When preparing for a campout, one of the most common questions from less experienced campers is “What should I bring?” This article from Boy’s Life magazine is a good list of must haves for that campout.
Tiger Cub Scouts, Tiger Adventures, and the Tiger Badge
Click on one of the links below for helps, ideas, and requirements for working on a specific Tiger adventure
At this Tiger den meeting, Tigers plant a tree or other plant. Then they take a “one foot hike” and a longer walk with their adult partner.
This Tiger den meeting plan covers two of the five requirements for the Backyard Jungle Tiger adventure. The focus of this meeting is birds!
The new Cub Scout program introduces the SCOUT water safety chant. This helps younger Scouts learn the rules for safe aquatics activities.
If your Cub Scouts attended day camp or resident camp over the summer, you might want to encourage them to work on their Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award.
A reader asks how to approach games when the smallest kids are always “out” first and the stronger kids get to play longer.
With the updates to the Cub Scout program, many of the requirements for various awards need to be updated also. These are the new requirements for the Emergency Preparedness BSA award for Cub Scouts.
Cub Scouts love to help out at den meetings! A den job chart will help you spread the jobs around. Ideally each member of your den would have at least one job at every meeting.
Having a secret code can be fun. There are several simple methods of coding communication so that only those who know the “secret” know what is being said.
Flip the Bird tag is an active game which is a combination of tag and keep away. In it, a players work together to keep their friends from being tagged.
Cub Scouts and their leaders can earn the Outdoor Ethics Awareness award to start learning about being responsible citizens while outdoors.
For the Stories in Shapes adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn about art and explore their own creativity.
For the Tiger-iffic! adventure, Tigers and their adult partners play games and can even create their own games.
For the Tiger Theater adventure, Tigers and their adult partners learn about acting and theater, whether it be playing charades or putting on a simple play.
For the Tall Tales adventure, Tigers and their adult partners learn about folk history through tall tales. They also visit a historical museum or site.
For the Tiger Tag adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners play some active games and think about what it means to be a good sport.
For the Sky Is the Limit adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn about astronomy and do some star gazing.
For the Safe and Smart adventure, Tigers and their adult partners how to be safe at home and in emergencies.
For the Rolling Tigers adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn about bicycle safety, equipment, and laws. They also go on a bike ride.
For the Good Knights adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn about the Scout Law and knights, make a code of conduct, and participate in a service project.
For the Floats and Boats adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn boats, swimming, and water safety.
For the Family Stories adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn about their family heritage and make a family tree.
For the Earning Your Stripes adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners practice loyalty and good manners. They also do a service project.
For the Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn about magic, science, secret codes, and other “mysteries”.
For the Tigers in the Wild adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn some outdoor skills, go hiking, and participate in other outdoor activities.
For the Tiger Bites adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn about nutritious food choices, participate in mealtime chores and hygiene, and make a snack.
For the Team Tiger adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn how cooperation and pitching in can improve their homes and communities
For the My Family’s Faith adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners talk about faith and family and participate in an activity related to their beliefs.
For the Games Tigers Play adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn about teamwork while playing games. They also explore how active games and nutritious food keep us healthy.
For this adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn to really observe the outdoors and see all of the life and activity that happens in nature.
Two Cub Scout leaders ask about how to complete the faith related requirements with Cub Scouts who are raised in agnostic homes.
How do you do Cub Scout genealogy requirements when you have children from non-traditional families who may not know who their grandparents or even parents are?
A reader asked “Do you any applause that would work for the Bike Rodeo?” so here are an applause, a cheer, and a song you can use at your bicycle rodeo.
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.
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.
If you are out with a goal oriented group and you want them to take some time to explore, consider adding one or more additional hiking activities.
The Faith and Our Ancestors Game is an icebreaker activity with a genealogy twist. Players ask each other questions about how they think their ancestors lived.
The Fast Food Song is fun for Scouts. It is an action song and would fit in well with a nutrition themed meeting.
This is an icebreaker game. It would also work well with any activity relating to personal history or storytelling. I think it could also be worked into a discussion about honesty.
This is a ceremony from an old roundtable handout. It would fit with the Abracadabra program theme for Cub Scouts or for Cub Scouts working on the Good Manners Belt Loop and Pin. Use it as a closing ceremony.