Scouting Fun to get you Out and Scouting
- Defend the castle; slay some dragons. Or, at least pretend to. Have some extra cardboard boxes laying around? Break out the seventh Cub Scout essential (duck tape) and make a Duck Tape Sword and Shield - https://30minutecrafts.com/2014/03/duck-tape-sword-shield.html Want more? Fancy it up with a second blade and a shield - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjnIhp_TBPc and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmTJUjSG_PY
- Take your WEBELOS/AOL Scout camping at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in March - register now - https://www.chattnaturecenter.org/education/scouts/scouts-bsa/ The Chattahoochee Nature Center has lots of other programs for Scouts that you can check out at the same link.
- Did you build the Pinewood Derby car of your dreams this year? If not, and you’ve got a box of Lego pieces laying around - about $9 will get you some real deal Pinewood wheels that you can use with your Legos to make the impossible possible. https://www.pinewoodpro.com/lego-derby-car-racing.php or https://www.amazon.com/Pinewood-Pro-PRO-Brick-Wheel/dp/B00V548X36 (Please note that Lego cars are probably not legal in most Scout Pinewood Derbies, but you could ask - and you may want to break out the Crazy glue.)
- Make hand washing fun again (maybe) with your own zany homemade soaps - https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/how-to-make-soap
- Celebrate love day by sharing some of it. Looking for some safe pandemic service? Pickup a pencil and write a short note of thanks and appreciation to the special people in your life. Actually write it on real paper, and send it in the mail - you’ll really surprise people. Who should you write to? It could be anyone you know who’s a firefighter, police officer, EMS, doctor, teacher, or caring adult in your life. It’s like sending a Valentine, but for the awesome people in our lives.
- Scout Sunday, Sabbath, & Jumuah - A Scout is Reverent and Friendly, so why not be reverent with your Scout friends? Find out more about Scouting’s calendar of religious observances here: https://www.atlantabsa.org/dutytogod and make a plan to attend as a unit, patrol, den, or family with others of your faith. It’s what a Scout does in February.
- Easy Cub Scout Cooking - Grilled Cheese - https://youtu.be/dRx3h_2nPbA
- Backyard Cub Scout Tricks - Survival Necklace - https://youtu.be/ihML2K-Gbxk
- 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 book “How 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.
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Fight boredom with these fun ideas to get out and about.
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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