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					                Deseret Peak District—
          Where Cub Scouting Comes Together!

        August 2012 Cub Scout Leader Roundtable

         District Cub Scout Staff                   August 2, 2012
        Vice Chairman Cub Scouting                      Upcoming Cub Scouting
  Michelle Ekins                882-9919
         Roundtable Commissioner                     Cub Scout Leader Roundtable—
  Roger Ekins                   882-9919                Thursday., September 6, 7:30 PM, Tooele Jr. High AV
             Committee Section                         McBeths/Tooele Scout Shop schedule— SEE PAGE 2
  Shelly Mauchley           435-602-0980               Popcorn Fundraiser Information—SEE PAGE 4
  Shari Austin                  843-8429
                                                       Outdoor Webelos Leader Training (OWLT)— Saturday,
  Chris Nagle               801-694-0503                Sept 29, registration at McBeths, $10 SEE PAGE 14
             Cubmaster Section
                                                       Cub Scout Leader PowWow 2012 “Cub Scout Law”—
  Jonathan Mecham           801-554-5194                Saturday, November 10, Stansbury High School, registra-
  Adam Mauchley             435-901-1061                tion starts soon SEE PAGE 4
  Tasha Dunn                    843-0293               Check out the STEM program on PAGE 15-16
  Tayler Ward               801-879-1587
                                                       Quality Standards for Cub Scouting SEE PAGE 7
             Den Leader Section
  Cory Murray                   882-8555
  Brenda & Ben Oliphant         882-2020            September Core Value/Theme:
               Webelos Section                                              Cooperation/Amazing Games
  Derrick & Michelle Scriven 843-8758
  Christie & James Heaton       882-0786            Being helpful and working together with others toward a
          District Director & Council               common goal. Cooperation is a key element in teamwork.
                                                    Cub Scouts will gain a better understanding of the impor-
  Council                   800-834-3874
                                                    tance of supporting each other as they play games and
  Melissa Wallace—Para Professional                 learn new skills.
          Tooele Office         882-1855
                   Scout Shop
  McBeths-Tooele                882-4613            Webelos Activity Badges: Communicator, Citizen
  Foothill Shop             801-349-3760            Zoo Tour Patch, Collecting Belt loop & Pin—page 5


Did You Know?              Camping season is upon us, so we need to reflect on risks to our youth that are not necessar-
ily a part of our outdoor classroom yet may be present when they gather. As pointed out in the American Camp Asso-
ciation's recently published article entitled "Dangerous 'Games' Every Camp Must Know About" , our youth could be at
risk to participating in unsafe games that are being highlighted on social media sites—they have been attracting youth
in the age range we serve. Along with those listed in the article, the Guide to Safe Scouting also includes a listing
of Unauthorized and Restricted Activities, including this: "Water chugging and related activities are not authorized for
any program level." The National Health and Safety Team and Committee receive a couple of questions a year about
these subjects and other eating or drinking contests. Our interpretation of these proposed events consistently puts the
contests into the "and related activities" category. They should not be a part of any Scouting activity. (taken from
www.scouting.org)
More detailed info can be found at these links—
http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/Alerts/DangerousGames.aspx
http://www.acacamps.org/knowledge/participant/training/dangerous-games
http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/GSS/gss08.aspx#e
http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/GSS.aspx
                                                      Youth Protection Training
Looking for a great resource
                                                                     Remember...
for space and at the same                                         "Youth Protection
time have the boys pass of                                  Training" is a requirement
requirements.                                                   BEFORE an adult can
                                                             register in any position.
                                                              It is available online at
There are also space                                         www.myscouting.org
games for your handheld
devices and many other re-                            HELP THE LEADERS IN YOUR PACK
                                                                   EARN
sources.
                                                              THIS AWARD—-
                                                       THEY CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!
Go to
http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/                                  The new Cub Scout Leader
cub-scouts/redirected/                                  incentive program is out for packs in
                                                                      our district!
                                                             Get all your leaders geared
                                                                  up and participate.
           PLAN AHEAD!!                                        It will take everyone to
  Tooele Scout Shop is available because of the            earn this one! SEE PAGE 9-10
    McBeths and their generosity. 882-4613

