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.
I'm sure many of us recall using a cootie catcher or fortune teller (as some call it) when we were young. I know I do! But did you know that they first appeared as early as the 17th century? This article from Mental Floss gives us a brief history of the humble cootie catcher.
The images of the badges and the numbers are still on the Cub Scout cootie catcher template. All you need to do is write in the questions you want to include. There are 8 spots. If you don't have 8 things, include some silly questions like these:
- Plants or zombies?
- Best superhero power
- Hans Solo or Darth Vader?
- Best Pokemon
- Coolest thing you've ever made from Lego pieces
The instructions on how to fold the cootie catcher are at the bottom of the cootie catcher template. They are also on a full page to make them easier to see. Click on these links to download the documents.
Let me know how you use the Cub Scout cootie catcher!
Yours in Scouting,
P.S. The cootie catcher makes a great gathering activity! You can find more fun gathering activities here.