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Wolf Adventure Trail

A reader asks “What is an adventure trail for Wolf Elective 18?”. An adventure trail is five activities or games set up in different areas of a park.

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Activity Patches

A reader asks “I have quite a number of different little patches that I would like to give out to my scouts. Is there a list with pictures of what these different patches would be awarded for? “

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Bear Electives and Arrow Points

Arrow points can be confusing. Each part of an elective counts toward arrow points. In addition, Bears can use the requirements from any achievements they did not do as part of the Bear badge.

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Interpreting Requirements

For requirements, the Scout must do the requirement as written. The Advisor, consultant, merit badge counselor, etc interprets those requirements to the best of their ability to ensure that the Scout fulfills them. They may not add to or subtract from the requirement.

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Award Check List

Do you happen to have an award check list like your Merit Badges? I love your format and would love to either have or put together a template.

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50 Mile Canoe Trip Pin

Reader Bruce asked “Does anyone know where I can buy a pin for scouts who completed a 50 mile canoe trip? I would ideally like a paddle shaped pin with 50 Mile on the paddle.”

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Board of Review Questions

Reader Shelley asked “I’m a new Troop Committee Chair and was wondering if anyone has some great questions that they ask their Scouts during their Board of Reviews?” Sometimes committee members struggle to come up with good Board of Review questions.

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Den Doodles

Den doodles are used to recognize Cub Scouts for participation in activities and any other behavior which needs encouragement.

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Carve the Pumpkin Halloween Song

If you have a den meeting or pack meeting near Halloween, then this song is a fun way to get everyone singing. And it is not just for Cub Scouts! This would be fun at any class party or Halloween party. It is not gory, so it is fine for very young children.

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Did You Ever Do a Den Meeting on Bullying?

This question was sent to me by reader Barbara: It has come to my knowledge that one of my boys (Webelos) is being bullied in school. Now, one of my new recruits is one of the bulliers. I would like to do a den meeting on bullying awareness. Maybe you can be of some help. […]

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Messengers of Peace

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.

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Arrow of Light Requirements – Camping

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 !

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Losing Interest in Boy Scouts

A reader asks “The fun is gone. I know Boy Scouts is different than Cubs, but is it supposed to be no fun? Is there a suggestion I can take to the Scoutmaster that might help him keep these boys interested?”

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