Cub Scout Archives: Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program
Helps for the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Belt Loops and Pins
June Cub Scout Theme - Over the Horizon (Perseverance) One of the Cub Scout themes for the June core value of Perseverance is an Over the Horizon theme. This program theme is based on hiking.
Picture Telephone Game Picture Telephone is a visual version of the classic telephone game. Our Crew recently played this during the Communication section of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews course.
When Must Belt Loop and Pin Requirement Be Fulfilled A reader asks "In working on BL and pin requirements, do the scouts need to complete the requirements during a current "year" (their Wolf or Bear year for example)? " The requirements are not year specific, so we have always allowed our Cub Scouts to work on the requirements at any time since they joined Cub Scouting.
BSA Arrow of Light Den Meeting Plan 15 - Sportsman (Marbles) This idea from the Webelos den meeting for the Sportsman Activity Badge, Cub Scouts learn about the game of marbles and earn their Marbles Belt Loop.
BSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan Q - Family Outdoor Adventure In this idea from the Bear den meeting plans, Cub Scouts go on a family hike for Bear Achievement 12 – Family Outdoor Adventure and the Hiking Belt Loop.
April Cub Scout Theme – Soaring the Skies (Faith) One theme for the April Cub Scout core value of Faith is a Soaring the Skies theme. This theme focuses on depending on faith to reach lofty goals.
Who Can Earn Belt Loops A reader asks when a Cub Scout may work on a belt loop. Any Cub Scout can work on the belt loops and pins in the Academics and Sports program at any time.
Cub Scout Badges and Awards Kristy asked about Cub Scout badges and awards. The Cub Scout advancement program can be confusing. Here is an explanation, but it will be changing in about a year.
BSA Arrow of Light Den Meeting Plan 14 - Sportsman In this idea from the Webelos den meeting plans, Cub Scouts learn about cycling safety, go for a bike ride, and earn their Bicycling Belt Loop.
Cyber Chip Program The BSA Cyber Chip program encourages Scouts to learn how to use their electronic devices safely. Some of the issues the program addresses are protecting personal information, cyber bullying, appropriate use of social media, cell phones, texting, and netiquette.
BSA Wolf Supplemental Den Meeting Plan N - Sports In this idea from the Wolf den meeting plans, Cub Scouts get together to play a game of baseball or softball for Wolf Elective 20 – Sports.
March Cub Scout Theme – Pet Pals (Compassion) One Cub Scout theme for the March core value of Compassion is a Pet Pals theme. This theme focuses on taking care of our pet companions.
BSA Arrow of Light Den Meeting Plan 13 - Communicator This idea from the Webelos den meeting plans covers part of the Communicator Activity Badge. Webelos visit a library, learn how to use computers, and earn their Computers Belt Loop during this meeting.
February Cub Scout Theme – Litter to Glitter (Resourcefulness) One theme for the February core value of Resourcefulness is a Litter to Glitter theme. Cub Scouts think of ways to use things we might otherwise toss away.
BSA Arrow of Light Den Meeting Plan 12 – Sportsman This idea from the Webelos den meeting plans covers part of the Sportsman Activity Badge. Webelos earn their Soccer Belt Loop during this den meeting.
BSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan L – Swimming BSA provides Bear den meeting plans for den leaders. Today we will look at a den meeting plan which focuses on aquatics. It covers requirements for Bear Elective 19 – Swimming and the Swimming Belt Loop.
December Cub Scout Theme: Passport to Other Lands (Respect) BSA offers supplemental pack program ideas for each month. One theme for the December core value of Respect s a Passport to Other Lands theme.
1-2-3 Go! – STEM Award for Cub Scouts (Mathematics) STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The math award for Cub Scouts is called 1-2-3 Go! and focuses on calculations and secret codes.
Genealogy Requirements and Non Traditional Families How do you do Cub Scout genealogy requirements when you have children from non-traditional families who may not know who their grandparents or even parents are?
BSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan H – Space BSA provides Cub Scout Bear den meeting ideas for den leaders on the Scouting.org website. This plan covers part of Bear Elective 1 – Space.
November Cub Scout Theme - Your Vote Counts (Citizenship) This Cub Scout theme revolves around the ideas of citizenship, duties, and community service. Have a mock election in your pack. Find ideas here.
Messengers 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.
Swing! - STEM Award for Cub Scouts (Engineering) STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. . The engineering Nova STEM award for Cub Scouts is called Swing explores levers
Bicycle Rodeo Applause A reader asked "Do you any applause that would work for the Bike Rodeo?" so here are an applause, a cheer, and a song you can use at your bicycle rodeo.
Wildlife Conservation Pin for Cub Scouts Working on the Wildlife Conservation pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program helps Cub Scouts think about how they can protect wildlife habitats. By understanding what wildlife need to live, they can help with conservation efforts in ways that are meaningful to them.
Video Games Pin for Cub Scouts I remember a couple of years ago when this recognition was introduced. There was a lot of buzz about an award for video gaming. Hopefully your Cub Scout will learn to use video games responsibly by earning the Video Games pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
Swimming Pin for Cub Scouts Cub Scouts who have earned their Swimming belt loop can go a step further and earn the Swimming pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. By working on the requirements for the pin, Cub Scouts will improve the swimming techniques.
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.
Map and Compass Pin for Cub Scouts Map and compass skills are important for all Scouts. It is good to introduce them to Cub Scouts since they will rely on them more when they become Boy Scouts. Cub Scouts can hone their skills by working on the Map and Compass pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
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
Volleyball Pin for Cub Scouts Cub Scouts who have earned their Volleyball belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program can dig into the sport even more by earning the Volleyball pin. They will work on skills to improve their techniques and increase their knowledge of the game.
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.
Golf Pin for Cub Scouts If you have a Cub Scout who really likes to golf, he can earn the Golf pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. Maybe he can even share some of his knowledge of the game with the other Scouts in his pack or den and get them interested also.
Hiking 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.
Bowling Pin for Cub Scouts Cub Scouts who like to bowl can earn the Bowling pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. By earning this recognition, they will practice skills to improve their game and learn more about the sport.
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.
Geography Pin for Cub Scouts Today's youth will have to know a lot about the world when they grow up. We live more in a global community than we used to . Cub Scouts can learn about different regions of the world by earning the Geography pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
Language and Culture Pin for Cub Scouts Cub Scouts who are interested in other parts of the world can earn their Language and Culture pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. Maybe it will even interest them enough to find a Scout in another country to be a pen pal with.
BSA Arrow of Light Den Meeting Plan 4 - Sportsman This idea from the Arrow of Light series of Webelos den meeting plans covers part of the Sportsman Activity Badge with a focus on the Ultimate belt loop.