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All Cub Scouts

Lions

  • Lion's Honor- Requirement 4- "Show teamwork and good sportsmanship by playing a game with your den."Play a game with your Lion, then discuss why teamwork and sportsmanship are important. Fun on the Run - Requirement 1- "Learn and demonstrate three exercises you can do each day."

  • Animal Kingdom - Requirement 2 - "Demonstrate you know what to do in an emergency."

  • Animal Kingdom - Requirement 3 - "Choose two energy saving projects to practice in your home for two weeks."

    • Below is an interactive website for your Lion to use, with your assistance, to learn about energy.

    • Click the section that says "You can make big changes! Find out how!" Then go through the room and click on the stars, read how to save energy with your Lion. They can use the information on this page to help with their own project.

    • Below is a tracking chart for your Lion to use for the next two weeks. Write the projects on the chart provided or make one at home.

Tigers

  • My Tiger Jungle - Requirement 2 - "Take a 1-foot hike. Make a list of the living things you find on your 1-foot hike. Discuss these plants or animals with your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, or with your den."

    • Give your tiger a 4′ piece of string. Have them pick an area outdoors they like and layout the string to form a square. For 5-10 minutes, let them examine their square foot for things they see.

    • Afterward, they can make a list of what they found on their hike.

  • Tiger Bites - Requirement 1- "With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, or with your den, find out about good food choices and not-so-good choices. Identify three foods that you think would be good choices and three foods that would not be good choices."

    • Listen to the song below

    • Discuss good foods and not-so-good foods with your child.

    • Complete a "Good and Not-So-Good food sort"

    • Get a plain piece of paper and make a T-chart. Label one side "Good" and the other side "Not-So-Good".

    • Get a grocery store ad, a pair of scissors, and glue.

    • Tell your Scout to cut out and sort foods on their chart.

  • Tigers in the Wild - Requirement 7 - "Visit a nature center, zoo, or another outside place with your family or den. Learn more about two animals, and write down two interesting things about them in your Tiger Handbook."

    • Take a virtual zoo trip with your Tiger

    • The link below is to the San Diego Zoo. Once you click on the link, you can see several Live Cams of different animals.

    • Have your Tiger watch some of the animals for a while. Ask them what they see and what they notice about the animals' habitat.

    • Ask your Tiger to choose at least two animals.

    • Then visit the link below and help your child find the animals they chose.

    • Assist your Tiger in writing facts about the animals they are researching.

  • Floats and Boats - Requirement 6 - "Build a boat from recycled materials, and float it on the water"

  • Sky is the Limit - Requirement 6 - "Create a homemade model of a constellation."

    • Show your Tiger Scout this video that describes what a constellation is.

    • Ask you Tiger about what shape they would like their constellation to look like.

    • Give your Tiger some mini marshmallows and toothpicks (you could also use spaghetti noodles and playdough)

    • Help your Scout connect the marshmallows and toothpicks to make their constellations.

    • Ask the Scout to name their constellation.

Wolves

  • Call of the Wild - Requirement 4b- "Show or demonstrate what to do: To keep from spreading your germs."

  • Paws on the Path - Requirement 7 - "Draw a map of an area near where you live using common map symbols. Show which direction is north on your map."

    • Ask your Wolf what a map is used for.

    • Show your Wolf this video that teaches them about what a map is, what common symbols are, and what a compass rose is.

    • Give your Scout a piece of paper, a pencil, a ruler, and crayons.

    • Help your Scout draw a map of the area surrounding your home. Be sure to draw map symbols and a compass rose.

  • Howling at the Moon - Requirements 2 & 3 - 2. "Work with your den or family to create an original skit." 3. "Work together with your den or family to plan, prepare, and rehearse a campfire program to present at a den meeting or pack program."

    • Have a campfire program at home!

    • Create a skit with your Wolf to perform for the rest of your family at home or someone over video chat.

    • Clear an area at home for a stage or make an outdoor stage.

    • Help your Scout prepare their program by writing out the order on a piece of paper and help them practice their skit!

    • Below are links for some campfire songs and skit ideas.

  • Grow Something - Requirement 1 - "Select a seed, and plant it in a small container. Care for it for 30 days. Take a picture or make a drawing of your plant once each week to share with your den or family."

Bears

  • Fur, Feathers, and Ferns - Requirement 2 & 4 - 2. "Visit one of the following: zoo, wildlife refuge, nature center, aviary, game preserve, local conservation area, wildlife rescue group, or fish hatchery. Describe what you learned during your visit." 4. "Observe wildlife from a distance. Describe what you saw"

    • Take a virtual zoo trip with your Bear

    • The link below is to the San Diego Zoo. Once you click on the link, you can see several Live Cams of different animals.

    • Have your Bear watch some of the animals for awhile. Ask them what they see and what they notice about the animals' habitat.

    • Ask your Bear to choose at least two animals. Then visit the link below and help your child find the animals they chose.

    • Assist your Bear in writing facts about the animals they are researching.

  • Robotics - Requirement 3 - "Build a robot hand. Show how it works like a human hand and how it is different from a human hand."

  • A World of Sound - Requirement 3 - "Make a Rainstick."

  • Roaring Laughter - Requirements 2, 5, & 6 "2. Practice reading tongue twisters." "5. Share at least two jokes with members of your den to make them laugh." "6. Practice at least two run-ons with your den, and perform them at a pack meeting or campfire program."

Webelos

  • Build My Own Hero - Requirement 6 - "Create your own superhero."

    • Discuss with your Scout what the qualities and characteristics of a superhero are.

    • Give your Scout paper and art materials to create a picture of their superhero and have them name their hero.

  • Into the Wild - Requirement 5 - "Watch at least four wild creatures (reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, fish, insects, or mammals) in the wild. Describe the kind of place (forest, field, marsh, yard, or park) where you saw them. Tell what they were doing."

    • Print the observation sheet below or have your Scout create their own.

    • Send your Scout outside to observe creatures in nature.

    • Discuss your Scout's observations with them.

  • Moviemaking - Requirement 1- "Write a story outline describing a real or imaginary Scouting adventure. Create a pictured storyboard that shows your story."

    • Help your Scout brainstorm a real or imaginary Scouting adventure.

    • Tell your Scout to write an outline of the story on a piece of paper

    • Print out the picture storyboard template below and tell your Scout to draw out the story sequence.

    • Help your Scout film their Scouting Adventure Story. If you wish, upload the video to Facebook and tag "Anthony Wayne Area Council, BSA"

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