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Veteran's Day Military Cadence  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.


November Pack Meeting - Gives Goodwill (Citizenship)  BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Gives Goodwill for the November core value of Citizenship - games, group activities, songs, and more.


Discovery Award Requirements  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.


VolunteerNovember Cub Scout Theme - Gives Goodwill (Citizenship)  The Cub Scout Gives Goodwill theme for the November core value of Citizenship centers around the idea of serving the community.


Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure Requirements: Project Family  For the Project Family adventure, Webelos learn learn about family history and discover different ways they can participate as a family member.


Wolf Elective Adventure Requirements: Hometown Heroes  For the Hometown Heroes adventure, Wolves learn about citizens who are heroes in their local communities.


Tiger Elective Adventure Requirements: Safe and Smart  For the Safe and Smart adventure, Tigers and their adult partners how to be safe at home and in emergencies.


Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure Requirements: Fix It  For the Fix It adventure, Webelos learn to do simple repairs and home maintenance.


Tiger Elective Adventure Requirements: Good Knights  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.


Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure Requirements: Build My Own Hero  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.


Tiger Elective Adventure Requirements: Earning Your Stripes  For the Earning Your Stripes adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners practice loyalty and good manners. They also do a service project.


Webelos Adventure Requirements: Webelos Walkabout  For the Webelos Walkabout adventure, Webelos plan and carry out a three mile hike and complete a service project.


Bear Adventure Requirements: Paws for Action  For the Paws for Action adventure, Bears learn about history, law enforcement, and conservation.


Tiger Adventure Requirements: Tiger Bites  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.


Webelos Adventure Requirements: First Responder  For the First Responder adventure, Webelos learn some basic first aid and emergency preparedness skills.


Tiger Adventure Requirements: Team Tiger  For the Team Tiger adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn how cooperation and pitching in can improve their homes and communities


Arrow of Light Adventure Requirements: Faith in Action   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.


Bear Adventure Requirements: Fellowship of Faith  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.


Wolf Adventure Requirements: Council Fire  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.


Arrow of Light Adventure Requirements: Building a Better World  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.


BSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan P - Family Fun  In this idea from the Bear den meeting plans, Cub Scouts go on a short trip with their families for one of the requirements for Achievement 10 – Family Fun.


Flag Retirement and Grommets  A reader asks about what to do with the grommets after a flag retirement ceremony. What are your opinions?


Another Citizenship Pack Meeting Plan  A Citizenship-themed Pack meeting need not be boring. Add a little fun to your teaching, and good luck!


Service Hours Form  What should be on a service hours form for Scouts or units wanting to record their participation in service projects?


November Pack Meeting Plan – Your Vote Counts (Citizenship)  The Your Vote Counts meeting plan features ideas for the core value of citizenship - games, group activities, songs, and more.


November Cub Scout Theme - Your Vote Counts (Citizenship)  This Cub Scout theme revolves around the ideas of citizenship, duties, and community service. Have a mock election in your pack. Find ideas here.


Messengers of Peace   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.


Memorial Day  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.


American Heritage Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsAmerican Heritage Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Boy Scouts who are interested in history can earn the American Heritage merit badge and learn about our past.


Language and Culture PinLanguage and Culture Pin for Cub Scouts  Cub Scouts who are interested in other parts of the world can earn their Language and Culture pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. Maybe it will even interest them enough to find a Scout in another country to be a pen pal with.


Simple Indoor Closing Flag Ceremony  Basic instructions for a very simple closing flag ceremony. This simple closing flag ceremony is appropriate for a den, pack, or other meeting.


Disabilities Awareness PinDisabilities Awareness Pin for Cub Scouts  Cub Scouts can learn how people with disabilities are different from them but also how they are like them by earning the Disabilities Awareness pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. This recognition also fits in well with the Cub Scout core value of Compassion.


American eagle with flagCitizenship Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  The citizenship troop program feature offers the opportunity to introduce concepts of history, flag etiquette, and responsibilities in a troop setting.


Law Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsLaw Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  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.


Crime Prevention Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsCrime Prevention Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  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.


United States of America MapPack Meeting Plan for November: Fifty Great States (Citizenship)  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.


They Fought for Us  


State Capitals Bingo CardsState Capitals Bingo Cards  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.


Local VolunteersPack Meeting Plan for September: Hometown Heroes (Cooperation)  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


cooperationSeptember Cub Scout Theme - Hometown Heroes (Cooperation)  BSA offers supplemental pack program ideas for each month. One theme for the September core value of Cooperation is a Hometown Heroes theme.