Category Archives: Cub Scout Activities

Jeopardy Game for Building a Better World Adventure

Building a better world
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

Post Holiday Boredom Busters: 10 Fun Things to Keep Kids Busy and Off Electronics

boredom busterSo, 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

How to Be More Helpful with the Joy Maker Challenge

joy maker challengeCongratulations 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

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