#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...View
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...View
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...View
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
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,...View
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!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
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
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...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