Cub Scout Themes

Magic

Dark Magic Mind Reading Trick

This magic trick will amaze your Scouts. They might be able to figure it out after a few tries, but that is part of the fun. It is very easy to perform and doesn’t require a lot of preparation.

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Reading

The Legend of Bigfoot

Tall Tales was one of the activities my den enjoyed doing this past year. The only problem I had was finding versions of the tales which were appropriate for their age and reading levels.

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Memorial Day

Yesterday we went out to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and participated in the 61st annual Memorial Day Good Turn. This event really seems to help our Scouts understand what Memorial Day is all about.

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Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Doing a scavenger hunt while hiking will help scouts really explore the world around them while they are walking. This post includes a suggested list in printable format.

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Recipe

Edible Spiders Recipe

A snack made with crackers and pretzels. This recipe does not require any cooking, so it can be made at a meeting even if you don’t have access to a kitchen.

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Space

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.

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ZD made this egg carton caterpillar

Egg Carton Caterpillar

This springtime craft could serve as a gathering activity at a den meeting. Use it to fulfill Tiger electives, Bear electives, a construction for the Artist activity badge, or for the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program Art pin.

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Leaf

Leaf 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.

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Weather

Water Cycle Demonstration

This project will demonstrate the water cycle to scouts. This demonstration can be used with requirement 1 for the Weather belt loop for Cub Scouts or with requirement 6 for the Weather merit badge for Boy Scouts.

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picaria

Picaria – A Native American Game

Picaria is a Native American board game. It is like a cross between tic-tac-toe and checkers. It could be used with Tiger, Wolf, or Bear electives or with a group working on the Indian Lore merit badge.

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Crafts

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.

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Native American Craft

Native American Games

I’ve decided to work on Bear Elective 24 – American Indian Life. They have studied Native American culture this year in school and made model villages.

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