Including: Eileen's Camp Crafts and
Other Fun Things!
Crafts etc for kids or Troop Leaders.
Of course my other pages have many
crafts and resources that can be used in a Scout setting but this page will be
lessons and links that feature Scouting.
Jewish Scouting/Guides to it's own pages
Don't forget to check out my Braiding
Page for links to knots, hemp, friendship bracelets, macrame, thread, gymp,
etc. Includes some great animated and diagramed sites.
Eileen's SCOUT CRAFTS:
There are many scout crafts links in my general craft projects,
Also check out my
parent/teacher resource page for great nature and other projects.
I have a new page for a great
Scout/Guide Craft or Activity. See my EILEEN'S TREASURE HUNTING CRAFTS PAGE.
of this page is
to link geocaching, letterboxing and crafts together.
These activities are
perfect for Scouts/Guides that want to earn badges and develope skills
for: Crafts Using a compass.
Using a GPS. (Not sure if they have a badge on this but a great skill)Find
paths to clean up in nature and parks. Learn to read maps.
Carving skills. (Make
your own rubber stamp for letterboxing.)Journal keeping. And more.
letterboxes are hid in every state of America and all over the world.
is not one in the troops area then this would also make a great project to make
a cache or letterbox and research a safe and fun place (on public property) to
Eileen's SCOUT CRAFT TIPS;
Eileen's Recycle Crafts:
Recycling Baby food jars,
Sauce, Pickle or any glass with metal covered jars into craft projects are
great. Crystal candle wax or gel wax are fun. Sand art in glass jars, tooth
fairy jars are just a few ideas. see my
Baby food jars. For more ideas and
Plastic containers also make great recycling projects. I have
covered with Sculpey clay and baked in the oven, Dannon
Drinkable Yogurt Bottles.
Clip Art and Other Designs
Coloring Books and
Clip Art and other designs can be printed out in Black and White and used for
Shrink Art Using Clip Art
Clip Art etc can be traced onto Shrink Art Plastic Sheets with permanent
Shrinky Dinks. See my supply pages for ordering information.)
These sheets can
then be colored in with colored pencils or permanet markers.
They make great
name tags, magnets, pins, hat swaps, jewelry, earrings or whatever!
Girls both like the fun of this craft.
If you use a toaster oven or oven with
a window, the kids really like watching the shrinking process!
Make sure to
mark their name somewhere on their project.
If you are going to make it into a
hanging item, use a large paper hole punch BUT make sure to punch a few times to
make the hole bigger.
(It really shrinks! Plus you can't punch through after it
is baked...too thick)
If you forget to punch, take a metal awl and heat point
only on stove. You can then melt a hole.
Foam, Magnets, Paper are available in Scout Shapes
for many crafts. Also available are Scout shape plastic molds that you can use for Candy, Plaster, or
Paper Mache. Makingfriends.com-Scout Page. has links on
their scout page to their store. Plus ideas using these shapes.
Making Friends.Com has supplies for many bead and other craft. (No I don't get
any money if you go to her. I just like her stuff.)
Jewish Scouting/Guides to it's own pages
Bernhardt who made this yarmulkah for her son.
Thanks for letting me post the
Of course these are available for personal use only.
The chart was used to plot when to
change yarn color when crocheting.
I think it can also be used for cross
stitch, hand embroidery etc.
Possibly you can use the chart with plastic
canvas to make bookmark etc.
Also could be used for charting a
PATTERN or BEADED SWAP PIN too!
Have a pattern or craft to share?
I am always looking for new patterns and
crafts to post on my site.
Giving you credit of course.
Science Crafts for Scouts
Home Made Play Dough for
See my Clay pages for lessons
using home made play dough including Recipes : videos of Demos for Squishy
Circuits, DC Motor and LED, Speakers and Animals and more!
For all of the people looking for American Flag projects:
MakingFriends.com for her Patriotic crafts and SWAP/Friendship Pins/Safety Pin
American Flag pins etc.
See Below for many links to other patriotic beaded pins
Swap Pins/Safety Pins/ Friendship Pins
SWAP PINS for Scout
Hats. Has some great pins including a flag pin as well as more crafts see below.
