Packs should be planning on Summertime Activities to
keep their packs active. Summer is a great season for the Cub Scouts
to earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award.. For instance a
Fishing Derby would help the Wolf Cubs meet most if not all of
Elective 19 which is one of two electives that must be done. Another
elective for this award is No. 15. The pack could start it's own
vegetable and flower garden. This would cover some of that elective.
If the vegetable garden has way too many tomatoes or squash or
whatever the extras could be given to some elderly friends, homeless
shelters or anyone that might need fresh vegetables. Now the boys
have learned to grow plants and have done a good turn.
summertime activity could also be to visit a Wildlife Refuge. Bears
will meet most of Achievement 5 in doing this. Also if they visit a
lake they could do a den project to clean up this important source
of water (15e) for the Conservation Award.
Visiting that same
wildlife refuge would help your Webelos Scouts in earning their
Naturalist Activity Badge. One of the purposes of Cub Scouting is
advancement. Working on the Conservation Award is one of the ways to
allow the Cubs to keep advancing during the summer, but they will be
So keep your Pack going during the summer!
feature we have at USSSP are CAMP CARDS. You can now send scouts and
scouters an electronic greeting card. Check it out--Mike B. did a
great job in putting this together. I got one and thoroughly enjoyed
it. It's a great way to show a scouter that you are thinking of
them!! You can access it from our home page at
Materials found in Baloo's Bugle may be used by Scouters for Scouting activities provided that USSSP, Baloo's Bugle and the original contributors are cited as the source of the material.