Friday, June 26, 2015

Pokemon Party


Piñata

 Poke Ball Hunt



 Poke Pizza, Popsicles, and Oreo Poke Balls
 taste better than they look...

Pin the tail on Pikachu
 charmander targets for the squirtle game

 squirtle water balloons, should have been blue I guess
 the hunt


 making poke ball launchers with popsicle sticks and rubber bands




 water balloon targets on the birthday boy's back...



Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Is your Cub Scout Pack too small for three separate dens? Mine is too!

Three ideas:
Idea #1
My council said if your pack is too small, the stake primary counselor over cubscouts is in charge of creating a stake pack.  The stake pack can in reality be several ward packs combined, or the council can work with you to actually create a stake pack with one charter.  They would have monthly combined committee meetings.  Each ward would provide one "cubmaster", one "committee chair", one "webelos leader", and one "den leader".  The stake primary counselor would assign the actual pack cubmaster, committee chair, den leaders, from those people.

However, if your stake president or primary presidency won't create a stake pack, how do you still advance boys with the new program?????

Idea #2 


2015-2016




W=Wolf
B=Bear
Web=Webelos
AoL=Arrow of Light


Program Year Starting mid-August

Requirement Achieved at day camp 
(these are highlighted in gray throughout the year)



WOLF CALL OF THE WILD #1,2,3,4,7
WOLF COUNCIL FIRE (Wolf Council Fire) #2a, 5a
WOLF FINDING YOUR WAY #3a,b, 4, 5
WOLF HOWL AT THE MOON #1
WOLF PAWS ON THE PATH #1,2,3,4,5,6,7(just need 8)
WOLF RUNNING WITH THE PACK #2, 5


BEAR BALOO THE BUILDER 1,2,3,4
BEAR BEAR NECESSITIES 1,3,4,8
BEAR BEAT OF THE DRUM 1
BEAR FUR FEATHERS FERNS 1,2,4
BEAR GRIN AND BEAR IT 1,
BEAR ROARING LAUGHTER 1,2,4,5,6(partial, need to perform at pack night)  (just need to perform and do requirement 3)
BEAR SALMON RUN 1,2,3,4,5,8 (just need 6 & 7



Earn three at Webelos Woods first responder, into the woods, into the wild, or geology, pass off WebC#1

Summer 2015:
Wolves: finish Running with the pack, “Finding Your Way” (this can be done Oct 7 instead of pocket knives if needed)
Bears: finish Salmon Run, Roaring Laughter, Baloo the Builder (if not already complete), Beat of the Drum
Webelos: finish athlete, craftsman, ??

Parent Meeting:  (Aug 9) for parents of all boys including boys turning 8. discuss importance of attendance (if boy misses make up requirements at home), yearly youth protection and cyber chip, uniforms at den a pack meetings for leaders and boys, advancement, purpose of pack nights to teach core values to families, explain that outings have tour permits, health forms, and lds release forms, give year calendar, anticipated fees, books, etc.  Registration.  Get release forms for “snails and tails outing”.

Instructions for all requirements are in the den leader guides corresponding to each requirement.

Meeting 1 (week of August 12)
See wild animals: Attend the county fair “Snails & Tails” to observe wild animals.  (This is about as close as we can get to a zoo experience here.) Have the boys give thankyou notes to anyone who helped with the trip.
Reminder: Invite a Government Leader to come speak to the boys next week, boys will brainstorm a service project to do on their hike.
Bear Fur Feathers Fern#3, 4,
Webelos Into the Wild #9

Meeting 2 (August 19)
Civic Duties Activity: Invite a government leader, community issues, community energy prob, come up with a community service project. (pack needs to either do a community service project or a service project located near the hike)
WOLF COUNCIL FIRE#3.a,b
Arrow of Light Building a Better World#4,7
Homework: Wolves will need to attend the next pack committee meeting to present service proj idea
WOLF COUNCIL FIRE#4.
Reminder: Start gathering supplies to make a barometer or assign boys to bring supplies.

August Pack Meeting:  Courage—“Under the Sea” August 25

Meeting 3 (Sep 2)
Cooking Activity: Plan a cooked dinner for a campout, make shopping list, plan to help shop, cook and clean up
Plan a sack lunch for a hike
Wolf Running with the Pack #6
BEAR BEAR NECESSITIES#5  
Webelos Cast Iron Chef #3
Webelos Walkabout #4
Faith in God Developing Talents #1-partial
Homework: Assign Bears and Webelos the shopping for the meal they have planned.
Homework: Webelos set a goal to eat healthy food.  Keep a food journal for one week

