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Soda Bottle Lid Mini Capsule

Today’s craft is another that comes to us from BrianGreen.net. Brian Green has some great crafts on his website when it comes to lightening your backpack when hiking or camping. This craft is a simple capsule for carrying small items in such as aspirin or even salt and pepper if you add a separator between the two lids.

Materials:

  • Two plastic soda bottles
  • Super glue
  • Jigsaw
  • File
  • Sander
  • Vice or clamps

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April 2012 Achievement of the Month – Tiger #5: Let’s Go Outdoors

April’s Core Value is Faith and the supplemental theme is Cub Scouts Give Thanks. While I could have chosen the Religious Emblem as our achievement of the month, I decided against it as it is generally not a craft-friendly award and the requirements are different based on faith. This months Achievement of the Month is Tiger #5: Let’s Go Outdoors, which features the Character Connection for Faith.

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100 Followers Giveaway!!

Here it is folks – as promised!! Today our Cub Scout Crafts board on Pinterest surpassed 100 followers! Thank you to everyone who has followed us and continues to share our board with your friends, scout leaders, and parents.  And if you’re not following us on Pinterest…….why not?? Head on over now and follow our board and catch all the crafts we pin from here and elsewhere. And now….the moment you’ve all been waiting for.

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Religious Knot Ceremony Display

For the upcoming April Core Value of Faith, I found this craft in the April Pack Meeting Resource Guide. This craft is a great aide in presenting boys with their Religious Emblem award. It is relatively simple to create, and as a bonus, you could very easily create different versions to aid in presenting other award knots, such as leader knots.

Materials:

  • Plywood (or other wooden board)
  • Purple craft felt
  • Rope
  • Silver spray paint
  • Adhesive spray
  • Wood glue
  • Hot Glue gun

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Single Use Antibiotic Doses

This may not be as big of a deal with cub scouts as it would be for boy scouts since with cubs we don’t do a lot of extended overnight camping and hiking trips. However, even when out on a day hike, we (and our cubs) don’t want to be carry a bunch of unnecessary weight. This is a great way to carry antibiotic ointment with you during those hikes or campouts. The problem is, even the single use packets you can buy are often WAY more than is necessary for a small cut or abrasion. These single use doses will give you just enough antibiotic ointment and won’t take up hardly any room nor add much weight to your pack. AND they’re quick and easy to make. You can find the original source of this craft, and other great camping and outdoors ideas, at briangreen.net.

Materials:

  • Plastic drinking straws
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Lighter or other flame source

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