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We have a community event coming up in our local town and would like to participate in the fun. What are some ideas our scouts could do? I'm thinking about face painting, temporary tattoos, and maybe a carnival like game winner gets to pie face a leader. What would you suggest? 

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Cubs or ScoutsBSA?   Demonstration camp,  offer to lead a flag opening ceremony,  check if your Council has a portable climbing wall ("Scouter Horn"), they make a really neat Scout activity, but you must be trained to operate it safely!  Pioneering demo (build a short signal tower),  Monkey Bridge (rope bridge) for folks to cross "The Mighty Piranha Enfested Amazon !".   Charcoal fire, Dutch oven brownies.... 

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You can do a ton of fun table top things. Frankly, I don't like the pie in the face of an adult. I think it's disrespectful. But there are a lot of cheap sources of temporary paw print tattoos. You could also do raingutter regatta races. They sell cheap blow up tracks. Or a Hot Wheels pinewood derby. If you're in a somewhat suburban area, send them off on a nature scavenger hunt and they can return for prizes once they've ticked everything off. Marble rodeo. Paper air planes. Table top craft, like beading a claw necklace... have fun

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Call your council HQ. They might have supplies for recruiting events, fliers, other literature, and sometimes even spare patches that you could use for prizes.

Do whatever your scouts do best. That could be mixing trail mixes, playing rope games, carving (for community days use bars of soap and butter knives!), or fire starting.

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Science is cool, and there are SOOOO many fun things you can do that bring science to life.

Take a look through the NOVA program guidebook, or just read through the requirements for the Cub Scouting NOVA program:
https://www.scouting.org/stem-nova-awards/awards/cub-scout/ 

In almost every award, I can see ideas for doing things that Cub-age kids would get into, and that could make for a very fun activity that would fit within a 10x10 booth.  You could....

  • Do an animal tracking activity (maybe plaster casts?)
  • Make a fog machine
  • Make an erupting volcano model
  • Build a simple bird feeder (or bird house)
  • Do a fake archaeological dig
  • Build a mock wind tunnel and "test" paper airplanes (or models)
  • ...

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Ummm,, I'm pretty sure those activities were in my and in my boys' Cub Scout handbooks. (In addition to model rockets, boats, rock collections, etc ...)

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3 hours ago, qwazse said:

Ummm,, I'm pretty sure those activities were in my and in my boys' Cub Scout handbooks. (In addition to model rockets, boats, rock collections, etc ...)

Could be.  And that is exactly why they make good subjects for a community booth --- they are things that scouts DO and things that are fun and interesting.  (Not so sure I'd do a 10x10 booth around rockets or boats, but if more space were available....

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If someone donates the materials, having the scouts build bird houses/feeders could be fun.

But remembering the fun things from the handbook ...

Another idea would be puppet making. Half of the booth could be the puppet "factory" with the crafts needed to assemble a variety of puppets. The other half of the booth could be a stage where the puppets could perform. If you have a power supply, you could video the plays and have scouts post their favorites online. (I'm pretty sure you don't need release forms for puppets.)

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