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    PROGRAM

    MODULE

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    How to use this guide

    This guide was created as a resource for packs where traditional dens are just not possible eitherdue to a lack of leadership (afterschool programs) or a lack of youth (rural and small packs).

    Afterschool Programs: The activities in this book are designed to be run by one program facilita-tor and one helper working with up to 20 youth. Since field trips are usually not available it is under-stood that not all requirements can be completed for a scout to complete his yearly advancement.The goal of our afterschool programs is to create lasting Scouting impressions and provide youth theopportunity to join traditional packs if they are interested. Please work with your supervisor to se-

    cure the necessary supplies needed for each weeks program. Always ask if materials need to bepurchased before doing so. In most cases the Bay-Lakes Council has a stock of supplies designatedfor afterschool programming available for use when given enough notice.

    All boys that participate on a regular basis should earn their Bobcat badge at the end of the first se-mester. Once most of the boys have achieved this award hold an awards ceremony using the after-school awards ceremony guide. Consider inviting parents to attend if in a position to do so.

    Traditional Programs: Smaller packs that do not have enough scouts to break into age specificdens will most likely have a better experience if they meet as a group. Each week requirements willbe completed for each grade level and indicated at the end of the lesson. In most cases, for a scout

    to complete an achievement they will need to do additional requirements at home. At the end ofeach meeting share with the group the requirements covered in the meeting. It is then the responsi-bility of each adult partner to work with their scout to complete the requirements that need to bedone at home.

    To complete each years program it is also required that the scouts participate in field trips or gosee its. The recommended that these go see its be completed in the following order:After Week 3: Visit a Library, Museum, Old Farm, or Historical BuildingAfter Week 5: Visit the Fire Department or Police DepartmentAfter Week 7: Take a hikeAfter Week 8: Attend a Sporting event

    After Week 9: Visit a Television or Radio Station or Newspaper OfficeAfter Week 12: Pinewood DerbyAfter Week 15: Attend a Concert, Play, or other Live Entertainment EventAfter Week 17: Visit a Nature Center or Zoo

    If the weeks are completed in order 1st graders will complete the Tiger badge after week 9, 2ndgraders will complete the Wolf badge after week 13, and 3rd graders will complete the Bear badgeafter week 18. 4th and 5th graders will need to do significant work outside the meetings to com-plete the Webelos badge, but many requirements will be introduced during meetings.

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    Scouting Emphasis

    Contents

    Weekly Opening 5

    Week 1 Introduction to Cub Scouts 6-10

    Week 2 Respect 11-13

    Week 3 Geography 14-19

    Week 4 Citizenship 20-24

    Week 5 Safety 25-31

    Week 6 Staying Healthy 32-40

    Week 7Nature 41-43

    Week 8 Feats of Skill 44-46

    Week 9 Positive Attitude 47-49

    Week 10 First Aid 50-54

    Week 11 Emergency 55-60

    Week 12 Tools 61-66

    Inside this issue:

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    Week 13 Cooperation 67-71

    Week 14 Courage 72-75

    Week 15 Leadership 76-84

    Week 16 Money 85-88

    Week 17 Parachute Men 89-91

    Week 18 Knots 92-96

    Week 19 Athletics 97-103

    Week 20 Athletics 103-105

    Week 21 Showmanship 106-110

    Week 22 Music 111-113

    Week 23 Paper Airplanes 114-132

    Week 24 Make up Week 133-135

    Week 25 Maps and Compass 136-141

    Week 26 Make up week 142-143

    Week 27 Water Rockets 144-145

    Week 28 Games 146-148

    Appendix 164-181

    Week 29 Awards (traditional programs) 156-163

    Week 29 Awards (afterschool programs) 149-155

    Inside this issue:

    Scouting Emphasis

    Contents

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    Opening: Lead the boys in the Pledge of Allegiance and Cub Scout Promise (utilize the posters

    to help). Have them hold the flag so all can see it. Have the Cub Scouts place their right hand over

    their hearts since they are not in uniform. Teach them the Cub Scout salute. As the Scout leader

    in uniform, you will do the salute.

    Pledge of AllegianceI pledge allegiance to the flag

    Of the United States ofAmerica

    And to the republic for which itstands

    One nation, under God,Indivisible

    With liberty and justice for all.

