Cub Scout Program Module

Cub Scout Program Module
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PROGRAM
MODULE
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How to use this guide
This guide was created as a resource for packs where traditional dens are just not possible either
due to a lack of leadership (afterschool programs) or a lack of youth (rural and small packs).
Afterschool Programs: The activities in this book are designed to be run by one program facilitator and one helper working with up to 20 youth. Since field trips are usually not available it is understood that not all requirements can be completed for a scout to complete his yearly advancement.
The goal of our afterschool programs is to create lasting Scouting impressions and provide youth the
opportunity to join traditional packs if they are interested. Please work with your supervisor to secure the necessary supplies needed for each week’s program. Always ask if materials need to be
purchased before doing so. In most cases the Bay-Lakes Council has a stock of supplies designated
for afterschool programming available for use when given enough notice.
All boys that participate on a regular basis should earn their Bobcat badge at the end of the first semester. Once most of the boys have achieved this award hold an awards ceremony using the afterschool awards ceremony guide. Consider inviting parents to attend if in a position to do so.
Traditional Programs: Smaller packs that do not have enough scouts to break into age specific
dens will most likely have a better experience if they meet as a group. Each week requirements will
be completed for each grade level and indicated at the end of the lesson. In most cases, for a scout
to complete an achievement they will need to do additional requirements at home. At the end of
each meeting share with the group the requirements covered in the meeting. It is then the responsibility of each adult partner to work with their scout to complete the requirements that need to be
done at home.
To complete each year’s program it is also required that the scouts participate in field trips or “go
see its.” The recommended that these go see its be completed in the following order:
After Week 3: Visit a Library, Museum, Old Farm, or Historical Building
After Week 5: Visit the Fire Department or Police Department
After Week 7: Take a hike
After Week 8: Attend a Sporting event
After Week 9: Visit a Television or Radio Station or Newspaper Office
After Week 12: Pinewood Derby
After Week 15: Attend a Concert, Play, or other Live Entertainment Event
After Week 17: Visit a Nature Center or Zoo
If the weeks are completed in order 1st graders will complete the Tiger badge after week 9, 2nd
graders will complete the Wolf badge after week 13, and 3rd graders will complete the Bear badge
after week 18. 4th and 5th graders will need to do significant work outside the meetings to complete the Webelos badge, but many requirements will be introduced during meetings.
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Scouting Emphasis
Contents
Inside this issue:
Weekly Opening
5
Week 1 Introduction to Cub Scouts
6-10
Week 2 Respect
11-13
Week 3 Geography
14-19
Week 4 Citizenship
20-24
Week 5 Safety
25-31
Week 6 Staying Healthy
32-40
Week 7 Nature
41-43
Week 8 Feats of Skill
44-46
Week 9 Positive Attitude
47-49
Week 10 First Aid
50-54
Week 11 Emergency
55-60
Week 12 Tools
61-66
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Scouting Emphasis
Contents
Inside this issue:
Week 13 Cooperation
67-71
Week 14 Courage
72-75
Week 15 Leadership
76-84
Week 16 Money
85-88
Week 17 Parachute Men
89-91
Week 18 Knots
92-96
Week 19 Athletics
97-103
Week 20 Athletics
103-105
Week 21 Showmanship
106-110
Week 22 Music
111-113
Week 23 Paper Airplanes
114-132
Week 24 Make up Week
133-135
Week 25 Maps and Compass
136-141
Week 26 Make up week
142-143
Week 27 Water Rockets
144-145
Week 28 Games
146-148
Week 29 Awards (afterschool programs)
149-155
Week 29 Awards (traditional programs)
156-163
Appendix
164-181
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Week: 1 - 30
Date: Weekly
Opening Pledge, Oath, Handshake
Opening: Lead the boys in the Pledge of Allegiance and Cub Scout Promise (utilize the posters
to help). Have them hold the flag so all can see it. Have the Cub Scouts place their right hand over
their hearts since they are not in uniform. Teach them the Cub Scout salute. As the Scout leader
in uniform, you will do the salute.
Pledge of Allegiance
I pledge allegiance to the flag
Cub Scout Salute: Make the
Cub Scout Promise
I, (say your name) promise
Of the United States of
America
And to the republic for which it
stands
One nation, under God,
Indivisible
With liberty and justice for all.
To do my best
To do my duty
To God, and my country,
To help other people, and
To obey the Law of the Pack.
Cub Scout salute with the right
hand. Hold your fingers as you do
for the Cub Scout sign. Keep the
first two fingers together. Touch
the tips of your fingers to your cap.
If you are not wearing
a cap, touch your right
eyebrow.
Cub Scout Handshake
Law of the Pack
The Cub Scout follows Akela
(A-KAY-LA)
The Cub Scout helps the pack go.
The pack helps the Cub Scout
grow.
The Cub Scout handshake is
made with the right hand,
like an ordinary handshake.
However, extend the first
two fingers, as in making the
Cub Scout sign, along the
inside of the other Scout’s
wrist.
The Cub Scout gives good will.
Law of the Pack Meaning
Akela: pronounced “Ah-KAY-la”.
Akela means a good leader. Akela can be a Scout leader, a teacher, or a
Parent. The Cub Scout does things with his Pack. The Pack does fun things
for the Cub Scout. The Cub Scout helps others with a smile.
Cub Scout Sign:
Have the Scouts make the
Cub Scout sign with the right
hand. The first two fingers
form a “V” shape. The right
arm is held straight up in the
air. The two fingers
stand for “help others” and “obey”.
Make this sign when
saying the Promise or
Law of the Pack.
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Week : 1
Date:
Before Meeting
Theme for this meeting: Intro to Cub Scouts!!
Before Meeting:
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Required Materials: Copies of summer bingo sheets, medium-sized ball
Special Notes:
Find fun facts & trivia about Scouting. List any celebrities/athletes that participated in Cub Scouts.
Ask the scouts about to give their thoughts on the purposes of scouting.
Ask scouts to give examples of how the 12 core values; What do the core values mean to them?
Engage the scout in a conversation about what they would like to learn in 8 weeks.
Discussion
Opening
Opening: People Bingo
Create a bingo sheet with statements and phrases on the sheet that may apply to the Scouts. For
example, on e space says “Has a pet cat, Is left handed, eats Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches”.
This encourages the Scout to get to know each other.
Discussion: Communication
Talk about the importance of communication amongst the scouts.
Explain why it is important to have good communication with each other.
Discussion:
Ask:
 What is communication? (How we talk and write to each other . Is what you’re saying clear?)
 What is body language? ( The way we stand or position ourselves. “Do you slouch when you’re standing?- Do you yawn when people are talking?” )
“Do your best” is the Cub Scout motto.
 What do you think of when you think of Cub Scouting? (Uniforms, seeing them do flag ceremonies for special events, going camping, making campfires, tying knots, using scout knives,
taking field trips)
Which of these activities should be for older scouts? (Making campfires, using scout knives.)
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Discussion
Activity
Fun Activity: Tell it like it isn’t
Materials needed: None
Have the boys form a line. Whisper a message to the first boy in line (Such as “Scouting is Fun”) He
must then whisper it to the next boy and so on. The boy at the end of the line must say what he
heard out loud. See how close it was to the original sentence. Take turns and play a few more
times.
Ask the boys what made this game easy or hard to play. Explain to them that cooperation also involves being able to communicate with one another.
Activity
Activity
Fun Activity: Movers and Shakers
Materials needed: 1 empty, bottle, can or ball per group
Divide boys into groups of 3– 5. Set the can/ball on the floor. Have each group stand around their
can/ball. Explain to the boys that they will have to pick up their can/ball and transport it to a designated area. Each boy in the group has to touch the can/ball at all times but may only use one finger!
Remind the boys that this is not a contest between each group. The object is to work as a team to
complete the quest. Afterward ask the following questions:
Was this activity easy at first? What did you learn after your first attempt? If one person did not put their
finger on it did it make a difference? When you work together, that’s called cooperation. Can you think of
other ways we can cooperate in Scouting?
Activity
Fun Activity: Concentration
Materials needed: 1 rubber ball or softball
The Den Leader will have a list of simple words (such as house, heart, bat, door, or cat) and throw
the rubber ball to a scout, while shouting out a word. The scout must concentrate and spell the
word backwards. The words chosen for this activity should be challenging and fun.
The point of the game is to concentrate, not spell backwards.
Business Items
Closing & Debrief
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Debrief
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
Doing a Good Turn
Ask the scouts to think of one chore they can do with their adult partner before the next meeting.
Ask them to report on what they did at the next meeting.
Closing:
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders:
1. Ask the kids to bring in old coloring books and stickers for the
scrapbooks
2. Ask the site coordinator if they have cones in the gym you can
use.
3.
Notes:
1.
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed
by someone at your location
2.
3.
Lion:
Belt Loops:
Other:
Bobcat: 1-8
Tiger 1f, 4d
Wolf
Bear: Complete 1ab at
home
Webelos:
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Cub Scouting's 12 Core Values
1. Citizenship:
Contributing service and showing responsibility to local, state, and national communities.
2. Compassion:
Being kind and considerate, and showing concern for the well-being of others.
3. Cooperation:
Being helpful and working together with others toward a common goal.
4. Courage:
Being brave and doing what is right regardless of our fears, the difficulties, or the consequences.
5. Faith:
Having inner strength and confidence based on our trust in God.
6. Health and Fitness:
Being personally committed to keeping our minds and bodies clean and fit.
7. Honesty:
Telling the truth and being worthy of trust.
8. Perseverance:
Sticking with something and not giving up, even if it is difficult.
9. Positive Attitude:
Being cheerful and setting our minds to look for and find the best in all situations.
10. Resourcefulness:
Using human and other resources to their fullest.
11. Respect:
Showing regard for the worth of something or someone.
12. Responsibility:
Fulfilling our duty to God, country, other people, and ourselves.
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SUMMER BINGO
Went
Camping
Left the
Went to Read more Went on
state of the Library than 10
vacation
Wisconsin
books
Played
Basketball
Went to
the State
or County
Fair
Went to a
Played
museum
sports
Went to
the zoo
Went out
of town
Went
Fishing
Went out
of the
country
Cooked
dinner
Free
Space!
Went to a
wedding
Took
summer
school
Rode a
horse
Attended a
Made
summer something
camp
interesting
Went to an Went to
Volunteered amusement the beach
park
Went
Played vidswimming eo games
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Week : 2
Date:
Theme for this meeting: Respect
Before Meeting
Before Meeting:
When playing truth, truth & a lie, encourage the youth to be respectful of the other scouts
thoughts and pay attention.
Materials Need: paper, pens, cardstock, scissors, glue-sticks, magazines, markers, blindfolds,
cones (ask the school if they have some).
Discussion-RESPECT
Opening
Opening:
Truth, Truth & a Lie: Give the group some time to write down two things about themselves that
are true, and one thing that is a “lie.” Each group member will then share these facts about themselves and the rest of the group has to figure out which “fact” is actually a “lie.”
Ask the Scouts
Ask the scouts what “respect” means to them. Ask for examples.
Ask the scouts for examples of how they have been respectful or disrespectful in the past week.
Discuss why acting respectful is important.
Ask the scouts to give characteristics of people who are respectful. Ask them if this type of person
would make a good friend.
Ask each scout to give the scout beside them a compliment. Ask the scouts how getting a compliment
makes them feel.
Make a list of things people say who are respectful. Here are a few: “please.” “Thank you.” “I appreciate that.” “May I hold the door?” “Pardon me.” “I’m sorry I offended you.”
What would you do if an adult was disrespectful to you? Suppose the grown-up yelled at you for
something you didn’t do. What do you say? What do you do?
Suppose your invited to your friend’s home for a family dinner. What are some ways you could show
respect and courtesy when you first arrive? At their table? When you leave?
Imagine that you are at a restaurant ordering food. What are some ways you could show respect to
your waiter? What would you say if your order gets messed up?
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Activity
Family Scrapbook
Materials needed: 3-prong folders, 3-hole punch, colored paper or construction paper, markers/
crayons, stickers or coloring books, tape, glue
Let scouts create their own family scrapbooks, Let them decorate the cover with stickers, cut-outs,
or their own drawings. Fasten the paper into the book. On the first page ask the scouts to write
“My family,” and then have them draw a picture of their family. Ask scouts to discuss with their
adult partner other things they can include in the scrapbook.
Fun Activity: Land Mines
Activity
Materials needed: Cones or bowling pins and blindfolds
Place "mines" -- objects such as cones or bowling pins -- small distances apart, in a random fashion.
Divide the scouts into pairs. In each pair, one person is blindfolded and left on one side of the mine
field, and the other person -- the "guide" -- is at the other end and cannot enter the field. The activity consists of the "guide" calling out instructions to the blindfolded person to help her walk across
the field, avoiding the "mines." On successful completion, the pair swaps roles, with the blindfolded
person now becoming the "guide.
" This activity creates trust and respect for the judgment of the guide."
Activity
Fun Activity: Table Soccer
Materials needed: table, 1 plastic straw per boy, 1 Ping-Pong ball (per table)
Have an equal number of boys on each side of the table and give each a straw. Place the Ping-Pong
ball in the center and on the command of “Go,” the boys use the straw to blow the ball off the
other side of the table while protecting their side. Scoring: the team that blows the ball off the other side of the table receives two points for each “goal shot.” At the end of the predetermined time
(20-25 mins), the team with the most points wins. This game requires cooperation of the members
on each side.
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Closing
Debrief :
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. You can choose a word of the day for each meeting. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf, Bear & Webelos).
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders
1.
Business Items
2.
Notes
1.
2.
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed by
someone at your location
3.
Lion:
Belt Loops:
Other:
Bobcat: 1-8
Tiger: 1d, 4f
Wolf: 7a
Bear: 8a-g
Webelos:
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Week : 3
Date:
Theme for this meeting: Geography
Before the meeting
Before Meeting:
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Special Notes:
Required Materials: Maps, Blank Paper, and writing utensils, any materials needed for opening
game
Opening
Opening: Choose one of the following games (instructions at the end of the lesson). If time remains at the end choose another game to play.
Ciupy (Poland) - A 6-Level game, developing hand-eye coordination with the use of small pebbles
Dominoes (Italy) - Match game using ceramic (or paper) dominoes
Ampe (Ghana) - Game designed to improve coordination and agility.
Chigora Danda (Zimbabwe) - Simplified form of double-dutch using poles in creating a rhythm for
jumping in and out.
Ram, Ram, Rip (Malaysia) - Scouts compete in pairs trying snatch the other’s fingers
Foot Game (Indonesia) - Using toes/rock or just shoes, see which scout can launch the farthest
Discussion
Discussion:
Today we’re going to learn about map reading and each of you will get to make your own map as
well.
Why do you think it is important to know how to read a map?
What other ways do people find their way besides using maps?
What types of maps have you used?
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Fun Activity: Map reading
Activity
Materials needed: A large map of you city (usually can find on at a local gas station)
Review the legend symbols with the boys, as well as cardinal directions (North, South, East, and
West). Pick out areas the boys in each particular area would be familiar with and have them locate
things on their maps such as: schools, streets, rivers, etc. If you have multiple maps divide the boys
into groups and ask each group to find specific things.
Fun Activity: Make a map
Activity
Materials needed: blank paper, writing utensils
This activity requires a lot of detail. You may want to draw a sample map together as a group and
let the boys work in pairs for their own maps. Older boys may be able to complete this task on
their own.
Ask the boys to draw a map of their neighborhood, or the area around your meeting location.
Have them include the following things:




A map key or legend of map symbols
Label street names
Plot a route you take to get to a place you often visit
Show natural (rivers, lakes) and manmade (bridges) features
Debrief and Closing
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Debrief:
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf,
Bear & Webelos).
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders:
1.
2.
Business Items
3.
Notes:
1.
2.
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed by
someone at your location
3.
Lion:
Bobcat:
1-8
Belt Loops: Map
and Compass 1,2, Geography 1
Other:
Tiger:
2f
Wolf:
Bear:
Webelos:
Travelers 1, 9
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International Games
Ciupy - Poland
Equipment
The equipment for this game is only 5 small round stones that if you put them in the palm of your hand the stones
should easily fit.
Players
The number of players for this game is 2 or more.
Basic Rules
There are 6 levels. The only way to win is to complete all 6 levels. When someone fails on a level he passes the stones
and the next player starts his turn. When the player fails and gets his turn back he must start from the beginning of the
level. He or she failed on.
Advice
When playing, play on a flat surface. When choosing amount of players choose no more than 4 per group because the
people may get bored waiting for their turn. When playing with more players than 3 you might might want to start two
games of Ciupy. You may find your five round rocks on the beach or even in your backyard.
How to play
Level 1
Spread the stones by putting them in your hand and let them roll down just like when using a dice. You pick 1 and only
one stone, you throw it in the air and when it is in the air you try to pick up one stone. Once you have it you must be
prepared for the stone in the air because you must catch it with the other stone in your hand. Once you catch the
stone, put it aside. Repeat this with each stone. If you do not mess up any time, then you have finished level one.
Level 2
Roll the stones just like in level 1, and pick a stone to throw up in the air. Once it is thrown you must quickly pick up 2
stones from the ground and catch the stone that you threw up. Put the 2 stones aside and repeat with the two other
pair.
Level 3
Very similar to level 1 and 2. The only difference: first time pick up one stone. Second time pick up 3.
Level 4
Keep all 5 stones in your hand. Throw one - put the other 4 on the ground and catch the stone that you threw. Throw
your stone again - pick up all 4.
Don't forget to catch the one that is in the air.
Level 5
This level is very hard. You are throwing all 5 stones at once.
Turn quickly your hand so at a least few of the stones land on the top of your hand. Then drop the stones between
your fingers except one. Throw this stone - pick up all 4 stones and catch the stone that was thrown in the air . Uff!
Level 6
Similar to level 1 but instead of putting aside the picked up stones, keep them in the palm of your hand while throwing
and catching the others.
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Dominoes - Italy
Number of Players
Two or more people.
Equipment
Oblong Blocks called Dominoes or Pieces.
How to Play
1. Put the dominoes face down on the floor and shuffle them.
2. Each player picks eighteen dominoes and starts by placing one in the middle of the floor.
3. The face of each piece is divided into two squares each square has some dots on it. You have to keep adding on more dominoes. For example if one domino piece has six dots on one side you add another piece to it that has six dots.
4. You keep going till one of the players is out of dominoes, that player is the winner.
5. If you don't have a piece that you can add on then you have to take two more dominoes pieces.
Another way to play
Once one player has put down all their pieces everybody else counts the amount of dots on their remaining Dominoes, then you
add all the dots together "Each dot is worth on point," then you give all the points to the winner, you keep playing more rounds
until one player has 500 points.
Ampe - Ghana
Number of Players
10-12 children
Recommended ages
8-12
Origin
This game comes from Ghana. It is a game that helps with coordination and agility. (Great for P.E.)
