BALOO'S BUGLE Volume 12, Number 3
October 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable November 2005 Cub Scout Theme
MY FAMILY TREE
Tiger Cub Requirement # 1 Webelos Craftsman & Scientist
FOCUS Ever wonder what a pro fessional Scouter does??
Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders’ Guide Leslie in Mich igan sent me a lin k to a good article that
What does it mean to be part of a Family? Cub Scouts live describes the professional in Scouting at
with their own families, each unique and special. They can http://www.qctimes.net/articles/2005/09/26/news/hometown
learn and share what they find out about their ancestors and s/doc4337875adc071899133239.t xt
the countries, cultures, languages and stories that are a part Maybe now that I am retired for the first time I should
of their personal histories. They can cook foods and play consider this
games fro m those cultures. Cub Scouts can, also, work on This issue is late (again, I know) but it should really be my
the belt loops for Heritages, or Language and Culture. last late issue. I am now ret ired (p robably only for the first
CORE VALUES time) A fter 33 years and 10 months making electricity, they
made me an offer I couldn‘t refuse. October and November
Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders’ Guide
will be devoted to my ever growing ―Honey Do‖ list and
Some of the purposes of Cub Scouting developed through recovering my house. What does one really do with seven
this month’s theme are: years of Roundtable prop (plus other assorted Scout stuff
Spiritual Growth, Boys will learn devotion to their
from days as Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Wood Badge staff
and other training staffs, four Philmont treks and 7 or 8 trips
Family Understanding, Boys will learn about their to PTC??
own families and what makes them unique.
Months with similar themes to
Respectful Relationships, By exp loring other To The Rescue
cultures, boys can develop empathy for and Dave D. in Illinois
understanding of one another. There is really only one other time this theme was used
The core val ue highlighted this month is: Discover our Family Heritage November 1999
Cooperati on, Boys will learn how working together
achieves goals. These themes have to various Family activities
Can you think of others??? Hint – look in your Cub Scout Cub and Dad Night February 1940
Program Hel ps. It lists different ones!! All the items on Dad and Son Month July 1947
both lists are applicable!! You could probably list all t welve Cub Scout Dads July 1953
if you thought about it!! Family Frolic June 1974
Family Circle November 1997
COMMISSIONER’S CORNER Family Fun June 1946
It‘s that time o f year again when I begin to run out of Family Fun August 1966
material as last year‘s Pow Wow Books fin ish. So when Family Picn ic July 1981
your Council has its Pow Wow, send me a CD of your Book
Family Fun August 1983
and I will send you our CD. Just write me at
firstname.lastname@example.org Family ShowTime April 1987
Family ShowTime January 1997
Don’t forget it’s Thanksgiving - What a great time to have
your Cubs ask older family members about their family tree.
They could have an opportunity to hear some grand old
stories of days past at the Thanksgiving table.
THOUGHTFUL ITEMS FOR
There is some theme related material and some SCOUTERS
Thanksgiving material in this is sue of Baloo. When you Thanks to Scouter Jim from Bountiful, Utah, w ho prepares
look at the chart of when this theme has been used before, this section of Baloo for us each month. You can reach
you see the answer is once. Therefo re, there is not a lot of him at email@example.com or through the link to write
material out there to gather. Baloo on www.usscouts.org. C D
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Roundtable Opening Prayer the mothers of our country should possess character of a
Cub Scout Roundtable Planning Guide high quality in order to inculcate it in their children.‖ – Lord
We give thanks for being a member o f our families. We are Robert Baden-Powell
grateful to the ancestors that came before us and for the ―Try to do things that will make your mother feel proud that
legacies they left to us. May we also appreciate our you are her son, and never do anything that would cause her
extended family in Scouting and the lessons we can learn to feel grieved or ashamed. She has done much for you; do
fro m one another. AMEN this for her.‖ – Lord Robert Baden-Powell
One note on the prayers from the CS RT Planning Guide.
They are usually adult oriented prayers. They are intended ―Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long
for the RT audience. The prayer in the CS Program Helps upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.‖ – The
is intended for your Pack Meeting. But i f you like one of Ten Commandments
these, don’t hesitate to modify it so it works for the youth ―Acting is just a way of making a living; the family is life.‖
and adults at your pack meeting. CD - Denzel Washington
My American Family Tree ―The family you come fro m isn't as important as the family
Scouter Jim, Bountiful UT you're going to have.‖ - Ring Lardner
We are all just branches of a family tree. Who we are, is in ―If you don't know [your family's] h istory, then you don't
part, due to the roots of our family tree. I am a descendant know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of
of a humb le soldier that spent the winter of 1777-1778 at a tree.‖ - Michael Chrichton
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania with George Washington. The
―Govern a family as you would cook a small fish - very
rest of his life he struggled fro m the effects of that winter on
his body. gently.‖ - Chinese Proverb
―Where can a person be better than in the bosom of their
I am g randson of a farm boy, called by his country to travel
half way around the world to fight the Huns in France. For family?‖ - Marmontel Gretry
several months he was missing in action after stepping on a ―I can get up in the morning and look myself in the mirror
Mustard gas bomb. His family d id not know if he was dead and my family can look at me too and that's all that matters.‖
or alive. During this time h is mother, my great grand mother, - Lance Armstrong
died; never knowing her youngest son was still alive in a ―To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation
French hospital. in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the
I am the nephew of seven veterans of World War II. One set family in order; to put the family in order, we must first
of grandparents had three stars in their window, the other cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.‖
had four. These men served their country with honor, some Confucius
in both theatres of the war, and returned home safely. Many ―A healthy family is sacred territory.‖ - Unknown
others of their comrades did not.
―Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a
I am the son of a Korean War Veteran who survived the family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need
horror of the Battle of Pork Chop Hill in Ju ly 1953. So one.‖ - Jane Howard
many of h is company were killed or wounded that an elite
Ethiopian Unit fed him for a wh ile. When his church, ―Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden.
decades later, asked him to fast and give the money he Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly
would have used for food to donate to starving people in to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.‖ - Jim
Ethiopia. By his donation in an attempt to repay his debt Rohn
you would have thought he had planned to eat like a king ―Some family trees bear an enormous crop of nuts.‖ -
that day. Wayne H
These great men are the roots and branches of my family ―Be mo re concerned with your character than with your
tree. I am not any more special that any other American. I reputation. Your character is what you really are wh ile your
just am lucky enough to know about my family tree. Th is reputation is merely what others think you are.‖ - Dale
month is a month to celebrate our heritage, and acknowledge Carnegie
those who have come before. Let us all take t ime to climb ―Bringing up a family should be an adventure, not an
our Family Tree. anxious discipline in wh ich everybody is constantly graded
Quotations for performance.‖ - Milton R. Saperstein
Quotations contain the wisdom of the ages, and are a great ―The princip le of using interactivity as a creativity-builder
source of inspiration for Cubmaster‘s minutes, material for is not restricted to computer games. Once we beco me fu lly
an advancement ceremony or an insightful addition to a Pack conscious of this principle, we can find ways to become
Meeting program cover. more interactive every where. We can make conversations
Santa Clara Council Pow Wow Book with our family and friends more interactive than they once
―Undoubtedly the mother‘s influence gives as a rule the first were. The more thoughtful our questions get to be, the more
impetus to character. A mother cannot give that which she interactive the conversations.‖ - Steve Chandler
does not possess herself. Therefore it is all-important that
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―The assassin and the slanderer differ only in the weapon Teach him gently, world, but don‘t coddle him because only
they use; with the one it is the dagger, with the other the the test of fire makes fine steel.
tongue. The latter is worse than the former, for the first only This is a big order, world, but see what you can do. He‘s
kills the body, while the other murders the reputation.‖ - such a nice little fellow…
―My family is really boring. They have a coffee table book TRAINING TIP
called 'Pictures We Took Just to Use Up the Rest of the
Film.'‖ - Penelope Lombard Remember for your new leaders – Fast Start training and
Youth Protection training is available on-line -
―Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem Fast Start training
your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad http://www.scouting.org/cubscouts/faststart/
company.‖ - George Washington Youth Protecti on Online
―Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what a http://www.scouting.org/pubs/ypt/ypt.jsp
reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can
control is your character.‖ - Dr. Wayne W. Dyer Scouting Is A Game.
Bill Smith, the Roundtable Guy
―Many a man's reputation would not know his character if
they met on the street.‖ - Elbert Hubbard Den Programs revisited
Last month I wrote about den projects and how they can
Families in the Bi ble fulfill some needs of boys and fit into Cub Scout programs.
5 ¶ Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the Although projects are an important part of what we do with
coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: boys, we should always be aware that….
6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children,
and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and Scouting is a g ame.
smite the earth with a curse. New den leaders sometimes think that den meetings should
be filled fro m opening ceremony to snack-time with a fu ll
Old Testament | Malachi 4:5 – 6, King James Version
diet of craft projects. This is a poor choice. An occasional
Worl d Take My Son B y The Hand project is perfectly fine but craft activit ies bring a lot of
Baltimore Area Council disadvantages:
You might want to try this as a Closing Ceremony. C D 1. It‘s expensive. Craft materials strain the budget.
2. It can be boring. Many boys just do not like making
World, my son is growing up. He is starting on great
things that adults and most girls find pretty or cute.
adventures that will include wars, tragedy and sorrow.
3. Craft requires mo re adult help. There is strong
To live his life in the wo rld he has to live in, will require likelihood of misbehavior without more assistants.
faith and love and courage. Den meetings should really be filled with games interspersed
So, wo rld, I wish you would sort of take him by his young with ceremon ies.
hand and teach him the things he will have to know. Advantage of g ames.
