When planning your next Cub Scout camp event, check with your local council for a list of approved campsites. Some adults may remember camping in all sorts of neat places as a Boy Scout, but Cub Scouting has a specific safety list for young children. Note that in Northeast Georgia, some state parks are explicitly not approved for overnight camping with Cub Scouts. Cloudland Canyon State Park Providence Canyon State Park Tallulah Gorge State Park At least one adult on a pack overnighter must have completed Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) to properly understand the importance of youth protection guidelines, health and safety, site selection, and age-appropriate activities.
Adventure Requirements Identify three good food choices and three foods that would not be good choices. Show that you know the difference between a fruit and a vegetable. Eat one of each. With your adult partner, pick a job to help your family at mealtime. Do it every day for one week. Show you can keep yourself and your personal area clean. Talk with your adult partner about what foods you can eat with your fingers.
Requirements Cover a family fire plan and drill, and what to do if separated from the family. Discuss a family emergency plan with the family. Create, plan, and practice summoning help during an emergency. Take a nationally recognized first-aid course geared toward children such as American Red Cross First Aid for Children Today (FACT). Join a safe kids program such as McGruff Child Identification, Internet Safety, or Safety at Home.
This adventure takes at least two meetings. Adventure Requirements With your den, discuss the following types of theater: puppet shows, reader’s theater, and pantomime. As a den, play a game of one-word charades with your adult partners. Make a puppet to show your den or display at a pack meeting. Perform a simple reader’s theater. Make a mask afterward to show what your character looks like. Watch a play or attend a story time at a library.
Adventure Requirements With your adult partner, name and collect the Cub Scout Six Essentials you need for a hike. Tell your den leader what you would need to add to your list if it rains. Go for a short hike with your den or family, and carry your own gear. Show you know how to get ready for this hike. Do the following: Listen while your leader reads the Outdoor Code.
Adventure Requirements With your den or adult partner, discuss two different types of bicycles and their uses. With your den or adult partner, try on safety gear you should use while riding your bike. Show how to wear a bicycle helmet properly. With your den or adult partner, learn and demonstrate safety tips to follow when riding your bicycle. Learn and demonstrate proper hand signals. With your den or adult partner, do a safety check on your bicycle.
Adventure Requirements Take a 1-foot hike. Make a list of the living things you find on your 1-foot hike. Point out two different kinds of birds that live in your area. Be helpful to plants and animals by planting a tree or other plant in your neighborhood. Build and hang a birdhouse. With your adult partner, go on a walk, and pick out two sounds you hear in your “jungle.
Adventure Requirements Create a tall tale with your den. Create your own tall tale. Share your tall tale with your den. Read a tall tale with your adult partner. Create a piece of art from a scene in the tall tale you have read, using your choice of materials. Share it with your den. Play a game from the past. Sing two folk songs. Visit a historical museum or landmark with your adult partner.
Pinewood Derby Rules A pinewood derby is a race of wood cars build from an official BSA kit. The cars may be customized, but must follow a general set of rules, like staying less than 5oz in weight. The Etowah District publishes derby rules each year: The car must be Cub Scout made, but adults are encouraged to actively participate with their Cub Scout. The car must have been built in the current scout year.
Adventure Requirements With your den or adult partner, go outside to observe the night sky. Talk about objects you see or might see. Look at a distant object through a telescope or binoculars. Show how to focus the device you chose. Observe in the sky or select from a book or chart two constellations that are easy to see in the night sky. With your adult partner, find out the names of the stars that make up the constellation and how the constellation got its name.
Adventure Requirements Complete 1–3 and one from 4–6. Play at least two different games by yourself; one may be a video game. Play a board game or another inside game with one or more members of your den. Play a problem-solving game with your den. With your parent’s or guardian’s permission: Play a video game with family members in a family tournament. List at least three tips that would help someone who was learning how to play your favorite video game.
Adventure Requirements Learn a magic trick. Practice your magic trick so you can perform it in front of an audience. Create an invitation to a magic show. With your den or with your family, put on a magic show for an audience. Create a secret code. With the other Scouts in your den or with your family, crack a code that you did not create. Spell your name using sign language, and spell your name in Braille.