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
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
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
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
Shoot The Gap Cub Scouts Game
There's a cool outline over on the ScouterMom Blog about a Cub Scouts game called Shoot The Gap. It's kind of Sharks-And-Minnows meets Red Rover, Red Rover, which any Cub Scout worth his neckerchief is probably going to love. You...View
Watch the NEW Cub Scouts Video
Start here by watching this video: Cub Scouts are awesome. This is a program with an amazing history and tradition, a sure-fire way to get more involved with your kids that puts the fun first. Right off the bat, the Cub Scouts program starts with activities and skills that every kid will love. Academic and physical challenges don't compete in the Cub Scouts; they complement one another. The whole program is centered around helping kids achieve, and bringing you right along with them. If you're looking for a way to instill values into your children, look no further. Cub Scouts is fun with a purpose. From citizenship to stewardship and everything in between, the Cub Scouts provide the perfect foundation for young boys to grow into young men. Cub Scouts....View