Wednesday, September 30, 2015

#1 Helpful/Cubs in Action



For October's Round Table We Shared Ideas For
November's Scout Law Point and Theme
Scout Law Point: Helpful
Theme: Cubs in Action!


Opening Brain Teaser - This would be a great thing to write on the chalk or white board for boys and parents to have something to think about while they wait for everyone to arrive at a Pack or Den Meeting.  (An idea you could use would be to reward the cub scouts a piece of candy if they get it right).
There's a pattern to the three numbered boxes above.  Can you find the missing number in the third box?
 *Answer is at the end of this section. (scroll down)
(Brain Teaser taken from: The Little Black Book of Mindbenders by John Samson and Elsie Samson; pg. 25)


Gathering Activity
HELPING HANDS
Materials: one piece of paper for each boy or family with “H-E-L-P-I-N-G H-A-N-D-S” written across the top
Hand out papers and pens as participants arrive. Have each Cub Scout or family write under each letter as many ways as they can think of to be helpful. The only words they can use must start with the letter at the top of the column. Note: Actions that start with “H” and “N” can be divided between the two H’s and N’s on the paper.

Flag Ceremony
HELPING OTHER PEOPLE
After the flags have been posted, but before the pledge, have six Cub Scouts read the following from cards you have prepared.
Cub #1: Being helpful to others means picking up something someone has dropped without being asked.
Cub #2: Being helpful to others means playing with a younger brother or sister while Mom is busy.
Cub #3: Being helpful to others means telling a friend he did a great job when he did his best.
Cub #4: Being helpful to others means shoveling snow or sweeping leaves off a walkway for someone who is not able.
Cub #5: Being helpful to others means doing simple everyday things like smiling, or difficult things like fighting for our country.
Cub #6: The people throughout history who have kept our country free were helpful to others like you and me. As we pledge our allegiance to the flag, let us be glad that Americans are always helpful to others. (This Cub Scout then leads the pledge.)
Cubmaster: Will the audience please rise and join me in the Pledge of Allegiance to be followed by singing “God Bless America.”

Blessing Bags


I got the idea for "Blessing Bags" from this site:  http://www.howdoesshe.com/thanks-and-giving-paying-blessings-forward/
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
Tiger Required Adventure: Tiger Team - Requirement 5
Do an activity to help your community or neighborhood team.
Tiger Elective Adventure: - Earning Your Stripes - Requirement 5
Participate in a service project.
Wolf Adventure: - Council Fire - Requirement 4b
Work together on a community service project.
Wolf Adventure: - Duty to God Footsteps - Requirement 2a
Give two ideas on how you can practice your duty to God.  Choose one, and do it for a week.
Wolf Elective Adventure: - Hometown Heroes - Requirement 4
As a den or family, honor a serviceman or servicewoman by sending a care package along with a note thanking them for their service.
Bear Adventure: - Fellowship & Duty to God - Requirement 2a
Working with a parent or guardian, spiritual advisor, or religious leader, provide service to help a place of worship or spiritual community, school, community organization, or chartered organization that puts into practice your ideals of duty to God and strengthens your fellowship with others.
Webelos Arrow of Light Adventure: - Duty to God in Action - Requirement 2e
Under the direction of your parents, guardian, or religious or spiritual leader, do an act of service for someone in your family, neighborhood, or community.  Talk about your service with your family and your Webelos den leader. Tell your famiy, den, or den leader how it related to doing your duty to God.

