Learning the Scout Oath and Law might seem intimidating when a boy first joins Cub Scouts, but add Legos, and it becomes a super fun activity! There aren’t many little boys who don’t love building things with Legos. And there aren’t many parents of little boys who haven’t stepped on a Lego. It hurts! 😃 [Read more…]
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. [Read more…]
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.
Denners can be selected through a variety of methods, but you should to include the boys in the decision so that they have some ownership in the process.
The boys can vote (by secret ballot or show of hands) to select the denner. Another option is give the boys a list of months, and have them fill out who will be the denner for each month.
In addition to the program changes, Cub Scouts saw another big change beginning June 1, 2015. Instead of the Cub Scout Promise and the Law of the Pack, Cub Scouts adopted the Boy Scout Oath and Law.
So, why was this change made? The Boy Scouts of America’s mission “is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.” By exposing our boys to the Scout Oath and Law at a younger age, they are more likely to live by those values. [Read more…]