Click on the links below to find the Cub Scout requirements and adventures for each rank. You’ll also find fun ideas for how to complete those requirements. Continue reading
Do you remember cootie catchers? Some of you may know them as fortune tellers. I used to love those things! I remember playing with my oldest friend, Susan, when we attended Brandon Elementary School. So fun!
Back in the day (and I’m not going to say how long ago that day was! HA!), we used these for fun. Now, cootie catchers are being used as learning tools. If you search for “cootie catchers” on Pinterest, you’ll find them for math, reading comprehension, an author’s purpose, the Bill of Rights, the scientific method, writing prompts and more. Continue reading
We all want our Cub Scouts to be safe especially when we’re doing outdoor activities. That’s why the Boy Scouts of America has compiled a list of the Cub Scout Six Essentials for Hiking. The essentials can also be used for other outdoor activities as well.
If you search online, you’ll find many different lists of hiking essentials. But how did these lists get started?
An outdoor recreation, education and conservation nonprofit organization called The Mountaineers published a book called Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills. Written by a team of over 40 experts, it’s considered standard reading for mountaineering and climbing. Continue reading
In the pre-2015 Cub Scout program, the Webelos Craftsman activity badge was my favorite of all the activity badges. The boys had opportunities to make very fun projects, and they learned valuable new skills in the process.
So, I was a little bummed when I realized that there wasn’t an equivalent adventure in the new Cub Scout program. As I read through the requirements, I discovered that there are several Webelos/AoL elective adventures that have the boys building or creating something.
These Webelos/AoL projects take time to complete–especially if you pick a project that is a little more advanced. However, don’t let that deter you from doing the fun projects that the boys really want to do. Yes, a craft stick picture frame is much easier to make than a cool Pinewood Derby car display, but which one will the boys still have 6 months from now? Which one will help him learn skills he doesn’t already have? Continue reading
The Tiger elective adventure is Family Stories, and the Webelos/AOL elective is Project Family.
Halloween is such a fun time for kids, and our pack meetings can make it even more exciting.
A couple of good Cub Scout Halloween skits are just the thing to get our boys in the spooky mood! 🙂 While I wasn’t able to find as many as I would have liked, I have compiled a couple for you. Continue reading
Halloween is just around the corner! Have your Cub Scouts decided what Halloween costumes they want this year?
Some years, pop culture gives them fun choices. In 2015, I’ll bet the summer release of the Star Wars movie inspired a lot of Kylo Rens. Kids will probably want to dress up in Pokemon Halloween costumes in 2016 because of the Pokemon Go game. Continue reading