Friday, October 25, 2013

Cub Scout Tiger PRINTABLE Tracking Work Sheet



Above is a tracking sheet to be able to keep track of where each boy is on requirements towards the Tiger award.  I like to print this tracking sheet on cardstock, and I print one for each boy to be kept in my leader binder next to their tracking sheet for Belt Loops.  I keep a different tab for every boy with all the tracking sheets (Age Group, and Belt Loop).  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.






    Need tracking sheets for the NEW Program?  We have them ready for you! 
      LINKS FOR THIS SHEET ARE BELOW

    • To print the NEW PROGRAM ORIGINAL - Tiger Tracking Sheet , CLICK HERE
    • To print the NEW PROGRAM ORIGINAL - Wolf Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
    • To print the NEW PROGRAM ORIGINAL - Bear Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
    • To print the NEW PROGRAM ORIGINAL - Webelos Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE   
    • To print the Tiger Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE 
    •  
    • CLICK HERE to see more ideas for Tiger Cubs
    •  
    • To print the WOLF requirements for the NEW Cub Scout Program starting in 2015, CLICK HERE
    •  
    • To print the Bear Cub Scout Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE 
    • To print the Wolf Cub Scout Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
    • To print the Webelos Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
    • To print the Belt Loop Cub Scout Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE 
    • To print the Faith in God Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE    
    • To see all the tracking sheets, CLICK HERE 


    A big THANK YOU to Kelly Bailey a Tiger Leader in Pack 165 Flippin, AR who donated this tracking sheet to us.

     



    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

    PRINTABLE & EDITABLE Webelos Achievements That Need To Be Done With The Family


    I am looking for help to make new parent information sheets.  Anyone interested in helping me with this?  I just need help researching, but I will type up the new one.  Please?

    Certain WEBELOS Cub Scout requirements need to be done at home with the family.  Here is a list to give parents of things they do at home with their Webelos Scout.  There are certain things in the book that a Cub Scout Leader can not do with their scouts, and it gives parents a place to start when they want to help their son pass off some requirements.


    • To print this free pdf, CLICK HERE
    • To open this file in Microsoft Word, CLICK HERE
    • To print the Webelos Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
    • To print the Wolf achievements families can work on, CLICK HERE
    • To print the Bear achievements families can work on, CLICK HERE

    Monday, February 25, 2013

    PRINTABLE & EDITABLE Bear Achievements That Need To Be Done With The Family

    I am looking for help to make new parent information sheets.  Anyone interested in helping me with this?  I just need help researching, but I will type up the new one.  Please?

    Certain BEAR Cub Scout requirements need to be done at home with the family.  Here is a list to give parents of things they do at home with their Cub Scout.  There are certain things in the book that a Cub Scout Leader can not do with their scouts, and it gives parents a place to start when they want to help their son pass off some requirements.


    • To print this free pdf, CLICK HERE
    • To open this file in Microsoft Word, CLICK HERE
    • To print the Bear Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
    • To print the Wolf Achievements families can work on, CLICK HERE
    • To print the Webelos Achievements families can work on, CLICK HERE

    PRINTABLE & EDITABLE Wolf Achievements That Need To Be Done With The Family


    I am looking for help to make new parent information sheets.  Anyone interested in helping me with this?  I just need help researching, but I will type up the new one.  Please?

    Certain WOLF Cub Scout requirements need to be done at home with the family.  Here is a list to give parents of things they do at home with their Cub Scout.  There are certain things in the book that a Cub Scout Leader can not do with their scouts, and it gives parents a place to start when they want to help their son pass off some requirements.


    • To print this free pdf, CLICK HERE
    • To open this file in Microsoft Word, CLICK HERE
    • To print the Bear Achievements families can work on, CLICK HERE
    • To print the Webelos Achievements families can work on, CLICK HERE
    • To print the Wolf Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE




    Thursday, February 21, 2013

    A&W Root Beer PRINTABLE Leader Gift "You're an Awesome Cub Scout Leader" Great for the Blue & Gold


    I found an amazing gift on Pinterest that I wanted to give out to our Cub Scout Leaders.  It was very similar to this A&W Rootbeer tag.  I had decided that I was going to give it out to everyone, and when I went to print it out, the website would not open up with the link from Pinterest.  I tried a couple different ways, but couldn't get into the site.  Maybe it is no longer available.  I quickly made up my own A&W Root Beer gift tag, and I am posting it on here to share with others.  Hope some of you will be able to use it.


