I recently received some bandana product samples from Colter Co. with a request for a review. Love these! In addition to being practical and useful, these bandanas are also fun.
A reader asks for help managing unruly behavior at Cub Scout den meetings.
Raquel sent in this question: My Pack has moved to a new sponsor and we would like to retire the old pack flag that represents our old sponsor. Are there any ceremonies for retiring a sponsor pack flag? Thanks for the question Raquel. I have never heard of retiring a pack flag. Usually when we […]
A parent is looking for information about the requirements for Bobcat for his new Cub Scout, especially examples of the Scout sign, the handshake, and the “How to Protect Your Children” pamphlet..
This infographic , which will help you explain how to retire a flag, was created by A Stars & Strips Flag corporation .
Sometimes Scouts have trouble coming up with new ideas when planning meals for camp. Foil packs, hamburgers, hotdogs, repeat. Get creative with some new ideas. Read the article at Boys Life
A reader is looking for a compilation of Boy Scout songs on a CD or iTunes.
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. See the full article at Boys Life
John M sent in this certificate blank for use at your Webelos crossover. It would be appropriate for many different Cub Scout or Boy Scout achievements.
A reader asks for ideas for the troop gift exchange. I’ve listed a few of my own. Readers, add your ideas also.
What type of shirt do female den leaders wear? (yellow or tan)I want to get a shirt to wear so my Webelo Scouts understand and take pride in the uniform.
I recently helped put together a bobcat ceremony for our space derby. I couldn’t find one I liked, so I incorporated a lot of different ideas I had found plus my own. I think it’s worth sharing.
Marianna from Pack 377 in Fort Meade, MD sent in these two songs which she made up to help teach herWolves about square knots and overhand knots.
A reader asks about how Cub Scouts can make up requirements which the den already completed.
A mother asks ” I understand that I cant do his next advancements until after May graduation BUT can I keep doing electives and getting credit for them?”
A reader asks a question about a Scout parent threatening a leader. “The father of a scout show up at our door and threaten my husbands safety. “
A reader asks “Curious as to what others had done for the putting on a carnival (Bear Requirement for Grin & Bear It). Any ideas would be appreciated!”
A reader asks “Can someone please share with me how you run training for Chaplain’s Aide?”
A Wolf den leader asks a question about how to fulfill the Footsteps of Faith requirement. What do you do when the Cubmaster is opposed to the location you want to visit?
An unusal question: “Hi, my son is up for an eagle BOR very soon, and I was wondering what type of questions they ask parents. I was informed the scout steps out of meeting while the reviewers ask parents questions. “
Boy Scouts working on their Tenderfoot rank need to learn about poisonous plants. Being able to identify hazardous plants will help all Scouts who are in the outdoors, so this knowledge is not just for rank advancement. Take the quiz at Boy’s Life
This is the fourth in a series about the BSA Hornaday Award Program. In this segment, examples are given for project categories which were not discussed in the previous articles.
Sandie sent in this question: Where do I find the “Germ Song”, the Mucus demonstration and the Sneeze demonstration? Thanks for the question. These are all requirements for the Wolf Germs Alive! adventure. The song and instructions for the demonstrations can be found in the Wolf Handbook. The sneeze demonstration involves putting confetti in a […]
A reader asks “Does the BSA ever deny a charter during recharter, and for what reasons would they deny a recharter?”
A reader asks if she should wear a Boy Scout uniform. She is a committee member and religious emblems counselor.
This is the fifth and final article in a series about the BSA Hornaday Award Program. In this segment, the Hornaday award requirements for Venturers are described.
A reader asks about what is typically included in a pack budget. She is the new committee chair and most of the committee is also new.
This is the third in a series about the BSA Hornaday Award Program. In this segment, author Ken Zabel describes some of the Hornaday projects which members of Troop 319 completed. This article describes how the individual awards and the unit Hornaday awards were earned.
A reader asks some questions about scheduling Cub Scout adventures. What order works best? Should they finish one adventure before starting another?
This is the second in a series about the BSA Hornaday Award Program. In this segment, author William O’Brochta tells about how he learned about the Hornaday Awards and his efforts to earn the Hornaday Awards.
A reader asks “What should a new den leader know?” Here is my top ten list for new den leaders.
The fundamental purpose of the Hornaday Awards program is to encourage learning by the scouts and to increase public awareness about natural resource conservation.
A reader asks about age limits for merit badge classes. Are these allowed or is this an “additional requirement”?
A reader is looking for resources and support groups for parents of Scouts and spouses of Scouters.
This Bear den meeting plan covers most of the three requirements for the Bear Claws adventure. Bear Claws is all about pocketknives and whittling.
The song about the moose drinking his juice is a favorite for all ages. It works at a Boy Scout campfire or at a Cub Scout back to school program.
Learning the Scout Law will be more enjoyable with a Scout Law game. This game helps Scouts learn all twelve points of the law in order.
A reader has been told that the role of the pack committee chair is only to handle the recharter. Normally a pack committee chair would do much more than just fill out some paperwork each year.
When discussing pocket knife safety with Cub Scouts, they demonstrated their safety knowledge with a fake pocket knife made from cardboard.
Don’t be intimidated by the idea of going camping. If you are a novice, the key is to have some support from somebody who is comfortable “in the wild”.