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Mini Cub Scout Handbook (Neckerchief Slides)

Homemade neckerchief slides are a Scouting tradition. John A. (Cubmaster of Pack 528 in Cascade Pacific Council, NW Oregon/SW Washington) sent me this idea for a Cub Scout neckerchief slide which looks like a little Cub Scout handbook.  Thanks John!

John also sent me this file with images for the slides: Mini Cub Scout Handbook Neckerchief Slide Images

If you have an idea you’d like to share,  just send it to me.

Mini Cub Scout Handbook slide.

Nice Slide – and relatively easy to make.

Scan the front, binding, and back of a Cub Scout handbook.

Past the three images together to make one picture/image that is the front side and back of the book in one flat image. Shrink to about 18% and print out in a color printer.

Measure width and height of the printed book cover.

Cut 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick plywood blocks the same size as the cover and use a small amount of white glue to blue the printed cover onto the block, wrapping around the front side and back. Trim if needed.

Cover with a clear varnish. Glue a PVC loop on the back.

Any Cub or Boy scout handbook (or any book) can be shrunk and made into a slide.

Printing on card stock makes a bit better cover, but paper does work OK also.


3 Responses to Mini Cub Scout Handbook (Neckerchief Slides)

  1. Megan Wilson July 2, 2012 at 10:28 PM #

    What a neat idea!

  2. Monica B November 25, 2013 at 1:39 PM #

    Clever idea.
    I’ve also seen several scouts using empty snack-size raisin boxes as slides. One could also wrap and glue the copied book cover around one of these snack boxes, then finish it with a layer of clear tape to make it last longer.

  3. Michele January 10, 2018 at 9:25 AM #

    Jewelry like a small turquoise ring with a few beads of glue on inside of ring is fun.

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