Kids Stuff: Dad Jokes for Cubmasters – Halloween Edition

Trick or treat!Bags of sweets!Ghosts are walking down the street! Happy Halloween, Scouters! If ever there was a holiday that begged for a great Dad Joke (or even better, a groaner), it’s Halloween. Here are a few you can save and share with your unit. Feel free to post it on your Facebook group, shareContinue reading “Kids Stuff: Dad Jokes for Cubmasters – Halloween Edition”

Scouting Activities: Scouting-Themed Pictionary Zoom Game!

As the weeks go on and virtual meetings continue, your PL might find themselves running out of good ideas to keep things exciting and interesting. You can only share screen so many Power Point presentations before Scouts start taking virtual naps during their weekly virtual Patrol meeting. If you find yourself in a slump orContinue reading “Scouting Activities: Scouting-Themed Pictionary Zoom Game!”

Scouting Activities: SCOUTERGORIES Zoom Game!

Do you remember family game night growing up? Some games made for a fun evening, like Candy Land and Life while others turned typically sweet family members into wild-eyed logophiles, like Scattergories. Was that just my childhood home? I hope so. As an adult, I’ve come to love the game again. My son (the PL)Continue reading “Scouting Activities: SCOUTERGORIES Zoom Game!”

Scouting Tech: Using Zoom Breakout Rooms for Survival Situation Games

My oldest son is working to complete his Eagle and has the special opportunity to lead the newest Scouts (recent AOL graduates) in earning their Scout Rank virtually. He’s leaned heavily on the 30 Day Rank Challenge posted by the Heart of America Council, and over the last few weeks has learned a lot aboutContinue reading “Scouting Tech: Using Zoom Breakout Rooms for Survival Situation Games”

Cub Scouts: Scientific Cub Scout Mysteries

Sherlock Holmes, the legendary brain-child of one Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, has come to mind often as I’ve spent countless hours flipping through rank handbooks and leadership guides to find fun, new ways of presenting adventures to my Scouts. It isn’t common to have that “A-HA!” moment when laying out an adventure plan – invariably,Continue reading “Cub Scouts: Scientific Cub Scout Mysteries”

Cub Scouts: Pirates of the Caribbean Blue & Gold

Aye, matey, picture it! Ye and yer merry crew of bandits have battoned down the hatches and set sail toward Port Royal. Yer aboard the Black Pearl, the cursed ship with black sails that’s captained by the worst pirate ye’ve ever heard of. But ye have heard of him, mate. If you haven’t seen theContinue reading “Cub Scouts: Pirates of the Caribbean Blue & Gold”

Scouting: How to Identify and Deal With Burnout

Hey, Scouter! Do you remember the moment you felt the call to leadership? Were your eyes large, sparkly, and full of stars? Did you have a laundry list of great, new ideas to help execute this already fantastic program? Were you so excited to answer the call that you drove to the Scout Shop andContinue reading “Scouting: How to Identify and Deal With Burnout”

Cub Scouts: Gift Exchange and Holiday Party Ideas (Achievements, Too!)

We are officially two days into December, which means it’s time to break out the holly and jolly, make with the merry, and find ways to bring cheer into the lives of our Scouts. There’s that old saying, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” By December, your Scouts might be feelingContinue reading “Cub Scouts: Gift Exchange and Holiday Party Ideas (Achievements, Too!)”

Scout Activities: This Is Jeopardy! For Advancement

Hey, Scouters! It’s time for JEOPARDY! First category is “Lesser Known Scouting Pioneers,” you’ll take $100. “The influential leader known as ‘Green Bar Bill’ who was quoted as saying ‘Scouting is a game with a purpose’.” Say it with me, everyone… “WHO IS WILLIAM HILLCOURT?” Wait, who? Mr. Hillcourt is the dashing fella to theContinue reading “Scout Activities: This Is Jeopardy! For Advancement”

Cub Scouts: How to Teach the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace Principles for Kids

We all know that a great way to connect with our kids is to get them disconnected from all of their electronics, and that Scouts in particular love a good adventure into the woods. The Aims of Scouting are character development, leadership development, citizenship training, and personal fitness; all of which can be achieved inContinue reading “Cub Scouts: How to Teach the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace Principles for Kids”