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backpackingBackpacking Troop Program Feature  This backpacking program feature offers the opportunity to learn more about hiking and low impact camping. A Boy Scout troop PLC can plan a whole month of activities incorporating a backpacking theme.

 

Winter-ForestWinter Camp Games and Activities  Nancy sent in this question: "I would like ideas for a winter camp that we either play inside or outside in the snow at a cub camp with 3rd year Beavers."

 

Boys RunningWolf Adventure Trail  A reader asks "What is an adventure trail for Wolf Elective 18?". An adventure trail is five activities or games set up in different areas of a park.

 

Bear Cub Scout BoatsBSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan M – Boats  Because of the age appropriate guidelines for Cub Scouts, this meeting must be done as a part of a district or council event.

 

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.

 

Scuba BSAScuba BSA  Scuba BSA introduces qualified Boy Scout, Venturing, and registered adult participants to the special skills, equipment, and safety precautions associated with scuba diving;

 

canoe50 Mile Canoe Trip Pin  Reader Bruce asked "Does anyone know where I can buy a pin for scouts who completed a 50 mile canoe trip? I would ideally like a paddle shaped pin with 50 Mile on the paddle."

 

Venturing is a BSA program for young men and women. The Venturing Ranger Award exemplifies a challenging high-level outdoor/high-adventure skills program.Venturing Ranger Award Requirements  The Venturing Ranger requirements provide an opportunity for Venturers to explore a number of areas related to the outdoors. To earn the Venturing Ranger award, a young man or woman must complete eight core requirements and four electives.

 

arrow-of-lightArrow of Light Requirements - Camping  I received this question from a reader: Hello, Is camping over night with a boy scout troop, a "must" for Webelos for the Arrow of Light badge? If they just participate in Boy scout led activities during the day, is that enough? Thanks !

 

backpackingBackpacking Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  A backpacking programs feature offers the opportunity to learn the skills to successfully plan and carry out a backpacking trip.

 

Ranger Winter Sports ElectiveVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Winter Sports  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Winter Sports, a Venturer must learn all about skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, or ice skating.

 

Father and Son with KiteBSA Wolf Supplemental Den Meeting Plan H - Even More Spare Time Fun  BSA provides Wolf den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders. In this den meeting plan Wolf Cub Scouts build and fly kites.

 

Venturing Ranger Award Watercraft ElectiveVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Watercraft  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Watercraft, a Venturer must learn all about safely operating a watercraft. Then the Venturer must teach others about paddlecraft, board sailing, or sail boating operation and safety.

 

Ranger Shooting SportsVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Shooting Sports  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Shooting Sports, a Venturer must learn all shooting safely using air pistols or rifles, archery, muzzle loading rifles, pistols, shotguns or small-bore rifles. Then he or she must teach others about shooting sports by making a table top display or presentation.

 

Venturing Ranger Award Requirements - ScubaVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Scuba  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Scuba, a Venturer must learn all about scuba diving and then assist in teaching others about scuba diving through the Discover Scuba program.

 

Family PicnicBSA Wolf Supplemental Den Meeting Plan G - Outdoor Adventure  BSA provides Wolf den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders. In this den meeting plan Wolf Cub Scouts go on a picnic and play some games together.

 

Ranger Project COPEVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Project COPE  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Project COPE, a Venturer must complete a COPE course, a COPE director's course, or a college level outdoor education course.

 

Hiking the 1000 Steps TrailHiking Activities  If you are out with a goal oriented group and you want them to take some time to explore, consider adding one or more additional hiking activities.

 

Hispanic Man, Woman and Child having fun in the park.May Cub Scout Theme – Destination Parks (Health and Fitness)  BSA offers supplemental pack program ideas for each month. One of the Cub Scout themes for the May core value of Health and Fitness is a Destination Parks theme.

 

Venturing Ranger Award MountaineeringVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Mountaineering  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Mountaineering, a Venturer must learn all about climbing, including knots, equipment, and safety. Then he or she must demonstrate climbing skills and assist another group in a climbing activity.

