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Cub Scout Lapbook

on March 20, 2012

Create this Lapbook in one of your BEAR den meetings and sign off Achievement 8 “The Past is Important and Exciting.”

If you already know the ins and outs, jump to the zip file to download all of the mini books at once:

Bear Achievement 8 lapbook  and the Cover

If you are new to lapbooking, check out these former posts on Lapbooking basics.  Supplies for this project include: printer, scissors, white copy paper, glue gun or stick,

Prepare a file folder for each Scout and Download and print a cover for each lapbook.


Requirement 8a: Visit your library or newspaper office.  Ask to see a back issue of newspapers or an almanac.

Download this file from 4shared and print. ***Click on the link–Push the big download button—wait 20 seconds and push “download” again**


Have the cub scout fill out the circles after looking in an almanac or visiting the library.  Stack the circles together and attach with a staple or ribbon and glue the last page to the lapbook.

Requirement 8b: Find someone who was a cub scout a long time ago.  Talk to him about what cub scouting was like then.

Download these three files from 4shared and print.




After visiting with a former Cub Scout, have the cub fill in the blanks.  Cut out cover, questions and blanks.  Stack and staple the questions to the left side of the back cover and staple the answers to the right side of the back of the cove making sure the questions completely overlap the answers.  Glue the back cover into the lapbook.  Fold cover over the top.

Requirement 8d:  Trace your family back through your grandparents or great-grandparents; or talk to your grandparent about what it was like when he or she was younger. 

Print this family tree have the scouts color it and fill in the names of their parents and grandparents.  Glue it to the center of their lapbook.  cg_family-tree

Download and print this accordion book, then glue it into your lapbook. 


Requirement 8e: Find out some history about your community.

First research your community as a den using several history books or newspapers.  You will need to print out the following file for a “Squash” book and follow the instructions on the page. *You will need a small map of your city to glue inside this book (I recommend a google map)! Glue the squash book onto your lapbook. 

Download and print the following file:


Requirement 8f: Start your own history; keep a journal for 2 weeks.

This next file will help the boys write in their journal by giving them writing prompts.  Encourage the boys to take their lapbook home and use these prompts to be consistent in writing for two weeks. 


Requirement 8g:  Complete the character connection for respect. 

Use the Matchbooks to help the scouts remember your discussion about respect by answering the questions related to “know”, “commit”, “practice”  listed in the Bear book pg 78. 

Download and print the following file:


Now your lapbook is complete.  Fill in any blank spots with stickers.

I hope you and your boys will enjoy this lapbook.  Please leave a comment if you’ve made one and please remember this if for personal and church use only and are not to be sold.



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