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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?
Sports Merit Badge for Boy Scouts We all know Scouts who are trying to juggle their Scouting activities with other commitments. In many cases, this might mean finding time for Scouting and sports. So help your Scouts find a way to make them complement each other. Introduce them to the Sports merit badge.
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.