Webelos need to learn about the Scout Law for their Webelos badge and their Arrow of Light Award. This classic Scout song is a fun way to help them learn it.
When a boy or girl joins a Scout troop, the first rank he or she earns is the Scout Rank. The requirements for this rank focus on the basics, such as the Scout Oath, Scout Law, patrol method, and advancement methods. Learning about personal safety is also a requirement.
Printable helps for requirements:
Find helps for the Scout Rank requirements below.
This book was recommended a few years ago when I went to Cub Scout BALOO training. I am not a “knot person”. I can watch someone do a knot and repeat it, but an hour later it is forgotten.
One thing which sometimes throws new Scouts (and their parents) off guard is the Scoutmaster Conference. What in the world is a Scoutmaster Conference? Am I going to have to tie knots? What if I get nervous and forget how?!!!
What steps can a parent take in encouraging a new Boy Scout who has just joined a troop with little or no previous Scouting experience?
The physical fitness troop program feature offers the opportunity to introduce concepts of exercise diet, and healthy habits in a troop setting.
I always tell my Scouts that of all of the things they can do to keep themselves safe, none is more important than the buddy system.
The citizenship troop program feature offers the opportunity to introduce concepts of history, flag etiquette, and responsibilities in a troop setting.
The subtitle is “An unofficial practical guide to Scouts BSA for parents and new leaders.” And that describes the book perfectly. If you know somebody who is new to the Scouts BSA program, then this would be a great resource to give them an overview of the program. Note that this book only covers the Scouts BSA program, not Cub Scouts or Venturing.
This question was sent to me by reader Barbara:
It has come to my knowledge that one of my boys (Webelos) is being bullied in school. Now, one of my new recruits is one of the bulliers. I would like to do a den meeting on bullying awareness. Maybe you can be of some help. Thanks.
It is helpful to go over the terminology with Scouts before working on learning a knot. That way we have a common vocabulary to start with.