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    Friday, February 8, 2013

    Cub Scout Den Doodle Idea


    Our Den Doodle ended up being a very positive thing to inspire the boys to wear their uniforms, do Cub Scout requirements at home with their parents, and be excited about Cub Scouting!  When I was a Den Leader, I had a lot of fun with this.  Thanks to all those who were interested in my Den Doodle and asked for more information from my post "Cub Scout Orientation for New Cub Scouts and Parents" that you can open in Word, edit, and print.  If this post does not answer the questions you have, please type below and ask more.  I will keep adding to the blog and posting more pictures as I need.  Just for fun, I'll tell you that the cute little 8 year old red head is my now 15 year old son.  Enjoy your boys while you have them with you in Cub Scouts!!



    To make it:
    • Take an empty gallon can and spray paint it.  
    • Spray paint any PVC pipe and connections you will need.
    • Use Plaster of Paris and put the pipe into the can.  Notice that there is only about 8" sticking out of the can and then there is an adaptor you can take apart.  That really helped as I transport it back and forth. (Notice there is a 2nd connector about 1/2 way up still in the blue.  That really helped to be able to break it down)
    • Drill super small holes in the pipe and insert screw cup holder hooks to hang the doodles on.


    To use it:
    • When the boys come to scouts for the first time, have them write their name and date on the outside of the can.
    • I give them 2 leather ropes and a round metal key chain thing to tie the leather ropes onto.
    • I bought a bead alphabet at Walmart, and thin jute, and I would have the kids put their names on the thin jute and tie it to the round metal key chain.
    • For the 1st leather rope, as the boys would come every week, they would go to my plastic container and read through the requirements to see how many beads they earned for the week, they would count out the correct amount of beads, untie the knot at the bottom of the leather rope, slide their beads on, and retie the knot.
    • As the boys got 50 beads, they could trade them in for a feather to put at the top (I would attach it to the metal key chain with a safety pin).  Then they would start all over again earning more beads.
    • For the 2nd leather rope, I would have things like sticks or beads to go with the monthly theme.  I would also give them extra beads for things we did in the den - decorate for blue & gold, or other stuff.  I would also give them something when they earned their bobcat, wolf, bear, webelos, etc.  These were permanent on the 2nd rope, and kind of signified their scouting time.


    This really helped the boys want to wear all of their cub scout uniform (shirt, hat, vest, neckerchief, slide), do things at home, being on time, bringing their book.  I had a little plastic container that would sit by the den doodle, and it had a list of the following in the lid.  The boys could receive beads for each of the following items...


                                                    1.  Being on time.  Be in the room by 4:00.
                    2.  Wearing their Cub Scout Shirt.
                    3.  Bringing their Wolf Book
                    4.  Wearing their Neckerchief
                    5.  Wearing the (Neckerchief) Slide of the Month
                    6.  Wearing the Red Vest
                    7.  Cub Scout Den Hat
                8. Passing off something during the week at home with their parents.  (I would ask the parents to please write it on a post it note inside the front cover.  Then I would not have to look through every page every week of each boys book.)

    I also started telling them at the end of the den session if they had earned an extra bead for being extra good, helping a lot, or something else.  It really helped to have something to bribe them with that was simple and easy.

    Here is an additional idea from Claire Smith from San Diego, CA:  The second string could be a gold string that gets fancier beads that represent Bobcat, Required beltloop, Elective beltloop, Wolf, and other special events (a hike, a special pack game, participation in community service, or doing something else that is memorable and noteworthy. This string becomes a history of his time in the Den, and when he bridges, I make a special totem with a blue & gold wooden fleur-de-lis at the top (with Pack #, Den Leader names etc) that can hang on the wall (a pop-top ring glued to the back) for him to keep, and it is presented at a pack meeting as he bridges to the Bear Den.







    Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    Cub Scout Orientation for New Cub Scouts and Parents

    As brand new Cub Scouts are ready to join the Pack, I like to meet with them and their parents and give them a binder with all the tracking sheets and information they will need to be able to understand what we do at Cub Scouts every week.  This is a great paper to give them to explain all about where you meet and what you do.


    • To open this file in a Word Document so you can edit it, CLICK HERE
    • To print the Wolf Achievements that should be done as a family, CLICK HERE 
    • To see other ideas for Cub Scout Orientation papers, CLICK HERE and scroll through the different posts.



