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:
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pack Meeting Plan for Holiday Lights (Respect)
The Holiday Lights meeting plan features ideas for the core value of respect- games, group activities, songs, and more to help Cub Scouts learn about other cultures and traditions.
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.
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.
Cub Cafe Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan (Health and Fitness)
BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Cub Cafe related to health, nutrition, and fitness. "As Cub Scouts, we are personally committed to care for our minds and our bodies. One way we care for our bodies is by what we feed ourselves. By choosing Cub Café as a theme, we can emphasize healthier choices, thus reinforcing our commitment to care for our bodies."
Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan – My Family Tree (Reverent)
The My Family Tree meeting plan features ideas for the value of faith- games, group activities, songs, and more includes a Raingutter Regatta as the featured activity.
Pack Meeting Plan for Lights, Camera, Action (Positive Attitude)
BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Lights, Camera, Action related to positive attitude. The Lights, Camera, Action meeting plan features ideas for the core value of positive attitude - games, group activities, songs, and more while Cub Scouts take center stage.
Pack Meeting Plan – Be Aware and Care (Compassion)
The Be Aware and Care Cub Scout pack meeting plan features ideas for the core value of compassion- games, group activities, songs, and more.
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.
Ideas for Cub Scout Pack Meeting – Health and Fitness
One of the Aims of Scouting is Fitness. According to the Cub Scout program helps health and fitness is: Being personally committed to keeping our minds and bodies cleanand fit.Cub Scouts will learn that it is important and easy to eat a healthy diet and how a fitnessprogram can be part of their daily routine.
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!
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."
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.
Invention Convention Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan (Resourcefulness)
BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Invention Convention related to the value of resourcefulness, which relates to the Scout Law point of Thrifty.
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.
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."
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.
Hiking Troop Program Feature for Scouts BSA
The Hiking feature teaches Scouts how to prepare for a successful and safe exploration of locations near and far. Scouts learn to appreciate everything they see and experience around them as they hike trails in parks, the back-country, and urban areas.
April Pack Meeting Plan – Soaring the Skies (Reverent)
BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Soaring the Skies related to Scout Law point of reverent. The Soaring the Skies meeting plan features ideas for the value of faith - games, group activities, songs, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Amazing Games Cub Scout Theme (Cooperation)
The Amazing Games pack meeting plan focuses on how playing games together can encourage teamwork and cooperation. "considered the work of children, and games are an integral part of play. We learn to follow rules, take turns, get along with others, and most importantly we learn cooperation. Cooperation is working together toward a common goal."
Another Citizenship Pack Meeting Plan
A Citizenship-themed Pack meeting need not be boring. Add a little fun to your teaching, and good luck!
Pet Pals Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan (Compassion)
Compassion is having care and concern for the well-being of others. Others do not have to be people. This month we focus on having compassion for animals, especially our pets.
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.
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.
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.
February Pack Meeting Plan – Litter to Glitter (Resourcefulness)
BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Litter to Glitter related the value of resourcefulness. The Litter to Glitter meeting plan features ideas to teach kids about resourcefulness - games, group activities, songs, and more.
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.
Ideas for Pack Meeting – Cooperation
Cub Scouts enjoy working together. According to the program helps cooperation is: "Being helpful and working together with others toward a common goal. Cooperation is a key element in teamwork. Cub Scouts will gain a better understanding of the importance of supporting each other as they play games and learn new skills."
Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan for Courage and Hiking
According to the program helps courage is being brave and doing what is right regardless of our fears, the difficulties, or the consequences. There is a pack meeting plan for Courage from the program helps. This meeting plan focuses on hiking.
Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan – Dollars and Sense (Responsibility)
The Dollars and Sense theme can be used with the value of responsibility. Use this theme to reinforce the idea of using money responsibly with youth.
Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan – Go for the Gold (Perseverance)
The Go for the Gold Cub Scout pack meeting plan features ideas for the value of perseverance- games, group activities, songs, and more.
Ideas for Pack Meeting on Honesty
In the old Cub Scout program, one of the core values for Cub Scouts was Honesty. This relates closely to Trustworthy in the Scout Law. According to the program helps honesty is: "Telling the truth and being worthy of trust. A Scout is honest. As boys have fun and interact in their den and pack, they learn that honesty can simply be defined as a refusal to lie, cheat, or steal in any way. Honesty is simply the truth."
Ideas for a Pack Meeting about Faith
A Cub Scout is Reverent. According to the program helps, faith is “Having inner strength and confidence based on our trust in God.”
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.
Play Ball – Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan
Most Cub Scouts know all about their favorite baseball team. Why not have a baseball themed meeting then? Cub Scouts can learn about honesty while doing activities related to America's pastime. BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Play Ball related to this value
Cub Scouts Give Thanks Cub Scout Theme
The Cub Scouts Give Thanks related to Scout Law point of Reverent. See ideas to use with this Cub Scout program theme.
Over the Horizon Cub Scout Theme (Perseverance )
One of the Cub Scout themes for the value of Perseverance is an Over the Horizon theme. This is a pack meeting focused on hiking.
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.
Space: The New Frontier – Cub Scout Theme (Brave)
"t takes courage to explore a new frontier, to cast aside the comfort of the life we know to go forth and explore our universe. Our Cub Scouts show similar courage in exploring the options and challenges of their advancement in Scouting, which we know will help them grow up strong and courageous as they lead our complicated world and learn more about our universe."
More Pack Meeting Ideas for Resourcefulness
Cub Scouts learn to use the resources they have available. The program helps give this explanation of resourcefulness : "Using human resources and other resources to their fullest. Cub Scouts will gain the knowledge and the means to meet situations effectively whether they are working on a service project or completing a den activity.”
Pack Meeting Ideas for Compassion
Cub Scouts can learn to be kind and compassionate. The program helps give this explanation of compassion: "Being kind and considerate, and showing concern for the well-being of others."
Yes I Can Cub Scout Theme (Positive Attitude)
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.
Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan for Under the Big Top (Cooperation)
Cooperation is an important concept for children to understand. BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Under the Big Top related to this value. The Under the Big Top pack meeting plan features ideas for the core value of cooperation - games, group activities, songs, and more.
Ideas for Pack Meeting about Perseverance
Cub Scouts can benefit from learning how to hang in there when things aren't going our way. According to the program helps perseverance is: "Sticking with something and not giving up, even if it is difficult."
Destination Parks Cub Scout Theme (Health and Fitness)
BSA offers supplemental pack program ideas for each month. One of the older Cub Scout themes for the value of Health and Fitness is a Destination Parks theme.
Ideas for Cub Scout Pack Meeting on Citizenship
One of the Aims of Scouting is to teach Cub Scouts about citizenship. According to the program helps citizenship is: "Contributing service and showing responsibility to local, state, and national communities. Cub Scouts develop good citizenship when they are learning about respecting the flag and providing service to the community."
Stars and Stripes Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan (Respect)
BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Stars and Stripes which features ideas for the value of respect- games, group activities, songs, and more.
Ideas for December Pack Meeting – Respect
Talking about respect with Cub Scouts will help them understand the Scout Law points of "courteous" and "reverent". Here are some pack meeting ideas which helps Cub Scouts practice respect for others.