Looking for games or resources related to pirates, desert islands, or sea ships? Check out this Shipwrecked theme page for ideas. Many of these would work well with my Ocean theme or my Under the Sea theme for Cub Scouts. #CubScouts #Ocean #Shipwrecked
Cub Scout Themes
Program themes can be used to tie your pack or den program together and let your Cub Scouts focus on a particular area. Themes help to add interest to your program. You can use a theme for a month, a few months, or even return to it regularly throughout the year.
I’ll be adding more themes as time goes on. Here are some themes you can currently find on my site:
Todd sent in some ideas his Cub Scout pack do for the holidays, including some games and a service project. What are your favorite Cub Scout traditions for this time of year? Packs which are chartered by a church might have faith based activities. Or if your pack includes Cub Scouts from different faith traditions, […]
Know how to STOP when you are lost or separated from your group. Review this acronym with your group before going out on a campout or hike with your group. Being prepared can assist searchers who are looking for a missing person or group.
This infographic , which will help you explain how to retire a flag, was created by A Stars & Strips Flag corporation .
The Go for the Gold Cub Scout pack meeting plan features ideas for the core value of perseverance- games, group activities, songs, and more.
Flip the Bird tag is an active game which is a combination of tag and keep away. In it, a players work together to keep their friends from being tagged.
The Be Aware and Care Cub Scout pack meeting plan features ideas for the core value of compassion- games, group activities, songs, and more.
Stocking Surprise is an easy game for your Christmas themed meeting or party. It works with almost any age group. When choosing items for the “stocking”, think of all of the senses. Include something with a scent, or something which makes noise. Include it in your Christmas games this year.
BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Gives Goodwill for the November core value of Citizenship – games, group activities, songs, and more.
The idea of this game is for each player to “use the force” to keep a balloon on a pool noodle light saber.
BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Backyard Fun for the May core value of Health and Fitness – games, group activities, songs, and more.
The Fish and Chips and Vinegar song fits in well with this month’s Backyard Fun theme. It includes a reminder to keep our backyards free of trash! It would also fit in well with a conservation theme. The song is sung as a round. If you don’t know the tune, here is a YouTube video […]
The Forces of Flight game would make a fun addition to a pack meeting for the Soaring the Skies Cub Scout theme. Use this game when the Cub Scouts have been sitting for too long and need to get up and move around.
The Cub Scout core value for the month of April is Faith . BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Soaring the Skies related to this core value.
A reader asks about what to do with the grommets after a flag retirement ceremony. What are your opinions?
The Pet Pals Cub Scout pack meeting plan features ideas for the core value of compassion- games, group activities, songs, and more.
Nancy sent in this question: “I would like ideas for a winter camp that we either play inside or outside in the snow at a cub camp with 3rd year Beavers.”
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.
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?”
The Passport to Other Lands Cub Scout pack meeting plan features ideas for the core value of respect- games, group activities, songs, and more.
The Your Vote Counts meeting plan features ideas for the core value of citizenship – games, group activities, songs, and more.
How do you do Cub Scout genealogy requirements when you have children from non-traditional families who may not know who their grandparents or even parents are?
The Boy Scouts of America joined the Messengers of Peace initiative in 2012. This program encourages Scouts around the world to work for peace by being a positive force in their communities.
A reader asked “Do you any applause that would work for the Bike Rodeo?” so here are an applause, a cheer, and a song you can use at your bicycle rodeo.
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.
A while back, I posted the Fast Food Song. This week, I have a Star Wars song with the same tune. Sure, Star Wars isn’t science, but it is science fiction and it’s fun. That’s enough reason to use it to add some pizazz to any science themed meeting.
If you are out with a goal oriented group and you want them to take some time to explore, consider adding one or more additional hiking activities.
The Faith and Our Ancestors Game is an icebreaker activity with a genealogy twist. Players ask each other questions about how they think their ancestors lived.
The My Family Tree meeting plan features ideas for the core value of faith- games, group activities, songs, and more includes a Raingutter Regatta as the featured activity.
Basic instructions for a very simple closing flag ceremony. This simple closing flag ceremony is appropriate for a den, pack, or other meeting.
An idea for your gathering activities for photography or camera themes is to have a caption contest with some silly or unusual photos.
Use the Invention Convention Cub Scout pack meeting plan for February’s Cub Scout core value of Resourcefulness.
“When I Was Young” can be used as one of the gathering activities for any meeting centered around a history theme or a photography or cinema theme. This also works well for a Blue and Gold banquet.
Having a science themed meeting with your Scouts? Instead of a craft, make up a batch of silly putty. This stuff is stretchy and fun to play with.
The Cub Scout core value for the month of January is Positive Attitude. BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Lights, Camera, Action related to this core value.
This demonstration can be used to fulfill Webelos Scientist activity badge requirement 3. It could also be used as part of a demonstration of the scientific method or a science experiment for the Science belt loop and pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
The Holiday Lights meeting plan features ideas for the core value of respect- games, group activities, songs, and more to help Cub Scouts learn about other cultures and traditions.
The Cub Scout core value for the month of November is Citizenship. BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Fifty Great States for this core value.
In this picture bingo game, the cards have images of the states with the capitals on them. As each state name is called, players must try to find the capital on their card and mark it.
We always carve at least one Jack ‘O Lantern in October. We never let the seeds go to waste though. We roast them and eat them instead. These never last long in our house.