Your Cub Scout can make a handmade hiking stick. This fun craft project is useful and can bring back fond memories when they hike with it for years to come.
Baloo the Builder,
a Bear Elective Adventure
The Bear Den Leader guide says this about the Baloo the Builder adventure: “Learning to work with wood to create fun and useful items is a good skill for anyone to have. This adventure will expose the Bear Scout to the safe and proper use of hand tools, how to determine the correct type of wood for a project, and how to construct an item. The adventure also offers a good opportunity to bring parents of the Scouts or other adults with woodworking skills into the den setting, asking them to help with some of the technical aspects.”
Below you’ll find the requirements as well as ideas that will help you as your Bear works on Baloo the Builder.
Complete all of the following requirements.
- Discover which hand tools are the best ones to have in your toolbox. Learn the rules for using these tools safely. Practice with at least four of these tools before beginning a project.
- Select, plan, and define the materials for the project you will complete in requirement 3.
- Assemble your materials, and build one useful project and one fun project using wood.
- Apply a finish to one of your projects.
Looking for a fun wood project for Cub Scouts? Check out this handmade wooden candy dispenser! Great for the Baloo the Builder and Built It adventures.
This fun activity will teach Cub Scouts how to safely and correctly use hand tools and will give them an opportunity to practice their new skills.
Kids will love learning how to build a table with these plans. It’s an easy Cub Scout woodworking project that’s great for all elementary-school aged kids!
Teach your kids woodworking skills while they build this awesome chair! Perfect for the Cub Scout Webelos and Arrow of Light Build It adventure.
Get your free woodworking plans for a simple wooden tray! Kids of all ages will love building their very own tray out of wood. Perfect project for Cub Scout adventures, Baloo the Builder and Build It.