Compilation of Scout Songs - Shawn sent in this question: Is there a decent CD or iTunes album of Boy Scout songs? I find the Cub and Boy Scout Songbook CDs quite lacking. A search turns up several Girl Scout albums and few things on YouTube. The best compilation I could find is on YouTubebut this isnt convenient to play in most situations and is missing songs such as Trusty Tommy or The Announcements Song. Thanks! I am not aware of any collection of song such as that but perhaps there is...

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Webelos Crossover Certificates - John M (Webelos LeaderPack 21ASPL W4-58-16Crazy Owl W4-40-14) sent in these certificates to use at your Webelos ceremonies. Thanks John! The first is the blank John made and the second is an example of how it can be used. Since you have the blank you can create a certificate for Arrow of Light or just a generic crossover certificate. In fact it would be appropriate for many different Cub Scout or Boy Scout achievements.

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Yellow Shirt or Tan Shirt for Female Den Leaders? - Lorraine sent in this question: What type of shirt do female den leaders wear? (yellow or tan)I want to get a shirt to wear so my Webelo Scouts understand and take pride in the uniform. (lead by example) I never had a shirt before we are Webelo 1. Thanks for the questionLorraine. Female Cub Scout leaders may wear either the yellow shirt or the tan shirt. However almost all of the den leaders I know wear the tan shirt. Female Boy Scout l...

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Making Up Missed Cub Scout Requirements - Julia asked this question: I have a question about some of the new program requirements. Im the leader of a Bear den and have the following issue. We had our Cub Scout Carnival at the beginning of the year and all of our 6 scouts planned and executed it it was a lot of fun and a lot of work. Then a few months into the school year we had 3 brand new scouts join our den. What would you do in this situation? With the old requirements there was always...

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Completing Elective Adventures - Liz sent in this question: My son is a Weeblo first year. He will have completed all his requirements by December. I understand that I cant do his next advancements until after May graduation BUT can I keep doing electives and getting credit for them? Thanks for the question Liz. Your son may continue to work on electives and receive recognition for them. However there is no rush. If he wants to earn some on his own I recommend you let him look at the choi...

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Carnival Ideas for Grin and Bear It - Jason sent this question: Curious as to what others had done for the putting on a carnival (Bear Requirement for Grin & Bear It). Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Good question! Here are a few simple ideas: Ring toss Use glass soda bottles and shower curtain rings. Try to get the rings on the bottles. Ball toss Use ping pong balls and glass jars. Try to throw the ball in the jar. Target shooting Foam finger rockets and 1 liter plastic bot...

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The Germ Song for Germs Alive! - Sandie sent in this question: Where do I find the Germ Song the Mucus demonstration and the Sneeze demonstration? Thanks for the question. These are all requirements for the Wolf Germs Alive! adventure. The song and instructions for the demonstrations can be found in the Wolf Handbook. The sneeze demonstration involves putting confetti in a balloon blowing it up and then popping it. The confetti ends up all spread out like germs in a sneeze.For the mucus ...

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Issues While Rechartering - A reader sent in this question: Does the BSA ever deny a charter during recharter and for what reasons would they deny a recharter? I am not personally aware of a charter being denied provided the membership fees are paid and the paperwork is in order. I suppose it is possible that the charter would be denied if you are not following BSA policy but in my experience the local council will work with units to do whatever is necessary to get them chartered. I am no...

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Who Should Wear a Boy Scout Uniform? - Katie sent in this question: Hello I am the Religious Emblems Coordinator for our troop and have been for the past 3 years. I am also a committee member at large. Ive never bought myself a boy scout uniform. In your opinion should I be wearing one? Im beginning to think I should but no one has ever asked me to or invited me to so I dont want to raise myself too high by getting one. Thanks for your thoughts and input. Thanks for the question Katie. Y...

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Whats In Your Budget? - Jessica sent in this question: I am new to all this and our place hasnt had cubs in a very long time we were very small but this year after round ups we got a pretty good turn out and would like to keep them all last year we had lots and everyone but the 7 of us who are left now left us because things were very unorganized me and other moms got thrown into leading not having a clue what to doI wish I would have found this site sooner but glad I found you now. Now I ...

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Scheduling Cub Scout Adventures - Carolyn sent in this question: Have you come up with a suggested way on how to follow the new Wolf program? It seems there is a lot of outdoor things that will need to be done before December and after March (in KY). I was looking at Running w/Pack then Paws o/Path. I think it would be easier to cover as much of one adventure as possible and not mix them up. Any suggestions? Thank you. You can do the achievements and electives in any order. What works bes...

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What Should a New Den Leader Know? - Elena sent in this question: What is the most important thing for a new den leader to know? My son has joined cub scouts and is a tiger. The other parents and even my son all asked me to be the Den Leader. The only thing is I know nothing about cub scouts except for what I have been reading. I have said I will do the Den leader but I honestly am scared I will let the boys and parents down. Thank You for your time. Thanks for volunteering Elena! Being a...

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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...

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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 ba...

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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 http://scoutermom.com/17587/moose-with-the-juice-song/

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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. http://scoutermom.com/16360/bear-elective-adventure-requirements-marble-madness/

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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. http://scoutermom.com/16364/bear-elective-adventure-requirements-super-science/

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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. http://scoutermom.com/16363/bear-elective-adventure-requirements-salmon-run/

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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. http://scoutermom.com/16362/bear-elective-adventure-requirements-robotics/

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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. http://scoutermom.com/16361/bear-elective-adventure-requirements-roaring-laughter/

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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. http://scoutermom.com/16359/bear-elective-adventure-requirements-make-move/

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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. http://scoutermom.com/16358/bear-elective-adventure-requirements-forensics/

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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. http://scoutermom.com/16357/bear-elective-adventure-requirements-critter-care/

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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. http://scoutermom.com/16355/bear-elective-adventure-requirements-beat-drum/

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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. http://scoutermom.com/16356/bear-elective-adventure-requirements-bear-picnic-basket/

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