Friday, December 12, 2014

Cubmaster helps for January

Some fun ideas for January's Pack Meeting- Yes I Can is the theme, and Positive Attitude is the Core Value.

December Roundtable Newsletter

Here is the newsletter from December- with some ideas for January's meetings.

Webelos Communicator & Scholar

Here's a few resources we discussed at Roundtable to make Webelos Communicator more fun!

Requirement #1- Play the Body Language game-   Here are some printable charades cards.
Requirement #5- Invent your own den secret code and send one of your den members a secret message. 
We made these fun Code Decoders
  Code Maker & Breaker craft
Requirement #6 Visit the newsroom of a newspaper or a radio or television station and find out how they receive information.  Visit the Local Newspaper-  They are AWESOME and take the boys picture and put it in the paper.  It's a great way to get out in the community, and they'll be so proud to see their picture in the paper!
Requirement #7- Write an article about a den activity for your pack newsletter or web site, your local newspaper, or your school newsletter, newspaper, or web site.   This is a simple page to help in their newspaper article.  We had the boys write about their trip to the newspaper, but they could write about anything, display them at pack meeting.  You could also make a poster size version of this with all the boys contributing, to hang at pack meeting.
Scholar Pin- A few ideas-
Earn the Chess Belt loop- We've seen the ideas for chess sets made out of nuts and bolts (which can get spendy, but might be a great gift, and also a great craftsman pin project)  Here's a simple cheap way to make a chess set out of a DVD box-   She then has printable chess pieces to go with it- 
Make a chart showing how your school system is run.-  Make a huge version of this - with each person (principal, superintendent etc.) on a piece of paper.  Or a chalk version outside on the sidewalk.
Also- we have a few other posts on Communicator/Scholar helps- 

Webcasts on New Scouting Program

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Cubmaster Webcasts

  • Saturday, January 17 at 8 a.m. (Central)
  • Saturday, January 17 at 3 p.m. (Central)

Den Leader Webcasts

  • Saturday, January 17 at 9:30 a.m. (Central)
  • Saturday, January 17 at 4:30 p.m. (Central)

LDS-Specific Considerations *

  • Saturday, January 17 at 11 a.m. (Central)
  • Saturday, January 17 at 6 p.m. (Central)
    * It is recommended that those interested in the LDS session view one of the role-specific sessions first.

Although the content will be geared to the roles listed, anyone with an interest in learning about the new Cub Scouting program is welcome to attend. 

The sessions will be recorded for later viewing.

(info from

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Awesome Arrow of Light Ceremony

I found a FUN arrow of light ceremony using candy bars (come on- what cub scout doesn't like candy!?!) 

I changed it a bit to fit with my pack (and because I couldn't find SKOR candy bars in the small size-) I used Now and Later candy instead of Skor-  So instead of "Keeping a fair SKOR shows you respect the rights of others"  I changed it to "Now and Later you can respect the rights of others"

I found a package of mini candy bars that had Twix, Snickers, Milky Way, and 3 Musketeers in it,  just had to buy Hugs, Mint patties and Now and Later candies. I made up baggies for the boys who will be receiving their Arrow of Lights this year.

Then I made a little paper to remind them what each of the candies stand for- you can download that -
I'm also making each boy an arrow with those 7 colors painted on the arrow.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Webelos Fitness helps

Here are a few forms that will help with the Webelos Fitness Pin-

Menu planning sheet, and a "what I ate" for the week sheet. 

Also-  is a GREAT game to play to plan the menus- have one boy play the game, while the others write down the menu he plans, (leaders can fill in the boy who is playing's sheet)  It does take a little while to play it, so if you have a lot of boys, you may want to have 2 boys playing on different computers at the same time if possible. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cubmaster Helps from Sept. Roundtable

Here are the Cubmaster helps for October's core value of Responsibility and the Theme of Dollars and Sense

September Roundtable Newsletter

Here's the Latest from Golden Spike District Roundtable!
Also a bonus- a fun printable game that you can use as a preopener!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

District Summer activity!

Here is it! 

Olympic Games!

Thursday, August 7th at the North Park ball park

registration at 5:30 pm, games start at 6. (Be there in time to get registered!)


Wear your uniform! Dens, and packs- bring your flags to display.


Families are invited!

Dinner can be purchased for around $4 per plate.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Learning the ropes!

At roundtable last month in the den leaders breakout sessions, we learned how to make rope 
What a cool activity!

Mark your Calendar!

