Put on your construction hats and dig in! Kids love to build things and work with tools and wood. Learn about different kinds of wood and where it comes from. Make gifts for your family or bird or bat houses for the community. Build a pinewood derby car. Work with your family to make repairs around your home. Visit the local hardware store or home- improvement store and see all the different tools. Get permission to visit a local construction site. Since the best gifts are often homemade, make handcrafted awards to present at the pack meeting.
Cub Scouts can work on advancements focusing on art and tools (Lions: Build It Up, Knock It Down; Bear: Baloo the Builder; Bear: Bear Claws; Webelos Scout: Build It; Webelos Scout: Fix It).
The volunteer committee is working on updating these resources with the most recent advancement changes, including the addition of girls and Lions. If you find any errors, suggestions for changes, improvements, or additional ideas, let us know.
Construction Theme Ideas
Pack meeting and blue and gold banquet ideas including skits, songs, advancement ceremonies, opening/closing ceremonies and more can be found in our theme ideas:
Construction Theme Ideas (.pdf) (.doc)
Construction-themed placemats can be to used as a gathering activity to help promote day camp. Print one-sided to two-sided. Before printing, insert the date, time, location and web URL of your district day camp on page 2.
Construction Placemat for readers Construction Placemat for non-readers
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For feedback on our pack meeting ideas, leader resources, and program planning resources, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.