Teach him…but gently, if you can. Games are important elements in Cub Scouting because they
He will have to learn, I know, that all men are not true. are as natural to the behavior of boys as are breathing,
Teach him that for every scoundrel, there is a hero, that for laughter and food.
every crooked politician, there is a dedicated leader. Teach 1. Games are fun.
him that for every enemy, there is a friend. 2. Games with clearly understood rules promote good
Let him learn early that the bullies are the easiest people to
3. Games easily connect to character development.
Robert Baden Powell, the founder of Boy Scouting, said that
Teach him the wonders of books. Give h im quiet time to "Scouting is a game with a purpose." The game is our fun
ponder the eternal mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the and exciting program, but the purpose is to prepare boys to
sun, and flowers on a green hill. become better adults. York-Adams Area Council
Teach him that it is far more honorable to fail then to cheat. The Brit ish Scout Association describes games and play in
Teach him to have faith in his own ideas, even if every one its Scout Base web site,
else tells him they are wrong. http://www.scoutbase.org.uk/6to25/index.htm
Try to give my son the strength not to follow the crowd The importance of play
when everyone else is getting on the bandwagon. Teach him A child's life is largely made up of play, but that play is very
to listen to all men - but to filter all he hears on a screen of real to the child. Children not only pretend to be jet planes or
truth and to take only the good that comes through. astronauts, while the game is going on they are jet planes or
Teach him to sell his brawn and brains to the highest astronauts. They are disappointed and disillusioned if a
bidders, but never to put a price tag on his heart and soul. grown-up takes a game lightly, finishes it abruptly before it
Teach him to close his ears on a howling mob - and to stand is played out, or does not worry about keeping the rules.
and fight if he thinks he is right. The play-world is a very real wo rld to children. In it they are
learning and testing out the rules of life which they have to
observe as adults later on. They will learn to give and take,
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to co-operate with others, to accept defeat without Remember, reflecting on an activity should take no more
complaining, and succeed without being boastful. than five to ten minutes and are often much shorter than that.
Cub Scout Leaders need to appreciate this world of The mo re you do it, the easier it becomes for both you and
imagination and to use it in their approach to Cub Scouting. the participants. Remember that the value and the values of
Every activ ity of the Cub Scout programme could be, or Scouting often lie beneath the surface. Reflection helps you
could include, a game. ensure that these values come through to Scouting
Games for Cub Scouts participants.
The best sources of games for Cub Scouts are the Cub Scout Pack Games – A game or two always adds spice to a pack
Leader How To Book (HB) and the Den Chief Handbook meet ing. Just make sure that all boys get to participate.
(DC). Every den needs a copy of each. Both have excellent Gathering games and relays are usually good. If you think
hints on leading games (HB p 3-1 and DC p47.) Even old about it, audience participation sparklers and songs like
printings, available at used book stores or on eBay, can be Throw It Out The Window are essentially games that involve
useful to any den. If your den doesn‘t have these, try to get everyone – even the parents and siblings.
them. Parent Partici pation – Cub Scouts enjoy seeing their
Competiti ve Games – Vary the games so that all boys can parents join in the games. Try it at Tiger den meetings and
excel. Games like the Rooster Fight (DC p60) that favor the pack meetings. You would certainly want to involve the
larger, stronger types should be mixed with games like parents at your pack camp overnights or other outings.
Sleeping Guard (HB p3-6) where a s maller more agile boy Your Game Chest – Make a den game chest: simply a bo x
has an advantage. Boys with good sens e of balance can look where you can store common game equip ment. So me
good in the Astronaut‘s Test (DC-p62) and observant ones examples:
will probably win out at Kim‘s Game (HB p3-34). Throwing things – an assortment of balls, Frisbees, bean
Cooperati ve Games – While many games are played bags etc.
competitively, good den leaders will also use more that a Tying things – lengths of rope, cord, clothes pins, etc.
few games that require cooperation or ones that have no Markers – tin cans, news papers, chalk, etc.
winners. The How-To Book has a whole section on them. Containers – boxes, pie pans, muffin t ins, pails balloons,
Games like the Forehead Squeeze Relay (HB p3-22) and the bottles.
Nature Hunt (DC p59) require teamwo rk and cooperation. You get the idea. Make it suit your den.
Perpetual Motion (HB-p3-20 and The Snail (HB p3-22) are Your Game List – Make a list of different games. Writing
good examples of fun games where no one wins or loses. (or glu ing) each on a separate 3x5 index card may work for
Reflection – The How-To Book describes reflect ing as: you. Have a variety of indoor, outdoor, active and quiet
guiding the players to think about what has happened as a games that your den likes. Keep it handy. This is a resource
result of the game or activity and try to learn from it. that you can use in a pinch when you need something to
rescue your meeting.
As a leader, avoid the temptation to talk about your own And remember: - Scouting is a game.
experiences. Reserve judgment about what the participants
say to avoid criticizing them. Help the discussion get going,
then. let the participants take over with limited guidance PACK ADMIN HELPS
fro m you. If you describe what you saw, be sure your The Training Conti nuum
comments do not stop the participants from adding their own Ever get lost trying to figure out how all the different
thoughts. Above all, be positive. Have fun with the activity training courses interconnect?? Ever forget which Train ing
and with the session. you have had and which you still need?? Carol has posted a
These types of questions are useful in reflecting: great chart (created by a Scouter in Seattle) that shows how
Open-ended questions prevent yes and no answers. all the Trainings interconnect and created a scorecard for
"What was the purpose of the game?" "What did you you to track them all. Check it out at
learn about yourself?" http://www.cubroundtable.com/train ing.htm
Feeling questions require participants to reflect on how Once on the page, scroll down to the blue and yellow NEW
they feel about what they did. "How did it feel when Star and you will see the Adventures in Training Chart and
you started to pull together?" the Training Card as blue lin ks
Judgment questions ask participants to make decisions RECOGNITION FOR UNIT LEADER
about things. "What was the best part?" "Was it a good Many of your leaders are now fully trained; why not present
idea?" them with their Trained Strip at your next Pack meeting?
Gu iding questions steer the participants toward the Den Leader Appreciati on Ceremony
purpose of the activity and keep the discussion focused. Timucua District, North Florida Council
"What got you all going in the right direct ion?" Have you hugged your kids today? This is a question you
Closing question help participants draw conclusions and see on bumper stickers and hear on television commercials
end the discussion. "What did you learn?" "What would promoting good mental health. Fortunately, most of us do
you do differently?" not let a day go by without giving your kids at least one
good hug. In fact, if you would like to, it is perfect ly OK to
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just reach over and give your kids a great big hug right now! help them earn money towards their mission trips. Check
(To encourage audience participation, have your child close with your school - some areas will allo w you to use the
by for you to hug as an examp le and/or have a few parents in school.
the audience who have been told beforehand to hug their Budgeting for the Dinner - Check with your Pack
kids when you give the word.) Co mmittee to see what type of money has been set aside for
The next question is, have you thanked your den leaders the Blue & Go ld Dinner. You may see if the Co mmittee will
today? Unfortunately, this is one thing that many of us set money aside from the Popcorn sales to pay for
forget to do. Your den leaders are all volunteers and the professional entertain ment. You may decide to charge each
only pay they receive is your thank you and a warm feeling family a s mall fee to cover the cost of the meal or
all over when seeing the look of p ride on you son's face as entertainment.
he successfully accomp lishes his achievements. These Planning Your Menu
people have given your sons a very special gift. They give Cover Dish dinners - This is a fun way for families to show
him the gift of their time. They give of their time when they off their best dishes. It is fun to share you favorite dish with
attend training sessions, plan your son's den meetings, work a friends. The down fall to this is - most parents work. If
on our pack committee, take your sons on field trips, plan your dinner is on a wee k night it is hard to get home fro m
picnics, overnights, and banquets. The den leaders' time, work and prepare something for the dinner. Th is is why we
which is very well spent, helps mo ld these Cub Scouts into see a lot mo re hot deli in the grocery stores now.
the type of men we wish them to become in the future-- Have a s paghetti di nner - You r co mmittee could prepare a
trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, simp le spaghetti dinner for the Pack. Ask for volunteers to
obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. help with the dinner. There is always a Mother or
Grand mother that would enjoy helping with something like
I know we all want what is best for our children, so tonight I
this. Don't be afraid to ask.
would like you to help me thank those who have given your
Check with a l ocal restaurant - Local restaurants may have
sons their very best.
catering for family style meals. Often you can get a good
(Call leaders by name to co me fo rward and present them deal on chicken or p izza if you mention you are fro m a
with gifts, certificates or other tokens of appreciation.) Scout group.
Now, will everyone please stand and help me THA NK Check with a local church youth group - Several area youth
YOUR DEN LEADERS with a great big round of applause groups are always raising money for Mission trips. Contact
(Better yet – Lead a cheer!!). your local churches to see if they do any dinners as fund
raisers. Check with other parents from the Pack they may
Your Blue & Gol d B anquet know of so me groups looking for fund raisers. Often these
Kommissioner Karl are full d inners that cost under $5 per person.
Seneca District, Buckeye Council Entertainment - Entertain ment is the lynch pin of the Blue
NO – It is NOT too early!!! CD & Go ld event. If you are skipping this, you are missing out
The Blue & Gold banquet is the highlight of the winter on making the dinner something that everyone looks forward
months for most Cub Packs. If yours isn‘t, it probably needs to. You may consider some or all of these options:
help. Here are some simp le guidelines to help you plan a Skit night - Each Den Prepares a skit or song to present as
successful Blue & Gold. part of the program. Great suggestions for skits can be found
2 to 3 months before the Blue & Gol d B anquet. at Roundtable Meetings or at www.macscouter.com . It
You need to make your final decision on your date & time doesn't matter if the boys get it perfect. It is the pride they
with the Pack Co mmittee. Ask some of the parents to help have performing for their parents and friends.
with the arrangements (this is your Blue & Go ld Poll your Parents - See if there are any parents with hidden
Co mmittee). This will make the job much easier. You will talents. Again don't be afraid to ask if anyone would like to
have a lot of ideas to share with each other. entertain at your dinner. You may find a Mariach i bank
Dates - Dates for the Banquet are usually set by the Pack member, a juggler, mag ician or storyteller.
Co mmittee at the beginning of the calendar year. You may Book outside entertainment - if your pack is big enough to
use the date that corresponds with your monthly Pack add a small amount to the dinner cost, or if you budget some
meet ing. So me groups like to choose a Friday night, funds from the popcorn sale, you may consider hiring a
Saturday night or a Sunday afternoon. professional entertainer. There are a lot of people out there
Locations - Use your regular Pack meet ing place. So me to choose from. If you local school has a program, check
groups are allowed to use the Charter Organization facilities with them to see who they have used. Check with local
to hold their Blue & Go ld dinner. Check with your Charter Colleges - They may have students that will perform for a
Organization to see if this could be a possiblity for your fee, or maybe for free.
