To get your Cub Scouts more involved in pack meetings, tell them that you’re going to start asking for two or three volunteers to tell a joke at the next meeting. It seems so simple, but Cub Scout pack meeting jokes are actually beneficial in several ways…
Practice Public Speaking
One of the biggest fears for many adults is speaking in front of a group. If boys can practice public speaking when they are young and in a safe environment, they may not be afraid of it as they grow older.
Energize Pack Meeting
We’ve all been at pack meetings where the boys became bored. Either the awards presentation lasted too long or the guest speaker was dull. Regardless of the reason, you have to do something to engage them. Asking one of the boys to tell a joke will definitely get the crowd laughing–even if the joke isn’t that funny to the adults.
Read Boys’ Life
If you don’t have some rules about the jokes that the boys are allowed to tell, you’ll wind up with an evening of potty jokes. Because Boys’ Life magazine is published by the Boys Scouts of America, the jokes will be appropriate for Cub Scouts. Simply instruct the boys that they are allowed to tell jokes that are printed in Boys’ Life. If they aren’t reading the magazine already, they will definitely start.
Cub Scouts from Tigers to Webelos will love being the comedian for the evening, so plan on making this a part of all your pack meetings.
Note: If your son doesn’t get Boys’ Life magazine, order it here or talk to your Cubmaster. In our pack, we include the price of the magazine in the annual dues so that all of our boys automatically get the subscription.
Yours in Scouting,
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