When my older son was a Webelos, our den made a chess set from nuts and bolts as part of an old requirement. It is still a fun activity for the boys!
I wanted a chess board to go with the pieces. Finding an inexpensive way to make the boards was important. I turned to Pinterest and other online sources and wandered around Lowe’s, but I couldn’t find anything that wasn’t wood. Continue reading
A couple of months ago, I shared a Cub Scout cootie catcher that the boys can use to help them learn what they need to know for the Bobcat badge. Several of you asked for a version that you could personalize, so I modified the original one to make a Cub Scout cootie catcher template.
I’m sure many of us recall using a cootie catcher or fortune teller (as some call it) when we were young. I know I do! But did you know that they first appeared as early as the 17th century? This article from Mental Floss gives us a brief history of the humble cootie catcher.
When I first saw this chess set made from nuts and bolts online, I thought it was the coolest thing ever! In the past, I used it as a Webelos Craftsman project to fulfill the non-wood useful items requirement.
While this is no longer a requirement in the 2015 Cub Scout adventure program, making these chess sets is a very fun project. Continue reading
The Arrow of Light required adventure, Building a Better World, helps teach our Cub Scouts about participatory citizenship. But before they can contribute to their communities and our country, the boys need to learn more about how our form of government works.
Building a Better World asks the boys to “learn” about the rights and duties of citizens and to “discuss” the concept of rule of law. That sounds a bit like school, doesn’t it?
Instead of a boring lecture or a discussion with only blank stares, turn these activities into a fun competition. Continue reading
So, here’s what I’m hearing at my house. “Mom, I’m bored! The only fun thing to do is play on my electronics!” Are you hearing that too?
I searched through my blog posts looking for activities that kids could do while they’re still out of school for the holidays. These boredom buster games and activities aren’t just for Cub Scouts–they’ll keep all the kids busy. Of course, your Cub Scout can earn credit for requirements and electives for completing them. Continue reading
Congratulations to James Mar! He’s the winner of the Hasbro toys.
Helpful is the third point of the Scout Law, and Cub Scouts are helpful through their community service projects. Did you know that your Cub Scouts can help even more people through the Joy Maker Challenge?
Hasbro and GenerationOn have partnered to create the Joy Maker Challenge. It’s simple. For every child and teen who volunteers between November 21st and December 23rd, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to Toys for Tots up to 1 million dollars’ worth.
The goal of the Joy Maker Challenge is to have 100,000 youth volunteers. Currently, they’re at about 1/3 of that. I believe Cub Scouts can help them reach that goal! Continue reading
NOTE: This post was updated on 3/27/2017.
The Boy Scouts of America has announced modifications to the Cub Scout program. They are effective immediately.
A document detailing the changes can be found on the Program Updates page of the Scouting website.