Cub Scout Leadership: Free Bobcat Rank Videos

It’s that time of year again, where we’re (hopefully) welcoming scores of Scouts, filling up our dens with new, smiling faces! Unless they’re a Lion, all new Scouts could and should start working on their Bobcat rank right away. There are a bunch of fun ways to help these Scouts earn their very first rank… for instance, check out my post Cub Scouts Bobcat for lots of great ideas and activities to get these kids started both virtually or in-person.

In the spirit of not reinventing the wheel, I wanted to share what I created as part of a special project on behalf of my Council. My part of the project included videos that are being used to help teach the Bobcat rank that I thought I should go ahead and put out into the world for you to use. You can preview the videos below, made using Powtoon, then save some or all from my >> Look Wider Still Bobcat Videos Google Drive folder <<

A Scout Is

Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful

Friendly, Courteous, Kind

Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty

Brave, Clean, and Reverent

Cub Scout Motto: Do Your Best

Youth Protection Pamphlet

How and Where to Use These Videos

Where these can easily be played individually throughout one or several den meetings, I found that dropping them into Google Slides helped make the presentation a little more fun! They can easily be added into a template, like the ones I shared in my post Scouting Tech: Visual Aids for Virtual Meetings, and played as part of your presentation. That saves you from opening YouTube and having an inappropriate video show up as a suggestion, as well.

Yours in Scouting

I hope these Bobcat videos are helpful to you as you plan and execute an awesome Year in Scouting! I’d love to see how you used these and hear all about your brand new Bobcats. Best wishes to all of you!

Yours in Scouting,

Published by Look Wider Still

Rebekah is the mother of two wonderful sons, Michael and Nate. She and her husband, Mike, married in 2002 and have built their family on a foundation of adventure. Between geocaching, camping, hiking, cooking, fishing, crafting, reading, and snuggling their Irish Terrier, Bentley, they enjoy a long and happy career in Scouting. The boys come from a long line of Scouters, including Eagles on all sides. Mike has served as assistant den leader, treasurer, and Pack Committee member, and Rebekah has served as den leader and Cubmaster for Pack 521 out of Mechanicsville, Virginia.

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