National Pike District Cub Scout Roundtable January 14, 2008 February Theme: Chinese New Year Webelos: Scholar, Engineer Registration Opening Welcome New Leaders Split Sessions Tiger Cub and Den Leaders Webelos Leaders “Rat” from Cubmasters Chinese Pack Committee Zodiac Presentation Announcements Coming Events Fun Time Jan. 24 – Council Recognition Dinner, Martins West Announcements (part 2) Feb. 2 – Klondike Derby, McKeldin Area, Patapsco State Park Randy Miller, 443-812-1606, email@example.com Sample Ceremony Closing Activities Feb. 9 – Mall Show, The Mall at Columbia Pat Hamilton, 410-740-2594, firstname.lastname@example.org Notes: February Roundtable: February 11, 2008 March Theme: Litter to Glitter Webelos: Athlete, Engineer Feb. 23 & 24 – Scouting for Food Bag Distribution, Details at http://web.mac.com/rhotonds/SFF Mar. 1 – Scouting for Food Bag Pick-up, Details at http://web.mac.com/rhotonds/SFF Mar. 8 – University of Scouting, UMBC, details at http://www.baltimorebsa.org Mar. 15 – Cub Leader Training Columbia Academy Jeff Seymour, email@example.com, 410-730-5376 Want to invite one of your pack leaders to Roundtable and you’re not quite sure how to give directions to the Columbia Academy? 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Visit the National Pike District’s web page at: http://www.nationalpike.org/ng and the Baltimore Area Council web page at: http://www.baltimorebsa.org National Pike District Cub Scout Roundtable Page 2 January 14, 2008 “The Junk Drawer” Some of the most useful things on our homes find their way into the junk drawer. The Chinese Zodiac Utah National Parks Council This year (2008) is the year of Rat and the Chinese New Year is starting on February 7. The Chinese New Year depends on the phases of the moon and usually occurs between the middle of January and the middle of February. Can you figure out which animal presided the year you were born? Copying courtesy of Graphic Impressions, Inc. From Baloo’s Bugle A full service design and production studio. National Pike District Cub Scout Roundtable Page 3 January 14, 2008 Pack Resource Sheet February 2008 Theme: Chinese New Year Some of the purposes of Cub Scouting developed through this Prayer: Prayer for the Coming Year month’s theme include We give thanks for our family and friends. May we continue to Respectful relationships. Cub Scouts will learn to respect the have good fortune, happiness, and many blessings to our Cub Scout traditions and values of another culture. families for the coming year. Amen. Family understanding. Cub Scouts will learn the importance Applause: Gung Hay Fat Choy of tradition in family activities. Pretend to open a fortune cookie and read the fortune. Yell out Fun and adventure. Cub Scouts will enjoy exploring the “Gung Hay Fat Choy! And Best Wishes!” games and handicrafts of another land. The core value to be highlighted this month is Song: “Happy New Year” Cooperation. Cub Scouts will learn how families work togeth- Tune: “Farmer in the Dell” er in preparation for holiday traditions. (Actions in parentheses) Happy New Year, Preopening Activity: Happy New Year, Fortune Cookie Matchup Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy New Year. Materials: Preprinted strips of proverbs or sayings; decorated container or box Dragons dance ‘n’ prance (dance and prance) Firecrackers go “Bang!” (shout “Bang!”) Collect or create a series of proverbs or sayings that might be found Gung Hay Fat Choy! inside a fortune cookie. Write half of each proverb on one strip of Happy New Year. paper and the second half on another strip of paper. Place all the strips in a box decorated with Chinese symbols. As people arrive, Audience Participation Story: have each person pull a strip from the box, then try to find another person whose strip would appropriately complete their own phrase. “The Chinese Calendar” Examples of proverbs focusing on the core value of cooperation Divide audience into three groups. Assign each group a part to include these: perform when the designated word is read in the story Alone we can do so little ... Together we can do so much. Cat: “Meow!” Let everyone sweep in front of his own door ... And the whole world Rat: “Cheese, please.” will be clean. Ox: Lift arms like lifting weights and say “Strong!” We may have all come on different ships ... But we’re in the same Animals: Everyone makes sounds together. boat now Many, many years ago the emperor of China decided to have a race We should use not only the brains we have ... But also all that we among the Animals. He declared that the first 12 Animals to cross can borrow the finish line would have a year named after them. The Animals Teamwork is working together ... Even when apart. were all very excited—especially Cat and Rat, who were best friends. He who does good to another ... Does good also to himself. Cat and Rat woke up really early to get a head start. They were Opening Ceremony: doing very well until they got to a river. The finish line was just on the other side. Cat and Rat were trying to figure out how to get Chinese New Year Welcome across when Ox arrived. When they asked for Ox’s help to get Materials: Rolled-up paper banner that says “Happy Birthday, Cub across the river, he agreed to carry them. Scouts!” Cat sat on Ox’s back and Rat sat on his head. As soon as Ox began CUB SCOUT 1: Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy New Year! to climb the bank of the river, Rat jumped off and crossed the fin- CUB SCOUT 2: Our calendar year is 2008, but the Chinese calen- ish line first. When Rat jumped, Ox was startled, causing Cat to fall dar year is 4706. into the river. The other Animals quickly followed Ox across the finish line—Tiger, then Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, CUB SCOUT 3: Chinese New Year is actually a 15-day Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and finally Pig. When Cat finally pulled celebration, this year starting on February 7. himself out of the river, he was too late. Cat was number 13 across CUB SCOUT 4: The Chinese are celebrating the start of a new the finish line. And that is why Cat is not part of the Chinese cal- year, but at our blue and gold banquet we are also celebrating the endar with his best friend Rat start of a new Cub Scouting year. CUB SCOUT 5: Cub Scouting is 78 years old this year. Advancement Ceremony: Fortune Cookie Preparation: Make fortune cookies from felt or craft foam. Cut a CUB SCOUTS 6 and 7 (roll out banner): Join us in saying “Happy circle, fold in half, insert message, and glue top together. Bend in Birthday” to Cub Scouts everywhere. the middle and glue two ends together. Use messages like ALL: Happy Birthday, Cub Scouts! “Congratulations—You are a Wolf!” or “You are a hard worker— Copying courtesy of Graphic Impressions, Inc. From the Cub Scout 2007-2008 Roundtable Planning Guide A full service design and production studio. National Pike District Cub Scout Roundtable Page 4 January 14, 2008 You have earned a Bear badge!” or “We’ll be loyal Scouts and you lucky letters. Cub Scouts can create their own envelopes to hold show it’s true!” Have fun making messages. thank-you notes to their parents or leaders. One side of the note Materials: Finished fortune cookies with messages appropriate for could be a piece of pretend money saying, “Thanks a million!” Cub advancement and badges pinned on the outside. Keep cookies for Scouts can write a personal thank-you on the other side. different ranks separate. Create a template for CUBMASTER: We have had a wonderful year full of hard work boys to trace and cut out and good fortune. Will (name of Scout) please come forward with using the pattern shown. your parents? You have made many wise choices as a Cub Scout Fold flaps 1, 2, and 3 in that brought you here tonight. Please choose your new fortune and order by number, gluing read it to the audience them in place. Decorate the front with a Chinese Closing Ceremony: New Year Traditions symbol or letter. Insert CUB SCOUT 1 Many traditions are associated with the Chinese thank-you note, fold flap New Year, a time of new beginnings. 4 down, and glue to close. CUB SCOUT 2: Fruits are displayed in homes and stores. Tangerines and oranges represent good luck and wealth, and apples WEBELOS ACTIVITY symbolize peace and safety BADGE PROJECTS CUB SCOUT 3: If a flower bud opens exactly on New Year’s Day, it is believed that a year of good fortune is ahead. Scholar: Chinese Number Cards CUB SCOUT 4: Dragon dances bring good luck, and firecrackers Materials: 10 index cards and a black marker for each Webelos keep evil spirits away Scout CUB SCOUT 5: Grown-ups give children red envelopes. What’s Using the chart, write one number on each of the index cards. inside? Lucky money! Uses of the cards: CUB SCOUT 6: As Chinese people wish for good fortune for the One or more players: Shuffle cards well. New Year, we wish good fortune and bright futures for all of our Place them facedown. As you draw a Cub Scout families! card, say the number in Chinese. Two players: Use two sets of cards, Cubmaster’s Minute: numbered one through five in each set. Place cards facedown. Each player turns Everything Has Beauty his top card. The first player who can Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher, once said: ‘Everything correctly add the numbers and say the has beauty, but not everyone sees it.’ As you go back to your sum in Chinese wins. families, your homes, and your schools, look for beauty and good Even number of players, four or more: things in everything and everyone that you meet. Give goodwill as Mix the players’ sets and play a game of a Cub Scout should, and be a friend to everyone. Concentration. Think of your own game. Game: Catch the Dragon’s Tail All players stand in line, their hands on one another’s shoulders. Scholar: Chinese Characters The first in line is the head of the dragon, and the last is the tail. The head tries to catch the tail by maneuvering the line around so for the New Year that he can tag the end player. The line must not break. All other These two lucky characters players do their best to keep the head from catching the dragon’s are commonly used for the tail. When the head catches the tail, the end player becomes the New Year. Eu means bless- head. ings, good luck, and fortune. Chun is spring, which means Game: Chopstick Challenge a new beginning. Write one Materials: One pair of chopsticks and one bowl for each player; each on red paper. Make the one large bowl per team containing marbles and beans characters large to almost fill Divide participants into teams of four to six players. The object of the sheet. the game is to transfer as many items as possible from the large bowl into your smaller bowl in a given time. Award 10 points for Engineer: Chopstick Catapult each marble transferred and 5 points for each bean. The players Materials: Three sets of disposable must pick up items one at a time, and hands are not allowed to chopsticks, two rubber bands, touch the items. At the end of a set time, each team adds up all the bottle cap, tape, tacky glue or low- points its players earned. temperature glue, knife Cut one set of chopsticks in half Project: Hong Bao and tape the halves together. Fasten together the remaining two (Gift Money Envelope) sets of chopsticks with a rubber band on the narrow ends. Insert the Materials: Red construction paper or copy paper, gold or yellow taped piece between the two and secure in place with a rubber paint or paint pens, scissors, glue band. Glue the bottle cap to the end of the top chopstick. Place a When the Chinese people give money at a happy occasion, it is small object in the cap, hold down the catapult by the crossbar, and usually placed in a red envelope, often decorated in gold with fire! Copying courtesy of Graphic Impressions, Inc. From the Cub Scout 2007-2008 Roundtable Planning Guide A full service design and production studio. National Pike District Cub Scout Roundtable Page 5 January 14, 2008 Tiger Cubs Achievement 4, How I Tell It This requirement is about Communication. Getting our Tigers to talk with others and be positive in what they say. They may learn how to carry on conversations and a little about mass communication. Tigers can learn there are many modes of communication – when we talk, write, dance, sing or draw pictures. We communicate too with our faces when we frown or smile and our bodies with how we stand or move our arms. Our uniforms and beads (on our Tiger totems) and patches communicate information about who we are and what we like to do. Adults communicate through newspapers, magazines, books (Harry Potter) television and radio. Be open to showing all these to your Tigers to help them Search, Discover and Share. Achievement 4 Family Activity 4F - At a family meal, have each family member take turns telling the others one thing that happened to him or her that day. Remember to practice being a good listener while you wait for your turn to talk. Mealtime conversations should be kept positive. Sharing your day’s activities could be become a regular family activity. Try to do this at a meal when everyone is there. Sharing amongst family members is always good so try to keep doing it even if only a few members are present. The requirement helps promote Family Understanding, one of the Ten Purposes of Cub Scouting!! This requirement involves doing a Character Connection on Respect. There are three elements to every Character Connection. A Tiger must first know what is correct, then practice doing it and finally commit to doing it in the future. If you want more info on Character Connections there is a BSA Bin Item 13-323A or go to Bill Smith’s Virtual roundtable at - http://www.wtsmith.com/rt/chardev.html For the Respect Character Connection – Know – Have the Tiger discuss how he can show respect while talking with others. How to listen respectfully. How he may interrupt and still be respectful. Practice – Have him participate in a family conversation (The one for this requirement would be great!!) Then discuss how he and others showed respect. Commit – Have him discuss how it felt to be respected while he talked and how he felt showing respect o others. Have him make a list of three things to remember to help him talk respectfully. Achievement 4 Den Activity 4D - Play "Tell It Like It Isn't" This is the old “Whistling Down the Alley” game where the boys line up and pass a secret along. By the time it gets to the end, it usually is different than the start. The more boys the more fun. The Adults should join in, too, to make the line longer. After the game discuss how things your Tiger may hear may not always be accurate. That messages change as they are passed from person to person. Discuss, too, how unkind words (gossip) can do harm and is often untrue. Cubs should only try and say things that are true. Honesty is a core value of Cub Scouting. Achievement 4 Go and See It 4G - Visit a television station, radio station, or newspaper office. Find out how people there communicate with others. This is very easy. Where I live we have a great radio station, WJBR (www.wjbr.com) that invites Scouts up to tour. Then, if the Den wants to, they tape them saying the Pledge of Allegiance. Every day at 7:00 AM, they play a tape of a group (school class, Den, Troop, Club). They even came to my roundtable and had us one morning saying the Pledge. I really like it when I hear a Tiger Den; they are so honest and excited. And most say it correctly – saying “One Nation Under God” as a continuous phrase without a pause. Of course it helps that the morning DJ, Michael Waite, grew up in Indiana, the Heartland of America, and his assistant, Mr. Rhoads is an experienced Philmont trekker!! I have heard the Pledge said on several other area stations so maybe there is one by you. Our local newspaper encourages tours. When my son’s Den went for Communicator, they inserted a picture of the Den on the front page and ran enough copies so each Scout could get one!! Copying courtesy of Graphic Impressions, Inc. From Baloo’s Bugle A full service design and production studio. National Pike District Cub Scout Roundtable Page 6 January 14, 2008 “Chinese New Year” Gathering Time Activities Chinese Horoscope Animals Chinese New Year Word Find Alice, Golden Empire Council Utah National Parks Council Find these words in the word search – they can be going horizontal, vertical, forward, backwards, diagonal - that is in any direction: firecrackers kites origami noodles drum happiness chopstick ox Chinese New Year dragon tiger Find these words in the word search – they can be going in red envelope lanterns wealth any direction: snake stir fry dog Pig Ram Rat gung hey fat Ox Dragon Monkey choy banner fish Snake Rooster Tiger nian good luck longevity Horse Dog Rabbit boar horse rat ram rooster rabbit monkey zodiac twelve Make a Tangram Alice, Golden Empire Council A Tangram is an ancient Chinese puzzle. This activity is sometimes called “seven pieces of cleverness,” named for the seven pieces that were used. The object of the puzzle is to rearrange the pieces of a square (the puzzle pieces) to form figures (like a picture of a cat) using the tangram pieces. File folders, cardstock or thick paper work well to make tangrams. Start by making a square, then cut into pieces as shown. The thin (grey) lines are reference lines. The thick (red) lines are the actual cut lines to form the 7 tangram pieces. Copying courtesy of Graphic Impressions, Inc. From Baloo’s Bugle A full service design and production studio. National Pike District Cub Scout Roundtable Page 7 January 14, 2008 Opening Ceremonies Taiwanese Opening The Cubmaster begins by greeting everyone as they would be greeted in Taiwan: Ni'hao (pronounced Nee-how) means "Hello" The Cubmaster then leads the Pack in the Taiwan version of the Cub Scout Promise. He/She says a phrase and the Pack repeats it: I promise to do my best To do my duty to God/ my religion, the King and my country, To keep the Cub law To do a Good Turn to someone everyday. ........................................................................................................................................From Barb Stephens’ Pack 114 Library Welcome and Happy New Year Opening Cub Scout #1: Welcome to America! - Where there are more than 3 million people that are from China or claim Chinese descent. We’d like to wish a Happy New Year to them. Cub Scout #2: Chinese New Year’s Day this year is on February 7th and the celebration lasts for 15 days. Cub Scout #3: Wow! That’s a long celebration! Cub Scout #1: Let’s all say, “Gung Hay Fat Choy” [Everyone says, “Gung Hay Fat Choy”]. “Gung Hay Fat Choy” means “Best wishes and congratulations. Have a prosperous and good year.” Cub Scout #3: Before our celebration of Chinese New Year this evening begins, please join me in the Pledge of Allegiance. New Year Traditions Preparation: Have the words to the Chinese Cub Scout Promise written on programs or on large posters at front of the room. CUB SCOUT 1: Many traditions are associated with the Chinese New Year, a time of new beginnings. CUB SCOUT 2: Fruits are displayed in homes and stores. Tangerines and oranges represent good luck and wealth, and apples symbolize peace and safety. CUB SCOUT 3: If a flower bud opens exactly on New Year’s Day, it is believed that a year of good fortune is ahead. CUB SCOUT 4: Dragon dances bring good luck, and firecrackers keep evil spirits away. CUB SCOUT 5: Grown-ups give children red envelopes. What’s inside? Lucky money! CUB SCOUT 6: As Chinese people wish for good fortune for the New Year, we wish good fortune and bright futures for all of our Cub Scout families as we start our own Blue & Gold celebration. CUB SCOUT 7: Let us say the Cub Scout as it is said in China: I'll obey my elders, help others Tell no lies and will not be afraid of any difficulty. Gifts Personnel: 7 Cubs Setting: Sing or chant the following verse with a different motion added for each new "gift". Keep all the old motions going as each new one is added and have everyone in the Pack follow the motions of the Cubs. Cub 1: My ship sailed from China all laden with tea. And loaded with goodies for you and me. They gave me a: Cub 2: Fan (wave hand) Cub 3: Brush (move other hand over hair) Cub 4: Stamp (stick tongue in and out to lick) Cub 5: Flower (wrinkle nose to smell) Cub 6: Camel (bend knees) Cub 7: Imagine my bliss. As I kept it going like this. Copying courtesy of Graphic Impressions, Inc. From the Buckeye District Roundtable Handout A full service design and production studio. National Pike District Cub Scout Roundtable Page 8 January 14, 2008 Advancement Ceremonies Orient Advancement Personnel : Cubmaster ( or Advancement Chair ), 4 other Leaders Props : Pictures of a rabbit, cow, tiger, horse, and dragon ( Oriental drawings would give a better effect ) Cubmaster ( or Advancement Chair ): As we continue our trip through the Orient, we now come to the part where we recognize our boys for their achievements. 