Grin and Bear It

Bear Grin and Bear itGrin and Bear It,
a Bear Required Adventure

The Bear Den Leader guide says, “In this adventure, Cub Scouts will learn the value of helping other people have fun.  The goal is to make sure all boys and leaders are wearing a grin!”

Read on to discover this adventure’s requirements and fun ways to complete them!


Complete at least four of the following.

  1. Play a challenge game or initiative game with the members of your den. Take part in a reflection after the game.
  2. Working with the members of your den, organize a Cub Scout carnival and lead it at a special event.
  3. Help younger Cub Scouts take part in one of the events at the Cub Scout carnival.
  4. After the Cub Scout carnival, discuss with the members of your den and your den leader what went well, what could be done better, and how everyone worked together to make the event a success.
  5. With your den, develop a thank-you cheer to recognize those who helped organize the Cub Scout carnival.

Fun Cub Scout Activity: Paper Plate Shuffle

Paper PlateThe lowly paper plate is something that should be in everyone’s Cub Scout den bucket.  Boys can turn them into puppets, frisbees, masks and drawing canvases just to mention a few.

They don’t need to be expensive–just a pack from the Dollar Tree.  If you have a few in your supplies, you can easily play a game to keep the boys busy during a lull in a Cub Scout den or pack meeting. Continue reading