When we think about outdoor cooking, most of us think about a grill or a campfire. But did you know that you can cook in a pizza box oven?
All you need is a pizza box, a few basic supplies and the sun, and your Cub Scout can make some cool “solar” recipes, including English muffin pizzas and s’mores.
Because the only heat source is the sun, this is a great cooking activity for younger kids. You don’t have to worry too much about them getting burned. However, I would still supervise them especially when they take the food out of the oven because it will be hot.
This post was sponsored by the Genius of Play. As always, the opinions are my own.
My son’s Cub Scout den loves to go outside to play! We’re all trying hard to “put the outing back in Scouting,” and playing Cub Scout games outside before or after a den meeting counts.
Sometimes, it’s hard to think of a game they can play that’s simple and fun. That’s where the folks at the Genius of Play can help! Their website has 6 fun activities that make perfect Cub Scout games to play outdoors.
Knot tying is an essential skill for many outdoor activities. If they’re going to participate in them, every Cub Scout or Boy Scout needs to know how to tie knots.
But knots aren’t just for the outdoors. We usually don’t think about how we use knots at home. We tie our shoes, we tie a package and the boys tie their own ties. We can’t forget that for some folks, knot tying is a hobby.
In the Cub Scout program, Wolves, Bears and Arrow of Light ranks have knot tying in their required adventures. This post will help you find great resources to help teach the boys how to tie knots. Continue reading →
Cub Scouts always enjoy a fun camp out! As den leaders, this is a wonderful opportunity to complete some rank adventure requirements.
But if we haven’t reviewed all of the requirements looking for activities that can be done on Cub Scout camp outs, we may miss out on the opportunity.
That’s why I compiled lists of activities by rank that can be done without equipment during a camp out that will satisfy adventure requirements. So that it’s easier for you to use, I’m making the lists available in a pdf format. There is a master list of all ranks as well as one for each individual rank. Continue reading →
I love to geocache! It’s such a fun way to get outdoors with our families or friends. So I was excited to see that it’s being incorporated into Cub Scouts. Going on a geocaching adventure is one of the Arrow of Light required adventures in the new Cub Scout program. Arrow of Light Adventure – Camper 6: Go on a geocaching adventure with your den or family. Show how you used a GPS unit or a smartphone with a GPS application to locate a geocache.
Update: The 2016 modifications deleted this requirement, but geocaching is still a wonderful activity to do with your Cub Scouts! Continue reading →