1st Leader: ( holds up picture of rabbit ) In Oriental mythology, the rabbit is a sign of happiness and learning. This is similar to the boys who have earned their Bobcat badge. They have learned the basics of Cub Scouting and are happy to continue on to their next step. Cubmaster or Advancement Chair : Will these boys and their parents please come forward to receive their Bobcat Badges. ( call boys and parents up; give badge to parents to present to boys.) 2nd Leader: ( holds up picture of cow ) The Cow is a symbol of hard work and determination. This represents the boys earning their Wolf Badge. They have worked hard for this badge, and are determined to achieve the next step in Cub Scouting. Cubmaster or Advancement Chair : Will these boys and their parents please come forward to receive their Wolf badges and Arrow Points. (Call boys and parents forward; give badges to parents to present to their sons) 3rd Leader : ( holds up picture of tiger ) The Tiger is a symbol of bravery and is also very active and aggressive. Just as our boys who have earned their Bear Badges are very brave for achieving this honor and are aggressively pursuing the next step in Cub-Scouting. Cubmaster or Advancement Chair : Will these boys and their parents please come forward to receive their Bear badges and Arrow Points. (Call boys and parent forward ; give badges to parent to present to sons.) 4th Leader : ( holds up picture of horse ) The horse is a symbol of bravery, activeness, and always wanting to go forward. It is similar to the boys of our pack who have earned their Webelos Badge. Always going forward and not wanting to stop. Cubmaster or Advancement Chair : Will these boys and their parents please come forward. ( Call boys and parent up ; give badges and any activity pins to parent to present to their sons. Cubmaster : ( holds up picture of dragon ) The Dragon is a symbol used to identify people who have achieved a high status. It is appropriate that we use this symbol to recognize our boys who have earned their Arrow of Light. The highest achievement in the Cub Scout program. I am very proud to present this award to the following boys. As I call your names, please come forward with your parents. (call boys and parents forward ; give badges to parents to present to boys ) Cubmaster or Advancement Chair : Let’s congratulate all the boys on their achievements. Gateway to the Orient Personnel: Cubmaster, 2 Cubs, Cubs advancing and Parents Equipment: Cubmaster is dressed in oriental dress, a cardboard box shaped like a pagoda with the awards inside. Cubmaster: Since our theme this month is Gateway to the Orient we decided to have 2 of our Cub Scouts go exploring in the Orient to see what they could find. Look, here they come now. Let’s see what they have ... (2 Cub Scouts enter carrying the pagoda which they place on the ground by the Cubmaster or on a table by the Cubmaster.) Thanks boys, let’s see what you have. (Cubmaster opens pagoda and pulls out the first awards to be handed out.) The first treasure I have found are ____badges for (Cub Scouts names). Will those scouts and their parents please come forward. (Cubmaster says something special about the rank being earned) Parents, we are pleased at the progress your son has made, and know that he could not have done it without you. I present to you, his ____ badge and ask that you present it to him. (Present the badges to the parents to hand to the Scouts. Once this has been done, turn to the audience.) Help me congratulate these boys by giving them an applause. (Reaching in the box for additional awards) Let’s see here. Next we have ____ badges for (Cub Scouts names) Will they and their parents please come forward. Parents, we are pleased at the progress your son has made, and know that he could not have done it without you. I present to you, his badge and ask that you present it to him. (Present the badges to the parents to hand to the Scouts. Once this is done, Cubmaster turns to audience.) Help me congratulate these boys by giving them an applause (Continue for as many ranks as necessary.) Copying courtesy of Graphic Impressions, Inc. From the Heart of America Council Pow Wow book A full service design and production studio. National Pike District Cub Scout Roundtable Page 9 January 14, 2008 Great Wall Advancement Just as the Great Wall of China was built one block at a time, Cub Scouts earn each badge of rank, one requirement at a time. Each rank builds upon the things the Cub learned before. Each rank pushes the Cub to achieve a, little more and climb a little higher. Tonight, ________ has earned his ________ badge. I would like to have him come forward and add another block to our Great Wall. But wait, our blocks are too heavy for him to lift alone. We need his parents to come and help lift the block in place. (Have boys use a cardboard box that has had a picture of his rank attached.) Our Great Wall needs many more blocks from many more Cub Scouts before it is completed. (Continue to call each boy and his parents to come help build the Wall) Congratulations to our boys and their parents who have helped build this Great Wall by achieving their ranks. ..........................................................................................................................From the Quapaw Area Council Pow Wow book Arrow of Light - Webelos Arrow of Light Candle Lighting PERSONNEL: Akela, Arrow of Light Award Candidate and parents, two Webelos Scouts. EQUIPMENT: Arrow of Light Ceremonial Board, four red candles, three White candles, Arrow of Light Award Certificate, straight pins. ARRANGEMENT: Akela and two Webelos Scouts stand at left of candles, Candidate and parents at right. 1ST. WEBELOS: (lights four red candles) The four red candles represent Bobcat, Wolf, Bear, and Scout. The Arrow of Light means progress along the trail from Bobcat Cub Scout to Scout -- the trail to good citizenship. That is why the Arrow of light was chosen as the award for the highest rank in Cub Scouting. 2ND WEBELOS (Lights white candles): Webelos means, We'll be loyal Scouts." Loyalty is one of the important things a Cub Scout stands for. He is loyal to his God, his country, and his home. AKELA : (To Arrow of Light Candidate) (Name), will you give me the Cub Scout sign and repeat the Cub Scout Promise. (He does so.) To you I give the Arrow of Light Award and Certificate to present to your son. The badge is worn on his Cub Scout uniform -- centered on the left shirt pocket. He may also wear it on his Scout uniform when he joins a troop. (Parent pins badge on uniform.) I salute you, (Name), as a qualified Webelos Scout. May you soon know the adventures of a Scout. (Give handshake to Webelos, shakes hands with parents.) Advancement - Arrow Point Ladder Ceremony Preparation: Ceremony board resembles a ladder; the top rung representing the Boy Scout with lower rungs representing the Cub ranks. Between each Cub rank a vacant rung representing the elective achievements. Each rung representing the Cub rank supports a candle. At the beginning of the ceremony the Cubmaster lights candles. As boys are awarded Gold and Silver arrow points the candle representing his rank is moved to the vacant rung representing his progress. CUBMASTER: Den Chief (name) will you please escort Wolf (name) and Bear (name) to the ceremonial circle? (Den Chief escorts Cub to front) Cub Scouts, each of you have taken another step forward and upward in your climb to the rank of Boy Scout. With the help of your parents and Den Leaders, the climb has been much easier. Will the parents of these boys come forward please? (Den Chief escorts parents to stand in position behind their boy.) Wolf (name), for the extra work on your Wolf electives, I present to your parents in your behalf the gold arrow point of Cub Scouting. (Cubmaster moves candle to appropriate rung and congratulates parents and boy). Bear, (name), having received the gold arrow point some time ago, indicates to me your desire to advance still farther up the ladder. In your behalf, I present to your parents the silver arrow point of Cub Scouting. Wear it proudly. (Cubmaster again moves candle to appropriate rung on ladder and congratulates parents and boy). To each of you that have received awards today, again, Congratulations! And to you boys and parents still striving for coveted awards, work hard that you may attain your goal, the top rung of Cub Scouting. Copying courtesy of Graphic Impressions, Inc. From the Great Sauk Trail Council Pow Wow book A full service design and production studio. National Pike District Cub Scout Roundtable Page 10 January 14, 2008 Pack/Den Activities and Crafts Advancement Ideas: From Alice, Golden Empire Council Belt