May Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 7, Issue 10
Webelos Traveler & Artist
Tiger Big Ideas 17
Scouting is Outing
The outdoor program runs like a thread through the Scouting
Cub Scouts are introduced to the
outdoors through den and pack activities and Wolf and Bear requirements.
They learn proper methods and safety procedures for hikes, cookouts,
and conservation projects. They
enjoy family camping, day camping, and council-conducted resident camping
Overnighters introduce the Webelos
Scout and his parent to the camping program.
Joint den/troop campouts for Webelos Scouts and parents build strong
relationships between the boys and adults and strengthen ties between the
pack and troop. Webelos dens,
with trained Webelos den leaders, are encouraged to have several
overnighters a year.
In Boy Scouting, the skills of
long-term camping are developed and polished.
A boy uses the basics he was introduced to as a Cub Scout and Webelos
Scout and adds to them more complex skills, self-reliance, and greater
Scouts, Explorers, and older Boy Scouts have opportunities for high
adventure, backpacking, canoe trips, etc., with more excitement and greater
They use and expand on the skills learned in Boy Scouting.
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