Meeting 4 (Sep 9)
Pre-Hike Activity: discuss weather changes while camping WOLF CALL OF THE WILD#5 already done at day camp
Make a barometer BEAR BEAR NECESSITIES#9
Recite Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace Principles
WOLF CALL OF THE WILD#7 already done at day camp,
Arrow of Light Camper#7,
Webelos Walkabout#5
Discuss the upcoming hike location, how to prepare for it (how weather might affect that), what to bring, what will be in the first aid kid, and from photos learn poisonous plants and animals that might be in the area
Webelos Walkabout #1,2,3
Webelos turn in food journals.
Cast Iron Chef #2
Homework: Bears take home barometers and keep weather logs

Meeting 5 (Sep 16)
Campfire Prep Activity: 2 ways of communication WOLF HOWL AT THE MOON#1(already done at daycamp), Plan campfire program, BFDTG (help plan a primary activity), AoLCamp#4, Bears= skit or song , Wolves=gospel principle original skit WOLF CALL OF THE WILD#6 WOLF HOWL AT THE MOON#2, Faith in God SO#7 (possible Faith in God DT#3)
Check Bear weather logs
Homework: Webelos memorize Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace Principles and pass off with a parent.  Arrow of Light Camper #7 (be lenient because they haven’t had four years to review this at every outdoor activity.)


Meeting 6 (On a Sunday and/or Saturday)
Primary Program & Practice discuss what you learned from the program and how this helps you do your duty to God, WebDTGY

 Pack Campfire Program: Clean--Cubservation  (Sept 22 or Saturday?)

·       Outdoors Skills: Tent set up BEAR BEAR NECESSITIES#7, AoLC#2,3 Knots: Overhand, square knot, bowline, 2 half hitches, WOLF CALL OF THE WILD#2, BEAR BEAR NECESSITIES#8, AoLC#5
·       Recite Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace Principles
·       Geocache. (Wolves and Webelos do this Oct 7 if not combined with Bears)
·       Wolves draw a map of where you live Wolf Paws on the Path #8, finish up “Finding your way” for wolves
·       Webelos Cooking: build campfire Webelos Cast Iron Chef#1, cook dinner outdoors, (help), Webelos Cast Iron Chef#4, 5 (cook, food safety) (bear has a cooking elective also…)
·       Campfire Program: WOLF HOWL AT THE MOON#4

Awards: WebDTGY

Meeting 7 (September 29)
Pocket Knife BEAR BEAR CLAW, AoLSA#6

Meeting8 (October 7)
Campfire Safety eval Call of the Wild 7c
Discuss what was learned at primary program Webelos DTG #2,#3
Flag Care:  WOLF COUNCIL FIRE#1, BPFA#3 (Bear homework display flag 1 month), AoL BABW #1
Den Duties, WOLF COUNCIL FIRE#2 make a patrol flag, use patrol method, elect leader AoLSA#3

Meeting 9   (October 14)
Hiking: Recite outdoor code and leave no trace, Webelos assigned leadership jobs, boys bring “lunches”
1-3 mile hike BEAR FUR FEATHERS FERNS1 done at day camp(less for younger boys, perhaps compromise and do a 2 mile for all boys?)
Service project near hike WOLF COUNCIL FIRE #4b, WebWalk#4,5,6,7,8
·       Recite Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace Principles

BEAR BEAR NECESSITIES, BEAR BEAR CLAW WOLF PAWS ON THE PATH, Wolf Howl at the Moon WWOLF FINDING YOUR WAY WebWalk, Webelos Cast Iron Chef, AoLCamp WebDTGY

Meeting 10 (October 21)
Community Worker Day: Visit law enforcement worker (community worker), WOLF COUNCIL FIRE#5, {WEBFR#8}, BPFA#2
thank you note
{make an emergency readiness plan WeFR#7 unless doing this at Webelos Woods}
optional BPFA 2biii (homework 3 drills at home)
Stranger Safety, earthquake, Germs WOLF CALL OF THE WILD#5, BPFA#2a safety
Emergency #s list BPFA#2bii or do this at first aid activity.
Continue Den Duties
WOLF CALL OF THE WILD

October Pack Meeting: Brave—Super Cub!
·       Pack service project could be done for pack night or as part of the hike next week. Wolf Council Fire #4b

Wolves participate in flag ceremony: Council Fire #1

Meeting 11 (November 4)
Visit a temple WOLF DUTY TO GOD#1
Discuss Duty to God, Wolf set goal for 1 Meeting WOLF DUTY TO GOD2a, Webelos read prophets conference talk and set a goal for 1 month with a plan for daily reminders.
Tell story of Faith from BofM on Faith BDTG, Nephi builds boat, Lehi leaves Jerusalem, Jaredites, etc, discuss religious freedom WOLF DUTY TO GOD#2b or Learn Choose the Right WOLF DUTY TO GOD #2c
WebDTG
(homework bear give an opening & closing prayer, discuss how prayer keeps us closer to Heavenly Father & Savior) BDTG
Continute Den Duties
homework: have wolves bring something to recycle to next den meeting

