The New Year is traditionally a time for beginning again. The thoughts below can be used as a Scoutmaster or Cubmaster Minute to encourage Scouts to look forward to a fresh start rather than focusing on the past.
Yes I Can!
Yes I Can! is one of the Cub Scout themes for the core value of Positive Attitude. Here is what the program helps say about this theme:
“It doesn’t matter what you are doing—homework, Cub Scout advancement, or helping Mom set the table—doing your best with a Yes I Can attitude will make the job more fun and less stressful.”
So for this theme, you can encourage Cub Scouts to “do their best” and face challenging situations with a positive attitude.
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.