Pack. Check with local Churches. So me local churches will 4 - 6 Weeks before the Banquet
allo w you to use their Fellowship Hall to have your dinner. Send out flyers reservation flyers. You need to include the
Don't be afraid to check with the church you attend or maybe date, time, cost and location on your sign up sheet. Always
that of another member of Pack Co mmittee. Other churches include a date when you need your RSVP turned back in by.
will allo w you to use their Fellowship Hall if you use their It works best to collect the money ahead of time. You will
Youth Group to help with the dinner. So me youth group always have a few people call at the minute wanting to
raise money by preparing and serving dinners. This will attend. Always include a person‘s name on the flyer that the
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family membe rs may contact if they have a question. Make call the day before or the day of the dinner wanting to attend.
your den leaders responsible for co llect ing the flyers and Remind Pack Treasurer, wh ich checks need to be issued and
money to turn into you. amounts the night of the dinner. Often your entertain ment or
Select a Theme for the Blue & Gol d Dinner caterer wants paid the night of the dinner. Make a sign in
Your imagination does not even limit you here. There is a sheet. Check everyone in as they arrive, if any one owes
wealth of information of the internet for decorations, themes, money, collect it then.
and often with instructions and pictures. Simp ly search for Programs - The banquet is a special celebrat ion. You
―cub blue gold‖ and see what you like. There are also should consider printing a simp le program. Include all the
several other resources such as: award that the boys are receiving that night. Everyone likes
Cub Scout Program Hel ps - Each year the Program helps to see there name in print. It is nice if the Den Leaders plan
will give you a theme idea. You may want to want to use for the boys to get their rank badges during the Blue & Go ld.
this idea or use it as a building block fo r something similar. It also a great time to print a s mall thank you to everyone
I have used old ideas from the old Program helps. that has helped put the dinner together. You should also
Roundtable Meeting - Each month the Roundtable will include a thank you to the parents for their support during
focus on a theme that could be used for your dinner. The CS the year.
RT Planning Guide calls for a Blue & Gold presentation in Blue & Gold‘s are should be the showcase of your winter
the Pack Ad min break Out this (October) month. In January program. If your unit has special awards, you may want to
the Roundtable will focus on the February theme, wh ich you give them out there. Other units plan the a father/son cake
may want to consider for the banquet. bake auction as a fund raiser to help pay for the
Traditional Blue & Gol d - Many groups like to use the entertainment. Be sure to recognize the Pack Co mmittee at
traditional Blue & Gold theme. Decorate your tables with the banquet for a big round of applause. An ―atta-boy‖ goes
Blue & Gold table clothes, placemats, napkins and balloons. along way to getting people to help in the future.
This is great, and underscores the theme of a celebration of
Use your i maginati on - Have fun with your ideas. You can Starting last month (September’s Theme issue) and for
use any type of theme you would like. Examp les: Happy the next four issues in the Tiger section B aloo will feature
Birthday Cub Scouts, Fiesta, Celebrate Oh io Anniversary, a di fferent Tiger Achievement. Last month was
Celebrate your Pack Founding Date (Milestone Marks), Achievement #5, the outdoor acti vi ties achievement.
Red/White/Blue Here is Achievement #1.
Plan Decorati ons
Before beginning the Achievements - The first step in
Use decorations that go along with your theme. The
earning the Tiger Cub Badge is learn ing the Tiger Cub motto
decorations could be made by the committee or ask the dens
(Search, Discover, Share), the Cub Scout sign, and the Cub
to help make the centerpieces for the dinner. Demonstrate
Scout salute. The Tiger will then be awarded the Tiger Cub
the centerpiece project at your Pack Co mmittee meeting and
totem to be worn on his uniform shirt. This award is
have each den make their own centerpieces for the banquet
presented at a pack meeting.
theme. This can be especially helpfu l if you are
shorthanded. Purchase placemats or allow each den to make The Tiger Cub must then complete one Den Activity, one
their own placemats for their families. Be sure the Scout Family Activity, and one Go See It Activ ity within each of
makes enough for his entire family so no one is left out. If the five achievement areas to earn the Tiger Cub rank. He
you want to go with purchasing, there are special Blue & works with his adult partner to do this. As he completes
Go ld placemats at most Council stores. Use Blue & Go ld each of the 15 requirements, he receives the appropriate
Balloons tied in the center of each table or on the backs of orange, white, or black bead at the next den meet ing to add
chairs. Plan for some special treats at each place setting: to his totem.
theme cookies, candy, nut cups. Achievement #1 Making My Famil y S pecial
Send Out Invi tations 1F Family Acti vity
Make sure you include a name and phone number for them During the time the Tigers are learn ing the Tiger Cub Motto ,
to follo w-up with. Unit Co mmissioners, your Church the Cub Scout Sign and Salute you can also work on this
Minister, Chartered Organization Rep, District Executive, Achievement. The Tiger Cub, along with his adult partner
District Co mmissioner and District Chairman can all be can make a chart using poster board outlining family
invited. Be sure and contact the District Family Friends of activities, job and fun activities. Allow the Tiger Cub to
Scouting Chair to schedule your FOS presenter, and confirm assign some jobs. This will give the adult partner and the
the time you have allotted them. Tiger to a chance to plan ways to keep things clean and tidy
1 to 2 Weeks before the B anquet in their ho me. For example, the Tiger can clean his roo m o r
Finalize EVER YTHING - Get your final count together. take out the trash. Let the Tiger assign a chore and a fun
Collect and balance your money fro m families ahead of activity to plan with his adult partner, remember this is a
time. You may have to call the den leaders and remind them growing up process for them. Working together can
that the counts are due. If your are having another group reinforce in your Tiger the importance of the family and how
catering your banquet, call them and confirm the date and every family member p lays an important part in keeping
count for the dinner. Also check to see if they plan for any their home in good shape.
additional people. There is always a few people that will
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Den Acti vi ty 1D numbers were also. The magician has the audience member
Make a family scrapbook turn over the dice and total the two bottom nu mbers. The
Materials: Three-p rong folder for each boy; 3-hole- bottom nu mbers, a one and a two, total three. The magician
punched typing paper; markers, crayons, stickers and other asks the audience member to add the bottom total to the top
materials to decorate the cover. total. This results in the number fourteen.
Directions: Have the Tiger Cubs decorate the folder and The mag ician removes the deck fro m its case and hands it to
fasten the paper into it. the audience member, saying, "You ro lled he dice and
These scrapbooks are great if the Leader can keep them arrived at a random nu mber, the number fourteen. Please
while the boys progress through the program. They can add take the deck and count down to the fourteenth card." The
many projects to their scrapbook, even though it is a Family fourteenth card is turned face-up and revealed to be the king
Scrapbook. Discuss with the adult partners whether they of hearts. The mag ician has the envelope opened and the
want the Tigers to get the books upon graduation from prediction read aloud. It reads: "I predict that you will select
Tigers or fro m Cubs or presented earlier for the families to the king of hearts."
take home and keep up. Another thought may be to have
enough material for 2 scrapbooks. Then have the Tigers
Prior to the performance write "I predict that you will select
make one to be a Cub Scout Scrapbook and one to be a
the king of hearts" on a piece of paper. Place the paper in an
Family Scrapbook. In the Family Scrapbook the Tiger can
envelope, seal it, and write the word PREDICTION on its
put items in there that remind him of special memories of
face. Remove the deck of cards fro m the case, locate the
things he has done with his family.
king of hearts and place it in the fourteenth position. Place
Go and See It-1 G
the deck back in the case and you are ready to perform.
Go to a library, historical society, museum, o ld farm,
historical building or v isit an older person in your If you perform the trick exactly as it's described, the
community. Discover how life was the same, and how it audience member will always select the fourteenth card. The
was different for a boy your age many years ago. reason for this is really quite simple. The top and bottom
The following ideas come fro m the York Adams Council numbers of any single die always total seven. This is a fact
PowWow book. that most people are not aware of. Therefore, when the
1. Share the family photo albu m. Identify special family numbers on the top and bottom of a pair o f dice are totaled
members. the number will always be fourteen. Needless to say, since
2. Share family histories and traditions. the total is always fourteen, it is important that you do not
3. Have a ‗families‘ picn ic. Get to know one another. repeat this trick before the same group of people.
4. Have a group party. Use a holiday fo r theme. How Den Acti vi ties
about a Valentines Party in October?
5. Design and make a family t ree. Share it with others in
your den. Have the boys decorate their very own magic hat. You can
buy pre-made black top hats and have them decorate them
6. Design a family coat of arms. Have the Tiger include
with glitter, ribbon, pom-po ms, and other fun materials that
special areas of the family‘s past.
7. Conduct your own ‗Family‘ activity. you find at a local craft store.
Tiger Fun wi th Magic Have the boys and their partner's dress up as magicians, or
Circle Ten Council as Harry Potter. Then perform one of the tricks they learned
Magic is always a big hit with Tigers. Be sure to check out as a family. Give a prize for best effort, best performance,
the magic tricks in the Tiger Book at Elective 19, too. CD best costume, and orig inality.
Family Acti vi ties KNOT TRICK RELAY
Learn to do the tricks yourself and teach one or two of them What you'll need:
to the children. A 3-foot long rope or piece of string
One or both parents, or an older sibling can learn and then Tie a knot in a p iece of rope without letting go of the ends.
choose a night to have a family mag ic show. Once the boy's and their partners have learned the trick.
"DICEY" Div ide into two teams and have a relay to see who can
This mysterious bit of mental magic can be performed just complete the trick the quickest or give each a piece of rope
about anywhere due to the fact that it utilizes items that can and see which boy/partner team can finish the quickest.
be found in almost any household. 1. Lay the string down on a table.
