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


Messengers of PeaceMessengers 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.


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.


Cell phone screen showing the dialing of 911BSA Tiger Den Meeting Plans #13 – Phone Manners, Emergency!, Our Colorful World, and A Friendly Greeting  BSA provides a set of Tiger den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders. This is a review of the 13th den meeting plan in the series. This den meeting covers four Tiger Cub Scout electives.


seedsPlanting Seeds of Kindness Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan (Compassion)  BSA has just released a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Planting Seeds of Kindness for the March Cub Scout core value of Compassion.


VolunteerJourney To Excellence Service Projects  The Journey to Excellence Service Project initiative encourages Scouting units to carry out meaningful service projects.


seedsMarch Cub Scout Theme – Planting Seeds of Kindness (Compassion)  The core value for the month of March is Compassion. I have heard through the grapevine that the first supplemental plan for this core value will be "Planting Seeds of Kindness".


VolunteerTroop Service Project – Blood Drive Setup  Our troop was asked to help set up for a blood drive at our church. The only hitch - it had to be set up by 7:30 AM! Getting Scouts to arrive that early can be difficult. It's not necessarily the boys who are the hold up either. Many of the parents don't enjoy getting up that early to drive them up there. Their solution - spend the night.


CompassionPublic Service Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  The focus in this program feature is citizenship and service. Younger Boy Scouts can work on flag etiquette, flag ceremonies, and their rights and duties as US Citizens. Older Scouts could work on the Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, and Citizenship in the World merit badges.


Inspiration and MotivationScoutmaster Minute - Cheerful Service  With Order of the Arrow elections approaching in the coming months, I though I'd share this Scoutmaster minute about cheerful service. It will help the troop remember what they should be basing their votes on and it should help current OA members remember the ideals they should be trying to live up to.


Inspiration and MotivationScoutmaster Minute – Only One  Here is a Scoutmaster Minute which reminds us not to focus on the big insurmountable problem. Instead, just do what you can.


American eagle with flagService Project Ideas for Boy Scouts  Boy Scouts are required to participate service projects for Second Class, Star, and Life. Our troop encourages all Scouts to participate in service projects whether they need the hours or not.


US FlagScouting For Food  The featured core value for Cub Scouts for the month of November is citizenship. Our Pack will help encourage citizenship in our Cub Scouts by participating in the local Scouting for Food program.


Order of the ArrowWhat Is the Order of the Arrow?  Some of you may have Boy Scouts in your families who are in the process of becoming members of the Order of the Arrow. Just when you thought you were getting a grasp on Boy Scouts, they threw something new at you!


US FlagMemorial Day  Yesterday we went out to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and participated in the 61st annual Memorial Day Good Turn. This event really seems to help our Scouts understand what Memorial Day is all about.