When I started with the pack we had next to no good program supplies. We’ve been working on building up our buy once, use for years activity collection.
I’m looking for activities that when a den meeting runs short you can get out supplies and fill 10 minutes of time.
NOT arts and crafts. The kids are not interested in coloring with markers 30 times a year.
I can already buy balls, that’s easy. I can buy board games and card games, that’s easy.
Things I have and like:
I built a compressed air rocket launcher for this spring
I cut a giant jenga set (buy 2x3x8’ boards, cut into 4.5" pieces) for last spring
I have a rundamentary frisbee golf course- tomato cages and laundry baskets.
I have an animal dice game, I made my own variant with three dice
two flags for capture the flag (dowel, screw in eyes, keyrings, two scout scarfs with grommets)
What are other super affordable, buy/make once activities that will last for years, are age appropriate for K-5, don’t take a ton of space to store and get the kids actually doing something constructive. Building, thinking, exercising
Even better if it’s something that can be done inside when there’s a foot of snow on the ground.
The key goal is it should not require spending money over and over to make it work. I have good luck getting parents on board with dues when they see their money is building program equity.