The mag ician passes the dice to an audience member, 2. Cross your arms and grab an end of the
saying, "Take the dice and roll them onto the table." The string in each hand.
audience member does so and the dice roll to a stop. We will 3. When you uncross your arms, a knot will
assume that the uppermost numbers are a six and a five. The appear in the middle of the string!
mag ician asks the audience member to add the two numbers WANDS
together. This results in a total of eleven. All you need is a dowel, some paints, and other craft
The mag ician points out that if the two top numbers were materials if you so desire. Have an adult cut the dowels to
arrived at by random, then certainly the two, unseen, bottom appropriate size. Let the boys paint the dowel black with a
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white tip on the end. They can add gold streamers or use star The project should be age-appropriate. Youth should
stickers and let them decorate their wands after they have not be asked to participate in activ ities that are beyond
dried. their physical, mental, and emotional capacity.
WORD MAGIC There should be proper adult supervision during all
Try to see how many s mall words the boys can make using phases of the project.
the word "MAGICIAN.‖ (This may be a little hard in Appropriate safety guidelines related to the project
September as Tigers have just started First Grade and should be communicated to all part icipants.
really learned too much spelling or reading yet. But with Those within Scouting should follow the Gu ide to Safe
an Adult partner’s help … CD) Scouting.
Go See It Food dri ves
Conduct or expand Scouting for Food programs
Take the boys to a magic shop
Participate in collaborative food drives and collect food
Visit a magician or have them co me see the boys donations for food pantries
Go see a magic show Provi de meals to the hungry
Assist agencies that provide meals to the needy by
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY helping them prepare and serve the meals
Good Turn for America Help deliver meals and food to the homebound and
Kommssioner Karl elderly in conjunction with organizat ions such as Meals
Seneca District, Buckeye Council on Wheels
A Good Turn is more than simple good manners. It is a Assist organizations that buil d homes for the needy
special act of kindness. Take part in a Habitat for Hu man ity homebuilding
The Boy Scout Ha ndbook, 11th Edi tion, p. 55 project
Assist community beautification projects, including
repairing/repainting homes and sprucing up the yards of
those in need
Assist organizations that provide home maintenance
services for those in need
Assist shelters and their occupants
Collect clothing, toiletries, and supplies for people
liv ing in shelters.
Collect books and school supplies for children liv ing in
The Boy Scouts of America's Good Turn traces back to
American businessman William D. Boyce who was lost in a Collect toys and gifts for children of p risoners or those
London fog. A boy offered to take Boyce to the address he liv ing in shelters
wanted and refused a tip, saying he was a Boy Scout. Conduct visits and reading programs for residents
Boyce's curiosity was aroused. He later had the boy take him Conduct entertainment programs for residents
to Scouting's Brit ish founder, Lord Baden-Powell. Fro m this Provide other volunteer services that improve the
chance meeting, the Boy Scouts of America was born. quality of shelter life
Since 1912, Boy Scouts nationally have been called to serve, Conduct a fund-raiser for a not-for-pro fit shelter
fro m selling war bonds during World War II to collecting Offer unit-level community and school-based sports and
canned goods in the 1980s. fitness clinics
Good Turn for A merica is a national call to service by the BSA Physical Fitness Award and the Venturing Quest
Boy Scouts of America to address the issues of hunger, Sports and Fitness Award
homelessness, and poor health in our nation. Take a unit h ike day/weekend
In this effort, the Boy Scouts of America is partnering with Fun run/walk/cycle event
some of the nation's most respected service organizations, Scout field games
including The Salvation Army, Habitat for Hu man ity, and
Special Presentation the American Red Cross. These Conduct a community health awareness project
organizations, and thousands of others, will work to provide Blood drives
opportunities for youth and volunteers to fight hunger and Distribution of healthy liv ing and drug abuse awareness
homelessness, and teach the habits of healthy living. Youth literature
and volunteers are looking for ways to serve their Distribute organ donor cards to the public
communit ies. At the same time, service organizations need Conduct a child fingerprint ing event
dedicated volunteer help. By working together, we can Conduct service projects to buil d healthier environments
improve our young people, our communit ies, and the nation. Tree-planting and revegetation projects
Project Ideas Park or camp t rial maintenance and repair
Projects to enhance wildlife habitats
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Conservation and recycling projects Everyone who enters will get a free patch like the green one
Beautification and litter cleanup projects above. (The patch is a temporary insignia, so it can be worn
How Do I get Invol ved? on the Boy Scout uniform shirt. Proudly display it there o r
Go to http://goodturnforamerica.o rg/ anywhere!) In coming years, you'll have the opportunity to
Click on the ―TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROJECT‖ in the earn the other patches.
left side menu. The contest is open to all Boys' Life readers. Be sure to
Click ―click here to log in or create an account.‖ include your name, address, age and grade on the entry.
Click the red underlined ―Click here.‖ Send your report, along with a business -size, self-addressed,
Click ―I agree.‖ stamped envelope, too:
You will need your unit Good Turn fo r A merica Unit ID
number for the first line. You may get this fro m your Boys' Life Reading Contest, S306
District Executive. P.O. Bo x 152079
Co mplete the rest of the information on this page to Irving, TX 75015-2079
complete your account creation. Be sure to let others in your For more details go to www.boyslife.org
unit know what your unit‘s ID, registration and password is Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2005.
so they can log their hours as well. Or designate someone to
enter all of the in formation fo r your unit and have the den The International Scouter Award
leaders submit the necessary information to them for entry.
When you need to enter your service hours, be sure to login
fro m the ―Tell us about your project‖ menu selection.
Simp ly fo llo w the pro mpts to enter your project hours and
details. The website will keep track of the info rmation fo r This award is available fro m the World Scouting
you. organization. The International Scouter Award encourages
Information you will be asked to provide will include: Scouters to broaden their involvement in Scouting through
The organization or group benefiting fro m the project participation in world Scouting activit ies and recognizes
Partnering organizations Scouters for their contributions to world Scouting. It is a b it
Date of the project unusual in that it does not preclude the Scouter fro m earn ing
Nu mber of Scouts participating more than one knot at a time fo r the same activ ity.
Applicants must be currently registered adult Scouters of the
Nu mber of non-Scouts helping
Boy Scouts of America.
Nu mber of adults participating
All applicants must receive the approval of their local
Total hours worked
council's international co mmittee chairperson or
Service pro jects may be entered throughout the year as they
international representative and their council Scout
are done, no matter how big or s mall. After you enter the
executive. For more in formation, go to
data for each project, your unit will be elig ible to receive the
Good Turn for A merica patch and year segment which can
http://www.boyscouttrail.co m/square-knots.asp and click on
be obtained from the Scout Shop.
the knot For an application go to
Boys' Li fe Readi ng Contest http://www.tac-bsa.org/international_scouters_awd_app.pdf
Enter the 18th Boys' Life Readi ng Contest Now!
Note on Word Searches, Word Games, Mazes and such –
In order to make these items fit in the two column format of
Baloo’s Bugle they are shrunk to a width of about 3 inches.
Your Cubs probably need bigger pictures. You can get these
by copying and pasting the picture from the Word version or
clipping the picture in the Adobe (.pdf) version and then
Write a one-page report titled "The Best Book I Read This enlarging to page width. CD
Year" and enter it in the Boys' Life 2005 "Say Yes to
The book can be fiction or nonfiction. But the report has to
be in your own words—500 words tops. Enter in one of
these three age categories: 8 years old and younger, 9 and 10
years old, or 11 years and older.
First-place winners in each age category will receive a $100
gift cert ificate good for any product in the Boy Scouts
Official Retail Catalog. Second-place will receive a $75 gift
certificate, and third-p lace a $50 certificate.
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been to the same place or know the same people in a
Family Tree Hi dden Picture Puzzle faraway location, reminding us that the world really isn‘t as
Santa Clara County Council big as it seems at first. Let‘s have some fun with the idea of
We found at least 10 faces in the picture belo w, how many our small world, by playing a game where we get to travel
can you find? the world through the experiences of our fellow scouts and
their families. I‘ll pass out a Cub Scout passport to each
family, and until the Opening Ceremony (or in the next 5
minutes (if doing this for a game during the meet ing) ), I
want you to talk to as many other families in the room as
possible who have been to another country (or maybe to
better fit the theme, have them tell you about a country from
which where their family came.) Ask each person you meet
where they‘ve been and something interesting they saw or
learned in that country or where their family is fro m and
something they know about the country. When they‘re done
―taking you to that country,‖ have them sign their last name
and write the name of the country in one of the squares of
the passport. No fair using the same country twice.
On your mark, get set, travel!
(If doing this as game during the meeting, give them 5
minutes for passport signing to take place. Give a few extra
minutes if it looks like people are still having fun.)
If you want a winner, have them count up the number of
countries they‘ve been to by counting the number of bo xes
with signatures. Who has 5? Ho w about 10? Awesome!!!
(Keep going until you find the scout with the most
signatures. Have a prize or treat to recognize h im.)
Thanksgiving Word Search
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Birth Month Logic Puzzle
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Four children have different birth months, but were all born
in the same year. Find out who was born in each month.
Sept Oct Nov Dec
Carol . . . .
Debbie . . . .
Amy . . . .
Ben . . . .
1. Caro l was born before Debbie.
2. Debbie was born two months after Ben.
3. Ben was born after A my but before Carol. APPLES NEW WORLD CORN
NOVEM BER CAPT. BRADFORD PILGRIM
Answer at the end of Baloo
DINNER PLYM OUTH ROCK FISH
Around the Worl d in 5 minutes POCAHONTAS FREEDOM PRA YERS
Santa Clara County Council GOD PUMPKIN HARVEST
Materials: 1 Passport Cover and 2 or 3 passport pages SAMOSET HOLIDA Y SETTLERS
stapled and folded into a booklet. (One booklet INDIANS SQUANTO JOHN A LDEN
per family.) THANKS JOHN SMITH MAIZE
Directions (You may have a leader say this as he/she passes THANKSGIVING MASSACHUSETTS
out the books and welcomes people to the meeting) Have THURSDA Y TURKEY MASSASOIT
you ever heard the saying, ―It‘s a small world‖? What does VENISON MAYFLOW ER WORSHIP
that mean? Usually, fo lks say this when two people have WILLIAM BREW STER MILES STANDISH
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stand in front of the group when it is time to start. Each boy
Family Tree Puzzle or group, in turn, should then say, ―Good evening‖ or
Heart of America Council ―Hello‖ in the language of the country they represent. And
then teach the entire group how to say it. After each
language has been practiced, the audience is divided into
smaller groups, one for each country represented. The Den
Chief, at a given signal, then leads the entire group in saying
―Good evening/Hello‖ all at once in all the languages.
