InSTEP with Cub Scouting

InStep (In support of Scouters, Teachers, Educators, and Parents)

InSTEP is a program designed to assist Cub Scout den leaders who have boys of different grades/ages/ranks in the same den. The den meeting plans show how each Cub Scout can complete work on his own grade-appropriate advancement requirements during the same den meeting. These plans are created by volunteers of Sam Houston Area Council. 

New packs with only a few boys of each age group may find the InSTEP plans useful in getting started. The Cub Scout Connections is a great resource that lists common themes across the ranks. As membership grows and individual grade-based dens formed, den leaders may then prefer to use traditional Cub Scout resources such as BSA's Den Meeting Plans and the Den Leader Guides for each rank.

September 2017 - Year A (Friendly)

Overview
Week 1 (Railroad Safety)
Week 2 (new Buddies, Friendly)
Week 3 (Bugs)
Week 4 (Bobcat Badge)

Supplemental Materials:
Week 1: Theme Railroad: Cub Scout Express
Week 2: Theme Buddies: New Buddies
Week 3: Theme Bugs: Creepy Crawlers1; Creepy Crawlers2Cubs and BugsBugs & ThingsCritters, Cubs & Campfires
Week 4: Bobcat Pinterest Page

October 2017 - Year A (Loyal)

Overview 
Week 1 (Flags)
Week 2 (Teamwork)
Week 3 (Metric System)
Week 4 (Halloween)
Home Assignments (for Tigers and Bears)

Supplemental Materials:
Week 1: Theme Flags: Red, White & Baloo; Flag Opening Ceremony
Tiger: Team Tiger #2
Wolf: Council Fire #1, 6 
Bear: Paws for Action #1 
Arrow of Light: Building a Better World #1
Week 2: Tiger: Team Tiger #1, 3; Games Tigers Play #1a, 1b, 1c; 
Bear – Grin and Bear It #1
Week 4: Theme Halloween: Halloween Fun

July 2017 (Trustworthy)

Overview
Week 1 (America)
Week 2 (Magic)
Week 3 (America / Summer)
Week 4 (Summer / Sports)

Supplemental Materials
Week 1: Theme America: Scout SaluteOur National TreasuresSea to Shining SeaAmerican ABC's; Uncle Sam Depends on YouRed, White & BalooRockets Red GlareCelebrate FreedomFifty Great States
Week 2: Theme Magic: Abracadabra1; Abracadabra2Abracadabra3
AbracadabraAbracadabra5
Week 3: Theme Summer: Backyard Fun
Week 4: Theme Sports: It's a HitPlay Ball
Wolf: Running with Pack
Webelos: Stronger, Faster, Higher

August 2017 (Friendly)

Overview 
Week 1 (Bugs)
Week 2 (Transportation)
Week 3 (Space)
Week 4 (Animals)

Supplemental Materials
Week 1: Theme Bugs: Creepy Crawlers1; Creepy Crawlers2Cubs and BugsBugs & ThingsCritters, Cubs & Campfires
Week 2: Theme Transportation: Wheels into Summer
Week 3: Theme Space: Cubs in the Future
Tiger: Tiger Theater,
Webelos: Stronger, Faster, HigherCast Iron Chef
Arrow of Light: Building a Better World
Week 4: Theme Animals: My Animal Friends
Arrow of Light: Building a Better World

May 2017 (Clean)

Overview
Week 1 (About Boy Scouts)
Week 2 (Tools / About Boy Scouts)
Week 3 (Communicating / First Aid)
Week 4 (Campfire)

Supplemental Materials:
Week 1: Tiger - Safe & Smart #8
Wolf – Howling at the Moon #2
Bear – Roaring Laughter #1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Webelos – Project Family (all); Fix It (
all);
Arrow of Light – Project Family (all); Fix It (all);

Scouting Adventure #1, 2, 3; Building a Better World #6
Week 2: Webelos – First Responder #6
Arrow of Light – Scouting Adventure #2, 3d
Week 3: Wolf – Howling at the Moon #1
Webelos – First Responder #2
Week 4: Tiger - Tigers in the Wild #6
Wolf – Howling at the Moon #3, 4
Bear – Roaring Laughter #6

June 2017 - (Brave)

