The Cub Scouts of Pack 1 in Mendon, Mass., thought it would be fun to imagine what Cub Scouting would be like in the future. So they decided to come up with some ideas and show them off at their banquet.
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Each den modeled its creation in front of friends, with strobe lights flashing and Star Wars music playing in the background.
“It was a really fun day,” Wolf Scout Anthony Ridenour, 8, says. “We made a uniform with stretchy elastic pants and a holographic badge and moon boots.
“We also had night-vision goggles that could shoot laser beams.”
The boots were old snow boots spray-painted silver. A lunch box was attached to the uniform’s belt to hold food and first aid supplies.
The guys also used recycled plastic cups and plastic ribbons for a jet pack.
Wolf Cub Scout Zachary Schofield, 8, used materials like tinfoil to help put together his den’s futuristic clothing.
“We made rocket shoes to help the Scout escape from danger,” Zachary says. “They were made of regular shoes and toilet-tissue rolls.”
One space Cub Scout hat could be used as a cooking stove. Webelos Scout Michael Ridenour, 10, created a flashing hat that would help the Cub Scout see in the dark.
“I had tube lights that went around the rim and Christmas lights that only flashed red, for safety,” Michael says.
And what kinds of badges would the Cub Scout of the future earn? The Cub Scouts created paper badges for robotics and moonwalking.
“We might be hiking on the moon,” Michael says. “Or we might [have to watch out for] aliens instead of animals.”
But when one den was asked what a Cub Scout would wear in the future, the guys knew for certain. He would be wearing…a Boy Scout uniform!
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