Family Tree Openi ng:
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You can have the Cubmaster read this or divide it upand
have Cubs do the different parts. Or maybe you would
want to use it as a Cubmaster’s Minute for closing. CD
A family is like a strong and beautiful tree. The family‘s
faith in God are in its roots. The parents make up the trunk
of our family tree, and the children are the branches. A poet
named Helen Crawfo rd made that comparison in a poem I
AFFECTION ARGUM ENTS CLOSENESS would like to read to you. It‘s called ―The Family Tree‖ and
COMFORT COMMUNE CONCERN it goes like this:
COZINESS DEVOTION DREAMS There‘s one thing in God‘s nature world that means a lot to me.
ENJOY FOLKS FUN It symbolizes much of life; it is a lovely tree.
HARM ONY HELP HEREDITY With roots so deep in God‘s rich earth, it‘s not disturbed by
HOM E HOPE JOYFUL weather,
KIDS KIN LAUGHTER Like families with faith in God who live in peace together.
LINE LOVE LOYA LTY It‘s trunk, the body strong and firm like parents everywhere,
MOM PAPA PEACEFUL To guide, control, direct, sustain the offspring which they bear.
PLEASE PRIDE RELATE The branches which like children spread in every known
RESPECT SHA RE TEAM direction.
TRAITS TRUST UNITY Until the fruits of their growth has reached it full perfection.
WARMTH YOU And so a tree appears to me the gem of God‘s creation,
As it portrays our families which constitutes a nation.
American Ancestors (Brain Teaser)
Each of us can do our part to make our family tree stronger
Baltimore Area Council and more beautifu l. How? By loving all the family members.
Match these real and fict ional Ancestors of America with Children can do it by obeying their parents, and parents
why they are remembered -
showing love and fair p lay to their children. Let‘s all
Hero Why remembered resolve to strengthen out family ties.
Paul Bunyan A. Told everyone the British are co ming
Blackbeard B. Samuel Clemens A Family Is...
Rip Van Win kle C. Very big man with blue o x Timucua District, North Florida Council
Benjamin Franklin D. Freed the slaves Cub # 1: A FAMILY IS people giving and receiv ing love.
Paul Revere E. Slept for t wenty years Cub # 2: A FAMILY IS people getting angry, but still
Daniel Boone F. Congressman turned frontiersman loving each other.
Davy Crockett G. Discovered Electricity Cub # 3: A FAMILY IS people loving the differences
Casey Jones H. Father of mass production about each other.
Mark Twain I. Was a pirate at sea Cub # 4: A FAMILY IS people talking and listening to
Henry Ford J. Established apple tree nurseries each other.
Johnny Appleseed K. Railroad hero Cub # 5: A FAMILY IS people caring about what happens
Abraham Lincoln L. Hunter of Kentucky to each other, and letting it show.
Answers: 1. C, 2. I, 3. E, 4. G, 5. A, 6. F, 7. L, 8. K, 9. B, 10. Cub # 6: A FAMILY IS people laughing and crying
H, 11. J, 12. D without feeling ashamed of it.
Cub # 7: A FAMILY IS people sharing with each other.
OPENING CEREMONIES Cub # 8: A FAMILY IS people reaching out and leaning
on each other.
Opening in Other Languages Cub # 9: A FAMILY IS people having fun together.
Santa Clara County Council Cub # 10: A FAMILY IS people giving strength to each
Use the resources of the boys and their families to come up other and feeling loyal to each other.
with costumes fro m various other countries. Each boy can Cub # 11: A FAMILY IS people LOVING one another,
represent a different country or you can have several boys through good times and bad.
represent the same country. Have all the boys in the den
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Baltimore Area Council Thanksgiving
Personnel: 4 Cub Scouts Santa Clara County Council
Equip ment: A merican Flag Assign parts to seven Cubs (Or six Cubs and a Leader for
Setting: Cubs standing around flag. the Pledge). Have them draw pictures of Pilgrims and
Our families have fun by being involved in all the Cub Scout Thanksgiving on cards. Put their parts in LARGE letters on
activities, like co ming to Pack meetings. the back.
Cub # 1: They came as strangers to a wild land, and none
Our families have fun by helping our Cub Scouts with
of them knew what day would be their last.
achievements, to advance in rank.
Never in the old country had they known such
Our families have fun by thinking up projects for our Dens. winter; the wind so cold, the food so scarce; the
Just as we have fun in our Dens and Pack meetings, we also enemy night so filled with dread.
can have fun in our families. We can do things together, like Cub # 2: Never had they worked so hard, paying with
saying the Pledge of Allegiance together. (Lead the pledge.) aching backs of every shelter raised against the
cutting wind. Every where they went, famine and
It Is Our Family’s Belief
death watched them with pale, expectant eyes.
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Arrangement: Eight boys, each boy reads a line - co lors are Cub # 3: And, by the end of that bitter year, there was
posted and Pledge of Allegiance is recited. hardly one among them who had not lost to the
Cub # 1: It is our family‘s belief cold earth someone he could not live without.
Cub # 2: And one for which we pray Cub # 4: Then, these great men and wo men who had
Cub # 3: That Thanksgiving become a lifestyle nothing, sat down to a hearty feast, filled with
Cub # 4: And not just a day. gratitude for what they had. We, who fo llo w
Cub # 5: We‘re thankful for our family, them, so metimes wonder why. Did they know
Cub # 6: And for good friends it‘s true, some secret of happiness, denied to us, that made
Cub # 7: For all the blessings we‘ve received them so glad for so little?
Cub # 8: Today, and all year through... Cub # 5: And then, we think back…back to some personal
wilderness we have all been through in our time.
Perhaps there was once a day when simply to feel
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the sun again, to smell another morning‘s
Personnel: 8 Cub Scouts
freshness, to hear a child laugh again, was
Equip ment: 8 Boys each holding a letter that spells out
miracle enough…a t ime when, just to find
FAMILIES - with their lines written in LARGE p rint on
oneself alive was as a gift beyond belief.
Cub # 1: F: Folks, we are here to welco me you. Cub # 6: They had their lives; no one has more. They had
Cub # 2: A: Advantages, we have so many. freedom, too. They were where they chose to be.
Cub # 3: M: Mom and Dad, we‘re g lad you are here. All the days ahead were theirs to use as they
Cub # 4: I: Imagine how much fun we‘re going to have pleased. The owned themselves. No one owns
this year. more.
Cub # 5: L: Laughing and playing together as a family. Cub # 7: Remembering this, we jo in their feast,
Cub # 6: I: I think it‘s great to be a Cub Scout. descendants of all the wise people who m trouble
Cub # 7: E: Everyone, let ‘s all please stand. has taught to look at what they have and not at
Cub # 8: S: Saluting together as we Pledge Allegiance to what they lack. Let us start now by showing our
our flag so dear. thankfulness for our country with the Pledge of
Family Openi ng
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Have each boy hold a sign with one of the following letters The flag is posted on stage, center front. A Cub Scout
on the front and the script on the back in LA RGE print: stands nearby, blindfolded, gagged, and bound with a rope
Cub # 1: F - is for Father who is my role model as I g row (at hands).
Cub # 2: A - is for Akela Cub # 1: This is an American boy. Ou r forefathers in the
Cub # 3: M - is for Mother who shows me how to help the American Revolution won him his freedom. (Den
Pack go who my patches will sew Chief or Den Leader unties the boy).
Cub # 4: I - is for Me who can Cub Scout like a pro Cub # 2: Our forefathers who wrote the Constitution
Cub # 5: L - is for leader who keeps me in the know guaranteed him free speech. (Den Chief or Den
Cub # 6: Y - is for You in the audience, so ON WITH Leader removes the gag).
THE PACK M EETING Cub # 3: Our forefathers, who helped establish free
education gave him the ability to see and
understand. (Den Chief or Den Leader removes
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Cub # 4: And now YOU can help Cub Scouting teach him center in the world and they open their centers to people of
to preserve and to enjoy his glorious heritage and any denomination.
to become a good citizen. Let‘s remember to Files are arch ived in many different ways including
strengthen our resolve to become good citizens computers and microfiche. Info rmation is gathered from all
by going to the polls when it‘s time to vote. over the world fro m other churches baptismal and
Cub # 5: (Turn out lights. Turn spotlight or flashlights on christening records, census files, vital statistic records,
American Flag and repeat the Pledge of immigrat ion, and military resources too. Information is
Allegiance.) quite accurate and has record of over 200 million people
dating back earlier than the 1500's.
PACK AND DEN Call ahead of time and arrange a tour. Given basic family
ACTIVITIES informat ion, the guide can assist you in finding informat ion
Santa Clara County Council about your specific family branch. If available, take along
The word genealogy can sound boring or even your family tree so you can fill in any missing blanks on
overwhelming to children and adults alike. The study of the birth dates, birth place or marriage in formation, etc.
family pedigree can p lay a very important part of teaching Climbi ng Your Family Tree,
children about their family history, respect for their A Beginners Gui de to Geneal ogy
ancestors and pride of their heritage. Genealogy can be fun Scouter Jim, Bountiful UT
too. These activity suggestions can help you focus on family Start at the beginning. Start with you. Gather all the
values and traditions. original records you can find on yourself, birth cert ificates,
VISIT A CEMETER Y school records, photograph, and church records, whatever
Take your boys to a cemetery—perhaps where one of your you have. Put a box in the middle of the front room.
or their ancestors is buried. Bring a family h istory book or Whenever you come across any records that should be part
old family letters or journal along with you and spend some of you personal or family history put that in the box. Leave
time telling stories about the deceased person. it there for a few weeks while you gather informat ion.
