Scouting Fun to get you Out and Scouting

February 2021

January 2021

  • Scouting For Food is a great way to work together to give back to our community! There are just five easy steps to give back. Click here for more information and to get started.
  • It’s January, what else are you going to do but build a crazy awesome Pinewood Derby Car?  Boys’ Life Magazine has a bunch of great tips from wheels, to weigh, to paint.  Lots of great design inspiration as well, in case your Scout is having a creative dry spell. Click here to get started!
  • It’s cold, let’s celebrate that fact.  Keep those feelings of joy going by making a winter wreath
  • Add a new game to family game night, like chess. Make your own chess set and then learn how to play 
  • If you can’t get enough chess, and want to up your game, check out the bookHow To Beat Your Dad At Chess” by Murray Chandler.  It’s also good for beating moms, brothers, sisters, friends, and Cubmasters.   
  • Grab a flashlight and turn off the lights.  The magical world of shadow puppets awaits.  Get some practice in now, to impress your buddies at summer camp.  https://offspring.lifehacker.com/how-to-make-great-shadow-puppets-1836043810 and https://etc.usf.edu/clipart/galleries/266-hand-shadow-puppetry
  • Too cold to go outside?  Do some Scouty coloring. Click here to get started!
  • Launch! Build a popsicle stick catapult, awesome with soft pom-poms or little marshmallows or cereal.  No Lego castle is complete without one. Click here to get started!
  • Helping the community - from food donations to furry friends, donations of supplies, time, and money are obviously needed now more than ever.  The AJC has a great list of 100 local organizations that need help helping others. There’s bound to be one that fits your comfort level during the pandemic. Click here for more information.
  • Packrat Walkabout - Take a stroll through your neighborhood or favorite park and collect as much litter as you can; then bring it home and send it to the dump via your trusty sanitation provider.  You’ll be taking care of our environment, and providing shelter building supplies for rats in the colder months.
  • What Cub doesn’t love a great living room furniture fort?  They can also save the day if you are without heat.  Check out this cool video from Eagle Scout Creek Stewart’s outfit, and then tear apart the living room with your Scout. Creek’s Home Survival Shelter 
  • Easy Cub Scout Camp Cooking - Cinnamon sugar toast. https://youtu.be/wNkKguWvhTg
  • Backyard Cub Scout Tricks - Build a simple shelter with a Y branch. Use it for hide and seek and beyond. Click here to learn more.

Looking for more ideas? Download the Scouting Fun Archive.


Impromptu Fun

Fight boredom with these fun ideas to get out and about.

  • Family hikes
  • Family bike rides
  • Social distance picnic in the park
  • Photo scavenger hunts
  • Virtual Game Night/Family Game Night
  • Ice Cream/Snow Cone Meet Up
  • Fitness in the Park
  • Family Food Drive
  • Card/letter writing for senior center
  • Virtual Campfire with family skits/songs
  • Fishing day
  • Rock painting & placement in public setting
  • Noodle Tag
  • Kickball
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Backyard Campout
  • Plant a home garden
  • Virtual Chef Challenge
  • DIY Craft Share
  • Egg Drop Challenge
  • Virtual Museum Tour
  • Karaoke/Dance Party
  • Stargaze/Comet/ISS Watch party
  • Geocaching
  • Family Field Day

Socially Distant Service Work

Help others, be safe.

  • Send a special video message to a local nursing home for their residents.
  • Help a close neighbor with grocery pick-up/delivery.
  • Send "Thank you" messages to local first-responders, healthcare workers, and essential employees.
  • Donate blood if you are of age.
  • Call your loved ones to check in on them.
  • Go to the park with your family and clean up an area while observing social distancing.
  • While going for a walk, clean up litter on the side of the road with your family in your neighborhood.
  • Send food to local first-responders.

 

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