How to Play
1. Choose one player to be the leader, and the others stand in a semicircle, with the leader facing the player at either end of the
group.
2. The leader and the player both clap hands. Then they jump in place at the same time. Then they jump and thrust one foot forward.
3. If the two have put the same foot forward, the leader is out and the player takes her place. If they have thrust a different feet
forward, the leader moves to the next player and the same routine begins.
A point is scored every time the leader is successful. Every player takes a turn as a leader. The one who scores the most points
wins.
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Chigora Danda - Zimbabwe
Origin
This game was attributed to Zimbabwe, but it's thought it may have originally come from India because in one of the country's languages danda means "pole" or a "long stick" and there is a game there called Guli Danda. However, the rhythmic tapping and the
clapping of Chigoro Danda is African.
How to Play
1. The players alternate so that three play each game.
2. Place two of the poles (4 to 5 feet long) on the ground parallel to each other, 4 feet apart. The third pole is laid across the
middle of the poles. Two players sit at each end of the cross bar, and the third is in the middle, straddling and the cross pole.
3. The two seated players lift the cross pole up and down, tapping the parallel poles. The surrounding players clap, and a rhythm
is established. Start very slowly.
4. The third player hops off.
5. The raising and a lowering of the clapping and hopping increase in speed. The game ends when the third player fails to hop on
the cross pole.
The players rotate so everyone has a turn hopping and manipulating the cross pole. Someone can time how long the third player
stays in each game, but probably more useful to have each player keep count. (An adult supervisor can help make sure the game
doesn't become fast-paced enough to cause an injury.)
Ram, Ram, Rip - Malaysia
Number of Players
2 players
How to Play
1. 1 player holds out hand, palm up.
2. The other player places his/her index fingers in hand.
Say Ram, Ram, Rip together, and the player with outstretched hand tries to snatch index finger of the other player.
Foot Game - Indonesia
Number of Players
2 or more; individuals; informal Activity: contest; balance; strength
How to Play
Each player selects a smooth stone, one around which he or she can curl his or her toes. A starting line
is drawn and one by one the players throw the stones from between the toes, as far as possible. The losing
player has to carry the winning player piggyback from the starting line to the winning stone.
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Week : 4
Date:
Activity
Opening
Before the Meeting
Theme for this meeting: Citizenship
Before Meeting:
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Special Notes
Materials: 4-5 Pictures of local or state historical landmarks, U.S. Flag, paper, writing utensils
Opening:
Do an internet search and print off pictures of local landmarks with historical significance. Ask the scouts to identify each picture and then discuss with them the importance of the
landmark. (Wikipedia.org is a great source of pictures of local historical places)
See Appendix for alternative Opening Activities
Ask the boys:
Ask the scouts what the job of a policeman is. Ask them how the police help the community.
Ask the scouts to tell you about two things they can do that will help law enforcement agencies?
Get the facts if you see a crime being committed or some dangerous activity.
Tell an adult or call the police. Get the facts:
 Where is it happening?
 What’s happening?
 Who is doing it?
Describe the people and their clothes?
Did you get the license plate number?
Don’t put yourself in danger! Get all the information you can and then tell an adult or call the police!
Always make sure homes and cars are locked.
Discussion
Discussion
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What are some of your rights as a citizen of the United States of America?
 Worship where you like
 Say what you think (Freedom of speech)
 Join other people at peaceful meetings (the right to assemble)
 Own property and choose where to live
 Got to a good school
 Vote (at age 18 or older)
 Have a trial by jury
 Keep people from searching your home- unless they have a special paper called a warrant, issued by a judge.
What are some of your duties as a citizen?
-Obey laws
-Respect the rights and property of others
-Keep informed on what is going on around you
-Help change things that are not good
-When you are an adult you should:
-Vote
-Pay taxes
-Serve on a jury
How can you show respect for the rights of others?
Understand that although others are different than you they do have the same rights
How can you be a good citizen and influence others to be good citizens?
-Respect the rights of others
-Know what your government is doing
-Show respect for the flag
-Learn the Star-Spangled Banner
-Know your rights and duties
-Obey the law
-Be fair and honest with everyone
-Make your community, state, or nation better
-Do your best
Good Citizens also help to save our natural resources.
What can good citizens do to save our natural resources?
Pick up litter and clear trash out of a lake or stream
Take part in a block clean up campaign
Plant trees. Trees provide shelter and food for birds and animals. Trees also take in carbon
dioxide and give off oxygen making the air purer
Save water and energy at home. Fix leaks and don’t use more water than necessary when
you shower and brush our teeth.
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Discussion
Discussion
Ask each boy to name three people that he knows who is a good citizen and what makes them a
good Citizen.
Ask the scouts if they know the names of the president and vice president of the United States
Ask the scouts if they know the name of the governor of Wisconsin and the mayor of
your local town
Ask the boys to name some special days when the U.S. flag should always be flown.
New Years Day, January 1
Flag Day, June 14
Inauguration Day, January 20
Father’s Day, Third Sunday in June
(After a presidential election)
Independence Day, July 4
rd
Martin Luther King Day, 3 Monday in Jan.
Labor Day, first Monday in Sept.
Presidents Day, 3rd Monday in February
Constitution Day, September 17
Mother’s Day, second Sunday in May
Veterans Day, November 11
Armed Forces Day, May 20
Thanksgiving Day, fourth Thursday in Nov.
Memorial Day
(half-staff until noon, full-staff
To sunset), last Monday in May
Talk about when to salute the American Flag:
If you are in uniform, give the Cub Scout Salute:
 When the U.S. flag is being hoisted or lowered
 When the U.S. flag passes by or you pass the U.S. flag. In a parade, salute just before the
U.S. flag passes and hold it until it has gone by.
 When you recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
If you are not in uniform, greet the U.S. flag by placing your right hand over your heart. Take off
your hat or cap, if you are wearing one.
Talk about retiring Worn-Out Flags
When the U.S. flag is worn and tattered beyond repair it should be burnt thoroughly and completely on a modest, but blazing fire. This should be done in a simple manner with dignity and respect. Be
sure the flag is reduced to ashes unrecognizable as a former flag.
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Fun Activity: Flag folding
Activity
Materials needed: US flag
It takes at least two people to properly fold the U. S. flag. The flag is folded in a special way until
only the blue field and the stars are showing. Remember, never let the flag touch the ground, floor,
or water. Follow these steps to properly fold the U.S. flag:
Activity
1. Hold the flag parallel to the ground.
2. Fold the flag in half lengthwise, then in half lengthwise again.
Make sure the blue starred area is on the outside.
1. Begin making triangular folds starting with the striped end.
2. Continue folding until only the blue field is showing.
Tuck in the loose end of the flag into the folded portion.
Fun Activity: Write about America
Materials needed: done at home (or as a group if enough time is remaining)
I’d like each of you to write about what you think makes America Special and bring it next week for
us to talk about. If you are not sure what to write about, ask your family for ideas on what they
thing makes American Special.
Closing
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Debrief
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. You can choose a word of the day for each
meeting. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf, Bear & Webelos).
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders:
1.
Business Items
2.
3.
Program Notes:
1.
2.
3.
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed by
someone at your location
Lion:
Belt Loops:
Other:
Bobcat:
1-8
Tiger:
2d
Wolf:
2a-g
Bear: 3a-j
Webelos: 6
Citizen
1ab, 2-5,
7,9,13
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Week : 5
Date:
Opening
Before the Meeting
Theme for this meeting: Safety!
Before Meeting:
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Special Notes & Required Materials
Materials: paper or roll of pennies, copies of fire escape plan, copies of help list card, copies of
fingerprint card, 2-3 neckerchiefs
Opening: Bring paper to make paper footballs or a roll of pennies for Penny Hockey (Search the
web for instruction on either, both are very basic games)
See Appendix for add’l Opening Activities
Discussion
Discussion:
ASK: Why is it important to be trustworthy and honest and how can you do your best to be honest when
you are doing the activities in Cub Scouting?
Activity: Emergency Readiness
Ask the following questions to your pack and discuss their responses:
What is responsibility?
How does being responsible help us to be safe?
Within the past week, how did you show responsibility?
What happens when people are not responsible?
What things can make you forget to be responsible?
What things help you become more responsible?
Today we are going to talk about being responsible in case of an emergency or an accident occurs
in your home. What would you do in the following situations?
What do you do before you leave your house?
Turn off all the lights, and make sure all doors and windows are locked.
What do you do if you are at the mall with your parents and you get lost?
Ask a security guard or store clerk for help. Do not wander the mall by yourself.
There is a water accident: A boat overturns and you are in it!
Don’t Panic! Grab onto the boat and stay with it. DO NOT try to swim ashore. Make sure everyone else
you were boating with does the same. Wait for help to arrive.
Discussion
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A family member needs help because their
clothes have caught on fire:
Stop them from panicking and running!
Running will make the flames spread.
Force them to the floor and roll them over to smother the
flames. Wrap them in a rug, or blanket. If you can’t catch
them, tell them to STOP, DROP, and ROLL.
Have them cover their face so the flames don’t burn them.
Discussion
There is a school bus/car accident
If there is a bus accident, follow the directions from the bus
driver. Stay calm and use the emergency exits. Move to the
side of the road away from traffic. If there is a car accident,
remember to be calm and do what the adult driver tells you to
do. All passengers should get out of the car and away from
traffic.
ASK: Where do you think most accidents happen in your home?
The Kitchen, the stairs, and bathrooms are where the most accidents happen.
Do you know the rules of bike and street safety?
 Always wear a helmet
Obey all traffic laws (stop at “stop” signs, give signals for turns, avoid busy streets)
 Observe local laws
 Drive with traffic, not against it
 Watch out for hazards (potholes, drain gates)
 Dong’ carry passengers on your bike
 Never hitch a ride (trailing)
 Ride a safe bike
ASK: Where do you think most accidents happen in your home?
The Kitchen, the stairs, and bathrooms are where the most accidents happen.
Do you know the rules of bike and street safety?
 Always wear a helmet
Obey all traffic laws (stop at “stop” signs, give signals for
turns, avoid busy streets)
 Observe local laws
 Drive with traffic, not against it
 Watch out for hazards (potholes, drain gates)
 Dong’ carry passengers on your bike
 Never hitch a ride (trailing)
 Ride a safe bike
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Activity
Fun Activity: Fire Escape Plan
Materials needed: 1 fire escape plan sheet per boy
Encourage the boys to check their home for fire hazards and practice a fire drill with their family. They
can share the results of their drill at the next meeting. Using the Family Escape Plan practice sheet,
have the boys design an escape route for their meeting place or home to use in case of a fire. Using a
red marker, have the boys draw flames in different areas of their escape plan. Ask the boys to explain
what they would do depending on where the flames are on their route. Review that fire plan that is already on the wall of your meeting place.
Fun Activity: Help list cards
Activity
Materials needed: 1 help list card for each boy
Explain that it is important to always be prepared incase of an emergency. Tell them they need to
know how to get help incase something goes wrong and they are home alone. Pass a red “help list” out
to each boy and have him fill in the phone numbers that he knows. Tell them to take their help lists
home and have their parents help them fill out the rest. Encourage the boys to post their help list near a
phone in their home. (Magnets can be added to cards so they can be posted on the refrigerator)
Fun Activity: Fingerprint cards
Activity
Materials needed: 1 fingerprint card per boy, ink pads
Police look for fingerprints at the scene of a crime so that when they arrest someone they can compare
that person’s prints against the ones found at the crime scene. If the prints match it proves the person
was there, because everyone has different finger prints. Have the boys make fingerprints in the appropriate boxes. Ask them to compare their prints. What differences do they see? They need to press
straight down on the paper so they do not smear their prints. Be sure to have them wash their hands
afterward.
Fun Activity: Pressure Pad Relay
Materials needed: 2-3 neckerchiefs
Teams line up in relay formation with one scout acting as victim and sitting in front of his team 30 feet
away. The first scout on each team runs to the victim, asks what is wrong, and applies his neckerchief
folded into a pressure pad where indicated. When the judge sees that the pad is correct, he calls out
"Cured!". The scout removes the pad and becomes the next bleeding victim. The previous victim runs
back to touch the next member of his team and the new rescuer puts on the neckerchef/.This continues
until all on the team have been victim and rescuer.
Closing
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Debrief
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. You can choose a word of the day for each
meeting. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf, Bear & Webelos).
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders:
1.
2.
Business Items
3.
Notes:
1.
2.
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed
by someone at your location
3.
Lion:
Belt Loops:
Other:
Bobcat:
1-8
Tiger:
3fa, 3fb
Wolf:
4a-e, 9a-e
Bear:
7a-f, 11a-e, g
14a-g
Webelos:
Readyman
11, 13
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Cub Scouts Are Prepared!
Important Numbers
Personal
Home #:
Parent Work:
Parent Cell:
Relative:
Relative:
Relative:
Friend:
Friend:
Babysitter:
Day Care:
Doctor:
School:
Other:
Emergency
Emergency:
Fire Department:
Pet Emergency:
Hospital:
Poison Control:
Dentist:
Child Protective
Services
Pharmacy:
Police
911
1-800-222-1222
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Name:_____________________________________ Pack#_________________________
LEFT HAND
Right HAND
Thumb
Index Finger
Middle Finger
Ring Finger
Name:_____________________________________ Pack #_________________________
LEFT HAND
Right HAND
Thumb
Index Finger
Middle Finger
Ring Finger
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Week : 6
Date:
Before Meeting
Theme for this meeting: Staying Healthy
Before Meeting:
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Special Notes & Required Materials
Use the Food Guide Pyramid as a reference tool.
Go to http://kidshealth.org or www. foodpyramid.com to the find an updated version of the Food
Pyramid.
For additional information on healthy eating & living visit: www.choosemyplate.gov
Materials Needed: copies of food pyramid worksheet, writing materials, markers/crayons, notecards, tape, foods with nutritional labels
Opening
Opening:
Ask the scouts to run laps or in run in place for 2 minutes. Teach the Scouts check their pulse rate.
Ask the Scouts to press the first two fingers of one hand over the radial artery in the opposite
wrist. The radial artery is located under the depression just below the base of your wrist.
Sit quietly and move your fingers until you can feel the pulse of your blood. Using a watch or clock
with a second hand, count the number of beats in 10 seconds. Multiply by 6. Now you know the
number of beats per minute.
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Discussion
Let’s talk about having good health habits.
What does fitness mean?
Being healthy and in good physical and mental shape.
To be fit you must take care of your body including good hygiene, eating well,
exercising, and avoiding drugs.
Ask the scouts the questions below:
Why is it important to be healthy, clean, and fit?
When is it difficult for you to stick with good health habits?
Where can you go to be with others who encourage you to be healthy, clean and fit?
Activity
The heart is an important muscle that sends blood all around your body. It works
like a pump by receiving blood from the body and pumping it to your lungs, and
then receiving blood from your lungs and pumping it out to the body. When you
run around a lot your heart beats faster because your body needs more oxygenfilled blood. You can check your pulse by pressing on the side of your neck or inside your wrist just below your thumb.
What are the bad effects of smoking or chewing tobacco?
It causes lung cancer, heart disease, and other ailments. It reduces a person’s ability to breathe
deeply. Athletes who smoke cannot play as hard or as long as those who don’t. Smoke may irritate
the eyes, making them red and sore. Smoke stains teeth and fingers. Chewing tobacco is as dangerous as smoking. Tobacco can damage the delicate tissues of your mouth. It causes diseases and
stains your teeth.
How could alcohol affect you?
Alcohol slows down the brain and body. It destroys balance. It may make a person see double or
even pass out. Alcohol makes some people do bad things they would never consider doing when
they are sober. Drunk drivers are responsible for thousands of deaths every year.
What are four reasons you should not use alcohol?
What could drugs do to your body?
Drugs make people drowsy or make people feel awake, active. Sometimes people cannot relax; so
it is hard to know what is real and what is not. Overdoses can kill a person.
How could they affect your ability to think clearly?
Some drugs are prescribed to you by doctors to ease pain or relieve symptoms of disease, but prescription drugs are dangerous if they are misused. You should never take a prescription drug unless
it is prescribed for you by a doctor. All other drugs are dangerous for you-whether they have been
legally prescribed for someone else or sold illegally on the street.
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Discussion
How to plan meals:
To be successful in planning meals you must know about the food guide pyramid, and serving sizes.
*Encourage the boys to do the following things at home with their families: prepare your own
breakfast or family meal. Ask the scouts to track their meal for a week to help them see if they
can identify healthy eating habits.
After completing the food pyramid activity discuss with the scouts the elements of a properly
planned meal. Use the discussion guide at the end of the lesson plan for reference. For a visual, bring
in some common food items and show the scouts the nutritional label (cereal, candy bar, etc.)
Activity Summary: Food Guide Pyramid
Materials needed: 1 worksheet per boy, writing materials, markers or crayons
Activity
Tell the boys that by using the pyramid as a guide, they can
plan a balanced diet that includes protein, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and fiber.
Have the boys write or draw pictures of what goes into each
section of the food guide pyramid. This pyramid is very different from the old one that many of us are used to because it
has added exercise. It also has a section for oils. Make sure
to explain to boys that oils are not a food group but you do
need some oils for good health. Some examples of oils include: oil from fish, nuts, and liquid oils such as corn, soybean, and canola oil.
Activity
Discuss the difference between healthy snacks and junk food. On the back of your poster board (or
on the chalk board) have the boys help you list types of food that fit into the categories “Healthy”
and “Junk” foods.
Fun Activity: Human Taco
Materials needed: 1 pack of notecards, tape & markers
Stick labeled note card (with taco ingredient) on the back of everyone’s shirt. (i.e. the word meat
printed on a note card) Have each player mingle around asking yes/no questions to find out the taco ingredient that is on their back. Explain the correct order of ingredients in a Human Taco: shell,
meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, salsa and then give the start command, “I’m hungry! Let’s eat!” Each
individual must find out which ingredient they are and then find enough to form a complete Human
Taco.
After the activity ask the scouts to identify which food category each ingredient should go in.
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Closing
Debrief
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. You can choose a word of the day for each
meeting. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf, Bear & Webelos).
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders
1.
2.
Business Items
3.
Notes
1.
2.
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed
by someone at your location
3.
Lion:
Perseverance
Bobcat:
1-8
Belt Loops: Fitness 1,2,3
Other:
Tiger:
3d
Wolf:
8a-e
Bear:
9a-g
Webelos:
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Week : 7
Date:
Theme for this meeting: Nature
Before the meeting
Before Meeting:
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Special Notes and Required Materials: Remember Trash Bags, old nylons/pantyhose, saw
dust, grass seed, rubber bands (1 per boy), permanent markers, Styrofoam or plastic plates (1 per
boy)
What things have people done to show a lack of respect to our world?