Loops: The Language and Culture Belt Loop would be an excellent choice for every level of Cub Scouts for this theme. Tiger Cub Achievements: #5G – Take a hike with your den – try making one of the Chinese forms of art about the world of nature you have seen Tiger Cub Electives: #1 – If you have a boy with a Chinese heritage, this would be a great time to invite him or his family members to come share how they celebrate #2 – If you make decorations for a Pack Chinese New Year’s celebration #3 – Have a family Tangram puzzle night #21 – Make a puppet based on a Chinese character or animal #31 – Choose an animal from China, such as a Panda Bear – but there are lots of others! #35 – Play one of the Chinese children’s games outdoors with your pack #45 – Visit a Chinese bakery if there is a China Town in your area – try to find out what the different treats are called; Wolf Achievements: #4f – If you are able to visit a China Town in your area, or an important religious building used by Chinese people; #6b, c – Make a collection about something Chinese – pictures of the different animals used in the Chinese horoscope, pictures of famous Chinese locations from travel agent or Chinese embassy brochures, or maybe a collection of “Chops” for family members or friends; #8c – help make a Chinese dinner for your family Wolf Electives: #2 – if your den puts on a skit about China or a Chinese folk tale; #4f – Play one of the Chinese outdoor wide games; #5a-e – Learn kite flying safety rules, then make and fly a kite to celebrate the invention of kites in China; #9 – Help prepare for a family or den party with a Chinese New Year theme; #12a or d – Do an art project based on China or Chinese art; #22a, b – Learn to say hello and count to ten in Chinese Bear Achievements: #3d – If you are able to visit a China Town or a Chinese heritage location and learn about it; #8e – See if there is any Chinese background to the history of your community; #9b,c – If you choose food with a Chinese theme; #10b – Have a family Tangram Puzzle night; #15b, c – if you choose Chinese games from this packet; #18e – write a thank you note if a guest expert comes to talk about China or teach Chinese customs; #19 – Use whittling chip skills to create your own “Chop” or make a sculpture of an animal that lives in China; Bear Electives: #9 – Visit an Asian art museum or make an art project based on Chinese art; #10 – make a mask of a Chinese character or animal Webelos Activities: Artist #3, 7, 9 – follow a Chinese theme or style; Communicator #10 – invite a Chinese speaking person to share what they know about their language; Craftsman – try making something that represents Chinese culture or craft; Showman – using puppetry, music or drama, share something about China or it’s culture or history. Copying courtesy of Graphic Impressions, Inc. From Baloo’s Bugle A full service design and production studio. National Pike District Cub Scout Roundtable Page 11 January 14, 2008 Paper Dragon Sam Houston Area Council In China, the dragon is a symbol of good luck. During the New Year’s holiday, people have a dragon parade. Here’s a dragon that you can make for your own parade. Materials ! Two different colors of construction paper ! Scissors ! Pencil ! Ruler ! Craft sticks, dowels, tongue depressors or even chopsticks (for holding the dragon) ! Tape ! Glue ! Poster board or cardstock for stiffening the dragon's head ! Crayons or markers ! Sequins for eyes ! Dragon head pattern ! Colored tissue paper (several colors) in ½” to ¾ strips least 12 inches long Instructions Dragon Head 1. Enlarge the dragon head pattern to fill a piece of construction paper (or larger if you have bigger paper and a plotter) 2. Color the dragon head. 3. Glue it to the poster board or cardstock and let it dry. Forming the dragon body. using the two long construction paper strips, 4. From the construction paper, cut several 1” wide strips from both of your colors of construction paper until you have enough to make (by taping strips together) two different colored 36" strips 5. Take the end of one long strip and lay it crosswise over the end of the other strip. (You can tape these beginning ends together). 6. Now take turns folding one strip over the other until your strips runs out. Tape the two ends of the strip together and then open the dragon body. 7. Glue the dragon body to the back of the dragon head. 8. Glue several tissue paper strips to form the tail of the dragon. 9. Attach a craft stick (or other stick) to the dragon’s head and another craft stick to the dragon's tail - you will hold onto the dragon in these two places during the dragon parade. Copying courtesy of Graphic Impressions, Inc. From Baloo’s Bugle A full service design and production studio. National Pike District Cub Scout Roundtable Page 12 January 14, 2008 Neckerchief Slides Utah National Parks Council Panda Bear: Use 1 white 1½ or 2 inch pompom for each bear. You will need 2 small black pompoms for the ears and 2 small white pompoms for the cheeks. Use two small wiggly eyes. You can use a tiny black pompom for the nose if desired. Glue a ring to the back for the neckerchief to the threaded through. (Note: I like to use expandable fake wedding bands for backs so that they can be made tighter or looser.) New Year Banner: Write Happy New Year in Chinese on red laminated card stock. This is an easy inexpensive way to go. Put a ring on the back of the paper and you're finished. Paper Kite: Make this with toothpicks and tissue paper or construction paper strips make cute neckerchief slides, either with a diamond-shaped kite or a box kite, with or without tails. Tails are fun but can be caught easily and break the slide. Zodiac Animals: You could also let the boys research their Chinese Zodiac Sign and make paper animals or more pompom animals. The snake is very simple–a pipe cleaner and wiggly eyes. Twist it around your finger loosely. However, Webelos would have been born in 1997, so the year of the ox would be appropriate. Nine year olds would have been born in 1998 which was the year of the tiger. The eight year olds would have been born in 1999 which was the year of the hare. All these animals are very easy to make with pompoms, but you will need a little felt or pellon to make ears and strips and horns. Have fun!!! Make Your Own Chinese Abacus Sam Houston Area Council Have the Cub Scouts make and learn to use an abacus. Here are some simple instructions for making a 5-digit abacus. Materials (for 1 abacus): 9 - 4 1/2" craft sticks 1 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch cardboard sheet If you used different size craft sticks, adjust size to match size of craft sticks) 5 stir sticks – round, not flat 35 pony beads (optional: 25 of one color and 10 of another color) Notes: ! Be careful in using the glue gun. A low temperature glue gun is best when working with Cub Scouts. ! Use tweezers to remove the “hot glue spider webs” from around the beads so that the beads can move freely. ! The “straws with beads” are just pony beads on mini coffee stirrer straws (round ones, not flat ones). You can get coffee stirrers at a grocery store. The beads need to slide on the straws so don't glue them! ! Also, the Chinese abacus has 5 beads below (earth) and 2 beads above (heaven) the middle cross bar. You can make the beads different colors for above and below the cross bar. Chinese Juggling Sticks Brenda, Last Frontier Council These Juggling Sticks originated in China a couple of thousand years ago. The pompoms on the ends of them look like flowers, therefore the name for this toy translates into flower stick. The Juggling Stick is an empowering toy. Learning to play Juggling Sticks gives the player a sense of control that comes from mastering something that is challenging and fun. (Think Cub Scout Core Value - Perseverance and CS Purposes - Personal Achievement and Fun and Adventure) Also, developing concentration, eye-hand coordination and the stress relief that comes from rhythmic and focused movement. They are good for solitary or noncompetitive interactive play. Copying courtesy of Graphic Impressions, Inc. From Baloo’s Bugle A full service design and production studio. National Pike District Cub Scout Roundtable Page 13 January 14, 2008 Materials: 1 - 5/8" X 24" hardwood dowel for the baton 2 - 3/8" X 18" hardwood dowels for the handsticks A couple of yards of colored electrical or duct tape (1/2" wide) - The more colors used, the more colorful the sticks! 1 roll -- Rubber tape (available at electrical supply or hardware stores). Small standard roll of duct tape. 3 -- 4" X 12" strips of felt that will match tape colors or recycled material - (such as leather, jeans, fur or other thick material that would look nice around the ends). 