& DEN ACTIVITIES
Many of our servicemen and
servicewomen are being called away from their homes.
And some of these Patriots own pets.
Contact your local animal shelter to find out a way to seek information
on how to adopt their pets while they are away.
Where I live our local no-kill shelter, the Ark, is providing information
about how to help.
We used this same ideas and also made
Santa Claus windsocks.
Paper Roll Turkey
Take a toilet
paper roll tube and cover it with brown construction paper. Trace both
hands on white paper and let child color feathers. Cut out hands. Cut thumb off.
Lay tube horizontally. Glue hands to back of tube. Cut out peanut shape for head
and glue to the front of tube. Use a red piece of felt to droop down from top of
his head. add wiggle eyes.
for the Birds—Suet Recipes
am having a Suet-Making party Yes, an
It’s for the Birds Party
I am using some old cake pans
to pack these in until they get hard enough to remove.
Also, remember, be very careful having melted suet around the Cubs.
Ideally, for this activity, have everyone wear old clothes, and buckets
with warm soapy water for clean up. Sometimes
you will be only to find suet at a Butcher Shop if you can’t find that, try
lard of shortening.
4 1/2 cups ground fresh suet
3/4 cup dried and fine ground bakery
goods (whole-wheat or cracked-wheat bread or crackers are best)
1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds
1/4 cup millet
1/4 cup dried and chopped fruit
(currants, raisins, or berries)
3/4 cup dried and fine ground meat
Melt suet in a saucepan over low
heat. Mix the rest of the
ingredients together in a large bowl. Allow
the suet to cool until slightly thickened, stir it into the mixture in the bowl.
Pour or pack into forms or suet
feeders; smear onto tree trunks or overhanging limbs and branches; or pack into
Hard Suet Cakes
1/2 lb. fresh ground suet
1/3 cup sunflower seed
2/3 cup wild bird seed (mix)
1/8 cup chopped peanuts
1/4 cup raisins
Melt suet in a saucepan over low
heat. Allow it to cool thoroughly, then reheat it.
Mix the rest of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Allow the suet to cool until slightly thickened, then stir it
into the mixture in the bowl. Mix thoroughly.
Pour into pie pan or form, or pack into suet feeders.
Optional or substitute ingredients: millet (or other birdseed), cornmeal,
cooked noodles, chopped berries, dried fruit.
1 part peanut butter
1 part shortening
1 part flour
3 parts cornmeal
1 part cracked corn
black oil sunflower seeds and/or mixed seed
1 part Melted Beef Suet
1 part Peanut Butter
6 parts Cornmeal
Melt Suet then mix in Peanut Butter
and Cornmeal. Spoon into paper-lined muffin tins and cool. Store in freezer till
1 pound Suet in small pieces
1 Cup Yellow Cornmeal
1 Cup Rolled Oats
1 Cup Chunk-style Peanut Butter
1 Cup mixed Wild Bird Seed
1 Cup Sunflower Seed
Melt suet over low flame. Stir in
rest of ingredients to blend. Pour into paper-lined muffin tins. Chill until
hardened. These may be frozen also.
2 Cups Bread Crumbs
1 Handful Nuts (unsalted)
3 Chopped Apples (seeds too!)
2 Handfuls raisins
1 Cup sugar
1/4 Cup Cornmeal
1/2 Pound Ground Suet
1/2 Cup Flour
1 8 0z. Jar Peanut Butter
1 Cup Wild Bird Seed
Mix ingredients and add enough bacon
drippings to hold it all together. Shape into balls or press into pine cones.
You may also make a simple Suet
Feeder out of a milk carton. Just pour hot ingredients into the carton, let cool
then cut the sides out. Other
ingredients that you can add or just set out on your feeder are: Ground eggs
shells, fine gravel or sand (for grit), cheese, dry cereal, coconut (raw),
cornbread, cracker crumbs, dog biscuits (chopped fine), ears of sweet corn.
Don't forget the seeds from all of your veggies!
Litter Basket Slide
Simon Kenton Council
Needed: Jet Dry basket (from dishwasher), black
plastic bag, pipe cleaner, paper and glue.
Thread the pipe cleaner through the basket and form a ring for the
Glue the black plastic into the
basket to form a trash bag. Make a
little sign with paper that says “Litter” and glue the sign to front of
basket. Fill basket with wadded paper scraps and glue in place.
Simon Kenton Council
Needed: 1 large orange chenille bump, one
4" white pipe cleaner, two 1" yellow pipe cleaners, 8 - 10 orange
feathers, two 1/2" squares yellow felt, half of a 2" Styrofoam ball,
glue, brown paint, two 4mm wobble eyes Instructions: Cut the 2" Styrofoam ball in half and paint brown
and set aside to dry. Shape
chenille bump and glue on eyes. Take
the yellow pipe cleaners and bend 3/8" into an "L" shape.
Cut the yellow felt to make feet and glue to the yellow pipe cleaner.
Glue the end of the chenille bump into the center back of the ball.
Glue feet on back of the ball at
bottom. Glue 8 or more feathers around the back of the styrofoam ball and glue 2
small feathers in the side for wings. Finish
by gluing a 4: pipe cleaner loop into of the back.
Write a Hometown Hero Tall Story
York Adams Council
It’s highly unlikely that the boys
want to sit down with pen and paper in hand and write up their own stories—too
much like being in school! So,
instead, have them work together with the leaders to create a tall story of
their modern-day hometown hero. Start
with a whiteboard or sheets of newsprint hung on the walls.
You will need to coach/coax them in coming up with a “hero,” but if
you start with a “main event” that the hero accomplished, things should flow
fairly well from there. For
example, if you give them some ideas for the main event, like “forming the
Susquehanna River,” or “raising the Blue Mountain,” then they can come up
with the hero and how the event was accomplished.
Gather as many ideas as you can from them and then help them put together
a chronology or timeline. Finally, piece together an outline for the few
paragraphs the story should be and help them draft it.
When it’s all done, make sure it gets printed in the next Pack
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