Cub Scout: Home & Family

Cub Scout: Home & Family

During your Walt Disney World vacation, your scout will have the opportunity to practice his home & family skills as you plan for your vacation, while traveling to WDW, dining at the restaurants, and visiting the parks.

Throughout the Cub Scout ranks, there are many Home & Family goals built into the adventures including:

  • Appreciating diversity and each Scout’s unique family heritage
  • Being observant
  • Building skills
  • Developing confidence, and encouraging bravery and patience
  • Developing patience and perseverance as they train their pets
  • Following directions
  • Home repair knowledge and skills
  • Learning some basics about project planning (selecting a project, evaluating what is needed, choosing the proper type of wood, etc.)
  • Learning the benefits of having loyal pets and being loyal to them in return
  • Motor skills
  • Showing creativity and artistic skills with the final project
  • Showing respect and kindness for animals
  • Understanding basic tools and tool safety
  • Using math skills while measuring
  • Working with wood to create a project
A Scout is trustworthy, helpful, courteous, obedient, and kind while practicing home & family skills.


Plan a family or scout pack/troop camping trip to Walt Disney World.

Scouting WDW

Scouting with the mouse ideas – practice home & family goals while:

Planning for your Disney World Resort & Park Visit

Traveling to Walt Disney World

Dining at Disney World Restaurants

Visiting Disney World Parks


Related Cub Scout Adventure Electives:
• Tiger Core Adventure: Team Tiger

• Tiger Elective Adventure: Family Stories

This adventure will help Tigers learn about their families and their heritage.

• Bear Elective Adventure: Baloo the Builder

Learning to work with wood to create fun and useful items is a good skill for anyone to have. This adventure will expose the Bear Scout to the safe and proper use of hand tools, how to determine the correct type of wood for a project, and how to construct an item. The adventure also offers a good opportunity to bring parents of the Scouts or other adults with woodworking skills into the den setting, asking them to help with some of the technical aspects. This adventure can also serve as an introduction to the Boy Scout Woodworking merit badge offered.

• Bear Elective Adventure: Critter Care

Bear Scouts will learn how caring for a pet fosters responsibility and offers a sense of companionship that they can nurture and cherish throughout their lives. This adventure also gives them an opportunity to learn about the many ways animals return the favor and assist people in need.

• Webelos / AOL Elective Adventure: Build It

This adventure can assist Webelos Scouts as they develop building and motor skills, tool knowledge, and good safety practices. It also helps them gain appreciation for several forms of craftsmanship.

• Webelos / AOL Elective Adventure: Fix It

This adventure will help Scouts develop their motor skills and increase their knowledge of tools and safety procedures. Each boy will gain the confidence he needs to react properly and help out if certain home or auto repairs are needed.

We are working on a ScoutingWDW eBook – signup to be notified when it’s ready!

Sum of All Thrills

Sum of All Thrills

Scouts can build their own theme park ride!

Visit Epcots Innovention building and stop by Sum of All Thrills.  This is where scouts and their ride partner will take a turn in the Designer Lab creating their one-of-a-kind ride experience. Using an interactive touchscreen design panel, scouts can add drops, barrel rolls, twists and turns using their math, science and engineering know how. During the testing phase, adjust height, velocity and follow other recommendations to modify your ride experience based on mild to wild settings.

Once your ride design has been locked into the system, head up a short flight of stairs while your ride specifications are programmed into a 4-D robotic simulator. Buckle-up and get ready to feel every bump, twist and drop of the ultimate ride you just created – complete with the realism of high-definition video, audio and motion.

Want a little more Disney magic? After your ride, you’ll receive a card with your one-of-a-kind ride experience program. Visit MathMovesU to replay your ride on your home pc. Not visiting the parks soon enough? The MathMovesU site also has an online Design Your Own Ride and Game experience scouts may want to check out.

Disney Family Tree & Crest

Disney Family Tree & Crest

Scouts who need to complete a family tree for an adventure elective requirement or a Merit Badge requirement should start with their name and include at least two additional generations. While completing a family tree, parents and scouts can discuss the history, traditions, and culture of their family heritage.

My Family Tree for the Core Value: Faith

Faith means having inner strength and confidence based on trust in a higher power. Understanding one’s family tree, ancestors, and heritage brings stories to life of the strength and confidence of our family members. It also tells of their belief and trust in a higher power to help bring them safely to the United States. In years past, many immigrants traveled by boat. What faith they had in that boat that would change their lives!  Courtesy April 2013 Cub Scout Meeting Guide


Want a little more Disney magic?  Use the Disney coat of arms found above Sleeping Beauty’s castle in Disneyland as inspiration for creating your own coat of arms.

