Category Archives: Cub Scout Events

How to Make Fun Treats with Scout Law Candy Wrappers

Scout Law Candy WrapperDid you know that you can find cool Cub Scout stuff on Etsy? There’s everything from Blue and Gold and Pinewood Derby Cub Scout printables to Arrow of Light plaques to bracelets for moms and even vintage Cub Scout collectibles.

I shared one of the cool printables that helps the boys learn things like the Scout Oath and Law, the Leave No Trace principles, and the Outdoor Code. Another awesome Etsy find is this printable Scout Law candy wrapper kit.

There are so many things you can use these wrapped Hershey’s nuggets for! They can be favors for your Blue and Gold banquet or treats for your leaders or gifts for potential new Cub Scouts during your joining event. Continue reading

3 Amazing Lessons from the Pinewood Derby

pinewood derby lessons
This post about the Pinewood Derby was sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America.  As always, the story and opinions are mine.

It’s amazing what you can learn from working with your son on his Pinewood Derby car.  Here’s our story of creativity, challenge, and collaboration.

Last year, we asked Grant what kind of Pinewood Derby car he wanted to make.  He said a tornado.  What??  How in the world can we make a tornado Pinewood Derby car?  I’m not quite sure how Grant came up with that idea, but it was creative. Continue reading

How to Celebrate Scout Sunday and Scout Sabbath

Scout SundayTwo very special days for the Boy Scouts of America are Scout Sunday and Scout Sabbath. First observed in 1914, the days honor the contributions of boys and adults to Scouting.

Celebrating Scout Sunday and Scout Sabbath can help introduce the Scouting program to congregation members who may not know about it.  Because most Scout units are chartered to faith-based organizations, Scout Sunday and Scout Sabbath also give the boys an opportunity to give back by performing acts of service.

Whether with your pack or with your family, commemorating one of these important days will show your Scout spirit to your community.

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50 of the Most Incredible Blue and Gold Themes

50 blue and gold themes
Most Cub Scout packs have a Blue and Gold banquet in February to celebrate Scouting’s birthday.  It’s a great evening of fun for all members of Cub Scout families.

The Blue and Gold banquet does take some planning.  There are several excellent planning guides available online.  You can find links in this post to several of them.

Your Blue and Gold banquet theme is one of the first decisions that you need to make.  An internet search will give you lots of ideas, but to help you out, I decided to compile a list of 50 theme ideas.   Continue reading

Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Pit Pass

Pinewood Derby Pit Pass

Many, many thanks to The Idea Door Files for this uber-cool Pinewood Derby Pit Pass!  I decided to print these for our Derby contestants, and they were a huge hit!  We had several Boy Scouts who helped us with the Derby, and they wanted one too.

When you go to The Idea Door Files, you’ll see the link for a pdf file with 4 passes on a page.  I printed that one on card stock, wrote numbers on the lines and cut them out.  I then laminated them.  I used some lanyards that I had from another project so that the kids could wear them around their necks. Continue reading

Cub Scout Neckerchief Slide Idea for Pinewood Derby

A few weeks ago, I posted this over on my Facebook page, and now it’s time to reveal what we made!

 

 

pinewood derby neckerchief slides1I searched for Cub Scout neckerchief slide ideas for our Pinewood Derby, and Alpine District Cub Scouts had this awesome one!  If you haven’t checked out their website, you need to.  They have lots of wonderful ideas.

Unfortunately, I procrastinated about ordering the checkered flag toothpicks online, and I knew they wouldn’t arrive in time.  I thought, “No worries.  I’ll find them locally.”  I called around to all the party supply and craft stores in our city, but no one had them! Continue reading

Pinewood Derby Award Ideas

pinewood derby award ideas

One of my readers, Jace, asked about ideas for Pinewood Derby awards.  I thought I would compile a quick resource list for you.  Some of these may have duplicate ideas, but hopefully, they’ll be helpful to you.

Pinewood Derby Cars has a very extensive list of 93 award categories!  My favorites from the list are:  Best TV Show or Movie Themed Car, Best Jungle Car, Most Likely To Be On Front Cover of Motor Trend and Least Wood Left On Car.

Agent Z offers another set of Pinewood Derby award ideas.

 

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