Main content

Program Ideas

  • Tin Can Lanterns

    This craft is a good one for the brownies "tool girl" badge. It lets them get used a hammer. Older girls would be able to do much more complex designs. If you google tin punch designs you can find lots of ideas.

    1. Clean can by soaking in hot, soapy water. Making sure to remove all of the label and glue. Many recycling depots are really helpful about gathering the cans for you. Bring them cookies as a thank-you.
    2. Painting...
  • Juice Pouch Lunch Bag

    This lunch bag is easy to make and durable. It makes great use of Kool-Jammer or Capri Sun pouches.


    • 14 Capri Sun or Kool-aid Jammer juice pouches
    • X-acto knife
    • Sticky End Velcro
    • Sewing machine and thread
    • Scissors


    After the juice has been drank use an x-acto knife to slit the bottom of the juice pouch.

    Clean the inside of each pouch with hot soapy water and let dry.

    Juice Pouch Lunch Bag  - Sewing the...<div class=More

  • Armpit Fudge

    ARMPIT FUDGE (single serve version)


    • 2 oz. powdered sugar (1/2 cup)
    • 1 Tbsp butter
    • 2 tsp cream cheese
    • dash of vanilla
    • 2 tsp cocoa

    Place all ingredients in a sandwich-size plastic zipped bag. Squeeze out all the air. Squish and smoosh (under the arm!) the bag until all the ingredients are well mixed with a creamy consistency. Add any favorite flavors or other stuff (raisins, M&M's, peanut butter, chopped nuts, etc).

    Take out a spoon and enjoy.

  • Hot Sandwich in a Milk Carton

    • Save cardboard milk cartons (the 1 litre ones) coated with wax.
    • Prepare a sub with meats and cheese etc
    • Wrap in tinfoil then damp newspapers (regular newspapers if it is already raining) and put inside the carton
    • Light the carton on fire and let it burn down
    • sometimes you will have to relight it — great match lighting practice for the kids

    When it's done your sandwich will be...

  • Spider Dogs

    Cut one end of a hot dog into eight lengthwise strips then cook over fire the hit dog will curl to look like a spider or an octopus

  • Fireside Apples

    1 Serving Recipe

    Apple cored with skin on

    crumble together
    2 tbs oats (2tbs)
    2 tbs flour (2tbs)
    2 tbs brown sugar (2tbs)
    1 tbs butter (2tbs)
    pinch of cinnamon

    wrap apple in thick foil and stuff with crumble
    cook in fire coals for 20 mins

  • Hermie the Wormie Trader

    This SWAP is easy to make. Just a silk flower leaf, small pompoms, google eyes and a brooch pin.

    The pompoms won't stick on with regular glue so if you are doing this with Sparks you need to let them pick the colors and have the leaders assemble them with the glue guns.

  • Fleece Knotty Owl

    I admit this was a tough one to prep — we cut enough fleece for 50 of these and my co-leader and I had blisters by the end. I would suggest finding some Pathfinder volunteers if you want to do a bunch.

    I originally thought we would leave these unstuffed and the kids could put their laundry inside but it would probably be better to recycle some old pillows.

    The sewing on of buttons was quite tough for girls and needed supervision. This has to...