Cub Scout Archives: Science Theme

Science Troop Program Feature

Science is doing, so that makes it fun for Cub Scouts. Many of the Cub Scout achievements and electives have a science twist, so a science theme fits in naturally with your Cub Scout program.


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NOVA patchSwing! - STEM Award for Cub Scouts (Engineering)  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. . The engineering Nova STEM award for Cub Scouts is called Swing explores levers

 

The Noble Captain Kirk Song  Everyone familiar with the Star Trek series knows how much they like to beam people back and forth the transporter. Sing this song as a tribute to the series.

 

spaceStar Wars Song  A while back, I posted the Fast Food Song. This week, I have a Star Wars song with the same tune. Sure, Star Wars isn't science, but it is science fiction and it's fun. That's enough reason to use it to add some pizazz to any science themed meeting.

 

NOVA patchScience Everywhere Nova Award – STEM Science for Cub Scouts  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. There is an award for each discipline at each level of Scouting. The science Nova award for Cub Scouts is called Science Everywhere.

 

Mixing BowlsHomemade Silly Putty Recipe  Having a science themed meeting with your Scouts? Instead of a craft, make up a batch of silly putty. This stuff is stretchy and fun to play with.

 

changeInertia Demonstration  This demonstration can be used to fulfill Webelos Scientist activity badge requirement 3. It could also be used as part of a demonstration of the scientific method or a science experiment for the Science belt loop and pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.

 

Air Pressure Demonstration  This demonstration can be used to fulfill Webelos Scientist activity badge requirement 6: Show the effects of air pressure.It would also be a fun way to end a pack meeting or den meeting with a science theme

 

Bernoulli’s Principle Demonstration  Use this demonstration for Webelos Scientist activity badge requirement 1: Read Bernoulli’s principle. Show how it works.It could also be done in conjuction with the Science Belt Loop and Pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.

 

Ziploc Bag vs Pencil Experiment  This simple experiment to demonstrate the scientific method is always a hit with the scouts. The results are not usually what they expect. Use this to fulfill requirement 2 for the Cub Scouts Academics and Sports Program Science Belt Loop.

 

LemonInvisible Ink Demonstration  An invisible ink demonstration will add fun to any Cub Scout meeting. If they haven't seen this before, it will really get their attention. This would fit in with any science themed meeting or a communications themed meeting.

 

Weather PinWeather Pin for Cub Scouts  Do you have a Cub Scout who loves to watch the weather? Or maybe he always knows the forecast for the next week. I have one Scout in my Webelos den who is fascinated by the weather. He has made his own weather website and even brings his weather radio to camp with him.

 

Cubmaster Minute – Science and Perseverance  The Cub Scout core value for the month of June is perseverance. Here is a brief Cubmaster minute to help Cub Scout understand why perseverance is important.

 

How to Grow a Sugar Crystal  Webelos must learn about crystals to fulfill requirement 10 for the Webelos Scientist activity badge. I did this activity with DS, LC, and ZM when they were working on this badge. They really enjoyed it. When making the crystals, make sure they keep adding sugar until it really won't dissolve anymore and it will be successful.

 

Printable Explanation of the Water Cycle  With all of the rain we've been having lately, this seems like a good time to post this aid to help explain the water cycle. I made this aid to help my Webelos when they were working on the Weather belt loop as a requirement for the Scientist activity badge. The material also fits in with the Weather merit badge.

 

A Simple Explanation of the Scientific Method   If you don't have a background in science, helping your Cub Scout out with this might seem a little intimidating. But the scientific method is really very basic and only involves a few simple concepts.

 

Geology Belt LoopGeology Belt Loop for Cub Scouts  If you know a rockhound, this belt loop would make a great activity for a Pack meeting.

 

Astronomy Belt LoopAstronomy Belt Loop for Cub Scouts  In honor of Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you!), today my focus is on the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Astronomy Belt Loop. Help your Scouts reach for the stars by encouraging them to work on this belt loop.

 

Weather Belt LoopWeather Belt Loop for Cub Scouts  Get your Cub Scouts outside to work on their Weather Belt Loop. If you don't have time to do this at a meeting, send a copy of the requirements home with your scouts.

 

Water Cycle Demonstration  This project will demonstrate the water cycle to scouts. This demonstration can be used with requirement 1 for the Weather belt loop for Cub Scouts or with requirement 6 for the Weather merit badge for Boy Scouts.