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Cub Scouts

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Scouting Resources and Scout Support Groups - Jen sent in this question: Im in a relationship with a man who is a Scout Leader and involved with Scouts at multiple levels. Im looking for resources or support groups etc for moms or spouses of Scouts. My kids were never involved with Scouts so I know very little and I want to learn more so that I know how to be more supportive and understanding of his schedule and activities with his boys. Any direction or advice would be greatly appreciated. First of all I applaud your effort to understand what is involved in Scouting. The world of Scouting can be confusing to newcomers and you are taking an important step. I am not aware of any formal Scouting support groups but they probably exist somewhere. There are many great websites which serve as Scout resources. The BSA website is a good source of information of all sorts. But I think thatone of the best ways to learn about the program is to volunteer with your unit. It doesnt have to be a big role. Just find out which smaller jobs they need help with and if one of them seems to fit with your skill set then offer to help. For example find out what service projects and fundraisers they have coming up. If you and your significant other can volunteer together that is even better. The reason I recommend volunteering is that you will get to know some of the other parents involved. And they will be your best resource. Every unit is different and has its own traditions. By networking with some of the other parents you can find outhow the unit is organized and what the expectations are for the leaders and parents. You can also learn which events are really important to the Scouts and which are more optional. You cant get information like that from a website or magazine. The members of the troop or pack committee can provide answers to many of your questions. So if you get to know them you should gain a better understanding. Also there will often be a group of parents at meetings and events who are also trying to learn more about the program. Get to know them also. There is a great camaraderie in learning the ropes together. Readers what are your suggestions? Add them to the comments below.

Bear Den Meeting Plan Bear Claws: Pocketknife Safety and Soap Carving - This Bearden meeting plancovers most of the three requirements for the Bear Clawsadventure. Bear Claws is all about pocketknives and whittling.After this plan the Cub Scouts will need to carve an additional item. You could add a second meeting to cover this or have them carve something at home and bring it in or add this activity into another meeting which has some extra time. At this meeting Bears will learn about basic pocketknife safety and will carve an item from soap. For their second item encourage them to try wood. You can find some suitable wood blocks at your local craft shop. Send these home with them and they can bring the second item they carved to your next meeting. For the safety part of this meeting you can use a fake pocketknife. Making the fake knives is a good gathering activity. (...) Continue reading the article at scoutermom.com/...

Moose with the Juice Song - The song about the moose drinking his juice is a favorite for all ages. It works at a Boy Scout campfire or at a Cub Scout back to school program. This is one of those songs that has many variations. Feel free to add additional verses and motions to the comments at the bottom of the article.(...) Continue reading the article at scoutermom.com/...

Marble Madness is one of the Bear elective adventures for the 2015-2016 Cub Scout program year. In the current Bear Cub Scout program, it is most similar to the Marbles Belt Loop and Pin. For the Marble Madness adventure, Bears learn all about marbles and play a variety of games with them, from ringer to marble mazes. scoutermom.com/...

Super Science is one of the Bear elective adventures for the 2015-2016 Cub Scout program year. In the current Bear Cub Scout program, it is most similar to the Science Belt Loop and Pin. For the Super Science adventure, Bears do some simple science investigations involving static electricity, buoyancy, and colors. scoutermom.com/...

Salmon Run is one of the Bear elective adventures for the 2015-2016 Cub Scout program year. In the current Bear Cub Scout program, it is most similar to Bear Elective 5 – Boats, Bear Elective 19 – Swimming, and the Swimming Belt Loop and Pin. For the Salmon Run adventure, Bears learn swimming and boating safety rules and then go have fun in the water. scoutermom.com/...

Robotics is one of the Bear elective adventures for the 2015-2016 Cub Scout program year. For the Robotics adventure, Bears investigate the many uses of robots and build their own robots. scoutermom.com/...

Roaring Laughter is one of the Bear elective adventures for the 2015-2016 Cub Scout program year. For the Roaring Laughter adventure, Bears learn about humor and the art of making others laugh. scoutermom.com/...

Make It Move is one of the Bear elective adventures for the 2015-2016 Cub Scout program year. For the Make It Move adventure, Bears learn about simple machines like pulleys and levers. Then they make a Rube-Goldberg machine. scoutermom.com/...

Forensics is one of the Bear elective adventures for the 2015-2016 Cub Scout program year. In the current Bear Cub Scout program, it is most similar to Bear Achievement 7 – Law Enforcement Is a Big Job. For the Forensics adventure, Bears learn about law enforcement methods which are used to solve crimes. scoutermom.com/...

