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Opening Ceremony
Tools in Cub Scouting CS1: (carrying a hammer) In Cub Scouting, we learn to build character. CS2: (carrying a plank) It is not what the boy does to the wood, but rather what the wood does for the boy. CS3: (carrying a plane) Through Cub Scouting we learn to remove the sharp edges off our personalities. CS4: (carrying sandpaper) As we grow in Cub Scouting, we become more refined and smooth in our manners. CS5: (carrying a tool chest) Our talents are gathered together and we get a chance to try them out when our den works on the themes each month. CS6: (walking with parent) Our parents help us learn how to use the tools of life when they help us pass our achievements. All: Thanks you all for helping us grow into well rounded citizens!

Closing Ceremony
Closing Thought Every Cub Scout should accomplish something worthwhile every day. And each day's accomplishment should be a little better than the previous day's. Tonight, stand at your window and look out into the darkness of night and ask yourself: "Have I done my best today?" Then each day, promise to do better than the day before. If we all do that, we'll have the best pack in the country! Closing Thought Cub Scouts, I hold in my hand a pocketknife. This is a valuable tool because it can be used for many useful things. It is a dependable tool as long as the blade is kept sharp and free from rust, and the working parts are in good condition. But if it is neglected and becomes dull and rusty, it can be dangerous. The same principle will serve well for us. We have a body, which when kept in good condition, will work well for us. But if we fail to take care of ourselves, we can become rusty and dull like a neglected knife. Do your best to keep fit!

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Advancement Ceremony
Den Leader Induction Ceremony
Equipment: Cub Scout Leader book and the appropriate emblem for each leader being inducted. Personnel: Cubmaster, Committee Chairman, Den Leader Coach, New Leaders CM: Tonight we want to welcome our new den leaders. Would, _________, our Den Leader Coach, please bring our new leaders forward and introduce them? It's a pleasure for me to introduce the Cub Scout and Webelos Scout den leaders and assistant den leaders. (name them all) I'm sure that they will do their best to be good leaders, and I promise to do my best to help them. Den Leaders are indispensable to our pack and to each of our dens. Without them, we could not have Cub Scouting. Being a Den Leader is a rewarding responsibility as well as a lot of fun. Now I will ask our new Den Leaders to repeat after me: As a Den Leader I promise to do my best To show interest and concern for all the boys in my den To help other people And to obey the Law of the Pack. Wearing the Den Leader's emblem identifies you as a very important member of Boy Scouts, and wearing your uniform also sets a great example for the boys in your den. It is a privilege for me to present your Den Leader's emblem to wear on your uniform and to give you the Cub Scout Leader Book, which will be your guide. Now Cub Scouts, let's welcome our new Den Leaders with three big cheers: Hip, hip, hooray! (repeat twice)

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Skits
Tool Skit (A shadow puppet play - the tools' shadows show through) Vise: Hi fellows! Did you hear those boys today? Pliers: Boy did we ever! What are we going to do? Boys that size really give us a workout! Hammer: Right you are; and do you know what happens when they use me? Nail: I know! I know! "Pound, pound, scream!" (clear the stage)
Screwdriver: I wonder if they will use me correctly, or if I'll be the paint stirrer? Screw: If they use me, they'll have to use you right. Besides, being a paint stirrer isn't nearly as bad as having your threads ruined! That hurts! (clear the stage) Right Angle: If they use me a little more often, their projects would turn out a little squarer. Saw: Right, but first of all they need to cut a little straighter with me. (hold up a jagged cut board) This is the way their sawing usually ends up! Plane: It's OK. I'm around to smooth off the rough spots. File: Hey! That's my job! (banging sounds while plane & file fight) Saw: Quit fighting! We all have our own special use. If we work together then the finished project will really turn out great. File & Plane: That's true. By using all of us, those boys should be able to turn out a really good project!

Measurement Problem
Two Webelos carry a long pole on stage and prop it up. W1: Now there are several ways we can figure out the height of this pole. How do you want to start? (they unsuccessfully try various methods of estimation) W1: According to my calculations, that pole is about 6 feet high. W2: There's no way! It's shorter than that! Just look at it! (continue arguing, becoming more exasperated) Cub: W1: Cub: W1: W2: Hi! (he watches a bit) What are you guys trying to do? We're trying to measure the exact height of this pole. Why don't you lay it down and measure it's length with a measuring tape? (scornfully) Cubs! I'll say. (to the Cub:) Didn't you hear right? We want to know how tall the pole is; not how long it is!

