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Indian Lore Merit Badge for Boy Scouts The Indian Lore merit badge is a favorite for our first year Boy Scouts at summer camp. I can always tell which Scouts are working on the badge because they are usually walking around with a necklace with beads on.
International Activity Badge The International Activity Badge recognizes scouts who have participated in international activities or interacting with Scouts from around the world.
American Heritage Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Boy Scouts who are interested in history can earn the American Heritage merit badge and learn about our past.
Faith and Our Ancestors Game The Faith and Our Ancestors Game is an icebreaker activity with a genealogy twist. Players ask each other questions about how they think their ancestors lived.
Pack Meeting Plan for April - My Family Tree (Faith) The My Family Tree meeting plan features ideas for the core value of faith- games, group activities, songs, and more includes a Raingutter Regatta as the featured activity.
Venturing Ranger Award Elective - Outdoor Living History To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Outdoor Living History, a Venturer must learn all about history and cultural reenactments. Then he or she must participate in a pow wow, rendezvous, reenactment, or historical trek and share their knowledge with others.
When I Was Young Gathering Activity "When I Was Young" can be used as one of the gathering activities for any meeting centered around a history theme or a photography or cinema theme. This also works well for a Blue and Gold banquet.
Pack Meeting Plan for December: Holiday Lights (Respect) The Holiday Lights meeting plan features ideas for the core value of respect- games, group activities, songs, and more to help Cub Scouts learn about other cultures and traditions.
December Cub Scout Theme - Holiday Lights (Respect) The Cub Scout Holiday Lights theme for the December core value of respect incorporates the ideas of cultures and service.Get ideas for your pack and den.
Interpreter Strips An interpreter strip shows which foreign languages a Scout is familiar with. It is worn above the "Boy Scouts of America" strip on the uniform. This emblem can be worn by Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Varsity Scouts, or adults.
American Cultures Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Boy Scouts will learn to appreciate the rich cultural diversity of our country when they earn the American Cultures merit badge.
BSA Webelos Den Meeting Plan 15 - Scholar and Artist BSA provides meeting plans are full of Webelos den meeting ideas. The 15th Webelos den meeting plan covers Scholar activity badge and part of Artist activity badge.
BSA Wolf Den Meeting Plan 14 - American Indian Lore BSA provides Wolf den meeting ideas for Cub Scout den leader. Today, I'll go through the fourteenth Wolf Cub Scout den meeting plan. This plan covers Wolf Elective 10 – American Indian Lore.
BSA Bear Den Meeting Plans # 11 - The Past Is Exciting and Important and Information, Please Bear Den Meeting Plans: Bear Achievement 8 – The Past Is Exciting and Important and Bear Achievement 17 – Information Please.
Bugling Merit Badge for Boy Scouts In 2010, BSA announced that it was going to discontinue the Bugling merit badge and merge it into the Music merit badge. The response to this announcement was so overwhelming that BSA reversed this decision and Bugling remains a separate badge.
Clock Neckerchief Slide Cub Scouts can make this simple neckerchief on their own. Use it as a gathering activity with the Turn Back the Clock theme.
BSA Tiger Den Meeting 11 - The Show Must Go On and Reduce, Reuse, Recycle This is the eleventh in the series of Tiger Cub Scout den meeting plans provide by BSA. This meeting plan covers Tiger Elective 21 - The Show Must Go On and Tiger Elective 47 - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Turn Back the Clock Pack Meeting Plan Available for February Core Value - Resourcefulness The core value for the month of February is Resourcefulness. A February supplemental meeting plan theme called Turn Back the Clock has recently been posted to the BSA website. This plan assumes that your February Pack meeting will be your annual Pack Blue and Gold banquet.
February Cub Scout Theme – Turn Back the Clock (Resourcefulness) One of the supplemental plans for February will be the old Turn Back the Clock theme. This one was the program theme at least a couple of times in the past.
Family Tree Template Helping Scouts look back at their family heritage fits in with February's Turn Back the Time program theme. Scouts can download this family tree template to write in their family back to their great grandparents.
My Story Mystery Game The My Story Mystery Game is a great way to get to know some "history" about a group of individuals. It makes a great icebreaker. It can also serve as an introduction to a discussion about oral history and storytelling.
Citizenship in the World Merit Badge for Boy Scouts The Citizenship in the World merit badge is required for Boy Scouts to earn the rank of Eagle Scout
Cultural Diversity/Disability Awareness Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts The focus of this program feature is on respecting different cultures. The big feature for the program theme is either a cultural awareness campout or a cultural fair.
Auld Lang Syne Auld Lang Syne is traditionally sung at the end of the old and the very beginning of the new year. "For auld lang syne", loosely translated, means "for old times sake". The song is used to mark endings and new beginnings. For that reason, in the Scouting movement it is sometimes used to close big events, such as jamborees.
Tabletop Tipi Model Scouts who are doing a Native American themed meeting or activity can create a simple tipi model to get the idea of how these versatile dwellings are constructed. We made these at a Cub Scout training session and they were very easy.
Thanksgiving Ideas for Scouts This month I am featuring a Thanksgiving theme. I'll have some crafts and other ideas for the Cub Scouts, but there are also things which Boy Scouts and Venturers can do with this theme.
Hubbub - A Native American Dice Game This is a traditional Native American game. The scoring systems seem to vary from one reference to another, so the system below is a simplified system which scouts should be able to follow.
The Legend of Rip Van Winkle This shortened version of the tale is appropriate for Bear Scouts working on Bear Achievement 4 – Tall Tales
Boom Chicka Boom Song The lyrics in the post are the ones we used at the pack meeting. Feel free to add your own variations in the comments.
Tiger Den Meeting Plan - Making Music This den meeting plan completes Tiger Elective 6 - Song Time and Tiger Elective 7 - Play Along. It also completes the requirements for the Music belt loop.
Heritages Pin for Cub Scouts Holidays are a great time for kids to learn some family history. Cub Scouts who really delve into their history can earn the Heritages Belt Loop and Pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program.
The Legend of Pecos Bill Here is some information about Pecos Bill for Bears working on Bear Achievement 4 - Tall Tales.
Bear Den Meeting Plan - The Past Is Exciting and Important In Bear Achievement 8 - The Past Is Exciting and Important - Cub Scouts learn about history.
The Legend of Paul Bunyan The story of the Paul Bunyan at a 3rd grade level - written for use with Cub Scout Bear Achievement 4: Tall Tales
The Legend of Bigfoot Tall Tales was one of the activities my den enjoyed doing this past year. The only problem I had was finding versions of the tales which were appropriate for their age and reading levels.
Bear Den Meeting Plan – Native American Games This meeting plan will focus on Native American games. So it will fulfill part of Bear Acheivement 15 - Games, Games, Games and part of Bear Elective 24 - American Indian Life.
Why Opossum Has a Bare Tail This is a Native American story which scouts of all ages can enjoy. It is also a cautionary tale for young men who like to build huge campfires.
Pahsahëman - A Native American Field Game Pahsahëman is similar to football. It has been played by the Lenape of the American Northeast for many generations. These instructions include tips for adapting this game for use with scouts.
The Legend of The Pony Express The story of the Pony Express at a 3rd grade level - written for use with Cub Scout Bear Achievement 4: Tall Tales
Picaria - A Native American Game Picaria is a Native American board game. It is like a cross between tic-tac-toe and checkers. It could be used with Tiger, Wolf, or Bear electives or with a group working on the Indian Lore merit badge.