Category Archives: Cub Scout Activities

Handmade Hiking Sticks

handmade hiking stickA couple of years ago, one of the dads who was attending Cub Scout Day Camp with us shared his plans for making hiking sticks. They are awesome!  It will take the boys a few weeks to finish them, if they only work on them during den meetings.  The nice thing about this project is that the steps can be done during a den meeting or at home.

My Webelos den made these handmade hiking sticks, and they turned out great!  Parker used his on a cold January hike.  This is a good project for your Bears or Webelos. Continue reading

How to Help Cub Scouts with the Genius of Play

genius-of-playThis post was sponsored by the Genius of Play.  As always, the opinions are my own.

Tell a boy that Cub Scouts will prepare him to “make ethical and moral choices”, and you’ll probably get a blank stare.  In his mind, Cub Scouting is a fun activity where he gets to play.

As adults, we sometimes forget that play has an important part in our child’s development. Many of the skills we want them to learn are easily taught through play.

Exactly how does playing help our kids?  The folks at the Genius of Play explain it and give us some cool activity ideas. Continue reading

How to Play the Tape Ball Game for Cub Scouts

tape ball gameHas your pack ever played the Tape Ball game?  If not, you’re missing out because the boys love it!  You can watch a video of me making a tape ball.

We’ve used it twice as a Round-Up activity.  We started the Round-Up with an opening ceremony with both parents and kids.  Then, our local Boy Scout Troop helped us out.  They took the boys outside and led the tape ball activity for us. Continue reading

Useful Resources for the Critter Care Adventure

bear cub scout critter careOne of the elective adventures for our Bear Cub Scouts is Critter Care.  It’s very similar to the Pet Care belt loop and pin that was part of the now retired Sports and Academics program.

Since many families have pets, keeping a section on pet care in the new program was a great decision by the Boy Scouts of America.  It will also help those kids who want a pet but who need to understand more about how to care for one.

Use these resources to help your Bear as he works on the Critter Care elective adventure. Continue reading

How to Complete the Game Design Adventure with Bitsbox + A Discount!

Game Design AdventureDo your Cub Scouts love playing games on your smartphone or tablet?  Then they’re going to love Bitsbox!  It’s a super fun way to learn to code for kids by allowing them to make their own apps.  If you have a Webelos or Arrow of Light Cub Scout, he can use Bitsbox to complete the Game Design elective adventure. Continue reading

Cub Scout Bobcat Cootie Catcher

Cub Scout Bobcat Cootie Catcher
Do you remember cootie catchers?  Some of you may know them as fortune tellers.  I used to love those things!  I remember playing with my oldest friend, Susan, when we attended Brandon Elementary School.  So fun!

Back in the day (and I’m not going to say how long ago that day was! HA!), we used these for fun.  Now, cootie catchers are being used as learning tools.  If you search for “cootie catchers” on Pinterest, you’ll find them for math, reading comprehension, an author’s purpose, the Bill of Rights, the scientific method, writing prompts and more. Continue reading