Camping

Connecting Cub Scouts to their new pack

Units like Pack 160 in Burton, Mich., know how to both recruit and retain members. The secret, says Cubmaster Julie Rencsak, is to get families to camp as quickly as possible.

Cub Scout Activities

Why outdoor crossover ceremonies make sense

You don’t have to go somewhere special to have a great outdoor crossover ceremony. Just about any natural area will do—maybe even the grounds around your regular meeting place. The key is to do it outside.

Blue And Gold Banquet
Cub Scout Activities

Make your blue and gold banquet enjoyable

The biggest Cub Scout event of the year doesn’t have to be the longest. After all, families shouldn’t have to bring a late-night snack to survive their pack’s annual blue and gold dinner.

Cub Scout Activities

Cub Scout Recruiting: How Do They Do It

Everyone wants great fall roundup ideas, and Scouters in Otetiana Council, Rochester, N.Y., are happy to share the strategies that fueled their 2004 campaign.

Boy Scouts

Age-appropriate service projects for Webelos Scouts

In our November-December 2004 issue, Webelos Den Leader H.S. noted that service projects are required for several Webelos activity badges and awards. He asked for examples of good projects. Readers offered several ideas.