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The [[Template:Cub_Scout_Monthly_Themes/2009|2009]], [[Template:Cub_Scout_Monthly_Themes/2010|2010]], and[[Template:Cub_Scout_Monthly_Themes/2011|2011]] '''Monthly Themes''' are from the Cub Scout Program Helps book available at your [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/storeloc.aspx local Scout Shop] and [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/SearchPage.aspx?page=LIST&free_text=34409 online]. The Cub Scout Program Helps provides a detailed, easy-to-follow program to assist [[den leaders]] and [[Cubmasters]] in planning Den and [[Pack Meetings]] with details for activities, programs, skits, and songs.
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Revision as of 12:29, December 15, 2008

The 2009, 2010, and2011 Monthly Themes are from the Cub Scout Program Helps book available at your local Scout Shop and online. The Cub Scout Program Helps provides a detailed, easy-to-follow program to assist den leaders and Cubmasters in planning Den and Pack Meetings with details for activities, programs, skits, and songs.


July 2008 BSA Theme - H2Ohhh!

"Dive right in as Cub Scouts spend a month learning about water, our most precious resource. Learn about marine life. Dens can visit a water-treatment facility, local aquarium, or fish farm. Cub Scouts may even want to prepare their own aquarium or fish bowl and “adopt” a goldfish. This is also an excellent opportunity to teach our Cub Scouts about water conservation. Don’t forget learning about water safety while boys enjoy water games. Hunt for shells and experience all the beach has to offer. Cub Scouts love to get wet. What could be better than a water carnival complete with games, competition, and Safe Swim demonstrations? This would be a great time to work on the Wildlife Conservation, Fishing, or Swimming belt loops and pins. Have an outdoor Cub Scout raingutter regatta." - Program Helps

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August 2008 BSA Theme - S'More Summer Fun

"Summer memories can last a lifetime and memories made with your Cub Scout den or pack can be some of the best. So let's make "S'More" Cub Scout memories this month. Since "outing" is part of Cub Scouting, let's get outside and have some fun. Be it having a picnic, water party, softball game or campout; there is no limit to the amount of fun to be had by all this month. Why not have a pack family campout following the guidelines your leaders learned in BALOO training? What could be better than an outdoor pack meeting complete with a campfire? Whether you make a real or synthetic fire, the fun is 100% genuine. This would be a good opportunity to work on the Softball belt loop and pin or the Weather belt loop and pin." - Program Helps

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September 2008 BSA Theme - New Buddies

"Wonderful opportunities are waiting! The new school year brings possibilities of new friends. This month a Cub Scout can invite a new buddy to join the fun and adventure of Cub Scouting! This single act can influence the lives of many others. The boys will make new friends while keeping the old by learning to share and treat buddies with kindness. In the den meeting the boys can learn the value of friendship, cooperation, and respect through games and activities. This new team of buddies can develop secret codes and write messages to each other. They will all learn the Cub Scout handshake and motto which will signify belonging to that special group. The boys can practice the buddy system as they go on hikes, work on projects, play games, and participate in sports. This is a great month for boys to earn a Cub Scout Academics or Sports belt loop or pin as they work and play together with an interest they all share." - Program Helps

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October 2008 BSA Theme - Adventures in Books

"What great adventures come in books? Let's discover some this month. Visit the library and learn to navigate your way through the "card catalog computer," down the aisles of many adventures, and to an adventure of your own choice. Sign up for your library card while on your visit. Create your own outdoor epic adventure on a hike, campout, or maybe at a ball field or park. Make a costume for one of the characters from your favorite story. At the pack meeting the boys can perform some of their favorite stories and share some of their adventures with the pack. Take part in Pedro's "Say Yes to Reading" program in Boy's Life. This might also be a good month to work on the Communication or Computer belt loop and pin. Encourage the boys to have the courage to search for, discover, and share adventure this month." - Program Helps

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November 2008 BSA Theme - Seeds of Kindness

"As we approach Thanksgiving, let us spread seeds of kindness in the form of multiple small service projects. Helping others gives the boys the opportunity to see the bounty produced by spreading many small seeds of kindness and encourages compassion. The boys can discover that just as the large strong oak tree came from the small acorn, big things can happen from spreading small seeds of kindness and charity. Conduct a food drive or collect coats and gloves for those in need; report your hours to Good Turn for America. Work on the Citizenship belt loop and pin." - Program Helps

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December 2008 BSA Theme - Holiday Lights

"The Star of Bethlehem, the Miracle of the Lamp, the Morning Star that enlightened Buddha, the bonfires of Yule: many of our holiday traditions this month involve lights. Share your holiday traditions with your pack and den: lights on a Christmas tree, candles on a Menorah for Chanukah, or on a Kinara for Kwanzaa. Boys can be stars this month by brightening someone's holiday season with a gift of compassion. As a pack or den, visit a nursing home, preschool, or children's ward and sing holiday favorites. End your outing by sharing cookies that the boys decorated. Help those less fortunate with a service project or toy drive. How about a holiday campfire at your pack meeting? This is great month to work on the Language and Culture belt loop and pin or the Heritages belt loop and pin." - Program Helps

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