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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.

Add your own ideas to the comments below.

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One response to “Resourcefulness Cub Scout Theme”

  1. Cathy Knowlson Avatar
    Cathy Knowlson

    I just joined Scouts and am enjoying your blog. I am responsible for the Pack Meeting this month and came up with a fun activity to demonstrate and engage the boys in resourceful thinking. It’s pretty simple:
    1. Divide the boys in teams.
    2. Provide a pile of objects for each team.
    3. Instruct the boys they need to move the pile from that location to another location.
    4. Have them repeat this three times, with each time requiring a different method using the resources they have available in the room. (We will stage some helpful items).

    It’ll be fun to see what they come up with on their own. We’ll also share with them other ideas they may not thing of, like asking their parent to move the objects. :-).

    Appreciate your blog as part of my resources this month. Thank you.

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