Patterns for Beadie
patterns and other bead projects including loom and peyote bead patterns. Also has a store for books and other patterns
that are for sale. Great instructions including how to make a pony bead loom,
safety pin jewelry and more.
Distribution's Friendship Pin Patterns. 56 plus 26 alphabet letters. Wow!
I think this can also be used to make suncathers and Scout swap
Evelyn's Beadie Friendship Pins
Many are very
unusual even some Christmas, Jewish ones, Patriotic, Sports and more!
About.com's Beaded Safety Pins. Directions and patterns.
Israeli Flag Swap Pin by "Raspberry
Hamentashen."Site was down.
pattern on my site with permission of designer.
See below for more links to Guide Zone.
Scout, Guide Resources:
Online Stores For Scout Theme
The first place to look for scout craft supplies.
Check this store out.
Also great craft lessons!
Makingfriends.com and it's store has made it
easy to buy bulk packs for Scout leaders to earn a badge. Check this out it is
incredible and very reasonable.!
S & S
ready-made kits in bulk for camps and schools in their large general
catalog. Has lots of general craft supplies: clay, beads, wood, plaster,
gymp, copper rubbing, and more! (Including a great source of: large rolls of wide
and pattern gymp, gymp books and supplies.)You will have to email or call to get
their small Judiaca Craft catalog. my Jewish
Resource pages for their Jewish craft kit.
Makingfriends.com- Scout Crafts.
This is a great page for scout crafts. Makingfriends.com Is a great site with
hundreds of original crafts. It is one of my favorite craft site for original crafts.
It has great
bead crafts and of course nature crafts. Hundreds of projects. She has a huge
list of SWAP PINS for Scout
Makingfriends.com has so many Scout
projects it expanded to it's own site! Still has scout crafts on its Making
friends site but now will be adding even more at the new site. A must for Scouts
and Scout leaders.
Jim Spiers site seems to be retired but I am still looking
to see if it just moved. His recipes seem to be now included in Just recipes's
Camping recipes His original site was great for craft recipes too was
really part of equally great scouting site from Canada! A scout leaders
resource! Included: songs, skitbooks, recipes, animated knots page, how to use a
compass, links to other scouts and their pages, games for scouts, and
MORE! I will look for the rest of his site later.
There are great craft recipes
on it's other site. Just
for kids recipes.com
Is a great
place for Guides/Scouts. It has some really good
Crafts.Plus camp and Friendship
crafts. Plus much much more!
Cool sites for kids and
Links to many sites for kids and scouts. Make sure to check out
the box below with links to the resources on this sites itself before surfing
the links to other sites. Recipes, scout
info and more.
Girl Guides of
Canada Craft of the Month. Has great craft archives.
Boy Scout Troop 149,
New Mexico's Clip Art
See above links for other great features of this
and Boy Crafts from About.com Has a lot of science and "boy" things. As a mother of two boys it looks
great. But as a teacher of boys and GIRLS... Most Girls would love to make these too.
GuideZone Is a great
place for Guides/Scouts. It has some really good Camp and
Girl Scout Troop 8909 of San
Diego, has a web site with links to other Girl Scout Troops. It also has
links to National Jewish
Girl Scouts and National Jewish Committee for Scouting (girls & boys in the U.S. and
Israel). It also has
holiday ideas and some fun sites. Some of the serious sites it links to are about Ellis
Island, Anne Frank and more.
They Moved!Troop 245 Girl Scouts
Link pages. Lists
Links to many national Girl Scout organizations and
Girl Guides of
Canada They have
Tips & Hints Crafts, clip art, holidays and more!
It also has
Craft of the Month and great craft archives. (See Link in Scouting Craft section)
Boy Scout Troop 149,
New Mexico's Webmaster Tools.
Scout Clip art, backgrounds, midi sound pages,
and web rings.
Scouts Never new there were Sea Scouts but here is a list of links
The Space Place
Has some great activities for making spacey things including a
using Alka Selser. My son tried it out and it works great!
Danette's Designs.Has remodeled her site. It is Huge! It has many Scouting
Crafts and Beadies. Also includes suncatcher patterns that can be used for
Scouts, Vancouver, Washington, USA Link and resource pages.
Digital patches for many
Collections: Badges and Patches