December 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
January 2008 Theme
Fitness and Scientist
Wendy, Chief Seattle Council
Chief Seattle On-Line Pow Wow Book -
Alice, Golden Empire Council
Here are some sites where you
can find a maze about almost any subject, available free for use:
Maze worksheets for kids
www.clickmazes.com/ Interactive puzzles and mazes to play online (Java).
Also included in special galleries are many hand drawn mazes of the "print and
solve" variety. Lots of different types of maze puzzles, including Wriggle,
plank, many others.
www.printactivities.com/Mazes.html Printable mazes for kids range in size
from very small and easy for young kids to more difficult larger printable
mazes; all kinds of categories, from sports to seasonal, special occasion, all
kinds of “shape” mazes, even number mazes
www.billsgames.com/mazegenerator/ A simple program that creates images of
random mazes. Print them out and play them later! (Like, with a pencil.) No Java
needed! Just add an image at the start and finish to create your own.
Free printable mazes, educational puzzles for kids; scroll on left to learn all
about mazes throughout history
http://britton.disted.camosun.bc.ca/mazedthings/mazedthings.html A truly
fantastic collection of hand drawn mazes. Really unbelievable in their
Where to find a “real”
www.maze-world.com/menu.htm Great way to find the location of mazes OR
labyrinths – click on a country and then look for all kinds of mazes; fence,
stone, turf, corn, tile, even mirror mazes; some photos included, and site is
kept up to date. Find out all about mazes and labyrinths by reading the text at
each section. They even have information about ancient rock carving mazes!
Adrian Fisher has created over
175 mazes in seventeen countries on five continents, designed the world's first
cornfield maize maze, has set four Guinness World Records, and is the world's
leading designer of mirror mazes; online mazes to be played either with your
finger on your screen (not interactive) or to print out. To see his handy work
www.maizemaze.com and enjoy. Also, learn where you can take your Cubs next
fall to enjoy a corn (maize) maze.
There is a great example at
http://www.scarecrowhollow.org/ . This maize maze is right around the
corner from where I live!!! Our Cubs love it!!
www.dmoz.org/Games/Puzzles/Mazes/Outdoors/Corn/United_States/ where to
find corn mazes in the United States – keep this in mind for the Fall season!
http://wwll.veriditas.labyrinthsociety.org/index.phtml where to find
labyrinths all around the world
How to make a labyrinth:
www.srlabryrinthfoundation.com information about labyrinths, history; also
instructions for making a labyrinth: Click on Enter> What is a labyrinth?,
Scroll to bottom and click on “How to make a labyrinth” (see example in Theme
Pinewood Derby Tips Websites
www.geocities.com/~Pack215/pwd-design.html list of all kinds of tips,
design ideas, building and racing helps; links to lots of expert advice
www.rahul.net/mcgrew/derby/looks.html great simple tips to help boys with
http://www.abunchofoldguysandatrack.com/index.html This is a great site with
lots of tips and links for more information. A shame the "old guys" have given
up their track and retired from racing.
The Pope's Place - http://www.stanpope.net/
Barb and Stan Pope's Place - Pinewood Derby Car racing has been an obsession for
me for many years. I have shared the tips and techniques for making pinewood
cars faster with my pack members through "work shops" and with other council
Scouters through Pow Wow sessions on "Design for Performance." This site has my
text book on the science and technology of Pinewood Derby Race Cars. Where the
other books end, this book is just picking up speed. Others tell you what; I
tell you what and why and how and where to look for more! For example, did you
ever notice the standard advice to "align the wheels?" But my book tells why and
how, step by step. Others tell how to make a fast car using methods that
require adult skills. Almost all of the steps presented here are within the
skill range of a typical Cub Scout, and the time to accomplish them is within a
typical Cub Scout's attention span! If your car is built and Race Day is
nearly here, go directly to the section on Wheel Alignment. It WILL make a BIG
I met Barb and Stan at
the Philmont Training center one summer!! Never can tell who you will meet
there, Check out their site for other great Scouting info, too - CD
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