Word on the street is that BSA will release a June Cub Scout theme called “Head West Young Man” for the June core value of Perseverance. A pack meeting plan for this westen/cowboy theme should be available soon. How can you work this theme into your pack program? It definitely has a historical bent. Knots come to mind right away also, as well as survival skills. So here are some achievements you might be able to fit in with a “Head West Young Man” theme: www.scoutermom.com/
Rumor has it that BSA will be rolling out an Abracadabra theme for January’s core value of Positive Attitude some time in the near future. So this month I am going to highlight some ideas to go along with that magic based program theme also. This was one of the Cub Scout monthly program themes a few years back, so I’ll dig through my old notes to find what I saved.
A picnic is a nice way to end your Wolf year. If your Wolves have not completed Achievement 8: Cooking and Eating yet, you can incorporate some of the requirements. Make sure you have enough adult help lined up for this meeting. With the grilling and the fire and the food, you will need more hands than usual.
Every month, Cub Scouts focus on a core value. The core value for the month of May is Health and Fitness. Along with the regular pack meeting plan for this core value, BSA also plans to release a Cub Cafe theme. It will probably focus on cooking, like the old Cub Cafe theme did.
Citizenship Football Game: This is a game I got from a fellow Scouter Mom. The purpose of the game is to reinforce the ideas which are discussed in the Webelos Citizen activity badge. So you will need to instruct the Scouts first. Then play this game to help them retain what they have learned.
The February Cub Scout theme features the core value of resourcefulness. The program helps give this explanation of resourcefullness: “Using human resources and other resources to their fullest. Cub Scouts will gain the knowledge and the means to meet situations effectively whether they are working on a service project or completing a den activity.” So how can we incorporate resourcefulness into our February pack program?
Discover and Explore Night Sky Activities for Kids...Collection of ideas for teaching kids about moons, stars, and the night sky
Take Me Out to the Forest is a classic Scouting song. Sing it around the campfire, when you’re out on a hike, or when you are camping. It goes to the tune of Take Me Out to the Ballgame. Take Me Out to the Forest Song Take me out to the forest Let me hike in the wild. Show me a skunk and a few bear tracks. I won’t care if I never come back. But it’s look, look, look at your compass. If it rains, then it pours. And it’s ouch, slap, sting and your bit In the great outdoors!