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Webelos Cast Iron ChefWebelos Adventure Requirements: Cast Iron Chef  In the Cast Iron Chef adventure, Webelos learn about healthy food choices and how to safely prepare food in an outdoor setting.

 

religious emblem knotYouth Religious Emblem Knot  A reader asks if a Boy Scout may wear the religious emblem knot if he earned a religious emblem as a Cub Scout. Yes, he may.

 

airplane wingApril Pack Meeting Plan – Soaring the Skies (Faith)  The Cub Scout core value for the month of April is Faith . BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Soaring the Skies related to this core value.

 

soaring the skiesApril Cub Scout Theme – Soaring the Skies (Faith)  One theme for the April Cub Scout core value of Faith is a Soaring the Skies theme. This theme focuses on depending on faith to reach lofty goals.

 

Silent PrayerFaith Requirements for Cub Scouts and Agnostics  Two Cub Scout leaders ask about how to complete Wolf Achievement 11 - Duty to God with Cub Scouts who are raised in agnostic homes.

 

Boy-with-binocularsGoing on a Bear Hunt  Like many skits, it has multiple versions. It is actually based on the book We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.

 

petsMarch Pack Meeting Plan – Pet Pals (Compassion)  The Pet Pals Cub Scout pack meeting plan features ideas for the core value of compassion- games, group activities, songs, and more.

 

cute poodle dog wearing party hatMarch Cub Scout Theme – Pet Pals (Compassion)   One Cub Scout theme for the March core value of Compassion is a Pet Pals theme. This theme focuses on taking care of our pet companions.

 

Fun for the FamilyBSA Family Award  Keith asked " Is there a difference between the BSA Family Award and the BSA Fun for the Family Award? " These are part of the same program, but like many BSA programs it has changed over the years.

 

WildernessWilderness Survival Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  This wilderness survival program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month's worth of troop activities with a focus on outdoor skills and survival techniques.

 

Positive AttitudeJanuary Cub Scout Theme – Yes I Can (Positive Attitude)  BSA offers supplemental pack program ideas for each month. One theme for the January core value of Positive Attitude is a Yes I Can! theme.

 

Helping HandsService Hours Form  What should be on a service hours form for Scouts or units wanting to record their participation in service projects?

 

Trust awardVenturing TRUST Award  The TRUST award is the religious and community life award for Venturers. A young man or woman can earn this award by learning more about faith and service.

 

Cub Scouts - Strong Values - Strong Leaders - Character CountsCharacter Connection Activities  A reader writes in asking for help with Character Connection activities. See my list of resources and add your own.

 

HonestyDid You Ever Do a Den Meeting on Bullying?  This question was sent to me by reader Barbara: It has come to my knowledge that one of my boys (Webelos) is being bullied in school. Now, one of my new recruits is one of the bulliers. I would like to do a den meeting on bullying awareness. Maybe you can be of some help. Thanks.

 

Messengers of PeaceMessengers of Peace   The Boy Scouts of America joined the Messengers of Peace initiative in 2012. This program encourages Scouts around the world to work for peace by being a positive force in their communities.

 

Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsDisabilities Awareness Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Boy Scouts can learn to understand and appreciate each individual's strengths and challenges while working on the Disabilities Awareness merit badge.

 

leadershipLeadership Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  This program feature offers the opportunity to explore different aspects of leadership. This would be an especially relevant program theme if your troop youth leadership elections are approaching.

 

Language and Culture PinLanguage and Culture Pin for Cub Scouts  Cub Scouts who are interested in other parts of the world can earn their Language and Culture pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. Maybe it will even interest them enough to find a Scout in another country to be a pen pal with.

 

Family PortraitFaith 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.

 

Disabilities Awareness PinDisabilities Awareness Pin for Cub Scouts  Cub Scouts can learn how people with disabilities are different from them but also how they are like them by earning the Disabilities Awareness pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. This recognition also fits in well with the Cub Scout core value of Compassion.

 

A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, ReverentScout Law  I like the simplicity of the Scout Law. It is brief and therefore easy for youth to memorize. But it covers a lot of ground.

 

Silent PrayerAuld Lang Syne Grace  Here's a grace which is sung to the tune of Auld Lang Syne. This makes a really wonderful Thanksgiving grace. Or it would be a good addition to a Scout's Own prayer service.