    Because I have received questions about the Den Doodle talked about in the document, I have posted some information on Den Doodles, how to make them, and how to use them.  CLICK HERE to see the post.


    ** 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 get their own copy 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.


    Friday, February 1, 2013

    Akela's Council Cub Scout Leader Training - Woodbadge for Cub Scouters


    Make Your Pack and Dens Great by attending Akela's Council  for the Best Cub Scout Leader Training Anywhere!


    Go to our AkelasCouncil.com website to find out more information.

    What Is Akela's Council? This is an exciting 4 1/2 day Cub Scout Leader Training for those who have completed the Leader Basic Training. This fast-paced and inspiring training covers den doodles, den yells, relationships, Cub Scout forms, resources, Sports/Academic program, skits, puppets, charter renewal, BSA policies, insignia, OWL Outdoor Webelos Leader Training, Cub Scouts with disabilities and much more.


    When and where does it happen?

    In 2013, Akela's Council 28 will be held in conjunction with Family Odyssey at

    • Tifie Scout Camp at Mountain Dell (near Mount Pleasant) on July 22-27, 2013. 
    Past participants have deemed Akela's Council to be the most motivating and enjoyable training they have ever completed. Registration is limited so register early for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. This training meets the needs of all Cub Scout Pack level leaders. 

    Akela's Council with Family Odyssey is a unique approach to Scout Leader Training.  Adult Cub Scout Leaders can come alone or bring their families.  Adult Cub Scout Leaders attend Akela's Council, and youth Scouters may attend Timberline NYLT.  Teens ages 14 and older will receive Kodiak leadership training.  Meanwhile, the rest of the family gets a great Scouting experience, too.  It will be challenging at times, but it is well worth it!




    Please understand that Akela's Council training is intensive, running from right after breakfast.  Many Cub Scout Leaders want to attend this valuable training but don't want to leave their families home for a full week.  Family Odyssey gives you the opportunity to come to the mountain together.  However you will not spend much time doing the same activities once the programs start.  This might be compared to a normal work week at home.  You'll each have unique experiences during the day and come together at meal time to share what you've done with each other.  Wednesday night is Family Night when you can enjoy Camp Tifie's activities together.



    How do you apply?
    Fees for Akela's Council are $170.00.  Please click here to register.  Partial scholarships may be available.  
    Please contact us to find out more information.

    All fees are due 30 days prior to the course.
    There will be no refunds issued after the course begins.

    Qualifications

    1. Be registered with the Boy Scouts of America.
    2. Complete Cub Scout Leader Basic Training before course.
    3. Provide the completed Annual Health and Medical Record (parts A, B, and C) at check-in.


    What you get for your Money:
    ✓ 4 ½ days of fun and learning
    ✓ Really good food - all your meals are provided for 4 ½ days
    ✓ T-Shirt
    ✓ Silver Akela’s Council Pin and Blue Neckerchief and Akela's Council Neckerchief Slide
    ✓ Optional - OWL Training (Outdoor Webelos Leader Training)
    ✓ Friendships to last a lifetime
    ✓ Tons of ideas to improve your pack
    ✓ A bag and binder and lots of handouts with amazing information to help you with your position
    ✓ Understanding of all Cub Scout, District, and Council Positions
    ✓ Stuff, Stuff, and more Stuff (you'll see what we mean!)
    ✓ A wonderful collection of neckerchief slides
    ✓ Interaction with others who love Cub Scouts (you're not alone)
    ✓ A new amazing leader for your pack, stake, district, and council who can be a great inspiration  and help to others


