Tag Archives: For the Cub Scout

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

Cub Scout Stocking Stuffers Under $10

Cub Scout Stocking StuffersBack in August, Michelle asked a question on the Cub Scout Ideas Facebook page.  She wanted ideas for good but inexpensive scout and camping themed Christmas gifts.

Michelle, what’s up with planning your Christmas gifts in August??  It’s mid-November, and I haven’t even thought about gifts!  🙂

Our great group of Scouters on the page gave us some awesome suggestions!  Using many of their ideas, I’ve put together a gift guide for Cub Scouts.  Continue reading

Cool Camping Card Game: Toasted or Roasted Review

toasted or roasted camping card gameIn 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

“Choose to Refuse” Drug Abuse Prevention

Choose to Refuse Booklet
About a year ago, I was in our local Scout Shop, and I saw a booklet called Choose to Refuse. While I was looking through it, one of the employees told me that they had a big supply of them and asked if I wanted to take some. I’m so glad I did!

Drugs: A Deadly Game! is the drug abuse prevention awareness program from the Boy Scouts of America and Boys’ Life magazine.  And Choose to Refuse is the official youth booklet for the program. Continue reading