Projects for Scouts

Projects for Scouts give youth an opportunity to build something useful. Make sure your project is appropriate for the age group and don’t forget about safety instruction for any tools you will be using.

Do you have ideas for projects for Scouts that you’d like to share? Contact me and I’ll share it here. If you have a photos of your project, I’ll add those also.

Leather Bookmark Project

A leather bookmark project is suitable for those who are new to the art of leatherwork. It is simple enough for those not familiar with leatherwork, but it includes the basics of cutting, punching, and stamping.

Water Bottle Holder Projects

Here are some water bottle holder projects I came across recently. Scouts will want to keep their water bottles with them when they can carry them in a water bottle holder they made themselves.

Duct Tape Wallet Project

I came across this idea and thought they would enjoy it. After all, what Scout doesn’t enjoy using duct tape?

Hand Washing Station Gadget

This is a gadget which was shown to us at a recent Roundtable. It uses lashings to make a handwashing station from straight sticks and an empty gallon milk jug.

Egg Drop Challenge – An Engineering Project

In an egg drop challenge, Scouts try to design a container which can prevent an egg from breaking when dropped. This is an excellent project to get kids interested in science and engineering.

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!

Tic Tac Toe Game Project

I thought this would make a good Craftsman project for my Webelos. We’ll probably try this in December. They could make these and then give them to someone as a Christmas present.

Gourd Birdhouse

Use dried gourds to make a birdhouse. If you didn’t grow any yourself, you can probably find some in your area at a farmer’s market or even a craft shop.

Easy Neckerchief Slide Holder Project

Making and collecting neckerchief slides is a Scouting tradition. A neckerchief slide holder will help keep them organized. T

Tin Can Lanterns

Tin can lanterns make a very versatile craft project for Cub Scouts. You can make the holes in any pattern you like – a star for Christmas, a ghost for Halloween, a heart for Valentine’s day. Webelos and Bears can…

Hiking Stick Project

Cub Scouts love to get their pocketknives out and strip bark from fallen sticks. Why not make it into a hiking stick project?

Twig Picture Frame Craft

A twig picture frame craft is a DIY nature craft which can be made by Cub Scouts. This frame makes a nice gift for somebody special. It also can be used at a meeting about family heritage, to frame a…

Duct Tape Crafts: Duct Tape Napkin Rings

Scouts can never do too many duct tape crafts! I found these very cute duct tape napkin rings and the instructions.

Pinewood Derby Cars and Adventure Requirements

I’ve told the Cub Scouts that they can count work on their Pinewood Derby cars towards any appropriate craft or building requirement, such as the Build It adventure, if they did a significant amount of work on the cars themselves.

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