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A Scout Is Cheerful

A Scout is Cheerful

A Scout looks for the bright side of life. She cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.

8th point of the Scout Law

A Scout has a positive attitude. She knows that even if plans don’t go as expected, something positive can come from it. Here are some ideas for the eighth point of the Scout Law.

Add your own ideas about how “A Scout Is Cheerful” to the comments.

lights camera action pack meeting plan

Lights Camera Action Pack Meeting Plan

The Lights Camera Action Cub Scout pack meeting plan features ideas for the core value of positive attitude – games, group activities, songs, and more while Cub Scouts take center stage.

Fresh Start Scoutmaster (or Cubmaster) Minute

This can be used as a Scoutmaster or Cubmaster Minute to encourage Scouts to look forward to a fresh start rather than focusing on the past.

Scoutmaster Minute – Cheerful Service

With Order of the Arrow elections approaching in the coming months, I though I’d share this Scoutmaster minute about cheerful service. It will help the troop remember what they should be basing their votes on and it should help current OA members remember the ideals they should be trying to live up to.

Gandhi’s Shoe (Cubmaster or Scoutmaster Minute)

This Cubmaster or Scoutmaster minute uses a story about Gandhi to demonstrate what being cheerful and having a positive attitude means. For Cub Scouts, you could even have a few den chiefs act this out while you tell the story.

Scoutmaster Minute – Hope for the Future

When I look at the young men and women I work with in Scouts BSA and Venturing, I have nothing but hope for the future.

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.

Newer version of Abracadabra!

More Pack Meeting Ideas for Positive Attitude

According to the old Cub Scout program helps, being cheerful is related to having a positive attitude: “Being cheerful and setting our minds to look for and find the best in all situations.”

Even More Pack Meeting Plans


Strike Up The Band

The Scout Law 1

The Scout Law

I like the simplicity of the Scout Law. It is brief and therefore easy for youth to memorize. But it covers a lot of ground. A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, Reverent.

What Is Scout Spirit

What Is Scout Spirit?

Scout spirit is mentioned in several of the requirements for Scouts BSA ranks. But what is Scout spirit and how does a Scout go about demonstrating it? Hint: Think about the Scout Law.

Trustworthy Tommy Song

Trustworthy Tommy Song

Scouts of all ages need to learn the Scout Law. This classic Trustworthy Tommy song will help them remember the twelve points of the Scout Law and to understand what the points mean.

A Scout’s Prayer by Lord Baden-Powell

This prayer is attributed to Lord Baden-Powell himself. B-P clearly believed that faith was an important component of his Scouting program. So while Scouting is not specific to any particular faith, there is a spiritual aspect to it. This prayer, based on the Scout Law, would be appropriate for most groups of Scouts.

Scout Law Prayer

A Scout is Reverent. This is another Scout Law prayer which incorporates the twelve points of the Scout Law.


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