Cub Scout Resources

Cub Scout Camping Checklist

Cub Scout camping checklistIf your pack has new families, you might need to tell them what they should bring to your campout.  A Cub Scout camping checklist would be a great thing to share with them.

Before my pack’s first campout last fall, several new Cub Scouts emailed us to ask what they needed to bring.  Those of us who have been around for a while knew, but we forgot that some people wouldn’t know.

I decided to create a Cub Scout camping checklist for our pack and to share with you.  Continue reading

Cub Scout Requirements Updated

2015 Cub Scout RequirementsThe 2015 Cub Scout Requirements were updated in August 2015.  I compared the two sets of requirements using Adobe Acrobat Pro which generates a document showing you exactly what the differences are.

If you would like a copy of these updated requirements and the comparison document, sign up below.

There are five changes in the requirements.  They are:

    1. Code of the Wolf 4c.
      OLD:  Practice using a code stick to decode a message.
      NEW:  Practice using a code stick to create and decode a message.

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    Cub Scouting and the LDS Faith in God Program

    correlations between Duty to God and Faith in God

    Image courtesy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) supports Cub Scouting.  In fact, the church is the BSA’s largest chartered organization with over 10,000 Cub Scout packs across the country.

    According to the Scouting Handbook for Church Units
    in the United States, “Scouting can help young men and boys enhance close relationships with their families and the Church while developing strong and desirable traits of character, citizenship, and physical and mental fitness.”

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has its own  activity program, Faith in God, designed for children ages 8 through 11.  If a child completes all of the requirements, they will earn the LDS Faith in God award. Continue reading

    Attendance Sheet for Cub Scouts

    attendance sheet for Cub Scouts


    Recently, I shared my post about taking attendance at Cub Scout meetings on the Cub Scout Ideas Facebook page.  I asked that folks share their Cub Scout meeting attendance taking secrets.

    Kelly Alberts was kind enough to share a picture of her attendance sheet for Cub Scouts and an explanation of how she uses it.  Her idea is awesome!  I recreated it as a pdf so that you could download it to use as your meeting sign in sheet.  Just click on the link below. Continue reading

    Cub Scout Rank Requirements

    Sometimes, I get asked what kinds of activities that Cub Scouts do.  For packs, that’s an easy answer–camp, hike, service projects, etc.  But folks will ask what their son will be doing in their dens.  The answer is doing adventures to complete Cub Scout rank requirements.

    Most people won’t have a handbook around to give the parents an idea of what the dens will do.  And if you don’t have a child who has gone through that rank in the new program, it’s even harder to talk about the Cub Scout rank requirements. Continue reading

    Electronic Cub Scout Den Leader Guides

    leader guide collageDid you know that the Cub Scout handbooks are now available electronically?  Well, there’s more great news!  The leader guides are also available in Kindle format.

    You don’t need a Kindle to read Kindle books. There are free Kindle reader apps available for your tablet, smartphone or computer!  Just click on over to Amazon to download them

    The beautiful thing about having an electronic copy of your leader guide is that you can plan your Cub Scout den meetings from anywhere! Continue reading