(litter, pollute, etc)
Why is it important to respect our environment and natural resources?
(Our world is the only one we have; if we destroy it we are destroying our home)
Discussion
How can you show respect for your environment?
(Pick up trash, don’t pollute, recycle, conserve energy)
How do you feel when you see places in your neighborhood that have lots of litter?
What are some ways that land, air, and water can get dirty?
(Littering, air pollution, etc)
Besides recycling there are other ways to save energy, can you think of any?
(Don’t litter, turn off lights to conserve energy, conserve water, car pool, walk, or ride bikes so
you aren’t using as much gas, run your heat/air conditioner minimally, etc)
Ask your family tonight what kind of energy your family uses (solar, wind, propane, gasoline, diesel, electricity, wood, etc.)
Today we are going to clean up around our meeting location and use some recycled
materials to make a craft.
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Fun Activity: Clean up
Discussion
Materials needed: trash bags
Take a walk outside and pick up litter around the building where the meeting is held. Caution boys
not to pick up sharp or dangerous objects with their hands.
While on your walk keep your Scouts together and have them make observations about the weather outside. Also, have them collect as many different leaves as they can find and bring them inside.
Fun Activity: Pinecone bird feeders
Activity
Materials needed: pine cones, paper plates, butter knife, smooth peanut butter, birdseed, yarn,
scissors
Cut a long length of yarn or ribbon to hang the bird feeder. Tie the ribbon in a knot around the
pine cone near the top. Use the knife to get a large clump of peanut butter on the paper plate. Use
the knife to spread peanut butter inside the pine cone and around the edges. Sprinkle the birdseed
over the pine cone. Roll the pine cone in the birdseed that is on the plate. You might want to bring
some quart sized sandwich bags to put the finished pine cones in for the kids to take home.
Activity
Fun Activity: Keeper and Poacher
The wood, is formed by the Cubs falling in, in a circle, holding hands. They each represent a tree.
The Poacher is a Cub who is sent out of the room. The Keeper is one of the Cubs in the circle,
whom the leader chooses. A cap is placed on the floor, in the centre of the circle. When the
poacher is called into the room, he may enter the wood through any of the gaps (i.e. under the
arms of the Cubs), but he must go out by the gap he came in by. He does not, of course, know
which Cub is the keeper. His object is to pick up the cap and get out of the wood before the keeper can touch him. The keeper can only touch him while the cap is in his hand. The keeper’s object
is not to give away his identity till the moment comes to pounce. If the poacher escapes, he can be
a poacher again – so on, till he is caught. If he is caught he comes back to the circle; the keeper becomes a poacher; and ‘a new keeper is chosen by the Leader. Between every entry of the poacher
the wood should move round, and so alter the position of the gaps. A new keeper is chosen for
each round whether the poacher is caught or not.
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Closing
Debrief:
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf, Bear
& Webelos).
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders:
1.
2.
Business Items
3.
Notes:
1.
2.
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed
by someone at your location
3.
Lion:
Belt Loops:
Other:
Bobcat:
1-8
Tiger: 5fd
Wolf:
7b-f
Bear:
6b, e, g
Webelos:
Craftsman 2p
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Week : 8
Date:
Theme for this meeting: Feats of Skill
Before the meeting
Before Meeting:
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Special Notes and Required Materials:
This is a good week to go outside or run your meeting in a gym.
Fun Activity: 2 person contests
Have the boys find a partner and try the following two- person contests
Seated Back-To-Back Push. Sit back-toback. Fold your arms across your chest. Using
your feet on the floor, try to push your friend over a line. Don’t push or
butt with your head!
Activity
Foot Push: Sit facing your friend. Have the soles of your
feet touch with your knees bent. Try to push your friend
out of a circle or over a line. Feet must always be touching feet. Push on the floor
with your hands.
Elbow Wrestle. Lie on your stomach, facing your friend (who is lying on his
stomach). Place your right elbow on the floor and clasp
your friend’s right hand. Try to force his hand to the
floor at the command “Go.” Elbows must not leave the
floor. Try it with left hands.
One-Person Push Over Line. Face your opponent.
Grasp his shoulders. On the word “Go,” try to push him
across the line. Your goal line is 10 feet in front of you;
your opponent’s is 10 feet behind you. Only pushing is permitted.
One-Person Pull Over Line. Face your friend 3 feet away from him. Grasp his wrists and try to
pull him across the goal line 10 feet behind you. Only pulling is allowed
One-Legged Hand Wrestle. Hold your left ankle with your left hand. Take your friend’s right
hand. On the word “Go,” try to get him to let go of his foot or lose his balance.
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Fun Activity: Feats of Skill
Materials needed: Soft ball/beanbag or a ball from wadded paper, masking tape, carpeted area or
grass would be best for front rolls and back rolls. Lots of open space! These activities may be
done outside or in a gym area
We use the skill of Courage all the time! We are going to do a Cub Scout activity call the “Feats of
Skill”. Think about courage and how you might use it when we do the different events. (These
events can be done as one large group or in small stations).
Activity
Relay Races
Divide the boys into two teams and have each team form a line next to each other. Stand about 30
yards away from each team. When you say “Go” the first person in each line must run to where
you are, turn around, and run back to the end of their team line and sit down. When person #1 returns to their team line, person #2 may begin. A team wins when the entire team has had a turn,
and returned to their line in the sitting position. Play this game 5 more times ( if time allows) using
the crab walk, kangaroo walk, elephant walk, gorilla walk, and frog leap.
Running
Elephant Walk
Crab Walk
Kangaroo
Walk
Frog Leap
Gorilla
Walk
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Closing
Debrief:
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf,
Bear & Webelos).
Reminders:
1.
2.
Business Items
3.
Notes:
1.
2.
3.
Lion:
Belt Loops:
Other:
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed
by someone at your location
Bobcat:
1-8
Tiger:
Wolf: 1a-l
Bear:
16a-c
Webelos:
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Week : 9
Date:
Theme for this meeting: Positive Attitude
Special Notes & Required Materials
Opening: Positive Notes
Give each Scout 2-3 notecards. They should write down 3 items: 2 positive things about that they
enjoy doing with family or friends. For example: I like watching movies with my Dad, I enjoy grocery shopping with my Grandma or I love going bowling with David and his family. Scouts should
write 1 thing they admire or like about their fellow Scout.
Encourage the Scouts to share what they’ve written down, to reinforce their positive attitudes.
Discussion
Before the Meeting
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Opening
Before Meeting:
Materials: Note cards, writing utensils, extra rocks, permanent markers, wiggly eyes, newspaper
to cover tables, colored yarn, glue sticks, blank holiday cards
Discussion:
What does having a positive attitude mean to you?
Is having a positive attitude important? Why or why not?
Have each boy tell about a collection he has at home such as cards or rocks. Give everyone the opportunity to speak then ask them:
Have you had any difficulties in obtaining items for your collections?
How did you overcome those difficulties?
Does being hopeful and cheerful help you to keep looking for items for your collections?
Types of Collections:
For traditional packs with 2nd graders this is a great week to get them started on creating a collection. Discuss what are things that some people collect. If you collect things (baseball cards, rocks,
etc.) consider bringing in part of your collection to share with the scouts. Ask the 2nd graders to
bring in their collection for next week to show the group or if they don’t currently collect anything
discuss it with their parents and start a collection. When they have collected 10 things ask them to
bring it to a meeting to share. Suggest that they could collect rocks and that the pet rock you will
be making today could be the first item in their collection.
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Fun Activity: Pet Rock
Activity
Materials needed: Baseball sized rocks or smaller, permanent markers, newspapers to cover the
tables, glue sticks, wiggly eyes, colored yarn (for hair)
Explain to the boys that they will be making pet rocks. Hopefully each boy brought a rock to decorate. If not, give them an extra that you have collected to decorate into some sort of animal. Have
them give each animal a name. They may glue wiggly eyes onto their rocks and draw on them with
permanent markers.
Fun Activity: Holiday Mail for Heroes
Activity
Materials needed: Blank holiday cards (the generic bulk kind), writing utensils
Each year the Red Cross collects cards between October and early December and then distributes
them at military installations, veterans hospitals, and other locations. Please use the following
guidelines when having the scouts make cards:
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Ensure that all cards are signed.
Use generic salutations such as “Dear Service Member.” Cards addressed to specific individuals
can not be delivered through this program.
Only cards are being accepted. Do not send or include letters.
Do not include email or home addresses on the cards: the program is not meant to foster pen
pal relationships.
Do not include inserts of any kind, including photos: these items will be removed during the reviewing process.
Please refrain from choosing cards with glitter or using loose glitter as it can aggravate health
issues of ill and injured warriors.
If you are mailing a large quantity of cards, please bundle them and place them in large mailing
envelopes or flat rate postal shipping boxes. Each card does not need its own envelope, as envelopes will be removed from all cards before distribution.
All holiday greetings should be addressed and sent to:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456
The deadline for having cards to the P.O. Box is usually the first Friday in December.
Holiday cards received after this date cannot be guaranteed delivery.
Please check http://www.redcross.org/support/get-involved/holiday-mail-for-heroes to verify that
the above guidelines are still current.
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Closing
Debrief
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. You can choose a word of the day for each
meeting. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf, Bear & Webelos).
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders:
1.
Business Items
2.
3.
Notes:
1.
2.
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed
by someone at your location
3.
Lion:
Belt Loops:
Other:
Bobcat:
1-8
Tiger:
Wolf:
2a,5e,6a-c
Bear:
18a-g
Webelos:
Craftsman 3p
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Week : 10
Date:
Opening
Before the Meeting
Theme for this meeting: First Aid
Before Meeting:
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Special Notes & Required Materials
Bring a First Aid Kit if possible to program
Materials: Home first aid kit, health habit chart copies, snack-size zip loc bags, band aids, alcohol
wipes, small gauze pads, antibiotic cream samples (if available)
Opening:
Bring in Operation (Board Game), fun way to interact with a “surgical” method of first-aid, plus
scouts will highly enjoy it.
For Add’l Opening Activities see the appendix.
Activity
What is first aid?
The first help given to a person with an injury or illness
How do you treat cuts and scratches?
 Wash with soap and water
 Apply antiseptic cream to prevent infection
 Cover with a bandage. (For big cuts, get help fast from an adult.)
 Keep the wound clean until it heals. Replace the bandage daily.
If it is a BIG cut or scratch call 911
How do you treat burns?
First aid depends on the type and degree of the burn
 1st degree. The skin is red, from touching something hot or a sunburn. Apply cold water until
the burn stops. Keep clean.
 2nd degree. Blisters form on the skin. Protect the blisters from breaking with a soft bandage
wrapped loosely. DO NOT apply cream or spray. Seek medical attention.
3rd degree. The skin is charred or burned away. The victim may feel no pain. DO NOT try to remove clothing. Cover with a clean bed sheet. Seek immediate medical attention at a hospital.
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How do you treat nosebleeds?
 Usually will stop in a few minutes.
 Take precautions to make sure you do not get blood on you – wear latex gloves.
 Have the victim lean forward so the blood does not run down their throat.
 Have the victim pinch their nose shut for several minutes.
Have the victim wipe up any blood with a wet clothe after the bleeding stops.
How do you treat bee or wasp stings?
Before treating, make sure you are not in danger of being stung.
 DO NOT squeeze the stinger.
 Scrape away the bee or wasp stinger with something other than your finger.
 Apply ice to reduce the swelling.
If the victim has trouble breathing or breaks out in spots, call 911.
Activity
How do you treat spider bites?
 Watch for redness and swelling.
 Victims may vomit, sweat a lot, and have cramps.
Treat for shock and take the victim to a hospital quickly.
What is frostbite and how do you treat it?
 Frostbite is the freezing of skin and flesh. This can happen when you do not cover your skin in
extremely cold weather.
 Move the victim to a warm area.
 DO NOT rub frostbitten skin as it can do more damage.
 Remove gloves. Place frostbitten hands under your armpits to get them warm.
 Frostbitten toes should be placed against someone’s stomach.
 Encourage the victim to move their fingers and toes.
 Hold frostbitten areas under warm (NOT hot) water.
Seek medical treatment.
What his chocking and what do you do for someone who is chocking?
 Choking is having a foreign object (like food or gum) stuck in the throat. The victim is unable to
get it out.
 The universal sign for choking is the victim grabbing his or her throat in a choking symbol.
 If the person can speak, cough, or breathe – they are not in choking danger.
 If they cannot, help them dislodge the object, perform the Heimlich maneuver. Make a fist with
one hand, place it just above the victim’s belly button, grab the fist with your other hand (See diagram). Make four quick squeezes inward and upward to force air out of the lungs and pushing out
the foreign object. Repeat this process until the object is cleared.
If the victim is too large for you to wrap your arms around, have them lie on the floor face up. Place
your hands on the victim’s stomach just above the belly button. Make four quick thrusts upward.
WARNING! Because of the
possibility of injury, do not actually perform the thrust
part of the Heimlich maneuver
on a non-choking victim.
Discussion
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How do we stay healthy?
 Eat well balanced meals.
 Drink lots of water: 6 – 8 glasses of water a day.
 Bathe or shower every day with soap.
 Brush your teeth before you go to bed and after meals.
 Wash your hands before eating and after using the toilet.
 Run, play, and exercise outdoors. Wear sunscreen to protect yourself from skin cancer.
Sleep 8 – 10 hours each night. Take naps if you are tired.
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

How can we stop the spread of colds at home or school?
Stay away from other people as much as possible.
Get lots of rest.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
Wash your hands often, especially after you sneeze
Activity: Health Habit Chart
Activity
Materials needed: 1 health habit chart per boy
Give each boy a copy of the Health Habit Chart and ask them to take it home and record health
habits for two weeks. Ask them to bring their charts back in two weeks to share.
Fun Activity First Aid Kit
Activity
Materials needed: First Aid Kit (1), snack-sized zip-loc bags, band-aids, alcohol wipes,
small gauze pads, sample antibiotic cream (if available)
Show the boys a standard first aid kit and ask:
When might you need a first aid kit?
Where are some good places to keep one?
Pull the items out of the kit one at a time and discuss the uses of each item. Have the boys brainstorm times when you might need those items.
Let each scout assemble their own first aid kit from the materials available. Discuss what the materials in the kit can be used for.
Closing
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Debrief
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. You can choose a word of the day for each
meeting. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf, Bear & Webelos).
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders:
1.
Business Items
2.
3.
Program Notes:
1.
2.
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed
by someone at your location
3.
Lion:
Belt Loops:
Other:
Bobcat:
1-8
Tiger:
Wolf: 3a-c
Bear:
Webelos:
Readyman
2,4,7,12
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My Two Week Health Habit Chart
Write down the number of times (or make tally marks) that you complete the following habits each day. Please return
to your Scout leader when you are finished!
Week 1
Habit
Mon. Tues. Wed. Thur. Fri.
Sat.
Sun.
Sat.
Sun.
# of times you
bathe or shower
# of times you
wash your hands
# of times you
brush your teeth
# of times you
drink water
# of times you
play outdoors or
exercise
# of hours you
sleep
Week 2
Habit
# of times you
bathe or shower
# of times you
wash your hands
# of times you
brush your teeth
# of times you
drink water
# of times you
play outdoors or
exercise
# of hours you
sleep
Name:
Mon. Tues. Wed. Thur. Fri.
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Week : 11
Date:
Before the Meeting
Theme for this meeting: Emergency!
Before Meeting:
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Special Notes:
First Aid Activity requires the Condition (Nosebleed, etc.) and Action (Tilt Head Forward) cards
located at end of lesson.
Opening
Materials: bean bag or small ball for hot potato, First Aid Match-up game cards, blankets
Opening: To begin the day have your kids play Hot Potato, allowing them an first-hand experience
with awareness and reflexes. Have incentive for winning (e.g. picking a 2nd opening activity)
Additional opening activities in appendix
Discussion
After an opening activity or free time outside, bring Scouts together for a small conversation and Q&A about emergency preparedness.
Discussion: We are going to continue talking about first aid this week. If there is an emergency
and you have to help someone you need to remember the four courage steps:
Be Strong, Be Calm, Be Clear, and Be Careful
Ask the boys the following questions; give everyone a chance to respond:
Why do you think it might be hard to follow these steps in an emergency?
When could you use these steps in other situations than an emergency?
Standing up to a bully, avoiding fights, being fair, not stealing or cheating when tempted
If you had an emergency situation who would you call for help?
911, parents, friendly neighbor, etc.
After talking about the next few questions have the boys act out what they would do
using the courage steps: Be strong, be calm, be clear, be careful.
Discussion
Discussion
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Do you know what a hurry case is?
 Hurry cases are medical situations where unless you act fast and give the correct first aid, the victim
could die within minutes.
 The four hurry cases are:
 Breathing stopped.
 Bleeding in spurts.
 Poisoning
Heart attack
What do you know about rescue breathing?
 FIRST Call for help or have someone else call for help.
 If possible, use a CPR barrier device when performing rescue breathing.
 Lie the victim down on his / her back.
 Lift the chin with one hand, push the forehead back with the other.
 Pinch the nose closed.
 Seal your mouth over the victim’s mouth (or mouth & nose of a child).
 Blow air into the victim’s lungs. Look to make sure the chest rises.
 Remove your mouth and take a deep breath. Prepare to give another breath to the victim.
 Count to five for an adult.
 Count to three for a child.
 If the victim’s chest does not rise, the airway may be blocked. Tilt the head to one side. With your finger, feel in the victim’s mouth for a foreign object. If you find one, remove it.
Continue rescue breathing until help arrives.
What do you do to help someone who is bleeding severely?
 If you see blood spurting out of a wound, it must be stopped immediately.
 Avoid direct contact, use latex gloves.
 Grab the wound with your gloved hand and PRESS HARD!
 Raise the wound above heart level to help slow the bleeding.
 As soon as you are able, grab a bandage or other clothe, place it over the wound and PRESS HARD!
If direct pressure does not stop the bleeding, apply pressure to one of the pressure points in the arm or leg.
PRESS HARD!
What do you do when you think someone has drunk poison?
 Children are especially likely to drink or eat poisons because they don’t know better.
 Keep all household cleaners, medicines, and lawn chemicals out of reach of children.
 If a child does swallow poison, call 911 or the Poison Control Center immediately. Tell them what the
poison is. Save the container. Follow their directions.
What do you know about heart attacks?
 Heart attacks are the number one cause of death in America.
 Usually occur in older people.
 Symptoms:
 Pain or pressure in the chest, left shoulder or arm, and neck lasting several minutes.
 Sweating when it is not hot.
 Shortness of breath.
 Feeling weak.
 Feeling like throwing up.
If you think someone is having a heart attack, call 911 immediately.
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Discussion
What do you know about heart shock?
 Shock can occur when someone has been in an accident, lost a lot of blood, or other great stress.
 Victim feels weak, is pale, cold and clammy, may shiver or vomit.
