November 2001 Cub Scout
Volume 8, Issue 4|
Works of Art
Webelos Craftsman & Scientist
Tiger Cub Big Idea 5
PACK & DEN ACTIVITIES
challenge to other leaders to share slide ideas in the Bugle:
following email I got last month, and I am just getting around to sharing it.
comes from Carole in Florida
I'm a den leader for our pack.
The boys in my den look forward to the new themes every month and I can
always get them there on time for our first meeting of the month because they
know the for the gathering activity we'll be making a theme-related slide.
For last month's theme we took milk caps (I save EVERYTHING) sprayed
painted them white, then drew and black "x" and added the letters, R R
for our railroad crossing sign slide. A
long 1/2" pvc pipe cut into 1/4" rings goes a long way in our den.
month for the "Down on the Farm" theme, I bought a huge bag of farm
animals at a yard sale for $1.00. My
son and I washed them real good to get ready for next week's den meeting.
We'll attach the animals to a piece of indoor/outdoor carpet then attach
the carpet to the pvc pipe.
can't wait for the money theme month. We
found some play money--bills and coins--that are going to make some really cool
suggested a "slide show" at an upcoming roundtable so packs can show
off and share ideas.
Scouting is so much fun. I would
like to have others share slide ideas on your site!
Thanks so much,
Trapper Trails Council
a small piece of artificial tree, wreath, or garland.
Cut a 2 or 3 inch length. Attach
a ring like PVC pipe, or Chenille stick twisted around the tree.
Add glitter, sequins, or other trim to the tree.
stocking out of heavy cardboard. Cut
teddy bear out of cardboard or poster board.
Cover teddy bear with black felt. Add
wiggly eyes. Cut red fur or felt
slightly larger than cardboard. On
front, glue red fur (or felt to cardboard.
Glue teddy bear to top of sock. Add
white fur. Attach a ring to the
can be made from plaster, wood, or small cardboard box.
(I have even used thick Styrofoam—Baloo). Paint the gift any color, solid or add designs.
Then tie on some yarn for the ribbon, or use ribbon.
Glue in place if needed. Add
ring to the back. If you use
Styrofoam, can wrap it in Christmas paper.
Cub Scout Scavenger Hunt
Nahlik, Cubmaster, Pack 34, Glen Carbon, IL
And Bring Back:
A stick shaped like a letter of the alphabet
Leaves from four different
types of trees
A rock the size of your fist
Evidence of an insect
A plant seed
A piece of litter
Something that starts with the letter D
Something that is found as a pair
can be used for more than one category. Be
creative, extra points if no other group brings back the same object.
Be prepared to tell why your Item #15 is interesting.
Work as a team, stay with a buddy.
you can distribute this and others will use it as well.
Mini Beaded Indian Headdress
(Manuelita sent this for my January issue, THANKS,
15 small safety pins
6mm round beads
pieces of wire 10’’ and 6”
- 3/4 “ antique silver feathers
String “E” beads on pin in desired pattern.
Do all the pins the same way. Each
pin will represent a feather – Keep this in mind when choosing colors and
. Pinch head of pins
closed, so that they don’t open while wearing.
IMPORTANT SAFETY FEATURE!
6mm beads and heads of pins on wire. Start
with a pin and bend up about 1 1/2“ of wire and wrap around itself to keep on.
Alternate with beads and finish with pin.
Leave tail of wire about 1 1/2“ long and wrap it around itself like in
Make small loop onto
smaller piece of wire and place feather in loop.
Place “e” bead onto wire. String
the other end of the safety pins on wire, adjust and space.
Place another “e” bead on wire and clip wire to about 1/4” long and
make small loop and place other feather on.
Take tail left on end
clip to appropriate length and make loop on end.
Clip other side to length and make loop that goes through the first loop.
headdress can be made larger by changing the size of the safety pins and
adjusting the size of the beads.
Egg Carton Christmas Tree
Heart of America
3 egg cartons
small Christmas balls
a base from cardboard following
measurements shown, staple egg carton balls bottom up to cardboard.
silver garland around
edges and in between egg carton balls.
Staple a bow to either side of stem.
Glue small ornaments on
between egg carton balls.
Match color of ribbon,
and ornaments to color
of egg cartons.
Christmas Bell Corsage
Heart of America
small “Coffee Whitener” cups
small wire 5” long
Ribbon or yarn for bow
Floral Tape (optional)
cups up side down on masking tape to spray with paint.
