Family Fun Fest

Family Fun Fest


From astronauts to crafts, to the ultimate Pinewood Derby at the Texas Motor Speedway, Family Fun Fest was all about showcasing some of the awesome things Cub Scouts do. Watch the entire event from start to finish, or check out some of the fun activities below!



PINEWOOD DERBY 500 winners

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Make your own constellation!

Make this awesome constellation projector with items you have at home.

  • Styrofoam cup
  • A permanent marker
  • A picture of a constellation you
  • want to create
  • A ballpoint pen
  • A flashlight
  • A room you can get dark
Learn the Palomar knot to catch ALL the fish!

Professional Angler Tom Redington shows how to whip out the Palomar knot and start catching prize-winning bass!

  • Fishing line
  • A hook or lure (handle these with parent supervision)
Create homemade mucus!

It sounds gross but you can learn a lot about germs from this home project.

  • Two tablespoons of borax
  • Two plastic containers, labeled “1” and “2”
  • Two cups of warm water in container “1”
  • Three teaspoons of warm water in container “2”
  • Quart-size zippered storage bag
  • Two teaspoons white school glue
  • Pinch of dirt, flour, glitter, or cocoa
  • Food coloring
  • Paper plate
  • Protective gloves
Build a birdhouse with a milk carton!

Grab these supplies from around your house to make a home for the feathered friends who hang around your yard.

  • Half-gallon carton
  • Masking tape
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • String or wire
  • An adult-approved area where you can paint
  • Access to an adult to help with tools you haven’t used before
Make a DIY lava lamp!

This activity is part craft and part science experiment.

  • Vegetable oil
  • Water
  • Small funnel (optional)
  • Food coloring of your choice
  • Container, like a water bottle or mason jar, to use as your “lamp”
  • A seltzer tablet
  • An adult-approved place to work – like a kitchen a counter
Make Your Own Dog Treats

MasterChef Junior winner Logan Guleff shows us how to make a special treat for your dog.

  • Access to a kitchen and an adult to help you with an oven
  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened crunchy peanut butter
  • Baking grease
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Cookie cutters
  • Countertop
  • Rolling pin
  • Basting brush
  • Optional: carrots and bacon bits

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If you loved Family Fun Fest and all the fun activities featured here, then you’ll love Cub Scouts! 

Cub Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys and girls (kindergarten through fifth grade) and their families. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness.


Build a spaceship from Snap Ships!

Unboxing legend Campbell will show us how to build a spacecraft that will get your imagination moving!

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