 Treatment:
 Have victim lie down.
 Raise the feet higher than the head (unless there may be injury to head, back, or other areas)
 If it is cool, cover with a blanket to keep warm. If it is hot, do not cover.
Seek medical help quickly.
Activity
Fun Activity: First Aid Game
Materials needed: First Aid Match-up game cards
Have the following conditions listed on cards: cuts & scratches, burns & scalds, choking, blisters,
insect bites, nosebleed, and sunburn. Divide the Scouts into two teams. Place the condition cards
in one stack and the action cards in another. The Scouts match up the conditions with the appropriate action cards. One boy selects a condition card and then decides which action is correct. If
he gets it correct, his team receives 2 points. If he does not get it correct, another may answer and
earn the points. Teams with the most points win. REMEMBER: They are ALL winners!
Activity
Fun Activity: Fireman’s Drag
Materials needed: Blankets
Create a starting line and a finish line. Form two teams, give each one a blanket. One person lies
on the blanket. When the teams hear a whistle blown, each team must drag their body to the finish line. The team that crosses the finish line first is the winner.
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Debrief
Closing
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. You can choose a word of the day for each
meeting. Try this exercise for the older scouts
(Wolf, Bear & Webelos).
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders:
1.
Business Items
2.
3.
Program Notes:
1.
2.
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed by
someone at your location
3.
4.
Lion:
Belt Loops:
Other:
Bobcat:
1-8
Tiger:
Wolf:
Bear:
Webelos:
Readyman
1,3,5,6,8
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COLDS
CUTS &
SCRATCHES
BURNS
CHOKING
SNAKE BITES
BEE / WASP
STINGS
SPIDER BITES
FROSTBITE
SHOCK
NOSEBLEED
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1. Wash hands often
2. Cover nose when sneezing
3. Lots of rest
1. Wash with soap and water
2. Apply antiseptic cream to prevent infection
3. Cover with a bandage. (For big cuts, get help fast from
an adult.)
4. Keep the wound clean until it heals. Replace the bandage daily.
5.
6. Blisters form on the skin.
7. Protect the blisters from breaking with a soft bandage
wrapped loosely.
8. DO NOT apply cream or spray.
9. Seek medical attention.
1. Have the victim lean forward so the blood does not run
down their throat.
2. Have the victim pinch their nose shut for several
minutes.
3. Have the victim wipe up any blood with a wet clothe
after the bleeding stops.
1. If the person can speak, cough, or breathe – they are not in
danger.
2. If they cannot, perform the Heimlich maneuver. Make a
fist with one hand, place it just above the victim’s belly button, grab the fist with your other hand. Make four quick
squeezes inward and upward to force air out of the lungs and
pushing out the foreign object. Repeat his process until the
object is cleared.
1. If you must wait for medical attention, have the person
lie down with the bitten area lower than their heart to
reduce the spread of poison.
2. Treat for shock.
3. DO NOT make any cuts around the bite.
4. DO NOT apply ice to the wound.
1. DO NOT squeeze the stinger.
2. Scrape away the stinger with something other than your
finger.
3. Apply ice to reduce the swelling.
4. If the victim has trouble breathing or breaks out in spots,
call 911.
1. Move the victim to a warm area.
2. DO NOT rub the skin as it can do more damage.
3. Remove gloves. Place cold hands and toes against
warmer skin under your armpits or stomach.
4. Encourage the victim to move their fingers and toes.
5. Hold damaged areas under warm (NOT hot) water.
6. Seek medical treatment.
1. Watch for redness and swelling.
2. Victims may vomit, sweat a lot, and have cramps.
3. Treat for shock and take the victim to a hospital quickly.
1. Have victim lie down.
2. Raise the feet higher than the head (unless there may be
injury to head, back, or other areas)
3. If it is cool, cover with a blanket to keep warm. If it is
hot, do not cover.
4. Seek medical help quickly.
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Week : 12
Date:
Theme for this meeting: Tools
Before the meeting
Before Meeting:
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Special Notes: Ask your supervisor for help in securing enough sets of tools.
Required Materials : hammer, Phillips head screw driver, flat head screw driver, pliers, nails,
screws, block of scrap wood, tool match up cards
Today we are going to learn about using tools
Tool Safety from page 199 of the Webelos Handbook:
“Whether you are working with wood, leather, plastic, or some other material, you will need certain tools. Handle each on as if it could hurt you-because it could!”
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Can you name some tools that cut? What do you know about using them and taking care of them?
Saws, knifes, and shears
They should be kept sharp. If you let them get dull, you might have to use a lot of force to make
them work and you can slip and cut your hand while working on your project.
Keep your hands away from saw teeth and knife blades because they are sharp!
With an adult, practice using these tools until you know how to handle them well.
Protect your tools because they can be expensive. When you’re not using them put them away so
they don’t cause accidents.
Today we are going to practice using three types of tools: hammer, screwdriver, and pliers.
What are some ways to safely handle these tools?
Watch where you swing the hammer
Instruct people to stand back if you are using a tool
Hold them properly
Do not play with them
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Fun Activity:
Materials needed: hammer, Phillips head screw driver, flat head screw driver, pliers, nails, screws,
blocks of scrap wood
Activity
It is easier show boys how to use each individual tool as a large group and then break them up into
smaller groups to practice using each tool.
Screwdrivers
Show the boys the difference between flat head and Phillips head screwdrivers. Let them attempt to use one to put a screw in a piece of wood
and take it out. Talk to boys about how using a power drill makes it a lot
easier but using a screw driver is safer and cheaper buy.
Hammer
Show the boys how to use a hammer. Let them drive a nail into a piece of wood and practice pulling it out. It is important for boys to practice this because they will need to know how to use a
hammer for their pinewood derby cars.
Pliers
Show each boy how to use a pair of pliers. Let them practice trying to pick up small objects with
them.
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Fun Activity: Tool Match-up Cards
Materials needed: Tool match up cards, printed on card stock and cut out (at least 3-4 sets)
Distribute the Tool Match up cards and have the boys try to match up the pictures of tools with
the description of what they are used for.
Activity
SCREWDRIVER
PHILLIPS HEAD
SAW
VICE
PLIERS
NAILS AND SCREWS
Activity
SCREWDRIVER
FLAT HEAD
HAMMER
C-CLAMP
WRENCH
Fun Activity: Finger Jousting
Scouts face each other and clasp their right hands as if to arm wrestle, but with the index finger extended. The index finger is the lance used to stab the opponent.
On “go” the scouts attempt to be the first to touch the other’s body anyplace except for the head
and right arm with his index finger. First one to do so receives a point. Matches are played until
one scout earns three points.
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Closing
Debrief:
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf,
Bear & Webelos).
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders:
1.
2.
Business Items
3.
Notes:
1.
2.
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed
by someone at your location
3.
Lion:
Belt Loops:
Other:
Bobcat:
1-8
Tiger:
Wolf:
5a-e
Bear: 20a-c
Webelos:
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Week : 13
Date:
Before Meeting
Theme for this meeting: Cooperation
Before Meeting:
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Special Notes & Required Materials
Choose 1-2 additional cooperation games from the list at the end of the lesson plan to have as a
back-up in case the planned material is completed quicker than expected.
Materials Needed: A rubber chicken, knotted towel, or t-shirt; hula-hoop, any additional materials needed for extra games.
Back to Back :
Make teams of two to three people each. Each group is to sit down on the floor with their backs to
Opening
each other, elbows linked, and then stand up without unlinking arms. Once a team successfully
stands up, they are to find another threesome that was also successful and form a larger group together, sit back to back, and attempt to stand up as six all together. The groups should continue
joining together into larger and larger groups until the entire group is back to back and working
together to stand up as one big team.
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Discussion
Discussion:
What is cooperation?
Working together towards a common goal.
Why do people need to cooperate when they are doing things together?
People are happier when they cooperate.
Name some ways that you can be helpful and cooperate with others.
Examples: Open doors, be polite, take out the trash, answer questions honestly.
What makes it hard to cooperate?
Not understanding or agreeing with the goal or the project.
How do listening, sharing, and persuading help us cooperate?
We get to understand why other people think the way they do. We may not agree, but we can understand other people better.
Break the scouts into groups and have them discuss what cooperation is. Ask them to come up with
three examples. Make observations on how each group is cooperating. Ask each group to share
what they discussed and share with them your observations on how they cooperated.
Discussion
Discussion:
What makes a positive attitude?
Positive thinking and believing in yourself.
Looking at the bright side of things
What are the benefits of a positive attitude?
People respect you
Helps you accomplish your goals
More likely to be successful
More happiness & energy
Are there benefits to a negative attitude?
No
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Fun Activity: Toss the bird
Activity
Materials needed: A rubber chicken, a knotted towel or t-shirt
This is a tag game with a twist. The “bird” can be a knotted towel or some other soft object suitable
for throwing. You can have as many as you think are necessary. The point is that you can’t be tagged if
you are holding a bird. People can toss the bird(s) to each other to help “protect” each other from
being caught. You will want to have fewer birds than you have scout who are being chased.
More than one person can be “it.”
Activity
Fun Activity: Hoop Circle
Materials needed: Hula-Hoop
Have scouts form a circle and join hands. The leader has a hula- hoop resting on his arm (and is holding hands with those beside him/her). Without breaking hands, the leader must pass the hoop to the
next person and it continues around the circle with each player stepping into the hoop and then over
his/her head and on to the next person. Once this concept is learned, see if you can get two players
through the hoop together, then three and so on.
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Cooperation Games
Materials: Blanket or fabric that has four corners and ball.
Ball in the Blanket
Split your group into groups of 4.
Give each person a corner of a blanket to hold
Place a ball in the center of the blanket.
On the "GO" signal ask the teams to work together to throw the ball off the blanket into the air and catch
it on its' way back down.
How many successful bounces & catches can each team make?
It takes cooperation to make this happen!
Materials: Carpet squares or sheets of paper and music.
Frogs on a Lily Pad
Set up 1 lily pad (carpet squares work) for each child
Start the music and ask the kids to walk around like musical chairs
When the music stops pick a pad to leap too
Start the music again, but remove a lily pad each time
Each time the music stops everyone should work together to find a lily pad to be on
As long as part of their body is touching the lily pad the "frog" is safe
No matter how many frogs end up each pad they need to work together to make room for all
As you continue playing have the frogs leap, skip, hop, and "swim" to the music.
When the music stops, how few pads can people manage to fit on if they work cooperatively?
Materials: Balloons
Balloon City
Place a large number of balloons in a small area.
The challenge is to keep them all in the air any way they can without holding them.
No hands! Takes lots of cooperation!
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Debrief
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. You can choose a word of the day for each
meeting. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf, Bear & Webelos).
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Business Items
Reminders
1.
2.
Notes
1.
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed by
someone at your location
Lion:
Belt Loops:
Other:
Bobcat: 1-8
Tiger:
Wolf:
10a-g
Bear:
Webelos:
1ab, 10ab, 18d
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Week : 14
Date:
Theme for this meeting: Courage
Before the meeting
Before Meeting:
Special Notes and Required Materials:
Bring Paper and markers for Courage activity
Possibly have Fire Fighter or Police Officer come in for a short time, perfect demonstration of
Courage in the Workplace
Opening:
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Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
What Does Courage Look Like?
Materials needed: Drawing Paper, crayons
Have students draw a picture of courage in action. Have them title their picture by completing the
sentence
"Courage is...."
Discussion
What is Courage?
Give some examples of when it is hard to do the right thing.
Can you think of a time that it might take courage to be honest and kind?
When have you had to be brave or courageous to do the right thing?
Discuss the following scenarios with the boys. Give them opportunities to discuss
each of them and what they would do if they were in these situations.
There is an older boy who hangs around Jason’s School. He tries to give drugs to the children.
What would you do if you were Jason?
Lee is home alone.The phone rings. When lee answers, a stranger asks whether Lee’s mother
is home. She is not. Lee is alone. What would you do if you were Lee?
Justin is new to your school. He has braces on his legs and walks with a limp. Some of the
kids at school tease him.They want you to tease him, too. What would you do?
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Juan is on a walk with his little sister. A car stops and a man asks them to come over to the
car. What would you do if you Juan?
Matthew’s grandmother gives him money to buy an ice-cream cone. On the way to the store,
a bigger boy asks for money and threatens to hit Matthew if he does not give him some
money. If you were Matthew, what would you do?
Discussion
Chris and his little brother are home alone in the afternoon. A woman knocks on the door
and says she wants to read the meter. She is not wearing a uniform.What would you do if
you were Chris?
Sam is home alone. He looks out the window and sees a man trying to break into a neighbor’s back door. What would you do if you were Sam?
Mr. Palmer is blind. He has a guide dog. One day as he is crossing the street, some kids whistle and call to the dog.They want you and your friends to do it too. What would you do?
Some kids who go to Bob’s school want him to steal candy and gum from a store, which
they can share later. Bob knows this is wrong, but he wants to be popular with these kids.
What would you do?
Paul and his little sister are playing outdoors. A very friendly, elderly woman stops and watches the children for a while. Paul doesn’t know the woman. She starts to talk with them and
offers to take Paul’s little sister on a walk around the block.What would you do?
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Activity
Discussion
Discussion: How to deal with a bully
Ask the scouts if they have ever had to deal with a bully. Ask them how being bullied makes them
feel. Share the following steps with how to deal with a bully.
1) Learn about bullying!: All kids play rough or tease each other sometimes, but bullying is intended to hurt the person and often happens more than once.
2) Walk Away!: A bully wants to get a reaction from you by saying or doing hurtful things. Show
them that you can be strong and walk away from a bad situation.
3) Be Confident!: Stand up against a bully with confidence! Don’t let their bullying affect you, because they’re just trying to hurt you.
4) Tell an adult!: It is very important to tell an adult or someone you trust if you or a friend is
being bullied. They can help you figure out what to do.
5) Don’t bully others!: Sometimes, we can say or do things that hurt people. If this happens, try
apologizing and make it right with the other person!
6) Talk with your friends! Your friends can be a great support system! If you or a friend is being
bullied, talk with them about how you’re feeling.
7) Be an ally!: Stand up for someone that you see being bullied and tell an adult about the problem.
8) Be cyber smart!: Bullying doesn’t have to happen in person. Sometimes bullies will say hurtful
things on the Internet. It’s important to also learn about cyberbullying!
9) Value Yourself!: Bullying can make you feel bad, but remember you are great just the way you
are!
10) Be involved!: Join the fight against bullying at your school and help be a part of the solution.
Activity: Man from Mars
Have students line up at one end of the gym or field. Teacher stands in the middle of the play area
and starts as the Man from Mars. Children yell out, "Man from Mars, Man from Mars, will you take
us to the stars?" Man from Mars answers with a specific detail such as, "Only if you have white on
your shoes." Those with white on their shoes get to run to the other end of the gym.
Then the Man from Mars say "Go", the rest of the children run and try to avoid the Man from Mars
from catching them. Those caught help the Man from Mars and catch kids in the next round.
To help incorporate the game into this week’s theme have the scouts use details that describe
something that they like. This is a great way for scouts to identify other scouts have similar interests. After the game is over you can ask scouts if they learned anything new about another scout.
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Closing
Debrief:
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf,
Bear & Webelos).
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders:
1.
2.
Business Items
3.
Notes:
1.
2.
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed
by someone at your location
3.
Lion:
Cooperation
Complete
Belt Loops:
Other:
Bobcat:
1-8
Tiger:
Wolf:
Bear:
12a-k,
Complete 11a
-d at home
Webelos:
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Week : 15
Date:
Before the Meeting
Theme for this meeting: Leadership
Before Meeting:
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Special Notes and Required Materials :
Discussion:
Discussion
Why is it important to be honest and trustworthy with yourself and others?
Imagine you had reported something inaccurately and tell how you could set the record straight.
Give reasons that honest reporting will earn the trust of others.
Leadership Means choosing a way even when not everybody likes your choice.
Why is it important to show kindness and concern for other people?
Why should a good leader consider the ideas, abilities, and feelings of others?
Why might it be hard to protect other people’s well beings?
Talk about the following scenarios:
 It is time to go home, but you are having a good time with your friends and they don't’ have to
be home until 30 minutes later. What do you do?
 Your friends are going to ride their bikes to the other side of town, and they ask you to go with
them. You know you are not allowed to do that. What do you say to them?
 Anew boy has moved into the neighborhood. How do you become his friend?
 While your class is taking a test, the teacher leaves the room. Some of the students start trading
test answers. Do you?
 What if another student asks you for an answer?
 Is it hard to keep from cheating?
Good Leaders also know how to give people the facts they need. How do you give facts to adults?
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Activity
Fun Activity: Find the Leader
Have the Cubs sit in a circle. Select one to act as 'it' and have him leave the room. The Cubs choose a
leader. 'It' is then called into the center of the circle and the leader slyly starts some motion such as
waving his hand, making faces, or kicking his foot. All immediately imitate the leader. 'It' keeps
watchful eyes on everyone in an effort to find out who is starting the motions. When he succeeds, the
leader becomes 'it'.
Fun Activity: Folklore
Activity
Materials needed: US map, local folklore stories, copies of folklore match game
Ask the scouts what folklore means. Share with them 1-2 local folk stories from Wisconsin or the
Midwest. Bring in a map of the United States and point out where the different folk stories took place
that are on the next pages. After going through the different folk stories listed at the end of the lesson
ask the scouts to do the folklore match game.
Fun Activity: Charades
Activity
Materials needed: Bits of paper to write messages on
Write items that boys can “act out” on slips of paper (bike riding, monkey, football, ice cream…etc).
Choose a boy to start and have him draw a random slip of paper. The player must act out what is written on his paper without making any noises. The other players then try to guess what he is. The player
who guesses what he is acting out will get to act next.
ASK:
What made it difficult to do the writing assignments?
Which is harder, writing to communicate, or communicating through body language?
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Debrief
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. You can choose a word of the day for each
meeting. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf, Bear & Webelos).
Closing
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders:
1. Tell Scouts - Sometimes it is hard to compliment people. Make sure to tell at least 2 people
this week when they have done a good job on something!
2.
Business Items
3.
Notes:
1.
2.
3.
Lion:
Belt Loops:
Other:
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed by
someone at your location
Bobcat:
1-8
Tiger:
Wolf:
Bear:
4a-c, 17a-f, 18h,
24a-f
Webelos:
79
80
81
82
83
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Week : 16
Date:
Before the meeting
Theme for this meeting: Money
Before Meeting:
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Special Notes
Required Materials: copies of word search, monopoly money, grocery store sell papers, poster
board, markers, candy, pennies, inexpensive prizes
Opening
Fun Activity: Money Word Search
Materials needed: copies of the word search for each boy
As scouts arrive have them work on the word find. After everyone has had a chance to find most
of the words ask the scouts if they know what each word means.
