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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of March is compassion. Compassion involves thinking about others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This favorite Cub Scout grace is a song. The tune is the theme of the Addams Family show. (Hence the name.)
The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of February is resourcefulness. How can resourcefulness be incorporated into a pack program?
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.
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
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.
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.
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 […]
Here is a Scoutmaster Minute which reminds us not to focus on the big insurmountable problem. Instead, just do what you can.
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.
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.
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.
A Scout is Reverent. This prayer incorporates the twelve points of the Scout Law.
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.
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.
Why not encourage our Scouts to take that unfilled space in their lives and turn it into something useful?
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.
Webelos need to learn about the Scout Law for their Webelos badge and their Arrow of Light Award. This classic Scout song is a fun way to help them learn it.
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.
This game is all about cooperation. Talk afterwards about what made it easier to pass the balloon and what made it harder.
The Boy Scouts of America enumerates three aims of Scouting – Character, Citizenship, and Fitness.
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.
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.
This can be used as a Cubmaster/Scoutmaster/Advisor Minute or it can be used with adults to encourage more participation in the Committee.
Turning off the lights and lighting candles is a great way to get the attention of the Cub Scouts.
Every Scout who is spending time outdoors should be familiar with the Outdoor Code. It is especially important for Webelos, Boy Scouts, and Venturers who are out camping regularly.
Duty to God is an important part of Scouting, so don’t forget to say grace at Scouting events. This is a non-denominational grace which would be appropriate at any meal.
The core value for October is Responsibility. So we are going to let the Cub Scouts work on the Good Manners belt loop.
The Chaplain Aide works with the Troop Chaplain to meet the religious needs of the Scouts in the troop and to promote religious emblems programs.