For the Cub Scout

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

Down & Derby Movie Review

down and derby 2I’ve shared before that I love the Pinewood Derby!  The excitement of the competition is infectious.  And the look on the boys’ faces when their cars cross that finish line is priceless.

Every boy’s Pinewood Derby car starts with a simple block of wood.  It’s amazing to see the designs the boys make out of that wood.  We’ve had King from the Cars movie, Steve from Minecraft, a Bat Mobile, Bullet Bill, an arrow and a leopard.  I have even built my own car too.  One was a Beyblade car when they were so popular with my boys.  The other was a “Travel Bug” car.  Travel Bugs are popular in geocachingContinue reading

12 Great Stocking Stuffers for Boys

12 Stocking Stuffers for BoysDo you have trouble coming up with great stocking stuffers for boys?  I know I do!  I want to buy things they’ll like and use, but I don’t want to spend a lot of money.

I searched through several lists on Pinterest looking for items that would be awesome for our Cub Scouts.  Things related to Cub Scout activities or that are popular with the first through fifth grade crowd made the cut.

These got the stamp of approval from my Bear!  Click over through my affiliate links and check them out! Continue reading

Great Gifts for Boys!

So, what are you buying for your boys during this holiday season??

Posted by Cub Scout Ideas on Sunday, November 30, 2014

holiday gifts for boys

Recently, I asked this question on my Facebook page.  There were several themes that came up again and again.

To help you out with your holiday shopping, I thought I would put together a list of gifts for boys based on what my Facebook followers suggested.

From Legos to Nerfs, you’re sure to find something that your son wants for the holidays.

Click over through my affiliate links to find out if your favorite is on sale!

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Encouraging Cub Scouts to Read

encouraging cub scouts to read
It’s no secret–boys score lower on reading tests than girls. They read much less than girls, and they are much more likely to identify themselves as “non-readers.”

As the mom of boys, I worry about this–especially with my youngest son.  It’s not that he can’t read, it’s just not an activity that he’ll choose to do on his own.  Continue reading