Holiday Parties - Celebrations

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Registered: 05-28-2000
Holiday Parties - Celebrations
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Wed, 12-07-2011 - 2:22pm

Are you doing anything with scouts?

The pack didn't do anything.

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Registered: 03-29-1999
Fri, 12-09-2011 - 7:53pm
I'm trying to come up with something. We have a meeting scheduled for next Sunday night and I'd like to pass out cookie stuff (starts January 1) and then do a Christmas activity. I thought about skating but the close-by rink has hockey on Sunday nights. Last year with the younger girls, we caroled through a neighborhood of one of the leaders, then went back to her house for cookies and hot chocolate. It was a lot of fun and the neighbors loved it. A few commented that they'd never had carolers come to their door before. We might do that again, but I wonder if the girls will be "too cool" for that. You know how 13-14 year olds can be.
Community Leader
Registered: 05-28-2000
Sun, 12-11-2011 - 9:07pm
I think cookies, hot chocolate, and caroling sounds like fun. It's tough though when you are not sure if the girls will sing or not.

ugh about cookie sales starting. I dread sales all the way around.
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Registered: 04-26-2002
Mon, 12-12-2011 - 3:36pm

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Registered: 04-26-2002
Thu, 12-15-2011 - 12:17pm
Ok- here's what we are doing besides the Sock exchange for the girls- Making Pop Tab Bracelets (I finally have enough pop tabs for each girl to make 1) using either ribbon or blue elastic cord- girl's choice.

We are also going to play: Blind Snowman (the catch- the paper is on a clipboard that you hold on your head, so it is the girl who is blind, not the snowman!... Then I give step by step instructions as follows:

Blind Snowman
Directions: Place a sheet of paper on a clipboard and hold on top of your head.

Using a pencil, draw a line on top of the page, then write your name on the line. Then draw 3 circles on top of each other in the middle of the page so they are just touching. Then draw 3 buttons up and down in the middle circle. Draw a hat on top of the top circle. Draw 2 stick arms- one from each side of the middle circle. Draw 2 eyes in the top circle along with a carrot nose and a mouth. Finally, draw a broom atthe end of one of the stick arms.

Remove drawing from the top of your head and score as follows:
Points possible: 15
1 point- if name is above line
1 point if name is written left to right
1 point for each circle that touches the one below it (possible 2 points)
1 point for hat touching top circle
1 point for Each Button IN the middle circle (possible 3)
1 point for Each Arm that touches the middle circle
1 point for Broom touching hand/arm
1 point for Each Eye, Carrot Nose, and Mouth that is IN top circle (possible 4)

And finally, we are going to drool over the camping booklet for Girl Scout camps that arrived in the mail this week! Or at least I hope to be able to drool over it!

-Jen
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Registered: 04-26-2002
Thu, 12-15-2011 - 12:21pm
And for the boys next week at our pack meeting, I found some links to holiday cub scout stuff that I forwarded to our Cubmaster. This is basically the e-mail I sent to him, just cut and pasted...

http://www.scoutermom.com/9577/ice-applause-snowball-applause/
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http://www.scoutermom.com/9769/twas-campout-christmas/

There's a PDF Printable version at this site... maybe use it for the Pack meeting as suggested?
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http://www.scoutermom.com/1522/the-twelve-days-of-camping-song/
David December 7, 2011 at 3:21 PM #

The Twelve Days of Camping

Sing this to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas

On the first day of camping,
My mommy sent to me
A hammock to tie to a tree!

On the second day of camping,
My mommy sent to me
Two cans of bug spray,
And a hammock to tie to a tree!

Hopefully you know how the song goes. Continue on as follows:

Third Day: Three bottles of sunscreen
Fourth Day: Four clean shirts
Fifth Day: Five underpants (ham it up!)
Sixth Day: Six bars of soap
Seventh Day: Seven chocolate chip cookies
Eighth Day: Eight boxes of Twinkies
Ninth Day: Nine bags of chips
Tenth Day: Ten cans of cola
Eleventh Day: Eleven pocketknives
Twelfth Day: Twelve bandaids

Another version that's posted in the comments on the same page- I like this one better.

On the first day of Christmas our Cubmaster gave to us
A Bobcat Badge turned upside down
2nd- 2 slides((in case we loose one)only said the first time)
3rd – 3 little numbers 5-6-2 (that is our pack #)
4th- 4 handbooks
5th- 5 pinewood derby cars
6th- 6 neckerchiefs
7th- 7 scout hats
8th- 8 tins of popcorn
9th- 9 knotted ropes
10th- 10 belt loops
11th- 11 arrow points
12th- 12 months of FUN (Cubmaster held up a calander)

For each day we had that number of props that the cubmaster had to keep giving to the Tiger den.

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Good Game:
http://www.scoutermom.com/1520/light-the-candle-game-for-cub-scouts/
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-26-2002
Thu, 12-15-2011 - 12:23pm
I just love being able to search the computer and use other people's ideas with the scouts- boys and girls... it makes life so much easier when we don't have to reinvent games/songs/crafts, but instead, just pick and choose what works for us and our group, then share our own ideas!
Community Leader
Registered: 05-28-2000
Thu, 12-15-2011 - 1:50pm
The game sounds fun :)

We gave out our derby cars, too - nothing wrapped. It would be nice to do them that way and have "Santa" hand them out.
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Community Leader
Registered: 05-28-2000
Thu, 12-15-2011 - 1:52pm
Cute Cub ideas. Thanks for sharing. I am already thinking how I can use them next week with the den :)
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Registered: 02-24-2010
Thu, 12-15-2011 - 2:25pm

Each troop has a party, one yesterday & one tonight.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Registered: 04-26-2002
Wed, 12-21-2011 - 3:03pm

Pack meeting was last night.

For opening, I had a place for kids to make cards for a local sick girl and a boy who we could cheer up for Christmas (but I only got back a total of 8 completed cards).