Scouting Program Archives: Cub Scout Core Values

Helps for working on specific Cub Scout core values.


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PhoneTell It Like It Isn’t Game  Every now and then people will contact me with a question about how I did this requirement or that. One question I have received a few times is "What are the rules for Tell It Like It Isn't for Tiger Achievement 4?" The instructions can be found in the Tiger handbook, but I think sometimes as den leaders we look at something and think it must be more complicated. Tell It Like It Isn't is the game most of us know as Telephone. Yes, it really is that simple.

 

American eagle with flagIdeas for July Pack Meeting – Courage  The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of July is Courage. According to the program helps courage is being brave and doing what is right regardless of our fears, the difficulties, or the consequences.

 

TreeBSA Tiger Den Meeting 5 – Let’s Go Outdoors and Song Time  This is the fifth in the series of Tiger den meeting plans provide by BSA. If you are using this series, it works best if you do the plans in order. So do the previous meetings before this one. This meeting plan covers Tiger Achievement 5 - Let's Go Outdoors. It also completes Tiger Elective 6 - Song Time.

 

CDCD Fish Craft  Instructions for a fish shaped craft made from old CDs. Make one or make several and put them together as a mobile.

 

US FlagBSA Wolf Den Meeting 1 - Bobcat and Your Flag  BSA provides den meeting plans for den leader on the Scouting.org website. Today, I am going to go through the first Wolf plan. This plan covers Bobcat and part of Wolf Achievement 2 - Your Flag. If you don't have any new Cub Scouts in your den, then nobody needs to earn Bobcat, but it doesn't hurt to review the material anyway.

 

ConservationDen Meeting Plan for Bear Achievement 6 - Take Care of Your Planet  One of the achievements in the "For Country" category is Achievement 6 - Take Care of Your Planet. This achievement can be really fun for your Bears to do as a den if you can team up with your chartered organization or another community organization. Find a place you can go to do some litter cleanup and plant a tree.

 

ScienceCubmaster Minute – Science and Perseverance  The Cub Scout core value for the month of June is perseverance. Here is a brief Cubmaster minute to help Cub Scout understand why perseverance is important.

 

Cub Scouts - Strong Values - Strong Leaders - Character CountsCub Scout Core Values  One of the three Aims of Scouting is character development. In the Cub Scouting program, character development is emphasized through twelve core values.

 

Boys RunningIdeas for June Pack Meeting – Perseverance  The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of June is Perseverance. According to the program helps perseverance is: Sticking with something and not giving up, even if it is difficult.

 

Webelos Athlete Activity BadgeDen Meeting Plan for Webelos Athlete Activity Badge  For this badge your Webelos have to do several fitness tasks. Then they are supposed to work on these skills on their own and then do the tasks again 30 days later to see if they improved. This is similar to the fitness requirements for the Tenderfoot badge and for the Personal Fitness merit badge which they will work on when they get to Boy Scouts.

 

Physical Fitness Belt LoopPhysical Fitness Belt Loop for Cub Scouts  Since health and fitness is the core value for Cub Scouts for the month of May, this might be a good time to introduce the requirements for the Physical Fitness belt loop. This recognition is part of the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program

 

Boys RunningCub Scout Perseverance Ceremony  The Cub Scout core value for the month of June is perseverance. This word might be unfamiliar to your Cub Scouts. This ceremony will help them understand the meaning of the word. This would work especially well as part of an opening ceremony.

 

MusicBazooka Bubblegum Song  This is one of DS's favorite scout songs. We hear this one a lot at camp, on hikes, and on hayrides. I'll warn you that when they start singing this, they tend to sing it over and over and over again. The best I can describe the tune is that it is sort of a rap style tune.

 

Tiger Cub ScoutsBSA Tiger Den Meeting 4 - Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe   This is an overview of the fourth Tiger den meeting plan from the BSA program helps. I've included some additional information I think would be helpful. The main focus for this meeting is the Go See it for Achievement 3. You will be going to a sporting event.

 

Character CountsWolf Den Meeting Plan for Achievement 12 - Making Choices  I found that the best way to make this fun was to turn it into a role play game. We started out with the Character Connection, and then we started going through the scenarios. We went through more than four. They really enjoyed doing them. And with a couple of the scenarios there was some lively discussion over what they should do.

 

PhonePhone Etiquette  Phone etiquette does not come naturally to most kids. It needs to be taught. Here are some very basic rules for talking on the phone. These could be used with Tiger Elective 26 - Phone Manners or Wolf Achievement 4 - Know Your Home and Community. It will also help Cub Scouts working on the Good Manners Pin.

 

FamilyWolf Achievement 10 - Family Fun  For most Cub Scouts, this will be an easy achievement to do at home with their families. But what if you are the den leader and you have one of those families in your den which never seems to be able to complete the requirements at home?

