Native American Cub Scout Theme

Native American Theme for Cub Scouts

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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Native American Craft

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.

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