Cub Scout Service Projects

How to Be More Helpful with the Joy Maker Challenge

joy maker challengeCongratulations to James Mar!  He’s the winner of the Hasbro toys.

Helpful is the third point of the Scout Law, and Cub Scouts are helpful through their community service projects.  Did you know that your Cub Scouts can help even more people through the Joy Maker Challenge?

Hasbro and GenerationOn have partnered to create the Joy Maker Challenge.  It’s simple.  For every child and teen who volunteers between November 21st  and December 23rd, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to Toys for Tots up to 1 million dollars’ worth.

The goal of the Joy Maker Challenge is to have 100,000 youth volunteers.  Currently, they’re at about 1/3 of that.  I believe Cub Scouts can help them reach that goal! 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 Scout Environmental Service Project Ideas

Wolf Requirement 7E Stories
One of the Wolf Cub Scout requirements in the old program was designed to help the boys understand how they can help take care of our world.

While this is no longer a requirement in the new Cub Scout adventure program, we should strive to live by the Scouting Outdoor Code which says,

As an American, I will do my best to –
Be clean in my outdoor manners.
Be careful with fire.
Be considerate in the outdoors.
Be conservation minded.

In addition, every rank has a service project requirement. Get some great project ideas by reading about what other kids have done.

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12 Random Acts of Kindness Ideas for Cub Scouts

holiday good turn imageI’m sure most of you have heard about Random Acts of Kindness.  Ideas for these projects can be found all over the internet.

Every early November the past few years, I say to myself that we’ll do an act every day for the entire month of December.  Then the next thing I know, it’s the middle of December, and we haven’t done any.  I’m sure that hasn’t happened to any of you! 🙂 Continue reading

Cub Scout Service Project: Cubs Helping Cubs

Cub Scout/Boy Scout Uniform Exchange Facebook Group

Not long ago, I joined a Facebook group called Cub Scout Boy Scout Uniform Exchange.  It is run by Tom Polis, a Scouter with Boy Scout Troop 92 in Deleware.  Tom describes the group this way:

The Cub Scout Boy Scout Uniform Exchange is a place where Scout-Minded people can donate “experienced” scout uniforms for boys who are in financial need. Also a great place to “swap” Scout Patches and accessories, offer low-cost used uniforms and accessories, camping gear and even post your ISOs. Continue reading

Cub Scout Flag Ceremony at Local School

Flag Ceremony at schoolOur local elementary school has an assembly every month where they recognize some of the students who have shown good character.  The parents of those students are invited to attend the assembly which opens with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Last year, one of our den leaders suggested that our pack approach the school about presenting a flag ceremony and leading the Pledge of Allegiance.  We would have our Cub Scouts wear their uniforms to school.  We would be more visible in the community and could provide a service to the school. Continue reading