Sunday, January 31, 2016

Neckerchief slides for the Pinewood Derby - Cub Scout tire slides


Thank you to Felice Clements from Hobble Creek District, Utah National Parks Council. She donated this idea for neckerchief slides for the pinewood derby.  She said, "I made these neckerchief slides for my cub scouts for the pinewood derby.  It is a cupcake holder from store bought cupcakes from the grocery store.  I filled with plaster and then painted the 'tires'.  Who said you have to pay $$$ for molds??"



Friday, January 29, 2016

Star Wars Blue & Gold Banquet - Cub Scout Pack Meeting Invitation


Here is a fun invitation that can be given out for the Cub Scout Blue & Gold Banquet.


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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Parent Orientation Letter as their boys begin Cub Scouts



A special thank you to Charity Bartholomew who is in the Utah National Parks Council, Black Diamond district (Spanish fork area) for donating this amazing information to give to parents as their boys come into Cub Scouts.

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Boy Orientation Letter as they begin Cub Scouts



A special thank you to Charity Bartholomew who is in the Utah National Parks Council, Black Diamond district (Spanish fork area) for donating this amazing information to give to boys as they come into Cub Scouts.



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Welcome to Cub Scouts!

We are excited to have you join our Den!
These are some things you need to know:



What you do:

-       Weekly Den meetings include FUN activities and field trips (_____Day, Time, and Location__________)
-       Annual summer day camp
-       Work on Adventures! (Wolf book and (if applicable) Faith in God)
-       Monthly Pack meetings
o   FUN games and activities
o   Awards
o   Participate in skits, songs, and flag ceremonies
o   Special events
§  Pinewood Derby
§  Raingutter Regatta
§  Cub-Annapolis


Your responsibilities:

-       Be on time
-       Wear uniform to all Cub Scout events
-       Behave – Show respect and listen to your leaders
-       Bring your book to den meeting each week
(keep updated)
-       Invite your family to pack night each month
-       Advancement – work on your adventures regularly
-       Work hard and have fun!!


The fun begins ____________!  See you there! 



Friday, January 8, 2016

Planning a Cub-Annapolis Cub Scout Derby ~ Cars made out of boxes that Cub Scouts race for Pack Meeting ~ fun for the whole family ~ also known as the Cubanapolis




A special thank you to Charity Bartholomew who is in the Utah National Parks Council, Black Diamond district (Spanish fork area) for donating this amazing information on doing a Cubanapolis Cub Scout Derby.

How to build the cars, How to host the event, How to race the cars...  Each family receives or is in charge of finding a cardboard box for their "car".  They add 4 "hub caps" (butterfly brackets) and "tires" (cheap paper plates) to their car.  They can tape on paper headlights and tail lights, draw a racing number with markers, and any other decorations they would like on their car.  (They can paint these instead, if you want, just plan on supplies.)  To print a PDF that gives you the complete how to info, please print the document below.

  • CLICK HERE to open a PDF document about how to plan your Cub-Annapolis Event
  • CLICK HERE to open an editable document
  • CLICK HERE to see other ideas for a Cub Scout Cubanapolis


World Crest Cub Scout Neckerchief slide


Here is an easy neckerchief slide.  It can be made out of milk jug lids or small wooden discs bought at the craft store and painted purple.  I bought the Fleur-de-lis Candy Mold at Hobby Lobby and used plaster of paris in it.  I let them dry, then painted them white, drew dotted lines with white marker around the milk jug lids and glued the fleur-de-lis on the milk jug lids and some more of them on the wooden discs.  Then I filled the lid with plaster of paris and put in a metal ring and let it dry, and hot glued a small piece of PVC onto the back of the wooden discs.
  • Click here to see more neckerchief slide ideas on our blog

What is that purple patch on your shirt all about? 

The Uniform holds many different patches on it...
The US flag tells someone what country you are from. 
The Council Strip tells someone what area/council you belong to. 
The Pack numbers tells someone which pack you belong to. 
The WEBELOS neckerchief tells someone you are in the WEBELOS den. 
The purple World Crest patch is worn by scouts all over the world.

It is fun to talk to the boys about our uniforms and what someone can know about us just by looking at our scout uniform. You will see some light bulbs go on during your discussion!

The World Crest is a Scout emblem that has been worn by an estimated 250 million Scouts since the Scouting movement was founded in 1919. It is still worn by 28 million Scouts in 216 countries and territories and is one of the world's best-known symbols.
Scouts and members of the public often ask how the emblem originated. Lord Baden-Powell himself gave the answer: "Our badge we took from the 'North Point' used on maps for orienteering." Lady Baden-Powell said later, "It shows the true way to go." The emblem's symbolism helps to remind Scouts to be as true and reliable as a compass in keeping to their Scouting ideals and showing others the way.

