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Do Your Best Block

I was recently asked to be an assistant Den Mother in my son’s Wolf Den in Cub Scouts.  I am excited to be involved with him in this fun adventure, but I have to admit, learning the scouting “ropes” is like learning an entirely new language.  I don’t understand half of what they’re talking about in meetings, but I’m hoping I’ll learn quickly. 😉
We have a pretty large den- 10 boys now.  With many of them just barely joining our den, we decided it would be a good idea to help them get their Bobcat right off in our Den.  But, since not all of them need their Bobcat, we thought it would be fun to have a project all of them could take home- even the more ‘seasoned’ scouts in our den.  This is what me made:

It’s the Cub Scout Motto and it’s something all scouts should know.  We thought it would be a fun reminder the boys could keep in their rooms.  (plus, it’s a pretty good motto even if you’re not a scout 😉 )  We cut 4″ blocks from a 2X4, sanded them and then let the boys get to work.  The painted them blue and then used glue sticks to glue down the letters we had cut from cardstock using a Cricut.  It might be easier to use vinyl, but we were trying to keep costs down.
The boys seemed pretty happy with them, which is what really matters. 🙂

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  • Kristie
    January 26, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I just pinned that.
    What a great motto, and what a great thing to remember.
    This just might become my word (words) for the year.

  • Lorene (just Lu)
    January 27, 2012 at 1:11 am

    You are a saint. They were joking about putting me in Cub Scouts and I told them to please wait until my son was at least that age… then I will do my time! 🙂

  • Gwen @ Gwenny Penny
    January 30, 2012 at 5:05 am

    Cute idea, Amy! Great project for the boys.