Cub Scout Archives: Native American Cub Scout Theme
Studying Native American culture fits in well with the values of the Cub Scout program. And by incorporating parts of this Native American theme into your den or pack program, some of your Cub Scouts can complete electives to help them earn Arrow Points.
A few ideas for this theme are listed below, and more will gradually be added. Organize a pack meeting or den meeting around them. Or plan an overall theme for your Cub Scout year and add an element or two from the theme into your program each month.
BSA Wolf Den Meeting Plan 14 - American Indian Lore BSA provides Wolf den meeting ideas for Cub Scout den leader. Today, I'll go through the fourteenth Wolf Cub Scout den meeting plan. This plan covers Wolf Elective 10 – American Indian Lore.
More Than Moccasins: A Kid's Activity Guide to Traditional North American Indian Life This book will help any Cub Scouts working on a Native American themed achievement.
Easy-to-Weave Dream Catcher Craft Kit (Makes 24) This Dream Catcher Kit is a fun craft for Cub Scout dens having a Native American themed meeting.
Arrow of Light Centerpieces Janice recently wrote to me with this message: "I need your help! I've been assigned to help put together our Arrow of Light ceremony / banquet. I'm at a loss as to what to do for centerpieces. We'll have over 10 tables and we don't want to make it look too "blue and gold." Any ideas that you may have could really help me out a lot! " Sometimes simple centerpieces are the best.
S bar F Scout Ranch Grace Our council has several properties, but the one most Boy Scouts attend for summer camp is S bar F Scout Ranch. This is the S bar F Ranch grace.
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 Prayer Native American lore is an important part of the Boy Scout and Cub Scout programs. This prayer is attributed to Chief Sealth (for whom Seattle is named).
Hubbub - 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.
Bear Den Meeting Plan – Native American Games This meeting plan will focus on Native American games. So it will fulfill part of Bear Acheivement 15 - Games, Games, Games and part of Bear Elective 24 - American Indian Life.
Why Opossum Has a Bare Tail This is a Native American story which scouts of all ages can enjoy. It is also a cautionary tale for young men who like to build huge campfires.
Pahsahëman - A Native American Field Game Pahsahëman is similar to football. It has been played by the Lenape of the American Northeast for many generations. These instructions include tips for adapting this game for use with scouts.
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.
Native American Games I've decided to work on Bear Elective 24 - American Indian Life. They have studied Native American culture this year in school and made model villages.