Cub Scout Archives: Dollars and Sense
The Dollars and Sense theme can be used with the Cub Scout core value of responsibility. Here is what the program helps say about this theme:
“We learn to be responsible for certain jobs, our own belongings, things in our home, and the property of others. We should all learn how to be responsible with our money as well. Not only is it wise to learn how money works, it is equally important to learn about the responsibilities that go along with having money. It all comes down to dollars and sense.”
Use this theme to reinforce the idea of using money responsibly with your Cub Scouts.
Mathematics Pin for Cub Scouts I have always found science and mathematics fascinating. If you have a Cub Scout who is really into math, have him look at the requirements for the Mathematics pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program.
BSA Bear Den Meeting Ideas: Plan 10 - Saving Well, Spending Well and Games, Games, Games! Bear den meeting ideas: This plan focuses on Bear Achievement 13 – Saving Well, Spending Well and Bear Achievement 15 – Games, Games, Games!
BSA Tiger Den Meeting Plan 10 - Making Change and Banking This meeting plan covers Tiger Elective 50: Banking and Tiger Elective 13: Making Change. The bulk of this meeting involves a field trip to a bank. If you can't arrange that, the program helps suggest working on some different electives related to money. You could do Tiger Elective 34: Conservation. or Tiger Elective 3: Fun and Games.
Budget Worksheet for Family Member Activity Badge Requirement 4 for the Webelos Family Member activity badge requires the Scout to plan a budget for 30 days. This simple worksheet will provide a way to do that.