Superhero Pack Meeting
Invite people from the community that you would like to honor as being superheroes. This can be as simple as the Cub Scouts honoring their parents, or as elaborate as honoring a veteran, fire fighter or public servant. As a caped Superman, the Cubmaster can give out awards from The Daily Planet newspaper, pasted to bats, batmobiles, on a word expression, Clark Kent’s pencil, or on Superman’s trademark “S.” Be sure to honor the dignitary with a tribute, an opportunity to speak and a medal or certificate. Decorations could be blue and red crepe paper and balloons. Activities could include a superman obstacle course, a relay race where each person in turn puts on a cape, gloves, and boots and carries a globe a certain distance, or hot potato game with “kryptonite.”
Here are some more superhero-themed ideas for your pack meeting:
Materials: Clean, kid-sized T-shirts from a second-hand clothing store; appropriate scissors; magic marker; construction paper; super stickers; glitter glue, etc.
Directions: The Cub Scouts use sharp fabric scissors to cut the T-shirts from the bottom of the sides up to the armpits, then to cut around the sleeves, and around in front of the collar. You’ll end up with a cape-like item since the sleeves will be gone, as well as the front of the shirt, and the collar keeps the cape on the boy. The scouts then decorate their capes with the other items to be super scout heroes.
Submission Credit: Sue Hart
Skits, Songs, Cheers
Super Honesty Skit
Directions: Cubs portray a situation where integrity is difficult. Just as the Cub Scout is ready to give in to being dishonest, Captain Honesty arrives “It’s a bird, it’s a Plane, it’s Captain Honesty!” On the scene and teaches the Cub the better way. “Three cheers for Honesty.”
I’m a Hero Song
TUNE: Three Blind Mice I’m a hero. I’m a hero See how I work. See how I serve. I run an errand for the farmer’s wife. I keep the rules for my pocketknife. Did you ever see such a sight in your life? As me being a hero, me being a hero.
Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. It’s Superscout!
A veteran elementary school teacher made up the game “Dead Lions” to keep kids in check, and it was a favorite for years. Use this “Dead Ninjas” variation for a superhero themed activity. The leader calls out different superhero, villain, or other stereotyped characters that the players act like (favorites include Superman, Spiderman, Batman, the Joker, Ballerina, Frankenstein, Thor, Iron Man). When he calls out “dead ninjas” the boys go through quick death scenes and freeze dead on the floor. Whoever moves is out. Repeat until one boy is left—he can call out the next game. If no one moves for at least 10 seconds, another character is called and the game goes on.
Materials: Signs that spell H-E-R-O
Directions: Each Cub Scout holds up a sign and recites his part
Cub #1: H is for Honesty. A real hero is honest with himself and others.
Cub #2: E is for Endeavor. A real hero endeavors to set a good example.
Cub #3: R is for Responsible. A real hero takes responsibility for his actions.
Cub #4: O is for Obedient. A real hero follows the rules.
Cubmaster: Let us each work to be a hero by being honest, endeavoring to set a good example, being responsible for our actions, and obedient to the rules. As honest citizens we can make our country great. Let us stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
What will you do with your SuperCubs this month?
Author: Utah National Parks Council