Secret Service Mission

Here is the Link to the instructions to put together the Secret Service Mission Envelope.  http://blog.melissaanddoug.com/2013/07/22/secret-service-for-a-day-activity-printable/
Cover for Envelope:  http://blog.melissaanddoug.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/secret-service-envelope-label.pdf
Mission Possible Letter:  http://blog.melissaanddoug.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/mission-possible-letter.pdf
Confidential Secret Service Mission Ideas:  http://blog.melissaanddoug.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/confidential-secret-service-mission-ideas.pdf
"The Secret Service Was Here" - Calling Cards:  http://blog.melissaanddoug.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/the-secret-service-was-here-calling-cards.pdf

After you make the copies the boys can cut out the service ideas they want to do and glue it to the Mission Ideas paper.  Then they can also cut out the Secret Service Calling Cards
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
Tiger Required Adventure: Tiger Team - Requirement 5
Do an activity to help your community or neighborhood team.
Tiger Elective Adventure: - Earning Your Stripes - Requirement 3
With your adult partner, decide on one new task you can do to help your family, and do it.
Tiger Elective Adventure: - Earning Your Stripes - Requirement 5
Participate in a service project.
Wolf Adventure: - Council Fire - Requirement 6b
Make your own recycling center, or contribute to an existing one.
Wolf Adventure: - Duty to God Footsteps - Requirement 2a
Give two ideas on how you can practice your duty to God.  Choose one, and do it for a week.
Bear Adventure: - Paws for Action - Requirement 2bv
If you have younger brothers and sisters, make sure they know how to call for help in an emergency.
Webelos Arrow of Light Adventure: - Duty to God in Action - Requirement 2e
Under the direction of your parents, guardian, or religious or spiritual leader, do an act of service for someone in your family, neighborhood, or community.  Talk about your service with your family and your Webelos den leader. Tell your famiy, den, or den leader how it related to doing your duty to God.
Webelos Arrow of Light Elective Adventure: - Fix It -
All requirements
Webelos Arrow of Light Elective Adventure: - Project Family - Requirement 3
Show your understanding of your duty to family by creating a chart listing the jobs that you and other family members have at home.  Choose three of the jobs you are responsible for, and chart them for two weeks.
Webelos Arrow of Light Elective Adventure: - Project Family - Requirement 4
Select ONE of the jobs below that belongs to another family member, and help that person complete it: a)Create a grocery shopping list for the week. b)Complete the laundry for your family one time. c)Help prepare meals for your family for one day.

Audience Participation/Game



THE BEAN GAME
Materials: plastic sandwich bags, one per Cub Scout, each containing 24 dried beans Each Cub Scout tries to balance the beans on the back of his hand. See who can maintain that balance for the longest time. (Note: The following directions are for right-handers; left-handers should do the reverse.) • Pick up one bean with your left hand, transfer it to the right, then place it on the back of the left hand. • While still balancing that bean, pick up a second one with the left hand. Transfer it to the right, then place it next to the first bean on the left hand.
• Continue this process and see how many beans you can balance on your left hand before they fall off.
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
Wolf Elective Adventure: - Collections & Hobbies - Requirement 6
Play a game with your den that involves collecting.
Bear Adventure: - Grin and Bear it - Requirement 1
Play a challenge game or initiative game with the members of your den.  Take part in a reflection after the game.


Memorizing the Scout Law Idea


Mix & Sort (Idea given by Heather, one of our breakout leaders)

Print out the words to the Scout Law and cut and laminate them.  Then at the Pack meetings have the boys arrange them and put them in order. 
Make it a contest and make 3 to 4 sets of the Scout Law words.  Then divide the cub scouts into 3 to 4 groups.  Have them race to see who can put them in order first.  
 
Cheers
"Do a Good Turn" Cheer:  Have the group stand up to applaud.  Everyone claps once, then moves a quarter turn and claps again.  Have them repeat this in the same direction until they have all completed a full turn.
Toucan Yell: Hold hands in front of mouth, simulating a bird opening its beak, several times while saying "Toucan, Toucan, Toucan! A Cub (Scout) can Too!!!"
Fireman Yell: Pretend to be a Fireman helping to hold onto a water hose.  Then say, "Water, water, water! More, more more!"

Opening Brain Teaser Answer: The missing number is 11.  Each number on the left side of the box is the square root of the number to its right.  Eleven is the square root of 121.

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  2. I just found this blog and I am so impressed! So many wonderful ideas!! Can't wait to try them! I especially appreciate the connections you list for each rank. Thank you!!!

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