1 container of a permanent fabric adhesive Instructions: For the Baton ! Find center of longest dowel by measuring. (12" from each end) ! Wrap tape on either side of center and put a strip of colored tape around center. ! Take the same colored tape as in center and, beginning from the outside center, wrap it around the stick in candy cane fashion leaving space for the width of rubber tape to also be wrapped around in candy cane style. ! Wrap the rubber tape around in the same way, covering the dowel with alternating rubber and colored tape Do this from center to both ends. ! Wrap duct tape on both ends in equal amounts for weight distribution (1/2 - 3/4 inch thick around both ends). Weighted ends are critical to may tricks. Test the weight distribution by balancing the center on a finger. ! Cut 1/2" wide by 3" long strips in the felt or material rectangles into as shown below. Do not cut all the way through. The material rectangle must stay in one part. Using pinking shears makes the ends look more decorative. ! Stack the 3 strips and wrap non stripped end of the felt or material with permanent fabric adhesive around the duct tape so that the strips flap in a flowery display. For the hand sticks ! Alternate colored and rubber tapes around 2/3 of smaller dowels in candy cane fashion. ! Wrap Extra rubber tape around the end and at end of candy cane design. ! For the other 1/3 of hand stick, cover candy cane style with your choice of colored tape. ! Wrap a couple of extra times around the end. For instructions on using these juggling sticks - do a Google search on learning Chinese juggling sticks. Fortune Cookie Decoration Brenda, Last Frontier Council Materials: Tan felt Yogurt lid (or similar size) Black marker Scissors Low-temp glue gun Thin strip white paper Black pen ! Write a good fortune on the piece of paper with the pen. An example could be: You will find peace and happiness. (Note: Only the ends of the paper will show) ! Trace around lid on felt with black marker. ! Cut out the circle you traced. ! Fold felt in half and crease by pushing down with finger. ! Open felt. ! Put a line of glue around the edge of the circle. Leave a gap near the crease where the paper will stick out. ! Quickly lay the white strip of paper across the felt circle to one side of the crease, be sure to let the paper stick out on both ends. (see #1) ! Immediately fold the felt over and press with fingers until glue sets. ! Push the felt in the middle of the folded area (see #2) to make the felt puff up. ! Then add some glue in the middle where the felt will meet when pushed together. ! Push the ends toward each other and hold until glue sets. Copying courtesy of Graphic Impressions, Inc. From Baloo’s Bugle A full service design and production studio. National Pike District Cub Scout Roundtable Page 14 January 14, 2008 Paper Chinese Yoyo Supplies: 1/8” or ¼” Dowel Roll of wrapping paper Tape or glue Directions: 1. Cut a strip of wrapping paper 7’ long by 4” wide. 2. Glue or tape one end of the strip to the dowel at the end. 3. Roll the paper tightly around the dowel. 4. To use, hold the dowel and flick your wrist in an upward motion. Paper will yo-yo out and back in. Blue and Gold Crafts Cub Scout Birthday Cake Slide Materials: Section of Wood Bannister Railing cut into 1” sections 1¼” of a 5/16” dowel rod Drill with 7/16” & 5/16” drill bits Sharp Knife Sand Paper Paint - White, blue, yellow and red (Model Paint Markers work very well) Fine permanent markers Directions: 1) Drill holes as indicated. The slide hole was drilled by drilling 2 - 7/16” holes on ½” centers to form an oval. Either a single 7/16” hole with a round file to make the oval or a single 9/16” hole can be used. 2) Sand and paint the slide white. Usually two coats are needed. 3) With the sharp knife, carve the flame for the top of the candle. The flame should be about 1/4” tall. 3) Paint the candle. The original slide used blue for the candle stick, and a yellow base coat with red accents for the flame. 4) Younger scouts can use red and yellow chenille for the flame and a blue construction paper tube for the candle. 5) The decorations can be drawn on with permanent markers using the maker’s imagination as a guide. Cub Scout Tie Slide 3 wooden doll stands, 1 med. round wooden circle (or craft foam), Acrylic paints: blue, gold, skin color, Black fine line permanent marker. Craft glue, Paint brush 1. Paint one doll stand flesh color. Paint one stand like Cub Scout cap. See figure 1. Paint 1 doll stand like uniform shirt. See figure 2 and 3. Let all dry. 2. For hat brim, use ruler and utility knife to score wooden circle in half. Paint piece blue. Or cut craft foam in shape of brim. 3. Assemble in form of scout and glue together. 4. Use marker to make face. Copying courtesy of Graphic Impressions, Inc. From the Buckeye District Roundtable Handouts A full service design and production studio. National Pike District Cub Scout Roundtable Page 15 January 14, 2008 Skits These are old gags, rewritten to give them an Oriental setting Wise Grandfather – Pat Props: Cub Master with beard sitting on the floor, 4 Cub Scouts Wise Grandfather is sitting on the floor with legs Six Wise Travelers crossed looking up. The first two Cub Scouts come in While a narrator reads the following passage, the Cubs act out making a noise until they see Grandfather sitting there. the story. First Cub Scout: Grandfather, what are you looking at? Six wise travelers come to the Yangtze River and discuss ways Grandfather: I am looking for the sign of wisdom. to get across. One of them sees a boy with a boat and asks him Second Cub Scout: What is that sign, Grandfather'? to take them across. The boy says that they can use the boat, G’father: Come sit on the floor beside me and I’ll tell you. but he will not take them across. The travelers all get in the The first two Cub Scouts sit down but at the same time the boat and it sinks. They scramble out of the river and count next two Cub Scouts come in making some noise. They stop themselves to see if they are all there. Unfortunately, they do it making noise when they see Grandfather sitting with the wrong (each man counts the others, but not himself) and they other two Cub Scouts. come up short a person. (This can be done more than once.) Third Cub Scout: Grandfather, what are you looking at? They tell the boy that if he can find the missing traveler, they G’father: I am looking for the sign of wisdom. will give him a bag of gold. The boy counts them (ALL of Fourth Cub Scout: What is that sign, Grandfather? them) and gets it right. They give him the gold, telling the boy G’father: Come sit on the floor beside me and I’ll tell you. how good he is and that maybe he will grow up to be as smart Now all the Cub Scouts are seated. And they start talking as they are. The travelers then jump in and swim across the among themselves. Grandfather then raises his hand in the river. Cub Scout sign. The Cub Scouts stop talking and raise their hands in the Cub Scout sign. The Outhouse in the Yangtze River G’father: That my young Cub Scouts is the sign of wisdom, One Cub is the father and three or more Cubs are his children. for you cannot learn and grow wise if the only sounds that The father walks up from the river and calls his children to you hear are your own voices. come to him. He is very angry. They all line up behind him. The Chinese Calendar Father: As you know, someone has pushed the outhouse into Divide audience into three groups. Assign each group a part the river. (To the first son) Was it you? to perform when the designated word is read in the story Son 1: No father! Cat: “Meow!” Rat: “Cheese, please.” Ox: Lift arms like lifting weights and say “Strong!” Father: (To second son) Did you push the outhouse into the Animals: Everyone makes sounds together. river? Many, many years ago the emperor of China decided to have Son 2: No father! a race among the Animals. He declared that the first 12 Animals to cross the finish line would have a year named (This continues to all the children.) after them. Father: In America, George Washington chopped down his The Animals were all very excited—especially Cat and Rat, Father's cherry tree. He told his father "I cannot tell a who were best friends. Cat and Rat woke up really early to lie." When his father heard this, he did not punish get a head start. They were doing very well until they got to a him, but he honored him for telling the truth. Now river. The finish line was just on the other side. Cat and Rat can someone tell me who did this? were trying to figure out how to get across when Ox arrived. Son 2: I cannot tell a lie Father, it was me! When they asked for Ox help to get across the river, he agreed to carry them. Cat sat on Ox’s back and Rat sat on his head. As soon as Father: Why you little … (He runs up and starts strangling Ox began to climb the bank of the river, Rat jumped off and his son while the other sons try to keep the father off crossed the finish line first. When Rat jumped, Ox was the second son.) startled, causing Cat to fall into the river. The other Animals quickly followed Ox across the finish line—Tiger, then Son 2: Father! Why are you punishing me when I told you Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, the truth? You said George Washington did not get Dog, and finally Pig. punished. When Cat finally pulled himself out of the river, he was too Father: Yes, but George Washington's father was not in the late. Cat was number 13 across the finish line. And that is tree when it got chopped! why Cat is not part of the Chinese calendar with his best ................................ From Barb Stephens’ Pack 114 Library friend Rat. Copying courtesy of Graphic Impressions, Inc. From the Buckeye District Roundtable Handouts A full service design and production studio. National Pike District Cub Scout Roundtable Page 16 January 14, 2008 Games Jingle Bell Chow Mein You will need 2 shallow bowls, several jingle bells (about the size of a marble) and 2 full length pencils with erasers on them. To play the game, place the bells in one bowl. The player uses the 2 pencils as chopsticks. With the eraser end down, the player tries to transfer as many bells as he can from one bowl to the other. He can use only one hand. If only a couple of players are used, set a given amount of time. When using teams, the team to get all the bells in the bowl first wins .... with each boy taking his turn to transfer all bells into the other bowl and the next boy transferring them back into the first bowl ... and so on. Chinese Wrestling Divide players into pairs and match them 2 at a time. Each wresfier stands on one leg (his left), the other leg being stretched forward, and fold his arms across his chest. Each wrestler hops forward and tries to unbalance his opponent with his right leg. No kicking or charging is allowed. A winner is declared when a boy forces the other to touch his right foot to the ground. The game should be played on a grassy lawn, soft ground or carpet. Tsoo! Tsoo! One player is blindfolded. The remaining players are chickens. The blindfolded player says, “Tsoo! Tsoo!”