You could also use this time as a den service project to clean Work fro m the inside out. Each generation doubles in size.
off the gravesite. You could bring flo wers or send the Genealogy is like a bull‘s eye. Each generation is a circle,
flowers to a surviving spouse or child as a tribute and twice a large as the next. Work fro m the inside out means to
remembrance. progress from you to your parents, then grandparents and so
on. Interview you Parents next. Gather all the info rmation
MAKE HEADS TONE ETCHINGS they have and copies of the original document they have.
Boys will also enjoy making an etching of the headstone.
Many tombstones have interesting quotes or sayings. Hold a At this point it may be wise to discuss different type of
piece of paper over the stone and rub the side of a pencil documents. There are primary docu ments and secondary
lead back and forth across the paper with gentle pressure. document. Orig inal docu ments are documents created at the
time of the event. These are primary docu ments. Birth,
CREAT E A HERITAGE ALB UM
marriage, and death certificates are examp les of orig inal or
Scrapbooking is a process that cannot be done overnight but
primary documents. These are the best and normally the
you could start by making a page or two together. Ch ildren
most accurate. Secondary documents are documents created
love this project but will get discouraged if you do not have
after the event. Family and local h istories, newspapers
everything needed to start and finish the project quickly. Ask
articles, and other collected histories are examples of
the parents for help in p roviding photos and informat ion for
secondary documents. These documents are not always as
the boys. Be prepared with all of the materials needed ahead
accurate as primary documents.
of time. You will need cardstock, glue sticks, page
protectors, and maybe decorative scissors, themed As you build you family your family tree, don‘t forget the
embellishments like d ie cuts, paper punches or stickers. (As bark. There is more to a family tree that names, dates, and
popular as scrapbooking has become, you could probably places. There are also the lives of the people that are part of
find someone in your pack who would be happy to help your it. Interview older family members and record their life
den with this project.) stories. Things they remember as children, memo ries of
The boys may enjoy interviewing living family, showing relatives long gone. These are the stories that give life and
them pictures and asking for details about their ancestors, color to the family tree.
which they could then write down and include in their Don‘t judge you ancestors. Every family tree has skeletons
albums. They could then take turns sharing their stories with hanging from it. Own ing slaves might be one of those
the rest of the boys in the den. family skeletons. These are also things that give the history
GEN EALOGICAL LIBRARY FIELD TRIP color. Don‘t leave out the dark portions of your family
Schedule a visit to your nearest genealogical library. If you history; it is still part of what makes you who you are.
cannot find one locally, check the yello w pages for The And finally don‘t believe everything you read. As we grow
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The LDS older, somet imes we embellish the past. We claim credit, or
church owns the largest genealogical and family h istory are given credit for things we did not do. Histories are
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created fro m word of mouth sources as well as primary
sources, and no one has a perfect memory
Geneal ogical Research Kits
Baltimore Area Council
Kit List For Library Research / Archives / Court House:
A three ring binder one with a zipper to keep the papers
fro m falling out.
1 Yellow highlighter Note: This is for highlighting your
copies after you have made them not to highlight the
books you are reading at the library.)
1 Pack of pencils.
1 Pencil sharpener.
1 Pack of loose leaf paper.
Maps of the areas you are researching.
Copies of your pedigree charts and/or group sheets.
Magnifying glass for small o r hard to read print.
Your notes for that day‘s research.
Kit List For Cemetery Research:
A tote bag or backpack.
2 Pens or Pencils.
Paper and clip board.
A camera, if you don‘t have one and your parents won‘t
let you use their camera get yourself a disposable
A 4 inch soft bristle paint brush. Get the cheapest you
can find as you will be using it to clean the headstones.
If you look, you will probably find an old one lying
around your house.
A spray bottle filled with water.
Baby powder or flour to sprinkle onto older headstones
so it will be easier to read them. Make sure after you
have gotten your shot to clean off the powder with the Family Crest
brush. Timucua District, North Florida Council
Insect repellant spray. Cubs can begin to think about their family histories and their
NOTE: You might want to get your parents to go with you to own lives by creating a family crest.
cemeteries that are on personal land. They will need to get Before you start
permission to go onto the land to get to the cemetery. Also Discuss family crests. Have a few to show
note to watch out for snakes during the summer months Have them p ick a shape
hiding in weeds and in high grass. Then brainstorm to get ideas that could represent their
family h istories or lives.
Pedigree Chart Here are just a few of the many possibilit ies:
Baltimore Area Council Flags that represent the countries fro m which their
The simp le pedigree chart on the next page can be used to families came
chart your ancestors. This is a very simple chart. There are Pictures of foods that are common to their ethnicity
charts with more detail available fro m many different Pictures that represent first or last names
locations on the Internet. Drawings that depict favorite family events
Male ancestors go on the lines with even numbers and Photos that show family celebrat ions
female ancestors go on the lines with odd numbers. Symbo ls that represent family character (Sports,
Therefore, your fathers info rmation goes on line 2 and your Camp ing, Cooking … what ever the family likes to do
mother‘s on line 3. You r paternal grandfathers informat ion together)
goes on line 4 and your paternal grandmother‘s info rmation
goes on line 5. Please always use your mothers, Shield/Coat of Arms
grandmothers, etc. name she had before she got married. It is Santa Clara County Council
referred to as her maiden name. Supplies:
For a poster - Pattern paper; heavy cardboard; tacks; foil;
glue; colored paper; wire/string. 11‖ by 14‖ is a good s ize.
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paper and fasten it to the hanger. Hang your mobile in the
Tissue Box Picture Frame
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For a Neckerchief Slide – a s mall circle of foam board or
other stiff material, a 1‖ long piece of ¾ inch PVC pipe for
the slide loop, markers to draw shield
1. First, make a paper pattern for the shield by fold ing a
piece of paper in half lengthwise, then drawing half a
2. Cut out and open.
3. Draw lines on the pattern to divide it into four sections;
or, draw a band diagonally across the shield.
4. Using the pattern, cut the shield fro m corrugated Cut off t wo opposite sides of a square boutique tissue
cardboard. box at X‘s (see illustration).
5. Fro m foil, cut another shield, about an inch larger on all Open up the box to form a strip; strip may be left as is,
sides. covered with fabric or g ift-wrap, or covered with paper
6. Glue it to the cardboard form, fold ing the excess foil and decorated.
around to the back, and gluing it in place. Re-fold along all the lines.
7. Place the pattern on the shield and trace the dividing Glue or tape section ―E‖ to the back of ―A‖ (see
lines or sash. illustration). Tape a photo or drawing behind the
8. Remove the pattern and insert tacks along the lines. opening.
9. Make designs from the colored paper (perhaps scout-
related, perhaps symbolic of the boy‘s heritage) and AUDIENCE
glue or tack them in place. Put a different design in
each section of the shield
10. Attach wire or string to back for hanging.
Family Trees Baltimore Area Council
Santa Clara County Council Our A merican Heritage is filled with heroes. Everyone here
And Baltimore Area Council has heard of Paul Revere and the story of his heroic ride to
warn the people of Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts
about the approach of the British army. His famous ride took
place during the revolutionary war, on April 18, 1775. Paul
was able to take his ride because he was signaled by a
sentry, who watched for soldiers fro m the tower of the Old
North Church in Boston. Paul and the sentry worked out a
simp le set of signals: The sentry would light lanterns...one
lantern if the soldiers were approaching by LAND and two
lanterns if they were arriving by SEA. Paul, mounted on his
horse would be watching for the signal, and ready to ride
and warn the people of Lexington and Concord to be ready
for the soldiers when they arrived.
Give your Cubs a picture like either o f the ones above and Have you ever thought what a hard time Pau l and his sentry
have them fill in the blanks. Tell them they should talk with would have had today? Just think of all the ways those
relatives (Grandparents, Great-grandparents, Aunts, Uncles British soldiers could come! Let‘s rewrite a little A merican
and such to get info like birth, baptism, wedding and death history and you can help me and you‘ll see just how
years confusing it would be today. I want you to stomp the floor
with your feet when I say the follo wing words:
Family Mobile Stomp once every time I say LAND
Timucua District, North Florida Council Stomp four times fo r TRAIN
Instead of building a standard Family Tree, have your Cubs Stomp t wice for SEA
make mob iles. Illustrate a picture of each member of the Stomp five t imes for SUBMA RINE
family. Include the pet if the child has one. Cut out each Stomp three t imes for AIRPLANE
family member. Glue each picture on strong paper or Stomp six times for ROCKET
cardboard. Hang your pictures on a hanger with yarn or Now we are ready to take another look at h istory!
string to make a mobile. Print the last name on a piece of
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In a steeple of the old North Church in Boston, a sentry one of the things respected by the Pilg rims and Indians alike.
looked out over the SEA. His eyes strained as he looked The Pilgrims even made a rule that if a person did not work,
across the LAND. All was very still. It was late at n ight. they would not eat. For your work we give you your Bear
Next to him was a lantern. He took a sheet of paper that a badge and also a kernel of corn, as the Indians gave to the
Boston citizen had given him fro m his pocket. It read, Pilgrims.
―Signal with your lantern when you see the Brit ish army Advancement Chair: Would these boys please come
approaching. The signals are: 1 if by LAND, 2 if by SEA, 3 forward? (Read the names of the boys receiving Webelos
if by AIRPLANE, 4 if by TRAIN, 5 if by SUBMA RINE, badges/activity pins) You boys have been working for a long
and 6 if by ROCKET.‖ time and you have learned many new skills in your Den.