 

good-manners-pinGood Manners Pin for Cub Scouts  Miss Manners move over! There are Cub Scouts in the room! Well, maybe our Cub Scouts aren't etiquette experts, but they can earn their Good Manner pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.

 

Tiger and Parrot in JunglePack Meeting Plan for October: Jungle of Fun (Responsibility)  The Cub Scout core value for the month of October is Responsibility. BSA has released a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Jungle of fun related to this core value.

 

Pet Care PinPet Care Pin for Cub Scouts  If you have a pet, then your Cub Scout can probably earn the Pet Care pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. And he will learn more about his pet and how to be more responsible for his pet's well being.

 

toad on a stumpCatching Flies for Reptiles - A Homemade Trap  Here is a tip for Scouts working on the Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge for a homemade fly trap to help save money feeding your critters.

 

Disabilities Awareness Belt LoopDisabilities Awareness Belt Loop for Cub Scouts  The Disabilities Awareness belt loop is another of the recognitions from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. This belt loop encourages Cub Scouts to find out what it is like to live with a disability. We had a lady who trains assistance dogs come to a pack meeting and show the Scouts all of the ways the dogs can help people with disabilities. The kids were amazed.

 

How the Boy Scout Law Relates to the Ten Commandments   Comparing the 10 Commandments to the Boy Scout Law is an interesting activity for any Boy Scout group.

 

1776 fun and easy tools, tips, and activities to help your child love this countryHow to Raise an American: Citizenship Activities for Kids  This is a book for adults interested in instilling citizenship and a love of our nation in kids. It includes 1776 specific ideas for raising patriotic Americans.

 

Old Pioneer Wagons and Log CabinsHead West Young Man Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan (Perseverance)  The core value for the month of May is Perseverance. BSA has just released a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Head West Young Man related to this core value.

 

BadmintonBSA Bear Den Meeting Ideas: Plan 10 - Saving Well, Spending Well and Games, Games, Games!  Bear den meeting ideas: This plan focuses on Bear Achievement 13 – Saving Well, Spending Well and Bear Achievement 15 – Games, Games, Games!

 

The Scouting Way can help everybody: men and women, young and old, Scouts and non-Scouts alike incorporate the core ethics and principles of Scouting into their daily lives, in just minutes a day.The Scouting Way  The Scouting Way can help everybody: men and women, young and old, Scouts and non-Scouts alike incorporate the core ethics and principles of Scouting into their daily lives, in just minutes a day.

 

The Scoutmaster Minute presents verses of honesty, courage, service, sacrifice and more-right at your fingertips and right when they're needed, fitting easily into a pocket or backpack.The Scoutmaster Minute: Your Handbook for Inspiring Moments   The Scoutmaster Minute presents verses of honesty, courage, service, sacrifice and more-right at your fingertips and right when they're needed, fitting easily into a pocket or backpack.

 

This book is the foundation document for scouting by Robert Baden-Powell. Profusely illustrated.Scouting For Boys  This book is the foundation document for scouting by Robert Baden-Powell. Profusely illustrated.

 

Proven ideas for building strong, successful, sustainable troops that truly achieve the promise of Scouting - from meetings and outings to administration.The Scoutmaster's Other Handbook   Proven ideas for building strong, successful, sustainable troops that truly achieve the promise of Scouting - from meetings and outings to administration.

 

Character Is What You Do When Nobody Is Looking Men's T-Shirt  Know somebody with great character? Give them this t-shirt as a gift. It reads Character is what you do when nobody is looking

 

A Scout Leader's Guide to Youth Leadership Training: Working the Patrol MethodA Scout Leader's Guide to Youth Leadership Training: Working the Patrol Method  A must read for anyone involved in Boy Scouts. The patrol method can seem illogical and inefficient if you don’t understand it’s purpose and implementation. This book will help both Scouters and parents.

 

Three Happy BoysBSA Wolf Den Meeting Plans: #11 - Making Choices  BSA provides Wolf den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders. This Wolf den meeting plan covers Wolf Achievement 12 – Making Choices.

 

Dog Care Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsDog Care Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Our local Humane Society does a Dog Care merit badge skill center for Boy Scouts once or twice a year. Several of our Scouts have gone and been enthusiastic about what they learned.