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.