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 →
In my post about S’mores, I mentioned a game called Toasted or Roasted (which you can purchase through my Amazon affiliate link). I wanted to share more about the game and our experience playing it.
My Webelos Grant and I have played it a couple of times, and we had a blast! The game is simple and quick to play. It comes in a plastic zip top bag, so you can take it on your camping trip without worrying that it will get wet.
The object of the game is to be the first to roast three marshmallows. You do this through a few steps that you complete if you draw the right cards! Continue reading →
Are you looking for a fun game to play at a Cub Scout pack meeting? Try Giant Marbles! It’s easy, doesn’t take too many supplies and fun for the boys.
You’ll need a length of rope (if you’re playing in the grass) or some sidewalk chalk (if you’re playing on concrete or pavement). You’ll also need balls of all different sizes–basketballs, soccer balls, beach balls, etc. Continue reading →
Have your boys ever used Quizlet to study for a test? It is an incredibly useful tool that our school told us about. And it’s FREE!
The Quizlet website explains it like this: “Quizlet is a free website providing learning tools for students, including flashcards, study and game modes. It was created by high school sophomore Andrew Sutherland in 2005 and now contains over 30 million study sets. All of the material is user-generated.”
A “study set” is pretty much a list of terms and definitions. You can create your own or search for a set that someone else has created. When my son was in fourth grade, I created one called “Tennessee Early History and Important People” to help him study for a social studies test.
My son has also created sets himself. Just by typing the information, he’s studying! Continue reading →
Don’t you just love those cute little Tigers? They are adorable! But then you try to teach them the Cub Scout Bobcat requirements. Between the boys asking when they’re going home and if they’re getting a snack, it’s hard to keep their attention!
We do have to remember they’re first graders, so it’s up to us to find fun ways for them to learn the important Bobcat requirements such as the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. Continue reading →