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Water Bottle Holder Projects  Here are some water bottle holder projects I came across recently. Scouts will want to keep their water bottles with them when they can carry them in a water bottle holder they made themselves.

 

Den Doodles  Den doodles are used to recognize Cub Scouts for participation in activities and any other behavior which needs encouragement.

 

BSA Tiger Supplemental Den Meeting Plan N – Display a Picture  BSA provides a set of Tiger den meeting ideas for Cub Scout den leaders. In this den meeting plan, the Tiger Cub Scouts make a picture frame

 

BSA Tiger Supplemental Den Meeting Plan M - Family Mobile  BSA provides a set of Tiger den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders. There are 16 basic Tiger den meeting plans and then some additional supplemental Tiger den meeting ideas. In this den meeting plan, the Tiger Cub Scouts will be making a mobile for Tiger Elective 5 – Family Mobile

 

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.

 

bear cub scout handbookMini Cub Scout Handbook (Neckerchief Slides)  

 

Duct Tape Crafts: Duct Tape Napkin Rings  Scouts can never do too many duct tape crafts! I found these very cute duct tape napkin rings and the instructions.

 

Tree ringsSeed Neckerchief Slide Craft  Several years ago I attended a Cub Scout Pow Wow session on neckerchief slide crafts. They showed us a number of ways to make neckerchief slides from various materials.

 

Clock Neckerchief SlideClock Neckerchief Slide  Cub Scouts can make this simple neckerchief on their own. Use it as a gathering activity with the Turn Back the Clock theme.

 

Neckerchief Slide BraceletNeckerchief Slide Bracelet  Last weekend ZM's den received their Arrow of Light award and crossed over to Boy Scouts. My den gave me a gift which included a gift certificate and this bracelet which one of the moms made from Cub Scout neckerchief slides.

 

CandleArrow of Light Centerpieces  Janice recently wrote to me with this message: "I need your help! I've been assigned to help put together our Arrow of Light ceremony / banquet. I'm at a loss as to what to do for centerpieces. We'll have over 10 tables and we don't want to make it look too "blue and gold." Any ideas that you may have could really help me out a lot! " Sometimes simple centerpieces are the best.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

LeafLeaf Collection Craft  one of the Wolves didn't know what to collect for Wolf Achievement 6 - Start a Collection. I knew he spent a lot of time outdoors and enjoyed nature, so I suggested he make a leaf collection. His mom helped him make a display book for his leaves as described.

 

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.

 

Soccer Zipper Pulls  If you want a craft with a soccer theme, try making soccer themed zipper pulls. I've outlined a basic idea below, but you can get creative and change it up however you want. They can use the colored beads at the bottom to represent their school colors or the colors for their favorite team.

 

Craft Stick Picture Frame  This is one of those things which 99 percent of you probably already know how to do, so I am really posting this just to remind you that things like this make a good gathering activity, especially for Tigers and Wolves.

 

BicycleBicycle License Plate Craft  This month I am featuring a cycling theme. If you are doing this theme with Cub Scouts, they might enjoy making their own "license plates" for their bikes. They can put their names on them or decorate them however they like.

 

Recycled Cereal Box Scrapbooks  Cub Scouts like to make scrapbooks with pictures and mementos. But you don't need to go buy expensive scrapbooking supplies to do this activity with your den of active boys. Remember, their idea of a fun activity doesn't always translate into a neat, perfect looking project. For them, half of the fun is doing it themselves.

 

PaintingPool Tote Craft  If you are looking for a craft for your pack pool party or aquatics themed meeting, you could let the Scouts decorate their own pool totes. Then they can carry all of their squishy balls, goggles, dive sticks, and other pool accessories themselves.

 

CD Fish Craft  Instructions for a fish shaped craft made from old CDs. Make one or make several and put them together as a mobile.

 

Paper Bag Puppets  A den leader asked me recently about ideas for gathering activities. I suggested paper bag puppets.

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

Gourd Birdhouse  Use dried gourds to make a birdhouse. If you didn't grow any yourself, you can probably find some in your area at a farmer's market or even a craft shop.

 

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.

 

HammerLeather Bookmark Project  This project is suitable for Webelos working on their Craftsman activity badge. It is simple enough for those not familiar with leatherwork, but it includes the basics of cutting, punching, and stamping.

 

Eraser Prints of Animal Tracks  I received an email a few days ago from a Scouter Mom who was doing a nature station at a day camp and wanted information about making the eraser prints for Bear elective 12b. Here is some information about it in case anyone else wants to do this.

 

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.

 

Wolf Neckerchief Slide Craft  Homemade neckerchief slides are a Scouting tradition. This slide is a fun way to get Cub Scouts involved in this tradition.

 

HammerTwig Picture Frame Craft  Here is a simple frame craft to fulfill Webelos Craftsman activity badge requirement 3. You can also do this project with younger Cub Scouts if you do the gluing for them.

 

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.

 

Pin Hole Planetariums  Make pinhole planetariums to fulfill Cub Scout Bear Elective 1b. This project involves hammers, nails, and flashlights, so it should be a hit with the Cub Scouts. Includes patterns for the pinholes.

 

LeafLeaf Print Craft  Make a print using leaves and paint. Cub Scouts can use this to fulfill or enrich Tiger Requirement 5D, Tiger Elective 2, Tiger Elective 12, Wolf Elective 12, Bear Elective 12, Webelos Artist activity badge, or the Art belt loop and pin.

 

Make a Soda Bottle Terrarium  Making a terrarium is a great springtime activity. Plus - it reuses a plastic soda bottle, which is great for starting a discussion about Earth Day approaching.

 

Seed Mosaics Craft  Here's a spring craft idea for all of you Tiger leaders. Have the scouts make a seed mosaic to give to mom for Mother's Day. You can even fulfill Tiger elective 2: Make a decoration with your family or den. Display it or give it to someone as a gift.