    51 items you will learn at Akela's Council:
    1. Flag Etiquette
    2. Respect
    3. Family Involvement
    4. Ceremonies
    5. Uniforms & Insignia
    6. Elements of a Den Meeting
    7. Pinewood Derby's, Paper Rockets, Raingutter Regatta's
    8. Cub-annapolis
    9. Patriotism
    10. Pack Meeting Planning
    11. Crafts
    12. Genius Kits
    13. Conservation Awareness
    14. Cubs in the Kitchen
    15. Communicating with Parents
    16. Positive Attitudes
    17. Cub Leader Book
    18. Games & Teaching Ideas
    19. Den Doodles
    20. Communications
    21. Keys to a Successful Pack
    22. Round Table Instruction
    23. Positive Value Emphasis
    24. Enjoying Nature
    25. Pack Meetings
    26. Gathering Activities
    27. Working as a Team
    28. Attitudes & Skills
    29. District Leader Training
    30. Skits & Puppets
    31. Outdoor Webelos Leader Training (OWL)
    32. Webelos Ree Outdoors
    33. Talking Feather
    34. Flag Ceremonies
    35. Den Flags
    36. Treasure Hunts
    37. Denners & Asst. Denners
    38. Den Chiefs
    39. New Program Information
    40. Leader Appreciation
    41. Campfire Etiquette
    42. Special Events
    43. Costuming
    44. BSA Structure
    45. Observing Nature
    46. Take a Hike
    47. Outdoor Code
    48. Listening to Nature
    49. Uniform Inspections
    50. Blue & Gold Banquet
    51. Cub Scout Songs








    Sunday, January 27, 2013

    Cub Scout Religious Square Knot Faith in God PRINTABLE Tracking Work Sheet Primary


    Although the picture shows the quarterly activity as being a requirement for the religious square knot, the actual PDF has been updated and lists the 12th article of faith as the requirement for the religious square knot.
    If anyone has any other tracking sheets for the Religious Square Knot for any other religions, I'd be happy to post it on this site also  Click here to contact me.  I just happen to have this one, so I am posting it now.  This is a tracker for the Faith in God program for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  The requirements in red are the requirements that need to be done to earn the religious square knot.  I have also done a tracking sheet for girls (below) if you need that one.

    FOR BOYS 

    FOR GIRLS 

    I like to add the date in between the square you check off & the wording so I know when they completed it.  I always print this tracking sheet on cardstock, and I print one for each boy to be kept in my leader binder next to their tracking sheet for Belt Loops, and Age Group (wolf, bear, or webelos).  I keep a different tab in my binder for every boy.  Behind each tab, I keep all 3 tracking sheets (Age Group, Belt Loop, Religious Award).  Then I have complete information on each boy and it is quick and easy to find.  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.
    • To print the UPDATED Faith in God for BOYS tracking sheet, CLICK HERE
    • To print the Faith in God for GIRLS tracking sheet, CLICK HERE
    • To find more things to help pass off requirements for the LDS Faith in God, CLICK HERE
    • To find more articles about the Religious Square Knot, CLICK HERE
    Need tracking sheets for the NEW Program?  We have them ready for you! 
      LINKS FOR THIS SHEET ARE BELOW

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

    • To print the OLD Wolf Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
    • To print the OLD Bear Cub Scout Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
    • To print the OLD Webelos Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE 
    • To print the OLD Belt Loop Cub Scout Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE 
    • To see all the tracking sheets, CLICK HERE 
    •  
    ** 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.


    FOR BOYS 

    FOR GIRLS 



    Cub Scout Webelos PRINTABLE Tracking Work Sheet



    Above is the front page, below is the back page to a Webelos tracking sheet to be able to keep track of where each boy is on requirements towards the Webelos Badge, Arrow of Light, Compass Points Badge and Emblems, and each of the 20 Webelos Activity Badges.  I like to print this tracking sheet on cardstock, and I print one for each boy to be kept in my leader binder next to their tracking sheet for Belt Loops, and Religious Award.  I keep a different tab in my binder for every boy.  Behind each tab, I keep all 3 tracking sheets (Age Group, Belt Loop, Religious Award).  Then I have complete information on each boy and it is quick and easy to find.  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.

     



      Need tracking sheets for the NEW Program?  We have them ready for you! 
        LINKS FOR THIS SHEET ARE BELOW

      • To print the NEW PROGRAM ORIGINAL - Tiger Tracking Sheet , CLICK HERE
      • To print the NEW PROGRAM ORIGINAL - Wolf Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
      • To print the NEW PROGRAM ORIGINAL - Bear Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
      • To print the NEW PROGRAM ORIGINAL - Webelos Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE  
      • To print the Webelos Tracking Sheet Front Page, CLICK HERE
      •  
      • To print the WOLF requirements for the NEW Cub Scout Program starting in 2015, CLICK HERE
      •  
      • To print the Webelos Tracking Sheet Back Page, CLICK HERE
      • To print the Bear Cub Scout Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE 
      • To print the Wolf Cub Scout Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
      • To print the Belt Loop Cub Scout Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE 
      • To print the Faith in God Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE   
      • To see all the tracking sheets, CLICK HERE