Category Archives: Cub Scout Basics

Printable Time Capsule Questionnaire for Cub Scouts

time capsule questionnaire for cub scoutsThe Webelos and Arrow of Light elective adventure, Looking Back, Looking Forward, is a fun way to show the Cub Scouts how the past has influenced the present.

One of the requirements is to “create your own time capsule.”  I’ll tell you more about the time capsules my son’s den created in a later post.

As I was planning the den meeting where we made them, I found lots of printable time capsule questionnaires.  But I wanted something that would help the boys remember their Cub Scouting career.  Since there isn’t anything like that, I decided to create my own!
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Campfire Date Night + Giveaway

Valentine’s Day is almost here, so it’s the perfect time to start making plans to celebrate with your loved ones.  Since we love our readers, a few of my blogger friends and I have joined together to show our love with some fun Valentine’s Day ideas and giveaways!

My idea is to celebrate Valentine’s Day in front of a romantic campfire.  But it’s on a Tuesday.  In February.  That means most of us probably won’t be camping.

You can still snuggle outside by a warm fire if you have a chiminea or fire pit.  I think that counts as a campfire even if there isn’t a tent in the background.  🙂 Continue reading

Review Cub Scout Requirements Often

Review Cub Scout Requirements
When my older son, Parker, was a Bear Scout, my husband worked on wiring a ceiling fan for our patio. He was connecting the electrical into an outlet in one of our bedrooms, and he called Parker into the room to watch.

With my husband’s help, Parker used a pair of pliers to bend the ground wire into a hook.  He then used a screwdriver to screw the outlet cover back on.

Just like that, Parker had completed part of the Bear Adventure: Baloo the Builder 1Continue reading

15 of the Most Awesome Cub Scout Leader Gifts

cub-scout-leader-gifts“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” ~Cynthia Ozick

Cub Scout leaders sometimes fall into this category. We appreciate what they do for our boys, but do we (and our boys) say thank you enough for our leaders’ dedication and hard work?

Leaders aren’t volunteering for the glory.  They just want our sons to have a great Scouting experience. But that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t show them our appreciation from time to time.

Whether you’re chipping in with the rest of the den families or purchasing a gift just from your family, you’ll find some great ideas in this Cub Scout leader gift guide. Continue reading

Cub Scout Position Trained Requirements

Have you wondered exactly what you have to do to wear the “Trained” badge that you see on some Cub Scout leaders’ left sleeve?

Since the online training has changed, what exactly do you need to take to ensure that you’re fully trained?

To answer these questions, the Boy Scouts of America has published a document with the requirements. Continue reading

Active and Passive Activities at Cub Scout Den and Pack Meetings

Active and Passive ActivitiesIf you want your Cub Scouts to feel like this poor kid, then keep them sitting at a table the entire meeting doing passive activities.  If you are a parent of a boy, you know that we can’t keep them sitting for long before boredom sets in.

But, we don’t want our den meetings to become a free-for-all either.  It’s important that the boys have both active and passive experiences.

One of the things I love about the 2015 Cub Scout program is that there is less emphasis on “school-like” activities and more emphasis on keeping the boys engaged–even during a “passive” activity. Continue reading

Printable Cub Scout Cards: Fun Resource

printable Cub Scout cardsI discovered this awesome printable Cub Scout cards on Etsy!  It is so cute, but in a rugged, Cub Scout way.  When I saw them, I knew they would be perfect to give to our Cub Scouts as we started the new year–especially the new Cub Scouts.

On a single page, you’ll find the Scout Oath, the Scout Law, the Cub Scout motto, the Outdoor Code, the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids, and the Scout slogan.  You can print the page and cut it so that you have individual cards for each of these.

The printable Cub Scout cards are a fun way to learn some of the things they need to know to earn their Bobcat rank.  The other boys can use them to review their Cub Scout basics.  Continue reading