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scoutmasterDisbanding 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.

 

Wolf Say It RightBSA Wolf Supplemental Den Meeting Plan O - Say It Right  Today's plan is a supplemental den meeting plan in which Wolf Cub Scouts learn about language and storytelling to fulfill some requirements from Wolf Elective 22 – Say It Right.

 

Mining in SocietyMining in Society Merit Badge  The Mining in Society merit badge encourages Boy Scouts to learn more about how materials are obtained, the different types of mining, safety and environmental concerns in the mining industry, and careers in mining.

 

Programming Merit BadgeProgramming Merit Badge   Today's youth are more and more connected via technology. Understanding programming will help them understand how to use that technology safely and effectively.

 

Bear Cub Scout Build a ModelBSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan O - Build a Model  In this idea from the Bear den meeting plans, Cub Scouts take a trip to see a building model for the requirements for Bear Achievement 21 – Build a Model.

 

CyberChipCyber Chip Program  The BSA Cyber Chip program encourages Scouts to learn how to use their electronic devices safely. Some of the issues the program addresses are protecting personal information, cyber bullying, appropriate use of social media, cell phones, texting, and netiquette.

 

Bear American Indian LifeBSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan N - American Indian Life  This idea from the Bear den meeting plans focuses on the culture of the first Americans. It covers requirements for Bear Elective 24 – American Indian Life.

 

MoneyConflicts with Unit Fundraising  The best way to handle possible conflicts between unit fundraisers is to talk it out.

 

Pizza BoxPizza Man Song  The Pizza Man song is a camp classic. This is one of those songs that has many different versions and they are all fun. All of the catch phrases rhyme (somewhat) with "man" and a lot of emphasis is usually put on the rhyme.

 

Communicator ComputersBSA Arrow of Light Den Meeting Plan 13 - Communicator  This idea from the Webelos den meeting plans covers part of the Communicator Activity Badge. Webelos visit a library, learn how to use computers, and earn their Computers Belt Loop during this meeting.

 

Wolf Family EmergencyBSA Wolf Supplemental Den Meeting Plan M - Family Alert  This idea from the wolf den meeting plans covers part of Wolf Elective 16 – Family Alert in which Wolf Cub Scouts learn about emergency preparedness.

 

Medicine Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsMedicine Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  If you know a Boy Scout who thinks he might want to be a doctor, have him look at the requirements for the Medicine merit badge

 

Art Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsArt Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Boy Scout learn to appreciate and create art while working on the requirements for the Art merit badge. If you have a Scout with some artistic talent, he will probably love this badge.

 

NOVA patchNumbers Don’t Lie - STEM Award for Venturers (Mathematics)  This module is designed to help you explore how math affects your life each day. It provides an age appropriate program to get teenagers interested in mathematics.

 

Archaeology Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsArchaeology Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Boy Scouts who prefer a hands on method to learning about the past should check out the Archaeology merit badge.

 

Space Exploration Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsSpace Exploration Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Boy Scouts learn about reaching for the stars when they work on the requirements for the Space Exploration merit badge.

 

WildernessWilderness Survival Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  This wilderness survival program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month's worth of troop activities with a focus on outdoor skills and survival techniques.

 

Tiger Healthy Teeth and GumsBSA Tiger Supplemental Den Meeting Plan O – Go See It: Healthy Teeth and Gums  In this den meeting plan from the Tiger den meeting ideas, the Tiger Cub Scouts visit a dentist for Tiger Elective 46 – Healthy Teeth and Gums.

 

Wolf Be an ArtistBSA Wolf Supplemental Den Meeting Plan K – Be an Artist  This Wolf den meeting plan is a supplemental den meeting plan in which Wolf Cub Scouts learn about colors and communicating through art.

 

Readyman and  911BSA Arrow of Light Den Meeting Plan 9 – More Readyman  This den meeting idea from the BSA Webelos den meeting plans covers part of Readyman Activity Badge.

 

Theater Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsTheater Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  The Theater merit badge will appeal to Boy Scouts who enjoy being on stage. Many have opportunities at school to do some of these requirements.

 

World GlobeDecember Cub Scout Theme: Passport to Other Lands (Respect)  BSA offers supplemental pack program ideas for each month. One theme for the December core value of Respect s a Passport to Other Lands theme.

 

NOVA patchDesigned to Crunch - STEM Award for Boy Scouts (Mathematics)  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This Boy Scout Nova award for mathematics focuses on using calculations to solve everyday problems.

 

SpaceBSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan I – More Space  The Cub Scout Bear den meeting plan covers part of Bear Elective 1 – Space. Cub Scouts learn about constellations and satellites.

 

NOVA patch1-2-3 Go! – STEM Award for Cub Scouts (Mathematics)  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The math award for Cub Scouts is called 1-2-3 Go! and focuses on calculations and secret codes.

 

Readyman First Aid KitBSA Arrow of Light Den Meeting Plan 8 – Readyman  This idea from the Arrow of Light series of Webelos den meeting plans covers part of Readyman Activity Badge. This meeting focuses on first aid.

 

Public Health Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsPublic Health Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Boy Scouts learn about their personal responsibilities and the community aspects of public health while working on the Public Health merit badge.

 

Listening and Observation  If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk. Robert Baden-Powell

 

craft stick picture frameBSA Tiger Supplemental Den Meeting Plan N – Display a Picture  BSA provides a set of Tiger den meeting ideas for Cub Scout den leaders. In this den meeting plan, the Tiger Cub Scouts make a picture frame

 

Photography Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsPhotography Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  The Photography merit badge is a great elective for Boy Scouts who enjoy taking pictures. Maybe your Troop Historian can earn this badge while he is taking pictures of troop events.

 

NOVA patchHang On! – STEM Award for Venturers (Engineering)  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The engineering Nova award (STEM award) for Venturers is called Hang On.

 

jasmRegistering a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster  Reader Michael sent in this question: How do I go about registering an Eagle Scout in my troop as a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster?

 

Painting Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsPainting Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Our local painters union does a skill center for the Painting merit badge every year. Boy Scouts learn all about the proper techniques for painting.

 

Journalism Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsJournalism Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  The Journalism merit badge provides Boy Scouts who like to write or report the news with a way to investigate the various aspects of the journalism profession.

 

NOVA patchSwing! - STEM Award for Cub Scouts (Engineering)  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. . The engineering Nova STEM award for Cub Scouts is called Swing explores levers

 

Genealogy Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsGenealogy Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Boy Scouts who enjoy delving into their family history can earn the Genealogy merit badge. There is a local LDS church which holds a skill center for this badge every year. Some of our scouts have attended and it has sparked an interest in genealogy.

 

Electronics Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsElectronics Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  The Electronics merit badge introduces Boy Scouts to the concepts and devices which make a lot of the technology they use possible.

 

Dentistry Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsDentistry Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  The Dentistry merit badge encourages Boy Scouts to think about the many aspects of caring for their teeth.

 

Composite Materials Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsComposite Materials Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Boy Scouts can learn about composites and how they are incorporated into many of the things which make their lives easier when they work on the Compostite Materials merit badge.

 

Computers Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsComputers Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Boy Scouts learn about the development and practical application of computing devices while earning the Computers merit badge.