    Cub Scout PromiseI, (say your name) promise

    To do my best

    To do my duty

    To God, and my country,

    To help other people, and

    To obey the Law of the Pack.

    Cub Scout Sign:

    Have the Scouts make theCub Scout sign with the righthand. The first two fingersform a V shape. The rightarm is held straight up in theair. The two fingersstand for help oth-ers and obey.Make this sign whensaying the Promise orLaw of the Pack.

    Week: 1 - 30 Date: Weekly

    Opening Pledge, Oath, Handshake

    Cub Scout HandshakeThe Cub Scout handshake is

    made with the right hand,like an ordinary handshake.

    However, extend the firsttwo fingers, as in making the

    Cub Scout sign, along theinside of the other Scouts

    wrist.

    Law of the Pack

    The Cub Scout follows Akela

    (A-KAY-LA)

    The Cub Scout helps the pack go.

    The pack helps the Cub Scoutgrow.

    The Cub Scout gives good will.

    Cub Scout Salute: Make the

    Cub Scout salute with the righthand. Hold your fingers as you do

    for the Cub Scout sign. Keep the

    first two fingers together. Touch

    the tips of your fingers to your cap.

    If you are not wearing

    a cap, touch your right

    eyebrow.

    Law of the Pack MeaningAkela: pronounced Ah-KAY-la.

    Akela means a good leader. Akela can be a Scout leader, a teacher, or aParent. The Cub Scout does things with his Pack. The Pack does fun thingsfor the Cub Scout. The Cub Scout helps others with a smile.

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    Opening: People Bingo

    Create a bingo sheet with statements and phrases on the sheet that may apply to the Scouts. For

    example, on e space says Has a pet cat, Is left handed, eats Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches.

    This encourages the Scout to get to know each other.

    Special Notes:

    Find fun facts & trivia about Scouting. List any celebrities/athletes that participated in Cub Scouts.

    Ask the scouts about to give their thoughts on the purposes of scouting.

    Ask scouts to give examples of how the 12 core values; What do the core values mean to them?

    Engage the scout in a conversation about what they would like to learn in 8 weeks.

    Before Meeting: Arrange room and gather supplies as neededLay out the attendance sheet with pencil/pen.

    Required Materials: Copies of summer bingo sheets, medium-sized ball

    Discussion: CommunicationTalk about the importance of communication amongst the scouts.Explain why it is important to have good communication with each other.

    Discussion:Ask: What is communication? (How we talk and write to each other . Is what youre saying clear?) What is body language? ( The way we stand or position ourselves. Do you slouch when youre stand-

    ing?- Do you yawn when people are talking? )

    Do your best is the Cub Scout motto. What do you think of when you think of Cub Scouting? (Uniforms, seeing them do flag cere-

    monies for special events, going camping, making campfires, tying knots, using scout knives,taking field trips)

    Which of these activities should be for older scouts? (Making campfires, using scout knives.)

    Week : 1 Date:

    Theme for this meeting: Intro to Cub Scouts!!

    BeforeMeeting

    Open

    ing

    Discussion

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    Discussion

    Activity

    Activity

    Activity

    Fun Activity: Tell it like it isnt

    Have the boys form a line. Whisper a message to the first boy in line (Such as Scouting is Fun) Hemust then whisper it to the next boy and so on. The boy at the end of the line must say what he

    heard out loud. See how close it was to the original sentence. Take turns and play a few moretimes.

    Ask the boys what made this game easy or hard to play. Explain to them that cooperation also in-volves being able to communicate with one another.

    Materials needed: None

    Fun Activity: Movers and Shakers

    Divide boys into groups of 3 5. Set the can/ball on the floor. Have each group stand around their

    can/ball. Explain to the boys that they will have to pick up their can/ball and transport it to a desig-nated area. Each boy in the group has to touch the can/ball at all times but may only use one finger!Remind the boys that this is not a contest between each group. The object is to work as a team tocomplete the quest. Afterward ask the following questions:Was this activity easy at first? What did you learn after your first attempt? If one person did not put theirfinger on it did it make a difference? When you work together, thats called cooperation. Can you think ofother ways we can cooperate in Scouting?

    Materials needed: 1 empty, bottle, can or ball per group

    Fun Activity: Concentration

    The Den Leader will have a list of simple words