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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

CandleKwanzaa Candle Ceremony for Cub Scouts  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.

 

Respect Ourselves, Others, and Our WorldIdeas for December Pack Meeting - Respect  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.

 

Praying handsScout Law Prayer  A Scout is Reverent. This prayer incorporates the twelve points of the Scout Law.

 

PhilmontPhilmont Grace  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.

 

TeachingAims of Scouting – Character  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.

 

Inspiration and MotivationScoutmaster Minute - Boredom  Why not encourage our Scouts to take that unfilled space in their lives and turn it into something useful?

 

Respect Ourselves, Others, and Our WorldRespect Ceremony for Cub Scouts  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.

 

Norman Rockwell's Boy Scout paintingTrustworthy Tommy Song  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.

 

US FlagScouting For Food  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.

 

BalloonsElbow 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.

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaThe Aims of Scouting  The Boy Scouts of America enumerates three aims of Scouting – Character, Citizenship, and Fitness.

 

American eagle with flagTigers 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.

 

Pets Merit BadgePets Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  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.

 

Inspiration and MotivationMake a Difference to One  This can be used as a Cubmaster/Scoutmaster/Advisor Minute or it can be used with adults to encourage more participation in the Committee.

 

CandleSpirit of Cub Scouting Opening Ceremony  Turning off the lights and lighting candles is a great way to get the attention of the Cub Scouts.

 

TreeThe Outdoor Code  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.

 

Praying handsJohnny Appleseed Grace (Song)  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.

 

HandshakeOctober Pack Meeting - Good Manners Belt Loop (Responsibility)  The core value for October is Responsibility. So we are going to let the Cub Scouts work on the Good Manners belt loop.

 

Chaplain AideChaplain Aide Description and Self Evaluation  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.

 

Webelos Citizen Activity BadgeWebelos Citizen Activity Badge Den Meeting Plan Part 2  This meeting plan completes the requirements for the Webelos Citizen activity badge which were started in Webelos Citizen Activity Badge Den Meeting Plan Part 1.

 

PencilThank You Note Template for Thanking a Special Person  It is really important for kids to learn how to say "Thank You". Gratitude is something which needs to be taught, and Cub Scouts is a perfect forum for doing this.

 

US FlagCitizenship Football Game  The purpose of the game is to reinforce the ideas which are discussed in the Webelos Citizen activity badge.

 

Webelos Family Member Activity BadgeWebelos Family Member Activity Badge  Summertime is a good time for your Webelos to work on their Family Member activity badge. With the extra time on their hands, they can learn how to do some more chores around the house.

 

MoneyBudget Worksheet for Family Member Activity Badge  Requirement 4 for the Webelos Family Member activity badge requires the Scout to plan a budget for 30 days. This simple worksheet will provide a way to do that.

 

Cub Scouts - Strong Values - Strong Leaders - Character CountsCub Scout Law of the Pack Letter Tile Puzzle  Cub Scouts should know the Law of the Pack, but unless they are reciting it all of the time, they aren't going to remember it. This puzzle will help reinforce the Law of the Pack.

 

US FlagMemorial Day  Yesterday we went out to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and participated in the 61st annual Memorial Day Good Turn. This event really seems to help our Scouts understand what Memorial Day is all about.

 

listeningRespectful Listening  Dealing with Scouts who won't listen when somebody is speaking can be a real challenge. Here are some tips and a code of conduct to help them listen and ask questions respectfully.