STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The NOVA Awards program combines knowledge of STEM concepts with hands on activities.
This song goes along with yesterday’s Ticks on a Toilet Seat recipe. Sing while you snack and you can fulfill Tiger Elective 6, Wolf Elective 11f, or Webelos Showman requirement 9.
Kick the can is a classic game which combines tag and hide and go seek. This is a great wide area game for a large group. Use it as an activity at a pack campout or to add some physical activity to a pack meeting.
In this relay, the Scouts are doing the laundry. They hang out towels on a clothesline and then bring them back in.
A silly song to the tune of “Do a Deer” from The Sound of Music. Could be used to take a break in a den meeting or pack meeting or as part of a campfire program.
I’d like to wish all of the Scouter Mom’s out there a Happy Mother’s Day. Thanks for making a difference in the lives of our youth
We have always done this as a cheer with two groups. The idea is to see which group can be the louder. This makes a fun activity for a Pack meeting or a campfire program.
A reader recently wrote to me with this question about recognizing Eagle palms: “My son is about to get his 17th Palm before he turns 18. Is there some type of ceremony to recognized this similar to the Eagle COH?”
The fundamental purpose of the Hornaday Awards program is to encourage learning by the scouts and to increase public awareness about natural resource conservation.
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an intense week long leadership training class for youth
The Journey to Excellence Service Project initiative encourages Scouting units to carry out meaningful service projects.
Ahoy there me hearties! Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. So in honor of the occasion, I have a pirate game.
The Boy Scouts of America enumerates three aims of Scouting – Character, Citizenship, and Fitness.
A reader is looking for resources and support groups for parents of Scouts and spouses of Scouters.
A magic trick will add some fun to your meeting. For this simple trick you will need an accomplice who is capable of not telling everyone he is helping you.
One thing we have done in our troop which seems to motivate our Life Scouts a little is the Life to Eagle reports at every Court of Honor. Each Life Scout gets up in turn and tells what he has done since the last Court of Honor to try to advance and what he plans to do next on his path to Eagle.
I think that being elected by their peers is meaningful to many of our youth. The role of adults in these units is to train the youth leaders.
“A boy on joining wants to begin Scouting right away” – Robert Baden-Powell
This song is from the old program helps and fits in well with the Abracadabra program theme . Add some actions (shown in italics) and ham it up to get the Cub Scouts involved.
Our Cub Scouts participate in the local Scouting for Food program every November.
The three aims of Scouting are Character Development, Citizenship Training, and Mental and Physical Fitness. So how is citizenship incorporated into the Scouting programs offered by BSA?
Association with adults is one of the methods used in both Scouts BSA and Venturing. While these programs are youth-led, there are still adults present to mentor and help the youth leaders.
Here is another easy recipe for summer camp season. The only real trick to these is to cook them slowly so they cook all the way through.
One of the things I like about being a Scouter is getting to meet others who also want to help our youth. I recently got to do that when I was interviewed by Miss Shannon and Miss Liberty on the Moms In Scouting Service (MISS) Show.
Swift offers weeks of summer camp for Venturers and Explorers. Activities include water skiing, tubing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, rock climbing, rappelling, ropes challenge courses, horseback riding, mountain biking, rifle shooting, and archery.
The adults involved are very enthusiastic, which is great, but they tend to talk over the kids and take over the meetings. Some of the adults are keeping the kids form running the meetings successfully.
Since I often do reviews when I go camping, I thought I’d do an article about some of our experiences at John S. Swift Explorer Base. Swift is located at S -F Scout Ranch near Farmington, Missouri.
Scout Rank is the first rank earned by a young man or woman upon joining a Scouts BSA troop. It helps a new Scout learn the basics of Scouting and gets them off on a good start on the path to Eagle Scout. Find some helps and ideas for this rank here.
The three aims of Scouting are Character Development, Citizenship Training, and Mental and Physical Fitness. So how are physical and mental fitness is incorporated into the Scouting programs offered by BSA?
The three aims of Scouting are Character Development, Citizenship Training, and Mental and Physical Fitness. Today we look at how character development is incorporated into the Scouting programs offered by BSA.