Scouting Program Archives: Boy Scout Program Features
Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Boy Scouts who want to learn more about reptiles will enjoy the Reptile and Amphibian Study merit badge. They will learn how to classify reptiles and find out about their habitats and how they live.
Special Cooking Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts The Special Cooking Troop Program Feature offers the opportunity to explore cooking with special equipment and techniques, including Dutch oven cooking, foil packs, and camp stoves.
The Noble Captain Kirk Song Everyone familiar with the Star Trek series knows how much they like to beam people back and forth the transporter. Sing this song as a tribute to the series.
Indian Lore Merit Badge for Boy Scouts The Indian Lore merit badge is a favorite for our first year Boy Scouts at summer camp. I can always tell which Scouts are working on the badge because they are usually walking around with a necklace with beads on.
Wilderness Survival Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Boy Scouts who like building their own shelters and making survival packs will enjoy the Wilderness Survival merit badge.
Leadership Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts This program feature offers the opportunity to explore different aspects of leadership. This would be an especially relevant program theme if your troop youth leadership elections are approaching.
American Heritage Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Boy Scouts who are interested in history can earn the American Heritage merit badge and learn about our past.
Physical Fitness Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts The physical fitness troop program feature offers the opportunity to introduce concepts of exercise diet, and healthy habits in a troop setting.
Caption Contest Gathering Activity An idea for your gathering activities for photography or camera themes is to have a caption contest with some silly or unusual photos.
Entrepreneurship Merit Badge for Boy Scouts The Entrepreneurship merit badge for Boy Scouts is all about what it takes to start a business. So if you know a Boy Scout who is thinking about starting up a lawn mowing business or some other enterprise, this is the badge for him. Some high schools have students start a small business as part of their program, so that would be a good opportunity to work on this badge also.
Citizenship Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts The citizenship troop program feature offers the opportunity to introduce concepts of history, flag etiquette, and responsibilities in a troop setting.
American Cultures Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Boy Scouts will learn to appreciate the rich cultural diversity of our country when they earn the American Cultures merit badge.
Rifle Shooting Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Many of our Boy Scouts earned their Rifle Shooting merit badges at our August campout. Shooting is always a popular activity for our Scouts.
Nature Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Boy Scouts learn about the connection between living things when they earn the Nature merit badge.
Safety Programs Feature for Boy Scouts The Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide suggests a Safety troop program feature for August 2012. This program feature offers the opportunity to introduce kids to safety programs in a troop setting.
The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation This story of the Constitution in graphic format will engage young readers who are seeking to learn more about the US government.
Insect Study Merit Badge for Boy Scouts The Insect Study merit badge makes a good elective for Boy Scouts who enjoy watching butterflies and observing tiny creatures on the ground.
Boating/Canoeing Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts Boating/Canoeing Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts: The focus of this program feature is on fitness, boating skills, and swimming skills.
Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Kit Nylon pouch, multi-tool, miniature light, hand saw, signaling mirror, survival blanket, fire starter, waterproof matches, cotton ball fire tinder, snare wire, emergency cord, waxed thread, fishing kit, sewing kit, pocket survival guide, and rescue instructions.
Motorboating Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Boy Scouts learn about motor boat operation and safety while working on the Motorboating merit badge.
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles (Multiple Locations Available) This is great for Scout units, because you can pick up the book and know you are going to be able to find something within a reasonable driving distance.
Papier-Mache for Kids Step-by-step, easy instructions show how to make pigs, cats, masks, monsters and more.
80-Piece Deluxe Art Set 80-piece deluxe art set including art supplies for drawing, painting and more
Making Amazing Art: 40 Activities Using the 7 Elements of Art Design Introduces children to the seven basic elements of design that will help them to take a piece of art from 'That's Nice' to 'Wow!'. These elements - line, shape, form, colour, value, texture, and space - are the building blocks that all artists use to create works from drawings and paintings to weaving and sculpture
Klutz Book of Knots I have to admit that knots are not my strong suit. This book has really helped me learn the various knots I needed to teach to my Cub Scouts.
Troop Program Features: Health Care Feature for Boy Scouts The Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide suggests a Health Care troop program feature for Boy Scouts for June 2012. BSA provides the troop program feature guides as a resource for Boy Scout troops.
Emergency Preparedness Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts The Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide suggests an Emergency Preparedness troop program feature for Boy Scouts for May 2012.
BSA Methods - The Outdoors One of the methods for Boy Scouts is “the outdoors”. Being outdoors presents Boy Scouts with challenges and adventures. Boys enjoy the independence of getting away from home and taking care of themselves.
Woodgas Camp Stove Review This is a self contained camp stove which burns twigs, charcoal, wood pellets, etc. It has a small battery powered fan to draw air.
Camping Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts The Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide suggests a Camping troop program feature for Boy Scouts. The focus of this program feature is on outdoor skills.
Assistant Patrol Leader Description and Self Evaluation The Assistant Patrol Leader is a youth member of a Boy Scout troop who is appointed by the Patrol Leader and leads the patrol in his absence. The position of Assistant Patrol Leader does not qualify for the leadership requirements for advancement. (See the leadership positions listed in the Star, Life, and Eagle requirements in the Boy Scout handbook.)
Journey To Excellence Service Projects The Journey to Excellence Service Project initiative encourages Scouting units to carry out meaningful service projects.
Hiking Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Either the Cycling merit badge OR the Hiking merit badge OR the Swimming merit badge is required for the rank of Eagle Scout. Boy Scouts who earn more than one of these badges may count the additional badges as electives.
Wildlife Management Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts A major concern in this country is vanishing wildlife and wildlife habitat. Some of this loss comes from a lack of knowledge about the creatures of nature.
First Aid Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Knowing first aid is a basic Boy Scout skill. Even if a Boy Scout doesn't use his first aid knowledge to save a life someday, at least he will have the skills he needs to take care of common injuries. And that will help him develop independence.
Webmaster Description and Self Evaluation The Webmaster posts information about troop outings, service projects, and other events to the troop and/or chartered organization website.
Sleeping Pirate Game This month I am featuring the Cultural Awareness Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts. The meeting plan for week two suggests playing Sleeping Pirate as a opening activity while the Scouts are gathering. This works well for this purpose since it doesn't require much equipment and additional Scouts can join in as they arrive.
Cooking Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Our Boy Scout troop is planning a campout in the spring based on the Cooking merit badge. I am a counselor for this badge, so I am working with the youth campmaster to help him plan the activities.
Tent Pitching Contest (Standard or Blindfolded) Tent pitching contests are an inter-patrol activity staple. To make it a blindfolded tent pitching contest, just add blindfolds. If you want, let one team member keep his vision, but he can only participate by giving verbal instructions to the others. This makes a good communications exercise also.
Citizenship in the World Merit Badge for Boy Scouts The Citizenship in the World merit badge is required for Boy Scouts to earn the rank of Eagle Scout