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. The Play Ball meeting plan features ideas for the value of honesty – games, group activities, songs, and more.
Here is how the BSA plan suggests tying together this theme with the value of honesty:
It is easy to forget how important it is to be honest when one is playing a game and really wanting to win; however, a Cub Scout is a person who always tells the truth and is worthy of trust. This month we reinforce how important it is to be honest, especially when playing baseball with friends.
Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan for Play Ball (Honesty)
This Cub Scout pack meeting plan includes the following – all within a perseverance theme. See the meeting plan for details.
- Gathering activity – Make pennants or crossword puzzle
- Baseball and Honesty opening ceremony
- Baseball Prayer
- Take Me Out to the Ballgame song
- Run ons: Diamond Cutter, Baseball Bat, Fans, Batter, Short Stop, Home Run
- Den demonstrations
- Popcorn recognition ceremony
- Baseball Cubmaster Minute
- Good Sport closing ceremony
Scouting and sports go together. Many recognitions require that the Scout discuss sportsmanship. So what does good sportsmanship mean?
With baseball season right around the corner, let your Cub Scouts make their own trading cards with “Cub Scout stats”. This Cub Scout craft works great with any sports themed den or pack meeting.
Soccer Zipper Pulls (or any sport)
This soccer zipper pulls craft goes with any soccer themed party or gathering.I’ve outlined a basic idea below, but you can get creative and change it up however you want. They can use the colored beads at the bottom to represent their school colors or the colors for their favorite team.
It’s baseball season. If you are doing a sports theme with your Cub Scouts, why not make some baseball cookies?
First aid baseball is a fun way to review first aid skills with Scouts BSA and Webelos. There are instructions for the game and a set of question cards included in the printable file.
Homemade Sports Drink Powder Recipe
Sports drinks like Gatorade or Power Aid are designed to replenish the water and salt your body loses when you are active or exercising. You can mix up your own homemade sports drink powder to accomplish this for a fraction of the cost of purchasing these drinks by the bottle.
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