We’ve used it twice as a Round-Up activity. We started the Round-Up with an opening ceremony with both parents and kids. Then, our local Boy Scout Troop helped us out. They took the boys outside and led the tape ball activity for us. Continue reading →
Do you remember cootie catchers? Some of you may know them as fortune tellers. I used to love those things! I remember playing with my oldest friend, Susan, when we attended Brandon Elementary School. So fun!
Back in the day (and I’m not going to say how long ago that day was! HA!), we used these for fun. Now, cootie catchers are being used as learning tools. If you search for “cootie catchers” on Pinterest, you’ll find them for math, reading comprehension, an author’s purpose, the Bill of Rights, the scientific method, writing prompts and more. Continue reading →
Good Cub Scout gathering activities can start a meeting out on a great note. So, I was excited when I found this online puzzle maker. With A to Z Teacher Stuff, you can make your own custom word searches and crossword puzzles.
Hiking is a great opportunity to get outside with our boys. Our pack has a hike every third Sunday. We vary the location, length and difficulty so that everyone can participate. We love to put the “outing” in Scouting by taking a long walk!
Sometimes if you tell an elementary school-aged boy that you’re going for a long walk, you might hear whining. But tell them you’re going on an ABC hike or a scavenger hunt hike or a penny hike, and you just might pique their interest.
Having a themed hike can add an element of excitement. Often, they can be done with few (if any) supplies.
I’ve compiled a list of different types of hikes that will spice up your long walk! Continue reading →