 

Outdoorsman Activity BadgeBSA Arrow of Light Den Meeting Plan 3 - Outdoorsman  Webelos Den Meeting Plans: This plan for Outdoorsman activity badge can be completed with or without an overnight campout.

 

Venturing Ranger Award - HuntingVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Hunting  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Hunting , a Venturer must take a hunter education course, learn about hunting rules and regulations, and plan and carry out a hunting trip. He or she must also assist with a hunter education course, assist in a hunting or fishing event, or interview a game warden or conservation officer.

 

Venturing Ranger Award Requirements - FishingVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Fishing  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Fishing, a Venturer must learn fishing rules and skills and then share this knowledge with others.

 

Family PicnicTiger Den Meeting Ideas: Picnic Fun, Snack Time, Safety in the Sun, and Fun Outdoors  BSA provides a set of Tiger den meeting ideas for Cub Scout den leaders. The focus of this Tiger den meeting plan is an outdoor picnic.

 

Ranger Equestrian ElectiveVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Equestrian   To earn the Venturing Ranger award, a young man or woman must complete eight core requirements and four electives. One of the electives to meet the Ranger award requirements is Equestrian.

 

Venturing Ranger Award Requirements Cave Exploring ElectiveVenturing Ranger Award Requirements - Cave Exploring Elective  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Cave Exploring, a Venturer must learn about caves and how to safely explore them. Then the Venturer must use these skills and teach them to others.

 

Boy FishingBSA Wolf Den Meeting Plan 16 - Outdoor Adventure and Fishing  BSA provides Wolf den meeting ideas for Cub Scout den leader. This plan covers Wolf Elective 18 – Outdoor Adventure and Wolf Elective 19 – Fishing

 

Venturing Ranger Award - BackpackingVenturing Ranger Award Requirements - Backpacking Elective  By completing the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Backpacking, a Venturer must learn many aspects of backpacking - from equipment to cooking on the trail to first aid. Then the Venturer must use these skills and teach them to others.

 

Venturing Ranger Wilderness SurvivalVenturing Ranger Award Core Requirement - Wilderness Survival  Venturing Ranger Award: A young man or woman must complete 8 requirements and 4 electives. 1 of the core requirements is Wilderness Survival

 

50 miler award50 Miler Award  The 50 Miler award recognizes Scouts who go the distance, literally. This recognition can be earned by Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and Scout leaders. If your unit is planning a trek, your members might be able to earn this award.

 

Venturing Ranger Award Core Requirements - Land NavigationVenturing Ranger Award Core Requirement - Land Navigation  By completing the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Land Navigation, a Venturer is prepared to use a map and compass to find a place.

 

blister treatmentBlister Treatment - First Aid  Blisters are a common injury for outdoor and physical activities. Correct blister treatment can prevent further irritation. Learn blister first aid.

 

Kayaking Merit BadgeKayaking Merit Badge Requirements for Boy Scouts  Whitewater kayaking has been a part of the Whitewater merit badge, but now there is a merit badge for flat-water kayaking, which will make this one a good merit badge to earn while out on the lake at summer camp.

 

canoeBoating/Canoeing Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  Boating/Canoeing Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts: The focus of this program feature is on fitness, boating skills, and swimming skills.

 

OutdoorsBSA Methods - The Outdoors  One of the methods for Boy Scouts is “the outdoors”. Being outdoors presents Boy Scouts with challenges and adventures. Boys enjoy the independence of getting away from home and taking care of themselves.

 

Hiking Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsHiking Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Either the Cycling merit badge OR the Hiking merit badge OR the Swimming merit badge is required for the rank of Eagle Scout. Boy Scouts who earn more than one of these badges may count the additional badges as electives.

 

Geocaching Merit BadgeGeocaching Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Geocaching is one of the newer merit badges offered to Boy Scouts. It was added in 2010. Geocaching is becoming more and more popular across the country, so this badge gives Scouts a way to learn about it.