Tiger Cubs
Tiger Cub Big Idea: #14 - Family Games, Tricks & Puzzles
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A. Gathering Activity Make Popsicle Stick Puzzles: Before the meeting, make enough puzzles sets for each boy. A puzzle set is 3 to 12 popsicle sticks laying side by side (like a picket fence). To keep them together, place 2 to 3 strips of masking tape across them. Then turn them over. When each Tiger arrives, ask him to draw and color a simple picture on the sticks. When done, remove the tape and mix up the sticks. Now the fun is on trying to reassemble not only yours, but those of others too! B. Opening Stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Then recite the Tiger Cub promise: "I promise to love God, my family, and my country, and to learn about the world." C. Search Have some 12" x 12" cardboard or posterboard pieces cut. Have each pair mark off eight 1.5" squares across and down. Draw the lines to make an 8x8 checkerboard. Let the boys use markers to color in every other square like a checkerboard. While they do this, the partners can cut out markers from a 3/8" thick branch or broom handle. These need to be sanded and then painted or colored with markers. D. Discover Pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of alphabet macaroni into a paper cup. Give one cup of letters to each Tiger and partner. Give them a certain amount of time to make up simple words from the macaroni in their cup. The Tiger should come up with the word and the partner should write it down. Remember, these Tigers are only first graders. Score one point for each legitimate word. Score an extra 5 points if they can create a sentence using many of their words. The pair with the most points should receive a special ribbon or snack. E. Share Ask everyone to bring and share a trick they like. You might have a book of tricks that can be demonstrated. Some simple tricks can be done with household items: 1) Floating egg vs. sinking egg (one is in salt water) 2) Magical paper clips: fold (don't crease) dollar bill into "S" shape; place a paper clip over the left & center folds and another paper clip over the right and center folds; quickly pull the ends to open the dollar bill; the paper clips leap and join! 3) Spinning eggs: Have two eggs (one hard-boiled egg and one fresh egg); spin the hard boiled egg and ask another to try to do the same with the other (fresh) egg. F. Closing Have all Tigers and partners stand, give the Cub Scout salute and recite/read the Cub Scout Promise again.

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Den Activities
Bookends
Supplies: four pieces of soft wood (fir or pine) cut approximately 4" x 5" each, six finishing nails at least 1.5" long, sandpaper, paint or stain, felt, and glue 1. Sand the wood until it is smooth to the touch, especially the ends. 2. On one outer edge, mark three evenly spaced dots (for nails) and hammer nails through these so they just barely poke through the other side of the wood. 3. Put glue along the end edge (to be joined) of the other piece of wood. 4. Place the glued edge onto the barely through nails of the other board, matching the edges of the two pieces. Tap the nails the rest of the way through, making the boards into an "L" shape. 5. Cut and glue felt pieces to the bottoms of the two bookends. 6. You can jazz this up by painting or staining. Another option is to nail the lid of a baby food jar to the horizontal piece of each bookend. Fill the jar with colored beads, etc. and screw the jar to the bookend, upside-down.

Can-Do Game
Supplies: one piece of wood 1/2" x 3" x 24", two clean (pop) cans with lids cut off, glue and one ball (1" diameter) 1. 2. Glue the cans to the flat side of the smooth board, with the closed can ends even with the end of the board and let it dry completely. Play the game: Place the ball in the center of the board, then try to get the ball into one can by tilting the board. Score one point for every ball that goes into a can. The player with the highest total after ten tilts, wins.

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Marble Raceway
Supplies: several paper tubes (about same diameter but any length), tape, marbles 1. Make several styles of pieces: straight (cut in half the long way to form a trough), angle (cut out a V-shape from the center to make the bend), and chutes (toilet paper tubes are good sized). Make any configuration desired, taping the tubes together and mount it so there is a downward angle for the marble(s) to roll. Add a giant bell at the end of the last chute to signal the finish!

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Recipe Holder
Supplies: 3" x 3" x 1/4" piece of plywood, spring-type clothespin, sandpaper, glue, assorted decorations 1. 2. 3. 4. Sand the plywood square so it's smooth all over (and on all four edges) Glue a flat side of the clothespin to the center back of the plywood square Paint or varnish the assembly Decorate the front (paint, stickers, knick-knacks)

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Webelos Activity: Fitness
Agility Exercises: Perform these exercises within the designated time limits. Rest two minutes between each set of exercises.

