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Scramble - Be Flexible

The title is the Philmont Ranger motto, and the way of life for everyone associated with Philmont this season. Whether Philmont staff, youth participant, or volunteer adult, many people have had their summer plans turned on end by the closure of... From Scoutmaster Musings 1 week ago

Game Over

In an official statement released today, the BSA and LDS announce a dissolution of their relationship. LDS will "discontinue its role as a chartered partner with BSA" effective at the end of 2019. A layperson's interpretation of that is "Game Over"... From Scoutmaster Musings 2 months ago

...and 1 other from Scoutmaster Musings.

Slide of the Month - Liberty Bell

July 2018 Time to make: 4 hours Boys Life "Slide of the Month" July 1999, page 50 Original design: Will Scarlet "Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants thereof" is the inscription on the Liberty Bell. And you can find... From Channeling Whittlin Jim 2 weeks ago

...and 2 others from Cub Scout Ideas.

Alt Dot Philmont

Due to fire, many Philmont treks have been cancelled and the crew advisors contacted. In case you're still thinking of alternative adventures, or just to be aware for future treks, here's some other cool places to Scout around the country. Most of... From Scoutmaster Musings 1 month ago

Monster Match

From Inside Boys' Life 1 month ago

Write a Funny Caption for This Photo

Write a funny caption for this photo. We'll print our favorites in the September issue! What's going on in this picture? What is that squirrel doing or thinking? If you can think of a funny caption for this photo, just post it in the comment form... From Inside Boys' Life 1 month ago

How to Build an Awesome Chemical Reaction Car

Building a chemical reaction car is super easy! Fueled by vinegar and baking soda, these cars are fun to watch. And making one will meet requirements for these Cub Scout adventures: Wolf Motor Away and Webelos & Arrow of Light Adventures in... From Cub Scout Ideas 1 month ago

How to Easily Draw a Scientific Fair Test

The elective adventure for Webelos and Arrows of Light, Adventures in Science, asks the Cub Scouts to draw a scientific fair test. Make it easy for them with the Cows Mooing Softly acronym. Read all about it, and get your FREE printable! The post... From Cub Scout Ideas 1 month ago

...and 4 others from Cub Scout Ideas.

Slide of the Month - Soyuz Spacecraft

May 2018 Time to design: 2 hours Time to print: 2 hours (your times may vary Finishing: 2 hour Original design: Thingiverse Original designer:manboy Try it yourself: Soyuz spacecraft Designed for the Soviet Lunar Space program, the Soyuz spacecraft... From Channeling Whittlin Jim 2 months ago

World Challenge Help

I think the 29th Burscough Scout group would be a fun bunch of scouts to visit some day! They have come up with an energetic request to contact other scouts around the world by making a video on Facebook. Watch It This scout group has an active FB... From Scoutmaster Musings 2 months ago

Girl Gear

Leggings, Capris, Skorts, and Scarves - these are some of the new girl gear items coming to Scouting this year. With girls joining Cub Scouts, BSA National Supply has been making some clothing updates for the new scouts. You will probably be seeing... From Scoutmaster Musings 2 months ago

How to DIY Fun and Creative Cub Scout Skits

Cub Scout skits are a super fun part of den and pack meetings. But doing the same skits over and over can get boring. Let the Scouts' creativity shine with this fun activity where they create their own skit using prompts written on craft sticks!... From Cub Scout Ideas 2 months ago

How to Make a Paper Airplane for Cub Scouts

Learn how to make a paper airplane for the Wolf Cub Scout elective adventures, Motor Away and Air of the Wolf. These fun activities could be done at a pack meeting too And Motor Away counts toward the Cub Scout Nova award, Swing! The post How to... From Cub Scout Ideas 3 months ago

...and 3 others from Cub Scout Ideas.

Side of the Month Extra - (Carve a Face) 70's Scout

March 2018 Time to make: 3 hours Design Bill Macfarlane Original concept: Bill Burch So while I was carving the Bill Burch slide of the month I got an idea. I was a Scout back in the 70's and I thought what if I did a Scout of that era. Complete... From Channeling Whittlin Jim 4 months ago

Earning All of the Merit Badges

Heather sent in this question: I have two boys one is almost done with all 137 Merit badge he is 15 and I know most of the merit badge go together. Now my 10 year old is now a boy scout and came to me the other day and said he to would like to get... From Scouter Mom 4 months ago

What Is Scout Spirit?

Scout spirit is mentioned in several of the requirements for Boy Scout ranks. But what is Scout spirit and how does a Boy Scout go about demonstrating it? For the Boy Scout ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, and Eagle Scout... From Scouter Mom 4 months ago

How to Make Fun Raisin Racers at Your Pinewood Derby

Cub Scouting's Pinewood Derby is an exciting event! But sometimes, it can be a bit long for the younger siblings. Have the kids make Raisin Racers, a fun craft combined with a snack! The post How to Make Fun Raisin Racers at Your Pinewood Derby... From Cub Scout Ideas 4 months ago

Merit Badge Counselors List

Tracey sent in this form which can be used to keep track of counselors for merit badges. Space is included for the counselor's name, phone number, and email address. Badges required for the rank of Eagle Scout are highlighted in yellow. Thanks... From Scouter Mom 4 months ago

25 Cub Scout Terms You Need to Know

The Cub Scout program has a vocabulary all its own! If your family is just starting out, you'll hear Cub Scout terms being tossed around at every den and pack meeting. This list of 25 terms will help you out as you become familiar with the program... From Cub Scout Ideas 4 months ago

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