Cub Scout Archives: Winter Wonderland
During the winter, Cub Scouts 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.
Winter Camp Games and Activities Nancy sent in this question: "I would like ideas for a winter camp that we either play inside or outside in the snow at a cub camp with 3rd year Beavers."
Gifts for Scout Christmas Celebration A Cub Scout leader asks "We plan to have a party before the winter break and wanted to get each boy a little gift. Do you have any suggestions?"
Snow Ski and Board Sports Belt Loop for Cub Scouts We have had a couple of kids in our Pack get the Snow Ski and Board Sports Belt Loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program. We tend to have ice storms here more than good snow storms, so they have to be ready when the snow comes or go to a resort to get this recognition.
Audience Participation - The Story of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox This a story about the cold winter when Paul Bunyan found Babe the Blue Ox. A few words and names are repeated throughout the story. Your audience will be divided into groups and assigned a word or name. Whenever they hear it, they must say something - loudly and with enthusiasm - and do an action. Cub Scouts usually enjoy these "action stories".
Cotton Swab Snowflake Craft You don't need a lot of fancy materials to make these and they can be put together pretty quickly, so these could be done at a pack meeting or den meeting.
Christmas Picture Bingo Kids always enjoy playing bingo, so if you are having a den or pack Christmas party, use these Christmas picture bingo cards.
Donut Snowman Craft/Recipe Today's Winter Wonderland idea for Cub Scouts is both a craft and a snack. Make snowmen out of powdered sugar donuts, some pretzels, and a few other easy to find ingredients.
‘Twas the Campout Before Christmas Kim Gilbert of Pack 533 in Andover, Kansas sent me this take on 'Twas the Night Before Christmas so I could share it with you. Thanks Kim! I'm sure many of the Cub Packs out there will enjoy this.
Ice Applause and Snowball Applause A quick silly applause adds some fun to a Pack meeting. These two applauses go with this month's Winter Wonderland theme.
911 Song This silly song is a favorite with my boys. Yes, it involves crashing into trees, ambulance rides, blood, and the word cops. But it seems to be the type of song boys enjoy singing. Don't ask me why.
Forgotten Cookies Recipe My kids always enjoy making these cookies. They are called forgotten cookies because you put them in a hot oven, turn it off, and then forget about them until the next morning.
Snowball Cookies These are a family recipe. As kids we called them "snowballs" because that is what they look like - small ball shaped cookies rolled in powdered sugar. My mom always called them Russian tea cakes.
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 snow days. Build on this vision with a Winter Wonderland theme for your pack or den program.
Tin Can Lanterns Tin can lanterns make a very versatile craft project for Cub Scouts. You can make the holes in any pattern you like - a star for Christmas, a ghost for Halloween, a heart for Valentine's day. Webelos and Bears can probably do this project themselves with some adult supervision. Younger scouts will need more direct help from the adults.
Hockey Belt Loop for Cub Scouts Do you have anyone in your Pack who plays hockey? If so, have them check out the Hockey Belt Loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program
Ice Skating Belt Loop for Cub Scouts Your Cub Scouts will have to put on some skates to earn their ice skating belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
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).
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.