Personal Fitness

Reusable Stainless Steel Water Bottles

Water Bottle Holder Projects

Here are some water bottle holder projects I came across recently. Scouts will want to keep their water bottles with them when they can carry them in a water bottle holder they made themselves.

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Creamsicle Jack O Lantern

Jack O Lantern Creamsicles

We had some creamsicles and some black icing gel so we decided to have some Halloween fun with them. We made these Jack O Lantern creamsicles. This would be a fun snack/craft for a den meeting.

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Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

We always carve at least one Jack ‘O Lantern in October. We never let the seeds go to waste though. We roast them and eat them instead. These never last long in our house.

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Eggs

Dutch Oven Breakfast Quiche

Here is an easy camp breakfast recipe for those who enjoy some eggs in the morning. I really enjoy Dutch oven recipes at camp because you can put all of your ingredients in and relax while it cooks. And relaxing and enjoying the moment is part of what really makes camping great.

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Dutch Oven

Ding Dong Cherry Cobbler

This recipe is a twist on the Dutch oven cobbler. My sons like making this just because of the novelty of the ding dongs in the cobbler. It is pretty easy to make. Most patrols with at least one experienced camp cooks could do this without difficulty.

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Pumpkin Crunch

Pumpkin Crunch Recipe

This is one of our favorite Dutch oven recipes. DS made this recently at a Troop meeting where the Boy Scouts showed off their cooking skills. This recipe also won first prize at a Camporee cooking contest, so I guess it is an “award winning” recipe.

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Checkerboard Cake Pan

Checkerboard Cake

Since I am featuring a chess theme this month, I thought I’d suggest making a checkerboard cake which will look similar to a chess board when sliced as a snack to go along with this theme. One easy way to make a checkerboard cake is with a special checkerboard cake pan.

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Dutch Oven

Camp Chicken and Stuffing Recipe

LC earned his cooking merit badge at our second summer camp this past summer. Meals at this camp were served in a dining hall, but the counselor brought lots of ingredients and they cooked something every afternoon. So at about 3 or 4PM we would get invited over to the campsite to sample dishes for […]

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Soccer Goalkeeper

Soccer and Scouting Program

The Soccer and Scouting program seeks to bring the values of Scouting to boys who might not be currently involved in a Cub Scout program. It is a 12 week program for boys in the 1st through 5th grades.

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Soccer Ball

Follow the Dribbler Soccer Drill

When working with young Scouts, simpler is usually better. Every den has at least one or two boys who really find it unbearable to sit through lengthy instructions. Follow the Dribbler is a really simple soccer drill.

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Soccer Ball

Soccer Word Search Puzzle

If you are looking for a gathering activity to go with this month’s soccer theme , try this word search puzzle. As I mentioned in my post a few days ago, when teaching a new skill one of the first things you need to do is develop a common terminology.

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Boy and Soccer Ball

Soccer Drill – Soccer Croquet

This month I am featuring a soccer theme for Cub Scouts. A soccer drill can make a fun gathering activity or an end of the meeting game for a soccer themed meeting. This drill emphasizes teamwork, dribbling skills, and passing accuracy.

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Boy and Soccer Ball

Soccer Marbles

If you are having a soccer or sports themed meeting, a soccer drill can be a fun way to burn of some energy. Soccer marbles is a three person soccer drill. It is simple enough for young Scouts.

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Soccer Ball

Soccer Tennis

When my den meetings were immediately after school, I often did a physical activity during the gathering time. The Scouts needed to run around and burn off a little energy before they were ready to concentrate on the den activities.

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Soccer Goalkeeper

Soccer Terminology

One suggestion I have when working with Cub Scouts is to draw up a large soccer field on poster board and use some Lego figures or something similar to be players. Then you can give a visual demonstration of these terms. Or make a game of it by showing them something and asking if anyone […]

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Bike Helmet and Water Bottle

BSA Bike Safety Guidelines

BSA has a list of bike safety guidelines on the Scouting.org site. The guidelines and procedures apply to all BSA unit, council, and national program activities involving bicycling.

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Boy Riding Bike

Cycling Safety Crossword Puzzle

Puzzles are a fun way to reinforce concepts with Cub Scouts. This puzzle helps Cub Scouts think about some basic bike safety concepts. It would make a good gathering activity at a pack bicycling activity or a den meeting.

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water bottle

Powdered Sports Drink Recipe

Sports drinks like Gatorade or Power Aid are designed to replenish the water and salt your body loses when you are active or exercising. You can mix up your own powdered mix to accomplish this for a fraction of the cost of purchasing these drinks by the bottle.

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Bicycle

Bicycle Riding Log

For some cycling recogintions, Scouts must record the time or distance spent riding. A basic log sheet is located at the bottom of this post to help you complete this. If you really become interested in cycling, you might consider getting a simple bike computer to aid you in figuring out this data. These devices […]

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Boy Riding Bike

Bike Rodeo

Our pack might be doing a bike rodeo this year. I have visited these before, but we have never put one on ourselves. So I am researching possible “stations” which the kids can rotate through for the activity.

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Bike Helmet and Water Bottle

Bicycle Helmet Fitting

This month I am focusing on cycling. Helmets are required for all BSA cycling activities. It is important to note that this applies to adults also. Your helmet isn’t going to do you much good if it doesn’t fit correctly. Here are some guidelines.

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Bicycle

Bike Repair Tips

This month I am focusing on cycling. If you are going to ride a bike, you’d better make sure it is in good repair first. You don’t want to be riding along and have your front wheel fall off or your brakes not work. I found a great website called How To Fix Bikes which […]

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Bicycle

Bike Inspection Checklist

Before riding a bike, Scouts should know how to do an inspection of the bicycle and check that it is in working order. The checklist below will give you a good starting point. You will need to explain each step to the Scouts so they learn the terminology and why each part is important.

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Playground Ball

Spud Game

Here is a game which works well for a group of 8 to 10 Scouts. This goes with my Classic Outdoor Games theme for this month. I’m sure many of us played this as children. Playing games helps Cub Scouts run off energy. learn to cooperate, and understand sportsmanship.

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Friends Swimming

Piranha Ball

Here is a another game to go with this month’s aquatic theme. It can be used to fuflill requirement 2 for the Swimming belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program: “Play a recreational game in the water with your den, pack, or family.” This is a good game to play if you […]

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Friends Swimming

Sharks and Minnows

Here is a game to go with this month’s aquatic theme. It can be used to fuflill requirement 2 for the Swimming belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program: “Play a recreational game in the water with your den, pack, or family.” This is a simple version of the game. There are […]

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Lifesaver

BSA Swim Test

The BSA swim test is used to determine ability level so that participants can swim in an area which is appropriate for them.

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Boy Scouts of America

BSA Medical Forms

All four of my boys had their physicals yesterday. And I took along the BSA medical form to have it filled out so they would be ready for camp this summer. Sometimes this takes parents by surprise. Remind them to make an appointment and get it done if they haven’t already.

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Fitness

Ideas for May Pack Meeting – Health and Fitness

The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of May is Health and Fitness. According to the program helps health and fitness is: Being personally committed to keeping our minds and bodies cleanand fit.Cub Scouts will learn that it is important and easy to eat a healthy diet and how a fitnessprogram can be […]

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