Activity
Fun Activity: Understanding budgets
What is a budget? Why is a budget a good idea? Where would you use a budget? If you really
wanted something, but didn’t have enough money to buy it what would you do? What is the benefit
of saving money?
Demonstrate the concept of a budget using monopoly money. Count out $1,000 and give it to the
scouts. Then ask for them to give you back a certain amount for rent, food, savings, charitable donations, utilities, etc (you may even make up sample bills for added effect). Ask the scouts how
much they have left after they pay all of their essential bills. Ask them what would happen if they
spent more money than they had.
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Fun Activity: Shopping for Groceries
Activity
Materials needed: Sales papers for at least two different grocery stores
Ask the scouts to come up with a simple dinner menu for the den. Ask them to look through the
papers to find items they would need to buy to prepare the dinner. Help them to decide how
many of each item they would need to buy. Parents will most likely need to help out with the
math. Once they are done with their shopping list add up the total and then let the scouts know
how much their meal would cost per person. Ask if this cost is more or less than the cost of eating out.
Fun Activity: Penny Pitch
Activity
Materials needed: marker, poster board, candy, 10 pennies per scout
Draw a grid of three– or four-inch squares on two pieces of poster board or paper. Place one
poster board about 10 feet away from and the 2nd one about 20 feet away. In each square of the
closest poster board, place a small piece of candy. In each square of the further poster board, place
larger pieces of candy or small inexpensive toys the scouts might want more (possibly ask the
scouts to value the items before the game). Give each scout ten pennies. The scouts take turns
standing at a distance and pitching pennies at the grid. If a player lands a penny in a square, he
claims the treat in that square.
After the game ask the scouts how they decided which item to go for. Did they base their decision
on how many pennies they had left?
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Closing
Debrief:
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf, Bear
& Webelos).
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders:
1.
2.
Business Items
3.
Notes:
1.
2.
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed
by someone at your location
3.
Lion:
Belt Loops:
Other:
Bobcat:
1-8
Tiger:
Wolf:
Bear: 13a-g
Webelos:
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Week : 17
Date:
Theme for this meeting:
Parachute Men
Discussion
Opening
Before the meeting
Before Meeting:
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Special Notes:
Required Materials: Plastic grocery bag, scissors, hole punch, embroidery yarn (use the single
strand kind), plastic army men (sold in bags of 50-100 at Walmart)
Opening: Good Morning, Captain
The group sits facing the front. One scout stands in front of the group, facing the group—he is the
Chooser. Another scout stands next to the chooser and he is the Captain, but facing away from the
group.
To play, the Chooser points to a scout who is the Speaker. The Speaker says, “Good Morning,
Captain!” in a disguised voice. The Captain guesses who said it. If he is right, he continues as Captain. If he is incorrect, the scout repeats, “I said, Good Morning, Captain!” If the Captain fails a second time, he returns to the group, the Chooser is the new Captain, and the Speaker is the new
Chooser. You may prefer to only give the Captain one chance, especially if you have a smaller
group.
Discussion: Resourcefulness
Let the scouts know that today we will be making parachute men. Share with them the materials
needed to make the project. What are other things that could be substituted if we run out of the
materials on hand? What does it mean to be resourceful?
While completing the project ask the scouts to make notes on which materials worked well and
why.
After the group finishes making the parachute men ask the scouts to list any changes they would
make if they decided to do the project again. Tell why it is important to consider all available resources for a project.
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Fun Activity: Parachute Men
Materials needed: Plastic grocery bag, scissors, hole punch, embroidery yarn (use the single
Activity
Start this activity by letting the scouts pick out their favorite army man from the bag.
Cut the plastic bag about half-way between the opening and the bottom, removing the handles.
Next use a hole punch to make four holes equal distance around the open end of the remaining
plastic bag. Cut four pieces of embroidery yarn that are equal in length. Have the scouts tie one
end of each piece of yarn to the each hole. Next tie the other end of each piece of yarn to the army man.
Have the scouts hold the parachute out in front of them, above their head and release. If available,
let the scouts drop their parachute from an elevated area.
Explain to the scouts that larger the surface area in contact with the air, the more resistance. Resistance makes it harder for the object to travel through the air. So, the larger the parachute, the
slower it falls. The trapped air in the parachute spills off to one side of the parachute's top, or canopy. This prevents it from falling straight. A small hole punched in the middle of the canopy will allow the parachute to fall straighter.
Activity
Fun Activity: Zip Zap
Sit in a circle with one scout standing in the center. When he points to someone and says "Zip!" the
scout must give the name of the scout on his right before the pointer counts to ten. If the pointer says
"Zap!" the scout must name the scout on his left. If he says "Zip!Zap!", he must name scouts on both
sides. Anyone who gives the wrong name or is too slow becomes the pointer and the old pointer
takes his place.
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Closing
Debrief:
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf,
Bear & Webelos).
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders:
1.
Business Items
2.
3.
Notes:
1.
2.
3.
Lion:
Belt Loops:
Other:
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed
by someone at your location
Bobcat:
1-8
Tiger:
Wolf:
Bear:
Webelos:
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Week : 18
Date:
Before the meeting
Theme for this meeting: Knots
Before Meeting:
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Special Notes
Required Materials: Each boy will need a piece of nylon rope 5 to 6 feet long. Burn the ends
ahead of time so that they will not fray.
Opening
Fun Activity: Rope toss
Materials needed: 25 foot length of rope with weight attached to the end, poster board with
bullseye drawn on
Let each scout practice coiling the rope in 1-foot loops. Hold half the loops and the weighted line in
your throwing hand and the other loops in your other hand. Face the bullseye and swing the line
toward it. Keep trying until you can hit the mark. Explain that this skill can be useful in rescuing
someone in the water. Move the bullseye closer for younger boys.
Activity
Fun Activity: Knots
Materials needed: A 5-6 foot piece of nylon rope for each boy, copies of “the six boy scout
knots”
Show the scouts how to tie the following knots: square knot, bowline, sheet bend, two half hitches,
slip knot (not pictured, but can be found in the bear book). Let each scout practice the knots. If
scouts master the knots quickly you can have fun by holding a relay race to tie knots.
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Fun Activity: Rope Magic tricks
Materials needed: a 5-6 foot piece of nylon rope for each boy
Activity
Arm Cross Overhand knot: Fold your arms across your chest, lean forward, and pick up one
end of a rope in each hand. Unfold your arms and you have tied an overhand knot
Man Overboard: Hold one end of a rope in your left hand with your thumb up. With your right
hand thumb down, grasp the rope and turn your hand thumb up to match your left hand. Transfer
the loop from your right hand to your left. Continue to make loops in this way until you get near
the end of the rope. Then pass the end of the rope through all the loops. Ask someone to pull the
end of the rope while you hold the loops loosely in both hands. As the rope runs out, overhand
knots will appear in a chain of knots.
Fun Activity: Keeping a rope from tangling
Activity
Materials needed: 25 foot length of rope
Before you put a rope away, lay the rope out straight on a dry surface. Be sure there are no kinks
or knots in it. Hold the end of the rope in one hand and coil the rope around your forearm from
hand to elbow. Loop it around as many times as necessary to take up all of the rope. Take it off
your elbow, hold the coil in your hand and take off the last loop with your other hand. Make a few
turns around the coils with this end and pass it through the top of the coil held by your hand.
Let the scouts each try it with the longer rope and then finally they can try the skill making smaller
coils with their own ropes.
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Closing
Debrief:
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf, Bear
& Webelos).
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders:
1.
2.
Business Items
3.
Notes:
1.
2.
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed
by someone at your location
3.
Lion:
Belt Loops:
Other:
Bobcat:
1-8
Tiger:
Wolf:
Bear: 22a-f
Webelos:
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Week : 19
Date:
Theme for this meeting: Athletics
Before the meeting
Before Meeting:
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Special Notes and Required Materials:
Ask scouts to bring a 20oz bottle next week
Discussion
Discussion: (From Webelos book page 125)
Strength and good health are important to you now for sports and games. They’ll be important to you all
your life. Athletes know that a good training program includes exercises that build strength and endurance.
Endurance means the ability to keep going in a race or in a playing sport. We are going to see how the
more you work on a skill, the more you will improve and the higher your rating should be. As you improve,
this means you’re growing stronger.
Can you explain what it means to be physically and mentally healthy?
(When your body feels good and you aren’t sick you are physically healthy. When you are happy,
enjoy being with other people, and deal with change and other difficult situations easily you are
mentally healthy.)
What Sports and activities does everyone enjoy with friends or competitively?
Finding out what sports, exercises, and outdoor activities your Scout’s most enjoy will only better
develop the free time activities in future weeks of program.
What Athletes most excite you? Best to Watch? Favorite teams?
How do you think these athletes got to be where they are now?
Assist by suggesting healthy habits, balanced nutrition, and regular exercise
How does stretching and exercise help with prevention the need for Medical practice or First Aid?
Revisit the first aid kit, and discuss stretching as injury reduction/prevention.
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Fun Activity: 5 minute stretches/Warm up
(more can be found on pages 133-141 of the Webelos book)
Before doing any major exercises we are going to stretch for 5 minutes. This will limber up our muscles.
Trunk Bend:
This stretch strengthens trunk muscles. Bend side-ways and down. Touch your toesfirst left, then right. Spread your legs. Keep the elbows and knees straight.
Activity
Trunk Stretch
This stretch strengthens the back and stretches the chest muscles. Lie face down with your hands at the back of the neck and elbows out.
Raise your head and chest and hold.
Stretcher
This stretch is one best in slow motion. Curl your body slowly from a flaton-your-back position until your knees touch your chin. Count to five. Return to the starting position.
All the Way
This stretch strengthens stomach muscles. Lie
back on the floor, with your hands above your head. With your arms and
legs straight, raise your body and touch your toes.
Fun Activity: Physical Fitness Skills
Activity
Materials needed: a plank, Tape, or rope to use as a line
*These activities may be done outdoors!




Walk a line back and forth and sideways
Do a front roll
Do a back roll
Do a falling forward roll
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Fun Activity: Exercise
Materials needed: Athlete Record (1 per boy, Pg. 154), writing utensils, stop watch, tape measure, chalk board/white board (Or large sheet of paper on the wall)
Allow the boys to pick a partner and explain that their partner is going to
help them with their exercises by helping them count. They will then record their scores on their Athlete Record sheet. (Leaders might want to
hold on to these records for next week so they don’t get lost)
Sit-Ups
Time the boys for 1 minute to see how many curl-ups they can do. Have them record their results
on their athlete record page. Allow for each partner to have a chance.
Starting position: Lie on your back with your legs bent and feet flat on the floor. Cross your arms
over your chest. Have a partner hold your ankles to keep your feet on the floor and count each
curl-up.
Activity
Action: Sit up and touch your elbows to your thighs. Return to the starting position.
Count one curl-up each time you go back to the starting position.
Jumping Jacks
Starting Position: Hands by your Hands. Jumping up, lift your arms up
then down. Each Jump is one movement of the arms, up and down. Repeat.
Karaoke's (Sideways Running)
Starting Position: Sideways to the way you’re running. Alternating your
back leg, swaying it in front, then behind your guiding leg. If moving right,
your left leg is swinging in front and behind your right.
Choose a equal distance to and from for this exercise. Demonstrate (Or have experienced Scouts
demonstrate) the exercise, chances are some Scouts are new to it.
Push-Ups
Starting position: Lie face down on the ground or floor. Put your
hands on the ground beside your shoulders.
Action: Push up with your arms, keeping your back and legs as
straight as possible. Then lower your body and touch your chest to
the ground. Repeat as many times as possible and record your results.
Rules: For each push-up your body must be straight and your arms
must be extended full length. Count one push-up each time your
chest touches the ground.
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Standing Long Jump
(designate a starting line)
Starting position: Stand with your feet apart and your toes just behind the
starting line. Prepare to jump by bending your knees and swinging your
arms back and forth.
Action: Jump, swinging your arms ahead and upward hard. Take off from
the balls of your feet.
Activity
Rules: Three jumps are allowed. Distance is measured from the starting
line to the place nearest eh starting line that your body touches. Record the
best of the three jumps.
Vertical Jump
Starting Position: Stand next to a chalkboard/white board with your feet flat
on the floor. With the chalk/marker in your hand, reach as high as you can
and make a mark.
Action: Now jump as high as you can and make a mark above the first one.
Your score is the number of inches between the two marks.
Triple Jump
Demonstrate an example before Scouts take turns performing the Triple Jump. Use cones to line
where they should begin running, where they should start jumping, and where they should be
finished jumping
Discussion
Post Discussion: Ask the boys the following questions and give each the opportunity to answer:
Did you feel frustrated or angry when you were doing exercises?
What did perseverance have to do with that?
Name another type of task for which you will need to persevere.
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Closing
Debrief:
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf,
Bear & Webelos).
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders:
1.
2.
Business Items
3.
Notes:
1.
2.
3.
Lion:
Health and
Fitness
Complete
Belt Loops:
Other:
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed
by someone at your location
Bobcat:
1-8
Tiger:
Wolf:
Bear:
16a
Webelos:
Athlete 1-6
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Athlete Progress Record
Name:____________________ Pack#:_____________
Week
1
2
3
4
Date
Minutes of Stretching
# of Curl Ups
# of Pull Ups
# of Push Ups
Standing Long Jump
(distance)
Vertical Jump (height)
Athlete Progress Record
Name:____________________ Pack#:_____________
Week
Date
Minutes of Stretching
# of Curl Ups
# of Pull Ups
# of Push Ups
Standing Long Jump
(distance)
Vertical Jump (height)
1
2
3
4
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Week : 20
Date:
Theme for this meeting: Athletics
Activity
Before the meeting
Before Meeting:
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Special Notes and Required Materials:
There are a lot of activities in this week. If you have enough adult supervision then divide each activity up into a separate station and rotate boys through.
This is a week where asking your Scouts early on what sports and outdoor activities they enjoy
most will be extremely useful. If they’ve made suggestions, find a way to incorporate each.
Fun Activity 5 minute stretches/Warm up
(more can be found on pages 133-141 of the Webelos book)
Repeat the 5 minute stretches from the previous week.
Rotate scout’s in leading the stretching and/or choosing the activities throughout the day.
Activity
Fun Activity: Physical Fitness Skills
Materials needed: a plank, Tape, or rope to use as a line
*These activities may be done outdoors!
Repeat from previous week
It may become difficult for Scouts to continue bringing their fitness skills assessment sheet, and so
as their Scout Leader either take charge and write down each result, or keep a continuous Excel
template and fill in after each week’s program.
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Fun Activity: Backyard Bowling!
Materials needed: kick ball, empty clear plastic 20oz bottles (1 per boy), tape, water, food coloring, glitter, permanent markers
Activity
Making homemade bowling pins:
Let each boy write his name on a plastic bottle and fill it half full of water (to give it weight). Put a
drop of food coloring in the water and glitter for decoration. Put the cap on tight and wrap it in
masking tape.
Backyard Bowling:
Take the pins to an open area outside (or in an open area) and line them
up in usual bowling formation. The formation should be at least 20 feet
from where the boys role the ball. Divide the boys into two teams. Each
boy gets a turn to roll the ball in an attempt to knock the pins over; each
pin equals one point for his team. After his score is recorded he “sets”
the pins upright for the next boy. Decide ahead of time on the number of
points to win the round. Figure at least 10 points per boy, therefore 10boy teams will need 100 points to win. The first team to reach that number wins.
Fun Activity: Kickball!
Activity
Materials 1 kick ball, 4 objects to be used as bases
Take the boys outdoors to play a game of kick ball. Kickball is played on a field with 4 bases arranged on the corners of a diamond-shaped “infield”. There is an “infield” and an “outfield.” The
infield contains the positions that involve the bases, while the outfield is mainly designated for catching or retrieving the ball when it is kicked out of the infield.
Game play goes as follows: the ball is rolled towards home plate, and the player which is up
(kicking), tries to kick the ball. If the ball is caught in the air, the kicker is out. A player is also out if
the ball is thrown at them, and hits them while they are not touching a base. If a thrown ball misses
them, they may only run to the next base, which is known on the kickball field as the “one base on an
overthrow” rule. Also similar to baseball, if the ball is thrown to the first base man, and is caught by
the first base man while he is touching the base, the player running to the first base is out. This is
known as a “forced out” in that the runner was forced to run to that based. A “forced out” can occur
on any base that runner is forced to run to. Once a team gets 3 outs, the teams switch sides. A team
gets one point for having a runner make it all the way around the bases and back to home base.
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Closing
Debrief:
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf,
Bear & Webelos).
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders:
1.
2.
Business Items
3.
Reminders:
1.
2.
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed
by someone at your location
3.
Lion:
Belt Loops:
Other:
Bobcat:
1-8
Tiger:
Wolf:
Bear:
15a-c
Webelos:
Athlete 1-6, 7
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Week : 21
Date:
Theme for this meeting: Showmanship
Before the Meeting
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Special Notes & Required Materials: You will need an empty toilet paper roll for each boy for
next week. Ask them to bring one in.
Discussion
Before Meeting:
Discussion: Talk about public service announcements
Explain: Every day we see a lot of advertisements on television or in newspapers and magazines. Advertisements tell people about something and are usually trying to persuade people to buy a product.
Some advertisements are called public service announcements. Public service announcements give
people information that can help people’s lives or make them better citizens. A public service announcement might tell people about the dangers of smoking, or where you can get help in your community if you need it.
Required Materials: 1 lunch sized paper bag per boy, markers, glue, scrap paper, scissors, any
props needed for chosen skits
Later today you will be making your own public service announcement-telling people why you like
Cub Scouts and why other boys should join Cub Scouts. (If you have access to a computer and internet show the scouts a couple of Scouting PSAs—there are a lot of youtube).
Ask: Who can name some things you like about Cub Scouts, or reasons why other boys should join?
Activity
Fun Activity: Making puppets
Materials needed: 1 paper bag per boy, markers, glue, scrap paper, scissors
Have each boy make his own paper bag puppet. Leave the bag folded. Place it
fold-side up on the table. Mark where you want eyes and nose and other features
to go. The eyes, nose, and the top of the mouth should go on the
bottom of the bag, and the bottom of the mouth should go on the front of the
bag, as shown. Let the boys decorate their puppet, as they want. After the puppets are finished let the boys create a public service announcement and act it out.
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Activity
Fun Activity: Songs
Materials needed: Copies of songs
Practice the following two Cub Scout songs with the boys. Sing them each until the boys get the
hang of them. Choose one of them to sing using the puppets. After it has been sung ask the boys to
tell you what they did differently when they sang the song using the puppets.
I’ve Got That Cub Scout Spirit
I’ve got that Cub Scout spirit
Up in my head,
(WHERE?)
up in my head,
(WHERE?)
up in my head;
I’ve got that Cub Scout Spirit
Up in my head, up in my head to stay!
