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,