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Heroes in History Theme (Honesty)

Mount Rushmore Sculpture With US Flag

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.

Here is how the BSA plan suggests tying together this theme with the value of honesty:

Honesty is paired with heroes because throughout history heroes have distinguished themselves as honest people. They gained the respect and admiration of others through their vision of how the future could be changed without using dishonest means to achieve their goals.

This Cub Scout pack meeting plan includes the following – all within a citizenship theme. See the meeting plan for details.

  • Gathering activity – I Am a Hero game
  • Opening ceremony – Heroes in History Speak Honestly
  • Johnny Appleseed Prayer
  • Welcomes and Introductions – Heroes in History Audience Participation
  • Henry Ford cheer, Paul Bunyan cheer, Casey Jones Railroad cheer, Grand Salute cheer, Hero cheer
  • American Heroes in History Advancement Ceremony
  • Christopher Columbus Cubmaster Minute

More ideas for the Heroes in History theme:

Four Facts Game

Four Facts game is an icebreaker game. It would also work well with any activity relating to personal history or storytelling. I think it could also be worked into a discussion about honesty.

When I Was Young Gathering Activity

“When I Was Young” can be used as one of the gathering activities for any meeting centered around a history theme or a photography or cinema theme. This also works well for a Blue and Gold banquet.

My Story Mystery Game

The My Story Mystery Game is a great way to get to know some “history” about a group of individuals. It makes a great icebreaker. It can also serve as an introduction to a discussion about oral history and storytelling.

Johnny Appleseed Song (Grace)

Here is a favorite Cub Scout grace – the Johnny Appleseed Song. This is a non-denominational grace which would be appropriate at any meal. And Cub Scouts always seem to enjoy singing grace rather than saying it.

Science and Perseverance Cubmaster Minute

Here is a brief Cubmaster minute to help Cub Scout understand why perseverance is important. It could also be used as a Scoutmaster minute.

A Scout Is Trustworthy

Scouts are known for their honesty. Saying “Scout’s Honor” is a way of saying “You can trust me”. Here are some ideas for the first point of the Scout Law. Add your own ideas about how “A Scout Is Trustworthy” to the comments.

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