Reader Beth asked “Should I do a Broken Arrow Ceremony for boys who have just come into Scouting in Webelos 1? I did one when the other boys earned the Bear in the Spring, but now I have 3 new boys.”
In this den meeting plan from the Tiger den meeting ideas, the Tiger Cub Scouts visit a dentist for Tiger Elective 46 – Healthy Teeth and Gums.
Boy Scouts can learn all about mammals while working on the Mammal Study merit badge. This is one our Boy Scouts often earn at summer camp.
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.
The Making a Film skit is one of the most versatile skits in a Scout’s arsenal. It can be adjusted to any theme or holiday.
What should be on a service hours form for Scouts or units wanting to record their participation in service projects?
This Wolf den meeting plan is a supplemental den meeting plan in which Wolf Cub Scouts learn about colors and communicating through art.
A Cub Scout leader asks “We plan to have a party before the winter break and wanted to get each boy a little gift. Do you have any suggestions?”
Here are some links which will help you with the food choices and menu planning requirements for the Webelos Fitness activity badge.
This idea from the Webelos den meeting plans covers making the commemorative arrows which represent everything the Webelos achieved as Cub Scouts.
What do you which you knew when you started out in Scouting? What one piece of advice would you give to a new Scout parent?
This Bear den meeting plan covers part of Bear Elective 14 – Landscaping. Cub Scouts learn about using the beauty of plants.
The Passport to Other Lands Cub Scout pack meeting plan features ideas for the core value of respect- games, group activities, songs, and more.
Scuba BSA introduces qualified Boy Scout, Venturing, and registered adult participants to the special skills, equipment, and safety precautions associated with scuba diving;
Cindy asked if merit badges her son earned before attaining the rank of Eagle can be used toward Eagle palms.
This den meeting idea from the BSA Webelos den meeting plans covers part of Readyman Activity Badge.
The Theater merit badge will appeal to Boy Scouts who enjoy being on stage. Many have opportunities at school to do some of these requirements.
BSA offers supplemental pack program ideas for each month. One theme for the December core value of Respect s a Passport to Other Lands theme.
The TRUST award is the religious and community life award for Venturers. A young man or woman can earn this award by learning more about faith and service.
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.”
In this idea from the series of BSA Wolf den meeting plans, Wolf Cub Scouts learn about working smarter with machines. This plan covers part of Wolf Elective 8 – Machine Power.
Boy Scouts can practice their knot skills and build amazing projects when they work on the Pioneering merit badge. This is another one our Scouts often earn at summer camp.
This cooking program feature for Boy Scouts offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities with food and cooking theme. The featured activity for this month is a patrol feast.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This Boy Scout Nova award for mathematics focuses on using calculations to solve everyday problems.
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.
The Cub Scout Bear den meeting plan covers part of Bear Elective 1 – Space. Cub Scouts learn about constellations and satellites.
Boy Scouts working on the Skating merit badge can choose to fulfill the requirements by ice skating, roller skating, or inline skating.
The Venturing World Conservation Award recognizes young men and women who increase their awareness of conservation and its impact on the world community.
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.
Den doodles are used to recognize Cub Scouts for participation in activities and any other behavior which needs encouragement.
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.
Boy Scouts learn about their personal responsibilities and the community aspects of public health while working on the Public Health merit badge.
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.
If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk. Robert Baden-Powell
A reader writes in asking for help with Character Connection activities. See my list of resources and add your own.
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
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.
The Your Vote Counts meeting plan features ideas for the core value of citizenship – games, group activities, songs, and more.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The engineering Nova award (STEM award) for Venturers is called Hang On.
Reader Michael sent in this question: How do I go about registering an Eagle Scout in my troop as a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster?