it just needs to be done with dignity.
Wolf Den Meeting Plan for Achievement 9 - Be Safe at Home and on the Street This achievement is a little dry, so it needs some fun injected. One way to do this is to go for a short bike ride, which fits in with the requirements.
Thank You Note Template for Thanking a Special Person It is really important for kids to learn how to say "Thank You". Gratitude is something which needs to be taught, and Cub Scouts is a perfect forum for doing this.
Hail Storm Game This game doesn’t take much space, so it can be played indoors. If you think ahead and take the materials to camp with you, you can even play it under a fly on a rainy day.
Caterpillar Race Game Here is a fun game for Cub Scouts. They will have to work together to match their movements, so it teaches them teamwork and coordination.
Citizenship Football Game The purpose of the game is to reinforce the ideas which are discussed in the Webelos Citizen activity badge.
Constitution Word Search Puzzle In honor of Independance Day, here is a word search with vocabulary related to the United States Constitution.
Webelos Family Member Activity Badge Summertime is a good time for your Webelos to work on their Family Member activity badge. With the extra time on their hands, they can learn how to do some more chores around the house.
Swimming Belt Loop for Cub Scouts If your Cub Scouts go to the pool during the summer, they can earn their Swimming belt loop without a lot of effort.
Budget Worksheet for Family Member Activity Badge Requirement 4 for the Webelos Family Member activity badge requires the Scout to plan a budget for 30 days. This simple worksheet will provide a way to do that.
Bear Den Meeting Plan | Ride Right and Bicycle Belt Loop This meeting plan covers all of the requirements for Bear Achievement 14: Ride Right. It also meets all of the requirements for the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Bicycling belt loop.
Sweet 16 of BSA Safety | Physical Fitness Anyone who has ever been to camp with a bunch of Scouts knows that safety needs to be our first priority. The Sweet 16 of BSA Safety describe the measures we should use at all Scouting activities. The second point of the Sweet 16 is Physical Fitness.
Wolf Den Meeting Plan for Achievement 3 - Keep Your Body Healthy This plan does most of the requirements for Wolf Achievement 3 - Keep Your Body Healthy. Since you probably won't need a whole meeting to do the achievement requirements, you can do some of the games from Wolf Achievement 1
Cub Scout Law of the Pack Letter Tile Puzzle Cub Scouts should know the Law of the Pack, but unless they are reciting it all of the time, they aren't going to remember it. This puzzle will help reinforce the Law of the Pack.
Respectful Listening Dealing with Scouts who won't listen when somebody is speaking can be a real challenge. Here are some tips and a code of conduct to help them listen and ask questions respectfully.
Good Manners Belt Loop for Cub Scouts One of the new additions to the Cub Scouts Academics and Sports program last year was the Good Manners belt loop and pin. What a great addition!
Raising and Lowering the US Flag With Memorial Day approaching, it might be time to review how to raise and lower the United States flag. These are some basic rules for raising and lowering the US flag.
Webelos Traveler Activity Badge Den Meeting Plan Part 1 The Traveler activity badge is a nice one to do during the summer. If one of the Scouts misses a meeting due to vacation, they can do some of the alternate requirements while they are away.
Bear Den Meeting Plan – Space This Bear Cub Scout den meeting plan focuses on Bear Elective 1: Space. It includes a couple of crafts, a space themed snack, and a take home activity.
Cub Scout Gathering Activity - Cub Scout Promise Puzzle Cub Scouts should know things like the Law of the Pack and the Cub Scout Promise. A puzzle can also be a good way to help Cub Scouts remember these.
Video Games Belt Loop for Cub Scouts There has been a lot of hubbub lately about the addition of Video Games to the Cub Scouts Sports and Academics Program. I've heard it referred to as the latest Boy Scout merit badge. Of course, it is not a Boy Scout merit badge, it is a Cub Scout belt loop and pin.