                  Not available 8/7-9
                 Plan ahead or you’ll be making
                                                           Thank You to our
                         a trip to Salt Lake.
                                                           Roundtable Staff
                                                           members, who are
Looking on updated information
about what is happening in the
                                                           moving on to other
    district or council go to
www.deseretpeakcubscouting.com
                                                               activities!!
                 or
www.saltlakescouts.org then go to
    districts, Tooele County,                                 Christie Heaton
         11-Deseret Peak                                       James Heaton
 Have questions email or call—
    Roger rtcommish@q.com                                       Shari Austin
 Michelle webelos9919@msn.com
          435-882-9919                                        Michelle Scriven
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            Here are the Core Value/Theme for September 2012-August 2013

September    Cooperation           Amazing Games
October      Responsibility        Down on the Farm
November     Citizenship           Your Vote Counts
December     Respect               Passport to Other Lands
January      Positive Attitude     Lights, Camera, Action
February     Resourcefulness       Invention Convention
March        Compassion            Pet Pals
April        Faith                 My Family Tree
May          Health & Fitness      Destination Parks
June         Perseverance          Over the Horizon
July         Courage               The New Frontier
August       Honesty               Heroes of History




Pencil Topper http://familyfun.go.com/back-to-school/back-to-school-crafts/
pencil-crafts/pencil-buddies-668861/

Backpack Shirt http://familyfun.go.com/back-to-school/back-to-school-crafts/
school-supplies/backpack-shirt-922871/

Personalized Notebook http://familyfun.go.com/back-to-school/back-to-school-
crafts/school-supplies/personalized-notebooks-1027164/

The Blob Game http://www.greatgroupgames.com/the-blob.htm

Everybody’s It Game http://www.greatgroupgames.com/everybodys-it.htm

Red Light, Green Light Game http://james.hanenkamp.com/games.php#OK

Bed Sheet Ping Pong http://www.kidactivities.net/post/Games-for-Small-Groups
-of-Kids.aspx


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                    R EGISTER FOR
                        POW WOW 2012
                       “CUB SCOUT LAW”
                                     Re g ist er at
                              s a lt la kes co ut s.or g
                          Register early and make sure to
                        purchase your book when you regis-
                         ter, books for 2012 will be limited.
                          Get yours before it is too late.
 Registration HAS BEGUN
Download the Participant Guide to answer all your burning questions.
               (Yes, it is at Stansbury High School)


    Popcorn Fundraiser Kick Off

        Wednesday, September 26

            Dinner at 6 p.m.
           Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

          Harmony Park Pavillion
        3700 S. Main, Salt Lake City

                                  RSVP to Trudie by September 21st
                                       Phone: 801-582-3663
                                  Email: trudie.kesler@scouting.org

                                         Dates to remember—
                               Show and Sell Order Due: September 18
                                   Take Orders Due: November 6
                           Popcorn Delivery for Take Orders: November 17th
                            Payment and Prize Orders Due: November 21st

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    ACADEMIC & SPORTS PROGRAM                                            Council Tour Patch Program

            Collecting                                                           Cub Zoo Trail Patch
Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webe-
los Scouts may complete require-                                   With your den, pack, or family go to the Hogle Zoo
ments in a family, den, pack, school,                              and complete the following requirements to earn
or community environment. Tiger                                    this patch:
Cubs must work with their parents or
adult partners. Parents and partners                               1. Identify 20 different animals
do not earn loops or pins.

