One of the requirements for the Build My Own Hero elective adventure for Webelos and Arrows of Light is to “discover what it means to be a hero.” My first thought on how to do this was to talk about characteristics of heroes.
But most fourth and fifth grade boys have no interest in sitting around talking.
To make this activity a little more interesting, your Cub Scouts can build hero “sandwiches.” They make their hero sandwich by writing a trait of a hero on each ingredient. The ingredients are cut out and stacked up to make a hero sandwich! Continue reading →
In fact, some experts believe that heroes can help with character development. Some of the values that heroes exhibit are courage, honesty, civility, perseverance, loyalty, self-restraint, compassion, tolerance, fairness, respect for individuals, and responsibility.
I believe this is why BSA included adventures about heroes for Wolves (Hometown Heroes) and Webelos/Arrows of Light (Build My Own Hero). Both adventures start with identifying what it means to be a hero. This is a good opportunity to discuss why those traits are important. 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 →