Cub Scout Archives: USA Cub Scout Theme

USA Theme for Cub Scouts

One of the Aims of Scouting is to promote citizenship. With a USA theme, Cub Scouts can learn more about our nation. They can explore its history and think about their rights and duties as citizens.

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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Flag Retirement and Grommets  A reader asks about what to do with the grommets after a flag retirement ceremony. What are your opinions?


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Red White and Blue Bread Braid Recipe  This is a recipe for cooking with Cub Scouts. This is a little more involved than some recipes I used with my Cubs, but they really enjoyed kneading the color into the bread. And even if the colors don't come out bright red, white, and blue, Cub Scouts will enjoy eating fresh baked bread.


Aims of Scouting – Citizenship  The three aims of Scouting are Character Development, Citizenship Training, and Mental and Physical Fitness. So how is citizenship incorporated into the Scouting programs offered by BSA?


The Flag Remembers Christmas  You need to highlight the flag during this ceremony. Put a spotlight on it or have two scouts hold it up, or something like that.


Bear Den Meeting Plan - What Makes America Special  This is a very easy achievement to cover in a den meeting. You can even do an extra requirement or two.


Respect Ourselves, Others, and Our WorldRespect Ceremony for Cub Scouts  The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of December is Respect. This is a simple ceremony which can be used as an opening or a closing for a meeting.


Cubmaster’s Minute: Threads and Flags  The core value for Cub Scouts in November is citizenship. Here is a Cubmaster's Minute which goes well with that theme. Use it at the end of your pack meeting.


Scouting For Food  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.


Wolf Den Meeting Plan for Achievement 2 - Your Flag  Wolf Achievement 2 - Your Flag - helps instill one of the three Aims of Scouting in our young Scouts - citizenship. By learning about how to properly display the US flag, they learn about respect.


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A Simple Flag Retirement Ceremony  When retiring a United Stated flag, some people will say that you must do it this way or that way, but according to the Flag Code, it just needs to be done with dignity.


Citizenship Football Game  The purpose of the game is to reinforce the ideas which are discussed in the Webelos Citizen activity badge.


Constitution Word Search Puzzle  In honor of Independance Day, here is a word search with vocabulary related to the United States Constitution.


Patriotic Napkin and Utensil Holder  Here is a simple craft for your Fourth of July celebration which is actually functional. This craft could be used to fulfill Tiger Elective 2.


Memorial Day  Yesterday we went out to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and participated in the 61st annual Memorial Day Good Turn. This event really seems to help our Scouts understand what Memorial Day is all about.


Raising and Lowering the US Flag  With Memorial Day approaching, it might be time to review how to raise and lower the United States flag. These are some basic rules for raising and lowering the US flag.