Using a Tapestry or Darning needle, punch a hole in center bottom of each
cup. Run wire through bead and
twist tack around self to hold beads. Measure
1 inch from tip of bead and crimp or knot wires.
Run wire from inside cup through bottom of cup (top of bell).
Make three of these bells, twist the three wires together and tie on a
Tape may used to wrap wires after leaving -top of “bell” and to cover sharp
ends of wire
Heart of America Council
2 small cool whip containers with lids
2 medium containers with lids
Black Electrical Tape
2 - 17
mm moveable eyes
1 cotton ball for top of hat
Crochet scarf and earmuffs or cut from scraps of fabric.
Place lids on all containers.
Spray one small one with black paint.
When paints dry, glue two small containers together lid to lid.
Repeat with medium containers.
Glue bottom of small white container to bottom of a medium container.
Place electrical tape around containers where lids fit together.
Glue features in place as pictured.
Glue a gold sequin in center of each button. Glue earmuffs to sides of head and tie scarf around neck.
You need two large coffee cans.
Clean and dry them. Get
your Den Leader to help you make two holes in the can, one on one side and then
one on the other. Then you do the
same with the second can.
Run the end of a rope into one hole and then the
other end through the other hole on one of the cans. Get help to measure how long the rope should be according to
how tall you are while your standing on the can.
After you have the length you need tie the two loose ends together inside
the can. Cut off any excess rope. Repeat
for other can. Now you have stilts
to walk around on. Lots of fun.
Heart of America Council
20 Round toothpicks
Creche scene from Christmas card
Yarn, Braid, etc., for hanger
Glue a toothpick on each side of
picture. Then glue one for each
side of roof. Follow with one for
ceiling and one for floor. Repeat
this sequence until there are toothpicks 3 deep all around; then add one more to
each side of roof. When dry fasten
yarn hanger at top.
For Den Leaders And Packs
of America Council
Program Helps give an abundance
of ideas for a full month’s program but for those times that nothing seems to
fit, check over this list.
Den uniform inspection
Indoor track meet(see games
Visit a newspaper office
Visit a zoo
Kickball game using rag ball
Visit a farm
Den bowling tournament
Dads take den to sporting event
Ice or roller-skating
Dad with interesting job tells
Dad with hobby tells and displays
Work on achievements boys need
Treasure or scavenger hunt
Paper airplane contest
Marble shooting contest
Safety inspection of boys’
Pet exhibit (each brings a pet)
Handicraft-beads, belts, etc.
Scrambled word game (Cub words)
Coin collector show coins
Make games, ring toss etc.
Use Pinewood Derby cars on floor
Make place mats of Christmas
High School athlete tells about
Visit an historical spot
Explorer tell about a trip to Philmont
Visit a weather station
Collect and mount leaves
Collect and make leaf prints
Trip to museum
Trip to fire station (make appt)
Visit railroad station
Visit police station (make appt)
Night meeting to study stars
Have a song fest
Each Cub make a model
Visit radio station
Visit telephone company
Visit elderly folks’ home, sing
or play games
Cubs put on den meeting for
Have a game day
Have a Lifeguard explain water
Visit different churches and look
at the colored windows
Entertain little brothers with a
Service project for sponsor
Design new closing ceremony
Visit library (each boy gets
card, takes out a book)
Boys mix, bake, eat cookies
Look at things with microscope
Magic Day -
each Cub does a magic trick
Judge weights, heights
Make a den doodle
Postman tells of his work
Develop new den skits
Tour two blocks to look for
safety hazards and correct one
Make holiday costumes
Plant a garden
Make something of paper mache
Make den scrapbook
Plan future den activities
Ball game with another den
Boys bring their collections
Stamp collector shows stamps
Build a den equipment box
Make collage of old Christmas
Joke telling-Pick best by vote
Fishing for prizes
Visit a civic building for tour
Ask a Scout to tell about a trip
Make mother’s day gifts
Make Christmas gifts
Make grandparent’s day cards
Make Father’s Day gifts
Visit a local factory
Without a watch, each Cub tries
to walk around block in an exact number of minutes.
Learn to swim with dads’
Help make things for sick
children in hospital
Visit an airport
Make tray favors for elderly
Plan some new openings
Go on a hike for a purpose (how
many trees, birds, etc.)
I’d rather _____________
Make popcorn balls and eat them.
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