When my older son was a Webelos, our den made a chess set from nuts and bolts as part of an old requirement. It is still a fun activity for the boys!
I wanted a chess board to go with the pieces. Finding an inexpensive way to make the boards was important. I turned to Pinterest and other online sources and wandered around Lowe’s, but I couldn’t find anything that wasn’t wood. Continue reading
When I first saw this chess set made from nuts and bolts online, I thought it was the coolest thing ever! In the past, I used it as a Webelos Craftsman project to fulfill the non-wood useful items requirement.
While this is no longer a requirement in the 2015 Cub Scout adventure program, making these chess sets is a very fun project. Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I posted this over on my Facebook page, and now it’s time to reveal what we made!
I 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
A couple of years ago, one of the dads who was attending Cub Scout Day Camp with us shared his plans for making hiking sticks. They are awesome! It will take the boys a few weeks to finish them, if they only work on them during den meetings. The nice thing about this project is that the steps can be done during a den meeting or at home.
My Webelos den made these handmade hiking sticks, and they turned out great! Parker used his on a cold January hike. This is a good project for your Bears or Webelos. Continue reading
Welcome to part 2 of our “bird feeders for kids to make” series. Part 1 explained how to make a very simple feeder using a toilet paper roll. In this part, we’ll cover how to construct a bird feeder from a soda bottle.
Having a homemade bird feeder in your backyard can help fulfill Wolf Adventure Paws on the Path 7 and Webelos & Arrow of Light Adventure Into the Wild 3 & 6. Continue reading
Simple bird feeders are a great craft for Cub Scouts to make during a den meeting. There are many different bird feeder designs, so it will be easy to find one that works for your Cub Scout den.
This is the first in a three part series to share some of those designs with you.
At the end of this article, you’ll find links to the other articles. Click over and check those out when you finish reading this article.
I love that we build Cub Scout wood projects at our day camp. The boys get to use tools that many of them have never used before. And they are creating something that is a lasting memory of their day camp experience.
Our Cub Scout wood projects vary in difficulty depending on rank. The Tigers build a birdhouse, and the Webelos 2s build a chair. If a boy comes to day camp every year that he is eligible, he’ll have five different projects.
With 200 boys coming to our camp, running the wood shop requires lots of volunteers. We’re fortunate to have Boy Scouts from our local troops who help us. We send many of them to the wood shop! Continue reading