BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Head West Young Man related to the value of Perseverance. For more ideas for use with this theme, see the bottom of this page.
Here is how the BSA plan suggests tying together this theme with this value:
Perseverance is defined as sticking with something and not giving up, even if it is difficult. As the pioneers headed west across this great country, they met many difficulties, yet they did not give up. Instead, they kept going, overcame the adversities they met, and helped to develop our wonderful country.
This Cub Scout pack meeting plan includes the following – all within a perseverance theme. See the meeting plan for details.
- Gathering activity – Pioneer word search
- Opening ceremony – Frontier
- A prayer about perseverance
- Skits – The Oldest Settler in the West and Frontier Life
- Audience Participation – Chuckwagon Cheer, Horse Applause, Bandanna Applause, Wagon Train Cheer, Coyote Applause, and Westward Ho Cheer, and Tickler Phrases story
- Activity – Den Demonstrations
- Chuckwagon recognition ceremony
- A “Perseverance” Cubmaster Minute
- A United We Stand closing ceremony
This book was recommended a few years ago when I went to Cub Scout BALOO training. I am not a “knot person”. I can watch someone do a knot and repeat it, but an hour later it is forgotten.
The story of the Pony Express at a Cub Scout level. Can be used to introduce the concept of storytelling.