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Jaws Song Here's a song to go with this months aquatics theme. This is a classic camp song. There are lots of variations. If you want to ham it up even more, change your voice when singing the different verses to sound like a mama, papa, lady, etc.
Fishing Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Fishing merit badge is a fun one for Boy Scout summer camp. Of the eleven Scouts who went to camp from our troop a couple of weeks ago, seven did this badge. My favorite part when I am with Scouts working on this badge - watching them cook the fish.
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 have some kids in your group who are not strong swimmers. They can play this game in chest-deep water and still have a lot of fun. For swimmers who need more of a challenge, the group can go to deeper water and tread water while they play.
Pool Tote Craft If you are looking for a craft for your pack pool party or aquatics themed meeting, you could let the Scouts decorate their own pool totes. Then they can carry all of their squishy balls, goggles, dive sticks, and other pool accessories themselves.
CD Fish Craft Instructions for a fish shaped craft made from old CDs. Make one or make several and put them together as a mobile.
Archery Belt Loop for Cub Scouts According to the age-appropriate guidelines in the Guide to Safe Scouting, Cub Scouts can only participate in archery at council or district programs. So you can't plan a pack archery outing. But if a local council or district day camp, resident camp, or council managed family camping programs offers archery, your Cub Scouts might get to work on their archery belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
Kayaking BSA Award One of the fun things Boy Scouts get to do at many summer camps is kayaking. When I am at Boy Scout camp, I always try to find some time to go kayaking on the lake. There is no merit badge specifically for kayaking like there is for canoeing or rowing on a lake, but there is the Kayaking BSA award.
Biker Gang Skit I can't say there is any lesson to be learned from this skit other than don't forget to bring your tent. And no, this is not my impression of bikers, so don't write. Nor is a particularly good example of leadership. It's just boy humor!
Bazooka Bubblegum Song This is one of DS's favorite scout songs. We hear this one a lot at camp, on hikes, and on hayrides. I'll warn you that when they start singing this, they tend to sing it over and over and over again. The best I can describe the tune is that it is sort of a rap style tune.
Chicken on a Hut Game This game makes a fun break in a meeting. It is a favorite with our Venture Crew. Because of the physical contact with the partners, when playing this game with our coed Crew, boys are partners with boys and girls are partners with girls.
I've Come to Marry the Princess Skit One of the great things about this skit is that the characters can be changed around a little to make it more fun. I've seen a very funny Star Wars version. And I remember one with the Kool Aid man in it from a while back. I can't remember exactly how he fit in, but I remember he kept saying "Oh Yeah...".
The Little Green Frog Song This is a fun song to do with a Cub Scout pack or den. It is full of boy humor. Make sure you get the parents to sing along also. That makes it really fun for the boys.
Crew Activity - City Museum The Crew is planning another activity this meeting. They are all going to church together and then they are heading to the City Museum. The City Museum is often described as a giant playground for teenagers and young adults, so this should be a fun activity for them.
Fishing Belt Loop for Cub Scouts If you have a favorite spot to go fishing in your neighborhood, take a look at the Fishing belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
Paper Bag Puppets A den leader asked me recently about ideas for gathering activities. I suggested paper bag puppets.
Puppet Play - Holmes and Watson Go To Webelos Camp My Webelos den has been working on their Showman activity badge. For requirement 2, they wrote their own puppet play.
Duct Tape Wallet Craftsman Project I came across this idea and thought they would enjoy it. After all, what Scout doesn't enjoy using duct tape?
Wild Weather Adventure Game This is a board game I came across recently on the NASA Space Place website. It is going to take a little time for you to print and prepare the materials, but I think this would be a hit at any weather themed scout meeting.
Cub Scout Trading Cards With baseball season right around the corner, let your Cub Scouts make their own trading cards with "Cub Scout stats". This Cub Scout craft works great with any sports themed den or pack meeting.
Den Meeting Plan - Marbles Belt Loop This meeting plan covers all of the requirements for the Marbles belt loop for the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program.
Audience Participation - Stick Out Your Tongue and Touch Your Nose A few years back we had a Cubmaster who really enjoyed audience participation segments. The cornier the better! This is a classic along those lines. This would also work to help demonstrate the importance of clear communication when giving instructions.
Den Time Capsule The idea is to make a den time capsule which they add to from time to time – maybe every year at Blue and Gold time and after summer camp or when they earn their rank or do something special. Then, when they cross over to Boy Scouts, they open the time capsule and see all of the things they added.
Pinewood Derby and Webelos Craftsman Our Pinewood Derby is next weekend and my den are putting the finishing touches on their cars (hopefully). I've told them they can count their cars as a Craftsman project if they did a significant amount of work on the cars themselves.
The Twelve Days of Camping Song Heres another silly song for you. This works well at Christmas (because of the tune) or at camp (because of the theme).
Light the Candle Game for Cub Scouts This is a simple game which works in well with a holiday themed meeting. It only requires a few materials and not much preparation, which makes it ideal in my mind. And it works indoors.
Holiday Napkin Rings Cub Scouts can make this craft to brighten up a holiday table. They can decorate the napkin rings any way they want.
Banana Bandanna Skit The idea behind the skit is that the Scouter with the banana has misunderstood the announcer. Every time the announcer says to do something with the bandana, the Scouter does it with a banana instead.
Thanksgiving Song Here is a silly song for the Cub Scouts to sing on Thanksgiving. Use this for any of the Cub Scout music requirements
Elbow Balloon Pass Game This game is all about cooperation. Talk afterwards about what made it easier to pass the balloon and what made it harder.
I Have to Go Wee Skit This skit works with any number of Scouts. And because there aren't really any lines to memorize, I have seen it done successfully with all levels - even Tigers.
The Milk Song This is a fun song for a campfire or for some audience participation at a Pack meeting. Plus it encourages healthy eating habits!
Pirate Pick Up Game Ahoy there me hearties! Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. So in honor of the occasion, I have a pirate game.
Human Knot Game This is an icebreaker in which a group must work together to "untie" themselves from a knot. This is a cooperative rather than competitive game.
There Ain't No Flies on Me We have always done this as a cheer with two groups. The idea is to see which group can be the louder. This makes a fun activity for a Pack meeting or a campfire program.
National Summertime Pack Award Hopefully your Cub Scout Pack will remain active this summer. If your Pack has one activity each month, you might qualify for the National Summertime Pack Award.
Craft Stick Pencil Holders Now that school is starting up again, Cub Scouts might enjoy making craft stick pencil holders to keep some of their school supplies in. Or they can give it to somebody else as a gift. This craft is very easy.
Ticks on a Toilet Seat Song This song goes along with yesterday's Ticks on a Toilet Seat recipe. Sing while you snack and you can fulfill Tiger Elective 6, Wolf Elective 11f, or Webelos Showman requirement 9.
Patriotic Napkin and Utensil Holder Here is a simple craft for your Fourth of July celebration which is actually functional. This craft could be used to fulfill Tiger Elective 2.
Dock Your Flying Saucer Game The idea of this game is to put the flying saucer (a Frisbee) in its space dock (a box). This is a good game for indoors or out.
Dark Magic Mind Reading Trick This magic trick will amaze your Scouts. They might be able to figure it out after a few tries, but that is part of the fun. It is very easy to perform and doesn't require a lot of preparation.
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