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Praying handsNative American Prayer  Native American lore is an important part of the Boy Scout and Cub Scout programs. This prayer is attributed to Chief Sealth (for whom Seattle is named).

 

Character CountsWolf Den Meeting Plan for Achievement 12 - Making Choices  I found that the best way to make this fun was to turn it into a role play game. We started out with the Character Connection, and then we started going through the scenarios. We went through more than four. They really enjoyed doing them. And with a couple of the scenarios there was some lively discussion over what they should do.

 

PhonePhone Etiquette  Phone etiquette does not come naturally to most kids. It needs to be taught. Here are some very basic rules for talking on the phone. These could be used with Tiger Elective 26 - Phone Manners or Wolf Achievement 4 - Know Your Home and Community. It will also help Cub Scouts working on the Good Manners Pin.

 

Family Travel Belt LoopFamily Travel Belt Loop for Cub Scouts  Summer will be here before we know it. If you are planning to travel this summer, get your Cub Scout involved and he can earn his Family Travel belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. If you don't have any travel plans, don't worry. He doesn't actually have to take a trip for him to earn this belt loop. The requirements are all about planning.

 

Inspiration and MotivationScoutmaster Minute - Cheerful Service  With Order of the Arrow elections approaching in the coming months, I though I'd share this Scoutmaster minute about cheerful service. It will help the troop remember what they should be basing their votes on and it should help current OA members remember the ideals they should be trying to live up to.

 

Praying handsA Scout's Prayer by Lord Baden-Powell  This prayer is attributed to Lord Baden-Powell himself. B-P clearly believed that faith was an important component of his Scouting program. So while Scouting is not specific to any particular faith, there is a spiritual aspect to it. This prayer, based on the Scout Law, would be appropriate for most groups of Scouts.

 

FitnessIdeas for May Pack Meeting - Health and Fitness  The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of May is Health and Fitness. According to the program helps health and fitness is: Being personally committed to keeping our minds and bodies cleanand fit.Cub Scouts will learn that it is important and easy to eat a healthy diet and how a fitnessprogram can be part of their daily routine.

 

Ultimate Belt LoopUltimate Belt Loop for Cub Scouts  We are going to a local park to do the Ultimate belt loop. I don't think anyone in our pack has earned this belt loop yet. I can't imagine that our Cub Scouts won't have fun throwing frisbees around in the park.

 

FitnessBSA Tiger Den Meeting 3 - Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe (Food Pyramid and Fire Drill)  This is an overview of the third Tiger den meeting plan from the BSA program helps. I've included some additional information I think would be helpful.

 

FitnessWolf Den Meeting Plan for Achievement 1 - Feats of Skill  Wolf Achievement 1 - Feats of Skill - is all about getting stronger and faster. This meeting definitely lends itself to an outdoor setting, so meet at your school playground or a park if you can.

 

Inspiration and MotivationScoutmaster Minute - Honesty  Honesty is an important virtue. This brief inspirational thought can be used as a Scoutmaster minute to remind Scouts that it is better to be honest from the start than to try to cover our mistakes by shading the truth.

 

Camping EquipmentOur Spring Break Road Trip  For Scouting families with several kids who don't have loads of money lying around for airline tickets and hotel rooms, a camping road trip is a great option.

 

Praying handsIdeas for April Pack Meeting – Faith  The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of April is Faith. According to the program helps, faith is "Having inner strength and confidence based on our trust in God."

 

Personal Fitness Merit BadgePersonal 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 BadgesNational Outdoor Badges - Aquatics  This award is for Boy Scouts who can't get enough time on the water.

 

CompassionCubmaster 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.

 

Forest HikePack Activity - Plan a Hike  Do you have a Pack hike planned for this spring? If not, now is the time.

 

CompassionIdeas 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 LoopGymnastics 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

 

Inspiration and MotivationScoutmaster 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.

 

CompassionShoe 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 BadgesNational 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.

 

Norman Rockwell's Boy Scout paintingBSA 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 LoopHockey 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

 

Praying handsScout 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.

 

Praying handsAddams Family Grace (Song)   This favorite Cub Scout grace is a song. The tune is the theme of the Addams Family show. (Hence the name.)

 

ResourcefulnessIdeas 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?

 

Norman Rockwell's Boy Scout paintingBSA 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 LoopIce 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.

 

FruitsPrintable 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.

 

RecipePizza 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.

 

Respect Ourselves, Others, and Our WorldCub 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

 

snowsportsSnow 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

 

Positive AttitudeCubmaster'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.

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaBSA 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 LoopPet 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.

 

Inspiration and MotivationScoutmaster 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.

 

US FlagAims 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?

 

Positive AttitudePack 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 LoopBowling 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.