After reading it, the sentry began to put it in h is pocket, Just You have wo rked with wood and leather and metal, using
as a gust of wind blew the paper out of his hand. Out across the same skills that the Pilgrims had to learn in o rder to
the LAND and into the SEA it went. The sentry thought. survive. They helped build this great country where we live
―I‘m sure I can remember it‖ Just then he saw a today. For these skills we give you your badges! Activity
SUBMARINE surface a short distance from the LAND. He pins and a kernel of corn, as the Indians gave to the Pilgrims.
grabbed his lantern to wave it 4 times. ―Oh, No!‖ he thought, Cubmaster: Good work, Cub Scouts. Continue to work
―4 times for ROCKET, or is it for LA ND? No it‘s 1 for together to build an even better America. Use the skills you
LAND, so it must be 2 for SUBMARINE, no, 2 is for have learned here in Pack And remember, always do your
AIRPLA NE. It must be 3.‖ As he started to raise his lantern, best.
he remembered that 2 was for SEA, not AIRPLANE. ―Oh
dear, what is SUBMARINE? Let‘s see, SUBMA RINE Family Advancement
comes after TRAIN but what‘s ROCKET? Oh, now I Baltimore Area Council
remember, ROCKET is 6 and TRAIN is 4 so SUBMARINE Personnel: Cub master
must be 5.‖ Now we‘re ready to honor the boys who have achieved a
While the sentry was trying to remember his signals, the new rank. Have you ever wondered why we call you and
British SUBMARINE had loaded its passengers into your parents up together when you get your awards? After
launches and hundreds of Brit ish soldiers were now on all, it‘s your award, right? Your Mo m can‘t wear a Wolf
LAND. ―Oh my , thought the sentry, ―they are not in a badge on her blouse and your Dad can‘t wear Arrow Po ints
SUBMARINE any more they are on LAND. I‘ll have to on his suit coat. Well, stop and think about what you did to
signal that.‖ But he couldn‘t remember what the signal was earn these awards. Who was there to help you, to cheer you,
for LAND. He desperately tried to remember. I remember and to sign your book when you were working on your
ROCKET and TRAIN. That leaves SEA, AIRPLA NE, and Bobcat, Wolf and Bear badges? I betcha‘ it was Mo m and
LAND. Oh now wh ich is it? He set there hopelessly Dad.
confessed. He Just couldn‘t remember any signals. He Because you work together as a family in Cub Scouts, we
couldn‘t unscramble ROCKET, AIRPLANE, LA ND, like to present your awards to your whole family. And
SUBMARINE, SEA and TRAIN. The British marched onto because your parents are so proud of your work on your
Lexington and Concord and since all the people were sound achievements, we g ive them the honor of awarding you your
asleep the soldiers had no trouble in capturing them. badges.
The only person they met was a man sitting on a horse. Who Would the following boys and their parents please come
he was or why he was there, no one seemed to know. forward? (Call the names of the boys who have earned their
Bobcat badge) With the help of your parents you have
ADVANCEMENT learned the Cub Scout pro mise, Motto, and the Law of the
Pack, plus all the signs of Cub Scouting. In thanks, I‘d like
CEREMONIES all you new Bobcats to give your parents the Cub Scout
salute. (Give the parents the badges to present to their sons.)
Corn Ceremony Congratulations.
Baltimore Area Council Boys working on their Wolf badges work with their families
Personnel: Cub master and advancement Chairman to learn more about how they worship God, how to play
Cubmaster: Tonight we are remembering the Pilgrims and games and have fun together, and how to work together
Native A merican Indians. The p ilgrims came to this country around the house. Would the following boys and their
for religious freedom. When they got here they found new parents please come forward? (Call the names of the boys
friends, the American Indians. The Pilg rims and the Indians who receive their Wolf badges.) I‘d like fo r each of you
shared many things to survive. to thank your parents for their help by giv ing them a Cub
Advancement Chair: Would these boys please come Scout handshake. (Give the badges to the parents to present
forward? (Read the names of the boys receiving the Wolf to their sons.) Good work, guys.
badge) You boys have shared with each other the gift of Boys working on their Bear badges have a opportunity to
working together in your Dens and homes. For this, we g ive explore with their families the great outdoors, household
you your badge, and also a kernel of corn, as the Indians repairs, family finances, the fa mily tree and making the
gave to the Pilgrims. family some of their favorite treats. Would the following
Cubmaster: Would these boys please come forward? (Read boys and their parents please come forward? (Call the names
the names of the boys receiv mg the Bear badge) Work was of the boys who have earned the Bear badge.) Your parents
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have been a lot of help so far in your Cub Scouting career. I Memorization Acti vi ties
think they deserve a great big Cub Scout salute in thanks, The Cubs have more fun if you set up a few of these for
don‘t you? (Give the badges to the parents to present to their each meeting. Set up
sons.) Bravo, Bears. stations and divide the Cubs into groups. Have each group
Webelos Scouts start depending more and more on their rotate through
leaders and themselves to complete the requirements for each of the stations.
their activity pins, but can still use some help at home. By # 1. Line up the Lines - Take the Pro mise (or the Law o f
the time a boy reaches Webelos Scout age, his parents have the Pack) and write it out on strips of paper in large
spent a lot of quality time help ing them in their Scouting letters. If you want, you can cut the lines up into chunks
activities and families have had many opportunities to work or half-lines. Then have a team challenge for the whole
together and play together. We‘d like to recognize now the group. Mix up the strips on the floor or in a bo x. One
boys who have earned activity pins this month. (Call the by one, a Cub hops to the box, grabs a strip, and brings
names of the boys and the awards they have earned. Have it back to the group. The next Cub hops up and gets
the boys line up in front of the audience as you pass out the another strip and brings it back to the group. Hopping is
activity pins.) For all the time and help your parents have done to give the group time to arrange the strips in
given these past years, I think it would be n ice if you gave order. The group has to agree on how to arrange the
your parents a round of applause. (Lead the boys in giving strips. When done, they recite the Pro mise together.
―round of applause‖.) # 2. Line up the Li nes Relay
The following boys have earned their Webelos badges of Div ide the team in half or thirds (2-4 per team), putting
rank. Would they and their parents please come forward? stronger Cubs with weaker Cubs to even things out.
(Read the names of the boys who are to be presented their Each group has their own set of strips. Repeat as in
Webelos badges.) To earn these badges, these boys have "Line up the Lines."
explored the meaning of what it is to be a Boy Scout. To be
# 3. Line up the Li nes Contest
a good sport, a good friend, a good citizen is what your
Set up strips for each individual Cub. No w they play
parents want for you. That is why they let you join Cub
"Line up the Lines" by themselves and try to finish
Scouting and that is why they have stood by you and helped
you in your advancement and other activities. Would you
please thank your parents now by giving them a Boy Scout # 4. Sort and Assemble Challenge
handshake? And now it‘s your parents‘ turn to honor you. Once they are really good, challenge them. Put all the
(Give badges to parents so that they may present them to paper lines (or seg ments) of both the Promise and the
their sons.) Congratulations, Webelos! Law of the Pack together. Play this game as a group, in
The Arrow of Light is the highest honor we can bestow on relay or as individuals. This game can keep the faster
Webelos Scouts. To earn it takes real dedication on the part learners occupied while the less adept practice more.
of the boys to continue to participate in the Scouting # 5. Pick-up Sticks Game
program and to make decisions in their lives that will help Write the Pro mise (or Law of the Pack) on craft sticks
them grow into men their families, friends, and country can or paint stir sticks. Div ide the Cubs into teams, with
depend on. It is with real pride that we present these awards each team having a set of sticks. One by one, the Cubs
tonight. Would the follo wing boys and their parents please go to the table, pick-up then drop the sticks on the table
come forward? (Call the names of the Arro w of Light and reassemble them. Have an adult tally the score for
recipients.) We know your parents are behind you 100% and each team (award 1 point each time the Pro mise or Law
we would like to give you an opportunity to thank them for is assembled correctly).
their support. I think they deserve a big hug and I know that # 6. Interlock Puzzle
they are bursting with pride for you and would appreciate Glue a blank paper to the back of an assembled child's
being able to tell you so in this way. ( Let the boys hug their puzzle (20-25 pieces). W rite out the Pro mise (or the
parents and then give the parents the Arrow of Light badges Law of the Pack) on this page and then carefully cut
to present to their sons.) Good work, Webelos. through the sheet and around the pieces with an Exacto
knife. Let the Cubs practice putting the puzzle together
GAMES as a gathering activity. You may want to use different
colored sheets for each puzzle you make.
Games to Hel p New Cub Scouts
# 7. Picture Craft
Learn the B obcat Requirements
Jamie, Pack Trainer & Each boy writes the Pro mise (or the Law of the Pack)
on craft sticks. Have them use pens and try to write one
Cub Scout Training Chair in Minnesota
Jamie said she found these after an extensive internet full line on each stick. Cut out a piece of posterboard
search into archived materials. Thank you CD slightly taller than the assembled sticks. Glue the sticks
to cardboard in order. Punch holes in the top of the
Repetiti on - Write the Pro mise (or the Law of the Pack) on cardboard and bend a pipe cleaner through these so it
a posterboard and display it at every den meeting. Be sure to can be hung on the wall.
recite it every meeting. At each meeting, ask if any Cub can
# 8. Be a Reporter Game
recite it fro m memory and let h im t ry.
This requires a tape recorder and microphone. Each boy
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records the both the Promise and the Law of the Pack on figure between 1 and 10. They then start counting aloud
the recorder. Then he plays it back. This repetit ion around the circle, starting with 1. If the agreed figure is 7,
works really great, while the boys get a blast listening each time the number being called includes seven or a
to their recorded voices. mu ltip le of 7, the player keeps quiet and clasps his hands
# 9. Roll the Dice Game together. Every time anyone makes a mistake, a point is
This requires one dice (a b ig one if you have it). Each counted against him. When the boys become good at this
boy rolls the dice and depending on what number game, add one or two other numbers, so they will have to
comes up, he performs one of the parts of the Bobcat stay alert to not get caught with numbers four, six and eight
trail. Score points for each boy who does the task going at once. For one number, the player clasps hands. For
correctly. Add some flavor - let a ro ll of 4 yield an ext ra the second number, he will put both hands above his head.
roll. Here are the tasks for each number: For the third nu mber, he can nod his head. Most players will
1 = recite the Cub Scout Pro mise find thinking of two nu mbers at once difficult enough.
