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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.
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.
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster Description and Self Evaluation The Junior Assistant Scoutmaster is a youth member of a Boy Scout troop who serves in the capacity of an Assistant Scoutmaster except where legal age and maturity are required. He must be at least 16 years old and not yet 18. He is appointed by the Scoutmaster because of his demonstrated leadership ability.
Spring Camporee My Webelos had a great weekend at our district Spring Camporee. Three of my four Webelos attended. Fortunately the severe weather which had been predicted earlier for late Saturday afternoon passed to the south of us, so we did not have to bug out early. The field was wet and muddy and there was some rain, but that didn't dampen their spirits.
Wolf Achievement 10 - Family Fun For most Cub Scouts, this will be an easy achievement to do at home with their families. But what if you are the den leader and you have one of those families in your den which never seems to be able to complete the requirements at home?
Troop Program Features - Program Planning The Scoutmaster, Senior Patrol Leader, and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader work together to develop long term plans for a Boy Scout troop. One thing which can help with this is the BSA troop program features.
Review - New Orleans West KOA Campground I would definitely recommend this campground. The neighborhood felt very safe and it was definitely a more economical way for the six of us to visit New Orleans than staying in a hotel.
I've Come to Marry the Princess Skit One of the great things about this skit is that the characters can be changed around a little to make it more fun. I've seen a very funny Star Wars version. And I remember one with the Kool Aid man in it from a while back. I can't remember exactly how he fit in, but I remember he kept saying "Oh Yeah...".
Menu Planning with Webelos My Webelos den is going to district camporee at the end of the month. So at last night's Outdoorsman focused meeting, we did some menu planning.
Review Part 3: A Scout Leader's Guide to Youth Leadership Today I continue reviewing a book called A Scout Leader's Guide to Youth Leadership Training: Working the Patrol Method. Have you read this book? It is really a good explanation of how youth leadership should work in a Boy Scout Troop.
Review - Davis Bayou Campground Overall, this was a good campground because of the location and all of the attractions in the area, but the bugs were a real annoyance.
Review - Buccaneer State Park in Mississippi Overall, I'd recommend this park for camping, but you might want to bring some earplugs and bug spray.
Hiking Stick Craftsman Project Cub Scouts love to get their pocketknives out and strip bark from fallen sticks. Why not make it into a project?
Toasted Peeps When perfectly toasted, the sugar coating on the Peep caramelizes. And the marshmallow insides becomes really gooey, just like in a regular toasted marshmallow
Astronaut Pudding Recipe This makes a great snack for any space themed meeting. We used it when ZM's den worked on Bear Elective 1 - Space. It can be a little messy, so we went outside.
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.
What Does the Pack Trainer Do? The main responsibility of the Pack Trainer is to ensure that the adults involved in the Pack are trained for their positions and are aware of supplemental training opportunities.
Bear Den Meeting Plan - Law Enforcement Is a Big Job Bear Achievement 7 is a fun den meeting. There is some hands on stuff and a police officer visit.
National Outdoor Badges - Aquatics This award is for Boy Scouts who can't get enough time on the water.
National Youth Leadership Training National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an intense week long leadership training class for youth
Venturing Super Activity One of the things our Crew has been discussing lately is planning a super activity. A super activity is something beyond the normal weekend campout.
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
Venture Crew Officers The leadership structure in a Venture Crew is much different than in a Boy Scout Troop. Venturing offices are President, Vice President - Administration, Vice President - Program, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Camping In Instead of Camping Out We didn't expect a tremendous turnout for January tent camping, but only 3 youth (2 of them my sons) and my husband signed up. So it had to be cancelled.
Dad's Favorite Star Cookies Recipe Here is another Christmas cookie. These are not very sweet. ZM and LC like to sprinkle these with colored sugar before we bake them.
Candy Cane Cookies Recipe ZM really enjoy making holiday treats. To him, if it has a special shape, that makes baking extra fun. So these are a good Christmas treat to make with Cub Scouts. They don't have a strong mint flavor, but are more like a sugar cookie.
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.
The MISS Show Interview One of the things I like about being a Scouter is getting to meet others who also want to help our youth. I recently got to do that when I was interviewed by Miss Shannon and Miss Liberty on the Moms In Scouting Service (MISS) Show.
Banana Bandanna Skit The idea behind the skit is that the Scouter with the banana has misunderstood the announcer. Every time the announcer says to do something with the bandana, the Scouter does it with a banana instead.
Tiger Achievement 2 - Where I Live - Go See It The Go See It for Tiger Achievement 2 (Where I Live) is always a lot of fun. I haven't met a first grade boy yet who doesn't want to see a fire truck or police car up close.
Thanksgiving Song Here is a silly song for the Cub Scouts to sing on Thanksgiving. Use this for any of the Cub Scout music requirements
Crew Costume Party Our Venture Crew is having a costume party tonight. JD is responsible for planning the activities. I've asked him for a general idea of what will be happening.
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.
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.
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.
Tips for Wolf Achievement 1 - Feats of Skill There are a couple of different ways to work on Wolf Achievement 1 - Feats of Skill - with your den. One way is to do all of the requirements in one meeting. Another is to spread them out between different meetings.
Recruiting New Boy Scouts We know of a number of middle school students who are not currently involved in Scouting. So this is a good time of year to try to recruit them into the Troop.