But I did find a requirement that building a catapult would meet! Continue reading
I have to admit that when I first heard the phrase “armpit fudge,” I was pretty grossed out! But after reading the recipe, I knew that the boys in my den would LOVE this! It tastes great, and it’s fun to make. Throw in the gross factor, and you have a winning combination! Continue reading
Knot tying is an essential skill for many outdoor activities. If they’re going to participate in them, every Cub Scout or Boy Scout needs to know how to tie knots.
But knots aren’t just for the outdoors. We usually don’t think about how we use knots at home. We tie our shoes, we tie a package and the boys tie their own ties. We can’t forget that for some folks, knot tying is a hobby.
In the Cub Scout program, Wolves, Bears and Arrow of Light ranks have knot tying in their required adventures. This post will help you find great resources to help teach the boys how to tie knots. Continue reading
The Arrow of Light is the highest rank a Cub Scout can earn. It is also the only Cub Scout badge that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform.
The Arrow of Light requirements are intended to help prepare the Webelos to become Boy Scouts. The requirements familiarize the boys with the Boy Scout Oath and Law and give them an opportunity to learn more about the troop. Continue reading
The Arrow of Light required adventure, Building a Better World, helps teach our Cub Scouts about participatory citizenship. But before they can contribute to their communities and our country, the boys need to learn more about how our form of government works.
Building a Better World asks the boys to “learn” about the rights and duties of citizens and to “discuss” the concept of rule of law. That sounds a bit like school, doesn’t it?
Instead of a boring lecture or a discussion with only blank stares, turn these activities into a fun competition. Continue reading
This post was sponsored by the Genius of Play. As always, the opinions are my own.
Tell a boy that Cub Scouts will prepare him to “make ethical and moral choices”, and you’ll probably get a blank stare. In his mind, Cub Scouting is a fun activity where he gets to play.
As adults, we sometimes forget that play has an important part in our child’s development. Many of the skills we want them to learn are easily taught through play.