Overview (Jungle Safari)
Week 1 (Map / Jungle / Flag)
Week 2 (Rainforest / Jungle Safari)
Week 3 (Snake / Jungle Safari)
Week 4 (Jungle Safari)

Supplemental Materials:
Weeks 1, 2, 4: Theme Jungle SafariJungle PlacematsJungle Pinterest Page
Week 3: Theme Snakes: Roaming Reptile Alter

March 2017 (Clean)

Overview (Loyal / First Aid / Pocket Knives / Nature)
Week 1 (Airplanes)
Week 2 (Nature)
Week 3 (Nature / Pocket Knives)
Week 4 (First Aid)

Supplemental Materials:
Week 1: Tiger: Safe & Smart
Wolf: Howling at the Moon
Bear: Roaring Laughter
Webelos: Scouting AdventureProject Family; Fix It,
Arrow of Light: Building a Better World
Week 2: Cubstruction,
Webelos: First Responder
Arrow of Light: Scouting Adventure
Week 3: Wolf: Howling at the Moon
Webelos: First Responder
Week 4: S'mores Cub Scout Fun,
Tiger: Tigers in the Wild;
Wolf: Howling at the Moon
Bear - Roaring Laughter

April 2017 (Cheerful)

Overview 
Week 1 (Outdoor Code)
Week 2 (Leave No Trace / Weather)
Week 3 (Extinct vs. Endangered Animals / Snacks)
Week 4 (Leave No Trace / Trees / Do Your Best)

Supplemental Materials:
Week 1: Tiger: Tigers in the Wild #3a, 3b
Wolf: Call of the Wild #3a, 3b; Paws on the Path #4, 5
Bear: Bear Necessities #4
Webelos: Webelos Walkabout #3
Arrow of Light: Outdoorsman #4
Week 2: Tiger: Tigers in the Wild #1
Wolf: Call of the Wild #2 and Paws on the Path #1, 2, 3
Bear: Bear Necessities #1, 2, 3
Webelos: Webelos Walkabout #1, 2, 4
Arrow of Light: Outdoorsman #2
Week 3: Tiger: Tiger Bites #5; Games Tigers Play #5;
My Tiger Jungle #4
Bear: Fur, Feathers, Ferns #3
Webelos / Arrow of Light: Into the Woods #4
Week 4: Tiger: Tigers in the Wild #2, 3c, 4, 6
Bear: Fur, Feathers, Ferns #4, 5
Webelos / Arrow of Light: Into the Woods #1, 2, 3, 5, 6

January 2017 (Obedient)

Overview
Week 1 (Exercise)
Week 2 (Eating Healthy)
Week 3 (Sports / Sportsmanship)
Week 4 (Exercise)

Supplemental Materials:
Week 1: Tiger - Games Tigers Play #4
Wolf – Paws of Skill #1, 2, 3
Webelos – Stronger, Faster, Higher #1, 2, start 3
Week 2: Tiger - Tiger Bites #1, 2, 3, 5, 6; Games Tigers Play #5
Wolf – Running with the Pack #6
Webelos – Cast Iron Chef #2, 3, 4, 5
Week 3: Tiger - Tiger Bites #1, 2, 3, 5, 6; Games Tigers Play #5
Wolf – Running with the Pack #6
Webelos – Cast Iron Chef #2, 3, 4, 5
Week 4: Wolf – Running with the Pack #4, 5
Webelos – Stronger, Faster, Higher #6

February 2017 - (Reverent)

Overview 
Week 1 (Map / Knots)
Week 2 (Tools)
Week 3 (International)
Week 4 (Presidents)

Supplemental Materials:
Week 1: Wolf – Call of the Wild #5
Bear – Bear Necessities #8
Webelos – Camper #3 (Option B)
Arrow of Light – Scouting Adventure #5a
Week 2: Bear – Baloo the Builder #1, 2, 3, 4
Week 3: Theme: Friends Far and Near1Friends Far and Near2
Tiger - Tiger Theater #2
Webelos – Stronger, Faster, Higher #6; Cast Iron Chef #2
Arrow of Light – Building a Better World #5
Week 4: Arrow of Light – Building A Better World #2, 3

November 2016 (Courteous)

Overview
Week 1 (Scout Law, Courteous, Knights, Recycling)
Week 2 (Recycling, Knights, Fire Safety)
Week 3 (Knights, Fire Safety)
Week 4 (Thanksgiving)
Extra Material

