Themes are a way to add pizzazz to a meeting or a month. They can get your families motivated to be more involved and try new activities. Here are some suggestions for Cub Scout themes:
Abracadabra Theme for Positive Attitude
The Abracadabra theme focuses on magic and positive attitude. BSA has a pack meeting plan for this theme and I have some other ideas to go along with it.
Winter Wonderland Cub Scout Theme
This time of year, Cub Scouts are looking forward to a winter wonderland. They have visions of snowy days with sledding and hot cocoa. And they dream of snow days. Build on this vision with a Winter Wonderland theme for your pack or den program.
Shipwrecked Games, Resources, and Crafts
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.
Cubs in Shining Armor Theme
The Cubs in Shining Armor theme revolves around the ideas of honor and service. So organize a summer service project. Knights went on quests, so you could have some sort of fun "quest scavenger hunt".
Jungle of Fun Cub Scout Theme
The Jungle of Fun meeting plan features ideas for the core value of responsibility - games, group activities, songs, and more to help Cub Scouts become responsible members of their Packs. This theme focuses on following the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Outdoor Code, and other codes related to the Law of the Pack.
Program themes let you add a focus to your Pack, Troop, or Crew program. You don’t have to do everything according to a theme, but adding a few theme based activities to your program will help tie things together.
Planting Seeds of Kindness Cub Scout Theme
This theme focuses on compassion. Cub Scouts learn about being kind to others. A pack meeting plan is provided along with other ideas.
Hometown Heroes Cub Scout Theme (Cooperation)
BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Hometown Heroes. The Hometown Heroes meeting plan features ideas for the value of cooperation - games, group activities, songs, and more to help kids learn to cooperate.
Cub Scouts Give Thanks Cub Scout Theme
The core value for the month of April is Faith. BSA has just released a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Cub Scouts Give Thanks related to this core value.
Fifty Great States Theme (Citizenship)
BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Fifty Great States related to citizenship. The Fifty Great States meeting plan features games, group activities, songs, and more to help Cub Scouts become good citizens in their Packs and communities.
Gives Goodwill (Citizenship and Service) Pack Meeting Plan
The Gives Goodwill meeting plan features ideas for the core value of citizenship - games, group activities, songs, and more. This theme has an emphasis on the importance of serving others in need.
Passport to Other Lands Cub Scout Theme (Respect)
The Passport to Other Lands meeting plan features ideas for the core value of respect- games, group activities, songs, and more. These focus on the value of respect.
Backyard Fun Cub Scout Theme
BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Backyard Fun related to the goals of health and fitness. The Backyard Fun meeting plan features ideas - games, group activities, songs, and more.
Science Theme for Cub Scouts
Cub Scouts love science! It is almost like magic to them. You can spark and interest in science with these ideas, achievements, and activities which are related to science.
Your Vote Counts Cub Scout Theme (Citizenship)
BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Your Vote Counts. The Your Vote Counts meeting plan features ideas for the value of citizenship - games, group activities, songs, and more.
Classic Outdoor Games Cub Scout Theme
Some games never go out of style. Add some fun and physical activity to your den or pack program with these classic outdoor games. Your Cub Scouts will have fun and your parents will appreciate the opportunity to release some energy.
Turn Back the Clock Cub Scout Theme (Resourcefulness)
A supplemental meeting plan theme called Turn Back the Clock was provided by BSA a few years ago. "When you look back in time, it is easy to find many examples of resourcefulness, using human and other resources to their fullest. Whether it is the Ice Age, the Wild West, the Space Age, or the 1950s, each time period had people with goals who used the resources available to them to make their lives better."
Cycling Theme for Cub Scouts
Riding a bike is a fun activity for all ages. Even younger Cub Scouts can have fun showing their skills by riding on a parking lot course. Training wheels optional!
Hiking Cub Scout Theme
Don't forget to put the "outing" in Scouting. Cub Scouts enjoy going hiking. Remember to pick a trail of an appropriate difficulty level for your age group. Webelos have a lot more stamina than Lions and Tigers. Here are some ideas to help with a Cub Scout activity or two centered around hiking.
Kids Against Crime Cub Scout Theme (Honesty)
Here is how the BSA plan suggests tying together this crime prevention based theme with the value of honesty. "Crime is often an act of dishonesty. Kids Against Crime focuses on the opposite of dishonesty—honesty. Honesty is all about telling the truth and being a person worthy of trust."
Aquatics Cub Scout Theme
Nothing is as fun on a hot summer day as being with your friends at the pool. These ideas will help you plan a fun aquatics activity for your den or pack. Just make sure you follow the BSA safety rules.
Head West Young Man Cub Scout Theme (Perseverance)
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.
Under the Sea Cub Scout Theme (Courage)
The oceans are the last unexplored frontiers on Earth. It takes courage to venture into undiscovered territory. Courage is also doing what is right regardless of the consequences. This month let us take our Cub Scouts under the oceans to explore and do what is right in caring for our last earthly frontier
Down on the Farm Cub Scout Theme
The Down on the Farm meeting plan features ideas for the core value of responsibility - games, group activities, songs, and more to help Cub Scouts become responsible members of their Packs. This theme focuses on Duty to God, Duty to Country, and Duty to Self.
Native American Cub Scout Theme
Introducing Native American themes to Cub Scouts can be a way to teach our younger Scouts how to appreciate different cultures. It should be done in a respectful way which honors the traditions of the First Americans.
Soccer Cub Scout Theme
Soccer is a popular sport because all ages can learn the skills needed to kick a ball. And as a bonus you do not need a lot of equipment. Add some fun, energetic activity to your pack or den program with these soccer ideas.
Chess Cub Scout Theme
Chess is a fun way to engage young minds. If the traditional method of chess seems too complicated, try a variant of the game which will still teach basic strategy. Here are some ideas for a chess Cub Scout theme.
Heroes in History Theme (Honesty)
BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Heroes in History related to citizenship. The Heroes in History meeting plan features games, group activities, songs, and more to help Cub Scouts learn the value of honest leadership.
Space Cub Scout Theme
Thinking about space can encourage the imagination and spark an interest in science and engineering. Cub Scouts find these topics fascinating.
USA Cub Scout Theme
Teaching citizenship is one of the Aims of Scouting. So here are some ideas for promoting knowledge of the United States of America and encouraging participatory citizenship.