This month I am featuring a soccer theme for Cub Scouts. A soccer drill can make a fun gathering activity or an end of the meeting game for a soccer themed meeting. This drill emphasizes teamwork, dribbling skills, and passing accuracy.
Sports Troop Program Feature
Most Scouts crave physical activity. With this program feature, you can provide a variety of ways for them to get it. Many sports, both team and individual, are available in Scouting.
Use them to encourage your Scouts to become physically fit. Point out that only by becoming fit can they perform at their best level in any sport.
Stress teamwork, too. Obviously, team sports require each member of the team to act in harmony with the others. Even in individual sports, teamwork is important because often the individual needs the help of others in training for and practicing his sport.
Find the complete plans for the Sports Troop Program Feature on the BSA website.
If you are having a soccer or sports themed meeting, a soccer drill can be a fun way to burn of some energy. Soccer marbles is a three person soccer drill. It is simple enough for young Scouts.
When my den meetings were immediately after school, I often did a physical activity during the gathering time. The Scouts needed to run around and burn off a little energy before they were ready to concentrate on the den activities.
Scouting and sports go together. Many recognitions require that the Scout discuss sportsmanship. So what does good sportsmanship mean?
Sports drinks like Gatorade or Power Aid are designed to replenish the water and salt your body loses when you are active or exercising. You can mix up your own powdered mix to accomplish this for a fraction of the cost of purchasing these drinks by the bottle.
The Scoutmaster, Senior Patrol Leader, and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader work together to develop long term plans for a Boy Scout troop. One thing which can help with this is the BSA troop program features.
I think the biggest barrier to our scouts earning this badge is the cost. But for those who have the means, this is a really fun badge
We all know Scouts who are trying to juggle their Scouting activities with other commitments. In many cases, this might mean finding time for Scouting and sports. So help your Scouts find a way to make them complement each other. Introduce them to the Sports merit badge.
Boy Scout program features let a troop to plan its meetings around a theme.