Kathy asks if a fifth grader who did not earn the Webelos badge can earn the Arrow of Light. Yes he can. The Webelos badge is not required for the Arrow of Light.
Reader asks what types of service projects can be used to fulfill service hour requirements.
A reader asks what to do when the money for the unit popcorn sale doesn’t add up.
Needra sent in this question: “My grandson who is 6 would like to join a tiger cub program. How do I find one in my area??” This one is easy to answer!
Debbie asks if winter camping is appropriate for Cub Scouts. The age-appropriate guidelines provide some insight. But how cold is too cold for Cub Scouts?
Rev. Jim sent in this question: “I was asked for do prayers for two cub scout packs for their Blue and Gold ceremony o the Crossover. where would I find appropriate Prayers. Thank you.” Thanks for the question, Rev. Jim. Since Cub Scouts should be familiar with the Scout Law, I suggest you use a prayer based on it.
Jen asks a question about adult leader succession. What do you do when it is not clear? What if issues such as “its always been done that way” and hesitance of new leaders arise?
Heather’s son wants to earn all of the merit badges. She is looking for a list of similar badges to help him along. I know it is difficult, but I recommend that you as a parent try to stay out of this process as much as possible. #BoyScouts #MeritBadges
During a Scoutmaster conference for the rank of Life, a Scoutmaster is requiring a Scout to answer questions from earlier ranks and merit badges, erect a tent, fold a tarp without wrinkles, keep track of paperwork and badges, plus other things. But a Scoutmaster may not add or take away requirements for advancement.
A reader is being pressured. With the changes to the BSA membership policies, how will we handle challenges like this? Read the article to see my answer.
John M sent in this certificate blank for use at your Webelos crossover. It would be appropriate for many different Cub Scout or Boy Scout achievements.
A reader asks about how Cub Scouts can make up requirements which the den already completed.
A reader asks for ideas for the troop gift exchange. I’ve listed a few of my own. Readers, add your ideas also.
A parent is looking for information about the requirements for Bobcat for his new Cub Scout, especially examples of the Scout sign, the handshake, and the “How to Protect Your Children” pamphlet..
A reader asks a question about a Scout parent threatening a leader. “The father of a scout show up at our door and threaten my husbands safety. “
A mother asks ” I understand that I cant do his next advancements until after May graduation BUT can I keep doing electives and getting credit for them?”
A reader asks “Curious as to what others had done for the putting on a carnival (Bear Requirement for Grin & Bear It). Any ideas would be appreciated!”
A reader asks “Can someone please share with me how you run training for Chaplain’s Aide?”
A Wolf den leader asks a question about how to fulfill the Footsteps of Faith requirement. What do you do when the Cubmaster is opposed to the location you want to visit?
Sandie sent in this question: Where do I find the “Germ Song”, the Mucus demonstration and the Sneeze demonstration? Thanks for the question. These are all requirements for the Wolf Germs Alive! adventure. The song and instructions for the demonstrations can be found in the Wolf Handbook. The sneeze demonstration involves putting confetti in a […]
This checkoff list could be used by a scribe to keep track of which Scouts have earned which merit badges or could be used by an individual Scout.
An unusal question: “Hi, my son is up for an eagle BOR very soon, and I was wondering what type of questions they ask parents. I was informed the scout steps out of meeting while the reviewers ask parents questions. “
A reader asks for help managing unruly behavior at Cub Scout den meetings.
A reader asks if she should wear a Scout uniform. She is a committee member and religious emblems counselor.
What type of shirt do female den leaders wear? (yellow or tan)I want to get a shirt to wear so my Webelo Scouts understand and take pride in the uniform.
A reader asks “Does the BSA ever deny a charter during recharter, and for what reasons would they deny a recharter?”
Two Cub Scout leaders ask about how to complete the faith related requirements with Cub Scouts who are raised in agnostic homes.
Like many skits, it has multiple versions. It is actually based on the book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.
Can a troop place requirements on how a Board of Review must be requested? For example, can a troop require that the Scout request the BOR by phone rather than in person?
A reader asks about what is typically included in a pack budget. She is the new committee chair and most of the committee is also new.