Cub Scout popcorn

About Sherry

Pie in the face

That’s me. About to get hit in the face with a pie. By my own son. Because he sold a bunch of popcorn. The things we do for Cub Scouts!

Hi!  I’m Sherry Smothermon-Short.

I never expected to be a Cub Scout mom.  Actually, I never expected to have boys.  My mom was divorced when I was young, so I grew up in a household of all girls.  When my husband and I first found out I was pregnant, I had big plans of all the fun things I would do with my little girl.  I couldn’t possibly have a little boy because I didn’t know anything about them!  Well, it didn’t turn out like that at all.  Being the mom of two boys is wonderful, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything–even with all the discussion about “farts” we have around here.

My husband and I are now den leaders, and we know firsthand how much FUN Cub Scouts can be – but also how much time and work it can require. My goal here at Cub Scout Ideas is to save you tons of time by giving you fun, inexpensive, easy and creative ideas you can use immediately… so you can spend less time on the work and get to focus on the FUN with your Scouts!  We’ve already done the “research and homework” so I’m passing that on to make it easier on you. Be sure to subscribe by email so you always have creative ideas on hand you can use!

So, we’ve been leaders for every rank.  I’m also our Pack Committee Chair.   I have served as a day camp staff member, assistant director or director since we started Scouting.  Now, I work with day camp in an advisory role.  I am a huge fan of Cub Scout Day Camps!

I love to find cool projects that fulfill requirements or that are fun for the boys.  And I especially like it when those projects are cheap to do!

I would love to hear from you about some of your projects too.  Just email me at or connect with me via social media.  I’m on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.

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Sharing projects and ideas about Cub Scouts is a passion for me.  I accept advertising on my blog.  I also participate in affiliate programs which means that if you click on an affiliate link, I will either be paid for referring you there or paid a commission if you make a purchase.  From time to time, I write product review.  Some of those reviews are sponsored or I have been given a review copy.

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Again, thanks for visiting!  I look forward to getting to know you, and hearing your comments. If you’re on Social Media, be sure to connect with me there too. I would love to see what your scouts are into!

Yours in Scouting,

6 thoughts on “About Sherry

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  2. Cindy

    THANK YOU for sharing your ideas on this site. I have looked all over for some fun and practical ideas for our den meetings and you have so many things that will work great for us! I am excited about using your ideas for our den and appreciate you sharing your wisdom and experience 🙂

  3. Annette

    Do you know why the pdf versions of the boy handbooks in English were removed from BSA’s site? I’m not pleased with this sudden development with no forewarning.

    1. Sherry Post author

      Hi, Annette! I spoke with Bob Scott, who is the Cub Scout experience manager for BSA. He said that from what he understood, the English versions were never supposed to be online. I requested that Bob ask if they could be posted again since the books could only be used for less than a year. He said he would ask.

      I wish I had a better answer…


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