4 Reasons Why You Should Buy Your Cub Scout Handbook in the Summer

Before the summer comes to an end, get a copy of the Cub Scout handbook for your son’s next rank even if your den doesn’t meet during the summer.  Most of us don’t even think about buying any Cub Scout gear for the next rank until school starts and our dens begin meeting again.

However, there are great reasons to get the Cub Scout manual and read through it with your child.  Whether you’re a Cub Scout den leader or a Cub Scout parent, there are four benefits you’ll get by spending some time perusing the handbook for your son’s next Cub Scout rank. Continue reading

Cub Scout World Conservation Award

world conservation award imageEarning the World Conservation Award helps boys understand more about the wonderful planet we live on and how we all can do our part to take care of it.

Below you’ll find information about the Cub Scout World Conservation Award.  This award can only be earned once while a boy is a Cub Scout.  For example, if he earns it while he’s a Wolf, he can’t earn it again as a Webelos. Continue reading

Cub Scout Outdoor Activities at Local Parks

Nature Center Bat HouseWhen you’re planning your Cub Scout year, check out any local nature centers or parks. Many of them have great programming that you can consider. Most even have programs that are specifically for Cub Scouts.

I’ve found that the employees of nature centers are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their work.  And that enthusiasm rubs off on the boys.   Continue reading

How to Host a Cub Scout Geocaching Event

Geocaching Scouts
I love to geocache!
  It’s such a fun way to get outdoors with our families or friends.  So I was excited to see that it’s being incorporated into Cub Scouts.  Going on a geocaching adventure is one of the Arrow of Light required adventures in the new Cub Scout program.

Arrow of Light Adventure: Camper 6. Go on a geocaching adventure with your den or family. Show how you used a GPS unit or a smartphone with a GPS application to locate a geocache.

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