. The chicken runs up and tries to touch him without being caught. The player caught becomes the blindman. Chase Draw Pin paper on the back of each boy. Have the boys line up one behind the other. As the boys try to draw a picture on the back of the boy in front, they have to keep walking and following the leader. .................................................................................................................... From the Heart of America Council Pow Wow book Chinese Puzzle Have the den form a circle. Each boy reaches across the circle and grabs the hands of two other boys. Do not hold hands with the boys right next to you. On signal, the boys have to unravel the tangle without letting go of each others' hands. Catch the Dragon's Tail (Taiwan) The Cubs line up in a single line formation with both hands on the shoulders of the person in front of him. Until the signal "Go" is given, the dragon must be in a straight line. The starter begins the countdown: "EM" (=1) "ER" (=2) "SAN" (=3) "KO" (=Go). On the signal of Go, the head runs toward the tail and tries to catch the last man. The whole dragon body must remain unbroken. If anyone lets go, the dragon's body is broken and the dragon dies. A new dragon must be formed. It the head player touches the tail, he may continue to be the head. If the body breaks before he touches the tail, the head becomes the tail and the next in line becomes the head and so on, until each has a turn at being the "fiery head" or the "lashing tail." Chinese Tag This is played like regular tag except that the one who is tagged must place his right hand on the spot where he has been touched, whether it is his arm, chest, back or ankle. In this position he must chase the other players until he has tagged one of them. Chopstick Relay Cubs are in teams, each team having a balloon and a pair of long slender sticks (real chopsticks are preferable). The first player on each team runs to the finish line with the balloon between the long, slender sticks, turns and comes back. He gives the sticks and balloon to the next player, and so on until all have run. Hash Kyoso To play Hashi Kyoso (hah-shee kyoh-soh) you will need a cup for each player, hashi (chopsticks), and something to pick up, like peanuts or marshmallows. The idea is to have a contest to see who can get all the marshmallows out of the cup first by getting one out at a time using only the hashi. (No spearing is allowed.) Jumping Fox (China) A small stick, called the fox, is sharpened at both ends. A longer stick is necessary for each player. A two-foot square is drawn to represent the city. The fox is place about 3 yards away from the city. The object of the game is to make the fox jump into the city by striking it with the long stick. The number of strikes allowed each player varies with the distance from the city at which the fox is placed. The player who gets the fox in the city with the least number of strokes wins. Copying courtesy of Graphic Impressions, Inc. From Barb Stephens’ Pack 114 Library A full service design and production studio. National Pike District Cub Scout Roundtable Page 17 January 14, 2008 Songs Brother John PANDA BEAR Tune: Frere Jacques Tune: Sippin' Cider (Chinese - mandarin) Out at the zoo, (Echo: Out at the zoo) Liang zhi lao hu, liang zhi lao hu, I met a bear, (I met a bear) pao de kuai pao de kua A giant bear, (A giant bear) yi zhi me you er duo, yi zhi mei you wei ba That is so rare. (That is so rare) hen qi guai, hen qi guai (Unison)Out at the zoo I met a bear, (English) A giant bear that is so rare. Are you sleeping, Are you sleeping? His hair was black, (His hair was black), etc. Brother John, Brother John? His hair was white, Morning bells are ringing, His black-patched eyes, Morning bells are ringing Were quite a sight! Ding ding dong, ding ding dong. The way he sat, Ging Gang Goolie* He was so cute, Ging gang goolie, goolie, goolie, goolie watcha, As he just chewed Ging gang goo, ging gang goo. On bamboo shoots. Ging gang goolie, goolie, goolie, goolie watcha, Ging gang goo, ging gang goo. This fella's known As Panda Bear. A law, a law shay law Where'd he come from? A law shay law a law ooo, China -- that's where! A law, a law shay law, A law shay law a law ooo, MY JUNK Tune: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean Shally wally, shally wally, shally wally, shally wally, Oompah, oompah, oompah, oompah, oompah In China, some folks live on sailboats, A sailboat that's known as a junk. *this song came from the first World Jamboree-they were I'm not sure that's where I would be happy, looking for a song that everyone could sing, no matter what Would a junk have enough room for junk? their language was. Chorus: It is of no language but it means a lot of fun. Rocks and lizards, ...................... From the Indianhead Council Pow Wow book Where would I keep all my junk on a junk? Bottle caps, baseballs, It's a Small World A boy needs a place for his junk. It's a world of laughter, a world of tears; Our junk took us over the ocean, It's a world of hopes and a world of fears. We sailed o'er the South China Sea. There's so much that we share We finally landed in Hong Kong. That it's time we were aware. I'll shop for new treasures to keep It's a small world after all. Chorus: Chorus: It's a small world after all, Buy new treasures, It's a small world after all. Start a new box full of brand new junk, It's a small world after all. Hope there’s room to It's a small, small world. Store my new junk on our junk! There is just one moon, And one golden sun Chorus And a smile means friendship to ev'ryone. Though the mountains divide, and the oceans are wide, It's a small world after all. (Chorus) .............................. From the Viking Council Pow Wow book Copying courtesy of Graphic Impressions, Inc. From the Great Sauk Trail Council Pow Wow book A full service design and production studio. National Pike District Cub Scout Roundtable Page 18 January 14, 2008 Cub Grub - Fun Food How To Use Chopsticks Fortune Cookies I (for a right-handed person) Sam Houston Area Council Utah National Parks Council Fortune cookies are actually a Chinese American invention, 1. Rest the upper half of one stick between your thumb and but are always fun. Here is a recipe to make them. forefinger on your right hand. You can make your own fortunes to put inside. Adult help is required for frying!! 2. Hold the lower half of the stick firmly against your ring Ingredients finger. ¼ cup flour 3. Hold the second chopstick as you hold a pencil. 2 tbsp brown sugar 4. To work the chopstick, keep the first stick stationary and 1 tbsp cornstarch move the second stick up and down to pick up your ¼ tsp vanilla food. 1 egg white, beaten stiff 2 tbsp cooking oil Chinese New Year Cakes 3 tbsp water Sam Houston Area Council Directions Ingredients ! Combine flour, sugar, cornstarch, and oil. 1 ½ cups flour ! Fold in egg white. ¼ cup sugar ! Add vanilla and water. 2 teaspoons baking powder ! In a small skillet (non-stick or lightly oiled), over ½ teaspoon salt medium heat, pour 1 tablespoon of batter, spreading it 2 eggs out into a 3” circle. 1/3 cup water or milk ! Cook 4 minutes until lightly browned. 1 tablespoon cooking oil ! Turn with spatula and cook 1 more minute. 2/3 cup sesame seeds ! Remove from the pan (careful - it will be hot!) Cooking oil for deep fat frying ! place paper fortune strip in center of circle. Directions ! Fold in half over the edge of a glass ! Combine first four dry ingredients. ! Then bend to form Fortune-cookie shape. ! Mix together the eggs, water or milk, and the cooking ! Hold until cool, or place in an egg carton to hold the oil. shape until the cookies firm up. ! Stir into flour mixture. ! Drop spoonfuls of batter into a bowl of sesame seeds. Almond Cookies ! Coat cakes on both sides. Sam Houston Area Council ! Let stand 15 minutes. Directions (Warning! Check for nut allergies!) ! (Adult to do this!!)Deep fry cakes until puffy and ! Get sugar cookies. golden brown. ! Slice or roll into balls and bake according to directions. ! Let cakes drain on paper towel. ! Place an almond on the top of each cookie. ! Serve warm. Enjoy! OR ! Use any sugar cookie recipe, Egg Drop Soup ! Swap almond extract for the vanilla Sam Houston Area Council ! Press a piece of almond into the top before you bake it. Ingredients 2 cans chicken broth Stir Fry Vegetables 1 tablespoon cornstarch Utah National Parks Council 1 well beaten egg ! Bring an electric skillet or a Chinese wok and portable 2 tablespoons sliced green onion hot plate to the den. Directions ! Let the boys cut a variety of vegetables such as celery, ! In a saucepan, stir chicken broth into cornstarch. bok coy, onions, bean sprouts and water chestnuts. ! Cook until slightly thickened. ! Heat a small amount of vegetable oil in the skillet and ! Pour in egg, stirring gently. saute the vegetables. (Do not overcook.) ! Remove from heat. ! Serve this healthy food to you boys with soy sauce. ! Garnish with green onion. ! Enjoy! ! You may also like to prepare white rice in a rice cooker. Serve the vegetables over the rice. A yummy treat even non-vegetable eaters will enjoy! Copying courtesy of Graphic Impressions, Inc. From Baloo’s Bugle A full service design and production studio. National Pike District Cub Scout Roundtable Page 19 January 14, 2008 Stunts & Applauses APPLAUSES & CHEERS RUN-ONS Sam Houston Area Council Utah National Parks Council Firecracker Cheer Knock, knock. Who’s there? (Remember - firecrackers were invented in China) Al. Al who? Strike a match on the leg, light the firecracker, make noise Al be back from China next week. like fuse “sssss”, then yell loudly “BANG!!” Knock, knock. Who’s there? Broom Cheer Pagoda. Pagoda who? Pretend to take a broom and sweep the floor saying “Clean Pa-go-da store and I haven’t seen him since. Sweep” three