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How to Cub Scout Every Day

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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 soccerLocal Sporting VenuesSports Belt Loops & Webelos Sportsman
They listened to four different types of musicMusic Class at SchoolMusic Belt Loop
They identified the three primary colors and the three secondary colors that can be made by mixing themArt Class at SchoolArt Belt Loop
They explained how clouds are made and described the different kinds of cloudsScience Class at SchoolWeather Belt Loop
They cut a pizza into halves then quarters then eights which is a home activity using mathHomeMath Belt Loop
They write thank you notes for gifts. They don't really like it, but it's a Mom rule! 🙂HomeGood Manners Belt Loop
They learned to play a new video game (or 4!) that we approvedHomeVideo Games Belt Loop
They've bowled and roller skatedLocal facilitiesBowling and Roller Skating Belt Loops
They gave examples of sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocksScience Class at SchoolGeology Pin
They made a 3-D model including five different landforms, such as mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers, plateaus, and plains.Social Studies Class at SchoolGeography Pin
They drew and labeled a compass roseSocial Studies Class at SchoolMap & Compass Pin
They have to do chores every day. Oh, how I love it when someone else empties the dishwasher!HomeTiger Rank Requirement
They read for school every nightHomeTiger Elective
They've played board gamesHomeTiger Elective
They've used a hammerHomeWolf Rank Requirement
They have helped fix a meal for our familyHomeWolf Rank Requirement
They got their own library cardsPublic LibraryWolf Elective
As a family, we have taken day trips and gone out in the eveningVarious LocationsBear Rank Requirement
They've watched TV shows with usHomeBear Rank Requirement
They learned emergency phone numbers, and they're posted on the bulletin boardHomeBear Rank Requirement
We've baked cookies together. And we've eaten those cookies together!HomeBear 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 CommunityBear Elective
They've had good attendance, behavior and grades at schoolSchoolWebelos 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.SchoolWebelos Showman Activity Badge
They've taken several family trips by car and a couple by planeVarious LocationsWebelos Traveler Activity Badge
They've washed my car 🙂HomeWebelos 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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George & Rebecca Richins

Monday 18th of December 2017

Thanks this is good stuff!


Tuesday 16th of August 2016

It would be great if someone could take this list and match it up to the new program


Wednesday 18th of February 2015

I am having my Bear work on Information Pleae. Writing letters to companies that make a product he uses. Requirement is write one letter.


Monday 14th of July 2014

this article did not tell how to run a den


Tuesday 15th of July 2014

Glenda, thanks so much for your comment. You're right, and I've removed that tag. I appreciate you letting me know.