Supplemental Materials:
Week 1: Tiger - Bobcat 1, 2; Tiger Safe and Smart #1a, b
Wolf – Bobcat 1, 2; Council Fire #6c;
Bear – Bobcat 1, 2;
Webelos - Bobcat 1, 2;
Arrow of Light - Bobcat 1, 2;
Week 2: Tiger - Safe & Smart #3, 4
Wolf – Council Fire #4b
Bear – Paws for Action #2bii, 2biii, 3b
Webelos – First Responder #7
Week 3: Tiger - Safe & Smart #2a, b, 5
Webelos/Arrow of Light – Fix It #4q

December 2016 (Cheerful)

Overview
Week 1 (Winter, Cheerful)
Week 2 (Respect Nature)
Week 3 (Holidays)
Week 4

Supplemental Materials:
Week 1: Theme Winter - Winter Wonderland
Tiger - Games Tigers Play #2, 3; My Family’s Duty to God
Wolf – Duty to God Footsteps; Running with the Pack #4
Bear – Fellowship and Duty to God
Webelos – Duty to God and You; Castaway #2c,d,e
Arrow of Light – Duty to God in Action; Castaway #2c,d,e
Week 2: Tiger - Team Tiger #4, Cyber Chip (grades 1-3)
Wolf – Cyber Chip (grades 1-3)
Bear – Cyber Chip (grades 1-3)
Webelos – Cyber Chip (grades 4-5) 
Arrow of Light – Cyber Chip (grades 4-5)
Week 3:  
Week 4:  

September 2016 (Helpful)

Overview
Week 1 (Travel)
Week 2 (School, Buddies)
Week 3 (9-1-1)
Week 4 (Bobcat Badge)

Supplemental Materials:
Week 1:  
Week 2:  
Week 3:  
Week 4: Bobcat – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

October 2016 (Brave)

Overview 
Week 1 (Teamwork)
Week 2 (Flags)
Week 3 (9-1-1, Heroes - Law Enforcement, Halloween)
Week 4 (Recycling)

Supplemental Materials:
Week 1: Cyber Chip (grades 1-3)(grades 4-5) 
Tiger - Team Tiger #1, 3; Games Tigers Play #1a, 1b, 1c
Bear – Grin and Bear It #1
Week 2: Tiger - Team Tiger #2
Wolf – Council Fire #1, 2
Bear – Paws for Action #1a, 1b, 1c
Arrow of Light – Building a Better World #1
Week 3: Tiger – Safe and Smart #1c
Wolf – Council Fire #5
Bear – Paws for Action #2a
Week 4: Tiger: Tigers in the Wild #3b
Wolf: Council Fire #6a, 6b
Bear: Paws for Action #3a

July 2016 (Loyal)

Overview
Week 1 (Stars)
Week 2 (Loyal, Salute)
Week 3 (Heros)
Week 4 (Planes)

Supplemental Materials:
Week 1:  
Week 2:  
Week 3:  
Week 4:  

August 2016 (Courteous)

Overview
Week 1 (Animals)
Week 2 (Trees)
Week 3 (Boats)
Week 4 (Space)

Supplemental Materials:
Week 1: Theme Animals: My Animal Friends
Week 2:  
Week 3:  
Week 4: Theme Space: Cubs in the Future

May 2016 (Kind)

Overview
Week 1 (Boy Scouts)
Week 2 (Tools, Boy Scouts)
Week 3 (Hurry Cases)
Week 4 (Campfires)

Supplemental Materials:
Week 1: Tiger - Safe & Smart #5
Wolf – Howling at the Moon #2
Bear – Roaring Laughter #1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Webelos – Project Family (all), Fix It (all)
Arrow of Light – Project Family (all); Fix It (all);
Scouting Adventure #1, 3; Building a Better World 6, 8
Week 2: Tiger - Backyard Jungle #4
Webelos – First Responder #6
Arrow of Light – Building a Better World #7
Scouting Adventure #2, 4
Week 3: Wolf – Howling at the Moon #1
Webelos – First Responder #2
Week 4: Tiger - Tigers in the Wild #5
Wolf – Howling at the Moon #3, 4; Call of the Wild #6
Bear – Bear Necessities #2; Roaring Laughter #6
Arrow of Light – Camper #4

June 2016 (Obedient)

