Resourcefulness Cub Scout Theme
The old Cub Scout program helps had a Cub Scout pack meeting plan for the value of resourcefulness. This was a recommended theme for the month of February. The program helps give this explanation of this theme:
Using human resources and other resources to their fullest. Cub Scouts will gain the knowledge and the means to meet situations effectively whether they are working on a service project or completing a den activity.
Ideas for a Resourcefulness Cub Scout Theme
So how can we incorporate using resources creatively and wisely into our Cub Scout program?
- Honor your adult leaders and Den Chiefs – they are great human resources!
- Study famous inventors who used the materials they had to come up with something new.
- Bring in old magazines, egg cartons, boxes, and other “junk” items. Give your Cub Scouts some glue and tape and let them use the items to make a 3-D “self portrait”.
- Give your scouts a simple problem and a variety of materials. Let them work in teams to come up with a solution.
- These ideas could be incorporated into any building project. Have a “pack workshop” where you help the Cub Scouts work on craft achievements or on Pinewood Derby cars.
- If a workshop is too big a project for your Pack, how about a model fair? Cub Scouts could bring in models and display them. Check out my Tips for a Hobby Fair for some ideas.
- Work this into a service project. Collect gently used books for a daycare center or homeless shelter. (Make sure you have a location which wants the books beforehand.)
- Talk about conservation and the importance of using our natural resources wisely.
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