The Summit award is the highest award a Venturer can earn. This award emphasizes leadership, mentoring, planning, and service.
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.
Today is Veteran’s Day. I’d like to thank all of the veterans who have kept us safe and free over the years. If you have a Scouting event today, this is the perfect opportunity to teach your Scouts to thank these heroes.
BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Gives Goodwill for the November core value of Citizenship – games, group activities, songs, and more.
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.
For the Project Family adventure, Webelos learn learn about family history and discover different ways they can participate as a family member.
For the Hometown Heroes adventure, Wolves learn about citizens who are heroes in their local communities.
For the Safe and Smart adventure, Tigers and their adult partners how to be safe at home and in emergencies.
For the Fix It adventure, Webelos learn to do simple repairs and home maintenance.
For the Good Knights adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn about the Scout Law and knights, make a code of conduct, and participate in a service project.
For the Build My Own Hero adventure, Webelos learn how to be a hero in their own communities, recognize real life heroes, and design their own superhero.
For the Earning Your Stripes adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners practice loyalty and good manners. They also do a service project.
For the Webelos Walkabout adventure, Webelos plan and carry out a three mile hike and complete a service project.
For the Paws for Action adventure, Bears learn about history, law enforcement, and conservation.
For the Tiger Bites adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn about nutritious food choices, participate in mealtime chores and hygiene, and make a snack.
For the First Responder adventure, Webelos learn some basic first aid and emergency preparedness skills.
For the Team Tiger adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn how cooperation and pitching in can improve their homes and communities
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.
For the Fellowship of Faith adventure, Bears learn either earn the religious emblem for their faith or explore the practice and history of their beliefs.
For the Council Fire adventure, Wolves learn about being a member of a community. They plan a service project, look for ways they can help in their area, and actively participate in making their community better.
In the Building a Better World Arrow of Light adventure, Webelos learn all about citizenship including about the rights and duties of citizens, local government, improving our communities through conservation, and connecting with Scouts in different countries.
A reader asks about what to do with the grommets after a flag retirement ceremony. What are your opinions?
A Citizenship-themed Pack meeting need not be boring. Add a little fun to your teaching, and good luck!
What should be on a service hours form for Scouts or units wanting to record their participation in service projects?
The Your Vote Counts meeting plan features ideas for the core value of citizenship – games, group activities, songs, and more.
The Boy Scouts of America joined the Messengers of Peace initiative in 2012. This program encourages Scouts around the world to work for peace by being a positive force in their communities.
Today we honor those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. This poem by American author Francis Marion Crawford would make an excellent reading for any Memorial Day ceremony.
Boy Scouts who are interested in history can earn the American Heritage merit badge and learn about our past.
Basic instructions for a very simple closing flag ceremony. This simple closing flag ceremony is appropriate for a den, pack, or other meeting.
The citizenship troop program feature offers the opportunity to introduce concepts of history, flag etiquette, and responsibilities in a troop setting.
Boy Scouts from our troop often earn the Law merit badge at a skill center at the historic Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis – a great venue to see how law has shaped our history. They even get to have a mock trial in one of the courtrooms.
Our local police department holds a Crime Prevention merit badge skill center for Boy Scouts every year. If there is nobody in the lockup, they even get put in jail, which is always what they talk about afterwards.
The Cub Scout core value for the month of November is Citizenship. BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Fifty Great States for this core value.
Happy Veteran’s Day. Here is a moving, patriotic tribute to our military, past and present. Thank you for your service!
In this picture bingo game, the cards have images of the states with the capitals on them. As each state name is called, players must try to find the capital on their card and mark it.
The Cub Scout core value for the month of September is Cooperation. The Hometown Heroes meeting plan features ideas for the core value of cooperation – games, group activities, songs, and more to help kids learn to cooperate
BSA has just released a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Planting Seeds of Kindness for the March Cub Scout core value of Compassion.
The Journey to Excellence Service Project initiative encourages Scouting units to carry out meaningful service projects.
The Citizenship in the World merit badge is required for Boy Scouts to earn the rank of Eagle Scout
Our troop was asked to help set up for a blood drive at our church. The only hitch – it had to be set up by 7:30 AM! Getting Scouts to arrive that early can be difficult. It’s not necessarily the boys who are the hold up either. Many of the parents don’t enjoy getting […]