Requirements for the Collecting Belt Loop                          2. Determine which parts of the world these ani-
                                                                   mals originated. (Notice the signs at each exhibit
1. Begin a collection of at least 10 items that all have
   something in common. Label the items and title your
                                                                   for this information.)
   collection.
2. Display your collection at a pack or den meeting.               3. Tour and observe Hogle Zoo with your family or
3. Visit a show or museum that displays different collec-          den.
   tions.
                                                                   4. WEAR YOUR UNIFORM.
Requirements for the Collecting Pin
Earn the Collecting belt loop, and complete six of the             Open year-round except on Christmas and New
following requirements:                                            Year's Day
1. Give a talk about your collection to someone other
    than your family. Give a description of your collection,       Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    including a short history. Explain how you got started
    and why you decided to collect what you do.
                                                                   Plan Ahead - You must call Hogle Zoo, (801) 584-
2. Show how you preserve and display your collection.              1785, two weeks before you plan to attend in order
    Explain any special precautions you must take includ-
    ing handling, cleaning, and storage. Note precautions
                                                                   to receive the group discount and the Hogle Zoo
    for dampness, sunlight, or other weather conditions.           brochure. When you call be prepared to leave a
3. 3.Read a book about what you collect and then dis-              message with the following information: Your
    cuss it wth your den or an adult family member.                name, mailing address, phone number, date of
                                                                   visit, and approximate number of people attending.
4. Start a new collection of at least 20 items. Label the
    items, and title your collection.
5. Explain to your den or an adult family member                   Group must have at least 20 individuals to qualify
    what numismatics and philately mean.                           for discount.
6. With your parent's or adult partner's permission, join
    a club of collectors who share your hobby. This club           Location: 2600 E Sunnyside Ave, Salt Lake City
    may be a group of your friends.
7. Find out if there is a career that involves what you            Admission:
    collect. Find out what kind of subjects you need to
    study to prepare for such a career.                            Without Discount - $8.00 per Adult, $6.00 per Boy
8. If you collect coins or stamps, make a list of different
    countries in your collection. Explain how to identify          With Discount - $7.00 per Adult, $5.00 per Boy
    each country's issues. Make a list of "clues" that help
    you identify the origin.
                                                                   This patch may be purchased
9. With an adult partner, visit an online auction and look             at a local Scout Shop.
    for items you collect. Discuss what it tells you about
    rarity and value of the things you collect.
10. Create a method for organizing and keeping track of
    your collection. Use a computer if possible
11. Help a friend get started on a collection of his or her
    own.



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    Do you have burning                   Check out page 11-12 of
     questions about a                    this newsletter for the
       Cub Scouting ?                         2012 version of
  Shoot us an email or call.                Scouting’s Journey To
        webelos9919@msn.com                      Excellence.
           rtcommish@q.com
                                         Use it as a guide as you do
   deseretpeakcubscouting@live.com
             435-882-9919                your part in 2012 and help
                                          your pack earn the Gold
   Planning a Raingutter Regatta?                 level award.
                  Looking for info
                 and tips on helping
                  your Cub Scouts
                making their boats?        Do you need an Arrow of Light
Go to                                     Ceremony and don’t want to have
                                         someone in your pack that wants to
http://boyslife.org/hobbies-                           do it?
projects/projects/3921/make-the-                      Contact
ultimate-raingutter-regatta-racer/           Roben Palmer at 840-5333
                                                  Also available,
                                               Lynn Taylor 884-6503
 Have you made sure that boys
and their families know about the
   opportunity to subscribe to

                                         If you want
                                         some fun and
                                         positive type
                                         video games for your Cub Scouts to
                                         play, check out the link below—
                                         http://boyslife.org/section/games/

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Please read the Quality Standards for Cub Scouting below. We
need to make sure that Cub Scouting in a positive environment
for everyone. Standards and guidelines change over time and we
need to make sure that we know what is acceptable in Scouting
today, not Scouting 20 or more years ago. Good bye Lawn Mower
(Big Jerk), Bravest Scout in the World, Typical Day in New York,
Big Sucker skits. I am sure we all know more, but you get the
idea. Let’s focus on positive fun!




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Attendance for this award,
 must be done during the
Cub Scout calendar year of
September 2011-August 2012.

 CAN ONLY BE EARNED ONCE!




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                       Deseret Peak District Cub Scouting
                         Training for Excellence Award
Deseret Peak District wishes to recognize packs that have 100% of Cub Scouting position
volunteers fully trained and each attending a minimum of 50% Cub Scout Leader Round-
tables in the Cub Scout program year.

Your pack will receive a special edition flag streamer for your pack flag and a special
neckerchief for each 100% trained, registered volunteer in your pack.

This pertains to the following volunteer positions:

Den and Assistant Den Leaders— considered fully trained after completing Youth Protec-
tion, Fast Start for this position, Den Leader Specific training, and Basic Adult Leader Out-
door Orientation “BALOO” (offered in April each year).

Webelos and Assistant Den Leaders—considered fully trained after completing Youth
Protection, Fast Start for Webelos leaders, Webelos Leader Specific training, Outdoor
Skills for Webelos Leaders (offered in October each year).

Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster—considered fully trained when they have com-
pleted Youth Protection, Fast Start for Cubmaster, Cubmaster Leader Specific, and Basic
Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation “BALOO” (offered in April each year).

Pack Trainer—considered fully trained when they have completed Youth Protection, Fast
Start for Den Leader and Fast Start for Pack Committee, Pack Trainer Leader Specific
Training, and Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation “BALOO” (offered in April each
year).

Committee Chairman and Committee—considered fully trained when they have com-
pleted Youth Protections, Fast Start for Pack Committee, Pack Committee Leader Spe-
cific Training, and Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation “BALOO” (offered in April
each year).

Complete the Pack roster on the back of this paper, attach copies of training certifica-
tions for each volunteer. Council will verify registration and trainings.

Help us reward great leaders and packs in Deseret Peak District and get 100% trained
and encourage all volunteers in your pack to get 100% trained.

Questions should be directed to District Vice Chair-Cub Scouting, Michelle Ekins,
882-9919 or email webelos9919@msn.com .




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   Pack #                                                                  Outdoor                     Pow
                                      Youth                                              CS RT
   ______                                       Fast    Leader             Skills for                  Wow
                  Volunteer/Email     Protec-                      BALOO                 Attend
                                                Start   Specific           Webelos                    2011 or
 Position                              tion                                             2011 2012
                                                                           Leaders                     2012
                                                                                        Sep Oct Nov
 Tiger
 Leader                                  /        /        /         /         /        Dec Jan Feb
                                                                                        Mar Apr May
                                                                                        Jun Jul Aug

                                                                                        Sep Oct Nov
 Asst. Tiger
 Leader                                  /        /        /         /         /        Dec Jan Feb
                                                                                        Mar Apr May
                                                                                        Jun Jul Aug

                                                                                        Sep Oct Nov
 Wolf
 Leader                                  /        /        /         /         /        Dec Jan Feb
                                                                                        Mar Apr May
                                                                                        Jun Jul Aug

                                                                                        Sep Oct Nov
 Asst. Wolf
 Leader                                  /        /        /         /         /        Dec Jan Feb
                                                                                        Mar Apr May
                                                                                        Jun Jul Aug

                                                                                        Sep Oct Nov
 Bear
 Leader                                  /        /        /         /         /        Dec Jan Feb
                                                                                        Mar Apr May
                                                                                        Jun Jul Aug

                                                                                        Sep Oct Nov
 Asst. Bear
 Leader                                  /        /        /         /         /        Dec Jan Feb
                                                                                        Mar Apr May
                                                                                        Jun Jul Aug

                                                                                        Sep Oct Nov
 Webelos
 Leader                                  /        /        /         /         /        Dec Jan Feb
                                                                                        Mar Apr May
                                                                                        Jun Jul Aug

                                                                                        Sep Oct Nov
 Asst. Webe-
 los Leader                              /        /        /         /         /        Dec Jan Feb
                                                                                        Mar Apr May
                                                                                        Jun Jul Aug

                                                                                        Sep Oct Nov
 Asst.
 Cubmaster                               /        /        /         /         /        Dec Jan Feb
                                                                                        Mar Apr May
                                                                                        Jun Jul Aug

                                                                                        Sep Oct Nov
 Cubmaster                               /        /        /         /         /        Dec Jan Feb
                                                                                        Mar Apr May
                                                                                        Jun Jul Aug

                                                                                        Sep Oct Nov
 Pack
 Trainer                                 /        /        /         /         /        Dec Jan Feb
                                                                                        Mar Apr May
                                                                                        Jun Jul Aug

 Cub                                                                                    Sep Oct Nov
 Committee                               /        /        /         /         /        Dec Jan Feb
                                                                                        Mar Apr May
 Member                                                                                 Jun Jul Aug

 Cub                                                                                    Sep Oct Nov
 Committee                               /        /        /         /         /        Dec Jan Feb
                                                                                        Mar Apr May
 Member                                                                                 Jun Jul Aug

 Cub                                                                                    Sep Oct Nov
 Committee                               /        /        /         /         /        Dec Jan Feb
                                                                                        Mar Apr May
 Member                                                                                 Jun Jul Aug

 Cub                                                                                    Sep Oct Nov
 Committee                               /        /        /         /         /        Dec Jan Feb
                                                                                        Mar Apr May
 Member                                                                                 Jun Jul Aug

 Pack                                                                                   Sep Oct Nov
 Committee                               /        /        /         /         /        Dec Jan Feb
                                                                                        Mar Apr May
 Chairman                                                                               Jun Jul Aug


Name of person submitting this form _______________________________ Phone ____________________
Email _________________________________________________________

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Cannot earn the patch and
pin in the same Cub Scout
calendar year.




