Low-Preparation Versions of Traditional
These are easy versions of traditional Cub Scout activities that
require little preparation and are built and used in one pack meeting.
Milk Carton Regatta
sailing ships out of ½
of a small milk carton with drinking straws as masts and paper for a
sail. (Use the larger 2-cup carton, the smaller
ones don't work well.) Clay or rock weights in the back
of the ship are helpful to keep it from tipping over when the Cub Scout
is blowing on the sail.Let the kids color
or staple colored paper on the ships for decorations.
the top off of
a bell pepper, gourd, zucchini, or other vegetable and hollow it out
spoon.Then stick one or two shish-kebab
skewers into it for masts and tape on a small piece of paper for a sail.
Pop Bottle Space Derby
Make pop bottle rocket launchers and shoot them off. This is a
great summer activity since the kids will get very wet.
Instant Pinewood Derby
standard wood kits. Give kids 15 minutes to paint them with
water-based paints or markers and install the
wheels. Then race the cars.