Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Raisin Racer - a Fun Treat and Activity for the Pinewood Derby

Something that would be a lot of fun to use as a treat for the Pinewood Derby would be Raisin Racers.

Turn a small raisin box into a racer! Step one print this PDF.  Step two is to eat all the raisins from a 1 1/2 oz raisin carton.  Next, or while you're doing that, color in the racer and cut along the outside dotted line.  Then fold where indicated and glue to the raisin box as shown in the picture.  Raisins have lots of iron in them.  This is an iron-powered race car!

 Click here for a PDF you can print and have the kids color.

Click here to find more ideas for Pinewood Derbies...

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Cub Scouts Give Thanks - November Theme - LDS Religious Square Knot info - LDS Activity Days - Writing a Thank You note

Cub Scouts Give Thanks - November Theme

Thanks to Mary Halvorson for donating this idea. She is a Webelos Den Leader from Pack 68 of the Hobble Creek District, Utah National Parks Council.  

One of the requirements in the LDS Faith in God booklet that counts towards the BSA Religious Square Knot reads: "Write a letter to a teacher, your parents, or your grandparents telling them what you appreciate and respect about them." If you want to take this a step further by teaching boys how to address an envelope it's an experience you won't forget. Do they know their own address for a return address? Do they know where to write both the mailing address and the return address? Do they know where the stamp goes? Do they know their city and state? The first time I did this I thought it was a no brainer but truly the first experience for most of them. It will take longer than you think but the recipient will have a wonderful surprise!  

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Abracadabra - Magic Neckerchief Slide - Cub Scout Neckerchief Slide

Thanks to Mary Halvorson for donating this idea. She is a Webelos Den Leader from Pack 68 of the Hobble Creek District, Utah National Parks Council.
  • To print a PDF with patterns and instructions, CLICK HERE

Mary made this neckerchief slide using:
-Heavy Felt
-Mini Playing Cards - 1" tall
-Red glitter paper
-Bunny Rabbit Button (shank cut off)
-Blue milk lid
-Canned food- ring from lid
-Plaster of Paris

To see the original post that made Mary come up with this amazing upgrade, CLICK HERE
To see other posts that have the theme Magic & Abracadabra, CLICK HERE

To the Rescue & Halloween - UNPC Pow Wow Book October 2005 - Pack Meeting Helps

Utah National Parks Council put out Pow Wow books for many years.  Here is a section from one of them.  "To the Rescue" was published for the October 2005 theme.  It also has information that is fun to use for Halloween.

Some of the sections in this PDF are:
  • An invitation to give out
  • Websites that would be of use
  • Days in October that are "official" dates - National Nut Day, United Nations Day...
  • Pre-Openers - a word search for the theme "To the Rescue", and how to rescue an ice cube.
  • Opening Ceremonies - A-M-E-R-I-C-A & Cub Scout Fire Detectives
  • Closing Ceremonies - H-A-L-L-O-W-E-E-N & SOS
  • Advancement Ceremonies - Rescue Advancement & Halloween Advancement
  • Audience Participation - Let's Go On A Ghost Hunt
  • Skits - The Doctor is In, The Good Samaritan, & Spooks
  • Games - House A Fire Relay; Rock, Paper, Scissors Tag; Detectives; & Morse Relay
  • Songs - To the Rescue, 9-1-1 Help
  • Sparklers - Cheers & Run-ons to go with the theme
  • Crafts - Egg Carton Fire Trucks, Life Preserver Neckerchief Slides, Fire Extinguishers, Band-aid Neckerchief Slide, Film Canister First Aid Kit Neckerchief Slide, Cereal Box Gravestones, Egg Carton Spiders, Cool Whip Lid / Grocery Sack Ghost, Milk Container Pumpkins, & Pumpkin Neckerchief Slide
  • Food Fun - Fire Hose, Burning Biscuits, Witches' Brew, Monster Toes, Tricky Treat, Creepy Spiders, Candy Corn Crispy Rice Treats, & Squashed Frogs

Monday, October 16, 2017


This skit was published in the September 2011 issue of Baloo’s Bugle.

The great thing about this Cub Scout skit is its flexibility with the number of participants. You need a narrator, a ghost, and a Cub Scout. You can use as many of the following characters as you want. If you only have 4 or 5 boys, use only that many. If you have more than 12, pair them up so that you have 2 pumpkins, 2 spiders, etc.

Black Cat

Narrator: One night a ghost was out walking, and he met a jack-o-lantern.
Ghost: “I am the ghost with the bloody finger!”
Jack-o-lantern: Screams, and runs away.
Narrator: “Next the ghost met a spider.”
Ghost: “I am the ghost with the bloody finger!”
Spider: Screams, and runs away.
Narrator: “Next the ghost met vampire.”
Ghost: “I am the ghost with the bloody finger!”
Vampire: Screams, and runs away.

Continue for as many characters as you need.

Narrator: “Then the ghost met a Cub Scout.”
Ghost: “I am the ghost with the bloody finger!”
Cub Scout: “Well, put a band-aid on it!”

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

ORIGINAL Cub Scout Webelos and Arrow of Light PRINTABLE Record Tracking and Organization Work Sheet for the New Program - Free - Arrow of Light requirements to help Leaders and Parents

Thank you to Annaleis for updating this tracking sheet on Sept 18, 2017.  Tracking, planning, and recognition are so important in Cub Scouts.  This new tracking sheet will help you be able to keep track of where each boy is at towards the Webelos and Arrow of Light requirements.  I like to print this tracking sheet on cardstock, and I print one sheet for each boy to be kept in my leader binder next to their tracking sheet for their Religious Award.  I keep a different tab for every boy with all the tracking sheets (Age Group & Religious Award).  Then I have complete information on each boy.  It helps to do it this way if you do one requirement one week and a different one other weeks.  Not every boy is there every week.  By doing this, I can always know where each boy is at, and it is all in one place.  I keep a roll, and next to the roll I write down what we did that week, and then every couple of weeks I update all the tracking sheets for every boy.  If the parents ever have questions, I always have a place to look back at on the roll, and I can always copy each tracking sheet to show them where their boy is.  Thanks to Annaleis Smith from the Utah National Parks Council who shared this tracking sheet with us.

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  • To print this NEW for 2017 - Original Webelos Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE   (updated 9-18-17)

  •  print the NEW - Original Tiger Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print the NEW - Original Wolf Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print the NEW - Original Bear Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Celeste Explains Why You Should Attend Akela's Council

Celeste explains why you should attend Akela's Council.  For more info, please go to akelascouncil.com.