Put this on your calendar!  It will be a great training opportunity!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Month by month guide
This might be helpful in planning your upcoming cub scout year!  Click on it for a larger, printable copy!

Friday, May 9, 2014

May roundtable Newsletter

In case you missed it, here is the Newsletter for May's roundtable.
Thanks everyone for all you for the Cub Scouts in our District.

Cubmaster helps for June-Perserverance

Here are some fun ideas to go with the Core Value of Perserverance, and the theme- Head West, Young Man.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ceremony Creator

While searching for a fun ceremony for my pack- I found this great resource-  Cub Scout Ceremonies for Packs and Dens
This looks like a great blueprint for many ceremonies.
Choose one or more phrases from each area. Add your own personal words for each occasion.
1. Will the following __________________ please come forward. (Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, special guests, leaders, families, dens, other:________________________)
2. Before you stands _________________. (A candle, a light, a Cub Scout handbook, Akela, a ladder, a neckerchief, a trail, your leader, a bucket, a tripod, a religious symbol, a bridge, a box, the pack, a branch, a picture, your parents, other: _____________)
3. This represents ___________________. (The spirit of Scouting, the pack, your future, our dedication, character, fun and adventure, our religious organization, your den, your advancement, fitness, the family, good deeds, your accomplishments, the world, our community, other: _____________)
4. You have earned this award by _________________. (Helping others, joining the pack, being the best ___________, doing your best, completing achievements, collecting ______________, helping boys grow, helping with _____________, serving as ______________, being a denner, selling the most_______________, serving for _______ years, other:__________________)
5. Please accept this award and continue to _____________________. (Do your best, give goodwill, help the pack go, come to meetings, follow Akela, help your boy, work hard, grow strong, follow the trail, other: _________________)
6. Will the pack please join me in congratulations for this award. (Lead an appropriate applause.)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Cubmaster helps for May's Meetings

Here is the helps from April's Roundtable.  Some great ideas to go along with Health and Fitness, and the Theme- Destination: Parks
Thanks to our wonderful Cubmaster leaders!

April Roundtable Newseltter

Here is the Newsletter from April's Roundtable.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Leader Knot requirements

Last month at Roundtable I had someone ask about knot requirements for leaders.  So I did some searching!  Here's what I found:

Den Leaders- The Form is found here : 

Den Leader Knot requirements:

Note: This award can be earned in each position, but tenure may be used only for one award.

Complete one year as a registered den leader in the position selected. Tiger Cub den leader’s tenure can be the program year as long as it is greater than eight months.
❏ Complete the basic training for the selected den leader position.
❏ Complete This Is Scouting training.
❏ Attend a pow wow or university of Scouting (or equivalent), or attend at least four roundtables (or equivalent) during the tenure used for this award.

Do five of the following during the tenure used for this award:
❏ Have an assistant den leader who meets regularly with your den.
❏ Have a den chief who meets regularly with your den.
❏ Graduate at least 70 percent of your den to the next level.
❏ Take leadership in planning and conducting a den service project.
❏ Have a published den meeting/activity schedule for the den’s parents.
❏ Participate with your den in a Cub Scout day camp or resident camp.
❏ Complete Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO).
❏ Complete Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders.
❏ Participate with your den in at least one family camp; if your den is a Webelos den, participate with your den in at least two overnight camps.
❏ Take leadership in planning two den outdoor activities.
❏ Hold monthly den meeting and den activity planning sessions with your assistant den leaders.

 Here is a link to the Cubmaster form-

Cubmaster Knot Requirements

Within a five-year period, complete at least three years of registered tenure as a Cubmaster or one year as a registered assistant Cubmaster plus two years as a registered Cubmaster. (This can include the tenure used to earn the Scouter’s Training Award.)
❏ Complete basic training for Cubmasters.
❏ Complete This Is Scouting training.
❏ Attend a pow wow or university of Scouting (or equivalent), or attend at least four roundtables (or equivalent) during each year of the tenure used for this award.
Do the following during the tenure used for this award:
❏ Achieve at least the Silver level of Journey to Excellence for at least two years. The Quality Unit Award is acceptable if the tenure used is prior to 2011.
❏ Earn the National Summertime Pack Award at least once.
❏ Conduct an annual pack planning session and have a published pack meeting/activity schedule for the pack’s parents in each year.
❏ Participate in at least one additional supplemental or  advanced training event at the council, area, region, or national level.

