- Nov 2, 2007Hi Kris!
Our Council has published a "Bobcat Trail, Welcome to Our Pack"
booklet, which is intended to be handed to new parents during
recruitment or shortly thereafter. This 12 page booklet explains the
Bobcat Trail and has a page for each requirement - looks similar to
what is found in the Wolf or Bear Handbook. The back page references
our Service Center and Scout Shops. I really like to use this
because it is short and sweet but more importantly parents can see
how easy the Bobcat really is without being overwhelmed by the entire
That said, leaders are always looking for ways to make
learning/reinforcing the Bobcat fun. In our Cub Scout Specific
handouts, we've included some activities (that have been borrowed
from other sources). One that is really fun is the Bobcat Trail
Game. It is a folding paper game called a "fortune teller". I don't
know the original source, but it has been around our Council for many
years. If anyone would like a copy I'll be happy to e-mail it to
In addition, the September '07 edition of Scouting Magazine, Front
Line Stuff, has responses from leaders regarding teaching Bobcat
requirements to nonreaders. Although this isn't what you asked
about, there are some fun ideas that any age level could use. Look
this up on-line for additional responses that were not published.
Buckeye District Training Chair
Simon Kenton Council
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