Sunday, June 28, 2015

Bobcat Badge Lapbook

***Revised Jan 24th, 2016: After many requests for these printables, I have made them available online on my TPT store. They are free and include a printable mini storybook to go with it.
For the Storybook go HERE.
For the rest of the printables to make the lapbook go HERE.
Also, if you don't have access to the extra pamphlet, go HERE
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My son is now a scout. How did this happen? I swear he was just a baby last week. Yikes!

I have a confession. I know NOTHING about scouting. Yes, nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Zero. Nothing.

And then I found out that the whole scouting program was changing just as my son is starting. So, the leaders are not really knowledgeable about the program or the requirements. Great.

I am not comfortable knowing nothing and having no one else really know what they are doing either. I decided to take it upon myself to actually read the manual. Weird, I know. This whole badge thing seems pretty straight forward. 

We are starting in the beginning with the Bobcat rank. I decided to make a lapbook to have a visual for all the requirements for Bobcat. My son really learns from lapbooks and they are nice to keep for future kids too (like his younger brother who is still a baby--and I want him to stay that way). Without further ado, here is the Bobcat lapbook, in picture form.

 This is the front.
The inside as a whole.  
I don't have close ups of the Scout law (black far left center) or
 the exercises out of the booklet (yellow far right center). 
I simply printed those and stuck them directly to the lapbook.
#3 Just a foldable book.
 Inside of foldable book.
Red pocket with a copy of Scout Oath and Scout Law.
I am making a game out of these, but that is another post for another day.
#4, matchbook style
 Inside with meaning and picture.
 This was an extra that was not really part of the Bobcat badge.
Since I know nothing about scouting and the manual kept referring to Akela, I looked it up. The old manual told a whole story about Akela and the meaning behind the term. The new manual doesn't explain it. I found a printable version of the story and made a cute little book to read to my son. He needs to know this stuff too.
I found a pdf of the old wolf manual.
Click on THIS and print pages 14-19.
I printed 4 pages per sheet. I used construction paper, glue, and staples and made a book.
 Front of the book
 Two of the pages. It ended up being 6 pages long.
My son liked listening to the story and understanding the term.
#2  This is a nice break down of the Scout Law.
Each of the character traits is defined underneath.
 This is a poor picture of the front of the Scout Law spot.
 #5 Cub Scout motto. This is a layered book.
2nd page of layered book has the meaning. 
The last page of the layered book is the motto with picture. 
#6 Cub Scout salute is a book with tabs. 
 2nd page of Cub Scout salute. This has the meaning.
This picture also gives a nice close up of #7.
It needs to be done outside of the lapbook, but needs a reminder here.
 last page of Cub Scout salute with picture.
 This is just a fun book with the Scout Oath on top.
The inside of the Scout Oath book.
I am going to take a picture of my son in his uniform and
put it in the inside page. It will be fun to see how much he will grow.

In case you missed the note on the top, the free printables can be found at the following links:
For the Storybook go HERE.
For the rest of the printables to make the lapbook go HERE.
Also, if you don't have access to the extra pamphlet, go HERE

So, here is the whole lapbook. If you have questions, just leave me a comment.

45 comments:

  1. I love this idea! Are you willing to share your print outs? I'm tiger den leader this year and this is a fabulous idea!

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    1. McBlog, would you kindly post your email and I will send you a copy of my printables?

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    2. You are the greatest! Please send to wd.mcallister@icloud.com. Thanks so much!!!

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  2. I would love a copy as well! Great job! Thanks! klevine222@gmail.com

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  3. I would love a copy as well! Great job! Thanks! klevine222@gmail.com

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  4. Would you share a copy with me also barrow_scout@yahoo.com

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  5. This is great. Could I get a copy as well? Melissapwarren@gmail.com

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  6. I would appreciate a copy as well. mrsski0903@gmail.com Thanks!

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  7. This is fabulous! May I have a copy too? Thank you so much franehowe@yahoo.com

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  8. This is great! May I have a copy too please? riahaag@gmail.com Thanks!

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  9. This is great! May I have a copy too please? riahaag@gmail.com Thanks!

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  10. Can you send your printables to heather.kinnaman@hotmail.com? This post is just fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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  11. I would love a copy! annandrene@msn.com This is fantastic, thank you for sharing!

