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    Hiking Activities | Scouter Mom

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    If you are out with a goal oriented group and you want them to take some time to explore, consider adding one or more additional hiking activities.

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    One of the Cub Scout themes for the June core value of Perseverance is an Over the Horizon theme. This program theme is based on hiking.

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This is a game we played at a Pack meeting about a month ago. The goal is for two Scouts to work together to make a simple lunch. The challenge is that they each have one hand tied behind their back. This forces them to communicate to get the job done. The Scouts at the meeting really had fun with this.

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.

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.

The Cub Scout core value for the month of June is perseverance. Here is a brief Cubmaster minute to help Cub Scout understand why perseverance is important.

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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?

Core Value: Citizenship ideas for the Wolf Den and Bear Den - Skits, Game, Song, Crafts and Activities

The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of April is Faith. According to the program helps, faith is “Having inner strength and confidence based on our trust in God.” Our pack is chartered by a church, so incorporating faith into our Cub Scout program is natural. If you are chartered by a secular group, it could be a little tricky to navigate. Here are some ideas

Seed Mosaics Craft: Here’s a spring craft idea for all of you Tiger leaders. Have the scouts make a seed mosaic to give to mom for Mother’s Day. You can even fulfill Tiger elective 2: Make a decoration with your family or den.  Display it or give it to someone as a gift.

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!

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Webelos Badge Scramble Puzzle: I am going to go over some of the requirements for the Webelos badge with my den at our next meeting. We’ll use this word scramble puzzle as a gathering activity. It is based on the requirements for the Webelos badge.