This springtime craft could serve as a gathering activity at a den meeting. Use it to fulfill Tiger electives, Bear electives, a construction for the Artist activity badge, or for the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program Art pin.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The NOVA Awards program combines knowledge of STEM concepts with hands on activities.
If you want to add some fun to your meeting, perform a simple magic trick. Cub Scouts will love it.
The Animal Kingdom adventure introduces Lions to the concepts of service, responsibility, and citizenship. Here are a few ideas to help you with this achievement. and some checkoff sheets .
This makes a great snack for any space themed meeting. We used it when ZM’s den worked on Bear Elective 1 – Space. It can be a little messy, so we went outside.
John sent in this question: “Can a den leader serve as den leader for more than one den?” My understanding is that it is really not recommended.
You don’t need a lot of fancy materials to make these and they can be put together pretty quickly, so these could be done at a pack meeting or den meeting.
This is a fun song for a campfire or for some audience participation at a Pack meeting. Plus it encourages healthy eating habits!
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.
Here is some information about Pecos Bill written at a Cub Scout reading level. After they read the story, talk about how tall tales incorporated real ideas.
A few years back we had a Cubmaster who really enjoyed audience participation segments. The cornier the better! This is a classic along those lines. This would also work to help demonstrate the importance of clear communication when giving instructions.
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.
A reader asks “What is a pack meeting?” Can additional pack activities be considered the pack meeting for the month?
This time of year, Cub Scouts are looking forward to a winter wonderland. They have visions of snowy days with sledding and hot cocoa. And they dream of snow days. Build on this vision with a Winter Wonderland theme for your pack or den 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
For most Cub Scouts, this will be an easy achievement to do at home with their families. But what if you are the den leader and you have one of those families in your den which never seems to be able to complete the requirements at home?
A reader asked “Do you any applause that would work for the Bike Rodeo?” so here are an applause, a cheer, and a song you can use at your bicycle rodeo.
A brief explanation of the Webelos program. Den leaders can use this to give a mini-orientation to new Webelos parents.
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.
Instructions for a fish shaped craft made from old CDs. Make one or make several and put them together as a mobile.
A reader has been told that the role of the pack committee chair is only to handle the recharter. Normally a pack committee chair would do much more than just fill out some paperwork each year.
With the end of school just around the corner, Tigers might enjoy making friendship bracelets to give to each other. The bracelets are very easy and inexpensive to make, so each Tiger can make several.
Tall Tales was one of the activities my den enjoyed doing this past year. The only problem I had was finding versions of the tales which were appropriate for their age and reading levels.
My Webelos den has been working on their Showman activity badge. For requirement 2, they wrote their own puppet play.
The new BSA resource guides for dens and packs are available in PDF format online. I’m so happy to see they are not going to make us go to the Scout Shop and buy them.
A reader asks some questions about scheduling Cub Scout adventures. What order works best? Should they finish one adventure before starting another?
A reader asks “Isn’t it the responsibility of the committee to plan the year, and the Cubmaster to execute?” Ideally, the committee chair would work cooperatively with the Cubmaster, the activity chairs, and other committee members.
The newest theme for the July core value of Courage will be a Cubs in Shining Armor theme. This theme will revolve around the ideas of honor and service.