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Jokes and Skits

A compilation of jokes and skits found on the Internet.


Group Games (from Boy Scout Trail site)




Blue and Gold Planning


General Resources for Cub Scouts


BSA Publications

The Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide contains detailed den meeting plans for each rank.  Following the plans helps the boys advance in rank in a timely manner.

The Cub Scout Academic & Sports Program Guide gives Cub Scouts extra recognition for activities in which they participate.

In Academics subjects and Sports, Cub Scouts learn new skills, become better scholars, learn sportsmanship, and have fun.

You can get to know a sport or an academic subject that’s new to you – maybe astronomy, chess, computers, science; golf, hiking, tennis, or skateboarding to name a few in the program.

Belt loops and pins are a great way to help fulfill the aims of Scouting – build character, develop citizenship, and encourage mental, physical, and moral fitness.

You can stretch your mind and abilities in a variety of subjects by exploring the wonders of science, learning about the world, and expanding skills in new areas.

The Cub Scout Leader Book is a handbook for all adult leaders in Cub Scouting.  Here you’ll find information to deliver a quality program for the boys.  The Cub Scout Leader Book is organized into six sections:

    1. Introduction: BSA program, Cub Scouting purposes, character development, and family involvement.
    2. Administration: Guidelines on Cub Scouting policies, finances, uniforms, safety, and pack organziation.
    3. Boys: Program for all four Cub Scouting ranks, Cub Scouts with disabilities, and managing boys.
    4. Leaders: Program planning, position descriptions, leader awards, training, and youth protection.
    5. Activities: BSA Family program, Cub Scout Academics and Sports, outdoor activities, and Cub Scout Camping.
    6. Appendices: Advancement forms, award applications, tour permit forms, uniform inspection sheets.

Used with the Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide, the Webelos Leader Guide, and the Cub Scout Leader Book, this book will enable you to plan den and pack programs that will be fun for everyone.  The Cub Scout Leader How-To Book answers countless questions, including:

    • How do I plan a skit for next month’s pack meeting?
    • How do I find a new game that can be played indoors?
    • How do I make papier-mache?
    • How do I plan the Blue and Gold banquet?
    • How do I help make my Cub Scout with special needs more successful?
    • How do I make pack meetings more upbeat?

Filled with games, tricks, puzzles, crafts, stunts, skits, puppets, and outdoor fun, this book will show you how to make your den and pack activities sparkle.  And while boys are having fun, they will be learning, advancing in rank, and strengthening relationships with one another.

  • Webelos Leader Guide (Publication 33853, $7.99)

The Webelos Leader Guide supplements the Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide by providing activity ideas for den meetings, activity badges, advancement requirements, and Boy Scout transition activities.  Different den program plans are also provided for leaders to use according to their unique situations.

Boys’ Life magazine targets boys of Scouting age with a variety of fun-filled, informative articles, jokes, games, hobbies, and projects.  Studies show boys who subscribe to Boys’ Life magazine stay in the Scouting program longer.

Once registered, adults receive Scouting magazine as part of their membership fee.  Scouting magazine provides great ideas and information for volunteers regarding all aspects of the Scouting program.

  • Cubcast

The online monthly podcast “Cubcast” features specific ideas on how to deilver a a quality program, as well as regular discussion of issues relevant to Cub Scouting.  Browse to and click on the small purple icon in the lower right icon in the landing page to listen or subscribe to “Cubcast”.

Bottom line – usually boils down to just a few things:

    • Night of Troop meetings
    • Conflicts with other activities
    • Parents’ schedule and driving distances
    • Troop activities / programs
    • Where the majority of the Den is going


Camping Equipment and Hiking Tips



Pinewood Derby Tips


US Flag Ceremony, History, Etiquette


Organizations Affiliated with Scouting


Scout Stores

Store Address Phone Fax Hours Email
Anaheim Scout Shop 1501 N. Raymond Ave, Ste. “O”
Anaheim, Ca. 92801
(714) 774-3270 (714) 520-6729 Mon: 10-7
Tue: 9-7
W-F: 10-7
Sat: 9-3
Sun: Closed
Santa Ana Scout Shop (William Lyon Homes Center for Scouting) 1211 East Dyer Road
Santa Ana, Ca. 92705 
(714) 979-4554 (714) 979-4561 Mon: 10-7
Tue: 9-7
W-F: 10-7
Sat: 9-3
Sun: Closed
South County Scout Shop 25292 McIntyre, Suite P
Laguna Hills, Ca. 92653
(949) 639-0320 (949) 639-0319 M-F: 10-7
Sat: 9-3
Sun: Closed
Los Angeles Scout Shop 2333 Scout Way
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 353-9879 (213) 353-0376 Mon: 9-6
Tue: 9-7
W-F: 9-6
Sat: 9-4
Sun: Closed
Cabrillo Youth Center Scout Shop 3000 Shoshonean Road
San Pedro, CA  90732
(310) 832-7139 (310) 832-9414 M-F: 8:30-5
Sat: 10-3
National Online Store


Stores with Useful Supplies

Store Address Phone Fax Hours Email
Michael’s Arts and Crafts  8341 La Palma Ave
Buena Park, CA 90620-3207
(714) 232-8104
Joann Fabrics and Crafts  5885 Lincoln Ave
Buena Park, CA 90620-3461
(714) 995-1257
Basics Clothing Store 11903 Valley View St
Garden Grove, CA 92845
(714) 891-8020
Just about any Walmart or Target
99¢ Stores, Dollar Tree, etc.       
Some Sports Chalet stores carry basic Scout uniform items.


Parks Good for Hiking

Park Address Phone
Carbon Canyon Regional Park 4442 Carbon Canyon Rd, Brea, Ca. 92823
El Dorado Park 7550 E. Spring St, Long Beach – Lakewood, Ca. 90815
Holy Jim Falls Trail
(O’Neill Regional Park)
30892 Trabuco Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon, Ca. 92678
Irvine Regional Park 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, Ca. 92869 (714) 973-6835
(714) 973-3173
Ralph B. Clark Regional Park 8800 Rosecrans Ave, Buena Park, Ca. 90621 (714) 973-3170
(714) 973-6618
Weir Canyon Wilderness Park Anaheim, Ca. 92808