BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Litter to Glitter related the value of resourcefulness. The Litter to Glitter meeting plan features ideas to teach kids about resourcefulness – games, group activities, songs, and more.
Here is how the BSA plan suggests tying together this theme with resourcefulness:
Resourcefulness is using resources to their fullest. Part of being resourceful is learning not to be wasteful and to recycle items to make something new and wonderful from something old. Used items can also be repurposed, or used for something other than their original purpose. One example is using an empty tissue box to store recyclable plastic grocery bags that you can then use as wastebasket liners. By being resourceful we also help take care of our planet by converting litter we have into useful objects, thus turning litter into glitter.
Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan for Litter to Glitter (Resourcefulness)
This Cub Scout pack meeting plan includes the following – all within a respect theme. See the meeting plan for details.
- Gathering activity – Recycling puzzles and games
- Opening ceremony – “Litter to Glitter” Opening Ceremony or “C-U-B-S” Opening Ceremony
- Resourcefulness Prayer
- Recycled cheer, Clean Air cheer, Noise Pollution cheer, Reduce Reuse Recycle cheer
- This Little Piece of Mine song (sung to the tune of This Little Light of Mine)
- Recycle Song (sung to the tune of This Old Man)
- Trash Monster audience participation
- Activity – Den Demonstrations, Blue and Gold Banquet
- Mobius Strip activity
- Resourceful Recognition Ceremony with recycled box luminary
- Resourcefulness Cubmaster Minute
- Looking at Things Differently Closing Ceremony
Here is a fun way to use up some of those egg cartons left over from the Easter eggs. This egg carton caterpillar craft would make a nice gathering activity for a den meeting.