 

FitnessIdeas for May Pack Meeting - Health and Fitness  The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of May is Health and Fitness. According to the program helps health and fitness is: Being personally committed to keeping our minds and bodies cleanand fit.Cub Scouts will learn that it is important and easy to eat a healthy diet and how a fitnessprogram can be part of their daily routine.

 

FitnessBSA Tiger Den Meeting 3 - Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe (Food Pyramid and Fire Drill)  This is an overview of the third Tiger den meeting plan from the BSA program helps. I've included some additional information I think would be helpful.

 

Fishing Belt LoopFishing Belt Loop for Cub Scouts  If you have a favorite spot to go fishing in your neighborhood, take a look at the Fishing belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.

 

PocketknifeHiking Stick Craftsman Project  Cub Scouts love to get their pocketknives out and strip bark from fallen sticks. Why not make it into a project?

 

Inspiration and MotivationScoutmaster Minute - Honesty  Honesty is an important virtue. This brief inspirational thought can be used as a Scoutmaster minute to remind Scouts that it is better to be honest from the start than to try to cover our mistakes by shading the truth.

 

Praying handsIdeas for April Pack Meeting – Faith  The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of April is Faith. According to the program helps, faith is "Having inner strength and confidence based on our trust in God."

 

FrisbeeThe Versatile Frisbee  Many campers consider the frisbee an indispensable piece of gear for camp. How do you use your frisbee to improve camp life?

 

Mathematics Belt LoopMathematics Belt Loop for Cub Scouts  Today is 3-14. Happy Pi Day! In honor of this special occasion, let's take a look at the Mathematics belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.

 

CompassionCubmaster Minute - Compassion  The Cub Scout core value for the month of March is compassion. Here is a brief Cubmaster minute to help Cub Scout understand the meaning of compassion.

 

FamilyBSA Tiger Den Meeting 2 - Bobcat and Making My Family Special   This is an overview of the second Tiger den meeting plan from the BSA program helps. I've included some additional information I think would be helpful.

 

HammerDuct Tape Wallet Craftsman Project  I came across this idea and thought they would enjoy it. After all, what Scout doesn't enjoy using duct tape?

 

CompassionIdeas for March Pack Meeting - Compassion  The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of March is compassion. Compassion involves thinking about others.

 

CompassionShoe Advancement Ceremony  The Cub Scout core value for the month of March is compassion. The pack program helps have opening and closing ceremonies which involve shoes - for walking in another's shoes.

 

Praying handsScout Sunday and Scout Sabbath  Scout Sunday and Scout Sabbath are rapidly approaching. Scout Sunday is always the Sunday preceding February 8, or February 8 if it is a Sunday. The Saturday following Scout Sunday is Scout Sabbath.

 

ResourcefulnessIdeas for February Cub Scout Theme - Resourcefulness  The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of February is resourcefulness. How can resourcefulness be incorporated into a pack program?

 

Respect Ourselves, Others, and Our WorldCub Scout Gathering Activity - Core Values Crossword Puzzle  This is a crossword puzzle I made for a gathering activity for a den meeting. It's purpose is just to familiarize the Cub Scout with the 12 core values

 

Positive AttitudeCubmaster's Minute - Gandhi's Shoe  The core value for January for Cub Scouts is positive attitude. This Cubmaster minute uses a story about Gandhi to demonstrate what positive attitude means. You could even have a few den chiefs act this out while you tell the story.

 

Pet Care Belt LoopPet Care Belt Loop for Cub Scouts  If you have a pet, have your Cub Scout check out the Pet Care Belt Loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. He will have to take care of the pet for two weeks (a positive from any parent's point of view) and learn about his pet. Then all he has to do is make a poster about his pet and show it off.

 

Positive AttitudePack Meeting Ideas for January - Positive Attitude  The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of January is Positive Attitude. According to the program helps, this means being cheerful and setting our minds to look for and find the best in all situations.

 

CandleKwanzaa Candle Ceremony for Cub Scouts  This ceremony relates the seven principles of Kwanzaa to the values of Cub Scouting. It goes along well with the December theme of respect also.

 

US FlagThe Flag Remembers Christmas  You need to highlight the flag during this ceremony. Put a spotlight on it or have two scouts hold it up, or something like that.

 

Praying handsWolf Den Meeting Plan for Achievement 11 - Duty to God  Don't be afraid to talk about faith with your Cub Scouts. Even if your group represents very diverse faiths, they should be able to learn to talk about faith respectfully with each other.

 

Respect Ourselves, Others, and Our WorldIdeas for December Pack Meeting - Respect  The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of December is respect. At your December pack meeting, do something which helps Cub Scouts practice respect for others.