Zoo
Posted December 8, 2014

Cub Scouts Serve Zoo, Get Animal Close Up

Cub Scouts Serve Zoo, Get Animal Close Up

Have you ever wondered how all those animals at the Zoo are kept safely in their enclosures? Well, the answer might not be Cub Scouts, but Pack 49 from Gulf Shores, Alabama still performed a valuable and safety-oriented service project at their local Zoo. We learned about this service project idea from awesome Scout Mom, Brittney Reeves on Instagram who posted this great service project idea her son's Pack did at their local zoo. She sent us this little write up with more details in case you and your Pack or Den want to try and do something similar at a Zoo near you. So fun! GULF SHORES, ALABAMA – Cub Scout Pack 49 in Gulf Shores, Alabama recently took park in a community service project at the Alabama Gulf...

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smart phone background
Posted November 20, 2014

Cub Scout-Themed Smart Phone Backgrounds Are Here!

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...

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Cub Scouts participate in museum activities during a sleepover at the Children's Museum in Houston.
Posted November 18, 2014

More Museums Offering Sleepovers to Scouts

More Museums Offering Sleepovers to Scouts

Have you spent a night with your Cub Scouts...in a museum?! It's not just the stuff of movies. More museums all across the country are offering overnight outings for Scouting units and other youth groups. They combine the adventure of a campout with the educational experience in a museum. Your Cub Scouts will also get to feel like they are doing something out of the ordinary and something others might never get the chance to do on a regular basis. But it's more than just a fun night in the museum. These museum sleepovers can also help your Cub Scouts with advancement opportunities. They often facilitate activities that harmonize with Scouting curriculum and satisfy belt loop requirements. Another element not to overlook is the season. Not only are these programs a fun adventure for Cub Scouts,...

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All this Pumpkin Scout needs is a bag of Trails End popcorn! -Source: http://bit.ly/1tIKb0j
Posted October 31, 2014

5 Cool "Scout-o-Lanterns" for Halloween

5 Cool "Scout-o-Lanterns" for Halloween

It's Halloween, and in our excitement for tonight, we went scouting to find the coolest pumpkins and Jack-o-Lanterns we could find that also showed a little Scouting pride. Check out the gallery of spooky pumpkins below and keep sending us pictures of your fantastic Den Meeting ideas, Pack activities, and adorable Cub Scouts. You know we love it. For all you Cub Scouts out there celebrating this fun holiday, be safe and have a Happy Halloween!

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The best thing about cub scouting is ... winning!

Use Our New Cub Scouts App And Win!

Use Our New Cub Scouts App And Win!

Use our new app to tell us what you think is the best thing about Cub Scouting! Just fill in the blank! You could win a gift certificate from ScoutStuff.org every week for a month!

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2015-16 Tiger Emblem
Posted May 22, 2014

Cub Scouts Changes Are Afoot!

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...

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Blue And Gold Decorations From ScoutStuff

Blue And Gold Decorations? Yes, Please

Blue And Gold Decorations? Yes, Please

Over on Scoutstuff.org, you can find pretty much everything you need for a Blue And...

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WIRED covers the Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby in WIRED

Pinewood Derby in WIRED

It's from a while ago, but it's cool to see a few hundred words on...

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everything you want to know about the pinewood derby

The Pinewood Derby: Everything You'd Ever Want To Know

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. :)

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Cub Scout Sack Race
Posted October 9, 2013

5 Awesome Cub Scout Meeting Activities

5 Awesome Cub Scout Meeting Activities

Your Cub Scouts meetings rock. We all know this. But are you ready to rock ... harder? Here's a list of Cub Scout activities that you can use for den meetings, pack meetings, and pretty much any other Cub Scout get together.   Human Foosball  So awesome, so simple, so perfect.     Team Challenge: Dried Spaghetti  Seriously, how hard could this be? Um, really, really hard.     Tape Ball FTW! It's tape. It's a ball. It's ... tape ball. Substitute other stuff for candy if you're worried about things getting too amped.     Target Bounce  Here's the thing: the more simple a game is, the more fun kids usually have. This = easy.     The Easiest Catapult Technically, just a lever, sure. But give a Cub Scout long...

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Cub Scouts Like To Eat
Posted August 30, 2013

Why I Believe In Scouting

Why I Believe In Scouting

Cub Scouts needs more kids. Always. There's always a boy out there that could use Cub Scouts. Always parents that would like to get involved. Always a person willing to volunteer their time and effort to do something awesome for their community. That's what these 19 videos are about. Watch 'em. Share 'em. Nice.

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