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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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Eagle Claw Necklace

This is one of  the first crafts that I made.  Is it fair if it came from a kit? Sure, why not?  I bought this Eagle Claw Necklace Kit from my local scout shop (you can also purchase online).  For about $6, it’s not a terribly bad deal.  However, it can be made for a lot cheaper if you have all the materials.  So, if you don’t have the kit, here is what you need to make it:

Materials:

  • Approximately 30″ of string
  • 30 pony beads
  • 8 bone beads
  • 2 Plastic Eagle Claws (scoutstuff.org)

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Native American Bead Strands

This was a costume accessory idea I got from a member of my local Wipala Wiki Lodge of the Order of the Arrow at our 2012 Cub Scout Pow Wow.  I’m not sure if there is a technical name for them or not, but I’m referring to them as bead strands.  As you can see from the picture below, he has them just attached at his waist on either side. I thought it was a neat, and simple accessory, so I made some.  I plan on having 6 on each side of my costume. Here are some pictures (and instructions) for the first 6 I made, 2 each of red, white, and blue.

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2 Native American Necklaces

Unlike my Eagle Claw Necklace, these two Native American Necklaces I made from scratch out of Wood Beads, Pony Beads, Eagle Claws, and some medallions.  Both of these necklaces are part of my Native American costume I use for ceremonies but could be used for Wolf Elective #10c or other Native American activities. Learning to tie the square knot and bowline knots will also partially complete Bear achievement #22b

Wooded Eagle Claw Necklace

I got this necklace idea from a member of my local Wipala Wiki Lodge of the Order of the Arrow at our 2012 Cub Scout Pow Wow.  I can’t say this is the only idea I “borrowed” from them and I will be posting those here as well. The wood beads I picked up at Walmart as well as the medallion and string. I found the medallion in the craft/jewelry section on the bottom shelf in a box of a bunch of small random bags for $1. It’s simple a semi-hollowed out piece of wood with (what I thought) a Native American design pained on it.

Materials:

  • 4 Plastic Eagle Claws (scoutstuff.org)
  • 18 Wood Beads
  • 1 Medallion
  • Approximately 30″ of string

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Candy Dice Game

This was a game I picked up at our 2012 Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow. I took a class on games and had a blast and learned a ton of games.  This game I did not fare to well at but it was a lot of fun.  Not only can this game be played at den meetings and pack meetings, but you could also play it at family gatherings or even at home one evening with your own family.

To make the die, I found a large wooden block at my parent’s house and cut it into a cube. I then sanded the edges and corners to help it roll better and then painted it white. Depending on the size of your block you can write the actions on the sides, paint them, or use adhesive lettering.

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