When someone looks at the list of Cub Scout rank requirements, it's easy to get overwhelmed and think that your son will never be able to do them.
But it's not as hard as you think! Your son is probably completing a Cub Scout requirement every day at home or at school, and you don't even realize it.
That's why I'm a big advocate of reading through your son's requirements from time to time. If you're waiting in line or for an appointment, just skim through them.
To give you some examples, here are a few things that my boys have done:
|They played recreation league sports such as basketball and soccer||Local Sporting Venues||Sports Belt Loops & Webelos Sportsman|
|They listened to four different types of music||Music Class at School||Music Belt Loop|
|They identified the three primary colors and the three secondary colors that can be made by mixing them||Art Class at School||Art Belt Loop|
|They explained how clouds are made and described the different kinds of clouds||Science Class at School||Weather Belt Loop|
|They cut a pizza into halves then quarters then eights which is a home activity using math||Home||Math Belt Loop|
|They write thank you notes for gifts. They don't really like it, but it's a Mom rule! 🙂||Home||Good Manners Belt Loop|
|They learned to play a new video game (or 4!) that we approved||Home||Video Games Belt Loop|
|They've bowled and roller skated||Local facilities||Bowling and Roller Skating Belt Loops|
|They gave examples of sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks||Science Class at School||Geology Pin|
|They made a 3-D model including five different landforms, such as mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers, plateaus, and plains.||Social Studies Class at School||Geography Pin|
|They drew and labeled a compass rose||Social Studies Class at School||Map & Compass Pin|
|They have to do chores every day. Oh, how I love it when someone else empties the dishwasher!||Home||Tiger Rank Requirement|
|They read for school every night||Home||Tiger Elective|
|They've played board games||Home||Tiger Elective|
|They've used a hammer||Home||Wolf Rank Requirement|
|They have helped fix a meal for our family||Home||Wolf Rank Requirement|
|They got their own library cards||Public Library||Wolf Elective|
|As a family, we have taken day trips and gone out in the evening||Various Locations||Bear Rank Requirement|
|They've watched TV shows with us||Home||Bear Rank Requirement|
|They learned emergency phone numbers, and they're posted on the bulletin board||Home||Bear Rank Requirement|
|We've baked cookies together. And we've eaten those cookies together!||Home||Bear Rank Requirement|
|They took part in a council-sponsored money-earning program by selling popcorn! My youngest was a little selling machine last fall.||Our Community||Bear Elective|
|They've had good attendance, behavior and grades at school||School||Webelos Scholar Activity Badge|
|During music class, they've drawn a staff with a clef, sharp, flat, natural, note and rest. They've explained what those mean.||School||Webelos Showman Activity Badge|
|They've taken several family trips by car and a couple by plane||Various Locations||Webelos Traveler Activity Badge|
|They've washed my car 🙂||Home||Webelos Handyman Activity Badge|
I hope this spurs your imagination of ways you can incorporate Cub Scouts into your every day life!
Yours in Scouting,
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