Scouting Program Archives: Holidays


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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?"

 

Jack O LanternCarve the Pumpkin Halloween Song  If you have a den meeting or pack meeting near Halloween, then this song is a fun way to get everyone singing. And it is not just for Cub Scouts! This would be fun at any class party or Halloween party. It is not gory, so it is fine for very young children.

 

They Fought for Us  

 

Creamsicle Jack O LanternJack O Lantern Creamsicles  We had some creamsicles and some black icing gel so we decided to have some Halloween fun with them. We made these Jack O Lantern creamsicles. This would be a fun snack/craft for a den meeting.

 

Jack O LanternHalloween Craft, Snack, and Game Ideas  Craft, game, and snack ideas for your Halloween party or meeting. While some work best for younger kids, others are also appropriate for the older Scouts.

 

Roast Pumpkin SeedsRoasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe  We always carve at least one Jack 'O Lantern in October. We never let the seeds go to waste though. We roast them and eat them instead. These never last long in our house.

 

Thank You NoteThank You Ceremony  I found this ceremony in some old program helps. I thought it would go well with the Cub Scouts Give Thanks supplemental program theme for April.

 

Cub Scouts - Strong Values - Strong Leaders - Character CountsThankfulness Zone Cub Scout Gathering Activity  An appropriate Cub Scout gathering activity for your den or pack will get your meeting off to a good start. This gathering activity works well with the April Cub Scout theme of Cub Scouts Give Thanks.

 

Fresh Start and New BeginningFresh Start Scoutmaster (or Cubmaster) Minute  The New Year is traditionally a time for beginning again. The thoughts below can be used as a Scoutmaster or Cubmaster Minute to encourage Scouts to look forward to a fresh start rather than focusing on the past.

 

Auld Lang Syne  Auld Lang Syne is traditionally sung at the end of the old and the very beginning of the new year. "For auld lang syne", loosely translated, means "for old times sake". The song is used to mark endings and new beginnings. For that reason, in the Scouting movement it is sometimes used to close big events, such as jamborees.

 

PrayerPrayer of Saint Francis (Peace Prayer)  Today I'd like to share a prayer with you which reflects a message of peace.

 

Holiday Picture BingoChristmas 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 SnowmenDonut 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.

 

Santa Sleigh‘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.

 

ApplauseIce 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.

 

S bar F Scout Ranch SignS bar F Scout Ranch Grace  Our council has several properties, but the one most Boy Scouts attend for summer camp is S bar F Scout Ranch. This is the S bar F Ranch grace.

 

Boy at the TableGood 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.

 

cornucopiaThanksgiving Scoutmaster (or Cubmaster) Minute  This makes a nice Scoutmaster Minute or Cubmaster Minute or even just a good reflection for a family gathering at this time of year. This is based on something in some old BSA program helps

 

Thanksgiving TurkeyHunting for Thanksgiving Dinner Skit  Here's a fun skit for a Pack meeting or a November campout. It is very easy and can be put on with almost any number of Scouts.

 

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.

 

Tabletop Tipi Model  Scouts who are doing a Native American themed meeting or activity can create a simple tipi model to get the idea of how these versatile dwellings are constructed. We made these at a Cub Scout training session and they were very easy.

 

Turkey Treat CupcakesTurkey Treat Cupcakes  Here's a fun dessert to make with your kids this time of year. Use it to fulfill Bear Achivement 9 (What's Cooking) requirement f: "With an adult, make a dessert for your family" or just for fun at a den meeting.

 

cornucopiaThanksgiving Ideas for Scouts  This month I am featuring a Thanksgiving theme. I'll have some crafts and other ideas for the Cub Scouts, but there are also things which Boy Scouts and Venturers can do with this theme.

 

Halloween CandyBobbing for Worms Halloween Party Game  Looking for a last minute Halloween game idea? Here is a really easy which is fun for the players and spectators alike. And it is good for all ages. Our Crew played this at their costume party last year.

 

Candy Corn for HalloweenCrew Social Event and Service Project – Trunk or Treat  They are going to help distribute pizzas at the event and do some other small jobs for the organizers. In return, they will have a table where they can hang out together and pass out candy (since none of them has a car). They will wear costumes and have a great time. So this will mostly be a social event for them with just a little service thrown in. It should be fun for them.

 

Jack O LanternHalloween Bingo Cards  If you are looking for a fun gathering activity for a den meeting or pack meeting around Halloween time, try these Halloween Picture Bingo Cards.

 

HammerTin 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.

 

Earth Treats Recipe  In honor of Earth Day, here is an Earth themed snack. Basically these are rice krispie treats shaped like the earth. You can make small "earths" or larger ones, but it seems to set better if you don't make them too big.

 

Peeps Candy for EasterToasted Peeps  When perfectly toasted, the sugar coating on the Peep caramelizes. And the marshmallow insides becomes really gooey, just like in a regular toasted marshmallow

 

Shamrock Cookies  St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner. Here is a fun recipe to make with your Cub Scouts to celebrate.

 

Addams Family Grace (Song)   This favorite Cub Scout grace is a song. The tune is the theme of the Addams Family show. (Hence the name.)

 

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).

 

Star CookiesDad'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 CookiesCandy 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.

 

PhilmontPhilmont Grace  This grace is also known as the Wilderness Grace or the Worth Ranch Grace. It is attributed to Jerry Fulkerson from the Worth Ranch Scout Camp in Texas.

 

Thanksgiving TurkeyThanksgiving Song  Here is a silly song for the Cub Scouts to sing on Thanksgiving. Use this for any of the Cub Scout music requirements