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  • Paper Bag Puppets

    Paper Bag Puppets

    A den leader asked me recently about ideas for gathering activities. I suggested paper bag puppets.

  • Recycled Cereal Box Scrapbooks

    Recycled Cereal Box Scrapbooks

    Cub Scouts like to make scrapbooks with pictures and mementos. But you don’t need to go buy expensive scrapbooking supplies to make cereal box scrapbooks with your den of active boys or girls. Remember, their idea of a fun activity doesn’t always translate into a neat, perfect looking project. For them, half of the fun is doing it themselves.

  • Egg Carton Caterpillar

    Egg Carton Caterpillar

    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.

  • Leather Bookmark Project

    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.

  • Four Facts Game

    Four Facts Game

    Four Facts game is an icebreaker game. It would also work well with any activity relating to personal history or storytelling. I think it could also be worked into a discussion about honesty.

  • Make a Tornado in a Bottle

    Make a Tornado in a Bottle

    Tornadoes are destructive storms are caused by a vortex. You can use the classic “tornado in a bottle” demonstration to explain how a vortex forms. This demonstration goes well with a weather related activity or just for some STEM fun.