Every Scout who is spending time outdoors should be familiar with the Outdoor Code. It is especially important for Webelos, Scouts BSA, and Venturers who are out camping regularly.
Other Cub Scout Awards
Even as winter approaches and it gets to cold for the Cub Scouts to get out tent camping, we can still get them outdoors on a day hike. Make sure your Cub Scouts know the 10 Outdoor Essentials.
Kim’s game is a traditional Scouting game which was introduced by Sir Robert Baden-Powell. It is based on a game describe by Rudyard Kipling. This version of the game helps Scouts learn what should be in a home first aid kit.
Emergency preparedness is part of every level of Scouting program. For younger Scouts, that primarily means knowing how to get help.
If your Webelos or Scouts BSA are working on first aid requirements, you can add in some fun by making a fake wound on a “victim” or two.
Leave No Trace is an outdoor ethics program which encourages responsible use of outdoor resources. The frontcountry guidelines are the guidelines for day-use areas like parks and trails.
Wolf Achievement 7 – Our Living World – is all about conservation. For requirement e, Wolf Cub Scouts are supposed to read some stories about people who are participating in conservation.
What is the best way to treat a knife cut? This article from Boy’s Life magazine explains how to stop the bleeding, clean the cut, and dress the wound.
Fire drills are encouraged throughout scouting programs, from the Lions to Scouts BSA. Print out a basic plan for conducting a home fire drill.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The NOVA Awards program combines knowledge of STEM concepts with hands on activities.
July 20 is Moon Day. It commemorates the day the first man walked on the lunar surface. Celebrate Moon Day with some fun space themed activities.
The Cub Scout World Conservation Award may be earned by Wolves, Bears, or Webelos (including Webelos working on Arrow of Light). They earn the award by working on their rank appropriate conservation and nature adventures. They must also participate in a conservation project.
The requirements for the Building a Better World adventure help Webelos learn about good citizenship and good stewardship of our resources. Webelos working towards Arrow of Light will learn about the flag, become more engaged in their communities, explore energy conservation, and develop leadership skills. Here are a few ideas to help you with this achievement. and some checkoff sheets .
January 2 is Science Fiction Day. This day encourages everyone to pick up a science fiction book and immerse themselves in a new reality. Science fiction encourages us to consider that the world can be different than it is now – better or worse – and our actions will make an impact on the future. So read a book, sing a song or play a game saluting Star Wars or Star Trek. Some books, songs, and games are suggested in this article.
Bear Cub Scouts observe wildlife and plants when they work on the Fur, Feathers, and Ferns adventure. They find out about endangered species and gardening.
Webelos will learn about the scientific method while working on Adventures in Science. They can explore astronomy, simple physics, electricity, basic chemistry, and other topics. They also learn about doing science safely.
Bear Cub Scouts make simple wooden projects while doing the Baloo the Builder adventure. They also learn about choosing the appropriate tool and tool safety.
The Critter Care adventure is all about pets. Bear Cub Scouts can do the requirement working with their own pet or they can learn about a pet they would like to own. They also get to find out what veterinarians do.
While working on the Spirit of the Water adventure, Wolves learn about water pollution and conservation. They also develop swimming and boating skills. Here are a few ideas to help you with this achievement. and some checkoff sheets .
belos learn all about geology and the earth while doing the Earth Rocks! adventure. They will find out more about rocks and minerals. And they will learn how to identify geological features on a map
For the Paws on the Path adventure, Wolf Cub Scouts learn about safe hiking, being good stewards of the environment, and maps. They also go hiking and observe signs of wildlife.
Webelos working on the Into the Wild adventure learn all about nature. They can choose to observe insects, reptiles, amphibians, fish, mammals, or birds. They also find out about ecosystems and the balance of nature.
Webelos learn about forestry while doing the Into the Woods adventure. They will study different types of trees and how they grow. They will also consider why trees are important and learn about ecosystems.
Bear Cub Scouts will learn all about fishing while doing the A Bear Goes Fishing adventure. They will learn about fish, regulations, and fishing equipment. Then they will spend some time trying to catch a fish.
While working on the Grow Something adventure, Wolf Cub Scouts will learn about plants and growing zones. They will also put their gardening knowledge into action by growing plants indoors or outside.