a cheer that could hurt someone's feelings.
Do not use
cheers to actually belittle.
cards and scripts if you need to. Rehearse until everyone is comfortable
and has memorized their parts.
loudly and clearly.
gross, vulgar, or un-Scout-Like topics or content.
program fast paced and get everyone involved!
Consider having a CHEER box with many cards or strips of
paper inside. Larger stores still carry CHEER brand laundry soap, but you will have to look for it. Alternately, you can make any sort of box or basket and label it as a Cheer Box.
Icebreakers and cheers, such as those found in Group Meeting
Sparklers, and songs from the Cub Scout Songbook help get a roundtable off to a
good start by creating enthusiasm and a relaxed atmosphere. For the meeting
where a song is included, make song sheets available to each participant.
Every Cub Scout leader needs to know a few crazy camp fire
songs to liven up a camp out or sing at a Pack meeting.
It's especially important for female Cub Scout leaders to
recognize the huge difference between Cub Scouts and their own childhood
experience as a Girl Scout. Sure, Girl Scouts like silly songs too, but they
also like "pretty" songs, rounds and ballads. Not Cub Scouts. Cub
Scouts are boys and boys like songs that are gross, ridiculous or down right
Songs like "I'm a Little Teapot."
No, no, no, not the cute "I'm a Little Teapot."
The rock version. The hard rockin' version of "I'm a Little Teapot"
is a perfect song for Cub Scouts because it's both insanely silly and easy to
follow. Everyone knows the words, so there's no need to "teach" the
The Scout version of "I'm a Little Teapot" is done
to the tune of "We Will Rock You" by Queen. Or it can just be
chanted. It's best when accompanied by clapping and stomping--something that
will get Cubs in the action.
If the song isn't already familiar to your Pack you will
need a brave leader (preferably a real ham) to get up and lead the song. Start
by getting a beat going--have the scouts follow along with a clap-clap-stomp.
When they get the rhythm going, launch into the song and watch the smiles
If you haven't seen this song in action, watch the video
below, from a Boy Scout camp fire at Lake George Colorado. It's done as a
sing-a-long, perfect for teaching new songs to Cub Scouts.