Cub Scouts

Cub Scouts is a program offered by the Boy Scouts of America for boys in 1st through 5th grades. Find helps for the Cub Scout program on this page.

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Tiger Den Meeting Plan – Games Tigers Play

This Tiger den meeting plan covers most of the requirements for the Games Tigers Play adventure. This meeting is all about having fun and cooperating. For the final requirement, the Tigers can go to a sporting event. Note that it does not have to be a professional sporting event. There is nothing wrong with completing […]

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Animal Match Game: When Does It Sleep?

One of the requirements for the Lion Fun on the Run adventure is “Understand the importance of rest.” A suggested activity for this requirement is to discuss nocturnal and diurnal animals and play a matching game. I have made a set of cards to help you with this. #CubScouts #Lions #BSA

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Shipwrecked Games, Resources, and Crafts

Looking for games or resources related to pirates, desert islands, or sea ships? Check out this Shipwrecked theme page for ideas.  Many of these would work well with my Ocean theme or my Under the Sea theme for Cub Scouts. #CubScouts #Ocean #Shipwrecked

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Cool and Creamy Skit/Song

This is a funny skit just because it is so messy. I have seen this performed by camp staff many times. Cub Scouts love watching their counselors cover each other in shaving cream!

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Prayer for Blue and Gold Banquet

Rev. Jim sent in this question: “I was asked for do prayers for two cub scout packs for their Blue and Gold ceremony o the Crossover. where would I find appropriate Prayers. Thank you.” Thanks for the question, Rev. Jim. Since Cub Scouts should be familiar with the Scout Law,  I suggest you use a […]

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Service Project Ideas for Lions and Tigers (Cub Scouts)

Coming up with feasible service project ideas for young Cub Scouts can be a challenge. Lions (who are in kindergarten) need to do a good turn for the Pick My Path adventure. And Tigers (who are in first grade) need to do a service project for the Tiger Circles adventure.  There are many possibilities though.

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Holiday Meeting Ideas for Cub Scouts

Todd sent in some ideas his Cub Scout pack do for the holidays, including some games and a service project. What are your favorite Cub Scout traditions for this time of year? Packs which are chartered by a church might have faith based activities. Or if your pack includes Cub Scouts from different faith traditions, […]

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Make a Mbira from Bobby Pins

Almost Unschoolers shows how to make a mbira from bobby pins,  craft sticks, and thumbtacks. A mbira is a “thumb piano” of African origin.  Music is made by plucking metal tines.

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How to Make a Simple Rainstick

Kix cereal has an article which gives step-by-step instructions to make a rainstick from common household materials. A rainstick is an instrument which sounds like rain when you turn it.

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How to Make a Simple Rekenrek

This article shows how to make a rekenrek using foam board, pony beads, and pipe cleaners. A rekenrek is a visual tool to help children learn how to add and subtract via fives and tens.

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Circle Art for Tigers

This project uses circles to create window hangings. All you need is card stock, cardboard, scissors, and contact paper. And maybe some circular items for tracing. 

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Retiring a Pack Flag

Raquel sent in this question: My Pack has moved to a new sponsor and we would like to retire the old pack flag that represents our old sponsor. Are there any ceremonies for retiring a sponsor pack flag? Thanks for the question Raquel. I have never heard of retiring a pack flag. Usually when we […]

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