March – Thrifty


A Scout is Thrifty

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A Scout works to pay his own way and to help others. He saves for the future. He protects and
conserves natural resources. He carefully uses time and property. Many times a boy can mistakenly have the belief that things can only be fun if a lot of money is spent. In reality there are many projects that can be done that have small price tags. Below we have some ideas for cub scout projects. These are only a sampling of projects that can be done by
cub scouts. The only limit is your imagination.

Mothers Day Gift – Giraffe Recipe holder

Total Cost: Approximately $1

Items needed: Paint, brush, glue, wooden dowel, wooden block, clothes pin and googly eyes.
Cut the dowel into four 1” lengths and one length for the neck. It can be whatever length you
want. Drill four holes into the bottom of the wooden block for the legs and one hole in the top for
the neck. The neck and legs in place. Glue the clothes pin to the neck. Then paint however you
want. Lastly glue on the eyes. The recipe card is inserted into the mouth.

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Neckerchief and Slides

This project is a great way to help the boys with their uniforms.
Total Cost: Approximately $2.50

Pick out the color of fabric you would like for your neckerchief. You will need about 1 yard which will make two neckerchiefs. Cut on a diagonal. Use binding tape around the edges. Have the boys cut out a Fleur-de-lis from another color fabric and the glue it with fabric glue.

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For the slide, you will need 30 pony beads and elastic string. String the first row of beads and then then each additional row pass both stings through the beads in opposite directions. At the end go through the first row of beads to complete the slide. Tie it in a knot to finish.

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Plaster of Paris bugs and slides

Another great option is using Plaster of Paris to make things. We made neckerchief slides but you could leave the ring off and glue them to other things as decoration.
Items needed: Plaster of Paris, water, a mold of what shapes you want in our case we used plastic

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Mothers Day gift – Decopage Vase

In this project, we purchased a vase from the $1 store. We then took tissue paper and cut into small squares. We applied the mod podge and then applied the squares to the vase. For this project we found a large pine cone. We tied a string to the top and then smeared peanut butter into all to cracks of the pine cone. Finally we rolled it in birdseed. This project is a great one to feed the birds in the wintertime.

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Pine Cone Bird Feeder
Approximate Cost: $.50
For this project we found a large pine cone. We tied a string to the top and then smeared peanut butter into all to cracks of the pine cone. Finally we rolled it in birdseed. This project is a great one to feed the birds in the wintertime.

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Place Holder for Blue and Gold

In the project we got two large binder clips. We painted them with a base coat of blue paint. Then you can either paint on them, attach stickers, or as we did attach foam letters.

March12Water Bottle holder
Approximate Cost: $.25

This water bottle holder was a project that I found in a book using paracord. You do not need the book to complete this project. There are many you tube videos that show how to do macrame knots. This project is inexpensive but does take time and patience to complete.

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