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  12. I would love a copy- Please send to cheryljiosi@gmail.com

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  13. I would love a copy as well! Thanks! nichole_michele@hotmail.com

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  14. I just became my sons Tiger den leader! I would love a copy of your printouts! this would be fun for the whole group to have! could I please have a copy? Mamarn2boys@gmail.com

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  15. This Lap book is awesome. My son Just started and the tigers need a Den leader and no one was volunteering so I did. so now I have to help teach a bunch of scouts, this would be great. can you please send me your files. Thank you Melendezarroyo@aol.com

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  16. Would you please send me a copy of your Bobcat lapbook? Shawn_Hershberger@yahoo.com. I'm a wolf leader and have been looking for a way to teach all of my new scouts (which is majority of my den). Thank you.

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  17. Would you please send me a copy of your Bobcat lapbook? Shawn_Hershberger@yahoo.com. I'm a wolf leader and have been looking for a way to teach all of my new scouts (which is majority of my den). Thank you.

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  18. Any way I can get a copy of the print outs? michael.lindsi@yahoo.com

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  19. I'd appreciate a copy too please. Mbsalicious@gmail.com.

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  20. This is my 1st year in Cub Scouts, my son is in 2nd grade and we still need to work on the Bobcat stuff. This would be a great tool to help him. Would you be willing to send me a copy? Thank you so much if you can. Rachel = rapongratz@yahoo.com

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  21. Could I get a copy as well? It's our first year doing Cub Scouts and this would be great! ahebert1967@gmail.com

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  22. Could you please email me as well? I would greatly appreciate it! I have twin boys that just started Cub Scouts, and this would be EXTREMELY helpful! Thanks! amw.cje2014@gmail.com

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  23. Could you please email me as well? I would greatly appreciate it! I have twin boys that just started Cub Scouts, and this would be EXTREMELY helpful! Thanks! amw.cje2014@gmail.com

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  24. Me tooo please. Jencon143@yahoo.com this is awsome.

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  25. May I please get the printables? My husband is a Tiger Leader and they glaze over when doing the law and oath. I'm a girl scout leader and believe that doing them at every meeting, it may catch on eventually, but our son doesn't work that way. my email: gswitroop2660@gmail.com. Thank you.

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  26. Could you please email me the printables as well? 1st time boy scout mom and now den leader. Thanks! m-christy@sbcglobal.net

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  27. I'd love a copy as well if possible! I am my son's tiger leader and we are currently working on our bobcat :) Thank you!!
    Magena22@yahoo.com

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  28. Would you be willing to email to me as well? macaulaywhite@gmail.com My son is so excited about scouting and he'd love to work on this in our homeschool.

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  29. Please share with me!!
    gngscouts@yahoo.com

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  30. This laptop is awesome! You are so creative! Can you please share with me? I am a mother of 5 girls and Iam now A Den Mother to 12 high energy boys!
    guillenkritters7@gmail.com

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  31. I would love it if you could share with me too! It's so nice to see it all put together in one place! This is such a great idea, whitenavajo@gmail.com! Thanks so much

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  32. Could I please get a copy as well dumas.jessical@gmail.com

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  33. This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing!

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  34. This is amazing! I would love a copy of your printables also! msindep3@gmail.com

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  35. This is amazing! I would love a copy of your printables also! msindep3@gmail.com

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  36. I just downloaded the printables from your TPT store and followed the link in the PDF to your blog. Seeing the close up pictures is very helpful. I'm SO EXCITED you so generously shared this - and so excited I don't have to spend the time formatting and creating it myself :)
    Thank you!

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  37. Thank you SO MUCH for making and sharing this!

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  38. Where do you find the laptop folders?

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    1. The folders are regular tabbed file folders you can buy at any office or super store. Open the file folder and fold the left and right sides into the middle. A simple internet search "how to fold lapbook" will give you plenty of pictures and even youtube videos to help. Hope that helps!

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    2. I would also adore these printable! sarah.colle@yorkdukes.org

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  39. if they are still available I would also like a copy of the printables. Thank you kriket1985@yahoo.com

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  40. where do i find your printouts or could you email them to me at jstjnxy@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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  41. Can anyone share the printables? please bayoung12@yahoo.com

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