The Cub Scouts Give Thanks related to Scout Law point of Reverent. For more ideas for use with this theme, see the bottom of this post.
Here is how the BSA plan suggests tying together this theme:
In springtime we give thanks for the gift of the renewal of the natural world around us—the birds returning, seeds sprouting, daylight becoming longer each day, our friends and our family. We have faith that the world around us is renewed each year. Giving thanks is an expression of our having inner strength and confidence based on our trust in a higher power.
Download the Cub Scouts Give Thanks Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan
This meeting plan seems a little lighter on activities than the other plans, so if it doesn’t seem like you will have enough to fill your meeting, see the list on the upper right for some more ideas. This Cub Scout pack meeting plan includes the following – all within a faith theme. See the meeting plan for details.
- Gathering activity – similar to the Thankfulness Zone Cub Scout Gathering Activity I posted last month
- Opening ceremony – Faith
- A prayer of thanksgiving
- Song – Cub Scouts True (To the tune of Three Blind Mice)
- Applauses – Good Turn Applause and Heart and Sole Applause
- Activity – Den Demonstrations
- Special Gift recognition ceremony
- A Faith Cubmaster Minute
- A Thank You for Having Faith in Me closing ceremony
Faith is an important part of Scouting programs and religious emblems programs for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venturers reinforce what is stressed in the 12th point of the Scout Law
This makes a nice Scoutmaster Minute or Cubmaster Minute or even just a good reflection for a family gathering at this time of year. This is based on something in some old BSA program helps
The Boy Scouts of America joined the Messengers of Peace initiative in 2012. This program encourages Scouts around the world to work for peace by being a positive force in their communities.
An appropriate Cub Scout gathering activity for your den or pack will get your meeting off to a good start. This thankfulness zone gathering activity works well for Thanksgiving or the Cub Scout theme of Cub Scouts Give Thanks.
It is really important for kids to learn how to say “Thank You”. Gratitude is something which needs to be taught, and Cub Scouts is a perfect forum for doing this.
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.
This Thank You ceremony is based on one I found in some old program helps. It goes well with the older Cub Scouts Give Thanks supplemental program theme.