Cub Scout Meeting Sign In Sheet

cub scout meeting sign in sheet


Recently, I shared my post about taking attendance at Cub Scout meetings on the Cub Scout Ideas Facebook page.  I asked that folks share their Cub Scout meeting attendance taking secrets.

Kelly Alberts was kind enough to share a picture of her sheet and an explanation of how she uses it.  Her idea is awesome!  I recreated it as a pdf so that you could download it. Just click on the link below. Continue reading

Cub Scout Den Supplies

Supplies for Den Meetings

You’ll want to collect some supplies for your den. Things such as crayons, markers, pencils, scissors and rulers are needed for many of our Cub Scout activities. During the back to school sales and clearance sales, I always grab some extras for the den. For example, I bought 24-packs of Crayola crayons for a quarter. I got 8 boxes and used the extras for the den. Continue reading

New Cub Scout Handbooks

New Cub Scout Handbooks
People often search for a pdf or electronic version of the Cub Scout handbooks.  I’m excited to tell you that BSA has made the new Cub Scout handbooks and leader guides available in a Kindle version.

If you don’t have a Kindle, don’t worry!  There are free Kindle reader apps available for your tablet, smartphone or computer!  Just click on over to Amazon to download them.  I’ve been reading Kindle books on my iPad for years. Continue reading

Cub Scout Six Essentials for Hiking

Cub Scout Six Essentials for Hiking

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

Temporary Cub Scout Patch Placement

Cub Scout Patch PlacementCub Scout patch placement is always a big question for parents–especially those temporary badges.  How can boys earn them and where do they go?

There are many opportunities to earn temporary badges.  When our Cubs participate in activities such as the annual popcorn sale, the Memorial Day flag placement or the Scouting for Food drive, they get a new patch.  Scouting anniversary events and camporees have patches for the attendees.  The boys who go to Cub Scout Day Camp get a patch.  Often, an organization such as a minor league baseball team will host a Scout Night and will give patches to the boys who are there.

But what are the requirements for Cub Scout patch placement of temporary badges?  The BSA regulations say that you can only have one temporary patch on your uniform at a time.  It is to be worn on the right pocket of the uniform shirt. Continue reading