Set 1: 8 Minutes
1. Fish Flops: Lie flat on your stomach, with arms and legs extended and off the ground. Rock back and forth. (2 minutes) Grass Drill: Run in place, drop to the ground and bounce up again. (2 minutes) Quick Foot-Knee Touch: Drop quickly to one knee and bounce up again. Alternate knees. (2 minutes) Root Drill: You need a partner for this one. Square off on all fours, locking right shoulder to right shoulder. Try to rock opponent back off his feet. (2 minutes)

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Set 2: 6 Minutes
1. Crab Mirror: Two players on all fours. One moves at random to the left, right, back or forward and the other mirrors his moves. Switch leaders and repeat. (2 minutes) Bear Hug Take-Down: Two players, one standing behind the other. Player in rear grasps other player around arms and chest and tries to pull him down. Reverse and repeat. (3 minutes) Situps: Lie on back, feet together, hands clasped behind head. Raise up and touch elbows to knees. Do as many as possible in one minute. (1 minute)

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Set 3: 4-5 Minutes
1. 2. 3. 4. Fingers: Extend arms to side, palms down. Quickly flex fingers by alternating between fist and open hand position. (30 seconds) Palms: Extend arms to front, palms down, wrists locked. Turn palms inward and outward in quick short movements. (30 seconds) Wrists: Same position as Palms (above). Rotate wrists clockwise, then counterclockwise. (30 seconds) Forearm Twist: Arms extended sideward and parallel to the ground. Flex at elbow bringing tips of fingers to shoulders. Return to starting position. Do palms up and palms down. (1 minute) Shoulder Stretches: 3-part exercise. (a) Rotate one arm over your head and down slowly. Repeat with other arm. (b) Shrug shoulders slowly in complete circle starting the movement up and back. (c) Lock hands behind head and pull back slowly from shoulders. (2 minutes)
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Webelos Activity: Readyman
Practice for Emergency Situations:
1. You awaken in the middle of the night. Your bedroom door is closed and you smell smoke. Mother and father are out of town and your grandmother is sleeping in their bedroom. What should you do? You are returning home from a baseball game and see a grass fire in a vacant lot near your home. What should you do? You see smoke coming out of a window in an apartment building across the street. What should you do? A stranger in a blue Volkswagon stops you on your way home from school and offers you a ride. What should you do? You find your 18 month old baby brother playing with a bottle of aspirin that has been opened. What should you do? A kindergarten child is bitten by a dog on the way home from school and you are a witness to the incident. What should you do? A first grade boy falls off a swing and lands on his back. You are the first person to arrive at the accident scene. What should you do? You are witness to an auto accident in which a car strikes a girl on a bicycle and leaves her lying in the street. What should you do? You awaken in the middle of the night and hear the baby crying. The babysitter is asleep in front of the TV set. What should you do?

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10. A group of kids in your neighborhood are playing by locking one another in an old refrigerator they found in the alley behind a neighbor's garage. What should you do? 11. A gang of boys have been teasing a neighborhood dog. The dog is a family pet, but he is growling and showing signs of anger. What should you do? 12. The fire bell rings at school and two of the girls decide they'll play a trick on the teacher and hide under the library table while the class goes out for the fire drill. What should you do? 13. A first grade boy steps on a rusty nail in the sandbox. It goes through the sole of his tennis shoe and makes a slight scratch on his foot. He doesn't want to go to the school nurse. What should you do?

