AOL Building a Better World

Arrow of Light Adventure Requirements: Building a Better World

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.

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Webelos Cast Iron Chef

Webelos Adventure Requirements: Cast Iron Chef

In the Cast Iron Chef adventure, Webelos learn about healthy food choices and how to safely prepare food in an outdoor setting.

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Bear Claws

Bear Adventure Requirements: Bear Claws

Bear Claws is one of the Bear CORE Adventure Requirements. In this adventure, Bears learn how to use their pocketknives safely and carve a couple of items.

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Wolf Call of the Wild

Wolf Adventure Requirements: Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild is one of the Wolf CORE Adventure Requirements. Wolves go camping, learn some Scout skills, think about being prepared for outdoor adventure, and learn about Leave No Trace.

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Tiger Backyard Jungle

Tiger Adventure Requirements: Backyard Jungle

For this adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn to really observe the outdoors and see all of the life and activity that happens in nature.

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Youth Religious Emblem Knot

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.

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Environment Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts

The focus of the Environmental troop program feature for Boy Scouts is on the interdependence of living things.

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Hiking the 1000 Steps Trail

June Cub Scout Theme – Over the Horizon (Perseverance)

One of the Cub Scout themes for the June core value of Perseverance is an Over the Horizon theme. This program theme is based on hiking.

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Camping Equipment

Scouts Who Don’t Enjoy the Outdoors

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?

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Picture Telephone Game

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.

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Bicycling Belt Loop

When Must Belt Loop and Pin Requirement Be Fulfilled

A reader asks “In working on BL and pin requirements, do the scouts need to complete the requirements during a current “year” (their Wolf or Bear year for example)? ” The requirements are not year specific, so we have always allowed our Cub Scouts to work on the requirements at any time since they joined Cub Scouting.

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Use the Force Star Wars Game

The idea of this game is for each player to “use the force” to keep a balloon on a pool noodle light saber.

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Engineering Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts

The engineering troop program feature helps a PLC plan a month’s worth of activities with an engineering theme.

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Boys Running

May Pack Meeting – Backyard Fun (Health and Fitness)

BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Backyard Fun for the May core value of Health and Fitness – games, group activities, songs, and more.

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Kid Doing Silence Gesture Over White Background

Sleeping Guard Game

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!

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Fish and Chips and Vinegar Song

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 […]

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digital technology merit badge

Digital Technology Merit Badge

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.

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Campsites at Swift Base

Themed Summer Camps for Scouts and Venturers

Catholic Adventure Week, STEM Camps, Sea Scouts vs Pirates, camps for those who like to rough it, fishing camp, Eagle Trail camp, horse camp, and more.

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BSA Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Scott sent in this question: My son is home schooled and has to do the requirement for second class 9a. The drug awareness part. do you have any suggestions on what he can do to meet this requirement?

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Eagle Palms

Eagle Palms and Merit Badges

Steve sent in this question about Eagle palms: In terms of earning Palms. Do MB’s earned before getting Eagle count towards Palms?

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