Learning the Scout Oath and Law might seem intimidating when a boy first joins Cub Scouts, but add Legos, and it becomes a super fun activity! There aren’t many little boys who don’t love building things with Legos. And there aren’t many parents of little boys who haven’t stepped on a Lego. It hurts! 😃
Putting the words of the Oath and Law onto Legos makes a cool puzzle that will challenge the boys. We don’t expect the younger boys to memorize the Scout Oath and Law, but the more times they’re exposed to it, the better. They are beginning to memorize the words, and more importantly, they will internalize the message so that they can live the Oath and Law.
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I used the Brother P-Touch labeler. I’ve had it for years, and I love it! The label tape is 1/2″ wide which is just a bit bigger than the side of the Lego, so I cut them down after the words were printed.
Print the words to the Oath and Law with the labeler. Cut them down, if necessary. Then pull the backing off and apply to the Lego.
For the older boys, I put one word of the Scout Oath on each of the Legos. Younger boys will do better with a phrase on each one.
The Scout Law Legos each have a corresponding number on the opposite side so the boys can find out if the points of the Law are in the correct order.
Here are a few ways you can use these.
- Gathering Activity – Set these out with the craft stick puzzles and encourage the boys to work on them while everyone arrives.
- Who’s the Fastest? – Make two sets, and let the boys compete against each other to see who can correctly “build” the Scout Oath and Law. If you don’t have two sets, you can time each boy as he works on it. A variation of this is to have the boys work in teams of two or three.
- Relay Race – You’ll need two sets for this. Divide the boys into two teams, and have them line up behind a starting line. Put the sets on a table at the other end of the room. The boys will run down, put the Oath (or Law or both) together, break it apart, run back, and tag the next Scout. Have a parent at the table to verify that the Scout Oath and Law were put together correctly.
How would you use these Scout Oath and Law Lego puzzles?
Yours in Scouting,
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