Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Jeopardy Game for Articles of Faith to help LDS Cub Scouts earn their Religious Square Knot




Here is a fun Articles of Faith Jeopardy! game that the Orem District, UNPC posted on their blog.

Attached is a PowerPoint presentation with a fun version of JEOPARDY! which can be used to help your cubs learn the Articles of Faith.  Just download the presentation and then print out each page at a size that is convenient for you to use.

Here is the direct link:


Articles of Faith JEOPARDY! PowerPoint Document


This article was found on the Orem District blog.  Link can be found below...



Tuesday, December 6, 2016

ORIGINAL Cub Scout Tiger PRINTABLE Record Tracking and Organization Work Sheet for the New Program - Free - with Adventures and Cyber Chip and Award requirements to help Leaders and Parents




Tracking, planning, and recognition are so important in Cub Scouts.  This new tracking sheet will help you be able to keep track of where each boy is at towards the Tiger, Adventures, and Cyber Chip requirements.  I like to print this tracking sheet on cardstock, and I print one sheet for each boy to be kept in my leader binder next to their tracking sheet for their Religious Award.  I keep a different tab for every boy with all the tracking sheets (Age Group & Religious Award).  Then I have complete information on each boy.  It helps to do it this way if you do one requirement one week and a different one other weeks.  Not every boy is there every week.  By doing this, I can always know where each boy is at, and it is all in one place.  I keep a roll, and next to the roll I write down what we did that week, and then every couple of weeks I update all the tracking sheets for every boy.  If the parents ever have questions, I always have a place to look back at on the roll, and I can always copy each tracking sheet to show them where their boy is.  Thanks to Annaleis Smith from the Utah National Parks Council who shared this tracking sheet with us.



** PLEASE do not download these files and email or send them digitally to others.  These are for your personal use only.  If you would like to share these files with others, please copy the link to this post and send them to our site so they can print off their own.  We would love to have everyone that would like a copy to come here to print their own off absolutely free.  We receive money to keep our website open where we store all of our documents and PDF files by people visiting our blog.  Please don't take money out of our pockets by bypassing our blog.


  • To print this NEW for 2017 - Original Tiger Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print the 2015 - Original Tiger Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
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  • CLICK HERE to see more ideas for Tiger Cubs
  •  
  • To print this NEW - Original Wolf Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print this NEW - Original Bear Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print this NEW - Original Webelos Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE

  • To open an Excel Spreadsheet to track TIGERS, similar to Cub Trax, CLICK HERE
  • To open an Excel Spreadsheet to track WOLVES, similar to Cub Trax, CLICK HERE
  • To open an Excel Spreadsheet to track the BEARS, similar to Cub Trax, CLICK HERE 
  • To open an Excel Spreadsheet to track the WEBELOS, similar to Cub TraxCLICK HERE 
  • To open an Excel Spreadsheet to track the ARROW OF LIGHT, similar to Cub TraxCLICK HERE 

  • To print the Faith in God Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To see all the tracking sheets, CLICK HERE

  • To print the 2015 Tiger Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print the 2015 Wolf Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE 
  • To print the 2015 Bear Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print the 2015 Webelos Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE    


     



ORIGINAL Cub Scout Wolf PRINTABLE Record Tracking and Organization Work Sheet for the New Program - Free - with Adventures and Cyber Chip and Award requirements to help Leaders and Parents



Tracking, planning, and recognition are so important in Cub Scouts.  This new tracking sheet will help you be able to keep track of where each boy is at towards the Wolf, Adventures, and Cyber Chip requirements.  I like to print this tracking sheet on cardstock, and I print one sheet for each boy to be kept in my leader binder next to their tracking sheet for their Religious Award.  I keep a different tab for every boy with all the tracking sheets (Age Group & Religious Award).  Then I have complete information on each boy.  It helps to do it this way if you do one requirement one week and a different one other weeks.  Not every boy is there every week.  By doing this, I can always know where each boy is at, and it is all in one place.  I keep a roll, and next to the roll I write down what we did that week, and then every couple of weeks I update all the tracking sheets for every boy.  If the parents ever have questions, I always have a place to look back at on the roll, and I can always copy each tracking sheet to show them where their boy is.  Thanks to Annaleis Smith from the Utah National Parks Council who shared this tracking sheet with us.