Meeting12 (November 11)
Recycle something WOLF COUNCIL FIRE#6.b
Recycle craft WOLF COUNCIL FIRE#6a,c WOLF DUTY TO GOD#1b
Recycle AoLBABW#8
One month of den duties Council Fire #2
WOLF COUNCIL FIRE, WOLF DUTY TO GOD

Meeting 13 (November 18)
Share about 2 famous Americans (homework Bears) BPFA#1
visit historical site BPFA#2
November Pack Meeting: Helpful --Cubs in Action
Display craft made from recyclables

Meeting 14  (Dec 2)
Learn about family energy use BPFA#1 community energy use, world AOLBABW#6
do a clean up proj BPFA#2, Faith in God SO#9
BPFA,

Meeting 15 {skip this if doing WebFR at Webelos Woods}
 {WebFR}

Meeting 16 (Dec 9)
 Joseph Smith/prayer FHE plan (homework family history story, grandparents names for pedigree) BFDTG


Meeting 17 (Dec 16)
Pedigree Chart
tell family History Story
Read Family Proclamation BFDTG

BFDTG

***Second Week of January Webelos and Parents should be invited to 11-year old scouts parents meeting, make sure 11-year old scouts know what the new requirements are at that meeting they can cover
the oath, law, spirit, sign, handshake, 4 steps of advancement, ranks and how to earn, merit badges and how they are earned, square knot, two half hitches, a taut-line hitch, whipping and fusing ends of rope.
etc explain scouting adventure, practice knots and whipping  Arrow of Light Scouting Adventure 1abcde, 2abcd, 5ab
Plan to join 11-yr olds on a day outing which will pass of Arrow of Light Scouting Adventure #3d, 4

Meeting 18 (Jan 6)
Play challenge game BEAR GRIN AND BEAR IT#1
Make-up day time permitting

Meeting 19 (Jan 13)
Duties of citizen AoLBABW#2, Faith in God SO#8
rule of law AoLBABW#3
Scouting in another part of the World WebBABW#10

Meeting 20 (Jan 20)
Organize a carnival BEAR GRIN AND BEAR IT#2  & Faith in GOD SO#9 *Pack Night=Cub Scout Carnival BEAR GRIN AND BEAR IT#3

AWARDS: WebDTG

January Pack Meeting: Hold a Carnival

Meeting 21 (Feb 3)
Discuss Carnival BEAR GRIN AND BEAR IT#4
Write a thank you  & make an award BEAR GRIN AND BEAR IT#5

 BEAR GRIN AND BEAR IT,

Meeting 22 (Feb 10)
Budget Faith in God DT#1
AoLBABW#5
AoLBABW

Meeting 23 (Feb 17)
Plan a healthy meal/shopping list WRWTP#6
Read WofW Faith in God LL#7

Webelos homework: on your own plan an obstacle course WebSFH#4, #5AoLBABW#9

Meeting 24  (March 2)
discuss warm-ups WebSFH#1
divide and either
play catch, balance, rolls, animal walk WRWTP #1,2,3,5/20 yrd dash, vert jump, 5lb weight, push-ups, curls, jump rope
30 day plan WebSFH#3
obstacle course

Meeting 25 (March 9)
Play a new sport WRWTP#4, WebSFH#6

Meeting 26 (March 16)
Use a magnifying glass BEAR FUR FEATHERS FERNS5
Composting BEAR FUR FEATHERS FERNS6
Plant herbs BEAR FUR FEATHERS FERNS7
Do obstacle course again

WOLF RUNNING WITH THE PACK, WebSFH BEAR FUR FEATHERS FERNS


Note: these elective adventures have to be done in two weeks instead of three or four, and I think the webelos still need an extra elective or two to qualify for arrow of light, so things will have to be simplified, but with combined dens, you have to be creative.

Meeting 27, Mar 23 Webelos Elective
Meeting 28, April 6 Spring Break Webelos Elective
Meeting 29 April 13 Wolf Elective
Meeting 30 April 20 Wolf Elective
Meeting 31 May 4 Bear Elective
Meeting 32 May 11 Bear Elective
Meeting 33 May 18 Webelos woods Arrow of Light Camper #1,
AoLSA, earn First Responder Class, Into the Woods, Into the Wild, or Geology
Meeting 34 June 1 Webelos Elective
Meeting 35 June 8 Webelos Elective

Summer
June 15 Wolf Elective
June 29 day camp?
July 6 Wolf Elective
July 13 Bear Elective
July 20 Bear Elective

Aug 3 Webelos Elective

Idea #3
The average LDS pack doesn't have enough boys for three full dens, also the average LDS pack has no interest in combining with another pack.  So why do we limp along having expensive uniforms, awards, day camps, poorly fitting program that requires 8 adult leaders to function, tons of extra meetings, trainings, travel, and paperwork when a ward my size could run the Faith in God for Boys program for 8-10 year olds, making the group a more social and fun size, with 2-4 adult leaders at about 20% the cost and a fraction of the time????  

