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.
So how can you fit this into your pack program? Here are some ideas:
- Play some cooperative games. Here are a few ideas:
- Have a fireman visit. Learn how Scouts can cooperate with them to stay safe and by being prepared for an emergency. Firemen usually give very good presentations on this. Make sure they show them the fire truck. Our local fire department does a visit to our pack about every other year, and it is always a big hit.
- Similarly, you can have a policeman visit and talk about crime prevention.
- Have a local animal shelter or wildlife sanctuary bring some animals in and talk about what Scouts can do to help.
There is also a Cooperation Cub Scout pack meeting plan in the older program helps:
The plan includes
- A prayer about helping other people
- Helping Partners game
- The Snail game
- Cub Scout and Parent’s Promise recognition ceremony
- Cooperation Cubmaster’s minute
What are your ideas for cooperation?