Friday, January 25, 2013

Bobcat Trail Lapbook

If you aren't familiar with lapbook lessons, they are used a lot in homeschooling. It is a great hands on method of teaching your child about anything.

 I found the idea for a bobcat lapbook HERE. I loved the idea of it, but there were no printables to go along with it, so I decided to create my own,after 6 plus hours of working on them, I finally had them done.

If you need to know how to fold a lapbook HERE is a quick tutorial, or you can google for more resources.

I printed them out and then started cutting out my "mini books" from construction paper. I thought I kept the measurements for all of them, but I can't find them so I am guessing I threw them out like I do everything in my house. 

Here is the front of the book
inside. This is how I laid mine out because I didn't want them in order.
Motto- this is just a piece of paper folded in half. Put the number 6 square on the front.
Inside put the picture of the motto inside
Cub scout handshake- I used a matchbook style book for this one. (basically a folded flap book like above with a bit extra added and stapled, staple before gluing to the folder)
Inside place the meaning and picture of handshake inside
Law of the pack- make a pocket, I used the printable one from HERE, then put the law of the pack onto a  piece of construction paper that is a tad bigger and cut into strips to make into a puzzle, place the pieces inside your pocket.
here is what it looks like all cut apart.
Webelos meaning- use another pocket, place number 3 on front

inside mount meaning onto construction paper make sure you leave enough room to write pull at the top.
Cub scout Sign- this is a folded flap book place number 4 on front flap
Inside place meaning on top flap and picture of sign on bottom
Cub scout salute- make a folded flap book, but this time place the fold on the side.
inside place the picture of salute in front
and the meaning behind the picture. Staple all of them together before gluing to the folder (see picture 2 above)
In the middle top of the folder make a large folded flap book and place the cub scout promise(#1) on the front flap
Inside place the meaning on the top flap and the promise on the bottom.
in the middle section on the bottom left place the Character connection, on the left place the smaller bobcat trail square then under that write list examples here:. The boys can list examples as you talk about  the character connection (under commit)

If you have any questions or would like the printables feel free to leave me a comment or email me.


  1. This is SO good! How creative you are! I would love any help and/or tips you can give me on creating this myself. :) I love the cover of all the pockets with the achievement number. It seems greedy of me to ask, but do you have a printable of those that you would be willing to share? I would be so appreciative!! My name is Emily and I am a brand new wolf leader! My e-mail is
    Thank you so much for sharing your idea!

  2. I agree with Emily. Sheer brilliance. And hate to be greedy, but if you do have anything printable and are willing to share:

    My new wolves and tigers would love this activity!

  3. Can I please get the printables. Thanks!

  4. I would also LOVE the printables if you don't mind. Thank you so much for sharing and being so creative in the first place!!!!

  5. As a new tiger leader I would love the printable if you have anything you would share

  6. Please send me the printables Just attempted to assemble it myself and an hour into it I'm like, NO, I need them! Thanks!

  7. Love what you have done!! I have a struggling wolf trying to do his bobcat requirements and this looks like a fun way to learn! Please send me your ingenious printables! Thanks, I am at

  8. Are these printables available? I would love them for our new cubs. thanks so much!

  9. Thank you so much! I just made 3 (assembly style of course, ack!) for my 3 new wolves

  10. could you please send me these printables? thanks!

  11. May I also have the printables? Thanks!

  12. Could you possible email the printable to me? This would be great for us as we have a Bear Den of all brand new scouts. Thank you!

  13. Would you be able to send me the printables? Thanks so much!

  14. I would love to have access to the printables too

  15. I would love to receive the printables if it is still possible to get them. Thank you!

  16. if the printable is still available I'd love to have these I have my first meeting tomarrow night
    thank you

  17. If the printable is still available, I would love to receive it also.

  18. I am not sure my first comment was published. If you have the printable still available, I would love a copy.

  19. Hi, I would love the printables, Thanks for sharing.

  20. Please share

  21. please share. My Tiger Scout would love this!