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?
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.
Boy Scout learn to appreciate and create art while working on the requirements for the Art merit badge. If you have a Scout with some artistic talent, he will probably love this badge.
This module is designed to help you explore how math affects your life each day. It provides an age appropriate program to get teenagers interested in mathematics.
Boy Scouts who prefer a hands on method to learning about the past should check out the Archaeology merit badge.
Boy Scouts learn about reaching for the stars when they work on the requirements for the Space Exploration merit badge.
This wilderness survival program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities with a focus on outdoor skills and survival techniques.
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.”
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
This science program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities with a weather and energy theme.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. . The engineering Nova STEM award for Boy Scouts is called Whoosh explores machines and motion.