We always carve at least one Jack ‘O Lantern in October. We never let the seeds go to waste though. We roast them and eat them instead. These never last long in our house.
Planting Seeds of Kindness Theme
Here is what the old program helps said about this theme: “Let’s spread Seeds of Kindness in the form of
multiple small service projects. Helping others encourages compassion and gives
boys the opportunity to see the bounty produced by spreading many small seeds of
kindness. The boys can discover that just as the large, strong oak tree came from
the small acorn, big things can happen from spreading small seeds of kindness and
charity. Conduct a food drive or collect coats and gloves for those in need; report your
hours to Good Turn for America. Work on the Citizenship belt loop and pin.”
Related Cub Scout Achievements
To add additional crafts and activities to this theme, incorporate some projects which tap in the “seed” idea.
Plant a garden based on a pizza theme so you can make pizzas with fresh herbs, tomatoes, and your other favorite ingredients.
Trail mix recipes are abundant. Basically, anything which holds up well in a ziploc bag can be used. Sunflower seed enthusiasts will enjoy this Sunflower Seed Trail Mix recipe.
BSA has just released a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Planting Seeds of Kindness for the March Cub Scout core value of Compassion.
Several years ago I attended a Cub Scout Pow Wow session on neckerchief slide crafts. They showed us a number of ways to make neckerchief slides from various materials.
The Journey to Excellence Service Project initiative encourages Scouting units to carry out meaningful service projects.
The core value for the month of March is Compassion. I have heard through the grapevine that the first supplemental plan for this core value will be “Planting Seeds of Kindness”.
DS’s den had a scout with peanut allergies, so I always had to find peanut free recipes. This easy “energy bar” recipe includes ingredients like oats and sunflower seeds.
The featured core value for Cub Scouts for the month of November is citizenship. Our Pack will help encourage citizenship in our Cub Scouts by participating in the local Scouting for Food program.
Duty to God is an important part of Scouting, so don’t forget to say grace at Scouting events. This is a non-denominational grace which would be appropriate at any meal.
Making a terrarium is a great springtime activity. Plus – it reuses a plastic soda bottle, which is great for starting a discussion about Earth Day approaching.
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.