The crest is designed with a center motif encircled by a rope tied with a reef or square knot, which symbolizes the unity and brotherhood of the movement throughout the world. Even as one cannot undo a reef knot no matter how hard one pulls on it, so, as it expands, the movement remains united.

The three tips of the center fleur-de-lis represent the three points of the Scout Promise. In some countries, the two decorative five-pointed stars stand for truth and knowledge.
The crest is white on a royal purple background. These colors are symbolic as well. In heraldry, white represents purity and royal purple denotes leadership and help given to other people.

The World Crest is an emblem of the World Organization of the Scout Movement and is authorized for wear on the uniform of all member associations as a symbol of membership in a world brotherhood. It is authorized by the Boy Scouts of America to be worn by all adult and youth members as a permanent patch centered horizontally over the left pocket and vertically between the left shoulder seam and the top of the pocket.
The BSA donates a small portion of the proceeds from each patch sold to the World Scout Foundation to assist with the development of Scouting's emerging nations.


Thursday, January 7, 2016

Flyer to be handed out to families to explain the Cub Scout Cubanapolis ~ Great activity to do instead of a Cub Scout Pinewood Derby


Here is a flyer you can print from a PDF or open and edit and then print.  It helps to explain to parents what a Cub Scout Cubanapolis is, and what they need to do to get their boys ready.  It is great to give it out at the Pack Meeting the month before the event.  Then you can explain it and answer questions.


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How to hold a hold a Cub Scout Cubanapolis ~ Cars made out of boxes ~ Also called a Cubannapolis or Cub Scout Annapolis


Alpine District Cubs have asked us to store their digital files for them since they lost their website where they used to be stored.

The Cubannapolis is an amazingly fun Cub Scout activity.  I hope you will give it a try.  Our boys enjoyed it MUCH more than the pinewood derby.  It was a lot more low key and fun and funny.  We got lots of great pictures!


The idea of the Cubannapolis is to set up a race course - a round area the boys can run around.  They line up at the starting line.  Mark, Set, Go!  They race around about 4 times, and stop them after each lap to do one thing.  We enjoyed having their families in the "pit" to be their crew to help them every time.  The ideas we did are...



  1. Clean Windshield - Spray goggles 2 times and wipe with rag
  2. Change Tires - Remove Shoes, turn socks inside out, put shoes on again.
  3. Photo Op - Remove helmet.  Comb hair 10 times.  Smile.  Take Photo.  Put Helmet back on.
  4. Re-Fuel - Fill glass to water line.  Drink all water thru straw.  (Use a brand new gas can and put lemonade in it.  It adds to the theme.)
I made up a rules sheet you could use.  Take it to Alphagraphics Copy Store and they can blow it up to 2 feet x 3 feet for $1.59, and then you can color in the different words with markers.  









 The boys had so much fun, that dads didn't want to miss out.  After the boys got done, there were many races between the dads.  The kids loved being in their dads pit stops to help their dads win the race!  So much fun...








 See the tunnel in front of the Cubmaster?  The boys could go through it or around it.  Most chose to go through it.  It was very popular!










Monday, January 4, 2016

Everything is Awesome about Cub Scouts - Lego Coloring Page - Great for the Blue & Gold Banquet or a Regular Pack Meeting - Free Printable Clipart






Here is a coloring page you can use for Pack Meeting or the Blue & Gold Banquet.  The younger siblings love to have something fun to color during the meetings to keep them busy.  They will love this Lego Coloring Page "Everything is Awesome about Cub Scouts".  It is Printable & Free!  


  • CLICK HERE to download the above Lego Coloring Page PDF
  • CLICK HERE to download the Lego Coloring Page with blank background PDF
  • CLICK HERE to see other Coloring Pages

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Can LDS Cub Scouts go Camping?


Thanks to Annaleis Smith from the Utah National Parks Council who shared this document with us... Can LDS Cub Scouts go Camping?  The LDS church policy found in the Scouting Handbook, section 6.1 reads "... No Scout-sponsored overnight camping should be planned for boys under age 11..." Combine that with the statement from the BSA below and we can see that LDS Cub Scouts CAN complete all these requirements.  They have the option of completing these requirements on a family campout (possibly even during a Stake/Ward Campout or a Father's and sons campout if planned for and with the Bishop's approval) or during a daylong activity - lots of options there.  You can still plan, prepare, put up tents, cook outdoors, have a campfire program, have lots of fun, but sleep in your own beds.  So YES - Even the LDS Cub Scouts can and should still participate in all the fun and adventure associated with camping!

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