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Fishing Belt Loop for Cub Scouts If you have a favorite spot to go fishing in your neighborhood, take a look at the Fishing belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
Paper Bag Puppets A den leader asked me recently about ideas for gathering activities. I suggested paper bag puppets.
Puppet Play - Holmes and Watson Go To Webelos Camp My Webelos den has been working on their Showman activity badge. For requirement 2, they wrote their own puppet play.
Duct Tape Wallet Craftsman Project I came across this idea and thought they would enjoy it. After all, what Scout doesn't enjoy using duct tape?
Wild Weather Adventure Game This is a board game I came across recently on the NASA Space Place website. It is going to take a little time for you to print and prepare the materials, but I think this would be a hit at any weather themed scout meeting.
Cub Scout Trading Cards With baseball season right around the corner, let your Cub Scouts make their own trading cards with "Cub Scout stats". This Cub Scout craft works great with any sports themed den or pack meeting.
Den Meeting Plan - Marbles Belt Loop This meeting plan covers all of the requirements for the Marbles belt loop for the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program.
Audience Participation - Stick Out Your Tongue and Touch Your Nose A few years back we had a Cubmaster who really enjoyed audience participation segments. The cornier the better! This is a classic along those lines. This would also work to help demonstrate the importance of clear communication when giving instructions.
Den Time Capsule The idea is to make a den time capsule which they add to from time to time – maybe every year at Blue and Gold time and after summer camp or when they earn their rank or do something special. Then, when they cross over to Boy Scouts, they open the time capsule and see all of the things they added.
Pinewood Derby and Webelos Craftsman Our Pinewood Derby is next weekend and my den are putting the finishing touches on their cars (hopefully). I've told them they can count their cars as a Craftsman project if they did a significant amount of work on the cars themselves.
The Twelve Days of Camping Song Heres another silly song for you. This works well at Christmas (because of the tune) or at camp (because of the theme).
Light the Candle Game for Cub Scouts This is a simple game which works in well with a holiday themed meeting. It only requires a few materials and not much preparation, which makes it ideal in my mind. And it works indoors.
Holiday Napkin Rings Cub Scouts can make this craft to brighten up a holiday table. They can decorate the napkin rings any way they want.
Banana Bandanna Skit The idea behind the skit is that the Scouter with the banana has misunderstood the announcer. Every time the announcer says to do something with the bandana, the Scouter does it with a banana instead.
Thanksgiving Song Here is a silly song for the Cub Scouts to sing on Thanksgiving. Use this for any of the Cub Scout music requirements
Elbow Balloon Pass Game This game is all about cooperation. Talk afterwards about what made it easier to pass the balloon and what made it harder.
I Have to Go Wee Skit This skit works with any number of Scouts. And because there aren't really any lines to memorize, I have seen it done successfully with all levels - even Tigers.
The Milk Song This is a fun song for a campfire or for some audience participation at a Pack meeting. Plus it encourages healthy eating habits!
Pirate Pick Up Game Ahoy there me hearties! Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. So in honor of the occasion, I have a pirate game.
Human Knot Game This is an icebreaker in which a group must work together to "untie" themselves from a knot. This is a cooperative rather than competitive game.
There Ain't No Flies on Me We have always done this as a cheer with two groups. The idea is to see which group can be the louder. This makes a fun activity for a Pack meeting or a campfire program.
National Summertime Pack Award Hopefully your Cub Scout Pack will remain active this summer. If your Pack has one activity each month, you might qualify for the National Summertime Pack Award.
Craft Stick Pencil Holders Now that school is starting up again, Cub Scouts might enjoy making craft stick pencil holders to keep some of their school supplies in. Or they can give it to somebody else as a gift. This craft is very easy.
Ticks on a Toilet Seat Song This song goes along with yesterday's Ticks on a Toilet Seat recipe. Sing while you snack and you can fulfill Tiger Elective 6, Wolf Elective 11f, or Webelos Showman requirement 9.
Patriotic Napkin and Utensil Holder Here is a simple craft for your Fourth of July celebration which is actually functional. This craft could be used to fulfill Tiger Elective 2.
Dock Your Flying Saucer Game The idea of this game is to put the flying saucer (a Frisbee) in its space dock (a box). This is a good game for indoors or out.
Dark Magic Mind Reading Trick This magic trick will amaze your Scouts. They might be able to figure it out after a few tries, but that is part of the fun. It is very easy to perform and doesn't require a lot of preparation.
Clothesline Relay Game In this relay, the Scouts are doing the laundry. They hang out towels on a clothesline and then bring them back in.
Skittles Skit This skit, like many of the Boy Scout skits I have seen, is full of boy humor. That is why they like it so much.
Guide Me Game for Webelos, Boy Scouts, and Venturers This game makes a fun break in a meeting. It is appropriate for Webelos, Boy Scouts, or Venturers. The will have to work together to accomplish their goal.
Cub Scout Law of the Pack Letter Tile Puzzle Cub Scouts should know the Law of the Pack, but unless they are reciting it all of the time, they aren't going to remember it. This puzzle will help reinforce the Law of the Pack.
I Can Do That With One Hand Tied Behind My Back Game The goal of this game is for two Scouts to work together to make a simple lunch. The challenge is that they each have one hand tied behind their back.
Snapper Fishing Game This is a traditional Scout game which might date back to Baden-Powell himself. It practices Scoutcraft (lashings) as well as cooperation and problem solving.
Video Games Belt Loop for Cub Scouts There has been a lot of hubbub lately about the addition of Video Games to the Cub Scouts Sports and Academics Program. I've heard it referred to as the latest Boy Scout merit badge. Of course, it is not a Boy Scout merit badge, it is a Cub Scout belt loop and pin.
Nitro Transport Game This is an initiative game. Its purpose is to get a group to work together to solve a problem. This should build teamwork and cooperation in the group.
Tiger Cub Friendship Bracelet With the end of school just around the corner, Tigers might enjoy making friendship bracelets to give to each other. The bracelets are very easy and inexpensive to make, so each Tiger can make several.
What’s In the Bag Game What's In the Bag is a simple guessing game which can be adjusted for any meeting theme. Use it at a den meeting or a pack meeting.
Twinkie Song A silly song to the tune of "Do a Deer" from The Sound of Music. Could be used to take a break in a den meeting or pack meeting or as part of a campfire program.
Egg Carton Caterpillar This springtime craft could serve as a gathering activity at a den meeting. Use it to fulfill Tiger electives, Bear electives, a construction for the Artist activity badge, or for the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program Art pin.
Won't You Smile Game Won't You Smile is a team-building or icebreaker game suitable for Venturers or Boy Scouts.