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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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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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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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