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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 weeks ago

Scouts BSA

Get ready to recruit youth of all genders. The BSA announced a new recruiting campaign to attract all youth. It's called "Scout Me In" and is aimed at reaching girls to join Cub Scouts. I don't think it's really so "historic" as the BSA news... From Scoutmaster Musings 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

17 Excellent Scientists' Biographies Your Cub Scouts Will Love

The Webelos and Arrow of Light elective adventure, Adventures in Science, has the Scouts reading about a scientist. But sometimes, they have trouble choosing who. This resource gives them ideas of scientists' biographies they can read. The list is... From Cub Scout Ideas 2 weeks ago

How to Make an Awesome Model Solar System From Toilet Paper

This super fun way to make a model solar system uses toilet paper to show the distance between the planets. It's perfect for Webelos and Arrow of Light Cub Scouts who are working on the Adventures in Science adventure. And that adventure counts... From Cub Scout Ideas 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 months ago

...and 1 other from Cub Scout Ideas.

Girls in the Boy Scouts on CBS Sunday Morning

As kids raced pinewood derby cars and lined church pews for Scout Sunday last weekend, CBS News profiled the changing face of the Boy Scouts for its "Sunday Morning" cover story. Those changing faces include the girls of Pack 203 in the Pacific... From Scouting News 3 months ago

How to Make Recycled Raingutter Regatta Boats

Packs can have a simple Raingutter Regatta by turning it into a Recycled Raingutter Regatta! For this environmentally friendly activity, you don't need kits--just stuff from your recycling bin and a few supplies. The post How to Make Recycled... From Cub Scout Ideas 3 months ago

Write a Funny Caption for This Photo

What's that fish doing? Write a funny caption and we might print it in the May issue! What's going on in this picture? What is that fish doing or thinking? If you can think of a funny caption for this photo, just post it in the comment form at the... From Inside Boys' Life 3 months ago

February 2018 - Family Program: Camping and Outdoor Activities

So, your pack has decided to adopt the Family Program and now you have either an all-girl or a coed pack. Congratulations on embracing this new chapter of Scouting! Now comes the fun part of planning the activities, especially camping and outdoor... From BSA CubCast Podcast 3 months ago

Vacation Alert!

From Ask Andy 4 months ago

25 Funny Pinewood Derby Jokes

Laugh at 25 funny Pinewood Derby jokes! Be a humor champion with these winning Pinewood Derby jokes written by Boys' Life readers. These funny jokes are guaranteed to take the checkered flag at your next race. Do you know a funny Pinewood Derby... From Inside Boys' Life 4 months ago

Webelos Super Achiever

The new Webelos Super Achiever patches have arrived and are available now. ClassB.com did a great job on them and they look super! A hundred have already been shipped out to folks that pre-ordered them so they'll have them well before their Blue... From Scoutmaster Musings 4 months ago

Write a Funny Caption for This Photo

What is this owl doing or thinking? Write a funny caption and we'll print it in the April issue! What's going on in this picture? What is that owl doing or thinking? If you can think of a funny caption for this photo, just post it in the comment... From Inside Boys' Life 4 months ago

Solstice Activity

Today is the best day of the year for Astronomy merit badge and worst for Photography. :-) At 10:28am Central time today, the winter solstice occurs. For the next six months, we'll be getting more and more sunlight each day in the northern... From Scoutmaster Musings 5 months ago

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