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Cub Scout Theme – Winter Wonderland

This time of year, Cub Scouts are looking forward to a winter wonderland. They have visions of snowy days with sledding and hot cocoa. And they dream of staying home from school for snow days. Build on this vision with a Winter Wonderland theme for your pack or den program.

You can modify games you play to have objects represent snow or ice. For example, if you are doing a relay where your Tigers blow cotton balls along a table with a straw, call it a snowball instead of a cotton ball.

If you are in an area where you regularly have snow, plan an afternoon of sledding for your pack or den. Here in Missouri, we are never sure if we are going to get rain or snow or ice, but if we do get good sledding snow, my boys have been known to call their patrol or den for an impromptu sledding outing. Or get together for a snowman building contest.

Cub Scouts could also work on the Ice Skating belt loop and pin or the Snow Ski and Board Sports Belt Loop and Pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program. The Hockey Belt Loop and Pin would fit in with this theme also, especially if you do the ice hockey options.

These are just a few ideas to get you started. I’ll add more posts to the list on the right as the month progresses. And remember, if you are doing winter sports or winter outdoor activities with your Scouts, remember to follow the the Guide to Safe Scouting.

2 Responses to Cub Scout Theme – Winter Wonderland

  1. Linda December 1, 2011 at 2:29 PM #

    Where in Missouri are you from? We are in north Missouri so I know what you mean about the weather! I was reading of another troop’s winter fun day that they hold every January. It sounded fantastic, but it is hard to get our Cub Scout group together even when the weather is nice.

  2. Scouter Mom December 2, 2011 at 9:18 AM #

    We are in St. Louis. That does sound like fun, but we’ve never planned anything like that with our Cubs either. The Boy Scouts in the area do get together for Klondike Derby every year though, which is a winter day of outdoor games.

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