** PLEASE do not download these files and email or send them digitally to others.  These are for your personal use only.  If you would like to share these files with others, please copy the link to this post and send them to our site so they can print off their own.  We would love to have everyone that would like a copy to come here to print their own off absolutely free.  We receive money to keep our website open where we store all of our documents and PDF files by people visiting our blog.  Please don't take money out of our pockets by bypassing our blog.  Please help us keep all of this information free.



  • To print this NEW for 2017 - Original Wolf Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE 
  • To print this 2015 - Original Wolf Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE   (updated 11.11.15)

  • To print this NEW - Original Tiger Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print this NEW - Original Bear Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print this NEW - Original Webelos Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE

  • To open an Excel Spreadsheet to track TIGERS, similar to Cub Trax, CLICK HERE
  • To open an Excel Spreadsheet to track WOLVES, similar to Cub Trax, CLICK HERE
  • To open an Excel Spreadsheet to track the BEARS, similar to Cub Trax, CLICK HERE 
  • To open an Excel Spreadsheet to track the WEBELOS, similar to Cub TraxCLICK HERE 
  • To open an Excel Spreadsheet to track the ARROW OF LIGHT, similar to Cub TraxCLICK HERE 

  • To print the Faith in God Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To see all the tracking sheets, CLICK HERE

  • To print the NEW Tiger Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print the NEW Wolf Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE 
  • To print the NEW Bear Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print the NEW Webelos Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE    








ORIGINAL Cub Scout Bear PRINTABLE Record Tracking and Organization Work Sheet for the New Program - Free - with Adventures and Cyber Chip and Award requirements to help Leaders and Parents



Tracking, planning, and recognition are so important in Cub Scouts.  This new tracking sheet will help you be able to keep track of where each boy is at towards the Bear, Adventures, and Cyber Chip requirements.  I like to print this tracking sheet on cardstock, and I print one sheet for each boy to be kept in my leader binder next to their tracking sheet for their Religious Award.  I keep a different tab for every boy with all the tracking sheets (Age Group & Religious Award).  Then I have complete information on each boy.  It helps to do it this way if you do one requirement one week and a different one other weeks.  Not every boy is there every week.  By doing this, I can always know where each boy is at, and it is all in one place.  I keep a roll, and next to the roll I write down what we did that week, and then every couple of weeks I update all the tracking sheets for every boy.  If the parents ever have questions, I always have a place to look back at on the roll, and I can always copy each tracking sheet to show them where their boy is.  Thanks to Annaleis Smith from the Utah National Parks Council who shared this tracking sheet with us.



** PLEASE do not download these files and email or send them digitally to others.  These are for your personal use only.  If you would like to share these files with others, please copy the link to this post and send them to our site so they can print off their own.  We would love to have everyone that would like a copy to come here to print their own off absolutely free.  We receive money to keep our website open where we store all of our documents and PDF files by people visiting our blog.  Please don't take money out of our pockets by bypassing our blog.


  • To print this NEW for 2017 - Original Bear Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print the 2015 - Original Bear Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE

  • To print this NEW - Original Tiger Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print this NEW - Original Wolf Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print this NEW - Original Webelos Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE

  • To open an Excel Spreadsheet to track TIGERS, similar to Cub Trax, CLICK HERE
  • To open an Excel Spreadsheet to track WOLVES, similar to Cub Trax, CLICK HERE
  • To open an Excel Spreadsheet to track the BEARS, similar to Cub Trax, CLICK HERE 
  • To open an Excel Spreadsheet to track the WEBELOS, similar to Cub TraxCLICK HERE 
  • To open an Excel Spreadsheet to track the ARROW OF LIGHT, similar to Cub TraxCLICK HERE 

  • To print the Faith in God Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To see all the tracking sheets, CLICK HERE

  • To print the 2015 Tiger Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print the 2015 Wolf Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE 
  • To print the 2015 Bear Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print the 2015 Webelos Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE    








ORIGINAL Cub Scout Webelos and Arrow of Light PRINTABLE Record Tracking and Organization Work Sheet for the New Program - Free - Arrow of Light requirements to help Leaders and Parents



Tracking, planning, and recognition are so important in Cub Scouts.  This new tracking sheet will help you be able to keep track of where each boy is at towards the Webelos and Arrow of Light requirements.  I like to print this tracking sheet on cardstock, and I print one sheet for each boy to be kept in my leader binder next to their tracking sheet for their Religious Award.  I keep a different tab for every boy with all the tracking sheets (Age Group & Religious Award).  Then I have complete information on each boy.  It helps to do it this way if you do one requirement one week and a different one other weeks.  Not every boy is there every week.  By doing this, I can always know where each boy is at, and it is all in one place.  I keep a roll, and next to the roll I write down what we did that week, and then every couple of weeks I update all the tracking sheets for every boy.  If the parents ever have questions, I always have a place to look back at on the roll, and I can always copy each tracking sheet to show them where their boy is.  Thanks to Annaleis Smith from the Utah National Parks Council who shared this tracking sheet with us.



