Inexpensive Trophies

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Last month when I was at DI I found these trophies for $1.50 each. There were tons of trophies to choose from, but I chose these because they were blue and gold and would be perfect for cub scouts. My DH is the Cub Scout Master, so I am always keeping an eye out for scout related items. I knew that we had the Rain Gutter Regatta coming up and these trophies would be perfect. Official Cub Scout trophies are expensive just like scout shirts are. While at DI I also picked up 3 cub scout shirts for $8 each. These cost around $25 at the scout office and I thought they would be great for new cub scouts coming into our pack.

When my DH saw these trophies he thought they were ridiculously big. I had actually bought the smaller of the trophies and I was thinking how excited a young boy would be to win such a large trophy. I did think for a moment about how the mother would feel about storing such a large trophy, but my son never wins these races so I knew it wouldn't be my problem.

Last night we put the trophies together and made them much smaller. We have enough leftover parts to make several more trophies for the future. My DH made some labels for the trophies and I used my xyron machine to turn them into stickers. I think they turned out pretty official looking.



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9 comments :

  1. Those DO look official. My cousin's Scout troop uses a web site where you can get used trophies for free. It's kinda' sad, but our ward tries not to acknowledge who wins or loses and does not issue awards other than certificates for the "most colorful", "most silly," etc. that everyone gets. But, the boys always keep track of who has won and seem to know when they lose anyway. I think trophies and ribbons are fine. It teaches the boys how to be good sports and be proud of their accomplishments.

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  2. Oh, and finding 3 Scout shirts at D.I. is AMAZING! I don't go to D.I. all that much, but when I do, I always look for Scout shirts. I have NEVER seen any there, and when I ask a worker, they tell me that they are hard to get. They are snatched as soon as they are out on the floor. Well, I guess you were one of the snatchers this time. Great find.

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  3. Those trophies turned out great.

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  4. Seriously cool. My kids love trophies. I've never heard of a xyron machine. I want one! Thanks for the link!

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  5. Learn to spell Melissa! O F F I C I A L official.

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  6. They look very official. Great job!

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  7. I never see trophies at the thrift, but I know there does come a time when people ditch these things. Maybe I could put a wanted ad on craigslist. These would be perfect for our school reading competitions.

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  8. That's a really good idea, I'm sure the boys loved them! What a thrifty cub scout Mom you are! Thanks for linking up to Trash to Treasure tuesday, sorry it took me so long to get here! Have a fabulous weekend.
    Kimm

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