Good deeds and kindness to others
Cub Scouts should be like watchdogs - constantly on the look out for opportunities to help people. In our communities there exists many potential actions and projects that your Cub Pack can undertake or be involved in.
Cub Scouts should be encouraged to do their daily good turn and perhaps keep a log of what they have achieved. Bigger acts of kindness and action will need the whole Pack working as a unit.
What can you do - every community have ‘things that need to be done’. The first step therefore is to identify and find likely and worthwhile actions your Pack could undertake.
An important consideration is the fact that your Cubs are doing something for other people - a worthwhile good deed or action. Be careful therefore that your Pack are not seen as a collection of ‘slaves’. For example picking up litter might be considered as such a task. People in a community underestimate the potential of young people and ‘litter pickup’ is a handy suggestion but in real terms it has no lasting value for the Cub Scouts who undertake this activity.
Direct observation and conversations with local community groups and people of all sorts will provide some pointer to what the needs of your community are. Remember also the ‘hidden’ opportunities - such as sick people or old folks.
Once a collection of possible actions are identified you can choose the ‘best one’ for your Pack. All of the Pack should be involved in this decision and planning process.
Some popular ideas that other Packs have completed