Tag Archives | Projects
Projects give Scouts an opportunity to build something useful. Make sure your project is appropriate for the age group and don’t forget about safety instruction for any tools you will be using.
Webelos Den Meeting Ideas: Plan 13 - Craftsman This Webelos den meeting plan is for working on Pinewood Derby cars as a Craftsman project. Additional craftsman projects and Webelos den meeting ideas can be found on my Craftsman projects page.
Egg Drop Challenge - An Engineering Project In an egg drop challenge, Scouts try to design a container which can prevent an egg from breaking when dropped. This is an excellent project to get kids interested in science and engineering.
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.
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.
Hiking Stick Craftsman Project Cub Scouts love to get their pocketknives out and strip bark from fallen sticks. Why not make it into a project?
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?
Bear Achievement 21 (Build a Model) and Pinewood Derby A lot of packs have their Pinewood Derby in January, so this is a good time to think about how this fun event can fit in with advancement.
Hand Washing Station Gadget This is a gadget which was shown to us at a recent Roundtable. It uses lashings to make a handwashing station from straight sticks and an empty gallon milk jug.
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.
Tic Tac Toe Game Project I thought this would make a good Craftsman project for my Webelos. We'll probably try this in December. They could make these and then give them to someone as a Christmas present.
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.
Leather 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.
Twig 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.
Neckerchief Slide Holder Making and collecting neckerchief slides is a Scouting tradition. A neckerchief slide holder will help keep them organized. This project can be used to fulfill one of the Webelos Craftsman activity badge requirements.