Cub Scout Archives: Head West Young Man

Head West Young Man
With this theme Cub Scouts can experience the excitement and adventure the pioneers faced as they headed West.

This theme is recommended for the June Cub Scout core value of Perseverance.

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Old Pioneer Wagons and Log CabinsHead West Young Man Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan (Perseverance)  The core value for the month of May is Perseverance. BSA has just released a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Head West Young Man related to this core value.


Klutz Book of Knots  I have to admit that knots are not my strong suit. This book has really helped me learn the various knots I needed to teach to my Cub Scouts.


antique wooden wagonJune Cub Scout Theme - Head West Young Man (Perseverance)  Word on the street is that BSA will release a June Cub Scout theme called "Head West Young Man" for the June core value of Perseverance.


Tabletop Tipi Model  Scouts who are doing a Native American themed meeting or activity can create a simple tipi model to get the idea of how these versatile dwellings are constructed. We made these at a Cub Scout training session and they were very easy.


Native American PatternHubbub - A Native American Dice Game  This is a traditional Native American game. The scoring systems seem to vary from one reference to another, so the system below is a simplified system which scouts should be able to follow.


My Favorite Knot Book  This book was recommended a few years ago when I went to Cub Scout BALOO training. I am not a "knot person". I can watch someone do a knot and repeat it, but an hour later it is forgotten.


The Legend of Pecos Bill  Here is some information about Pecos Bill for Bears working on Bear Achievement 4 - Tall Tales.


The Legend of Paul Bunyan   The story of the Paul Bunyan at a 3rd grade level - written for use with Cub Scout Bear Achievement 4: Tall Tales


The Legend of Bigfoot  Tall Tales was one of the activities my den enjoyed doing this past year. The only problem I had was finding versions of the tales which were appropriate for their age and reading levels.


The Legend of The Pony Express  The story of the Pony Express at a 3rd grade level - written for use with Cub Scout Bear Achievement 4: Tall Tales


Picaria - A Native American Game  Picaria is a Native American board game. It is like a cross between tic-tac-toe and checkers. It could be used with Tiger, Wolf, or Bear electives or with a group working on the Indian Lore merit badge.