Replace “up in my head” with other words in the
other four versus:
Second verse: Deep in my heart
Third verse: Down in my feet
Fourth verse: All over me
Fifth verse: I’ve got that Cub Scout spirit
Up in my head, deep in my heart, down in my
feet ,I’ve got that Cub Scout spirit All over me,
all over me to stay!
Good Night, Cub Scouts
Tune: "Good Night , Ladies"
Good night, Cub Scouts.
Good night, Cub Scouts.
Good night, Cub Scouts,
We're going to leave you now.
Merrily we Cub along, Cub along, Cub along.
Merrily we Cub along up the Cub Scout trail.
Sweet dreams, Cub Scouts.
Sweet dreams, Cub Scouts.
Sweet dreams, Cub Scouts,
We're going to leave you now
Activity
Fun Activity: Cub Scout Skits
Pick a few skits from the ones listed at the end of the lesson plan. Have the boys practice them
and then perform they for the group. If you run out of time have the remaining groups go the following week.
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Cub Scout Skits
Many additional skits can be found though a quick internet search. Please make sure that any
skits chosen are in good taste and within the spirit of Scouting.
Emergency Alert System
(3-4 Scouts)
All scouts but one stand in a line. Lead scout is in front or to one side.
Leader: For the next ten seconds we will conduct a test of the emergency broadcast system.
(line of scouts all make Beeeeeeeeeeep sound until the leader raises his hand)
Leader: Thank you. This concludes the test of the emergency broadcast system. Had this been an actual
emergency, you would have heard…(line of scouts screan in panic and run around).
Invisible Bench
(3-4 scouts)
Scout #1 walks onstage and squats down as if he is sitting on a bench that is invisible.
Scout #2 walks up to #1
Scout #2: Whatcha doin’?
Scout #1: Just sitting on this invisible bench.
Scout #2: Can I join you?
Scout #1: Sure.
Scout #2 sits down next to #1. Scout #3 repeats the dialog. Each scout comes on and repeats, making a long
line of scouts sitting on the bench.
Last scout walks up to line of scouts.
Last Scout: What are you guys doing?
All other Scouts: Just sitting here on this invisible bench.
Last Scout: No you aren’t I moved the bench over there last week. (points)
All the sitting scouts fall down.
Over the cliff
(2 scouts)
One scout is jumping up and down in place looking down over a cliff.
Scout #1: 38, 38, 38, 38…
Scout #2: (walks up behind first scout) Hey, be careful there it is a long way down! What are you doing?
Scout #1: Take a look! There’s 38 of them down there!
Scout #2: (peers over the edge) 38? 38 what? I don’t see anything.
(Scout 1 gives him a gentle push on the back, just enough to send him over the edge.)
Scout #1: 39, 39, 39…
Be Prepared
(4 scouts, one off stage)
First scout seriously walks to center stage, makes the scout sign and waits for silence. When it is fairly quiet,
he loudly proclaims “Be Prepared!” and then walks offstage.
Second scout walks to center stage, raises scout sign and waits for silence. When it is fairly quest he loudly
proclaims “Be prepared!” and then walks offstage.
Third scout does the same thing and walks off stage.
Fourth scout waits a few seconds and then blows a whistle.
The first three scouts then yell, “We told you to BE PEPRARED!”
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Troll Attack
(4 or more scouts)
2 scouts are camping out, but only have a one-man tent. They arge about who should sleep inside and finally
one winds up laying down “inside” and the other “outside.” They fall asleep.
A group of trolls wander by and see the sleeping scout. They rush up and beat on him for a couple seconds
and then run off stage.
The scout gets up, hobbles to his buddy, explains he was just attacked, and pleads to change places. The other scout won’t switch and tells him to go back to sleep.
Once settled down, the bears come back and beat on him again. Again, he pleads with his buddy to trade.
This time, he agrees to switch places.
After they go back to sleep, the trolls come back again. Just as they are going to start beating on the scout
outside, one stops and says “Hey, we’ve beat this guy up enough—let’s get the guy inside the tent!”
Lightbulb
(4 or more scouts)
All scouts are center stage digging with shovels. One scout is just standing in the middle with his arm raised
straight in the air as if he was holding a torch.
(Boss walks onstage to survey the work being done. He sees the one guy not working and walks up to him.)
Boss: I’m paying you to work, not to just stand around. Why aren’t you working?
Scout #1: I’m a lightbulb!
Boss: Get to work! When I come back, if you aren’t working, you’re fired!
(Boss leaves and everyone continues to do the same things. Then boss returns and sees scout still standing
there.)
Boss: That’s it! You’re fired! Get out!
(scout drops his arm and exits the stage. As soon as he drops his arm the rest stop working and start to
leave.)
Boss: Hey, why are you guys leaving? Get back to work!
Scout #2: How? We can’t work in the dark!
Clothes from JC Penny
(5 or more scouts)
One scout stand center stage; passing the time.
As each scout walks past from stage left to right, he mentions part of their clothing and asks where they got
it.
Scout #1: Hey nice shirt where did you get it?
Scout #2: Thanks! I got it from JC Penny.
(repeat for each scout walking by using shirt, pants, shoes, hat, belt, etc.)
Finally, a scout walks in barefoot and wearing a trashbag.
Scout #1: Hey, who are you?
Last Scout: My name is JC Penny.
The Infantry is Coming
(4 or more scouts; a small branch will be needed)
Each scout runs across the stage one after another yelling: “Run away! The Infantry is coming!”
The last scout walks onstage carrying the Infant Tree and says “the Infant Tree has arrived!”
Closing
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Debrief
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. You can choose a word of the day for each
meeting. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf, Bear & Webelos).
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders:
1. Ask each boy to try and bring in an empty toilet paper or paper towel roll for next week.
Business Items
2.
3.
Notes:
1.
2.
3.
Lion:
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed
by someone at your location
Bobcat:
1-8
Belt Loops: Music 1
Other:
Tiger:
Wolf:
Bear:
Webelos:
Showman
2,3,5,6,9
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Week : 22
Date:
Discussion
Before the Meeting
Theme for this meeting: Music
Before Meeting:
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Special Notes & Required Materials:
This week requires listening to music. Please make sure the music you choose is appropriate!
Required Materials: CD player/Ipod/Laptop, 1 empty toilet paper roll or paper towel roll (cut in
half) per boy, markers, wax paper, 1 rubber band per boy
Discussion:
Ask: Who can tell me what kind of puppets we made last week?
(Paper Bag puppets)
Can you think of other types of puppets that you could make at home?
(sock puppets, finger puppets, stick puppets, marionettes)
Does anyone know what a monologue is?
(A poem, a story, or an essay that a single actor recites alone. A monologue is something that is practiced and memorized by the actor and can show humor, sadness, or excitement.)
Can anyone think of a story or poem that they know well that they can recite?
(Give any boy who volunteers a chance to recite their monologue)
Now we are going to talk about music. Does anyone know what folk music is?
Folk music is music based on tunes that have been handed down from generation to generation, with
no known composer. People heard them, learned to play them, and sang them. Folk music tells of
people’s joys and sorrows of the past. Some are funny, and some are sad. The fiddle, guitar, banjo,
and dulcimer are all instruments that are often used to play folk music. One example of a song written in folk style is “This Land Is Your Land” written by Woody Guthrie.
Ask: Why do YOU think music is important?
Give each boy an opportunity to answer
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Fun Activity:
Activity
Materials needed: CD player, or iPod
Play four different types of music for the boys and ask them to identify the genre.
(Try and pick four completely different types.) Ask the boys which types they
liked best and why
*Make sure music is appropriate *
Types of music may include: Classical, Rock, Hip Hop, gospel, folk…..
Fun Activity: Cardboard Tube Kazoo
Activity
Activity
Materials needed: 1 empty TP tube or paper towel role cut in half (per boy), Markers, Wax paper
(one 6” circle per boy), 1 rubber band (per boy)
Cut a 6” circle from wax paper. Rubber band the wax paper securely
over one end of the TP tube. With a pin poke a small hole in the center of
the tube. To use your Kazoo, make loud tooting sounds into the open
end.
Fun Activity: Musical chairs
Line up alternate facing chairs, one less than the number of children playing. They players move
around the chairs while the music is playing. When the music stops they have to sit down on a free
chair, the player without a chair is out, take away one chair each time, repeat until you have 2 players
and 1 chair. The one to sit down first is the winner.
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Closing
Debrief
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. You can choose a word of the day for each
meeting. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf, Bear & Webelos).
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders:
1. Awards meeting next week!
2.
Business Items
3.
Notes:
1. Awards meeting next week!
2.
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed
by someone at your location
3.
Lion:
Bobcat:
1-8
Belt Loops: Music 2,3
Other:
Tiger:
Wolf:
Bear:
Webelos:
Showman
7,11,15,16
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Week : 23
Date:
Theme for this meeting: Paper Airplanes
Before the Meeting
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Special Notes : Make multiple copies of each paper airplane. KWL chart can be drawn on a chalk
board.
Required Materials: Construction paper, tracking paper, copy paper
Discussion
Before Meeting:
Using the Airplanes KWL chart ask the scouts what they know about planes, and what
they would like to learn. Explain that we will try to answer some of their questions
today, but if we don’t know the answer we will find out and let them know next week.
Thrust and Drag
First, let's examine thrust and drag. Thrust, whether caused by a propeller or a jet engine, is the
aerodynamic force that pushes or pulls the airplane forward through space. The opposing aerodynamic force is drag, or the friction that resists the motion of an object moving through a fluid
(or immobile in a moving fluid, as occurs when you fly a kite).
If you stick your hand out of a car window while moving, you'll experience a very simple
demonstration of drag at work. The amount of drag that your hand creates depends on a few factors, such as the size of your hand, the speed of the car and the density of the air. If you were to
slow down, you would notice that the drag on your hand would decrease.
Lift and Weight
Every object on Earth has weight, a product of both gravity and mass. A Boeing 747-8 passenger airliner, for instance, has a maximum takeoff weight of 487.5 tons (442 metric tons), the
force with which the weighty plane is drawn toward the Earth.
Weight's opposing force is lift, which holds an airplane in the air. This feat is accomplished
through the use of a wing, also known as an airfoil. Like drag, lift can exist only in the presence
of a moving fluid. It doesn't matter if the object is stationary and the fluid is moving (as with a
kite on a windy day), or if the fluid is still and the object is moving through it (as with a soaring
jet on a windless day). What really matters is the relative difference in speeds between the object and the fluid.
As for the actual mechanics of lift, the force occurs when a moving fluid is deflected by a solid
object. The wing splits the airflow in two directions: up and over the wing and down along the
underside of the wing.
Tailor the explanations below to match the learning level of your scouts.
Discussion
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The wing is shaped and tilted so that the air moving over it travels faster than the air moving underneath. When moving air flows over an object and encounters an obstacle (such as a bump or a
sudden increase in wing angle), its path narrows and the flow speeds up as all the molecules rush
though. Once past the obstacle, the path widens and the flow slows down again. If you've ever
pinched a water hose, you've observed this very principle in action. By pinching the hose, you narrow the path of the fluid flow, which speeds up the molecules. Remove the pressure and the water
flow returns to its previous state.
Balance
All of these elements work in equal ways to keep a paper airplane in flight. If a plan is flying
straight through the air, lift and weight are pulling up and down against each other. If lift wins, the
plane goes up, but if weight wins, it advances downwards. Thrust and resistance are pulling forward and backward on the plane at the same time. Each component has to be taken into consideration for just the right balance of each.
Fun Activity: Choosing the right paper airplane paper
Activity
Activity
Materials needed: Construction paper, tracing paper, copy paper
Present the scouts with a selection of paper to choose from. Let each scout choose one sheet of paper
and ask them to make the best paper airplane they can. Each scout should write their name on their
paper prior to starting to fold it.
As students work on their paper airplanes, instruct them to focus on the size of the plane (large, medium, small), weight (light or heavy), and wing structure (long and thin, short and wide, big like a butterfly, etc.).
After all students have completed their airplanes have them line up in a line. On the count of three
each student should throw their airplane.
Point out the planes that go the furthest and others that do interesting things (flip over, take a nose
dive, etc.). Spend a few minutes discussing what happened with the students.
Discuss the results of the different types of paper used.
Activity
Fun Activity: Paper airplane templates
Materials needed: Construction paper, tracing paper, copy paper
Break the students up into groups of 2-3. Working together each group should pick an airplane design from the selections included at the end of the lesson. Give the students about 10 minutes to complete their airplanes. Let the scouts know that if they would like to use a different type of paper than
what the designs are printed on they can.
After all students are done have each group fly their plane. Record the type of plane, materials used,
and the distance it goes.
After each group has had a chance to throw their plane spend a few minutes reviewing the Airplanes
KWL chart. See if the student’s questions were answered during the exercise. If not, try and answer
them, or research the answer and provide it next week.
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Closing
Debrief
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. You can choose a word of the day for each
meeting. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf, Bear & Webelos).
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders:
1.
Business Items
2.
3.
Notes:
1.
2.
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed
by someone at your location
3.
Lion:
Belt Loops:
Other:
Bobcat:
1-8
Tiger:
Wolf:
Bear:
Webelos:
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Week : 24
Date: Make up week
Theme for this meeting:
Before the Meeting
Before Meeting:
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Special Notes:
There will be no advancement for this week in the syllabus so you may choose to skip it to work
ahead or catch up.
Required Materials: Slips of paper, popsicle sticks (40-50 per scout), masking tape, a dodge ball
Fun Activity: Find Your Flock
Activity
Materials: Slips of paper with a bird name written on each one (ex: chicken, turkey, goose, duck,
chickadee, crow, etc.) If you have 24 people, make four of each.
This is a game where groups will constantly change so there is no real team that wins. It should only
take about three minutes to get a winner so many rounds can be played.
On “GO”, Scouts mill about the room exchanging slips as many times as they can with as many different Scouts as possible. They do not look at what is written on their paper.
On “Stop” Scouts stop and look at their paper.
On “Find your Flock”, Scouts try to find all others of their kind and sit down together. The last group
to sit is out, taking their papers with them. Repeat until one flock is left.
Fun Activity: Build ‘em Up
Activity
Materials needed: Popsicle Sticks (40-50 per scout or pair, depending on #), and masking tape
Depending on the age (maturity) of your Scouts, have them build one of the following.
Kindergarten thru 2nd grade - Given equal amount of sticks/tape to either paired off scouts or
individuals, have them build a free standing structure. Competition - who can build the tallest?
3rd Grade and Up - Have Scouts build a structure standing at least 1 popsicle stick tall, and can
hold up 5 or so pounds.
If a Scout/Team needs extra tape, all teams get the same. This makes the game equal for all.
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Activity
Fun Activity: Spud Ball
Materials needed: Soft ball
Every scout is assigned a number from 1 to the number of players. Players form a close circle with
one scout in the center who has the ball. The scout throws the ball straight up as high as he can and
yells out a number. Everyone scatters except the scout whose number was called. He catches or
picks up the ball. As soon as he has the ball, he yells “SPUD” and everyone must freeze. The scout
with the ball can then take up to 3 giant steps towards any scout he wants. He then throws the ball
at the scout. The target scout can move all parts of his body to dodge the throw—except his feet. If
the scout is hit, he gets “S” otherwise the thrower gets “S”. Everyone gets back in a circle whichever scout received a ltter gets to throw the ball up for the next round. When a scout reaches S-P-UD, he is out of the game, or after a set time, the person with the least letters is the winner.
Closing
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Debrief
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. You can choose a word of the day for each
meeting. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf, Bear & Webelos).
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders:
1.
Business Items
2.
3.
Notes:
1.
2.
3.
Lion:
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed
by someone at your location
Bobcat:
1-8
Tiger:
Wolf:
Belt Loops:
Other: Engineering Activity Badge (3rd—5th grade)
Bear:
Webelos
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Week : 25
Date:
Theme for this meeting: Maps and Compass
Opening
Before the meeting
Before Meeting:
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Special Notes: Ask your supervisor for compasses 1-2 weeks prior
Required Materials: copies of world, Wisconsin, and local maps for each scout, compasses, crayons
Opening: Give each scout a printed off map of the local area, and have them locate area
attractions, monuments, rivers, highways, etc.
Fun Activity: Physical Map
Activity
Materials needed: Physical map of Wisconsin (1 per boy, or enough for the pack to share copies), a color geological map (if available)
Last week we looked at and made our own street maps. This week we are going to take a look at
a physical map of Wisconsin and a World Map.
A physical map shows landmarks such as mountains, rivers, lakes, oceans, and other permanent geographic features. Let’s take a look at this physical map of Wisconsin and see what landmarks we
can find.
Encourage them to look at the same landmark on both maps such as: Lake Michigan and the
Wisconsin River.
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Fun Activity: World Map
Materials needed: World Map (1 per boy), Crayons or markers (green, red, blue, black, and
brown), (you can also show a globe if you have one available to you).
Pass out maps and read over the coloring directions. This activity can be done in small or large groups, or
individually.
Activity
Continents-Continents are large landmass on Earth, we have 7 continents: North America, South America,
Africa, Europe, Asia, Antarctica, and Australia. Color the continents on your map green.
Oceans-Oceans are continuous bodies of water which cover most of the Earth. The Earth is made up of 5
different oceans: Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Arctic Ocean, and Southern
Ocean. Color the oceans blue.
Equator – The equator is an imaginary line that divides the Earth into Northern and
Southern Hemispheres. Trace the equator line in red.
Longitude-Lines of longitude are vertical lines that run North and South on maps. These
lines can help us find exact locations on Earth. Use the color brown to draw lines of longitude across your map.
Lines of Latitude- Lines of latitude are horizontal lines that run East to West on maps.
These lines help us find exact locations on Earth. Use the color black to draw lines of latitude across your map.
* If you have a globe available to you encourage boys to try to find the items you just talked about.
Fun Activity:
Compasses are used to help us find the position of land marks and which direction we need to travel.
Materials needed: Enough Compasses to either split scouts in teams or individually
Activity
Inside the earth there is a large ball of iron. This ball of iron produces a magnetic field. The lines of this field
all lie in one direction and point toward what we call “Magnetic North.” There is a needle on the inside of a
compass that has a small magnet on the tip of it. This magnet is attracted to the magnetic field inside the Earth and the needle always
points toward magnetic North.
To use a compass you turn it until the North arrow on the compass’s face is aligned with the North end of the pointer.
The letter “N” stands for North.
Ask: Does anyone know what the other letters stand for?
E-East, S-South, W-West.
If you turn and face any direction with the compass in the palm of
your hand the needle will move to show you which way is North.
Give each boy the opportunity to experiment with the compass.
Debrief and Closing
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Debrief:
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf,
Bear & Webelos).
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders:
1.
Business Items
2.
3.
Notes:
1.
2.
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed
by someone at your location
3.
