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How to Make a Cub Scout Outdoor Code Puzzle

This fun Cub Scout Outdoor Code printable puzzle is a great way to introduce the Code to younger Scouts and helps the older Scouts memorize it.

Outdoor code for cub scouts

One of the great things about being a blogger is attending blog conferences and meeting fellow bloggers. And it’s really awesome when someone sees Cub Scout Ideas on my nametag and tells me that they’ve read it!

Last fall, I attended the Type-A Parent conference in Chicago and met Sarah Coggins. She’s the creative mind behind 2PawsDesign where she shares all kinds of craft and DIY projects including those for her “foreclosure to home” project

Sarah told me she had visited Cub Scout Ideas for her own Cub Scout. I can’t tell you how awesome it makes me feel to know that the site is helping people. 

After we chatted, I asked Sarah if she would mind sharing one of her Cub Scout ideas here for you, and she graciously agreed. Read on to learn about her Cub Scout Outdoor Code puzzle.

Cub Scout Outdoor Code

Each fall, our Cub Scout Den reviews the Scout Oath and Law. Shaking off the fuzziness from the summer break. Refocusing and practicing.

As our boys approached Webelos, we began to work harder on the Outdoor Code as well since reciting it from memory is one of the requirements for the Webelos Walkout and Outdoor Adventurer adventures.

Three other Cub Scout adventures include reciting the Outdoor Code with your leader. They are the Tiger adventure, Tigers in the Wild, and the Wolf adventures, Call of the Wild and Paws on the Path.

Outdoor Code for Cub Scouts Puzzle

To help the Scouts prepare, I created a simple jigsaw puzzle for them to solve. I typed out the words on my laptop. Added a couple of illustrations. Then printed the design onto white cardstock. I used my Silhouette to cut it into a basic 9 piece puzzle. Scissors would also work.

The 9 piece jigsaw puzzle wasn’t overly challenging, but it gave the Scouts something to focus on and a chance to practice saying the code out loud:

As an American, I will do my best to –
Be clean in my outdoor manners,
Be careful with fire,
Be considerate in the outdoors, and
Be conservation minded.

Our jigsaw puzzle will continue to come out at various den meetings as we prepare for the Arrow of Light.

Jumbled Cub Scout Outdoor Code


  1. Download the free printable below.
  2. Print the Outdoor Code Puzzle onto cardstock or photo paper.
  3. Cut into jigsaw puzzle shapes or cut it into strips for a different type of challenge similar to these Oath and Law puzzles.
Click the image to download the puzzle

Outdoor Code Puzzle

Have fun playing and practicing the Cub Scout Outdoor Code!

Sarah, thank you so much for sharing your puzzle! 

Yours in Scouting,

P.S. Head over and check out Sarah's blog, 2 Paws Designs!

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how did you get the file to cut? I converted to a png for my cricut but that is as far as I got :(


Tuesday 1st of October 2019

Awesome idea to reinforce the Code in their minds. Thanks!!