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.
Webelos Badge and Arrow of Light
Webelos is the Cub Scout program for boys in 4th and 5th grade. Find helps for the Webelos program on this page. Or use the links directly below to find the requirements and help for a specific Webelos activity badge.
A reader asks about how to involve younger Cub Scouts in the Blue and Gold activities to make it more engaging for them.
A reader asks about helping an auditory learner with the Webelos requirements. Songs can be a big help to auditory learners.
A reader asks if a Boy Scout may wear the religious emblem knot if he earned a religious emblem as a Cub Scout. Yes, he may.
Picture Telephone is a visual version of the classic telephone game. Our Crew recently played this during the Communication section of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews course.
Scott sent in this question: My son is home schooled and has to do the requirement for second class 9a. The drug awareness part. do you have any suggestions on what he can do to meet this requirement?
Aaron sent in this question “I am looking for ways to welcome Webelos into Boy Scouts at Pack Meetings, any ideas? Like a cross over, but not as formal.”
The Forces of Flight game would make a fun addition to a pack meeting for the Soaring the Skies Cub Scout theme. Use this game when the Cub Scouts have been sitting for too long and need to get up and move around.
Chip sent in this question: “Hi, We are looking to build a crossover bridge and was wondering if you know where we could find some plans Thanks, Chip”
A reader asks about what to do with the grommets after a flag retirement ceremony. What are your opinions?
Stephen made a light up Arrow of Light for his son and was kind enough to send in pictures and instructions if anyone else would like to make one.
A reader is looking for a tool to determine if an activity in the community corresponds/matches-up with a requirement toward an Activity Badge for Webelos.
Reader Beth asked “Should I do a Broken Arrow Ceremony for boys who have just come into Scouting in Webelos 1? I did one when the other boys earned the Bear in the Spring, but now I have 3 new boys.”
Here are some links which will help you with the food choices and menu planning requirements for the Webelos Fitness activity badge.
How do you do Cub Scout genealogy requirements when you have children from non-traditional families who may not know who their grandparents or even parents are?
The Boy Scouts of America joined the Messengers of Peace initiative in 2012. This program encourages Scouts around the world to work for peace by being a positive force in their communities.
I received this question from a reader: Hello, Is camping over night with a boy scout troop, a “must” for Webelos for the Arrow of Light badge? If they just participate in Boy scout led activities during the day, is that enough? Thanks !
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.
If you are out with a goal oriented group and you want them to take some time to explore, consider adding one or more additional hiking activities.
The Faith and Our Ancestors Game is an icebreaker activity with a genealogy twist. Players ask each other questions about how they think their ancestors lived.
Basic instructions for a very simple closing flag ceremony. This simple closing flag ceremony is appropriate for a den, pack, or other meeting.
Having a science themed meeting with your Scouts? Instead of a craft, make up a batch of silly putty. This stuff is stretchy and fun to play with.
This demonstration can be used to fulfill Webelos Scientist activity badge requirement 3. It could also be used as part of a demonstration of the scientific method or a science experiment for the Science belt loop and pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
In this picture bingo game, the cards have images of the states with the capitals on them. As each state name is called, players must try to find the capital on their card and mark it.
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.
Blisters are a common injury for outdoor and physical activities. Correct blister treatment can prevent further irritation. Learn blister first aid.
If your Scout is working on a geology badge, he might need use a mineral hardness scale such as the Mohs’s Hardness Scale Scratch Test.
In an egg drop challenge, Scouts try to design a container which can prevent an egg from breaking when dropped. This is an excellent project to get kids interested in science and engineering.
Plant a garden based on a pizza theme so you can make pizzas with fresh herbs, tomatoes, and your other favorite ingredients.
I recently received some Cobrabraid 550 samples to review. The bracelets I received were made of study paracord.
This would be a fun way to end a pack meeting or den meeting with a science theme. I guarantee that Cub Scouts will have fun blowing up balloons and letting them fly.
The Fast Food Song is fun for Scouts. It is an action song and would fit in well with a nutrition themed meeting.
Scouts can never do too many duct tape crafts! I found these very cute duct tape napkin rings and the instructions.
Use this demonstration for Webelos Scientist activity badge requirement 1: Read Bernoulli’s principle. Show how it works.It could also be done in conjuction with the Science Belt Loop and Pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
Faith is an important part of Scouting programs and religious emblems programs for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers reinforce what is stressed in the 12th point of the Scout Law
This simple experiment to demonstrate the scientific method is always a hit with the scouts. The results are not usually what they expect. Use this to fulfill requirement 2 for the Cub Scouts Academics and Sports Program Science Belt Loop.
Several years ago I attended a Cub Scout Pow Wow session on neckerchief slide crafts. They showed us a number of ways to make neckerchief slides from various materials.
If you are doing something related to forestry, you can make these tree shaped snacks to go with the theme. Or make them for something related to family trees.
Skits can be a great way to start an instruction program. They get everyone’s attention focused. This is a skit I saw at a camporee, but it would also work as an introduction to a session on fire building.
I posted a few ideas last year, but here are some more ideas for incorporating resourcefulness into your Cub Scout program.