With the updates to the Cub Scout program, many of the requirements for various awards need to be updated also. These are the new requirements for the Emergency Preparedness BSA award for Cub Scouts.
Leadership and Life Skills
The Summit award is the highest award a Venturer can earn. This award emphasizes leadership, mentoring, planning, and service.
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.
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.
The Signs, Signals, and Codes merit badge encourages Boy Scouts to explore methods of communication, including Morse code, semaphore, braille, cryptography.
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.
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.
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.
Avoiding hypothermia is key to a successful outdoor activity in cold weather, be it camping, hiking, skiing, ice skating, or snowman building.
Printable checkoff sheet for the Signs, Signals, and Codes to keep track of your patrol’s progress. The check off sheet can be printed directly or saved as a PDF file.
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.
If you look at the list of positions which can be used to meet the position of responsibility requirement for Star and Life, you will see that assistant patrol leader is not listed there.
The Discovery award is the second level award in the newly remodeled award system for Venturers. This award emphasizes participation, skill development, and goal setting.
The focus of the First Aid troop program feature is learning to assess an emergency and practical first aid skills.
For the Looking Back, Looking Forward adventure, Webelos learn about the past and create a time capsule.
For the Moviemaking adventure, Webelos learn write a story and make a movie.
For the Maestro! adventure, Webelos learn about music from singing songs to musical instruments.
For the Into the Woods adventure, Webelos learn all about trees and the forest ecosystem.
For the Game Design adventure, Webelos create a game and teach somebody else how to play it. They also learn about Internet safety.
For the Engineer adventure, Webelos learn about how engineers design new things and make two projects of their own.
For the Earth Rocks! adventure, Webelos learn all about geology and discover the many ways rocks and minerals are found in natural and man-made settings.
For the Castaway adventure, Webelos learn survival skills for situations where shelter, water, and electricity might not be available.
For the Aware and Care adventure, Webelos learn about the challenges faced by people with disabilities.
For the Art Explosion adventure, Webelos learn about all types of art – drawing, painting, sculpture, origami, digital art, graphic design, photography, comics, and more.
For the Aquanaut adventure, Webelos learn about safety in the water while swimming and boating and practice their aquatics skills.
For the Adventures in Science adventure, Webelos learn about the scientific method and explore some different areas of science.
For the Webelos Walkabout adventure, Webelos plan and carry out a three mile hike and complete a service project.
For the First Responder adventure, Webelos learn some basic first aid and emergency preparedness skills.
For the Faith in Action AOL adventure, Webelos either earn the religious emblem of their faith or create and carry out a plan to strengthen their own beliefs.
In the Camper Arrow of Light core adventure, Webelos learn how to camp and outdoor skills such as geocaching, knot tying, the Outdoor Code, and Leave No Trace.
For this adventure, Webelos either earn the religious emblem of their faith or plan and take part in an interfaith service and explore their own beliefs.
Can a troop place requirements on how a Board of Review must be requested? For example, can a troop require that the Scout request the BOR by phone rather than in person?
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.
The engineering troop program feature helps a PLC plan a month’s worth of activities with an engineering theme.
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!
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.
Scott sent in this question: My son is home schooled and has to do the requirement for second class 9a. The drug awareness part. do you have any suggestions on what he can do to meet this requirement?
BSA has a set of troop programs which can help PLCs plan activities around a theme. This communication program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities which focus on giving and receiving information.
A reader is involved in a large troop, but due to low participation from scouts it is difficult to have patrol leader elections and a youth led program.
This weekend our Venturing Crew did the Introduction to Youth Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC). This course teaches Crew members basic leadership skills. There is a corresponding course for Boy Scout troops (ILST).