4 Reasons Why You Should Buy Your Cub Scout Handbook in the Summer


Before the summer comes to an end, get a copy of the Cub Scout handbook for your son’s next rank even if your den doesn’t meet during the summer.  Most of us don’t even think about buying any Cub Scout gear for the next rank until school starts and our dens begin meeting again.

However, there are great reasons to get the Cub Scout manual and read through it with your child.  Whether you’re a Cub Scout den leader or a Cub Scout parent, there are four benefits you’ll get by spending some time perusing the handbook for your son’s next Cub Scout rank. Continue reading

Cub Scout Outdoor Activities at Local Parks

Nature Center Bat HouseWhen you’re planning your Cub Scout year, check out any local nature centers or parks. Many of them have great programming that you can consider. Most even have programs that are specifically for Cub Scouts.

I’ve found that the employees of nature centers are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their work.  And that enthusiasm rubs off on the boys.   Continue reading

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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