Overview
Week 1 (Wild, Wild, West)
Week 2 (Wild, Wild, West)
Week 3 (Wild, Wild, West)
Week 4 (Sports)

Supplemental Materials:
Weeks 1-3: Theme Wild, Wild West - How the West Was Fun
Week 4:  

March 2016 (Thrifty)

Overview
Week 1 (First Aid)
Week 2 (Pocketknife Safety)
Week 3 (Flight)
Week 4 (Nature)

Supplemental Materials:
Week 1: Tiger - Smart & Safe #1C, 2A, 2B
Wolf – Call of the Wild #5C
Bear – Grin and Bear It #4
Webelos – First Responder #1, 3, 4, 5, 7 
Week 2: Bear – Bear Claws #1, 2, 3
Arrow of Light – Scouting Adventure #6
Week 3: Tiger - Stories in Shapes #2B
Week 4: Tiger - Backyard Jungle #1, 2, 5
Wolf – Paws on the Path #7, 8; Call of the Wild #3
Bear – Fur, Feathers, Ferns #1
Webelos – Into the Woods #2
Arrow of Light – Into the Woods #2

April 2016 (Cheerful)

Overview
Week 1 (Outdoor)
Week 2 (Camping, Weather, Leave No Trace)
Week 3 (Extinct vs. Endangered, Planting Seed)
Week 4 (Leave No Trace, Trees)

Supplemental Materials:
Week 1: Tiger - Tigers in the Wild #3a, 3b, 3c, 7
Wolf – Call of the Wild #1, 3, 7a, 7b,7c;
Paws on the Path #5, 6
Bear – Bear Necessities #1, 5, 6, 7
Webelos – Webelos Walkabout #5
Arrow of Light – Scouting Adventure #1e, Camper #1, 2, 6, 7
Week 2: Tiger - Tigers in the Wild #1
Wolf – Call of the Wild #4, 5; Paws on the Path #1,2,3,4
Bear – Bear Necessities #3,4,9
Webelos – Webelos Walkabout #1,2,4,6,7,8
Arrow of Light – Camper #3
Week 3: Tiger - Backyard Jungle #3; Tiger Bites #4, 5;
Games Tigers Play #5
Bear – Fur, Feathers, Ferns #2, 3, 6, 7
Webelos – Webelos Walkabout #3
Arrow of Light – Into the Woods 5
Week 4: Tiger - Tigers in the Wild #2,3C, 4,6
Bear – Fur, Feathers & Ferns #4,5
Webelos – Into the Woods #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Arrow of Light – Into the Woods #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

January 2016 (Trustworthy)

Overview
Week 1 (Active, Sports)
Week 2 (Healthy Food)
Week 3 (Team, Sportsmanship)
Week 4 (Exercise)

Supplemental Materials:
Week 1: Tiger - Games Tigers Play #4
Wolf – Paws of Skill #1, 2, 3
Webelos – Stronger, Faster, Higher #1, 2, start 3
Week 2: Tiger - Tiger Bites 1, 2, 3, 5, 6; Games Tigers Play #5
Wolf – Running with the Pack #6B
Webelos – Cast Iron Chef #2, 3, 4, 5
Week 3: Theme Sports - Let the Games Begin
Tiger - Tiger Bites #4
Wolf – Paws of Skill #4, 5, 6
Week 4: Wolf – Running with the Pack #4, 5
Webelos – Stronger, Faster, Higher #6

February 2016 (Friendly)

Overview
Week 1 (Friends, Knots)
Week 2 (Carnival, Flags, Friends)
Week 3 (Fitness, Good Citizen)
Week 4 (Carnival, Languages)

Supplemental Materials:
Week 1: Wolf – Call of the Wild #2
Bear – Bear Necessities #8
Arrow of Light – Scouting Adventure #5a; Camper #5
Week 2: Tiger - Tiger Theater #2
Wolf – Paws of Skill #7
Bear – Grin and Bear It #2, 3
Webelos – Stronger, Faster, Higher #4
Arrow of Light – Building a Better World #10A
Week 3: Webelos – Stronger, Faster, Higher #5
Arrow of Light – Building a Better World #2, 3, 5
Week 4: Bear – Grin and Bear It #2, 3, 5
Webelos – Cast Iron Chef #2, 3
Arrow of Light – Building a Better World #10A