Cub Scout-Themed Smart Phone Backgrounds Are Here!
Smart phones are everywhere these days. They've practically become an extension of our arms. They contain our contacts, calendars, email and well, everything. They give us the power to connect us to the world. Smart phones help us keep in touch with our friends and they can even help us keep track of our kids. Of course, in Scouting, smart phones can be so much more. They open up the wonders of Geo Caching, for example, or they help us know about the weather on a campout. Even on a daily basis, our phones keep us connected to the digital Scouting community. That said, forget for a second about all your phone's apps and contacts. Because NOW your smart phone can be personalized to reflect your passion for Cub Scouting! That's right. make...View
Cub Scouts Changes Are Afoot!
So, did you happen to hear about the changes coming to the Cub Scouts? They're pretty big. Cub Scouts will have to tick off a set of Adventures to earn their rank badges, with some electives thrown in. Also, Tiger Cubs are going to be just regular old Tigers (we never said "Bear Cub" or "Wolf Cub," so it's only fair). Oh, and the Adventures all have new belt loops that the kiddos get after achieving them. You can find every single detail about the program in the Program Change Overview. And if you want a more complete rundown, check out Bryan's Blog. There's plenty of time to get familiar with this stuff. We don't get started until the 2015-2016. One more thing: if you just want a broad look...View
Did You Win The Cub Scouts Go Camping Giveaway?
Over the last month, the Cub Scouts gave away 12 pieces of gear from ScoutStuff.org. What kind of gear? Just things we thought Cub Scouts (and their parents!) would think were cool. So we had to have some binoculars. A couple of Camelbaks. A tent, a sleeping bag, a sleeping pad, and a camp chair. A really amazing survival kit. Some rain gear and a hiking staff and a headlamp. Oh, and a pretty amazing hammock. Can't forget the hammock. All you had to do was comment on one of four pictures that we posted on our Facebook Page. So the big question: Did you win? Well, if you're one of these people, you sure did: Kylene Clay-Adkins — sleeping bag Gretchen Flotow — camp chair Scott Nagy — rain...View
Cub Scouts Go Camping Giveaway!
Summer Cub Scouts camp rules. We know this. To help you get prepared, we're giving away a ton of great camping gear from ScoutStuff! Now's the time to sign up and get ready. Cub Scout leaders across the country are planning right now so your Cubs will have camping memories to last a lifetime! Win all kinds of stuff from backpacks to sleeping bags! Just check out the Cub Scouts Facebook Page each weekend until May 10th. We'll be giving away three items with each giveaway post. All you need to do is leave a comment and tell us which one you'd like to get. We'll randomly pick one person for each of the items listed. You can read the official rules here. And that's it! Good luck, and we'll see...View
Posted by @Pinewood Derby: A Car Is Born
Every Pinewood Derby starts the same way. A block of wood, four nails, and wheels. Where you take it from there is ... well, it's generally pretty great. Here's some stop-motion goodness of the transformation from block to Pinewood Derby racer.Watch video
The Pinewood Derby: Everything You'd Ever Want To Know
Over at Boys' Life, they've rounded up just about everything worth knowing about the Pinewood Derby. Click away. :)View
Advice For First Time Cub Scout Parents
Got some advice for first-time Cub Scout parents? Here's what some Scouters in the Cub community had to say over on our Facebook Page: A Pack or Den can only be as active as the parents help it to be....View
How Many Belt Loops Does Your Cub Scout Have?
How many belt loops does your Cub Scout have? Just, y'know ... ballpark. Here are some great responses from our Facebook: -"Are we counting the ones he lost while twirling the belt over his head on the camp out...?" -"More...View
5 Things To Know Before Starting Cub Scouts
The Cub Scouts make things pretty easy. No hoops. No red tape. Sign the kids up, fill out some forms, and you’re ready to go. Here are 5 little tips to get you started … 1. Your local group of Cub Scouts is called a Pack. You can find your pack here. Go to the site and type in your zip code. Cinchy. 2. Cub Scouts are boys 1st grade through 5th grade, or up to 10 years old. You can get involved at any point along the way. No worries if you’re getting a late start. 3. This is a way to do more with your kids. Don’t look at it like a sitter service, because it’s pretty much the opposite of that. 4. The activities and achievements are...View