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Designed to Crunch – STEM Award for Boy Scouts (Mathematics)

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This Boy Scout Nova award for mathematics focuses on using calculations to solve everyday problems.

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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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BSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan I – More Space

The Cub Scout Bear den meeting plan covers part of Bear Elective 1 – Space. Cub Scouts learn about constellations and satellites.

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Skating Merit Badge for Boy Scouts

Skating Merit Badge for Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts working on the Skating merit badge can choose to fulfill the requirements by ice skating, roller skating, or inline skating.

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Venturing World Conservation Award

The Venturing World Conservation Award recognizes young men and women who increase their awareness of conservation and its impact on the world community.

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1-2-3 Go! – STEM Award for Cub Scouts (Mathematics)

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The math award for Cub Scouts is called 1-2-3 Go! and focuses on calculations and secret codes.

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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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BSA Arrow of Light Den Meeting Plan 8 – Readyman

This idea from the Arrow of Light series of Webelos den meeting plans covers part of Readyman Activity Badge. This meeting focuses on first aid.

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Public Health Merit Badge for Boy Scouts

Public Health Merit Badge for Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts learn about their personal responsibilities and the community aspects of public health while working on the Public Health merit badge.

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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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Listening and Observation

If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk.
Robert Baden-Powell

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Character Connection Activities

A reader writes in asking for help with Character Connection activities. See my list of resources and add your own.

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BSA Tiger Supplemental Den Meeting Plan N – Display a Picture

BSA provides a set of Tiger den meeting ideas for Cub Scout den leaders. In this den meeting plan, the Tiger Cub Scouts make a picture frame

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Photography Merit Badge for Boy Scouts

Photography Merit Badge for Boy Scouts

The Photography merit badge is a great elective for Boy Scouts who enjoy taking pictures. Maybe your Troop Historian can earn this badge while he is taking pictures of troop events.

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November Pack Meeting Plan – Your Vote Counts (Citizenship)

The Your Vote Counts meeting plan features ideas for the core value of citizenship – games, group activities, songs, and more.

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Hang On! – STEM Award for Venturers (Engineering)

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The engineering Nova award (STEM award) for Venturers is called Hang On.

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Registering a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster

Reader Michael sent in this question: How do I go about registering an Eagle Scout in my troop as a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster?

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BSA Wolf Supplemental Den Meeting Plan I – More Make It Yourself

BSA provides Wolf den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders. Today’s plan is a supplemental den meeting plan in which Cub Scouts make a bench fork and a door stop

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Painting Merit Badge for Boy Scouts

Painting Merit Badge for Boy Scouts

Our local painters union does a skill center for the Painting merit badge every year. Boy Scouts learn all about the proper techniques for painting.

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Science Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts

This science program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities with a weather and energy theme.

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