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Cub Scout Bobcat Cootie Catcher

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Cub Scout Bobcat Cootie Catcher

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.

You can even find a few Cub Scout Bobcat cootie catchers on Pinterest.  Unfortunately, most of the websites that had them have been shut down.  The one or two that I found were based on the old Cub Scout program, so they had options like the Cub Scout Promise and the Law of the Pack.

So, I decided to create a new version to share with you!  This Cub Scout Bobcat Cootie Catcher includes the latest requirements for the Bobcat rank.  Here are the “tasks” that the boys will do to help them earn their Bobcat rank.

  • Say any part of the Scout Oath that you remember
  • Say two points of the Scout Law
  • Say the Cub Scout Motto
  • Show the Cub Scout Sign
  • Show the Cub Scout Salute
  • Show the Cub Scout Handshake
  • Say your pack number
  • Say your den numberCub Scout Bobcat Cootie Catcher

At first, I couldn't quite figure out what tasks I should include regarding the Oath and Law because Cub Scouts don't have to memorize them until they're working on their Arrow of Light.  I decided on “say any part of the Scout Oath that you remember” and “Say two points of the Scout Law.”  If you have another suggestion for these, please leave me a comment below.

I added the instructions on how to fold the cootie catcher and how to play cootie catcher on the printable.  You can also print a full page copy of the folding directions.

Boys can make the Cub Scout Bobcat cootie catchers together as a den activity or individually as a gathering activity.  They can take them home and play with a parent or sibling to practice their Bobcat knowledge.

Make several of these to keep in your den bucket as a backup activity.  It's always good to have a backup in case your den plans take less time than you expected.

To download the cootie catcher and the full page folding instructions, click on these links:

Cub Scout Bobcat Cootie Catcher

Cootie Catcher Folding Instructions

What do you think?  Will the Cub Scout Bobcat Cootie Catcher be helpful for your Cub Scouts?

Yours in Scouting,

P.S.  If you looking for more activities that will help Cub Scouts learn the Bobcat requirements, you'll find them by clicking here.

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Tuesday 15th of September 2020

hello! wonderful idea, i'm planning on using this for my Tiger den at our next meeting this week. I printed a few copies, but the Webelos and Bear badges have a big solid black square around them which blocks the numbers next to the pictures. Is anyone else having this problem when printing? Maybe it's my computer/printer. When I look at the print preview there isn't any black square so i'm unsure.


Monday 9th of September 2019

Thank you for this cute idea! My tiger cubs loved this and their parents had fun telling stories of cutie catchers from their childhood!

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Sunday 16th of June 2019

[…] 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 […]

Dane Harr

Sunday 16th of September 2018

I downloaded the CubScout Bobcat Cootie Catcher but instead of a Bobcat it has a Tiger logo. Do you have one with the Bobcat logo?

Sherry Smothermon-Short

Monday 17th of September 2018

Unfortunately, I don't. I called it "Bobcat" because it has the things the kids will need to do to earn their Bobcat badge.

Melissa samborski

Monday 14th of November 2016

boy scout one with outdoor code would be helpful too