12 Great Stocking Stuffers for Boys

12 Stocking Stuffers for BoysDo you have trouble coming up with great stocking stuffers for boys?  I know I do!  I want to buy things they’ll like and use, but I don’t want to spend a lot of money.

I searched through several lists on Pinterest looking for items that would be awesome for our Cub Scouts.  Things related to Cub Scout activities or that are popular with the first through fifth grade crowd made the cut.

These got the stamp of approval from my Bear!  Click over through my affiliate links and check them out!


flashlights campfire nightlight compass
Brightly Colored Flashlights Campfire Nightlight Compass
hacky sack blue flames stickers thor earbuds
Hacky Sack Pinewood Derby Decals & Stickers Thor Earbuds
knot tying kit super mario bros wallet ninja turtle wristbands
Knot Tying Kit Super Mario Bros. Wallet Ninja Turtles Wristbands
star wars duct tape crazy aarons thinking putty creeper tshirt
Star Wars Duct Tape Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty Minecraft Creeper T-Shirt

Check out my Great Gifts for Boys post if you’re looking for more gift ideas.

Share your ideas for stocking stuffers for boys in the comments!

Yours in Scouting,

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12 Random Acts of Kindness Ideas for Cub Scouts

holiday good turn imageI’m sure most of you have heard about Random Acts of Kindness.  Ideas for these projects can be found all over the internet.

Every early November the past few years, I say to myself that we’ll do an act every day for the entire month of December.  Then the next thing I know, it’s the middle of December, and we haven’t done any.  I’m sure that hasn’t happened to any of you! :) Continue reading

Great Gifts for Boys!


gifts for boys

Recently, I asked this question on my Facebook page.  There were several themes that came up again and again.

To help you out with your holiday shopping, I thought I would put together a list of gifts for boys based on what my Facebook followers suggested.

Click over through my affiliate links to find out if your favorite is on sale! Continue reading

Connections in the 2015 Cub Scout Program Changes

connections screen shotI have a great resource to share with you!

With the Academic and Sports program (aka belt loops) being incorporated into the new adventures, many of us are concerned about program planning for multiple ranks.  For example, we could offer a baseball or geography program where all boys–Tigers through Webelos–could earn a belt loop.  The new adventure program isn’t set up that way.

Dr. Nisha Zoeller, who attended one of the Philmont Training Center classes this past summer, identified that need and created a program planning resource.  She wanted “to show the connections and common themes among Adventures across ranks to encourage the continuation of pack-level and multi-age programming.”  Continue reading