Critter Care is one of the Bear elective adventures for the 2015-2016 Cub Scout program year. In the current Bear Cub Scout program, it is most similar to the Pet Care Belt Loop and Pin. For the Critter Care adventure, Bears learn how to care for pets. scoutermom.com/...

Beat of the Drum is one of the Bear elective adventures for the 2015-2016 Cub Scout program year. In the current Bear Cub Scout program, it is most similar to Bear Elective 24 – American Indian Life. For the Beat of the Drum adventure, Bears learn about native American culture. scoutermom.com/...

Bear Picnic Basket is one of the Bear elective adventures for the 2015-2016 Cub Scout program year. In the current Bear Cub Scout program, it is most similar to Bear Achievement 9 – What's Cooking. For the Bear Picnic Basket adventure, Bears learn to plan, shop for, and prepare healthy meals, both indoors and outdoors. scoutermom.com/...

Baloo the Builder is one of the Bear elective adventures for the 2015-2016 Cub Scout program year. In the current Bear Cub Scout program, it is most similar to Bear Achievement 20 – Sawdust and Nails. For the Baloo the Builder adventure, Bears learn about tools and make a wood project. scoutermom.com/...

A World of Sound is one of the Bear elective adventures for the 2015-2016 Cub Scout program year. In the current Bear Cub Scout program, it is most similar to Bear Elective 8 – Cub Scout Band . For the A World of Sound adventure, Bears make musical instruments from around the world. scoutermom.com/...

A Bear Goes Fishing is one of the Bear elective adventures for the 2015-2016 Cub Scout program year. In the current Bear Cub Scout program, it is most similar to the Fishing belt loop and pin . For the A Bear Goes Fishing adventure, Bears learn about fishing regulations and equipment. Then they try to catch some fish. scoutermom.com/...

Fur, Feathers, and Ferns is one of the Bear Core Adventure Requirements for the 2015-2016 program year. In the current Bear Cub Scout program, it is similar to Bear Achievement 5 – Sharing Your World with Wildlife. For the Fur, Feathers, and Ferns adventure, Bears learn about wildlife and plants in their area and about endangered species. scoutermom.com/...

Paws for Action is one of the Bear Core Adventure Requirements for the 2015-2016 program year. In the current Bear Cub Scout program, it is similar to Bear Achievement 3 – What Makes America Special? , Bear Achievement 6 –Take Care of Your Planet and Bear Achievement 7 – Law Enforcement Is a Big Job. For the Paws for Action adventure, Bears learn about history, law enforcement, and conservation. scoutermom.com/...

Grin and Bear It is one of the Bear Core Adventure Requirements for the 2015-16 program year. In the current Bear Cub Scout program, it is similar to Bear Achievement 15 – Games, Games, Games! and Bear Elective 18 – Backyard Gym. For the Grin and Bear It adventure, Bears play a game and hold a Cub Scout Carnival at a pack meeting. scoutermom.com/...

Fellowship of Faith is one of the Bear Core Adventure Requirements for the 2015-2016 program year. In the current Bear Cub Scout program, it is similar to Bear Achievement 1 – Ways We Worship and Bear Achievement 2 – Emblems of Faith. For the Fellowship of Faith adventure, Bears learn either earn the religious emblem for their faith or explore the practice and history of their beliefs. scoutermom.com/...

Bear Necessities is one of the Bear Core Adventure Requirements for the 2015-2016 program year. For this adventure, Bears learn some outdoor skills, go camping, do some cooking, and learn a little about the weather. scoutermom.com/...

Bear Claws is one of the Bear CORE Adventure Requirements. For this adventure, Bears learn how to use their pocketknives safely and carve a couple of items.

Bear Achievement 7 is a fun den meeting. There is some hands on stuff and a police officer visit. When LC’s den did this achievement they had a K-9 officer visit! If you can’t arrange for a police officer to visit your meeting, then visit a police station as a separate activity. The Tiger den in your pack might also be visiting a police station, so you could team up with them. Sometimes our Pack has a police officer come to a pack meeting and speak.

How do you handle genealogy requirements when you have Cub Scouts from non-traditional families?

Cub Scout Bear Den Meeting Plan - In this meeting, Bears complete part of Elective 1: Space and earn their Astronomy belt loops

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