Find all of the Cub Scout rank and adventure requirements here! Discover fun activities that can be used to complete those requirements.
Ahoy, mateys! Need some fun pirate skits for your Cub Scouts? Check out these scripts for 7 skits and audience participation stories.
Cub Scout volunteers often find amazing opportunities for their packs. Find out about the inspiring event that Patrick Burke’s pack participated in.
Use these fun Pinewood Derby food ideas to turn your race into a party! Your Cub Scouts and siblings will love the festive refreshments and treats.
Need some Pinewood Derby refreshments that Cub Scouts will love? Check out the car and stop light made from Rice Krispie treats!
Add some excitement to the big race with these 4 healthy Pinewood Derby snacks. Cub Scouts and parents both will love them!
These fun and easy Pinewood Derby treats for Cub Scouts use pre-made snacks to create cars. Make them ahead of time or have the Scouts put them together.
Check out this easy forensics fingerprint activity! Using pencil graphite makes it less messy for the kids. It’s perfect for the Bear elective, Forensics. I love the Bear elective adventure, Forensics! Maybe it’s because I’ve watched too many episodes of CSI. 🙂 Seriously, one of the things I love about Cub Scouting is that it gives our kids an opportunity…
Boys’ Life magazine is a great resource for Cub Scouts. Find out the top 10 reasons why every child should have a Boys’ Life subscription.
This fun Webelos and Arrow of Light Art Explosion adventure idea has Scouts turning their own design into a cool t-shirt! Great activity for all kids!
Learn the easiest way ever to hand sew Cub Scout patches and badges onto uniforms. This sewing technique for attaching patches is super quick!
New Cub Scout families have a lot of things to learn, and it can be confusing! Read up on 5 important things that every Cub Scout parent should know.
Having a cool display is a great way to get folks’ attention during Cub Scout recruiting events. Check out these 10 awesome Cub Scout recruitment displays.
Read about Karen Ziegler, a devoted Scouter for 22 years. She volunteered with her son when he was young, and now, she’s helping with her Tiger grandson!
Make a dinosaur dig without Plaster of Paris! You only need cornstarch and water. Fun activity for Cub Scout Wolf adventure, Digging in the Past.
Learn how to conduct a Cub Scout flag ceremony. Free printable cheat sheet script included! This flag ceremony can be used at den and pack meetings.
Spotlight on Cub Scout volunteer Betsy Link who has served Scouting in many ways. Welcome Scouts with a smile to start your event off right!
Learn how to safely make s’mores on the campfire during your next campout. Keep your Cub Scouts safe around the fire as they make these easy classic treats.
The Cub Scout Nova award Swing! requires a discussion with a counselor. Learn some questions that will get the Cub Scout talking.
Spotlight on Cub Scout volunteer Beth Utiger! She’s a dedicated Scouter who’s held many positions. Learn about her pack’s unique Cub Scout recruiting event.
Cub Scouts need to visit a place that uses levers for the Nova Award Swing! Here are 9 suggestions plus helpful information to prepare for your visit.
The Cub Scout Nova award, Swing!, is all about levers. Learn how levers work and about the 3 classes of levers. Get suggestions for building your lever.
Find out what the best Cub Scout tents for camping are! These 5 tents were the most recommended by Cub Scout families for fun and easy campouts.
Cub Scouts can choose from completing an adventure, taking something apart, or playing sports for requirement 2 of the Cub Scout Nova Award, Swing!
A requirement for the Cub Scout Nova award Swing! is to read books or watch shows about motion or simple machines. Here are 20 suggestions for them.
Getting started with the Cub Scout Nova awards is easier than you may think! This post will walk you through how to earn the Nova Swing! award.
Looking scientists for the Webelos and Arrow of Light Adventures in Science elective adventure? Here are 15 not-so-obvious options for your Cub Scouts!
Looking for a fun wood project for Cub Scouts? Check out this handmade wooden candy dispenser! Great for the Baloo the Builder and Built It adventures.
This fun activity will teach Cub Scouts how to safely and correctly use hand tools and will give them an opportunity to practice their new skills.
Building a chemical reaction car is super easy! Fueled by vinegar and baking soda, these cars are fun to watch. And making one will meet requirements for these Cub Scout adventures: Wolf Motor Away and Webelos & Arrow of Light Adventures in Science.
The elective adventure for Webelos and Arrows of Light, Adventures in Science, asks the Cub Scouts to draw a scientific fair test. Make it easy for them with the Cows Mooing Softly acronym. Read all about it, and get your FREE printable!
Are you looking for a simple circuit project for Adventures in Science, an elective adventure for Cub Scout Webelos and Arrows of Light? You’ll find it here! This one is so easy–no stripping wires! Instead, it uses copper tape. Click on over to find out what that is!
When our kids are involved in activities such as Cub Scouts, sports, dance, and church youth groups, we want the group to keep us informed. BAND makes it easy! It’s an easy to use, all in one communication app. Find out more about the free tool and how it can help your organization.