times. Knock, knock. Who’s there? Alice, Golden Empire Council Dragon. Dragon who? Can Do Applause: Shout “Gung Ho!” (Can Do in English) These knock knock jokes sure do dragon. three times with enthusiasm. JOKES & RIDDLES Happy New Year Applause:- Shout "Gung Hay Fat Choy!" while jumping up and down. Grand Teton Council; What do Chinese Bears eat for breakfast? Pandacakes Chinese New Year Applause: Divide room in thirds – ! First group makes sounds like firecrackers and What do you get if you put 100 Chinese bears together? fireworks: Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop, BOOM! Pandamonium ! Second group then looks up in the sky and says Why do Panda Bears have fur coats? “Ooooooooh! They would look silly in Raincoats. ! Third group shouts, “Gung Hay Fat Choy!!” What do they do in China when it Rains? They let it rain. Repeat three times, getting faster each time. What's purple & 5,000 miles long? The grape wall of China. Origami Applause: Audience shouts “Fold it – Fold it How is the Yellow Rive in China and a Clock alike? Right – Fold it Tight!” Because neither of them runs without winding. Year of the Rat Applause: Hooray for the Rat! Shouted What did one China plate say to the other China plate? three times, getting louder each time Lunch is on me. Chinese Dragon Applause: Audience forms a chain, Why did the fortune cookie go to the doctor? holding onto each other by the shoulders, then walk quickly He was felling crummy. around the room, weaving and bending up and down and shouting “Happy New Year!” What do you get when a fiery dragon jumps into the sea? A heat wave. Utah National Parks Council Fish Applause - Suck in your cheeks, form an "O" with your Alice, Golden Empire Council mouth, move it as if you were a fish, make Q: What’s a rat’s least favorite record? no sound! A: What’s New Pussycat! Chinese Applause I - Put you hands together under your chin, Q: Why do rats need oiling? bend from the waist and say, “AH SO, AH SO, AH SO.” A: Because they squeak! Chinese Applause II Q: Why do rats have long tails? Put your hands together under your chin, bend from the waist A: Well, they’d look silly with long hair! saying: "Kung Phooey, Kung Phooey, Kung Phooey!" Q: When should a rat carry an umbrella? Chinese Applause III A: When it’s raining “cats and dogs!” Pretend you are eating with chopsticks, lay your sticks down, Q: What do you get if you cross a rat with a skunk? stand up and rub your stomach and say, "Velly good, velly A: Dirty looks from the rat! good!" Q: What do you call a rat that can pick up an elephant? Chinese New Year Applause I A: “SIR!” Pretend to light a string of firecrackers and shout, "BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG!!!!!! Q: What’s a rat’s favorite game? A: Hide and Squeak! Chinese New Year Applause II Look up in the sky, say BANG, then AHHHHHHHH! Q: Why aren’t you happy to see the light at the end of the tunnel? Chinese New Year Applause III A: Because it might just be a Dragon! Put your hand together, bend from the waist and say "Gung, Hey Fat Choy! (Which means Happy New Year.) Copying courtesy of Graphic Impressions, Inc. From Baloo’s Bugle A full service design and production studio. National Pike District Cub Scout Roundtable Page 20 January 14, 2008 Closing Ceremonies Cubmaster Minute This is a Chinese folk tale that has a valuable lesson for all of us. It goes like this … An old man died and arrived at the gates of Heaven. He was told that he could choose between spending eternity in Heaven or in Hell. The old man said that he would like to look at each of them before deciding, so he was taken on a journey to Hell. When he arrived, he was surprised to see a great banquet hall, filled with tables loaded with food. There was meat and fish, vegetables of every kind, rice and noodles and soups. There were plates and plates of sweets for dessert. But all around the room, the people were unhappy. Every single one of them was holding chopsticks that were three feet long. Because they were so long, the people could not eat with them - the chopsticks would not reach their mouths. "This is surely what Hell is like," said the old man. Next, he was taken to Heaven. When he entered the gates, he saw a scene just like the one in Hell - a great banquet hall filled with food. All of the people also had chopsticks that were three feet long, but here they were happy. Why? Because they used their long chopsticks to feed each other, rather than themselves. The moral of this story is simple. Help other people and you will be happy. But worry only about yourself, and you will be miserable forever. Thanks Personnel needed: 7 Cub Scouts Setting: Cub Scouts line up across the room holding large cards which they turn over after speaking their lines to show the audience letters spelling the word “THANKS” (appropriate any time of year) 1st Cub: Tonight we’ve tried to bring to you 2nd Cub: Happiness by sharing our accomplishments 3rd Cub: And once again, it’s time for our meeting to end. 4th Cub: Now we want to remind you to be thankful 5th Cub: Keeping in mind all our blessings so dear 6th Cub: So let us give thanks 7th Cub: Let’s all bow our heads in silent prayer for the blessings given to us today, as we pause to give thanks, each in his own way. (after a few minutes of silent prayer) 1st Cub: Goodnight and Thanks Lantern Closing Cubmaster: The Festival of Lanterns takes place on the last day of celebrations for the Chinese New Year. There are many legends about how this festival originated. The festivities begin on the 15th day of the New Year, when the first full moon of the New Year also occurs. The festival ushers in the increasing light and warmth of the sun after the winter’s cold into the New Year. Cub Scout #1: According to a Chinese tradition, at the start of a New Year, when there is a bright full moon in the sky, the presence of colorful lanterns hung out will make people cheerful. Cub Scout #2: We can be cheerful. Cub Scout #3: As people we can be like those lanterns and give off light. Cub Scout #4: Like the Chinese lanterns, let us be warm and welcoming in our friendships... Cub Scout #5: Let us cheerfully give light... Cub Scout #6: The light of friendliness... Cub Scout #7: The light of kindness... Cub Scout #8: And the light of understanding. Cubmaster Minute - Everything Has Beauty Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher, once said: “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” As you go back to your families, your homes, and your schools, look for beauty and good things in everything and everyone that you meet. Give goodwill as a Cub Scout should, and be a friend to everyone. Copying courtesy of Graphic Impressions, Inc. From the Buckeye District Roundtable Handouts A full service design and production studio. National Pike District Cub Scout Roundtable Page 21 January 14, 2008 Webelos Scholar Have the boys list what they consider the best and worst things in their school. Arrange to give these lists to the principal or a school board member. Invite them to a den meeting to talk with the boys. Important to the participants in such a meeting is a feeling of trust and friendship. Allow the meeting to have an informal setting. After respectfully introducing the guest, let it become an informal rap session. A few cookies and punch served by the denner has worked wonders in the past. Now is the opportunity for the leader to blend into the woodwork and enjoy observing. Do not become concerned with a lack of participation on the boys' part. If the guest is someone concerned with the boys of this age group, he or she will draw them in. A little more informal would be a meeting at school between the boy and a teacher. Have the boy list questions and set up approximately 10 minutes to meet. Have the boy discuss his meeting at a den meeting. Pack Meeting 1. Charts of the school system of government. 2. School board election posters. 3. Show some old school books and antique education items. 4. Display a map showing the educational institutions in the community; i.e., special services schools for the handicapped - schools for developing specific technical jobs - colleges, etc. 5. Make and display a historical exhibit on the local schools like old photos books, report cards, etc. Stunts and Riddles 1. When can you add two to eleven and get one as the correct answer? Two hours after 11:00 is 1:00. 2. I'm thinking of a number. Three times that number is no larger than twice that number. What number is it? Zero. 3. If three men can chop down three trees in three hours, how many men will it take to chop down six trees in six hours? Three men. 4. Farmer Higgs owns three pink pigs, four brown pigs and two black pigs. How many of Higgs' pigs can say that they are the same color as another pig on Higgs’ pig farm? None, because pigs can't talk. Trivia 1. With which hand does the Statue of Liberty hold her torch? Right 2. Which is larger, a dime or a penny? Penny 3. How many keys are there on a piano? 88. 4. How many stars are there in the Big Dipper? Seven 5. How many legs does a spider have? Eight 6. Whose picture is printed on a one dollar bill? George Washington Tongue Twisters Try these out at the pack meeting. Ask parents to repeat the first one. Ask girls to repeat the second, Den 3, the third, and so on for a little "competition" 1. Hairy Henry Hartley hurried home 2. Slippery snakes slide swiftly down ski slopes 3. Fast Frank fries Frankfurters and French fries. 4. Seven silky skunks sighed sadly. 5. On Tuesday, Timmy told two tall tales to Tommy. Copying courtesy of Graphic Impressions, Inc. From the Piedmont Council Pow Wow Book A full service design and production studio. National Pike District Cub Scout Roundtable Page 22 January 14, 2008 Sunscreen Experiment You will need: Plastic wrap, scissors, photosensitive paper (e.g. Sunprint, available at toy or hobby stores); tape; sunscreens with different SPF numbers. 