** PLEASE do not download these files and email or send them digitally to others.  These are for your personal use only.  If you would like to share these files with others, please copy the link to this post and send them to our site so they can print off their own.  We would love to have everyone that would like a copy to come here to print their own off absolutely free.  We receive money to keep our website open where we store all of our documents and PDF files by people visiting our blog.  Please don't take money out of our pockets by bypassing our blog.


  • To print this NEW for 2017 - Original Webelos Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE  
  • To print this 2015 - Original Webelos Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE    (updated 2-18-16)

  •  print this NEW - Original Tiger Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print this NEW - Original Wolf Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print this NEW - Original Bear Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE

  • To open an Excel Spreadsheet to track TIGERS, similar to Cub Trax, CLICK HERE
  • To open an Excel Spreadsheet to track WOLVES, similar to Cub Trax, CLICK HERE
  • To open an Excel Spreadsheet to track the BEARS, similar to Cub Trax, CLICK HERE 
  • To open an Excel Spreadsheet to track the WEBELOS, similar to Cub TraxCLICK HERE 
  • To open an Excel Spreadsheet to track the ARROW OF LIGHT, similar to Cub TraxCLICK HERE 

  • To print the Faith in God Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To see all the tracking sheets, CLICK HERE

  • To print the NEW Tiger Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print the NEW Wolf Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE 
  • To print the NEW Bear Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print the NEW Webelos Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE    
Update for 2015 tracking sheet - as of February 18, 2016: Okay, attached is an updated Webelos Tracker.  5h has been added to First Responder.  I also made a change to Cast Iron Chef (They only have do do one of  4a-e and before it looked like they had to do all)  It's great to have other peoples eyes looking at this and catching things we missed. - Thanks!

However for the Into the Wild, they have to do any 6 of 1-9.  Yes 9 has parts but so does 7 and if each part were listed individually it would be harder to indicate how many.  For example if I listed all of  them then if someone marked off 7a, 7b, 7c, 8, 9a, & 9b that would be 6 boxes marked and it might look like they were done, when in reality they would only be ½ done 7, 8 & 9.  I hope that makes sense.  

IF ALL requirements are required, all parts are listed.  IF It is easy to indicate which options there are then we have, however sometimes the requirements with parts are not all listed (like the above mentioned 7 & 9) because we thought it might actually confuse things.  If someone can figure out a better way to make it all very clear - I'd love suggestions.   




    





Monday, November 14, 2016

Arrow of Light Ceremonies - Akela's Life Story - Akela's Arrow of Light



To pin this, CLICK HERE 
ARROW OF LIGHT
AKELA'S LIFE STORY

EQUIPMENT: Ceremony board or log with three small candles and one large candle; tom-tom; artificial camp fire.
SETTING: Akela enters and walks behind the fire. Akela gives the Cub Scout sign and tom-tom beating stops.
NARRATOR: Akela was the big chief of the Webelos tribe; tall, stalwart, straight as an arrow, swift as an antelope, brave as a lion - he was fierce to an enemy but kind to a brother. Many trophies hung in his teepee. His father was the son of the great yellow sun in the sky. He was called the "Arrow Of Light" His mother, from whom he learned those wondrous things that mothers know was called "Kind Eyes". He began to understand the signs and calls of the Webelos tribe. Then he was taken on little trips to the forest among the great trees and streams. Here, from the Wolf he learned the language of the ground; the tracks and the ways to food. (At this point, Akela lights the small Wolf candle using the large candle)
AKELA: With this candle, representing the "Spirit of Akela" we light the trail of the Wolf. From the signs along the Wolf trail, I see the following braves are ready for advancement in the Wolf Clan of Akela's tribe. (Akela calls the names of the boys receiving Wolf badges and arrow points. They come forward and stand before the campfire. Akela presents awards.)
NARRATOR: Then from the big, kindly bears, he learned the secret names of the trees, the calls of the birds, the language of the air.