The Webelos and Arrow of Light elective adventure, Adventures in Science, has the Scouts reading about a scientist. But sometimes, they have trouble choosing who. This resource gives them ideas of scientists’ biographies they can read. The list is great for all kids–not just Cub Scouts!
This super fun way to make a model solar system uses toilet paper to show the distance between the planets. It’s perfect for Webelos and Arrow of Light Cub Scouts who are working on the Adventures in Science adventure. And that adventure counts toward the Swing! Nova award too!
Use this FREE Cub Scout Pack Meeting Planner to ensure that your pack meetings run smoothly. This planning sheet (that you can edit) allows you to make notes about each part of your agenda from the opening ceremony to the closing ceremony. Edit with a pdf reader or handwrite on a printed copy.
Cub Scout skits are a super fun part of den and pack meetings. But doing the same skits over and over can get boring. Let the Scouts’ creativity shine with this fun activity where they create their own skit using prompts written on craft sticks!
Learn how to make a paper airplane for the Wolf Cub Scout elective adventures, Motor Away and Air of the Wolf. These fun activities could be done at a pack meeting too And Motor Away counts toward the Cub Scout Nova award, Swing!
When we think of flag etiquette, we think of things like not letting the flag touch the ground, where the flag should be placed, etc. But before we learn those things, we need to learn how to honor the flag with our behavior, especially during a Cub Scout flag ceremony.
The Webelos Cyber Chip requirements help the Scouts understand the potential impact of the internet in a more tangible way by using “Teachable Recipes.” Learn how to easily integrate this Cub Scout Cyber Chip requirement into your den meetings.
The Wolf Cub Scout adventure, Running with the Pack, focuses on physical fitness with a dash of healthy eating. This fun dice activity combines a craft and a game to help make the adventure more exciting for the Scouts.
Cub Scouting’s Pinewood Derby is an exciting event! But sometimes, it can be a bit long for the younger siblings. Have the kids make Raisin Racers, a fun craft combined with a snack!
How many times has your Cub Scout misplaced his cap? How many water bottles have you purchased to replace lost ones? Easily keep up with all your Cub Scout gear by using Mabel’s Labels!
The Cub Scout program has a vocabulary all its own! If your family is just starting out, you’ll hear Cub Scout terms being tossed around at every den and pack meeting. This list of 25 terms will help you out as you become familiar with the program.
“Why should my child be a Cub Scout?” Read about the top five reasons why my son is a Cub Scout. From character development to being outdoors, it’s great!
Learning the Scout Oath and Law is fun for your Cub Scouts with these simple puzzles made from craft sticks. Perfect for gathering activities or any time. Do any of you remember playing the game Pick Up Sticks where you dropped a handful of sticks on the table then tried to pick them up one at a time without disturbing…
Packs can have a simple Raingutter Regatta by turning it into a Recycled Raingutter Regatta! For this environmentally friendly activity, you don’t need kits–just stuff from your recycling bin and a few supplies.
Want to find out what requirements you can cover during that activity at your next pack meeting? This “Cub Scout Connections” resource identifies common themes and shows the requirements for each rank that fit each theme. Great tool for planning multi-rank events and activities!
Enter to win a prize in the 12 Days of Scouting stocking stuffer giveaway! The prizes are perfect for any kids who love being outdoors.
Celebrate Campsgiving by spending time outdoors with your loved ones. You don’t have to plan an actual camping trip–just head out your back door!
A magic trick can be hard for little Tiger Cub Scouts to do. Here’s a super simple one for them to learn using nothing but a length of rope. The Tiger elective adventure, Curiosity, Intrigue and Magical Mysteries, has the boy learning a magic trick and practicing it so that he can perform it in front of an audience. For…
Check out these top 10 most popular gift picks for Cub Scouts! The list is based on recommendations from Cub Scout parents.
Christmas gift exchange games can make your Cub Scout party super fun! Lefty Elf will have the boys laughing as they try to keep up.
Scout Law index card games are a versatile way to help teach and reinforce the points of the Law to Cub Scouts. They’re great for gathering activities!
Halloween Cub Scout skits are fun for October den and pack meetings! Your Cub Scouts will love acting out these 5 “creepy” skits.
Trail mix is a tasty treat for your outdoor activities. And it’s one of the Cub Scout Six Essentials. Use one of these 10 great recipes to make your own!
The easiest way to have a great year with your den is to start by making a Cub Scout adventures schedule. Use these 7 simple steps to create one.
Use Legos to help Cub Scouts learn the Scout Oath and Law! Easily create puzzles using Legos and a labeler that are useful for several different games.
Balloon games are super fun for Cub Scouts. They can be part of your planned den meeting, or you can use them any time the boys get restless!
Learn how to make super cool Cub Scout robots! They’re easy and inexpensive. And the boys will have a blast battling their buddy’s bots in the arenas!
Our Cub Scout dads do so much for the boys! They deserve a little reward. Check out these 15 cool and useful gifts for Cub Scout dads (and moms too!).
