Stocking Surprise is an easy game for your Christmas themed meeting or party. It works with almost any age group. When choosing items for the “stocking”, think of all of the senses. Include something with a scent, or something which makes noise. Include it in your Christmas games this year.
Here is what the program helps say about this theme:
“Many of our holiday traditions this month involve lights—the star of Bethlehem, miracle of the lamps, the morning star that enlightened Buddha, the bonfires at yule. We show respect for the customs of others by sharing our holiday traditions with the pack and den: lights on a Christmas tree, candles on a menorah for Hanukkah, or on a Kwanzaa kinara. Boys can light the way this month by brightening someone’s holiday season while learning more about how others celebrate this season.”
A Cub Scout leader asks “We plan to have a party before the winter break and wanted to get each boy a little gift. Do you have any suggestions?”
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.
The Holiday Lights meeting plan features ideas for the core value of respect- games, group activities, songs, and more to help Cub Scouts learn about other cultures and traditions.
Children like to learn what is different and what is the same for kids in other countries. Cub Scouts who enjoy learning about life in other parts of the world can earn the Language and Culture belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
The Cub Scout Holiday Lights theme for the December core value of respect incorporates the ideas of cultures and service.Get ideas for your pack and den.
With the holidays coming, there will soon be lots of opportunities for singing and enjoying music. If your Cub Scout has musical talent or just appreciates music, have him look at the Music pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
Comparing the 10 Commandments to the Boy Scout Law is an interesting activity for any Boy Scout group.
Most Cub Scouts enjoy learning about their families and where they came from, so the Heritages belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program makes a fun activity for them.
Cub Scouts enjoy singing, especially silly songs. The Music belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program can easily be turned into a Pack meeting or Den Meeting. If your Pack is going caroling this time of year, you can also incorporate it that way.
This ceremony relates the seven principles of Kwanzaa to the values of Cub Scouting. It goes along well with the December theme of respect also.
Holidays are a great time for kids to learn some family history. Cub Scouts who really delve into their history can earn the Heritages Belt Loop and Pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program.
Turning off the lights and lighting candles is a great way to get the attention of the Cub Scouts.