April Cub Scout Theme – Soaring the Skies (Faith)
Blog 12 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
BSA offers supplemental pack program ideas for each month. One theme for the April core value of Faith is a Soaring the Skies theme.
Here is what the program helps say about this theme:
Faith is having inner strength and confidence based on your trust in a higher power. When you try something new, innovative, or dangerous, it takes faith to make the attempt—faith that a higher power will guide you and keep you safe. It takes faith when we want to fly into the soaring skies. We need faith in the pilots, co-pilots, the engine and electrical system, the compass, and all of the...
Mining in Society Merit Badge
Blog 11 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
We use the materials obtained by mining everyday. We find them in the pots and pans we use to cook breakfast, the toothpaste we put on our toothbrushes, the pencils we write with, our electronic devices, our automobiles, and all throughout our homes. The Mining in Society merit badge encourages Boy Scouts to learn more about how these materials are obtained, the different types of mining, safety and environmental concerns in the mining industry, and careers in mining.
Mining in Society Merit Badge Requirements
Do the following:
Select 10 different minerals. For each one, name a product for which the mineral is used.
Who Can Earn Belt Loops
Blog 10 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
Auntie Scout sent in this question:
Can grade 2 children (He’s currently earning his Wolf Badge) earn Belt Loops? Can he earn the Pet Care belt loop if he hasn’t fulfilled all the Wolf achievements?
Any Cub Scout can work on the belt loops and pins in the Academics and Sports program at any time. This is a supplemental program though, so doing the achievements for the Wolf badge should be his first priority. But if he is interested in one of the areas in the Academics and Sports program, such as pet care, and he is making progress on Wolf, then...
BSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan P – Family Fun
Blog 7 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
BSA provides Bear den meeting ideas for den leaders on the Scouting.org website. These Cub Scout Bear den meeting plans are step by step guides to carrying out a den meeting. In addition to the basic den meeting plans, there are supplemental plans which can be used if you have additional meetings left. Today we will look at a den meeting plan in which Bear Cub Scouts go on a short trip with their families. It covers one of the requirements for Bear Achievement 10 – Family Fun.
If you don’t already have the BSA den meeting plans, download BSA Bear Den Meeting...
Backpacking Troop Program Feature
Blog 6 Mar 2014 | 7:20 am
This backpacking program feature offers the opportunity to learn more about hiking and low impact camping. A Boy Scout troop PLC can plan a whole month of activities incorporating a backpacking theme.
The plans for the Backpacking troop program feature can be found in Volume 1 of Troop Program Features from BSA:
Backpacking can be a single-day activity of several miles or a weeklong trip of 50 miles or longer. But no matter what length, participation requires hikers who are in top physical condition and prepared to meet the challenge. New Scouts can learn the basics of hiking and low-impact camping so that...
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