1. Cover the photosensitive paper with plastic wrap slightly larger in size and if necessary tape the wrap in place. Don’t expose the photosensitive paper to bright light yet. 2. Paint on top of the wrap with different sunscreens. Label the SPF number of each sunscreen. 3. Place the photosensitive paper in bright sunlight. Leave in the sun for the specified duration of time. WHAT HAPPENED The areas where there was no sunscreen became lighter colored, while the area covered with sunscreen did not change color as much. The greater the SPF, the less color change. The ultraviolet rays from the sun caused the chemicals in the paper to react. Sunscreen contains chemicals that do not allow the ultraviolet rays to get through. The higher the SPF number, the more protection you will get from the ultraviolet rays. Don’t forget your sunscreen when you play in the bright sunlight. Be prepared. Seven Ways to Improve Your Grade 1. Learn to listen--Concentrate on the speaker. You may miss important facts if you’re not paying attention. 2. Develop good study habits--Have a study place away from distractions. Have supplies handy. Do your homework at the same time everyday so it becomes a habit. 3. Use the right reading technique--Slow careful reading is necessary when you must understand and remember. 4. Improve your vocabulary--Look up a word you don’t know. Write it down. Note spelling, pronunciation and meaning. 5. Sharpen your writing skills--Organize your thoughts. Make sure your handwriting is neat. Double check spelling and punctuation. 6. Learn how to take tests--Study for a test ahead of time. DO NOT CRAM. Read all the directions and make sure you understand them. If there is an answer you don’t know, skip it and come back to it later. Double check your work for careless errors before you hand it in. 7. Develop a positive attitude--This is most important. You are what you think you are. Think you are going to pass and you probably will. When you really want something at school and you are willing to work for it, your teacher is the best person to help you. .................................................................................................................From the Central New Jersey Council Pow Wow book Engineer Objective • To introduce WEBELOS Scouts to a variety of engineering careers. • To give the WEBELOS Scouts some insight into the kinds of problems engineers solve. Keep in mind that an engineer's job is to apply the laws of physics and chemistry to solve a variety of problems in construction, manufacturing, and other areas. Places to go • Visit a construction site with a contractor. Ask him to explain the use of blue prints and the order of construction. • Visit the County water works, TV or radio station. • Arrange for boys to visit an engineer or surveyor in a municipal county office. Plan for the boys to look through the surveyor's manual and read a rod. Den Activities • Have someone explain how to read topographic maps. • Make a block and tackle. Be sure to explain its purpose. • Have boys collect pictures of bridges and note the differences in construction • Make catapults and demonstrate them at pack meeting, shooting candies or marshmallows into the audience for distance. • Invite a civil, electrical, mechanical or chemical engineer to the meeting to discuss his/her occupation. Copying courtesy of Graphic Impressions, Inc. From the Piedmont Council Pow Wow Book A full service design and production studio. National Pike District Cub Scout Roundtable Page 23 January 14, 2008 Skit Measurement Problem - It takes all kinds. Need: 3 scouts (2 older scouts and 1 Cub Scout). (Two Scouts come on stage carrying a long pole. They prop it up, then stand back and look at it.) Scout 1: Now, there are several ways we can figure out the height of this pole. How do you want to start? (The Scouts unsuccessfully try various methods of estimation to calculate the height of the pole. The conversation goes something like....) Scout 1: According to my calculations, that pole is about 2 m high. Scout 2: There's no way. It has got to be shorter than that. Just look at it. (This kind of exchange repeats several times as the Scouts obviously become more and more exasperated. A Cub strolls onto the stage.) Cub: Hi! (he watches a bit) What are you guys trying to do? Scout 2: We're trying to measure the exact height of this pole. Scout 1: We haven't had too much luck, yet, but we'll get it. Cub: Why don't you just lay the pole on the ground and measure its length? Scout 1: (scornfully) Cubs! Scout 2: 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 Game Compass Points This game will be found excellent practice in learning the points of the compass. Eight staves are arranged in star fashion on the ground all radiating from the center. One staff should point due North. One Scout now takes up his position at the outer end of each staff, and represents one of the eight principal points of the compass. The Scoutmaster now calls out any two points, such as SE and N., and the two Scouts concerned must immediately change places. Any one moving out of place without his point being named, or moving to a wrong place or even hesitating, should lose a mark. When changing places, Scouts must not cross the staves, but must go outside the circle of players. when three marks have been lost the Scout should fall out. As the game goes on blank spaces will occur. These will make it slightly more difficult for the remaining boys. To make the game more difficult sixteen points may be used instead of eight. When played indoors the lines of the compass may be drawn in chalk on the floor. Ceremony Suggested Props: Clip-on tie with wire added so it will bend up. Presentation: Present boy with the "Dilbert" award and have him wear it during the meeting. Crafts The Ringer The Ringer is a successful flying machine even though it is without wings, a tail or stabilizer. Construct and test this unique flying structure. Materials: 1 straw, 1 sheet of paper, Transparent tape 1. Cut two paper strips: 5 in x 1/2 in and 7 in x 3/4 in. 2. Tape the ends of the paper to form two loops. 3. Tape the loops to the ends of the straw. 4. Conduct test flights of the aircraft. 5. Make a variety of alterations to the aircraft, such as changing the size of the loop, the length of the straw, etc. 6. Record the length of flight, direction of flight, etc. for each design variation. 7. Determine the best design for accurate, long distance flight. Copying courtesy of Graphic Impressions, Inc. From the Piedmont Council Pow Wow Book A full service design and production studio. National Pike District Cub Scout Roundtable Page 24 January 14, 2008 Resources This month discover the Krafty Kids Webring. Go to http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/Glade/3897/index2.html And you can open the doors to many different activities and projects. There are doors for nature, kitchen, holidays and even one for Scouts that says it has a lot of recycling ideas. Alice, Golden Empire Council http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/ - A great site from our friends across the pond. You can click on origami and Chinese new Year links www.fathertimes.net/chinesenewyear.htm Lots of info, including recipes, songs, traditions www.enchantedlearning.com Go to China, lots of information, also printouts, crafts, games, info about country and customs – you can click on separate themes within their site, such as the Great Wall http://www.chinesecultureonline.com - General information, click on music, games and fun, encyclopedia-which will lead you to other information www.mandarintools.com/chinesename.html A fun way to get a Chinese name, using your own name, birthdate, etc. great way to start working on creating your own personal signature or “chop” Go to http://www.manderintools.com for an interactive site that will show you much about Chinese. If you click on Get a Chinese Name each person can enter their real name, some personal traits, their birth date and then be given a personal Chinese name – great fun! - Alice Abacus You may want to use the first site to build one and get your instructions on how to use it from the second site – Alice www.geocities.com/learner_center/abacus.html How to make a Chinese abacus using craft sticks, skewers and pony beads www.galaxy.net/~k12/math/abacus.shtml How to make a very low cost abacus using corrugated cardboard, skewers and pony beads – also instruction on how to use it. Chinese Children’s Songs www.mamalisa.com/world/china/homework.html See them written in English and Chinese, and even hear some of them www.kaboose.com/holidays/chinese-new-years/chinese_new_year.html - Paper lanterns, felt fortune cookie decorations www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/chinese-new-year/index.html - Information about Chinese New Years, coloring pages, scrambler puzzles, word searches, recipes, games – including a concentration game based on animals of the Chinese calendar www.dltk-holidays.com/china/index.htm - Easy children’s recipe for moon cakes, printable games for Chinese New Year, Year of the Rat template www.familyfun.go.com/parties/holiday/feature/fam199702 Crafts such as a Chinese banner, Good Luck Goldfish craft, games, planning a Chinese New Years Party Great Salt Lake Council http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/chineseny.html http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/chinesenewyear/ http://www.educ.uvic.ca/faculty/mroth/438/CHINA/chinese_new_year.html http://www.c-c-c.org/chineseculture/festival/newyear/newyear.html http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/chinese-new-year/ http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems54.html http://www.phillipmartin.info/clipart/chinese.htm Copying courtesy of Graphic Impressions, Inc. 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