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Posted March 1, 2015

7 Great Scouting Images by "America's Illustrator"

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7 Great Scouting Images by "America's Illustrator"

Spring is in our sights, and depending on where you live, it might even be in the air. But we wanted to give February one final farewell. At least for 2015. February is an important month in Scouting. With the anniversary of the Scouting movement in February, we quickly get swept away with all the excitement of Blue and Gold banquets, Scout Sunday/Scout Friday preparations, Founders' Day activities, and even national holidays like Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Presidents' Day/Washington's Birthday. All of this makes February one of our very favorite times of the year. But there is another birthday we celebrate in February. The man who captured the spirit of Scouting on his painted canvass. That's right, America's favorite illustrator, Norman Rockwell himself, was born in February. What make's...

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Posted February 24, 2015

What's Next for the 2015 Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Photo Contest?

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What's Next for the 2015 Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Photo Contest?

It's getting close to the end of the month and for most of you that means wrapping up your Pinewood Derby events. For us it means wrapping up Phase 1 of the 2015 Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Photo Contest! via IG user @iagmom  We've received over 700 entries so far for the Pinewood Derby Photo Contest, and wow! We had no idea how many stellar photographers there are in Cub Scouts! If you haven't seen it yet, check out the gallery of entries for the Pinewood Derby Photo Contest. via IG user @aaronhorevay  So what happens now? Well, first of all, you have just a few more days to submit your photo into the contest (Deadline: Feb. 28th), and then on March 1st, we'll post an image library on Facebook of...

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Posted February 10, 2015

15 Insanely Creative Pop Culture References in Pinewood Derby Cars

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15 Insanely Creative Pop Culture References in Pinewood Derby Cars

Scouting has been around a long time, so of course it often pops up in our entertainment and popular culture. While, obviously, no one is "stuck on" Webelos for losing Pinewood Derby, like George Costanza claimed in an episode of Seinfeld, it's fun to relate to a Scouting reference when we hear it from such unexpected places. But the references go both ways. Every year we see a bumper crop of these pop culture references that make their way to the Pinewood Derby speedway. And every year we at the Cub Hub delight in seeing so many nods to movies, video games, viral videos and anything else that captures the collective attention of the Scouting community. As we've been diving into all your Pinewood Derby photos on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and in...

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Posted January 23, 2015

#CubChat Recap - Pinewood Derby

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#CubChat Recap - Pinewood Derby

If you missed out on #CubChat this week, here's the recap. It was pretty amazing to see the conversation grow as we discussed all things Pinewood Derby. It's inspiring to see Scouters all across the country join in on Twitter to share their knowledge and be a part of the discussion. We heard from Scout Moms and Scout Dads, leaders and other adult volunteers from Tennessee, Minnesota, Illinois, Pennsylvania, California, Virginia, and Ohio. Some Cub Scouts from Canada even joined in to talk about their Pinewood Derby equivalent "Kub Kar." As always, #CubChat is fun and educational, but the best part is the feeling of support one feels from the "digital pack" as we strive to make the best Scouting experience our Cub Scouts can have. [View the story "Pinewood Derby - #CubChat...

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Posted January 22, 2015

Six Pinewood Derby Cars That Will Make You Hungry!

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Six Pinewood Derby Cars That Will Make You Hungry!

Pinewood Derby isn't always about the speed. Creativity counts for a lot. But there's something about these creative Pinewood Derby cars that made us hungry, real fast! See for yourself! 1. The Sandwich Derby! They say Pappa was a rolling stone, but we'd rather chomp on this Rolling Hoagie! And is it just us or does that bread look shockingly real? From Instagrammer @jojosuds. 2. The Pizza Derby Finally a piece of pizza with the perfect amount of pepperoni! Oh never mind, it's a Pinewood Derby car. From Instagrammer @thejoshstanley. 3. Mr. Speedbar Here's the sequence of events in turning a candy bar wrapper into a Pinewood Derby decal. Instagrammer @camelcola denied where the actual chocolate went, however. 4. Ready for s'more? Here's to hoping the track was made of...

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Posted December 8, 2014

Cub Scouts Serve Zoo, Get Animal Close Up

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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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Posted November 20, 2014

Cub Scout-Themed Smart Phone Backgrounds Are Here!

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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

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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

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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!

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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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Posted May 22, 2014

Cub Scouts Changes Are Afoot!

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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? Yes, Please

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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

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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

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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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Posted October 9, 2013

5 Awesome Cub Scout Meeting Activities

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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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