There is also a Cub Scout Training award-

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Outdoor Games

As the weather turns nicer, don't forget to put the "out" in scouting- get outside!  Here are some outdoor games to try with your pack or den.

New Leader?

Here are some great helps for Leaders who are new to cub scouting- First- Den Meetings made simple!-
Next- a great reminder of how Roundtable can help us all!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Core Value Fun

Our amazing Wolf and Bear Leader has these handouts on every Core Value, ways to make the Character Connections FUN!  After all- Cub Scouts like to have FUN!

Cubmaster helps from March Roundtable

Here are some great resources to help you with your April Pack meetings!  The Core value is Faith, and the Theme is My Family Tree
Thanks to our Cubmaster Leaders!

March Roundtable Newsletter

Here is the Newsletter from March's Roundtable- with helps for April- The Core Value is Faith, and the Theme is My Family Tree. 

Don't forget Scouting for food bags need to go out before next Saturday, so the Boy Scouts can pick them up, and Cub Scout Swim day is next Saturday!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Characteristics of a Great Den!

Just found this in my email, and thought I'd share it with you!

Characteristics of a Great Den
Recently research revealed what a den needs to be great. Hopefully this describes your den. If not, maybe you can start applying these methods to build a strong and successful den.
  1. Our den has a motivated den leader - that's you. (by the way, parents responded that this is the most important element to them.)
  2. A trained and prepared den leader.
  3. Every boy in our den has his own book for his rank.
  4. Our den has a program plan. (This can be shared with families in the form of a calendar.) Also, our den communicates regularly with the parents.
  5. We conduct fun, relevant den meetings.
  6. Our parents are actively involved with the den.
  7. Our Cub Scouts experience advancement on a regular basis.

The den leader position could be the most important one in the Boy Scouts of America. As den leader, you personally affect the future of six to eight Cub Scouts. Will they have a good experience that will influence them positively for the rest of their lives? Or will they have a negative experience, which can have the opposite effect? What you do is so important. Thank you!

Friday, February 14, 2014

March's Cubmaster helps

Here are some great helps for your March pack Meeting- The core Value is Compassion, and the Theme is Pet Pals.
Have fun in your Pack Meetings- Remember- KISMIF- Keep It Simple, Make It Fun

February's Roundtable Newsletter

Here is the newsletter for February if you missed out-
Thanks for all you do for the Cub Scouts in our District!

Friday, January 10, 2014

January Roundtable handouts

Here is the newsletter from January's roundtable!  Hope to see you all next month!
Here is a copy of the fun pre-opener we played at roundtable
Thanks everyone!
oh, and don't forget about Cub Scout Swim Day!
March 22, 2014
At the Bear River Natatorium
9:00 am Wolves
10:00 am Bears
11:00 am Webelos
*Cost $1 per boy
*!!!!MUST bring 2 leaders, 1 MUST get in the pool with the boys!!!  In order to keep our boys safe, we need the proper supervision.
*Bring consent form and Health forms for everyone!
Tour plan, consent form and health form links can all be found on the top right hand side of the blog ---------->>>>>

Cubmaster helps for February

Our cubmaster session has some wonderful ideas for you as usual! Here are some ideas for your February Pack Meeting, and Blue and Gold Banquet.
Hope these help you and your Cub Scout packs!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Webelos Showman

Browsing my pinterest board-(follow me on Pinterest if you want!)  over the years I've seen so many fun ideas for Webelos puppet shows- The Blue and Gold Banquet is a great time for your Webelos to put on a fun puppet show.  
 Here are a few of the ideas I've found
puppet theatre with spoons- webelos showman
Simple spoon puppets!
marionette- webelos showman
Easter Egg Marionette-
Of course, the old Standy- Sock Puppets-
Sock Puppets
And THESE are Hilarious!
a different kind of finger puppet. Webelos showman pin
What fun things have you done for Webelos Showman?

Webelos Engineer fun

Here's a link to a super fun catapult for your Webelos to build!

Go HERE: for some great step by step instructions! 

Little pom poms are great for the boys to launch- also if you give each boy a certain color of pom pom, you know whose ammunition just got launched at YOU! so you can launch right back at them.

A DaVinci Bridge is a fun type of bridge to build! I have these notched wood pieces you are welcome to borrow!  Or use paint sticks, dowels or other straight sticks to build this fun bridge

Here's a link to a Youtube video that shows you how to build it with paint stirring sticks- you can skip the beginning of the video- and start about 50 seconds in.
Have fun!