Welcome Scouts and Scouters! Here you can find resources for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts), and Venturers. I also have ideas for games, crafts, recipes, ceremonies, songs, skits, themes and more.

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Do you have a Scouting question you can’t find the answer to? Contact me and I’ll share it so you can get answers from the Scouting community.

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  • Shoot! Scouts BSA Nova Award (Astronomy and Projectile Science)

    Shoot! Scouts BSA Nova Award (Astronomy and Projectile Science)

    Shoot! is the Scouts BSA Nova Award for investigating astronomy and projectile science. To earn this award, Scouts must complete one of their science related merit badges and learn about related topics such as space, aviation, and weather. Scouts also visit a museum or build a catapult, pitching machine, or marble run.

  • Combining Boys and Girls Dens in Cub Scouting

    Combining Boys and Girls Dens in Cub Scouting

    A reader is being pressured to combine boys and girls dens in Cub Scouting. With the changes to the BSA membership policies, how will we handle challenges like this? Read the article to see my answer.

  • Scout Recognition Certificate – Fill In Your Own Information

    Scout Recognition Certificate – Fill In Your Own Information

    A while back John M sent in a Webelos Crossover recognition certificate he had made to share with everyone. However, many readers have asked for an easy way to use this with their own unit, award, etc. Now we have it! I have taken what John sent and turned it into a certificate you can create with your own information. Since the you enter the information, you can use it for ranks, awards, merit badges, or whatever you like.

  • Cub Scout Trading Cards

    Cub Scout Trading Cards

    With baseball season right around the corner, let your Cub Scouts make their own trading cards with “Cub Scout stats”. This Cub Scout craft works great with any sports themed den or pack meeting.

  • The Aims of Scouting

    The Aims of Scouting

    The Boy Scouts of America enumerates four aims of Scouting – Character Development, Citizenship, Leadership Development, and Fitness.

  • Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge

    Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge

    Scouts learn how to “Be Prepared” while working on the Emergency Preparedness merit badge. They learn how to deal with situations like fires, automobile crashes, natural disasters, home emergencies, water safety, and more. They learn about community readiness plans for emergencies and explore the many careers related to emergency preparedness.

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  • Spud Game

    Spud Game

    This Spud game works well for a group of 8 to 10 Scouts. This goes with my Classic Outdoor Games theme. I’m sure many of us played this as children.

  • Camp Spaghetti Dinner

    Camp Spaghetti Dinner

    This is always a hit for an easy meal at camp. Webelos can make this pretty independently. Serve it with fruit, salad, and garlic bread.

  • Bear Cub Scout Visiting Scouts BSA Troop

    Bear Cub Scout Visiting Scouts BSA Troop

    A reader asks about letting a Bear Cub Scout visit a Scouts BSA troop activity.

  • Knot Terminology

    Knot Terminology

    It is helpful to go over knot terminology with Scouts before working on learning a knot. That way we have a common vocabulary to start with.

  • National Outdoor Award Hiking Segment Requirements

    National Outdoor Award Hiking Segment Requirements

    To complete the requirements for the National Outdoor Award Hiking Segment, a Scout or Venturer must be a learn about hiking and backpacking. Then he or she must spend some time practicing those skills, logging 100 or more miles of hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, or cross country skiing over time.

  • What’s In the Bag Game

    What’s In the Bag Game

    What’s In the Bag is a simple guessing game which can be adjusted for any meeting theme. Use it at a den meeting or a pack meeting.