These hands-on projects will keep your Scout happily busy throughout the season.
You might think that keeping your Cub Scout entertained around Halloween may require pillowcases full of candy and complicated costumes, but there are plenty of Old Hallow’s Eve activities that don’t lead to rotten teeth or require expensive shopping trips. So if you’re looking for some practical, tasty, or artistic activities that you and your Scout can do this fall, you’re in luck – these four projects are just the ticket! Make a Candy Dispenser OK, so this still involves some sweets, but that’s a fine reward for a job well done! This simple candy dispenser does require a few tools, but it can be used the whole year round. You can also spice it up by painting it with Halloween colors, ghosts, or whatever else your Scout can come up with! Cook Some Dutch Oven Baked Apples For culinarily-inclined Scouts who still want to satisfy a sweet tooth, there’s not much better than these delicious baked apples. If you really want to get into the Halloween spirit, hang your Dutch Oven over a roaring fire – that’s what a witch would do (eye of newt and toe of frog are optional)! Carve the Perfect Pumpkin Pumpkin carving is a Halloween must, but these awesome pumpkin carving tips will help your Scout sculpt the most impressive gourd in town. The only limit is his imagination! Build a Bat House Nothing’s more Halloweeny than our furry flying friends, and making this simple bat house will give your local bats a great place to live. Bats eat bugs and help pollinate some of our favorite fruits, so the more we can help them out the better (having bats swooping around will also give trick-or-treaters a good scare)!