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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

Cub Scouts Attend A Sporting Event

Cub Scouts Attend a Sporting EventDoes your son love sports–playing or watching them?  There are opportunities to do both in the 2015 Cub Scout program!

Three ranks include attending a sporting event with your den or family.  The requirements are:

Tiger Adventure: Games Tigers Play 4 – Find out how being active is part of being healthy. While at a sporting event, ask a player or coach why he or she thinks it is important to be active.

Wolf Elective Adventures: Paws of Skill 6 – Visit a sporting event with your family or your den. Look for ways the team works together.  Share your visit with your den. Continue reading

Cub Scout Games: Rattlesnake Game

Rattlesnake gameIf you need a fun, quick activity to do after a passive task, energize your boys with the Rattlesnake Game!

A milk carton or a paper bag is the rattlesnake.  Or if you left the milk carton at home like I did, look in your supply bin and grab something that’s about the same size to use.

Put your rattlesnake on the floor, and have the boys form a circle around it.  Each boy will grasp his neighbor’s hands. Continue reading

Cub Scout Community Service Projects and Involvement

Cub Scout Food DriveWhen I attended the Philmont training session for the new Cub Scout program, I heard a new term, participatory citizenship.  It encompasses civic awareness and patriotism, service and stewardship. This  topic was one of the organizing principles of the new Cub Scout program.

In the new program, a service project is included in a required adventure for every rank (and even some electives).  Here are the requirements: Continue reading

Cub Scouts Study Meteors

cub scout activities while watching for meteors

Photo by Trevor Bexon via Flickr.

According to the National Day Calendar, June 30th is National Meteor Watch Day.  It’s a day that “people turn their eyes to the heavens in hopes of spotting the glow of a falling star.”  It’s also a great day for your Cub Scouts to check off some requirements while they look for meteors.

Tigers can mark off one of the requirements for the elective adventure, Sky is the Limit, and Wolves, Bears and Webelos can complete a requirement for the Out of this World Nova award. Continue reading

Children and Hiking: Fun Games

children and hiking: fun games Hiking is a great opportunity to get outside with our boys.  Our pack has a hike every third Sunday.  We vary the location, length and difficulty so that everyone can participate.  We love to put the “outing” in Scouting by taking a long walk!

Sometimes if you tell an elementary school-aged boy that you’re going for a long walk, you might hear whining.  But tell them you’re going on an ABC hike or a scavenger hunt hike or a penny hike, and you just might pique their interest.

Having a themed hike can add an element of excitement.  Often, they can be done with few (if any) supplies.

I’ve compiled a list of different types of hikes that will spice up your long walk! Continue reading