Cub Scout pack meeting plans save time when you’re preparing for your meetings. Developed by BSA, the plans are a FREE resource for us to use. Cub Scout monthly themes are fun for the boys and easy for us to execute.
Earning the Cub Scout Whittling Chip is a rite of passage for Bear Scouts as they learn pocketknife safety! See all the Whittling Chip requirements here.
Make a hero (sandwich) with your Cub Scouts! This activity works great for the Cub Scout elective adventures, Build My Own Hero and Hometown Heroes.
Service is a big part of the Scouting program. Find 27 Cub Scout service project ideas to help your Scouts reap the benefits of volunteering.
Your boys can make a Cub Scout robot hand in only 10 simple steps! This robot hand will fulfill one of the Bear elective adventure requirements in Robotics.
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The Looking Back, Looking Forward Cub Scout adventure can be challenging. Here are some good resources your Webelos and Arrows of Light can use for it.
Cub Scouting teaches boys to identify what positive characteristics and traits make a hero. They also learn the importance of acknowledging those heros.
Scout Law candy wrapper kits make awesome treats for your next Cub Scout event. Find out what supplies you need and how to make these adorable gifts.
Do you need ideas on how to earn the Cub Scout National Summertime Pack Award? Look no further than this epic list of 75 activities! In addition to the award requirements, you’ll find great Cub Scout summer activities that will keep the kids engaged and involved.
Make a pizza box oven with your kids! You can make s’mores without the campfire–all you need is sun. The pizza box solar ovens are quick and easy to make.
The Pinewood Derby is THE Cub Scout event. Here’s how we learned about creativity, challenge, and collaboration while building a tornado Pinewood Derby car.
Make an easy and inexpensive marble maze! Your Bear Cub Scout can quickly complete one of the Marble Madness requirements by following these instructions.
Looking for fun outdoor Cub Scout games? You’ve found them! The best part is that they are super easy and need only readily available supplies.
Find out how to print the new 2017 Cub Scout requirements addendum for Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos, and Arrows of Light. Follow these steps so that the addendum will fit inside your son’s Cub Scout handbook.
You’ll want to commemorate your son’s Cub Scout Arrow of Light rank, and these beautiful Arrow of Light plaques are the perfect way to do that!
Looking for a time capsule questionnaire that’s specific to Cub Scouts? You’ll find it here. The boys can record details about their Cub Scouting career.
Enjoy the smile game as a fun Cub Scout Gathering activity!
For the Tiger Cub Scout adventure, Stories in Shapes, the boys use tangrams to make images. Read about a great resource to help with this requirement.
Pocketknife safety is important for Cub Scouts to learn. A requirement for the Cub Scout Whittling Chip, it’s also just good information for them to know.
One of the most fun Cub Scout activities is the Tape Ball game. Watch this video to learn how to make one!
Find out how to make a catapult for kids. Easy project with plenty of time for a marshmallow battle afterward.
Scout Sunday, Scout Sabbath, and Scout Jumuah are special days for BSA to celebrate Scouts and Scouters. There are many ways to commemorate the day.
Learn how to make armpit fudge! Yes, it sounds so gross, but kids love it! It’s a fun activity that is also a snack–perfect for groups such as Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, or church youth groups.
Scouting and knot tying go together. Use some of these free resources to help your Cub Scouts learn how to tie scouting knots.
Review the Cub Scout requirements often so that your son gets credit for all of his activities.
Your Webelos can use this handy chart to keep track of his progress while he’s working on the Stronger Faster Higher required adventure.
Help your Cub Scout pick out the right personal nutritional goals for the Webelos Cast Iron Chef adventure.
Looking for ideas for gifts the boys can make? Check out this cool DIY chess board.
Do your Cub Scouts like cootie catchers? Use them to help the boys learn. Click here to grab your FREE Cub Scout cootie catcher template to create your own!
How fun is this? Your Cub Scouts can make a chess set from nuts & bolts! This is a great den activity. The boys can give their sets as gifts.
50 Cub Scout Blue and Gold banquet ideas – Choosing your Blue and Gold decorations and centerpieces is easy when you have a theme.
Do you need an Arrow of Light certificate template? Here’s a free one you can use for your pack!
Pinewood Derby is an exciting time for Cub Scouts. Add to the fun by making a Pit Pass for each of the boys. They’ll feel like they’re in an actual race!
Are you looking for Cub Scout neckerchief slide ideas for Pinewood Derby? Check out this one!
Looking for a way to make the Arrow of Light adventure, Building a Better World, more fun? Look no further than these Jeopardy-type games!
10 Fun Boredom Busters for Cub Scouts
Your Cub Scout can make a handmade hiking stick. This fun craft project is useful and can bring back fond memories when they hike with it for years to come.
Need Cub Scout gathering activity and den game ideas? The Genius of Play website has them and also explains why play is important to a child’s development.
Prizes, competition, candy, boys–they make a great combination! Use this tape ball activity for Cub Scout pack or den meetings.