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 open an 8 page Welcome packet (below) for the new program, CLICK HERE

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.

There is a spot at the top of the blog on the right that says contact me, and that goes to my personal email if you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to leave me a message here on this blog, or send a personal one to me by using the contact me button.

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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