A reader asks about how to involve younger Cub Scouts in the Blue and Gold activities to make it more engaging for them.
Webelos Badge and Arrow of Light
Helps for the Webelos Badge and the Arrow of Light for Webelos Cub Scouts.
The Cub Scout Gives Goodwill theme for the November core value of Citizenship centers around the idea of serving the community.
A reader asks about helping an auditory learner with the Webelos requirements. Songs can be a big help to auditory learners.
A reader who is a new Webelos den leader is confused about how many activity badges must be completed. We try to sort it out.
A reader asks if a Boy Scout may wear the religious emblem knot if he earned a religious emblem as a Cub Scout. Yes, he may.
One of the Cub Scout themes for the June core value of Perseverance is an Over the Horizon theme. This program theme is based on hiking.
Picture Telephone is a visual version of the classic telephone game. Our Crew recently played this during the Communication section of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews course.
Scott sent in this question: My son is home schooled and has to do the requirement for second class 9a. The drug awareness part. do you have any suggestions on what he can do to meet this requirement?
One of the Cub Scout themes for the May core value of Health and Fitness is a Backyard Fun theme.
Aaron sent in this question “I am looking for ways to welcome Webelos into Boy Scouts at Pack Meetings, any ideas? Like a cross over, but not as formal.”
This idea from the Webelos den meeting for the Sportsman Activity Badge, Cub Scouts learn about the game of marbles and earn their Marbles Belt Loop.
The Forces of Flight game would make a fun addition to a pack meeting for the Soaring the Skies Cub Scout theme. Use this game when the Cub Scouts have been sitting for too long and need to get up and move around.
Chip sent in this question: “Hi, We are looking to build a crossover bridge and was wondering if you know where we could find some plans Thanks, Chip”
One theme for the April Cub Scout core value of Faith is a Soaring the Skies theme. This theme focuses on depending on faith to reach lofty goals.
A reader asks about what to do with the grommets after a flag retirement ceremony. What are your opinions?
Kristy asked about Cub Scout badges and awards. The Cub Scout advancement program can be confusing. Here is an explanation, but it will be changing in about a year.
In this idea from the Webelos den meeting plans, Cub Scouts learn about cycling safety, go for a bike ride, and earn their Bicycling Belt Loop.
Stephen made a light up Arrow of Light for his son and was kind enough to send in pictures and instructions if anyone else would like to make one.
The BSA Cyber Chip program encourages Scouts to learn how to use their electronic devices safely. Some of the issues the program addresses are protecting personal information, cyber bullying, appropriate use of social media, cell phones, texting, and netiquette.
One Cub Scout theme for the March core value of Compassion is a Pet Pals theme. This theme focuses on taking care of our pet companions.
A reader is looking for a tool to determine if an activity in the community corresponds/matches-up with a requirement toward an Activity Badge for Webelos.
This idea from the Webelos den meeting plans covers part of the Communicator Activity Badge. Webelos visit a library, learn how to use computers, and earn their Computers Belt Loop during this meeting.
One theme for the February core value of Resourcefulness is a Litter to Glitter theme. Cub Scouts think of ways to use things we might otherwise toss away.
This idea from the Webelos den meeting plans covers part of the Sportsman Activity Badge. Webelos earn their Soccer Belt Loop during this den meeting.
This idea from the Webelos den meeting plans covers the Handyman Activity Badge. Webelos learn how to take care of bicycles and automobiles.
BSA offers supplemental pack program ideas for each month. One theme for the January core value of Positive Attitude is a Yes I Can! theme.
Reader Beth asked “Should I do a Broken Arrow Ceremony for boys who have just come into Scouting in Webelos 1? I did one when the other boys earned the Bear in the Spring, but now I have 3 new boys.”
Here are some links which will help you with the food choices and menu planning requirements for the Webelos Fitness activity badge.
This idea from the Webelos den meeting plans covers making the commemorative arrows which represent everything the Webelos achieved as Cub Scouts.
This den meeting idea from the BSA Webelos den meeting plans covers part of Readyman Activity Badge.
BSA offers supplemental pack program ideas for each month. One theme for the December core value of Respect s a Passport to Other Lands theme.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The math award for Cub Scouts is called 1-2-3 Go! and focuses on calculations and secret codes.
This idea from the Arrow of Light series of Webelos den meeting plans covers part of Readyman Activity Badge. This meeting focuses on first aid.
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?
This Cub Scout theme revolves around the ideas of citizenship, duties, and community service. Have a mock election in your pack. Find ideas here.
The Boy Scouts of America joined the Messengers of Peace initiative in 2012. This program encourages Scouts around the world to work for peace by being a positive force in their communities.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. . The engineering Nova STEM award for Cub Scouts is called Swing explores levers
I received this question from a reader: Hello, Is camping over night with a boy scout troop, a “must” for Webelos for the Arrow of Light badge? If they just participate in Boy scout led activities during the day, is that enough? Thanks !
This Webelos den meeting idea from the Arrow of Light series of Webelos den meeting plans covers part of Readyman Activity Badge.
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.