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Pretzel (Faith) Neckerchief Slide

How many of you does this sound like? I had our April pack meeting all set to go and planned out, it was going to be great. I had all my ceremonies, props, activities, etc. Everything was ready. Then, a couple hours before pack meeting, I get a text message from our Committee Chair that we can’t use the gym at our church building where we meet because another group is using it. This means that we have to use one of the smaller rooms which won’t fit any of our games, activities, nothing. Sound familiar?

So, at the last minute I had to come up with a whole new pack meeting. The core value for April was Faith so our pack meeting was centered around that. With little ideas coming to mind, I jumped immediately to Baloo’s Bugle. In there I found instructions to make a simple neckerchief slide out of a pretzel, some craft foam, and pvc pipe. There is also a great story to go along with it that you can share that tells the history of the pretzel and how it relates to faith (see below). Unfortunately, I only have pictures of the finished product, but it’s a very simple craft so the step-by-step pictures really aren’t necessary.

Materials:

  • 1/2″ PVC pipe 1-2″ long
  • Craft foam
  • Pretzels
  • Hot Glue

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It’s been a while. New crafts coming soon!

As you may have noticed, it’s been a while since I last posted (almost 2 months now). Things have been extremely busy for me lately which has definitely hindered my ability to craft and post. Among other things, in the scouting world our pack has been getting ready for summer, day camp, done some service projects, and a couple outings among others. Lastly, I spent all last week (5/28-6/2) at Wood Badge training!! Yes, I am a Wood Badger now! It was an amazing experience and I encourage all leaders to make time to attend. I am currently doing the project planning for my tickets, one of which is a large craft item which I will definitely post here once it is complete. I will make sure to update once I am done with my tickets and have earned my beads as well. For those who are familiar with Wood Badge, or are Wood Badgers themselves, I’m sure this question is burning on your mind: “What patrol am I?” Well………

“I used to be a Bear, a good ‘ol Bear too,
But now I’m finished Bearing, I don’t know what to do.
I’m growing old and feeble, and I can Bear no more,
So I’m going to work my ticket if I can.

Back to Gilwell, happy land,
I’m going to work my ticket if I can!!”

How about you? Are you a Wood Badger? What critter are you? Share your experience (and your patrol) with others in the comments. Also be sure to check back for new crafts coming soon. And as always, if you have a craft you would like to submit, we would love to post it.  Please email any/all images plus detailed instructions and a suggested category/categories for your post to cubmaster[at]cubscoutcrafts[dot]com.

 
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Toilet Paper Tube Pen Holder

I got the idea for today’s craft from Shelley at Sew & Dipity. The craft is pretty simple but will prove itself extremely useful. I don’t know about you, but I can never find a pen or marker when I need one. I have a dry erase board for one of the vertical walls on my desk and this will work perfectly there.

You don’t even have to do it as fancy as Shelley or I did with the scrapbook paper, but if you have some lying around, it’s a great way to spice it up. Otherwise, you could find a design you like and just print it out on regular printer paper and use that, it really doesn’t matter. This was also my first Mod Podge project and I really liked it!

Materials:

  • Toilet Paper Tube
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Tape
  • Mod Podge
  • Magnets
  • Hot Glue

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Aluminum Can Crusher

Today’s craft is a recycling craft that can actually be a money maker for your pack, as it was for afectionknit, where I found today’s craft. I actually had some 2×4′s left over from my Belt Loop and Pin Display Case as well as some wood screws. Thus I only had to pick up a strap hinge and a handle for just a couple bucks to complete this.

Materials:

  • 2×4 wood
  • Wood screws
  • Handle
  • Strap Hinge
  • Jar Lids

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Belt Loop and Pin Display Case Giveaway Winner!!

Unfortunately, not quite the response to our giveaway that I had expected (hoped?), but still, a giveaway is a giveaway. Not as if the query was needed, but just for formality’s sake:
mysql> SELECT DISTINCT comment_author, comment_author_email FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_author_email NOT IN (‘cubmaster@cubscoutcrafts.com’,”) AND comment_post_ID=924 AND comment_date < ’2012-04-05 00:00:00′ ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 1;

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| comment_author | comment_author_email         |
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| Marianna B     | marianna.bailey@************ |
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Congratulations to Marianna B. I will contact you via the email address provided with your comment for further information. Stay tuned for more crafts and giveaways and thank you all for entering and sharing us with others.

In addition if you have a product, service, etc that you would like to donate for a giveaway, we will gladly accept it (scout related of course). Please contact me at cubmaster[at]cubscoutcrafts[dot]com to arrange it.

 
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