Knot tying is an essential skill for many outdoor activities. If they’re going to participate in them, every Cub Scout or Boy Scout needs to know how to tie knots.
But knots aren’t just for the outdoors. We usually don’t think about how we use knots at home. We tie our shoes, we tie a package and the boys tie their own ties. We can’t forget that for some folks, knot tying is a hobby.
In the Cub Scout program, Wolves, Bears and Arrow of Light ranks have knot tying in their required adventures. This post will help you find great resources to help teach the boys how to tie knots. Continue reading →
A couple of months ago, I shared a Cub Scout cootie catcher that the boys can use to help them learn what they need to know for the Bobcat badge. Several of you asked for a version that you could personalize, so I modified the original one to make a Cub Scout cootie catcher template.
We’ve used it twice as a Round-Up activity. We started the Round-Up with an opening ceremony with both parents and kids. Then, our local Boy Scout Troop helped us out. They took the boys outside and led the tape ball activity for us. Continue reading →
Do you remember cootie catchers? Some of you may know them as fortune tellers. I used to love those things! I remember playing with my oldest friend, Susan, when we attended Brandon Elementary School. So fun!
Back in the day (and I’m not going to say how long ago that day was! HA!), we used these for fun. Now, cootie catchers are being used as learning tools. If you search for “cootie catchers” on Pinterest, you’ll find them for math, reading comprehension, an author’s purpose, the Bill of Rights, the scientific method, writing prompts and more. Continue reading →