Although The Start Spangled Banner was written in 1814, it didn’t become our National Anthem until March 3, 1931 when a congressional resolution was passed and was signed by President Herbert Hoover.
Learning and singing our National Anthem will satisfy several Cub Scout requirements or electives. They are: Continue reading
Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, Rip Van Winkle and John Henry are just a few of the tall tales that your Cub Scout can learn as part of Bear Requirement 4.
According to Wikipedia, “a tall tale is a story with unbelievable elements, related as if it were true and factual.” Many American tall tales started with bragging contests between the men who settled the American Frontier. Continue reading
I have a confession to make. Our pack has traditionally been a “baggie and a handshake” pack, meaning that we typically hand out our awards by shaking hands with the boy as we hand him a baggie. My goal has been to change that.
I have been researching possibilities, and I read about a great idea using Frisbees. Unfortunately, I can’t remember where I first read about it, so I can’t give proper credit. Continue reading
As I began to prepare for my den’s Arrow of Light ceremony, I knew I wanted the boys to have a plaque with an arrow hanging from it. I discovered that we had two options for Arrow of Light arrows–we could make them ourselves or we could purchase them ready-made. For us, the ready-made option made the most sense.
I searched for arrows that were high quality yet at an affordable price, and I found exactly that with Vince’s Arrows. I ordered five arrows on a Sunday, and I got an email on Monday saying they had been shipped! Continue reading
February 15th is National Gumdrop Day. How fun is that?
Did you know that gumdrops can help Cub Scouts complete requirements or electives? Yep, they can! Whether the boys are making their own gumdrops or building with store-bought ones, they can mark off several activities!
Read on to find out how! Continue reading