Character Development

Praying hands

A Scout’s Prayer by Lord Baden-Powell

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.

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Inspiration and Motivation

Scoutmaster Minute – Honesty

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.

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Compassion

Shoe 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.

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Norman Rockwell's Boy Scout painting

BSA 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.

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Praying hands

Scout 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.

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Norman Rockwell's Boy Scout painting

BSA 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.

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Positive Attitude

Cubmaster’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.

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Pet Care Belt Loop

Pet 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 […]

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Philmont

Philmont 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.

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Teaching

Aims 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.

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Norman Rockwell's Boy Scout painting

Trustworthy 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.

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US Flag

Scouting 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.

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Tree

The 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.

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