Cub Scout Wood Projects: Build a Table

tableI love the wood projects that we make at our Cub Scout day camp!  Because they are useful items, they aren’t likely to be thrown away.  I suspect that some of the children of our day camp attendees will see the table or chair or tray that dad built when he was in Cub Scouts.

Our wood projects list by rank has been the same for at least the last seven years since I’ve been involved with the camp. The items vary in difficulty depending on rank. We continue doing the same wood projects every year so that if a boy comes to day camp every year, he’ll have five different projects.

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Bicycle Safety Printable Activities for Cub Scouts

Bicycle Safety PrintablesBikes and boys just go together, and as parents, we want our boys outside exercising as much as possible.  But it’s important that we and our Cub Scouts both know the bicycle safety rules for kids.

One of the Tiger electives in the new Cub Scout program, Rolling Tigers, is all about bicycle safety.

Tiger Elective Adventure – Rolling Tigers:
1.  With your den or adult partner, discuss two different types of bicycles and their uses.
2.  With your den or adult partner, try on safety gear you should use while riding your bike. Show how to wear a bicycle helmet properly.
3.  With your den or adult partner, learn and demonstrate safety tips to follow when riding your bicycle. Continue reading

Cub Scouts: Easy Bird Feeders for Kids

bird feeder collage4The third option in our “bird feeders for kids to make” series is a craft stick bird feeder.  This feeder is simple to make, but it will take a little longer than the other two designs in the series.

In the Cub Scout new program, the Tiger, Wolf, Webelos and Arrow of Light ranks have adventures where the boys need to learn about birds.  They can use this project to attract birds to their backyards to study them.

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Cub Scouts: Bird Feeders for Kids to Make

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Welcome to part 2 of our “bird feeders for kids to make” seriesPart 1 explained how to make a very simple feeder using a toilet paper roll.  In this part, we’ll cover how to construct a bird feeder from a soda bottle.

Having a homemade bird feeder in your backyard can help fulfill Tiger Adventure Backyard Jungle 6, Wolf Adventure Paws on the Path 7 and Webelos & Arrow of Light Adventure Into the Wild 3 & 6Continue reading

Cub Scout Den Meeting: Bird Feeders

Easy Bird Feeder for Kids to Make


Simple bird feeders
are a great craft for Cub Scouts to make during a den meeting.  There are many different bird feeder designs, so it will be easy to find one that works for your Cub Scout den.

This is the first in a three part series to share some of those designs with you.

At the end of this article, you’ll find links to the other articles.  Click over and check those out when you finish reading this article.

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Cub Scout Six Essentials for Hiking

Cub Scout Six Essentials for Hiking

We all want our Cub Scouts to be safe especially when we’re doing outdoor activities.  That’s why the Boy Scouts of America has compiled a list of the Cub Scout Six Essentials for Hiking.  The essentials can also be used for other outdoor activities as well.

If you search online, you’ll find many different lists of hiking essentials.  But how did these lists get started?

An outdoor recreation, education and conservation nonprofit organization called The Mountaineers published a book called Mountaineering:  The Freedom of the Hills.  Written by a team of over 40 experts, it’s considered standard reading for mountaineering and climbing. Continue reading

Cub Scout Wood Projects: Build a Chest

Cub Scout wood projects - chestI love that we build Cub Scout wood projects at our day camp.  The boys get to use tools that many of them have never used before.  And they are creating something that is a lasting memory of their day camp experience.

Our Cub Scout wood projects vary in difficulty depending on rank. The Tigers build a birdhouse, and the Webelos 2s build a chair.  If a boy comes to day camp every year that he is eligible, he’ll have five different projects.

With 200 boys coming to our camp, running the wood shop requires lots of volunteers.  We’re fortunate to have Boy Scouts from our local troops who help us.  We send many of them to the wood shop! Continue reading