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                             What is STEM and NOVA AWARDS?

STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

STEM is part of an initiative the Boy Scouts of America has taken on to encourage the natural
curiosity of youth members and their sense of wonder about these fields through existing pro-
grams. From archery to welding, Scouts can't help but enjoy the wide range of STEM-related ac-
tivities. To support this initiative, the BSA developed the Nova Awards program so that youth
members have fun and receive recognition for their efforts.


Why STEM?

We live in a time of great opportunity. The spirit of innovation can help us overcome challenges
and ensure a prosperous and secure future. To seize this opportunity, we must position our-
selves at the cutting edge of scientific discovery and technological innovation.
Yet our country is falling behind in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This is
why many professionals and educators in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
believe the United States should do more now than ever to encourage students to enter STEM-
related fields. These experts say our young people need strong STEM skills to compete in the
world market. We must work together to cultivate the next generation of critical thinkers and in-
novators.

Ten-year employment projections by the U.S. Department of Labor show that of the 20 fastest-
growing occupations projected for 2014, 15 of them require significant mathematics or science
preparation.


STEM Is the future

Fostering a strong STEM education is our best opportunity to boost the spirit of innovation. It's
what we need to help ensure this country continues on a prosperous and secure journey. STEM
literacy is also critical because it has a profound and growing impact on our day-to-day lives. Na-
ture, space exploration, and any STEM-related interest reveals to us the beauty and power of
the world we inhabit.


What Are the Nova Awards?

The Boy Scouts of America developed the Nova Awards program to excite and expand a sense
of wonder in our Scouts. By working with an adult counselor or mentor, the various modules al-
low them to explore the basic principles of STEM and discover how fun and fascinating STEM
can be. The Supernova awards are offered for those who enjoy a super challenge. For more in-
formation about STEM and the Nova Awards program, visit www.scouting.org/stem. Discover
how the Nova Awards program helps youth be "Prepared. For Life."

The Boy Scouts of America's NOVA Awards program incorporates learning with cool activities
and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts,

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and Venturers. The hope is that the requirements and activities for earning these awards stimu-
lates interest in STEM-related fields and shows how science, technology, engineering and
mathematics apply to everyday living and the world around them. Counselors and mentors help
bring this engaging, contemporary, and fun program to life for youth members.

The Nova Awards

There are four Nova awards for Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. Each
award covers one component of STEM—science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
Cub Scout Nova awards: Science Everywhere, Tech Talk, Swing!, and 1-2-3 Go!
Boy Scout Nova awards: Shoot!, Start Your Engines, Whoosh!, and Designed to Crunch
Venturer Scout Nova awards: Launch!, Power Up, Hang On!, and Numbers Don't Lie
For their first Nova award, Scouts earn the distinctive Nova award patch. After that, a Scout can
earn three more Nova awards, each one recognized with a separate pi (π) pin-on device that at-
taches to the patch. The patch and the three devices represent each of the four STEM topics—
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The Supernova Awards

The Supernova awards have more rigorous requirements than the Nova awards. The require-
ments and activities were designed to motivate youth and recognize more in-depth, advanced
achievement in STEM-related activities.

For earning the Supernova award, Scouts receive a medal and certificate.

All requirements may be found in the Nova awards guidebooks, available through local Scout
shops—one for Cub Scouts, one for Boy Scouts, and one for Venturers. The requirements can
be completed with a parent or an adult leader as the counselor (for the Nova awards) or mentor
(for the Supernova awards). Each guidebook includes a section for the counselor and mentor.

You can also go to this website for requirements—
http://www.scouting.org/stem/Awards/CubScout.aspx#supernova




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