AKELA: (lighting the Bear candle) With the "Spirit of Akela" we light the Bear trail. From the signs along the Bear trail I see the following braves are ready for advancement into the Bear Clan of Akela's tribe. ( He calls forward the boys who are receiving Bear badges and arrow points)

NARRATOR: But before he could become a Scouting "brave" on his own, he had to prove himself by trying out new skills, performing certain tasks and passing tests of accomplishment.
AKELA: (Lighting the Webelos candle) With the "Spirit of Akela" we light the trail of the Webelos. From the signs along the Webelos trail, I see that the following braves have shown their skills in... (He calls the names of the boys receiving activity badges and indicates which badges they earned.)

NARRATOR: There Akela was required to pass the highest test of all. He must prove himself qualified to wear his father's name "Arrow of Light".

AKELA: From the signs further on down the Webelos trail, I see that the following braves have proven themselves worthy to wear the "Arrow of Light", the highest award in Akela's tribe. (He calls forward the boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award.) (Drum stops) From the four winds, Akela hears that you braves are doing well along the trails that will lead you into Boy Scouting and the highest trail of all, that of Eagle. Now will all Cub Scouts stand and repeat with me the Cub Scout Promise.




AKELA'S ARROW OF LIGHT
PERSONNEL: Cubmaster, narrator, boys, parents, two people to work the room lights and spotlight, drummer.

EQUIPMENT: Webelos prop stand, Arrow of Light with stand, The Official Boy Scout Handbook, Boy Scout Eagle badge poster, council fire, spotlight, drum.

CUBMASTER: Tonight we have the special privilege of witnessing the presentation of the most sought - after award in Cub Scouting, the Arrow of Light.
(Lights are turned out, a drum beats slowly, the campfire is lit.)

NARRATOR: I, Akela, have heard the drums speak. I call to the council fire Webelos Scouts [names], and their parents. Gather around this campfire so that the other braves may look upon you. I, Akela, have heard of your great achievements and have brought for you the reward of your deeds. Look upon the symbol that stands beside you. (Spotlight on the Webelos prop stand.)

It is empty, and before you lie symbols placed here by your leaders. I, Akela, say to you Webelos Scout [name], pick up the green arrow and place it in the left portion of the stand. Now with your left hand on the arrow, give the Cub Scout sign. Do you promise to continue to follow the trail of the Eagle, wherever it may lead you? If you do, say, I do promise.

(If more than one, say, "Do each of you promise?")

Webelos Scout [name],  pick up the red arrow and place it in the right portion of the stand. With your left hand on the arrow, give the Scout sign. Do you now promise to obey the Scout Oath? Now, Webelos Scout [name], pick up the yellow arrow and place it in the center of the stand. With your left hand upon the shaft, give the Scout sign. Do you promise to be forever trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent? If you do, say, I do so promise.
(If more than one, have all give sign and ask them to repeat, We do so promise.)

Now as you look at this Webelos symbol, you see that it resembles the Scout sign.  Like your three outstretched fingers, it stands for the three parts of the Scout Oath. The sides of the fleur-de-lis are like your thumb and little finger that, when brought together, stand for the bond that ties all Scouts together. Now you are ready to receive the highest award of Cub Scouting, the Arrow of Light.  Before you stands the Arrow of Light. Within the teepee of many braves, this symbol has an honored place. Its shaft is straight and narrow - just as the path that you should follow throughout your life. Its tip points the way - the way to success in all that you do. It is pointing to the right - a symbol  that nothing should be left undone; if it is within your power to do it, see that it is done. And lastly, the symbol of the seven rays of the sun - one for each day of the week to remind you that every day is a new day, a day to do your best in everything. A day to honor your God and your country, to do your Good Turn, a new chance to follow the Scout law and to remember these words: ON MY HONOR.

Will Cubmaster [name] hand to the parents the Boy Scout Handbook and have them pin upon their boy the Arrow of Light. Now the boys will pin upon their mom or dad the miniature Arrow of Light, and give them a big hug and kiss for all their help.
Will Cubmaster [name] hand to the boys the ceremonial Arrow of Light.

CUBMASTER: Each boy will hold the Arrow of Light and pass it to the next.  Now that you have received the Arrow of Light, let its light shine forth from you. Promise now to set an example for others to follow in your footsteps, set your eye on the Eagle (spotlight on Eagle poster) and never waiver. Do you so promise?

