Before going on a bicycle ride with a group of Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, or Venturers, review some bike safety and etiquette rules. Includes a printable discussion aid.
Tiger Scouts, Tiger Adventures, and the Tiger Badge
Printable helps for requirements:
Other helps for Tiger den leaders:
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Use dried gourds to make a birdhouse. If you didn’t grow any yourself, you can probably find some in your area at a farmer’s market or even a craft shop.
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.
If you want to add some fun to your meeting, perform a simple magic trick. Cub Scouts will love it.
Island tug-of-war is an adaptation of traditional tug of war which not only requires strength but also agility and balance. This game is appropriate for all ages from Cub Scouts to Scouts BSA to Venturers.
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.
In this relay, the Scouts are doing the laundry. They hang out towels on a clothesline and then bring them back in.
One of the requirements for Bear Elective 1: Space is to locate the North Star and two constellations in the night sky. This printable aid will help find it.
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.
This is a ceremony from an old roundtable handout. It would fit with any meeting where Cub Scouts working on improving their manners or are learning that words matter. Use it as a closing ceremony.
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.
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.
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.
This shortened version of the tall tale of Rip Van Winkle is appropriate for Cub Scouts
The story of the Pony Express at a Cub Scout level. Can be used to introduce the concept of storytelling.
Ahoy there me hearties! Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. So in honor of the occasion, I have a pirate game.
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.
In this game, players pretend they are wounded and go to the hospital to get fixed up.
Tiger Cub Scouts learn about good food choices and hygiene while working on the Tiger Bites adventure. They also help out at mealtime, learn some manners, and make a healthy snack.
On this day, all are encouraged to remember that washing hands with soap is a good way to prevent diseases. Another goal is to increase the awareness of the importance of the availability of hand washing facilities. Cub Scouts can work on their hygiene requirements. Scouts BSA and Venturers might want to learn about water challenges in some regions and think about how conservation efforts might help.
Here is a snack for your Cubs in the kitchen. This one is simple enough that they should be able to do most of it themselves.
Webelos learn about meal planning, budgeting, and shopping while working on the Cast Iron Chef adventure. They also prepare a nutritious meal and make a cooking fire. This adventure is required for the Webelos badge.
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.
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.
For the My Tiger Jungle Adventure, Cub Scouts get outside. They take a short walk and observe insects, birds, and other wildlife. They also plant a tree or make a birdhouse.
For the Bear Picnic Basket adventure, Cub Scouts make their own cookbook. They also learn about nutrition and prepare meals at home and at camp.
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 .