Would your scout like a copy of the Disney inspired Family Tree ? Request a PDF copy here:

Cars-inspired Tracking Chart

Cars-inspired Tracking Chart


Use this Cars-inspired weekly calendar as a checklist or tracking chart when completing weekly or monthly activities.

Download the PDF chart from the Disney Family website here.

Materials & Instructions
  • Regular paper or cardstock
  • 3-hole punch
  • Pen or pencil
  1. Print out the chart on regular paper or cardstock.
  2. Fill in your topics on the left and enter each day’s assignment/goal under the corresponding day of the week.
  3. Check off each day as you complete the assignment or meet the goal.
This tracking chart may be helpful for these adventures:

Church Services at Disney?

Church Services at Disney?


Would your family like to incorporate family worship and church services into your vacation planning? While Disney does not regularly offer on property church services, there are a variety of ways your scouting family may worship while on vacation.

Attend a local church service

An excellent choice would be Trinity Christian Center, a non-denominational, Bible believing fellowship of Christians, which meets in the Theater of Life (inside the Temple building) in the center of the park. Services begin at 10:30 AM.  Please note: The Holy Land Experience exhibits are closed on Sundays.

A list of area churches and denominations is available here.

Private family worship

While on vacation, consider having private family worship time. A simple private service may include reading from the Bible, singing a favorite family hymn and prayer.

In your Disney resort room, you will find a Bible placed by Gideons International, each member of the family could take turns sharing their favorite Bible verses.

If your vacation time happens while your scout is completing their faith core adventure, consider using this workbook to plan a simple service with a scouting twist. Please note the size of the workbook and only print pages as needed.

Faith Core Adventure requirements:

During the Holidays

Disney traditionally offers church services in the Fantasia Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort for Easter and Christmas.

There are usually three services, a Catholic Mass at 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m and a Protestant service at 9:00 a.m. Please check with your resort concierge to verify times and locations.

Wild About Safety

Wild About Safety

Wild About Safety

Have you heard? Timon and Pumbaa are Wild About Safety. Safety is part of their problem-free philosophy and they want it to be part of yours too.

Safety is an important part of the Scouting experience. The best way to stay safe in the outdoors is to avoid getting into trouble in the first place. That requires planning, training, leadership, good judgment, and accepting responsibility.

Timon & Pumbaa teach kids how to demonstrate good character traits, such as honesty, kindness, and taking responsibility for one’s actions!

Disney’s Wild About Safety: Timon and Pumbaa Safety Smart® On the Go! Timon & Pumbaa teach kids about the four Safety Smart® points of safe travel–slow down, pay attention, use proper equipment, don’t distract–and how to apply these points to everyday transportation!

Disney’s Wild About Safety website shares tips and hints to help your vacation be a safe and magical experience. With games, videos, coloring sheets and more, Timon and Pumbaa are fun to learn with at home and while visiting the parks.

Here are a few of their THEME PARK SAFETY TIPS
The Disney Parks are filled with fun rides and attractions, and proper planning and research can help make sure your visit is as safe as can be.

  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Light-colored clothes are best to help reflect the sun’s rays during warmer weather, and layers are best during those cooler months.
  • Wear UV protective sunglasses and a hat with a wide brim for blocking the sun.
  • Have fun in the sun, don’t get overdone. Don’t forget to apply sun block every two hours.
  • Apply sunscreen that protects against both UVA & UVB rays whenever you’re outdoors:
    • Adults should use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher
    • Children should use SPF 30 or higher
  • Don’t wait too late to hydrate. Hydrate before you get going and before you get thirsty. It’s a good idea to drink 4-6 ounces of water every 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Test your child to make sure he/she knows how to contact you if they get lost. Put a note in his/her pocket with phone numbers and names to contact.
  • Designate a meeting place and time, just in case the group gets separated for any reason.

Want a little more Disney magic? Take the Timon and Pumbaa Safety Challenge at Animal Kingdom Park, stop in at guest services and ask for your copy. Safety Cards are also available to collect throughout the park. And if you visit Animal Kingdom Lodge and ask for a Wild About Safety Fun Book, with word searches, scrambles, and coloring pages, this book is a perfect for filling time while waiting in lines.

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Identifying Animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Identifying Animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge


Wildlife Field Guides are available at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. As you enter the expansive lobby of the Jambo House, there is a gigantic picture window with a view to 30 acres on the Savannah, enjoy the African animals from the elevated viewing area, Arusha Rock.   

