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Big Idea #12--Make Your Own
Denver Area Council

Have a "family finger-painting party" and each family brings cookies; practice the Pledge of Allegiance; Go to a dairy and see how they make ice cream, then come home and make your own "Kick the can ice-cream". A suggestion from Chris: Always try out crafts and recipes before doing them with your Cubs.

Kick-The-Can Ice Cream
You will need:
1 one pound empty coffee can with plastic lid; 1 three pound coffee can with plastic lid; duct tape; 1 cup milk; 1 cup whipping cream; 1/2 cup sugar; 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; nuts or fruit as desired; crushed ice; 1 1/5 cups of rock salt (at least this much)
Put all ingredients except ice and rock salt in a clean one pound coffee can and seal it with a tight fitting plastic lid. Seal with duct tape. Place can with ingredients inside a three-pound coffee can. Pack the larger can with crushed ice around the smaller can. Pour at least 3/4-cup rock salt evenly over the ice. Place lid on larger can and tape shut. Have the tigers sit on a flat surface facing each other and have them push the can back-n-forth for about 10 min. When ice has melted open large can and repack with ice and salt. Have Tigers roll can for another 10 min more. When done open both cans and enjoy about 3 cups of soft ice cream.

FINGER PAINT RECIPE-reprinted with permission from Sarah. Visit her site that has many more fun recipes

1/4 cup cornstarch
2 cups water
food coloring
Mix ingredients in saucepan. Boil until mixture thickens. Allow to cool, then pour into jars or other storage containers and color with food coloring. Best used on a glossy paper, such as butcher or shelf paper.

Tiger Tootsie Rolls
Greater St. Louis Area Council

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons margarine at room temperature, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 cup corn syrup, 3 cups powdered sugar, 2 squared melted chocolate, 3/4 cup dry powdered milk.
Process: Put all ingredients in a zip lock bag and knead until mixed. Roll into balls or log shapes.

Soap Crayons
Greater St. Louis Area Council

Mix 1 cup laundry soap, 30-40 drops of food coloring. Add water by the teaspoonful until the soap is liquid. Stir well. Pack the soap into ice cube trays. Set in a sunny window, dry place for 2 days. Crayons will become hard and are great for writing in the sink or tub.

Big Idea #6 Know Community

Visit a hospital, city hall, police station, local museum, post office, etc. Walk there if you can and point out other town landmarks. Practice the Tiger motto and your den yell. Make a list of places that each Tiger likes to go visit in his community and have them tell why it is important to him. Make sock puppets or sack puppets of people that represent people in your community (i.e., policeman, mayor, scoutmaster) then present a play. Maybe you can give your play at the next pack meeting.
You can find a whole section in the Cub Scout Leader How-To Book on puppets. This book is available from your Council office.

Clean Up Treasure Hunt
Greater St. Louis Area Council

Conduct a clean-up treasure hunt on your school grounds or in your neighborhood. Not only will you have fun looking for the items listed, but you will pick up litter as well.
Divide the group into teams of two or more. Give each team two-trash bags, gloves, and a copy of the Wanted List. Set a time limit. Spread out and search for the items on the list. As you find the items, check them off the list, and carefully pick them up and place them in one of the bags. Put any unlisted litter you find in the other bag. When time is up, see which team has found the largest number of the listed items, and declare this team the winner. Sort all the litter into boxes labeled; glass, paper, metal, plastic, and organic. Dispose of the litter properly. Return, reuse or recycle what you can. Discard the rest by putting in a trash bin.


A ball point pen

A bottle cap

A pencil

A blue object

A broken crayon

A red object

A candy wrapper

A yellow object

A lunch bag

Something lost

Something glass

A paper clip

Something metal

A piece of clothing

Something plastic

Notebook paper

A rubber band

Something square

A leaf or twig

An aluminum can

Tigers Song
(Tune: Mickey Mouse Club Song)
Sam Houston Area Council

Who's the tigers in the pack
You know that's him and me
T I G E R S, Tigers all are we
Hey There, Hi There, Ho There,
We're as happy as can be.

T I G E R S, Tigers all are we.

Tiger Cub, Go and See
Tiger Cubs, Go and See
We hold our scouting values nice and high
Come and join us, Tiger Cubs
They're made for you and me
T I G E R S, Tigers all are we.

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