The Cub Scout core value for the month of December is Respect. BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Passport to Other Lands related to this core value. The Passport to Other Lands meeting plan features ideas for the core value of respect- games, group activities, songs, and more.
For more ideas for use with this program theme, see the Passport to Other Lands page.
The core value of Respect should still be the focus for the month. Here is how the BSA plan suggests tying together this theme with December’s core value of Respect:
Today we recognize that people of many different nationalities live in our communities. Learning about the ways of others helps lead to understanding, which in turn leads to respect. Respect means showing regard for the worth of something or someone. This month we focus on having respect for others by learning about the customs, religions, foods, and traditions of our friends from other countries.
Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan for December- Passport to Other Lands (Respect)
This Cub Scout pack meeting plan includes the following – all within a respect theme. See the meeting plan for details.
- Gathering activity – Other lands word search
- Opening ceremony – “Respect” Opening Ceremony
- Scouters’ Prayer/Song – sung to the tune of “O Tannenbaum”
- Snowflake cheer, World Brotherhood cheer, Leaning Tower of Pisa cheer, Fortune Cookie cheer
- Global round of applause, Italian applause
- Scouting Goes Round the World song – sung to the tune of “Three Blind Mice”
- Activity – Den Demonstrations about the customs, traditions, foods, and religions of different countries, World Friendship Fund option, cookie swap
- Games: Nsikwi (Africa), Clap Ball (Cameroon), Memory Relay (Great Britain), Circle of World Brotherhood
- Around the World Recognition Ceremony
- Actions vs Intentions Cubmaster Minute
- Goodbye in Many Languages Closing Ceremony