All three Savannahs were specially built for the lodge animals, which are cared for separately from the Animal Kingdom Park animals. Alcoves in the hallways and additional viewing spots are available througout the resort. To find the largest variety of animals, search at both Jambo House and Kidani Village.

Want a little more Disney magic? Chat with an Animal Kingdom Lodge Cast Member, ask them questions about their country and their traditions. Many are on a cultural exchange program and it is like having your own personal guide into African life and the land. Cast Members are usually available on the overlooks and trails, especially at sunset on the overlook near the pool where a number of night vision goggles are shared for viewing the animals.

Would your scout like a preview of the AKL Wildlife Field Guide? Request a PDF copy here:

Cub Scout: Camping

Cub Scout Camping

During your Walt Disney World vacation, your scout will have the opportunity to practice his camping skills as you plan for your vacation, while traveling to WDW, dining at the restaurants, and visiting the parks.

Throughout the Cub Scout ranks, there are many Camping goals built into the adventures including:

  • Building on and improving outdoor skills
  • Cooking a simple meal
  • Identifying animals
  • Improved camping skills (less dependent on parents/adult leaders)
  • Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace Principles for Kids
  • Outdoor essentials
  • Planning campfire programs
  • Preparing for weather emergencies
  • Reading weather instruments, including a basic understanding of barometers
  • Taking care of themselves in the wilderness
  • Tying bowline knots
  • Tying square and overhand knots
  • Tying two half hitches
  • Using GPS units while geocaching
A Scout is trustworthy, helpful, courteous, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, and clean while practicing camping skills.

Scouting WDW

Scouting with the mouse ideas – practice camping goals while:

Planning for your Disney World Resort & Park Visit

Traveling to Walt Disney World

Dining at Walt Disney World 

Visiting Walt Disney World 

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Plan a family or scout pack/troop camping trip to Walt Disney World.





Related Cub Scout Adventure Electives:

• Wolf Core Adventure: Call of the Wild

Many boys join Scouting because they want to go camping. This adventure will introduce Wolves to several camping skills—selecting and bringing gear, participating with their families in campfire shows, and being prepared for bad weather. They will also learn about animals they might see, the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids, tying knots, and how to handle potentially harmful situations.

• Bear Core Adventure: Bear Necessities

This adventure will introduce new Scouts to basic outdoor skills while helping more experienced Scouts improve and develop skills they learned in previous ranks.

• AOL Core Adventure: Camper

In this Arrow of Light adventure, Scouts will go on campouts where they can gain and develop new outdoor skills.

We are working on a ScoutingWDW eBook – signup to be notified when it’s ready!

Get ready, Get set, Pack!

Kids Packing List for Disney


Preparing and Packing for your Disney vacation together is a fantastic way to complete a requirement where your family works together!

Talk about things that should happen around your home before you leave on vacation:

  • Take out the garbage/trash.
  • Clean all of the dishes in the kitchen.
  • Make your bed and clean your room.

First, create your packing list. 

A Scout’s list may include:


  • Clothes for each day of trip
  • Sneakers / Sandals / Flipflops
  • Swimsuit / Towel / Sunscreen / Pool Toy
  • Toothbrush / Toothpaste / Floss
  • Special Toy or Stuffed Animal / Autograph book
  • Spending Money
  • _______________________

Then, match up shirts, shorts, socks, etc for each day of your vacation.  Place in gallon size zip-lock bag – now getting ready each morning is a snap!

Gather the items from your packing list and with your Akelas help, pack them in your suitcase for your trip.

“it’s a small world” Lyrics

“it’s a small world” Lyrics

it’s a small world is a popular, musical boat ride located in the Fantasyland area Magic Kingdom Park.  The ride features over 300 brightly costumed audio-animatronic dolls dressed in the style of the children of the world, frolicking in a spirit of international unity, and singing the attraction’s title song, which has a theme of global peace.

“it’s a small world”
by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
It’s a world of laughter,
A world of tears.
It’s a world of hopes,
And a world of fears.
There’s so much that we share,
That it’s time we’re aware,
It’s a small world after all.
It’s a small world after all.
It’s a small world after all.
It’s a small world after all.
It’s a small, small world.
There is just one moon,
And one golden sun.
And a smile means,
Friendship to every one.
Though the mountains divide,
And the oceans are wide,
It’s a small world after all.
Scouts learning about their families heritage or anticipating their Disney vacation may enjoy these activities: