A reader asks ” I am putting together a Leader Orientation for next year and was wondering what you would include, especially with the upcoming program changes.”
A reader sent in this question: “What if the troop committee board is planning everything and the Scoutmaster is out of the loop?”
Today is Veteran’s Day. I’d like to thank all of the veterans who have kept us safe and free over the years. If you have a Scouting event today, this is the perfect opportunity to teach your Scouts to thank these heroes.
The We Don’t Have a Skit skit is great because it can be used with any number of Scouts. It is also a good skit to do with younger Scouts because they don’t have to remember many lines.
A reader asks if it is OK to hand out the instant recognition beads for Cub Scouts at a pack meeting.
A reader asks about cutting the corners from a Whittling Chip card when the owner commits a safety infraction.
BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Gives Goodwill for the November core value of Citizenship – games, group activities, songs, and more.
If you look at the list of positions which can be used to meet the position of responsibility requirement for Star and Life, you will see that assistant patrol leader is not listed there.
The Discovery award is the second level award in the newly remodeled award system for Venturers. This award emphasizes participation, skill development, and goal setting.
A reader asks about how many requirements must be done at the first Tiger meeting. If you feel like you have too much material for one meeting, split it into two.
There are many preplanned programs available to PLCs who are planning meetings and activities for their troops. One of these is the Fishing Troop Program Feature .
The Venturing award is the lowest level award in the newly remodeled award system for Venturers. It is a joining award, with an emphasis on commitment and personal safety.
A reader asks “Our den leader does 90% paperwork and talking at den meetings on the items in the handbook. Is this they way it is or are there other packs and dens that do hands on activities to accomplish same goals? “
In a couple of weeks, our crew is going to Fall Fun Rally. This annual event, which started 41 years ago in the Greater St. Louis Area Council, claims to be the largest annual gathering of Venturers and Explorers.
A reader asks about helping an auditory learner with the Webelos requirements. Songs can be a big help to auditory learners.
By earning this award, Boy Scouts become more aware of the principles of Leave No Trace and the Outdoor Code and learn to have minimal impact on the environment when hiking, camping, and participating in other outdoor activities.
The focus of the First Aid troop program feature is learning to assess an emergency and practical first aid skills.
Cub Scouts and their leaders can earn the Outdoor Ethics Awareness award to start learning about being responsible citizens while outdoors.
Here are some water bottle holder projects I came across recently. Scouts will want to keep their water bottles with them when they can carry them in a water bottle holder they made themselves.
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 Marble Madness adventure, Bears learn all about marbles and play a variety of games with them, from ringer to marble mazes.
For the Looking Back, Looking Forward adventure, Webelos learn about the past and create a time capsule.
For the Grow Something adventure, Wolves learn about plants and gardening.
For the Stories in Shapes adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn about art and explore their own creativity.
For the Sportsman adventure, Webelos learn about sportsmanship and play individual and team sports.
For the Super Science adventure, Bears do some simple science investigations involving static electricity, buoyancy, and colors.
For the Paws of Skill adventure, Wolves learn about sportsmanship and using sports to stay physically fit.
For the Tiger-iffic! adventure, Tigers and their adult partners play games and can even create their own games.
For the Project Family adventure, Webelos learn learn about family history and discover different ways they can participate as a family member.
For the Salmon Run adventure, Bears learn swimming and boating safety rules and then go have fun in the water.
For the Spirit of the Water adventure, Wolves learn about water conservation and how to enjoy swimming and boating safely.
For the Tiger Theater adventure, Tigers and their adult partners learn about acting and theater, whether it be playing charades or putting on a simple play.
For the Moviemaking adventure, Webelos learn write a story and make a movie.
For the Robotics adventure, Bears investigate the many uses of robots and build their own robots.
For the Motor Away adventure, Wolves learn about planes, boats, and cars by creating their own models and making them move.
For the Tall Tales adventure, Tigers and their adult partners learn about folk history through tall tales. They also visit a historical museum or site.
For the Maestro! adventure, Webelos learn about music from singing songs to musical instruments.
For the Roaring Laughter adventure, Bears learn about humor and the art of making others laugh.
For the Hometown Heroes adventure, Wolves learn about citizens who are heroes in their local communities.
For the Tiger Tag adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners play some active games and think about what it means to be a good sport.