BSA has a list of bike safety guidelines on the Scouting.org site. The guidelines and procedures apply to all BSA unit, council, and national program activities involving bicycling.
Tiger Scouts, Tiger Adventures, and the Tiger Badge
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Here is a game to go with an aquatic theme. It can be used at your pack pool party or at a meeting focused on swimming skills.
When preparing for a campout, one of the most common questions from less experienced campers is “What should I bring?” This article from Boy’s Life magazine is a good list of must haves for that campout.
Doing a scavenger hunt while hiking will help scouts really explore the world around them while they are walking. This post includes a suggested list in printable format.
Cub Scouts love to help out at den meetings! A den job chart will help you spread the jobs around. Ideally each member of your den would have at least one job at every meeting.
Dealing with Scouts who won’t listen when somebody is speaking can be a real challenge. Here are some tips and a code of conduct to help them listen and ask questions respectfully.
I like the simplicity of the Scout Law. It is brief and therefore easy for youth to memorize. But it covers a lot of ground.
Flip the Bird tag is an active game which is a combination of tag and keep away. In it, a players work together to keep their friends from being tagged.
This month I am focusing on cycling. Helmets are required for all BSA cycling activities. It is important to note that this applies to adults also. Your helmet isn’t going to do you much good if it doesn’t fit correctly. Here are some guidelines.
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.
Whatever your story, I want to welcome you to the world of Scouting. If you haven’t been offered a mentor by your Pack, find one! Hopefully there is an experienced Den Leader there who will take you under his or her wing and show you the ropes.
Pinhole planetariums are fun for Scouts to make because the creation process involves hammers, nails, and flashlights. And they encourage Scouts to look up at the night sky to see what they have learned about constellations.
Having a secret code can be fun. There are several simple methods of coding communication so that only those who know the “secret” know what is being said.
Qwirkle is one of our family’s favorite games. It really is one of those games anyone can enjoy. Even though our sons are older now, we still play this on family game nights.
Helping Scouts look back at their family heritage fits in with the Turn Back the Time program theme. Scouts can download this family tree template to write in their family back to their great grandparents.
Here is another game for a large group of Scouts. This is fun for all age levels – from Cub Scouts to Scouts BSA to Venturers. Your older Scouts might try to employ some strategy when playing this game.
Before riding a bike, Scouts should know how to do an inspection of the bicycle and check that it is in working order. The checklist below will give you a good starting point. You will need to explain each step to the Scouts so they learn the terminology and why each part is important.
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.
This is basically a go fish game with different types of food. I liked how the kids talked about the different types of food they saw on the cards.
Scouting and sports go together. Many recognitions require that the Scout discuss sportsmanship. So what does good sportsmanship mean?
This a story about the cold winter when Paul Bunyan found Babe the Blue Ox. A few words and names are repeated throughout the story. Your audience will be divided into groups and assigned a word or name. Whenever they hear it, they must say something – loudly and with enthusiasm – and do an action. Cub Scouts usually enjoy these “action stories”.
The new Cub Scout program introduces the SCOUT water safety chant. This helps younger Scouts learn the rules for safe aquatics activities.
In addition to ranks and adventure pins and belt loops, Cub Scouts can earn other awards, including the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award, Cub Scout Nova and Supernova Awards, the Emergency Preparedness BSA Award, and the Cub Scout World Conservation Award.
Our pack might be doing a bike rodeo this year. I have visited these before, but we have never put one on ourselves. So I am researching possible “stations” which the kids can rotate through for the activity.
While working on the Good Knights adventure, Tiger Cub Scouts can learn about the Scout Law, create a code of conduct, learn how to work together, use recycled items to build a castle, or take part in a service project. Here are a few ideas to help you with this achievement. and some checkoff sheets .
The Fast Food Song is fun for Scouts. It is an action song and would fit in well with a nutrition themed meeting.
Before embarking on a boating activity with your scouts, make sure everyone is aware of the Safety Afloat guidelines.
Most Scouts are probably familiar with the “Build My Plate” model from school. To make the nutrition components of the Scout program more interesting, turn them into a hands-on activity.
This shortened version of the tall tale of Rip Van Winkle is appropriate for Cub Scouts
Tiger Cub Scouts learn about magic, science, secret codes, and other “mysteries” while working on the Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries adventure.