At last summer’s Cub Scout day camp, the boys each made a marble maze. Now when you have almost 200 boys attending day camp, there are two important things to remember when you’re thinking about crafts.
1. Any crafts that you make must be inexpensive 2. Avoid glue, if at all possible.
It can be HARD to find the kind of craft you want that doesn’t use glue! But we just don’t have the space to store 200 projects while the glue dries!
My friend, Beth, figured out a way to make these marble mazes inexpensively and without glue. Continue reading →
Do you know what a tangram is? You probably do, but you don’t realize it. Tangrams are those square wooden puzzles that are cut into seven smaller shapes. You use those shapes to make images. There is a legend about the first tangram that might be interesting to read to your Cub Scouts.
One of the requirements for the Tiger elective adventure, Stories in Shapes, asks the boys to use tangrams to create shapes. Allowing the Tigers to use their imagination in designing these images will spark their creativity.
This might be a bit difficult for some boys, especially using the black and white image that’s in the Tiger Leader Guide. Instead, use the colorful printables available free from the Tangram Channel. You can download a set of tangram pieces here. Continue reading →
I have to admit that when I first heard the phrase “armpit fudge,” I was pretty grossed out! But after reading the recipe, I knew that the boys in my den would LOVE this! It tastes great, and it’s fun to make. Throw in the gross factor, and you have a winning combination! Continue reading →
When the Cub Scout Sports and Academics program was discontinued, I (along with a lot of other folks) was concerned about how we would find activities that boys of different ranks could complete together.
But as we’ve started implementing the new Cub Scout program, I realized there are many activities that can be combined. The requirements are not exactly the same, but with a bit of planning, your dens can complete them.
Camping is one example of this. When you’re camping, have a campfire program and cook outdoors, and most of your boys can check off requirements. Continue reading →