Lion:
Bobcat:
Belt Loops: Map and
Other:
Tiger:
Compass 3, Geography 2, 3
Wolf:
Bear:
Webelos:
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Week : 26
Date:
Before Meeting:
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Opening
Special Notes: Next week every scout will need a 2-liter bottle ask them to bring one, but also
try and collect extras for those that forget. Also ask your supervisor to get you the launcher and
water cooler if needed (check with location regarding water and space available outside)
Required Materials: Candles, Squirt guns,
Fun Activity: What am I?
The Cubs sit in a circle. One Cub goes outside the room, while he is away the others decide what
he should be when he comes back. If they decide on a policeman, for example, they call him back
and he has to ask each Cub in turn what he has to buy for himself. One will say black boots, another a whistle, another a flashlight and so on. If the shopper goes right round the Pack without guessing what he is, he must go out again, and the Cubs will choose something else.
Activity
Before the meeting
Theme for this meeting:
Make Up week
Fun Activity: Find the Leader
Have the Cubs sit in a circle. Select one to act as 'it' and have him leave the room. The Cubs
choose a leader. 'It' is then called into the center of the circle and the leader slyly starts some motion such as waving his hand, making faces, or kicking his foot. All immediately imitate the leader. 'It'
keeps watchful eyes on everyone in an effort to find out who is starting the motions. When he succeeds, the leader becomes 'it'.
Fun Activity: Candle Duel
Activity
Materials needed: 2 Squirt Guns, or a pair for however many duels you want, Candles, Water
It’s a competition between Scouts deciding who’s the true marksman of the pack. Have Scouts
stand 10-15 feet apart with the candle next to them. Have Scouts shoot once, back and forth, trying to extinguish the other’s candle. The competition whittles down to the final two, and finally to
the champion. Remember to find a space where a little water won’t damage property, and ensure
scouts don’t start shooting one another.
This will get Scouts excited. Improvise wherever.
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Closing
Debrief:
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf,
Bear & Webelos).
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders:
1. Discuss next week’s activity with the site coordinator. Also
communicate with your supervisor on materials needed for next week.
Business Items
2.
3.
Notes:
1.
2.
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed
by someone at your location
3.
Bobcat:
Belt Loops:
Other:
Tiger:
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Week : 27
Date:
Theme for this meeting:
Water Rockets
Before the meeting
Before Meeting:
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Special Notes:
Each scout will need a 2-liter soda bottle for this activity. Ask them to start collecting a few weeks
out, but bring extras for those that forget.
Required Materials: 2-liter bottles, manila folders, scotch tape, construction paper, scissors,
rocket launcher, water
Opening: How rockets work
Water rockets work on air pressure. When a water rocket is made, the container of the bottle is
only halfway filled with water. This allows for a bicycle pump to force air into a small hole into the
bottle. When the the bottle cannot support the pressure inside the bottle any longer, the bottle
lifts off the ground in a display of Newton's Third Law of Motion (for every action there must be an
equal and opposite reaction).
Opening: Water Rockets
Activity
Materials needed: 2-liter bottles, manila folders, scotch tape, construction paper, scissors,
launcher (ask your supervisor for this), water
Scouts can cut 3-4 tail fins from the manila folders. Attach these to the end of the bottle with the
mouth so that the bottle can stand by itself. Using the construction paper, next form a nose cone
for the other end of the bottle. You can cut the construction paper smaller if needed.
Make sure to launch the bottles outside with plenty of room around. Scouts should stand at least
20 feet back from the launcher. Start out by filling each bottle about 1/2 full with water. If there
isn’t an available water source at your program location ask your supervisor to also provide a water
cooler. If you have enough water and time permits the scouts can experiment with different
amounts of water.
Ask the scouts why the water is needed. What would happen if we only used air?
Does the amount of water matter? Is more water better?
How did the wind effect the rocket?
Are there any changes to the rocket design we could make to improve the rocket? (add a parachute, additional weight, etc.)
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Closing
Debrief:
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf, Bear
& Webelos).
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders:
1.
2.
Business Items
3.
Notes:
1.
2.
3.
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed
by someone at your location
Lion:
Belt Loops:
Other:
Bobcat:
1-8
Tiger:
Wolf:
Bear:
21a
Webelos:
Craftsman 2p
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Week : 28
Date:
Activity
Opening
Before the meeting
Theme for this meeting: Games
Before Meeting:
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Special Notes and Required Materials:
There is no advancement this week because everything has been completed for the school year and
we want to give you time to get your advancement requests in. You can chose to use these games
or do something special with your pack for the end of the year.
Don’t forget that next week is our final awards meeting of the school year!
Fun Activity 5 minute stretches/Warm up
(more can be found on pages 133-141 of the Webelos book)
Repeat the 5 minute stretches from the previous week.
Rotate scout’s in leading the stretching and/or choosing the activities throughout the day.
Activity
Fun Activity: Physical Fitness Skills
Repeat from previous week
Materials needed: a plank, Tape, or rope to use as a line
*These activities may be done outdoors!
It may become difficult for Scouts to continue bringing their fitness skills assessment sheet, and so
as their Scout Leader either take charge and write down each result, or keep a continuous Excel
template and fill in after each week’s program.
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Fun Activity: Vegetable Soup
Materials needed: Strips of paper or index cards, Markers, Masking tape
Activity
Have the boys make cards that say either “Beans”, “Potatoes” or “Carrots.” Make sure you have
approximately the same number of each. Tape their card on their shirt so it can be easily read.
Play “Vegetable Soup.” Have the boys divided into two teams facing each other about 6 feet apart.
Use masking tape to make lines for each team to stand behind. One boy is the “head cook” and
stands between the two lines of boys. When the head cook calls the name of one of the vegetables (beans, carrots, or potatoes) those boys must run to the other team without getting tagged by
the head cook. WARNING!!! THIS IS NOT TACKLE FOOTBALL! IT”S A SIMPLE TAG! If the
head cook tags any boys, they become soup -- who do not have any tagging or blocking rights.
Then the head cook calls for another ingredient -- again those boys must run to the other side trying not to be tagged. Continue until the head cook has all the ingredients for the “hot soup.”
Fun Activity: Egg Toss
Activity
Materials needed: Enough boiled eggs for 3-4 rounds
Pair off Scouts and have them stand facing one another. Start off with a practice round (Although
the eggs will still break), and then begin the (friendly) competition. Following each toss, the
thrower takes 1 step back.
Make a decision as to limiting the final distance to which Scouts will toss from or a continuation of
increased distance (depending on available space).
If outside and in warm weather you can substitute water balloons for eggs.
Activity
Fun Activity: Good Morning Captain!
*Note: This game works best for packs who know each other’s names!
The pack sits facing the front. One Scout stands in front of the group, facing the group-he is the
Chooser. Another Scout stands next to the Chooser and he is the Captain, but facing away from
the group.
To play, the Chooser points to a Scout in the group who then becomes the Speaker. The Speaker
says, “Good Morning, Captain!” in a disguised voice. The Captain guesses who said it. If he is right
he continues as Captain. IF he is incorrect, the Scout repeats, “I said, Good Morning Captain!” If
the Captain fails a second time, he returns to the group, the Chooser is the new Captain, and the
Speaker is the new Chooser.
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Closing
Debrief:
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
S.C.O.U.T.S
Ask the Scouts to create an anagram using the weeks theme. For the initial week try the word
“Scout.” Super Cool Outstanding Unique Talent. Try this exercise for the older scouts (Wolf, Bear
& Webelos).
Closing:
Clap on Three
Scouts will count 1-2-3, at 3, they should clap and shout “Scouts!”
Reminders:
1.
2.
Business Items
3.
Notes:
1.
2.
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed
by someone at your location
3.
Lion:
Belt Loops:
Other:
Bobcat:
1-8
Tiger:
Wolf:
Bear:
Webelos:
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Week : 29
Date:
Theme for this meeting: Awards (Afterschool)
Before the Meeting
Before Meeting:
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Special Notes & Required Materials:
You are welcome to come up with your own awards to pass out such as certificates (samples at the
end). Consider inviting parents to come to today’s meeting.
Today we will have an awards ceremony for those of you who have come often
enough to earn Cub Scout awards! We are going to begin our meeting by learning a
fun new song and then we will give out awards!
*Note-You do not have to use this song! You can substitute for any fun Cub Scout
song!
I Don’t Care if I Go Crazy
I don’t care if I go crazy,
One, two, three, four, five, six, switch
Crazy go I if care don’t I,
Six, five, four, three, two, one, switch
(repeat song, getting faster each time)
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Start off the meeting and awards ceremony with learning a new song. You do not have to use this
song! You can substitute for any fun Cub Scout song! Try to get families involved in any way possible!
Baby Bumble Bee Song
(cup hands carrying bee)
I found at camp a baby bumble bee
Won't my leader be so proud of me?
I found at camp a baby bumble bee...
Ouch! It stung me!
(squish hands together)
I'm squashing up my baby bumble bee
Won't my leader be so proud of me?
I'm squashing up my baby bumble bee...
Ew! What a mess!
Activity
(put hand in front of mouth like licking)
I'm licking up my baby bumble bee
Won't my leader be so proud of me?
I'm licking up my baby bumble bee...
Ugh! I feel sick!
(hold stomach and bend over)
I'm barfing up my baby bumble bee
Won't my leader be so proud of me?
I'm barfing up my baby bumble bee...
Oh! Another mess!
(pretend mopping, then stand tall and proud)
I'm mopping up my baby bumble bee
Won't my leader be so proud of me?
I'm mopping up my baby bumble bee...
Hey, leader, aren't you proud of me?
I found at camp a baby bumble bee
(clap loud)I got it before it got me!
Actions:
I found at camp a baby bumble bee– Cup hands carrying a bumble bee
I’m squashing up my baby bumble bee– Squish hands together
I’m licking up my baby bumble bee– Put hand in front of mouth like licking
I’m barfing up my baby bumble bee– Hold stomach and bend over
I’m mopping up my baby bumble bee– Pretend mopping, then stand tall &
proud
After: I found at camp a baby bumble bee-Clap loud
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To qualify: Any new registered Cub Scout who has attended at least two meetings and has gone
over the Youth Protection guide with their parents/guardians.
Provide each qualifying scout a large paper-plate on a loop of yarn to wear around his
neck. Have him draw eyes and a mouth on the plate before the ceremony. The leader
can then place paint/markers on the plate and the scout can take it home as a keepsake.
Bobcat Ceremony
As I call your name, please come forward.
Scouts, you have passed the first test of Cub Scouting.You have attained the rank of Bobcat.
The blue is from the sky.The blue paw print of the Bobcat on
your forehead is the spirit of the bobcat and is to remind you
to DO YOUR BEST on the Cub Scout trail. (Leader draws paw print
on each plate as shown).
The yellow is from the sun. The yellow marks under your eyes
will help you see the light of the Cub Scout Trail and will
symbolize the bright spirit of Cub Scouting (Leader draws two
upward slanting lines under each eye as shown).
BLUE
Yellow
Green
Red
The white on your nose is for purity and is to help you know right from wrong as you go along
the Cub Scout Trail. (Leader draws a white line where the nose should be).
The red mark is for courage to always speak the truth (Leader draws a line from bottom of
plate as shown).
Finally, the green marks symbolizes the spirit of nature to guide the Cub Scout in living harmony
with the great outdoors (Leader draws two downward slanting lines under each eye as shown.)
Remember your marks of this day, Bobcats. Have fun along the Cub Scout Trail.
Will everyone please stand and join these new Bobcats in the Cub Scout promise by repeating
after me:
I, (say your name) promise
To do my best
To do my duty
To God, and my country,
To help other people, and
To obey the Law of the Pack.
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Awards
Perfect Attendance Certificates: These certificates are for boys who have attended every meeting from your 1st meeting up until the awards ceremony.
Attending meetings is very important for advancing in Cub Scouts. Currently we have ______ Scouts
that have attended every single meeting we have had since the start of the school year. Would
________ (names) please come forward and receive your certificate?
Do Your Best Award: This is for the boy that has consistently behaved and always tries to do his
best at every scout meeting.
What does “Do your best really mean?” Seems like an odd question right? The answer is, well...do
your best; give it everything you’ve got. Some people say it means to give 100% all the time. “Do
your best” is not only the Cub Scout motto, it is something we hear from lots of different people, yet
I’m sure all of us can agree that a lot of people probably aren’t really doing their best most days. Doing your best every day and in every situation is hard and takes practice. Over the last few weeks one
scout has really stood out as someone that always tries their best in everything they do. They may not
always be the best, but they never let that stop them from having fun. Would ______________
please come forward and receive the Pack’s Do your Best award. Will everyone please give
__________ a round of applause.
Activity
Fun Activity: Favorite game
If there is still time remaining let the “Do Your Best” recipient pick his favorite game and play it. Alternatively, you can pick a game that you played earlier during the semester or a new game from the
appendix.
Closing
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Debrief
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
Closing: The Living Circle
Form the Living Circle by standing in a close circle, facing inward. Ask everyone to turn slightly to the
right in the circle and extend his left hand into the center, palm downward and left thumb pointing to
the right. Have each boy grasp the extended thumb of the person to his left, thus making a living circle.
Each person should then hold his right hand high above his head in the Cub Scout sign. Everyone can
pump the left hands up and down and say, “We’ll Be Loyal Scouts!”
Notes & Reminders
1.
2.
Business Items
3.
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed
by someone at your location
Lion:
Belt
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Bobcat:
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Week : 30
Date:
Opening
Before the meeting
Theme for this meeting: Awards (Traditional)
Before Meeting:
Arrange room and gather supplies as needed
Lay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.
Special Notes and Required Materials:
Make a huge deal out of the final awards meeting! This is what they will remember over the summer about Cub Scouts!
Opening: Start the ceremony with the Scout cheer, handshake, or whatever your Scouts have decided as their pack/troop’s designated Pledge
Progress Toward Rank Awards
Materials: Immediate recognition kits for Tigers and Wolf/Bear, paint/markers
Discussion
Tigers:
Tigers Cubs (first graders) should receive a Tiger Cub Immediate Recognition emblem to wear on
the right pocket of their uniform. Throughout the school year there are five achievements in Tiger
Cubs and each achievement has three parts. A Tiger receives a totem bead when he has completed each part. Today Tigers who participated on the following weeks will receive a bead for that
achievement:
Tigers
Week
#
Bead Color
27 1 black
28 1 orange
Wolves:
Wolf Cubs (second graders) should receive a progress towards rank emblem to wear on the right
pocket of their uniform shirt. There are 12 achievements in the Wolf Cub program. When a Wolf
completes any three achievements he earns a yellow totem bead. Today Wolf Cubs who participated in the following weeks will receive a yellow totem bead for those three achievements:
Wolf
Achievement #
12
7
1
Week
#’s
24
24
26
Bead
1 yellow
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Bears:
Bear Cubs (third graders) should receive a progress towards rank emblem to wear on the right
pocket of their uniform shirt. Bears are required
to complete 12 out of 24 available achievements.
When a Bear completes any three achievements
he earns a red totem bead. Today Bear Cubs
who participated in the following weeks will receive a bead for those three achievements:
Bear
Achievement #
Week
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Bea
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6
16
15
25
26
1, 27
1
Red
Webelos Activity Pin Ceremony: (if no one qualifies, skip this portion)
Webelos ActiviToday we also have the privilege of recognizing Webelos
Scouts that have earned an activity pin since. We have __#__ ty Badges (pins)
Webelos Scouts who have earned their _______ pins. Would
Webelos Scouts (names) and their parents please come forCraftsman
ward?
Traveler
Week #’s
Earned
9,11,19,25,27
At home
(Name of first scout) I have shown that you have earned the ____ pin. Would you like to share one
thing that you did to earn this pin?
I would like to give this to your parents and ask that they pin it on your Webelos colors on your
right sleeve.
Belt Loop Presentation (Skip if no one applies)
To qualify:
Any Cub Scouts that returned Belt Loop cards for requirements that needed to be done at home!
*Make a big deal about boys who took the initiative to work on requirements outside of Cub Scout
meetings!
Today we also have the privilege of recognizing Scouts that have gone above and beyond expectations and worked at home on belt loop requirements we have _____ Scouts who have earned their
___________ belt loop(s). Would Scouts (names) and their parents please come forward?
(Name of first scout) I have shown that you have earned the ______________ belt loop. Would
you like to share one thing that you did to earn this belt loop?
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(Optional) Perfect Attendance Certificates: These are certificates are for boys who have attended every meeting from your 1st meeting up until the awards ceremony.
Attending meetings is very important for advancing in Cub Scouts. Currently we have ______
Scouts that have attended every single meeting we have had since the start of the school year.
Would ________ (names) please come forward and receive your certificate?
(Optional) Uniform Certificates: These are for boys who consistently remember to wear their
uniforms to meetings.
Uniforms are not mandatory, but they are encouraged. Remembering to wear your uniform to
Scout meetings shows that you are responsible and proud to be a Scout. Sir Robert Baden Powell
once said, “The uniform makes for brotherhood, since when universally adopted it covers up all differences of class and country.” Currently we have ______ Scouts who consistently remember to
wear their uniform. . Would ________ (names) please come forward and receive your certificate?
Thanks to the parents and guests for coming today.
Bobcat Presentation: Skip if no one qualifies
NOTE: An alternative to using the face paint is to provide a large paper-plate on a
loop of yarn for the cub to wear around his neck. Have him draw eyes and a mouth on
the plate before the ceremony and place around his neck. The leader can then place
paint/markers on the plate and the scout can take it home as a keepsake.
As I call your name, please come forward with your parents.
Scouts, with the help of your parents, you have passed the first test of Cub Scouting. You have attained the
rank of Bobcat. I will now ask your parents to assist in the ceremony that recognizes your accomplishment.
The blue is from the sky. The blue paw print of the Bobcat on
your forehead is the spirit of the bobcat and is to remind you
to DO YOUR BEST on the Cub Scout trail.
BLUE
The yellow is from the sun. The yellow marks under your eyes
will help you see the light of the Cub Scout Trail and will symbolthe bright spirit of Cub Scouting.
The White (can substitute another color)
on your nose is for purity and is to help you know right
from wrong as you go along the Cub Scout Trail.
The red mark on your chin is for courage to always speak the truth.
Yellow
ize
Green
Red
Finally, the green mark on your cheek symbolizes the spirit of
nature to guide the Cub Scout in living harmony with the great outdoors.
Remember your marks of this evening, Bobcats. Have fun along the Cub Scout Trail. Parents, will you present this Bobcat badge to your son making him an official Cub Scout? This privilege will be yours for every
badge he earns.
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As I call your name, please come forward with your parents.
