“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” ~Cynthia Ozick
Cub Scout leaders sometimes fall into this category. We appreciate what they do for our boys, but do we (and our boys) say thank you enough for our leaders’ dedication and hard work?
Leaders aren’t volunteering for the glory. They just want our sons to have a great Scouting experience. But that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t show them our appreciation from time to time.
Whether you’re chipping in with the rest of the den families or purchasing a gift just from your family, you’ll find some great ideas in this Cub Scout leader gift guide.
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Gift cards are always a great choice. Give your leader and his or her spouse a date night with a restaurant or movie gift card. Throw in babysitting by inviting the leader’s kids over for a sleepover that evening.
Cub Scout Leader-Themed Gifts
Outdoor Gear Gifts
For the days when your Cub Scout leader gets to relax on a campout, he or she will appreciate this Eno hammock.
It’s lightweight and packs up to the size of a softball inside the included stuff sack.
The hammock comes in 17 different colors–my choice would be the fuchsia and purple! 🙂
The Rolla Roaster Marshmallow and Hot Dog Roasting Fork Set is super impressive. The pair of forks collapse down to 12″, but when you’re ready to roast, they extend out to 42″ to keep those Cub Scouts safely away from the fire.
Notice that little black knob on the handles? That allows you to rotate the fork so that your marshmallows for S’mores will burn evenly. 🙂
When my friend Betsy’s den found out that her husband and her two sons had a Flex Lite chair but she didn’t, they all pitched in to buy her one!
Weighing just over a pound and half, the chair is easy to carry whether you’re backpacking or heading to the soccer field.
It’s comfortable too. I sat in Betsy’s Flex Lite when we went to the Philmont Training Center this summer, and I really didn’t want to give it back to her.
That usually happens about the time you’re ready to snap the kids’ picture when you’re out on a hike. The Kodiak Mini 2.0 Power Bank can solve that problem for you!
Small enough to fit into your pocket, the rugged design is made to go outdoors with you. The power bank is waterproof with the lid closed and water resistant with the lid open.
And the great thing is that you can use the Kodiak Mini 2.0 Power Bank anywhere–not just in the great outdoors.
If your Cub Scout leader enjoys backyard time with his or her family, they’ll love this Double Ladderball Game. The set Includes 2 goal uprights, 3 red bolas, 3 blue bolas, and instructions all in a convenient carrying and storage bag.
Take it along to your next den meeting for a fun gathering activity. And it’s great to have at a campout for the Cub Scouts or their parents to play.
Now, this looks like a blast! Kan Jam is a flying disc (aka Frisbee!) game where you and your partner try to get the disc into the can.
Partners stand at opposite ends of the playing field. One partner tosses the disc toward the can, and the other partner tries to deflect it so that it hits or goes into the can.
I’m thinking that our Cub Scouts would love Kan Jam too.
The game encourages you to make up your own rules about how to flick the chicken. Given how creative some of our Cub Scouts can be, I expect all kinds of wacky rules.
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Cricut machines aren’t just for scrapbooking any more. The images can be used to decorate for just about any Cub Scout event. Some of them were hanging in my classroom at the Philmont Training Center this summer!
You can read more about the cartridges here.
What better way to keep Cub Scout memories than in a Cub Scout scrapbook? Your den leader can decide to use the scrapbook for their own son’s photos or make it a den photo album.
For a den album, take photos of all the boys in their uniforms and give them to your leader to use in the scrapbook.
There are only a few of these left on Amazon, so grab one while you can.
Thank You Notes
Gifts don’t have to cost money to be treasured. Have the boys in your den write thank you notes to their leader, and encourage them to talk about what the leader has taught them in Cub Scouts. I promise these will bring a tear to eyes of your Scouter.
What other gifts have you given your Cub Scout leader?
Yours in Scouting,
P.S. Check out these posts with gift ideas for the Cub Scout!