By now, all of you have heard about the new Cub Scout requirements modifications that were implemented at the beginning of December 2016.
The Boy Scouts of America now has created an addendum for each rank that lists all of the rank and adventure requirements, including those that weren’t changed. These documents will help us update our current handbooks.
Some of my Scouting friends who are involved at the national level tell me that BSA’s plan is to continue selling their current inventory of handbooks until it is deleted. When the book is reprinted, it will reflect the modifications. It’s my understanding that the addenda will be printed and distributed with each handbook that is sold, but I’m not sure when they’ll be available. Continue reading
Click on the links below to find the Cub Scout requirements and adventures for each rank. You’ll also find fun ideas for how to complete those requirements. Continue reading
I 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
Note: This document was updated in June 2015.
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With the Academic and Sports program (aka belt loops) being incorporated into the new adventures, many of us are concerned about program planning for multiple ranks. For example, we could offer a baseball or geography program where all boys–Tigers through Webelos–could earn a belt loop. The new adventure program isn’t set up that way. Continue reading
In the Cub Scout program, there is an emphasis on camping. My friend, Scouter Adam, reviewed the camping requirements on his blog and compiled the list for us. Another friend, Robert the Popcorn Guy, created this awesome Camping for Cubs chart using Adam’s information. Both Adam and Robert said that I could share their information with the Cub Scout Ideas readers.
You’ll find that going on a pack camp out is a requirement to earn your rank badge for Wolf, Bear and Arrow of Light dens. The only exception is for those packs whose charter organization doesn’t allow pack camping. Continue reading
Feel free to download these free printable Cub Scout information cards. They can be used at your pack’s sign up night or at any den or pack meeting. Continue reading
I’m always on the lookout for resources that can provide Cub Scout ideas! Not long ago, I ran across this great guide, KidVentures, which gives you 50 different ideas for outdoor activities you can do with your kids.
Jen Murray, the author, is the mother of quadruplet boys. As she says in her introduction, she has a “slight phobia of dirt,” but exploring the outdoors with her sons has helped her get that fear under control. 🙂 Continue reading