Leadership and Life Skills

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Den Job Chart

Cub Scouts love to help out at den meetings! A den job chart will help you spread the jobs around. Ideally each member of your den would have at least one job at every meeting.

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Pathfinder Award Requirements

The Pathfinder award is the third level award in the newly remodeled award system for Venturers. This award emphasizes leadership, responsibility, planning, goal development, and training.

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Secret Codes

Having a secret code can be fun. There are several simple methods of coding communication so that only those who know the “secret” know what is being said.

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Disbanding a Very Small Boy Scout Troop

A reader reports My son has been in a very small Boy Scout Troop for 2 years now. Our scoutmaster had a meeting to discuss the fact that the boys scouting experience is very limited because of the troops size and suggested that the scouts transfer to another troop.

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Flip the Bird Tag

Flip the Bird tag is an active game which is a combination of tag and keep away. In it, a players work together to keep their friends from being tagged.

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Jack Rabbit Posing Game

Our Crew president led this jack rabbit posing game at our last meeting. It is a fun game for teenagers, but would work for other age groups also. The idea of this game is to remember different poses and to strike the correct pose quickly.

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Picture Telephone Game

Picture Telephone is a visual version of the classic telephone game. Our Crew recently played this during the Communication section of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews course.

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Sleeping Guard Game

Sleeping Guard is a fun game for a den. The object of the game is for the Scouts to be quiet enough to sneak up on a blindfolded guard and steal an object. Perfect for a bunch of noisy Cub Scouts!

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Digital Technology Merit Badge

Scouts today are familiar with many types of digital technology – the Internet, smart phones, tablets, computers. The Digital Technology merit badge teaches Boy Scouts how to use technology safely and responsibly.

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