Will all the parents in the audience please stand and join these new Cub Scout Parents in the Parent’s
participation promise by repeating after me:
We, the parents of a Cub Scout…
Promise to assist our son…
In earning his Cub Scout badges…
We will be faithful in our attendance at meetings…
And assist in every way possible…
As we assist our son to do his best…
Tiger Presentation (skip if no one qualifies)
To qualify: Any 1st grader who has been active this school year
Would the Tiger Cubs and their parents please come forward?
This school year you and your family have explored new and exciting things and places. You have taken
each part of the Tiger Cub Motto: Search, Discover, and Share and used it in your home, school, and
neighborhood. You have searched out new activities which have shown you how people work and have fun
together.
Red
Do you want to wear the sign of the Tiger? If you do, please say “yes”
Tigers: Yes
We will give you the sign of the Tiger which will start you on your
journey along the Scouting trail. You will need lots of support from
your family as you try to attain Cub Scouting’s’ highest honor, The
Arrow of Light.
Black
The black on your cheeks is for the happiness along the Tiger Trail
(Paint two horizontal stripes on each cheek)
Yellow
The yellow on your chin is for sunlight along the Wolf Trail.
(Paint two vertical stripes on chin)
The red on your forehead is for bravery when you attempt the Bear trail.
(Paint two vertical stripes on forehead)
Tiger Cubs, remember the meaning of your Tiger paint. It shows that you are ready to move along the upward trail of Scouting.
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Wolf Presentation (Skip if no one qualifies)
To qualify: Any 2nd grader who has been active this school year
When a boy joins a Cub Scout Pack, he earns the badge of the Bobcat and starts on an upward trail. This
trail will lead him through the footsteps of the wolf, the bear, and the Webelos brave, and on his way to
the highest honor of Cub Scouting, the Arrow of Light. Tonight, we honor those Scouts who have made a
significant advancement along this journey. Would the Wolf Scouts please step forward?
Recite with me the Cub Scout Promise
I_____ promise to do my best,
To do my duty to God and my country,
To help other people and to obey the Law of the Pack
Do you want to wear the sign of the Wolf? If you do, please say “yes”
Wolf Cubs: Yes
You have worked hard to fulfill the Wolf requirements. You are now ready to
wear the sign of the Wolf.
Red
The black on your chin stands for happiness from your days as a
Tiger Cub
(Paint two vertical black strips on chin)
Yellow
The red on your forehead is for bravery when you become a Bear
(Paint two vertical stripes on forehead)
The yellow across your nose is for sunlight along the Wolf trail
(Paint a yellow ramp across the nose from ear to ear with a stripe
Under the ramp on each cheek)
Black
Wolf Cubs, remember the meaning of your Wolf paint.
It shows that you are ready to move along the upward trail of Scouting.
I will present your badge to your parent who will pin it on to your
Uniform when you go back to your seat.
Congratulations to you and your family on completing this part of the Cub Scout trail.
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Bear Presentation (skip if no one qualifies)
To qualify: Any 3rd grader who has been active this school year
Tonight we are honoring some Cub Scouts who have reached a new rank. They have worked hard to earn the
sign of the bear.
Would the Bear Scouts and their parents please come forward?
Do you want to wear the sign of the Bear? If you do please say “yes”
Bears Scouts: Yes
You are well on your way along the Cub Scout Trail to reach the honor of the Arrow of
Light, and eventually start the Boy Scout trail to seek the sign of the Eagle.
To help you along your journey, we will give you the sign of the Bear.
Blue
Red
The yellow on your chin stands for Sunlight from the Wolf Trail.
(Draw two vertical yellow stripes on chin)
The blue on your forehead is for loyalty when you become a Webelos
(Draw two vertical blue stripes on forehead)
Yellow
The red on your cheeks is for courage and the hard work you did to achieve the Bear Rank.
(Draw two upward slanting lines on each cheek)
Bear Cubs; remember the meaning of your bear paint. It shows that you are ready to move along the upward
trail of Scouting.
I will present your badge to your parent who will pin it to your uniform when you go back to your seat.
Webelos Presentation (Skip if no one qualifies)
To qualify: Any 4th grader who has been active this school year or 5th grader who has been active
this school year and has not previously earned this rank
Webelos stands for “we’ll be loyal Scouts”
Would the Webelos Scouts please come forward?
The sign of the Webelos Scout signifies a major step on the Cub Scout Trail. Just as Indian boys became warriors and were painted in the colors of their tribe we will paint you with the colors of Scouting.
Do you want to wear the sing of the Webelos, please say yes?
Webelos Scouts: Yes
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You are well on your way along the Cub Scout Trail to reach the honor of the Arrow of Light and eventually
start the Boy Scout trail to seek the sign of the Eagle.
Yellow
To help you with your journey, we will give you the sign of the Webelos.
Blue
The blue “W” across your nose is for strength as you work on the
Arrow of Light.
(Paint a large “W” from ear to ear across the bridge of nose)
The yellow on your chin and forehead is the color of sunlight and will
Light your way along the Scouting trail.
(Paint a yellow triangle on chin pointing down and on forehead pointing up.
Red
Yellow
The red stands for fire so that you have a burning desire to explore new areas
(Paint red stripes on each side of the chin and forehead triangles and under the W on each cheek)
All of these colors together form the Webelos symbol. You should be very proud to wear it.
I will present your badge to your parent who will pin it to your uniform when you go back to your seat.
Congratulations to you and your family on completing this part of the Cub Scout Trail.
Arrow of Light presentation (Skip if no one qualifies)
To qualify: Any 5th grader who has completed the Arrow of Light requirements
Our second year Webelos have brought great honor to our pack as they have climbed the Scouting trail together. They have worked hard on activity badges and have attained Cub Scouting’s highest award, the Arrow
of Light. After earning the Arrow of Light, everyone knows that the Cub Scout is ready to become a Boy Scout.
The Arrow of Light is given in recognition of their accomplishments as they graduate from Cub Scouting.
Would the following boys and their parents please come forward: (read boys names?)
It is now my pleasure to present your Arrow of Light award. The Arrow of Light patch displays an American
Indian sign for the sun and arrow. The seven rays of the sun stand for each day of the week. They remind
you to do your best everyday as you follow the arrow that leads to Boy Scouting. The Arrow of Light awards is
the only Cub Scout badge you can wear on your Boy Scout uniform. Your parent will pin it on your uniform.
Congratulations!!
Closing
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Debrief
3-2-1 Ask the Scouts to name 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they liked
about the meeting. Pick and choose the responses that you would like to discuss.
Closing: The Living Circle
Form the Living Circle by standing in a close circle, facing inward. Ask everyone to turn slightly to the
right in the circle and extend his left hand into the center, palm downward and left thumb pointing to
the right. Have each boy grasp the extended thumb of the person to his left, thus making a living circle.
Each person should then hold his right hand high above his head in the Cub Scout sign. Everyone can
pump the left hands up and down and say, “We’ll Be Loyal Scouts!”
Notes & Reminders
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2.
Business Items
3.
Post-Meet Follow-up and Check-list:
1. Collect supplies
2. Double Check the attendance list
3. Get your attendance list signed
by someone at your location
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Objectives
Activity
Games
Face the Cookie
Scouts place a cookie on their face.
They have one minute eat the cookie
with out using their hands. If the cookie
falls off their face, they must choose a
new cookie and start over.
Chocolate Unicorn
One must stack seven ding-dongs or 6
circular crème filled snack cakes on their
forehead
Materials: 1 package of Sandwich cookies and 1 timer
Materials: Ding Dong, candy, cookies or
circular snack cakes
Objectives: Scouts should be able to
think outside of the box. Be creative in
their execution of winning the game.
Objectives:
Youth should be able to think creatively.
Have fun!
Notes for future reference:
1.
Debrief
2.
3.
4.
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Objectives
Activity
Games
The Bobblehead :
The Scouts have to attach a pedometer
to their head and reach 150 steps by
bobbing their head constantly.
Temper Tantrum :
A person attaches a pedometer to his
or her feet and kicks wildly until they
reach the maximum number of steps.
Materials: 1 pedometer and tape
Materials: A pedometer and tape
Objectives: Focus & Have Fun!
Objectives: Be Alert & Have fun!
Alternatives: Start with 25/50/75 steps,
and increase as they get better
Alternatives: Start with 25/50/75 steps,
and increase as they get better
Notes for future reference:
1.
Debrief
2.
3.
4.
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Games
Activity
A Bit Dicey
The Scouts have to stack 6 dice on a
popsicle stick that is held in their mouth.
Materials: 1 popsicle stick & 6 dice.
Candelier
The Scouts have one minute to stack
layers of cans with paper plates in between them.
Materials: 10 cans & 4 paper plates
Objectives: Focus & Have Fun!
Objectives
Objectives: Have fun!
Notes for future reference:
1.
Debrief
2.
3.
4.
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Games
Objectives
Activity
Hoop Circle
Have Scouts form a circle and join hands.
The leader has a hula- hoop resting on his
arm (and is holding hands with those beside
him). Without breaking hands, the leader
must pass the hoop to the next person and
it continues around the circle with each
player stepping into the hoop and then over
his head and on to the next person. Once
this concept is learned, see if you can get
two players through the hoop together,
then three and so on.
The group starts out in one or two tight
circles. Everyone in the group reaches
across the circle with their right hand to
grab another group member’s right hand.
The group then reaches in with their left
hand to grab a different group member’s left
hand. The object is to untangle the group
without letting go of hands until a circle is
formed.
Materials: 1 Hula Hoop
Materials: None
Objectives: Encourage teamwork and
communication
Objectives: To encourage cooperation
and communication amongst the Scouts.
Notes for future reference:
1.
Debrief
Human Knot
2.
3.
4.
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Games
Objectives
Activity
Keep it up
The Scouts form two or more teams with
10-12 players on a team. Each team gets
into a circle. Each teams is given a volleyball
(or similar type ball of any size).
The Scouts attempt to keep their ball in the
air the longest. When a team wins, they get
a point. The team with the most points,
wins. Do not allow Scouts to catch the ball
during play.
Give each Scout a set of chopsticks and
place an unshelled walnut, an acorn, a cranberry, and a pea on a small plate next to the
oldest player. He begins by using the chopsticks to pass each object, from largest to
smallest, to the person on her right, who
receives it with chopsticks and passes it
along to the next player.
The object is to try to get all four objects
back to the starting plate without dropping
any of them. Players unable to manage the
chopsticks can use a teaspoon instead.
Materials: 1 ball (volleyball or soccer)
Materials: Chopsticks, unshelled walnuts,
an acorn, a cranberry and a pea.
Objectives: Encourage teamwork and
communication
Objectives: To encourage cooperation
and communication amongst the Scouts.
Notes for future reference:
1.
Debrief
Chopstick Pass
2.
3.
4.
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Activity
Games
Truth, Truth & Lie
Give the group some time to write
down two things about themselves that
are true, and one thing that is a “lie.”
Each group member will then share
these facts about themselves and the
rest of the group has to figure out which
“fact” is actually a “lie.”
Objectives
Materials: pencils & paper
Objectives: Encourage active listening
and communication
Materials: Notecards, markers and tape.
Objectives: To encourage cooperation
and communication amongst the Scouts.
Notes for future reference:
1.
Debrief
Human Taco
Stick labeled note card (with taco ingredient) on the back of everyone’s shirt.
(i.e. the word meat printed on a note
card) Each player mingle around asking
yes/no questions to find out the taco
ingredient that is on their back.
Explain the correct order of ingredients
in a Human Taco: shell, meat, cheese,
lettuce, tomato, salsa and then give the
start command, “I’m hungry! Let’s eat!
Run for the Border!” Each individual
must find out which ingredient they are
and then find enough to form a complete
Human Taco.
2.
3.
4.
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Objectives
Activity
Games
I didn’t catch your name
Start by having everyone stand around in
a circle. One person has a ball and must
throw it to someone and say their name
as they throw it. Continue until everyone has thrown the ball at least three
times (by then, everyone should know at
least some people's names!)
Materials: A ball
Objectives: Encourage active listening
and communication
Notes for future reference:
Debrief
1.
2.
3.
4.
Balloons over & under
Scouts should form a single line with one
person behind another. Four or five balloons filled with water are placed in
front of the first person. One by one,
the first person takes each balloon and
passes it over their head to the person
behind them. That person passes it under their legs to the next person, the
next passes it over their head, and so
on. When the balloons get to the last
person, they run to the front of the line
and pass it over their head. Play continues until group reaches the destination
line.
Materials: 5 or more balloons filled with
water
Objectives: To encourage cooperation
and communication amongst the Scouts.
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Games
Objectives
Activity
Crab Soccer
Split up into two teams. Each team lines up
on one side of a small soccer field, with
goals at either end. The goals can be proper
goals or two chairs; The field can be any size
- it depends on the size of your group but it
can be half the size of a basketball court.
Players on both teams are assigned a number, starting at "1" on each team. Put the
soccer ball in the very middle of the field,
then have the umpire call out a number.
The team members who have been assigned
the number crab walk to the center and try
and kick the soccer ball through for a goal.
When a goal is scored, return the ball to the
center and start again.
Materials: 1 large rubber ball
Materials: 10 or more soft/foam balls
Objectives: Encourages teamwork,
communication and Be Alert!
Objectives: To encourage communication and alertness amongst the Scouts.
Notes for future reference:
1.
Debrief
Dodgeball
Split your group into two teams. They line
up at opposite ends of the hall or gym. In
the middle, place 5 or 6 balls. The two
teams then race to the middle, grab the
balls, and start throwing them at the other
team. If you are hit directly by a ball, you are
out and must leave the playing area. If you
catch someone's throw, they are out, and
you bring one of your 'outed' team members back into the game. You can use a ball
you are holding to deflect a ball thrown at
you. The game continues until a team runs
out of team members.
2.
3.
4.
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Objectives
Activity
Games
Down Down Down
A group of Scouts, as few as 3, stand in a
circle. One person will throw an underhand pass to someone else. If the person
catches it, he will throw it at another
person. If you drop it, you go down on
one knee If the same person drops it
again, he will go down on two knees. If
Butterfingers drops it again, then he/she
will go down on one elbow, and so on.
After going down on two elbows, the
next move will be on his chin. If Butterfingers drops it yet again, then he/she is
out. The winner is the person who is on
the least body parts.
Materials: 1 small ball or beanbag
Objectives: Encourages teamwork,
communication and Be Alert!
Notes for future reference:
Debrief
1.
2.
3.
4.
Buzzball
Gather two or more scouts in a room
or outdoors. Grab objects such as a
ball, pine combs, orange or apple.
Set a kitchen timer, players can toss the
objects to each other. When the timer
goes off, the player holding the object
must sit down.
Materials: 2 or 3 small objects for tossing and 1 timer
Objectives: To encourage communication and alertness amongst the Scouts.
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Games
Objectives
Activity
Duct Tape Creations
Divide the Scouts into two teams or for
larger groups you can have more teams.
Give each team a roll of duct tape. Give
the teams 15 minutes to create anything
out of the tape. At the end judge each
team's creations. The team with the
most creative construction wins.
Materials: Rolls of Duct Tape
Materials: Ice Cream Sticks, Putty, Glue
Sticks, Blue tack (Fun Tack), paper clips,
string & a bowl of water.
Objectives: Encourages the Scouts to be
creative and to communicate with each
other.
Objectives: To encourage creativity
and communication amongst the Scouts.
.
Notes for future reference:
1.
Debrief
Build a Bridge
Split your Scouts into teams of 3 or 4,
and give each team materials and a bowl
of water. Each group has 30 minutes to
build a bridge to span across a bowl of
water.
When the bridges are complete, test it
for strength by adding pebbles one at a
time, until the bridge collapses. The
team with the strongest bridge wins!
2.
3.
4.
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Objectives
Activity
Games
Frisbee Bowling
Blind Wheelbarrow Race
Divide group into equal teams. Place ten
plastic cups upside down, on top of each
other, in a pyramid fashion on a table for
each team.
Have each Scout get a partner, then
each team receives a blindfold. In the
room place chairs that stagger back and
forth for them to go around.
Have each team stand an equal distance
away from their table. Each team member throws the frisbee to knock down
the cups for 1 point a piece. Den leader
keep score and reset the "pins". Each
team throws the same amount of rounds
and the team with the most points wins.
Have two teams line up and go when
you tell them to, the blindfolded wheelbarrow person has no clue where they
are going, so the person holding their
ankles has to tell them directions. The
first team back across the line wins!
Materials: 2 Frisbees & 20 plastic cups
Materials: 2 Blindfolds and chairs
Objectives: Scouts should engage and
have fun!
Objectives: Scouts can engage and have
fun!
Notes for future reference:
Debrief
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Activity
Games
Balloon Tag
Banana Relay
Attach two balloons to a string and tie it
around the Scouts’s ankle. The object is
to pop each persons’ balloons.
This activity is very similar to the “Neck
Race.” However, in this game, a banana
is placed between the knees of the first
person, and it must be placed between
the next person’s knees - without using
any hands.
Materials: Balloons, string, pencils
Objectives: Scouts should engage and
have fun!
If the banana drops, it starts with the
first person in line. First team to finish
successfully, wins.
Materials: Bananas
Objectives
Objectives: Scouts can engage and have
fun!
Notes for future reference:
Debrief
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Games
Create a starting line and a finish line.
Form two teams, give each one a blanket. One person lies on the blanket.
When the teams hear a whistle blown,
each team must drag their body to the
finish line. The team that crosses the
finish line first is the winner.
Materials: Pennies, blindfolds, and paper
bags
Materials: Blankets
Objectives: Scouts should engage and
have fun!
Objectives: Scouts can engage and have
fun!
Notes for future reference:
1.
Debrief
Fireman’s Drag
Remove any objects that the youth may
crawl into them or knock them over.
Blindfold each player, then scatter pennies all over the floor. Give each player a
paper bag. At your request have the
players get on their hands and knees
feeling for pennies. The player with the
most pennies wins.
Objectives
Activity
Blind Penny Race
2.
3.
4.
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Activity
Games
Bean Bag Race
Smarties & Spoon Race
Mark two lines ten feet apart on the floor
with tape or string. Give each person a
bean bag and have the players stand at the
line. Announce “Ready, Set, Go!” and have
the players race toward the finish line in one
of the following ways:
Couples take part in this. They run with
their hands behind their backs. One member
carries a teaspoon in his mouth. At the far
end of the room is a line marked on the
floor, and on each line lies a Smartie candy
for the couple.
• Crawling, while balancing beanbags on
their backs
• Running, while squeezing beanbags between their knees
A player is disqualified if his beanbag falls
before he reaches the finish line.
Objectives
Materials: Bean Bags
Objectives: Scouts should engage and
have fun!
Notes for future reference:
Debrief
1.
2.
3.
4.
The pair of runners arriving here kneel one
on each side of the line. The Smartie must
be pushed into the waiting spoon by the
nose of the partner. Should the Smartie be
dropped during the return both must kneel
and pick it up in the same fashion.
Materials: Smarties candies & spoons
Objectives: Scouts can engage and have
fun!
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