For the Cub Scout

How to Make Fun Treats with Scout Law Candy Wrappers

Scout Law Candy WrapperDid you know that you can find cool Cub Scout stuff on Etsy? There’s everything from Blue and Gold and Pinewood Derby Cub Scout printables to Arrow of Light plaques to bracelets for moms and even vintage Cub Scout collectibles.

I shared one of the cool printables that helps the boys learn things like the Scout Oath and Law, the Leave No Trace principles, and the Outdoor Code. Another awesome Etsy find is this printable Scout Law candy wrapper kit.

There are so many things you can use these wrapped Hershey’s nuggets for! They can be favors for your Blue and Gold banquet or treats for your leaders or gifts for potential new Cub Scouts during your joining event. Continue reading

Unique Arrow of Light Plaques for Cub Scouts

arrow of light plaqueThis post was sponsored by Vince’s Arrows, but the opinions, as always, are my own.

A couple of years ago, I discovered Vince’s Arrows and purchased them for my older son’s den. I loved them so much that I asked Vince if he would like to work with me to get the word out to you about them.

So I didn’t hesitate when Vince asked me to tell you about his personalized Arrow of Light plaques.  He created one for my son so I could take a look at it.

As I removed the plaque from the wrapping, I was surprised to see that the plaque wasn’t smooth like others that I’ve seen. The wood is rough cut.  My immediate reaction was “well, that’s different.” I wasn’t sure if I liked it or not, and I put it on my counter so I could see it every time I walked past it. Continue reading

Printable Time Capsule Questionnaire for Cub Scouts

time capsule questionnaire for cub scoutsThe Webelos and Arrow of Light elective adventure, Looking Back, Looking Forward, is a fun way to show the Cub Scouts how the past has influenced the present.

One of the requirements is to “create your own time capsule.”  I’ll tell you more about the time capsules my son’s den created in a later post.

As I was planning the den meeting where we made them, I found lots of printable time capsule questionnaires.  But I wanted something that would help the boys remember their Cub Scouting career.  Since there isn’t anything like that, I decided to create my own!
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Boys’ Life Magazine App

Reading Boys' Life
“There’s an app for that”  Yes, Boys’ Life magazine now has an app!  Available for both iPhone/iPad and Android devices (through my affiliate links), the app offers a mobile version of our Cub Scouts’ favorite magazine to current subscribers.

Simply download the app and follow the directions to enter some basic information from the mailing label on your magazine, and you’ll have free access to all the issues published since your son first became a Boys’ Life subscriber. Continue reading

Cub Scout Ideas Reviews KidVentures: 50 Outdoor Experiences of Childhood Discovery

KidVentures Outdoor ActivitiesI’m always on the lookout for resources that can provide Cub Scout ideas!  Not long ago, I ran across this great guide, KidVentures, which gives you 50 different ideas for outdoor activities you can do with your kids.

Jen Murray, the author, is the mother of quadruplet boys.  As she says in her introduction, she has a “slight phobia of dirt,” but exploring the outdoors with her sons has helped her get that fear under control. 🙂 Continue reading