Cub Scouts can now get a DIY badge – this should ensure the next generation of Home Improvement enthusiasts, and we think that is a great idea.
To complete the award and claim the badge they must:-
1. Show the safe use of, and how to take care of, tools such as a hammer, a saw, a screwdriver, spanners, pliers, a hand-drill, a glue gun etc.
2. Show how to prepare and paint a vertical surface with paintbrushes, roller or pad and show how to clean them.
3. Help design and make two items from the following:
a nesting box or window box
a box for storing tools, pencils, tapes, etc
a rack for keys, mugs or coats
book-ends or bookstand
a shoe rack
notice-board for camp
Ideas for bird and bat boxes can be found in our projects section – click on this link to go to our bird box project.