Cub Scout Hobby
As noted in Scouters' Tip - PAB, existing inventory for Photographer Badge should be used before new designs are used. The ScoutShop may not have new Canadian Path based badges until the 2011 program change versions are used. Being wise in the use of your Group's inventory is also recommended
From the Scouter Manual:
Cub Scout Hobby
Objective: I will explore a new hobby or learn new skills in a hobby I already do.
When planning your adventure, think about including:
- an adventure in which you learn a hobby that you have never tried before or a new skill in a hobby you already do
- an adventure in which you teach or demonstrate your hobby to someone else
Here are some ideas to help you start creating your own adventures
Note: some of these ideas might be made into more than one adventure.
- Do you have a collection or several collections? If not, start a collection. Ask family members what they collected or are still collecting. Do they still have their collections?
- Learn about the collections in a museum. What is most fascinating? What is the oldest item? Where were the items collected? What is the story behind the collection?
- Enjoy photography? Learn more about composing a great photo and then be the Pack photographer on the next adventure, creating a photo journal to share with everyone.
- Have you ever sewed on a button? Or used a sewing machine? Learn these skills and create a basic craft, like a hand puppet.
- Love board games? Pick one to learn or develop skills in a game such as chess or checkers. Or set up a board game evening for family, friends or your Pack.
- What are your favourite kinds of books: informational, fiction, fantasy, science fiction, graphic novels, picture books, poetry, etc.? Try writing and/or illustrating your own.
- Read an e-book or an online book and then a paper copy of the same book. What do you notice? Which do you prefer?
- Pick a new hobby. Maybe it is building a model, knitting, painting or drawing, rug hooking, whittling, bird watching, insect watching or fishing. Try it out. Learn some basic skills. What did you enjoy? Would you keep doing this hobby?
- Select a book that you enjoyed when you were younger. Practice it and then read it aloud to a younger child, such as a Beaver Scout.
- Go to a used book store or library to look for copies of “The Jungle Book”. You might find many different editions! Or collect books of a favourite author or a favourite topic.
- Learn about origami and the story of 1,000 paper cranes. Learn to fold a certain shape of origami (how about a wolf cub?) and then teach the folding to your Lair.
- Have you ever made candles? Learn some different techniques - pouring, dipping, rolling sheets of beeswax, and make some candles to give away.
- How are your yo-yo skills? Learn how to work a yo-yo and set yourself a challenge for length of time and some tricks you can learn.
- Create a landscape for your model train or model cars.
Need some more ideas?
Look at the Trail Cards for Monkey City' (Creative Expression). Pick an adventure you’d like to try on your own.