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Fun Ways To Learn/Memorize the Scout Law

Below are labels to fold in half and staple on a snack bag full of either trail mix or M&M's.  These can be given as treats to new cub scouts at their orientation, it can be given at a den meeting, on a hike, or at a pack night.  If it is on a hike, the entire law can be memorized during the hike.  Just pick a treat and keep reciting that line until you get to say... the tall tree leaning sideways, or the mossy rock, or the bridge, etc.  Then choose another one.  If they like singing, the points fit to the tunes of Macarena or three blind mice.


Learning and memorizing aren't the same.  I really like the Trustworthy Tommy song which is on the back of these labels because it uses each point of the law in a simple sentence that can be discussed with even the very youngest scouter.  It can explain the meaning of the Scout Law in a basic way that won't be overwhelming to young new boys.  I would go over it once before starting to memorize the law.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

Cub Scout Adventure Requirements and Faith in God





















Faith in God Tracking Sheet for Cub scouts
Scout's name:                                                         
See booklet for details on each activity
Earns Religious knot as a Bear
Learning and Living the Gospel                                          Age:
8
9
10
11
FHE sacrament renewing baptismal covenants




Wolf Duty to God 2.1
Joseph Smith FHE, answers to our prayers




Bear Adventure 1a
Learn to mark scriptures, Holy Ghost




A pack night on reverence
Read Prophets talk, decide how to follow




Webelos Duty to God and You 2.d
Give an opening and closing prayer




Wolf Duty to God 2.4
Tell about faith (Nephi building boat, Jaredites)




Wolf Duty to God 2.2
Read and Discuss the Word of Wisdom




Webelos Cast Iron Chef 2
Prepare a Pedigree chart, tell family history story




Bear Duty to God 1.1
Learn to sing "Choose the Right"




Wolf Duty to God 2.3
Create own learning and living the gospel activity




Visit a temple Wolf Duty to God 1.a
Serving Others
8
9
10
11
Good Samaritan, plan & complete service proj.




Wolf Council Fire 2.2
Write letter of appreciation to parent or teacher




Bear Grin and Bear it 5
List qualities you like in a person




A pack night on kindness
Plan, prepare, and serve a nutritious meal




Bear Picnic Basket
Entertain young children




Bear Grin and Bear it 3, Webelos Str, F, H 5
Learn/practice manners and courtesy




Pack night on courtesy
Plan and hold a parent child activity




Bear Necessities 6
12th article of faith- good citizen




Bear Paws 2a, more with AOL Building Better World 2
Help with a quarterly primary activity (pack night)




Bear Grin and Bear it 2 and AOL 9
Create your own service activity




Bear Paws for Action 3.2
Developing Talents
8
9
10
11
Learn to budget and save money




(Tithing) Wolf Coins (budget) AOL Bldng Btr Wrld 5
Sing, play, or lead a song from the Children's Songbook




Bear Necessities 2
Write a poem or short story about gospel creation




Wolf Howling at the moon 2
Bear Nec. 2
Create a piece of art (draw, sculpt, paint, etc.)




Wolf Duty to God 1.b
Bear Claws 3
Visit an art museum or a concert or play




Wolf Collections and hobbies 3
Read about improving study habits




Helping around home/obeying parents




A pack night on obedience
Plan and participate in a month long fitness program




Webelos Stronger, Faster, Higher
Learn/Practice good nutrition, health, grooming




Wolf running with the pack, 6 especially
or a pack night on a scout is clean.
Create your own activity to develop talents




Wolf Paws on the Path 1-6, Wolf Grow
Something, Bear Baloo the Builder
Preparing for the Priesthood
11
Do as a Webelos/AOL as part of Duty to God and You
Learn about the restoration of the Aaronic priesthood

Learn the purposes of the Aaronic priesthood

Talk with the Deacons quorum presidency

Learn about good education

Read the Family Proclamation to the world

Record your testimony

Memorize and recite the Articles of Faith
1
2
3
4


5
8
9
10
11
12 13






Primary Program for Webelos Duty to God 2 a,b,c?
Memorize Article of faith for Webelos Duty to God and you 2.d?
Record Testimony, read scriptures, pray daily, live My Gospel Standards AOL Duty to God in Action