Scouting Program Archives: Christmas
Christmas is celebrated in many different ways around the world. Here are some ideas to incorporate Christmas into your program.
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?"
Prayer of Saint Francis (Peace Prayer) Today I'd like to share a prayer with you which reflects a message of peace.
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.
Good Manners Napkins Do you ever feel like you are repeating yourself when you are teaching your kids table manners? Here is an idea your Cub Scouts can make for their holiday table or even for everyday family dinners.
BSA Tiger Den Meeting 9 - How Do You Celebrate and Making Decorations This meeting plan covers Tiger Elective 1 - How Do You Celebrate? and Tiger Elective 2 - Making Decorations. The celebration which the plan mentions is a Blue and Gold banquet, but you could adjust this plan for a holiday celebration.
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.
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).
Dad's Favorite Star Cookies Recipe Here is another Christmas cookie. These are not very sweet. ZM and LC like to sprinkle these with colored sugar before we bake them.
The Flag Remembers Christmas You need to highlight the flag during this ceremony. Put a spotlight on it or have two scouts hold it up, or something like that.
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.
Candy Cane Cookies Recipe ZM really enjoy making holiday treats. To him, if it has a special shape, that makes baking extra fun. So these are a good Christmas treat to make with Cub Scouts. They don't have a strong mint flavor, but are more like a sugar cookie.