You can only scrapbook so much in life, and boxes of badges and memorabilia are not a good option. After seeing what the scout shop sold (very expensively) as a shadow box, I decided to make my own!
So far, I have only completed the cub scout shadow box for the boys. Only one of my 3 boys has his Eagle rank so far, and I just haven't gotten around to working on his Boy Scout memory box.
Anyhow, I purchased these shadow boxes from Michael's with a 50% off coupon when the frames were all ready on sale. This made the project very affordable! All the boys love their shadow boxes.
Here is what I came up with for my oldest with his Cub Scout shirt:
- Tiger Cub t-shirt from back in the day when they earned paw prints on the left
- Cub scout shirt
- Various badges
- Webelos colors with webelos pins
- Miscellaneous Scouting memorabilia
For the belt loops and pins, I did something totally different:
Here is a picture of the first one I did for my oldest. Each of the boys' boxes looks very different from the other.
I am sure many of you are more crafty than I am and will tweek this to the umth degree! Enjoy!