Uniform and Flag

How Many Count as a Patrol?

Karen asked this question:
“How many boys from a Patrol does there need to be to qualify as doing “anything” as a Patrol?”

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Fun for the Family

BSA Family Award

Keith asked ” Is there a difference between the BSA Family Award and the BSA Fun for the Family Award? ” These are part of the same program, but like many BSA programs it has changed over the years.

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Boys Running

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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boys and pet dog

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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Wolf Family Emergency

BSA Wolf Supplemental Den Meeting Plan M – Family Alert

This idea from the wolf den meeting plans covers part of Wolf Elective 16 – Family Alert in which Wolf Cub Scouts learn about emergency preparedness.

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Tiger Cub Scouts

Gifts for Crossover for Tiger Cubs to Make for Boy Scouts

Reader Evelyn asked this question:

Our Webelos are crossing over to Boy Scouts and I was trying to think of a project for the tiger cubs to make or do for the boys crossing over? Just so that the TC can be a part of the excitement. Any ideas?

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cub scout arrow points

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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Litter to Glitter

February Pack Meeting Plan – Litter to Glitter (Resourcefulness)

The Cub Scout core value for the month of February is Resourcefulness. BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Litter to Glitter related to this core value.

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Pen Signature

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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Bear Cub Scout Boats

BSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan M – Boats

Because of the age appropriate guidelines for Cub Scouts, this meeting must be done as a part of a district or council event.

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Cubs with Flags

Another Citizenship Pack Meeting Plan

A Citizenship-themed Pack meeting need not be boring. Add a little fun to your teaching, and good luck!

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Litter to Glitter

February Cub Scout Theme – Litter to Glitter (Resourcefulness)

One theme for the February core value of Resourcefulness is a Litter to Glitter theme. Cub Scouts think of ways to use things we might otherwise toss away.

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Medicine Merit Badge for Boy Scouts

Medicine Merit Badge for Boy Scouts

If you know a Boy Scout who thinks he might want to be a doctor, have him look at the requirements for the Medicine merit badge

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Smiling Teenagers

How to Reboot a Venturing Crew

Karah asks “Is there anything I can do to bring new life to the Crew? ” Readers, what are your ideas for breathing new life into a Crew?

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Sportsman Soccer

BSA Arrow of Light Den Meeting Plan 12 – Sportsman

This idea from the Webelos den meeting plans covers part of the Sportsman Activity Badge. Webelos earn their Soccer Belt Loop during this den meeting.

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Gardening Merit Badge for Boy Scouts

Gardening Merit Badge for Boy Scouts

The Gardening merit badge helps Boy Scouts develop their green thumbs. While working on this badge, the learn all about growing plants.

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Crossover and Webelos Who Did Not Complete Requirements

A reader asks “What should we do if we know some of the boys won’t be continuing on to Boy Scouts? What about boys not completing AOL requirements? “

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Three Happy Boys

Combining Bears and Wolves

Tracy asked this question: Has anyone had experience combining the wolf and bear dens (due to low numbers)? Is it possible and what is the best way to do this?

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Mother’s Ribbons at Court of Honor

A reader’s troop is handing out mothers ribbons to some of the moms at a Court of Honor. How should this be handled since not every mom paid for a ribbon.

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Wolf Grow Something

BSA Wolf Supplemental Den Meeting Plan L – Grow Something

For this Wolf den meeting plan Cub Scouts take a field trip to a botanical garden. This plan covers part of Wolf Elective 15 – Grow Something.

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