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The Noble Captain Kirk Song Everyone familiar with the Star Trek series knows how much they like to beam people back and forth the transporter. Sing this song as a tribute to the series.
Tech Talk - STEM Award for Cub Scouts (Technology) STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. . The technology Nova (STEM) award for Cub Scouts is called Tech Talk
BSA Arrow of Light Den Meeting Plan 5 - Scientist The fifth in the Arrow of Light series of Webelos den meeting plans covers part of the Scientist Activity Badge.
Star Wars Song A while back, I posted the Fast Food Song. This week, I have a Star Wars song with the same tune. Sure, Star Wars isn't science, but it is science fiction and it's fun. That's enough reason to use it to add some pizazz to any science themed meeting.
Weather Merit Badge for Boy Scouts The Weather merit badge might be a good one for all of those Boy Scouts who spend a lot of time worrying about and checking the weather before they go camping.
Launch! STEM Award for Venturers (Science) STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The Launch! NOVA award provides an age appropriate program to get young men and women interested in science.
Surveying Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Boy Scouts who earn the Surveying merit badge will learn about calculating the distance and angles between different points and how this skill is used.
BSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan D - Build a Model (Rockets) BSA provides a series of Bear den meeting plans for Cub Scout Leaders. This den meeting idea covers Bear Achievement 21 – Build a Model
Robotics Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Scouts who complete the Robotics merit badge requirements will have a better understanding of how different types of robots are created and what they can or cannot do.
Shoot! Nova Award – STEM Science for Boy Scouts STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. . The science Nova (STEM) award for Boy Scouts is called Shoot!
Science Everywhere Nova Award – STEM Science for Cub Scouts STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. There is an award for each discipline at each level of Scouting. The science Nova award for Cub Scouts is called Science Everywhere.
Radio Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Even in a world where the internet is becoming a favorite method of communication, radio still plays a vital role. Boy Scouts can learn more by earning the Radio merit badge.
Pack Meeting Plan for February - Invention Convention (Resourcefulness) Use the Invention Convention Cub Scout pack meeting plan for February's Cub Scout core value of Resourcefulness.
Metalwork Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Metalwork involves both art and science. Boy Scouts can learn all about it when they earn the Metalwork merit badge.
Homemade Silly Putty Recipe Having a science themed meeting with your Scouts? Instead of a craft, make up a batch of silly putty. This stuff is stretchy and fun to play with.
February Cub Scout Theme – Invention Convention (Resourcefulness) One Cub Scout theme for the February core value of Resourcefulness is a Invention Convention theme. Explore ideas and creative solutions with this theme.
Nova Awards Program (STEM Award) STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The NOVA Awards program combines knowledge of STEM concepts with hands on activities.
Engineering Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Engineers use their knowledge to solve a wide variety of problems. Boy Scouts can investigate this profession by earning the Engineering merit badge.
Inertia Demonstration This demonstration can be used to fulfill Webelos Scientist activity badge requirement 3. It could also be used as part of a demonstration of the scientific method or a science experiment for the Science belt loop and pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
Oceanography Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Boy Scouts learn about marine science and the delicate balance of life in our oceans while earning the Oceanography merit badge.
Geology Pin for Cub Scouts Geology is the study of the earth. Cubs who enjoy rock collecting, caves, fossils, and more can earn the Geology pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
Veterinary Medicine Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Boy Scouts will learn all about keeping animals in good health when they earn the Veterinary Medicine merit badge.
Electricity Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Boy Scouts can learn all about circuits and energy while earning the Electricity merit badge.
Mineral Hardness Scale (Mohs’ Hardess Scale Scratch Test) If your Scout is working on a geology badge, he might need use a mineral hardness scale such as the Mohs's Hardness Scale Scratch Test.
BSA Webelos Den Meeting Plans: # 12 – Engineer Activity Badge BSA provides Webelos den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders on the Scouting.org website. The twelfth Webelos den meeting plan completes the Engineer Activity Badge which was stared in the previous meeting.
Egg Drop Challenge - An Engineering Project In an egg drop challenge, Scouts try to design a container which can prevent an egg from breaking when dropped. This is an excellent project to get kids interested in science and engineering.
Make a Tornado in a Bottle Tornadoes are destructive storms are caused by a vortex. You can use the classic “tornado in a bottle” demonstration to explain how a vortex forms.
BSA Webelos Den Meeting Plans: Den Meeting Plan #11 – Engineer BSA provides Webelos den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders on the Scouting.org website. The eleventh Webelos den meeting plan starts the Engineer Activity Badge. With ZM's den, this was a favorite activity badge. They loved making projects and trying them out.
Geology Merit Badge for Boy Scouts There are a lot of caves in our area, so many Boy Scouts do the requirements for the Geology merit badge in conjuction with a cave tour outing. Some of the cave sites have geologists on staff who can show the Scouts specimens and explain the material to them.
Air Pressure Demonstration This demonstration can be used to fulfill Webelos Scientist activity badge requirement 6: Show the effects of air pressure.It would also be a fun way to end a pack meeting or den meeting with a science theme
BSA Webelos Den Meeting Plans: Den Meeting Plan #10 – Geologist BSA provides Webelos den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders on the Scouting.org website. The tenth Webelos den meeting plan completes the Geologist Activity Badge which was started in meeting plan 9.
Bernoulli’s Principle Demonstration Use this demonstration for Webelos Scientist activity badge requirement 1: Read Bernoulli’s principle. Show how it works.It could also be done in conjuction with the Science Belt Loop and Pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
Another Printable Environmental Science Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle This printable environmental science vocabulary puzzle will help your Scouts remember their environmental science terminology.
Ziploc Bag vs Pencil Experiment This simple experiment to demonstrate the scientific method is always a hit with the scouts. The results are not usually what they expect. Use this to fulfill requirement 2 for the Cub Scouts Academics and Sports Program Science Belt Loop.
Astronomy Pin for Cub Scouts If you are planning some activities for your pack or den for this spring, consider an evening of stargazing. While you are out studying the night sky, your Cub Scouts can work on the requirements for the Astronomy Pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program.
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Invisible Ink Demonstration An invisible ink demonstration will add fun to any Cub Scout meeting. If they haven't seen this before, it will really get their attention. This would fit in with any science themed meeting or a communications themed meeting.
Science Pin for Cub Scouts If your Cub Scout comes home all excited from what he did in science class that day, have him look at the Science pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. Many of these requirements would also be good as the basis for a science fair project.
Science Belt Loop for Cub Scouts I always enjoy seeing kids faces light up when they realize how fun hands on science can be. Letting them explore the way the world works and try to understand why something happens is always exciting. If you want to spark an interest in science in your Cub Scouts, have them look at the Science belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program.
Astronomy Merit Badge for Boy Scouts When I was camping with my Webelos a few weeks ago, they mentioned how much brighter the stars were at camp. So we talked about how light pollution affects star gazing. And I told them that when they are Boy Scouts, they can learn even more about astronomy. So maybe a few of them will be working on this merit badge.