A reader writes in looking for advice about convincing parents to sign their children up for the Cub Scouts. What ideas can you share with her?
For the Looking Back, Looking Forward adventure, Webelos learn about the past and create a time capsule.
For the Sportsman adventure, Webelos learn about sportsmanship and play individual and team sports.
For the Project Family adventure, Webelos learn learn about family history and discover different ways they can participate as a family member.
For the Moviemaking adventure, Webelos learn write a story and make a movie.
For the Maestro! adventure, Webelos learn about music from singing songs to musical instruments.
For the Into the Woods adventure, Webelos learn all about trees and the forest ecosystem.
For the Into the Wild adventure, Webelos learn about wildlife and the balance of nature.
For the Game Design adventure, Webelos create a game and teach somebody else how to play it. They also learn about Internet safety.
For the Fix It adventure, Webelos learn to do simple repairs and home maintenance.
For the Engineer adventure, Webelos learn about how engineers design new things and make two projects of their own.
For the Earth Rocks! adventure, Webelos learn all about geology and discover the many ways rocks and minerals are found in natural and man-made settings.
For the Castaway adventure, Webelos learn survival skills for situations where shelter, water, and electricity might not be available.
For the Build My Own Hero adventure, Webelos learn how to be a hero in their own communities, recognize real life heroes, and design their own superhero.
For the Build It adventure, Webelos learn about using tools safely and carpentry. Then they use what they have learned to build a project.
For the Aware and Care adventure, Webelos learn about the challenges faced by people with disabilities.
For the Art Explosion adventure, Webelos learn about all types of art – drawing, painting, sculpture, origami, digital art, graphic design, photography, comics, and more.
For the Aquanaut adventure, Webelos learn about safety in the water while swimming and boating and practice their aquatics skills.
For the Adventures in Science adventure, Webelos learn about the scientific method and explore some different areas of science.
A reader’s son has been asked to wait two months for his board of review. This does seem like a long delay for rank advancement.
For the Webelos Walkabout adventure, Webelos plan and carry out a three mile hike and complete a service project.
For the Stronger, Faster, Higher adventure, Webelos work to improve their physical fitness, play some games, and try a new sport.
For the Scouting adventure, Webelos find out what it will be like to be a member of a Boy Scout troop and they learn some outdoor skills.
For the First Responder adventure, Webelos learn some basic first aid and emergency preparedness skills.
For the Faith in Action AOL adventure, Webelos either earn the religious emblem of their faith or create and carry out a plan to strengthen their own beliefs.
A reader asks if Scout skills can only be learned at Scout events. While this is typical, if a Scout learned the skill elsewhere and can fulfill the requirement then it should be signed off.
In the Camper Arrow of Light core adventure, Webelos learn how to camp and outdoor skills such as geocaching, knot tying, the Outdoor Code, and Leave No Trace.
For this adventure, Webelos either earn the religious emblem of their faith or plan and take part in an interfaith service and explore their own beliefs.
Can a troop place requirements on how a Board of Review must be requested? For example, can a troop require that the Scout request the BOR by phone rather than in person?
In the Building a Better World Arrow of Light adventure, Webelos learn all about citizenship including about the rights and duties of citizens, local government, improving our communities through conservation, and connecting with Scouts in different countries.
In the Cast Iron Chef adventure, Webelos learn about healthy food choices and how to safely prepare food in an outdoor setting.
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.
The focus of the Environmental troop program feature for Boy Scouts is on the interdependence of living things.
Reader question: There is a cub in our pack that has no interest in the outdoors. He and I were talking about our upcoming family camp and he is dreading it. How can I help get him interested in being outdoors?
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.
The idea of this game is for each player to “use the force” to keep a balloon on a pool noodle light saber.
The engineering troop program feature helps a PLC plan a month’s worth of activities with an engineering theme.
Sleeping Guard is a fun game for a den. The object of the game is for the Scouts to be quiet enough to sneak up on a blindfolded guard and steal an object. Perfect for a bunch of noisy Cub Scouts!
The Fish and Chips and Vinegar song fits in well with this month’s Backyard Fun theme. It includes a reminder to keep our backyards free of trash! It would also fit in well with a conservation theme. The song is sung as a round. If you don’t know the tune, here is a YouTube video […]
Scouts today are familiar with many types of digital technology – the Internet, smart phones, tablets, computers. The Digital Technology merit badge teaches Boy Scouts how to use technology safely and responsibly.