Nature Cub Scout Theme

Nature Theme for Cub Scouts

Nature and conservation is woven into all levels of the Cub Scout program. One of the things we teach our young Scouts is that they should understand and respect the world around them. So there are lots of ways for you to work a nature theme into your den or pack program. The ideas below will help you get started.

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.

Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop

Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop for Cub Scouts

Conservation and Scouting have always gone hand in hand. And our young Cub Scouts are fascinated by wildlife and are usually eager to learn how to participate in conservation projects. You can spark that interest with the Wildlife Conservation belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program.

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Leaf

Leaf Collection Craft

one of the Wolves didn’t know what to collect for Wolf Achievement 6 – Start a Collection. I knew he spent a lot of time outdoors and enjoyed nature, so I suggested he make a leaf collection. His mom helped him make a display book for his leaves as described.

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Conservation

Finding Out About Endangered Species in Your Area

Conservation and Scouting go hand in hand. Since getting outdoors is a big part of the Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs, it makes sense that we should teach Scouts about protecting our natural resources. The US Fish and Wildlife Service has an Endangered Species Page where you can look up endangered species in your […]

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Conservation

Cleanup Treasure Hunt

This time of year, Tiger dens have usually gone through quite a few of the achievements and electives in the program. If you haven’t done a cleanup treasure hunt yet, then this is a good simple outdoor activity for your Tigers. They will really enjoy it.

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Praying hands

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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Conservation

Earth Treats Recipe

In honor of Earth Day, here is an Earth themed snack. Basically these are rice krispie treats shaped like the earth. You can make small “earths” or larger ones, but it seems to set better if you don’t make them too big.

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Music

The Little Green Frog Song

This is a fun song to do with a Cub Scout pack or den. It is full of boy humor. Make sure you get the parents to sing along also. That makes it really fun for the boys.

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Ticks on a Toilet Seat Song

This song goes along with yesterday’s Ticks on a Toilet Seat recipe. Sing while you snack and you can fulfill Tiger Elective 6, Wolf Elective 11f, or Webelos Showman requirement 9.

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Crafts

Eraser Prints of Animal Tracks

I received an email a few days ago from a Scouter Mom who was doing a nature station at a day camp and wanted information about making the eraser prints for Bear elective 12b. Here is some information about it in case anyone else wants to do this.

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Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Doing a scavenger hunt while hiking will help scouts really explore the world around them while they are walking. This post includes a suggested list in printable format.

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Recipe

Edible Spiders Recipe

A snack made with crackers and pretzels. This recipe does not require any cooking, so it can be made at a meeting even if you don’t have access to a kitchen.

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ZD made this egg carton caterpillar

Egg Carton Caterpillar

This springtime craft could serve as a gathering activity at a den meeting. Use it to fulfill Tiger electives, Bear electives, a construction for the Artist activity badge, or for the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program Art pin.

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Leaf

Leaf Print Craft

Make a print using leaves and paint. Cub Scouts can use this to fulfill or enrich Tiger Requirement 5D, Tiger Elective 2, Tiger Elective 12, Wolf Elective 12, Bear Elective 12, Webelos Artist activity badge, or the Art belt loop and pin.

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Crafts

Seed Mosaics Craft

Here’s a spring craft idea for all of you Tiger leaders. Have the scouts make a seed mosaic to give to mom for Mother’s Day. You can even fulfill Tiger elective 2: Make a decoration with your family or den. Display it or give it to someone as a gift.

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