CANDIDATES: We promise.

NARRATOR: I, Akela, say you are now full-fledged Arrow of Light holders.




I found these amazing Arrow of Light Ceremonies and had to share.  They can be found here...  http://truongson.org/M_AuDoanNam_AOL.asp


To see more Arrow of Light ideas, CLICK HERE





Friday, October 14, 2016

Why I Went to Akela’s Council “Back Then” and Why I Go Now ~ By Annette Ward Apr 13, 2016

My husband and I had just moved to Mona, Utah after having lived over thirty years in Farmington, Utah. My first position or call in our new LDS ward was to be a Webelos leader.  I can’t say I was overjoyed. But, being the mother of seven boys, the program wasn’t completely unfamiliar.  In Farmington, I had been a Wolf or Bear leader several times. There was no training.  No instructions. It was simply a passing on of a couple of books and records.  We had weekly den meetings and attended pack meeting once a month. It was all okay. The activities were fun and even useful for the boys. I would not have considered it a life changing experience for the boys…or for me, but we did it.
Annette Ward 1So, that was the attitude I went into as the Webelos leader.  I knew a little and enjoyed the boys. Mostly, I depended on the other leader. That’s what I did for three months and I was released and moved on to work with the Young Women in the ward. That lasted for about nine months and I was called to be the Cubmaster.
I was not a happy camper.  My heart was broken and I resented being back into Cub Scouts for numerous reasons, but I did it. I “played” Cubmaster, as uncomfortable as it was. I also attended roundtable.  I loved the boys and after a few months gained a testimony that Cub Scouting could make a positive difference in the lives of young boys. Although I was unsure how to go about it, I knew it could happen.
Fortunately, I have two amazing daughters along with those seven boys. One daughter and her husband met at Scout Camp in Idaho. They seemed to be drawn into the program wherever they lived.  She was serving in Cub Scouts and was my mentor, and she tried her best to convince me to follow her to Akela’s Council. It was costly. I’d be leaving my garden and animals for nearly a week. She persisted, informing me of scholarships available from most stakes. I checked with the bishopric and they thought our stake would pay for half the cost. Finally, I relented, registered a little late and attended Akela’s Council 29.  As it turns out, it was by far the best Scouting decision I ever, ever made.
Tamara, my daughter, found others to carpool with to AC29. I was only about an hour away, so I packed up my car early in the morning and drove down. I was nervous and hoping Tamara and I could be together while there. She was the reason I was going, to do something with my daughter.
That reason soon changed. Although my daughter and I tented together, we didn’t work closely during the day. That was good, because I had to stand on my own. It didn’t take long until the early mornings, late nights and “more than one could digest” days were filled with laughing, creating, learning, and endearing friendships.   Many of these friendships continue, especially as we support each other in the Scouting adventure
Annette Ward 2One of the highlights of Akela’s Council was rubbing shoulders with some of the happiest, most enthusiastic, and knowledgeable people in Cub Scouting. I’ve come to discover that people involved and committed to Cubs are some of the happiest people in the world. Rubbing shoulders all day with committed Cub Scouters was the greatest. Scouters who really did love the Cub Scout program. They shared their love of Scouting and how it could build and bless the lives of young boys and it was fun. These wonderful leaders were directing, teaching, and enabling me to become a more committed, knowledgeable, fun Cubmaster and to love it all.  I was learning the “how,” while having a blast.
I have since been released from Cub Scouts. I have served on Akela’s Council staff two times and this year will be my third, AC32.  I volunteer at Roundtable. I’ve gone to Wood Badge.  Because of Akela’s Council, Cub Scouting is now a choice. A choice because I recognize the potential it has to build responsible boys—boys with character and purpose.  It is part of the pathway for LDS boys to become righteous priesthood holders, husbands and fathers. When implemented properly, the potential for building boys of ANY faith is only limited by the commitment, knowledge and love of the leaders.
I originally went to Akela’s Council because of my daughter. Now, I go to share Cub Scout Spirit, to help other leaders gain tools for having fun and working with the boys and to continue learning.  I was called to serve and now I choose to serve.  Every boy deserves a trained leader and Akela’s Council is the pinnacle of Cub Scout training.


Author: Annette Ward | Assistant Roundtable Commissioner and Merit Badge Counselor in the Mt. Nebo District


This post was copied from the Blog of the Utah National Parks Council.