Cub Scout Activities

How to get Eagle Scout dads to help Cubs

  Question: The Eagle Scout dads in Cubmaster S.C.’s pack prefer to work with Boy Scouts, not Cub Scouts. An Eagle Scout himself, S.C. wants to persuade these men to get with the younger-boy program.

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Advancement & Awards

Former astronaut shares how to get Scouts hooked on STEM subjects

Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr. shares why Scouters must get boys interested in science, technology, engineering, and math topics and how the BSA’s new STEM-NOVA Award program can help.

Cub Scout Activities

Build momentum for Cub Scout summer programs

Use these strategies to build momentum leading into summertime Cub Scout programming.

Boy Scout activities

Learn how outdoor 'free play' helps Scouts grow

Scouting offers an ideal opportunity to restore some sanity to childhood. All we have to do is remember the words of Scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell, who wrote: “Play is the first great educator.”

Backpacking & Hiking

Backpacking advice from explorer Andrew Skurka

Here’s what the world’s best-known long‑distance hiker, Andrew Skurka, can teach you about leading your Scouts on a day hike—or a 100-miler.

Cub Scout Activities

Tips for teaching Cub Scouts the Scout Law

Memorizing the 12 words of the Scout Law (16 if you count “A Scout is” and “and”), and getting them in the right order, can be tough for Cub Scouts. To make it easier for Cub Scouts, here are some learning strategies that work better than rote memorization.

Backpacking and hiking

A Scouter’s guide to teaching Leave No Trace ethics

Old school or not, any Scouter can—and should—get up to speed by learning, practicing, and teaching Leave No Trace behaviors. Here’s how.