Todd sent in some ideas his Cub Scout pack do for the holidays, including some games and a service project. What are your favorite Cub Scout traditions for this time of year? Packs which are chartered by a church might have faith based activities. Or if your pack includes Cub Scouts from different faith traditions, you might have more generic holiday ideas.
Holiday Ideas for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers
If your son or daughter really enjoys Scouting, then they will appreciate a gift they can use for their Scouting adventure. Scout leaders will appreciate some of these ideas also.
Craft, game, and snack ideas for your Halloween party or meeting. While some work best for younger kids, others are also appropriate for the older Scouts.
Kim Gilbert of Pack 533 in Andover, Kansas sent me this take on ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas so I could share it with you. Thanks Kim! I’m sure many of the Cub Packs out there will enjoy this.
This silly song is a favorite with my sons. Yes, it involves crashing into trees, ambulance rides, blood, and the word cops. But it seems to be the type of song kids enjoy singing. Don’t ask me why.
Heres another silly song for you. This works well at Christmas (because of the tune) or at camp (because of the theme).
Stocking Surprise is an easy game for your Christmas themed meeting or party. It works with almost any age group. When choosing items for the “stocking”, think of all of the senses. Include something with a scent, or something which makes noise. Include it in your Christmas games this year.
Here’s a fun skit for a Pack meeting or a November campout. It is very easy and can be put on with almost any number of Scouts.
If your Webelos or Scouts BSA are working on first aid requirements, you can add in some fun by making a fake wound on a “victim” or two.
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 probably do this project themselves with some adult supervision. Younger scouts will need more direct help from the adults.
This makes a nice Scoutmaster Minute or Cubmaster Minute or even just a good reflection for a family gathering at this time of year. This is based on something in some old BSA program helps
This favorite Cub Scout grace is a song. The tune is the theme of the Addams Family show. (Hence the name.)
Here is a silly song for the Cub Scouts to sing on Thanksgiving. Use this for any of the Cub Scout music requirements
Scouts who are doing a Native American themed meeting or activity can create a simple tipi model to get the idea of how these versatile dwellings are constructed. We made these at a Cub Scout training session and they were very easy.
This month I am featuring a Thanksgiving theme. I’ll have some crafts and other ideas for the Cub Scouts, but there are also things which Scouts BSA and Venturers can do with this theme.
If you are looking for a fun gathering activity for a den meeting or pack meeting around Halloween time, try these Halloween Picture Bingo Cards.
Making a terrarium is a great springtime activity. Plus – it reuses a plastic soda bottle, which is great for starting a discussion about Earth Day approaching.
If you have a den meeting or pack meeting near Halloween, then this song is a fun way to get everyone singing. And it is not just for Cub Scouts! This would be fun at any class party or Halloween party. It is not gory, so it is fine for very young children.
Duty to God is an important part of Scouting, so don’t forget to say grace at Scouting events. This is a non-denominational grace which would be appropriate at any meal.
I found this ceremony in some old program helps. I thought it would go well with the Cub Scouts Give Thanks supplemental program theme for April.
A Cub Scout leader asks “We plan to have a party before the winter break and wanted to get each boy a little gift. Do you have any suggestions?”
You need to highlight the flag during this ceremony. Put a spotlight on it or have two scouts hold it up, or something like that.
The New Year is traditionally a time for beginning again. The thoughts below can be used as a Scoutmaster or Cubmaster Minute to encourage Scouts to look forward to a fresh start rather than focusing on the past.
Today’s Winter Wonderland idea for Cub Scouts is both a craft and a snack. Make snowmen out of powdered sugar donuts, some pretzels, and a few other easy to find ingredients.
This is a simple game which works in well with a holiday themed meeting. It only requires a few materials and not much preparation, which makes it ideal in my mind. And it works indoors.
Looking for a last minute Halloween game idea? Here is a really easy which is fun for the players and spectators alike. And it is good for all ages. Our Crew played this at their costume party last year.
This grace is also known as the Wilderness Grace or the Worth Ranch Grace. It is attributed to Jerry Fulkerson from the Worth Ranch Scout Camp in Texas.
An appropriate Cub Scout gathering activity for your den or pack will get your meeting off to a good start. This gathering activity works well with the April Cub Scout theme of Cub Scouts Give Thanks.
Do you ever feel like you are repeating yourself when you are teaching your kids table manners? Here is an idea your Cub Scouts can make for their holiday table or even for everyday family dinners.
A quick silly applause adds some fun to a Pack meeting. These two applauses go with this month’s Winter Wonderland theme.