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Crafts
Band-aid Tie Slide Cut tongue depressors to the length and shape of a band-aid. Adhere the band-aid to the tongue depressor. Hot glue a tie slide ring (curtain ring, pvc pipe ring, pipe-cleaner ring). Ring Toss Cut about 1" in 6 places around one end of a paper tube to make flanges. Cut out a hole the size of the paper tube in the center of a paper plate. Insert the paper tube through the hole, bend out the flanges and tape them to the underside of the plate. Glue another paper plate to the bottom of the first paper plate (hiding the flanges). This provides added sturdiness. For rings, cut out the center of medium-sized paper plates, leaving only the outer rim. Take turns tossing the rings. Cube Me Make a cube out of cardstock paper or find a small box and cover it with paper or paint. Some boys may want to make each face of the cube a different color. Collect some things and glue these to each side of the cube - to tell others about you. For instance, add pictures cut from magazines, photographs, write something, draw something. Tops Using wallboard or thin wood, cut out a disk (maybe several of varying diameters). Drill a hole in the exact center of the disk (same diameter as the dowel). Paint the disk(s) any design you like both sides). Taper one end of the 3" long dowel to form the point. Insert the dowel into the disk. Make sure the disk is at right angles to the dowel, and add a bit of glue around the dowel to keep the disk in place. Pea & Toothpick Building Soak some dried peas in a bowl of water about 9 hours before they'll be needed. Using toothpicks (round ones are best) as connectors, make a construction out of peas and toothpicks. Some boys may get elaborate and make great 3-D objects. Be sure to complete your construction in one setting. Let it set and in about a day, the peas will have shrunk (dried out), making strong joints. Buzzer Using wallboard, thin wood or cardboard, cut out 2" diameter disks. Make two smallish holes near the center (like a button). Decorate the disks. Run 30" of string through one hole then back through the other and tie the ends (string forms a large loop with the disk at the center). Now put thumbs in each end of the loops, twirl the disk to "wind" it up, and let it go. It should make a buzzing sound when spinning.

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Games
What Is It? Put different tools, one at a time, in a paper bag or a pillow case. Each boy reaches into the bag and tries to identify the tool inside by feeling its shape. It the boys are quite knowledgeable, more exact names should be required and less common tools can be used. Wood Tag Choose a Cub Scout to be "It." Play tag using anything as a base that is made out of wood. Any new runner touching base forces the present base holder to run to another base. Tool Charades Instead of a title or saying, give the boys the names of tools to "act" out. Each boy must get his team to guess the tool by pantomiming its use. Hammer Throw Each player holds an inflated balloon tied to the end of a string. Each player "throws" the "hammer" by the end of the string. Toothpick Pickup Dump a pile of cocktail toothpicks on the table. Each player tries to pick up five toothpicks using the two corresponding fingers from each hand: right thumb and left thumb, right index and left index, etc. Drive a Nail Contest Prepare ahead of time, some scrap pieces of 2x4 boards, hammers, and nails (one size only). See who can drive the nail into the board with the fewest strokes. You may want fathers to use the hand they do not normally use. Remember to protect your eyes! Pass It Along Collect odd objects and place them on a tray. Make a duplicate set for each relay team. Have the boys sit in a line (on chairs or the floor). Make a written list for each team that indicates the order of items to be passed. On "go" each team passes back the requested item, one boy to the next. When the item reaches the back, the last boy calls "more" at which time, the first boy starts the next item on its way. Continue until all the items have been passed. Disk Spin Arrange the boys in a circle. Place one boy in the middle with a frisbee on its back on the floor. The boy spins the frisbee as hard as he can, then calls out another boy's name and rushes to join the circle. The boy whose name was called goes to the frisbee, gives it another spin, calls another boy's name, etc. The goal is to see how long the frisbee can be kept spinning.

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Food
Paintbrush Cookies 1/3 c shortening 2 3/4 c flour Egg yolk paint: 1 egg yolk
1/3 c sugar 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp water 1 egg 2/3 c honey 1 tsp salt food coloring

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll out dough using floured pastry cloth. Roll to 1/4" thickness. Cut into different shapes using cookie cutters. Set on greased baking sheet. Paint designs with egg yolk paints. (Blend egg yolk and water. Divide among several custard cups. Add different food coloring to each cup. Paint designs using small paintbrushes. If egg yolk, thickens while standing, add few drops water.) Bake 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees F. For clear colors, do not let cookies brown.

Chocolate Nutty Mini Footballs 3 T margarine 10 oz. marshmallows or 4 c mini marshmallows 1/2 c peanut butter 6 cups Cocoa Krispies cereal vanilla frosting Vegetable cooking spray
Melt margarine in large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Mix peanut butter into the marshmallow mixture. Add Cocoa Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated. Shape mixture into sixteen 3-inch footballs. Use prepared vanilla frosting to pipe on markings and stitching.

Songs
How to Get Ideas
(tune: Row Your Boat)

Cub Scout Invention
(tune: Down by the Station)

Use, use, use your brain Put your mind in gear Bright ideas aren't a strain You have some, never fear. Think, think, think so hard Service you can give Help some other people and Your life's more fun to live. Do, do, do your best Do a good deed now It will make you happy and Cub Scouting shows you how.
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For our Cub Scout meeting We made a new invention We used all the junk Our parents threw away. We hammered and we sawed And glued it all together What a super job we did But what does it do?

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