2 = recite the Law of Pack and tell its meaning The Li ttle Holes This is a tag game fro m Mexico. (Similar
3 = recite the Cub Scout Motto & tell what Webelos to horseshoes.) Two s mall holes (hoyitos) about the side of
means a dollar and one or two inches deep are dug fifteen to twenty
4 = show the Cub Scout sign & tell its meaning feet apart on a level stretch of ground. Stones are used as
5 = show the Cub Scout handshake & tell its mean ing counters. Two players, or two pairs of players, take part.
6 = show the Cub Scout salute & tell its mean ing Standing by one of the holes, each of the two players,
# 10. #10: Mystery Bag alternately, pitches four counters at the opposite hole, one
Let the Cubs earn a chance to grab a prize fro m the stone at a time. Every counter entering the hold counts five
"mystery bag". This is a bag filled with trinkets and points; those lying closer to the hole than the opponent‘s
small stuff like pencils, stickers, coins, etc. At the count one point each. The players then reverse the throwing
beginning of the meeting, announce the "secret phrase" of the pieces, fro m the second hole to the first. The game is
(i.e. one line fro m the Pro mise). Let the Cubs repeat it a played for a total of 21 points. When partners play, each
few t imes right then. At the end of the meeting, each pair of opposing players remains by the same hole, instead
Cub must whisper it to the leader and get it correct for a of going fro m one to the other, but they change places at the
chance to reach into the mystery bag. Each time this beginning of a new game. (Note: make sure the players can
method is used, make the secret phrase longer and tell their counters apart.)
longer until it's the whole Pro mise.
Cross-Over Dodge Ball
Remember - Baltimore Area Council
K IS M I F Equi pment: 3-5 soft balls
PS - For those of you who are new Webelos leaders, Object: To get everyone on one side
substitute the Boy Scout Oath and Scout Law for the Cub Div ide group in half. If a player is hit by an air ball, they
Scout Promise, and Law of the Pack, and use the same join the team that threw the ball. If a ball is caught in the air,
tactics. the player who threw it must cross to the other side. Balls
MUST h it below the waist. The team with all the players
Tag Games from Around the Worl d wins - there is no loser!
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Encourage each den to learn a game fro m a country fro m Count Your Blessings
which the families of several o f its members came. They Baltimore Area Council
should plan to teach the game to the rest of the pack at the Boys sit in a circle.
pack meeting. Here are so me examp les The first boy starts out by saying ―I am gratefu l for
Dak panay This is a tag game fro m the Philippines. Make apples‖ or some-thing beginning with the letter A.
three small circles on the ground (use hula hoops?), each The next boy is grateful for something starting with a B.
with roo m for one or t wo players to stand in. Also make one Continue around the circle and through the alphabet.
large ―rest circle.‖ One player is the Chaser, the rest are If a boy fails to think of a word beginning with the
circle players. The Chaser must stay outside all circles; the proper letter he drops out.
others run from one circle to another. As soon as the Chaser The one remaining in the circle the longest is the
tags a circle player (while outside a circle), that circle p layer winner.
becomes the new Chaser.
Calling the Chickens This is a tag game fro m Ch ina. One
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player is blindfolded and plays the part of the owner of a
Place empty food containers or pictures of food at one
flock of chickens. The blindfolded player calls to the others,
end of the playing area.
―Co me ho me, my little chickens, co me ho me.‖ Then all the
Make most of them nutritious foods, but scatter some
other players must run forward, and each one must touch the
junk-food items like potato chip bags, candy wrappers,
blindfolded player without being tagged. The first chicken
and pop cans among them.
to be tagged becomes the next owner.
Arrange teams in relay formation and have the boys in
Multi ples This is a tag game fro m Taiwan. Th is is a game each team nu mber off.
for older children. Players sit in a circle and agree on a
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Then call out a nu mber and the starting letter of a food: Family Showti me
3-C. The number 3 boy in every team runs to choose a Baltimore Area Council
carton or picture representing a food that starts with that Tune: Did You Ever See a Lassie?
letter and races back to his line. My mother plays the banjo,
Give the boy who has chosen the most nutritious food a The banjo, the banjo.
peanut to hold in his hand, then call out another number My mother plays the banjo
and letter. On her knee.
When everyone has run, the boys divide up the peanuts My sister plays the violin,
and eat them. The violin, the violin.
My sister plays the violin
SONGS With sound so sweet.
My father plays the bass drum,
It’s a Cub Worl d
The bass drum, the bass drum.
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My father plays bass drum
Tune: It‘s a Small World‖
With tones deep and low.
My brother plays the tuba,
It‘s a Cub world after all.
The tuba, the tuba,
It‘s a Cub world after all.
My brother plays the tuba
It‘s a Cub world after all.
With loud, strong blows.
It‘s a Cub Scout World!
My auntie plays the guitar,
There are Cubs in England and Italy,
The guitar, the guitar.
There are Cubs in France and Germany.
My auntie plays the guitar
When the Cub flag‘s unfurled,
With her feet.
All around this big world,
It‘s for Cubs like you and me. My uncle plays the bagpipes,
The bagpipes, the bagpipes.
My uncle plays the bagpipes
There are Bears and Wolves and Webelos, With hums and squeaks.
We wear different patches on our clothes.
I am the band conductor,
But, I‘ll tell you, it‘s true,
We all wear gold and blue,
I am the band conductor
In our great big Cub Scout World!
And lead the song.
Won‘t you join our fun band,
Akela guides us all, you see, Our fun band, our fun band.
To learn and do and grow and be. Won‘t you join our fun band
And we all meet the test And play along.
Cause we all do our best
In our great big Cub Scout World! Grandfather’s Cl ock
Chorus Baltimore Area Council
This was the first song I learned in Cub Scouts. Mr. Nagy
Bring Back My Neighbors to Me taught it to us at a Pack meeting in the Fall of 1957, CD
Santa Clara County Council My grandfather‘s clock was too large fo r the shelf,
Tune: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean So it stood ninety years on the floor.
One night as I lay on my p illow, It was taller by half than the old man himself,
One night as I lay on my bed, Though it weighed not a pennyweight more.
I stuck my feet out of the window, It was bought on the morn of the day that he was born,
Next mo rning my neighbors were dead. And was always his treasure and pride;
But it stopped, short, never to go again
When the old man died.
Bring back, bring back,
Oh, bring back my neighbors to me, to me. Chorus:
Bring back, bring back, Ninety years without slumbering,
Oh, bring back my neighbors to me, to me. tick, tock, t ick, tock,
His life seconds numbering,
My neighbors looked into the gas tank,
tick, tock, t ick, tock,
But nothing inside could they see.
And it stopped, short, never to go again,
They lighted a match to assist them,
when the old man died.
Oh, bring back my neighbors to me!
In watching its pendulum swing to and fro,
Many hours had he spent as a boy;
And in childhood and manhood the clock seemed to know
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And to share both his grief and his joy. In spite of many hardships,
For it struck twenty-four when he entered at the door They still bowed their heads and prayed.
With a blooming and beautiful pride. ―We are thankful for the growing crops,
But it stopped, short, never to go again The beauty of our land,
When the old man died. And freedom to live as we p lanned.‖
My grandfather said that of those he could hire, Our Pilgrim fathers make us proud,
Not a servant so faithful he found; They accomplished what they vowed,
For it wasted no time, and had but one desire We will sing their praises loud,
At the close of each week to be wound. And freedom marches on.
And it kept in its place, not a fro wn upon its face, Squanto was an Indian
And its hands never hung by its side. Helped the Pilgrims out,
But it stopped, short, never to go again He taught them how to plant their corn
When the old man died. And how to fish for trout.
Chorus: They hunted in the woods for deer
It rang in alarm in the dead of the night, And caught wild turkeys, too,
An alarm that for years had been dumb. He was a friend so true.
And we knew that his spirit was plu mbing its flight, Chorus:
That his hour of departure had come. Bradford was the governor,
Still the clock kept the time, with a soft and muffled chime, He was just and fair,
As we silently stood by his side He thought it important that
But it stopped, short, never to go again Each man received his share,
When the old man died. He planned the first Thanksgiving
Chorus: Holiday to celebrate
A harvest good and great.
People in a Famil y
Baltimore Area Council Peanut B utter and Jelly
Tune: Supercalifrafilistic Santa Clara County Council
Mom and dad should take the time, This is an action song –
You‘ll be glad you did, Dig : pretend to dig.
To be a parent and a friend Smash: squash something between your hands.
Do something with your kid. Spread: use one hand to spread peanut butter and jelly
One day they are tiny, over the other hand.
and next day they are grown, Pick: pretend to pick berries.
And before you know it, The last time through the chorus, after eating the
You‘ll be all alone sandwich, mumble the words as though there is peanut
Chorus: butter stuck to the roof of your mouth.)
People in a family should do a lot together Chorus:
In the house or out of doors Peanut, peanut butter – jelly! Peanut, peanut butter – jelly!
No matter what the weather, First you take the peanuts and you dig ‗em, and you dig ‗em,
Do not try to put it off And you dig ‗em, d ig ‗em, d ig ‗em.
It‘s either now or never, And you smash ‗em, smash ‗em, smash ‗em, s mash ‗em,
People in a family should do a lot together. smash ‗em.
Go to a museum, see a show, And you spread ‗em, and you spread ‗em,
or ride a bike, And you spread ‗em, spread ‗em, spread ‗em.
Try your hand at fishing, (Chorus)
Or at camp ing, or a hike.
Next you take the berries and you pick ‗em, and you pick
Swimming in a swimming pool
Or skiing on the snow,
And you pick ‗em, p ick ‗em, pick ‗em.
Lots of things that you can do
And you smash ‗em, smash ‗em, smash ‗em, s mash ‗em,
And places you can go.
Our Pilgrim Forefathers And you spread ‗em, and you spread ‗em,
Baltimore Area Council And you spread ‗em, spread ‗em, spread ‗em.
Tune: Battle Hy mn of the Republic (Chorus)
They came as strangers to a land, Then you take the sandwich and you bite it, and you bite it.
So brave and unafraid, And you bite it, bite it, b ite it.
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And you chew it, and you chew it, and you chew it, chew it, When eggs are done cooking, mix in the bacon pieces.
chew it. Line the pita pockets with salsa (although not necessary)
And you swallow, and you swallow, Fill with egg and bacon mixture.
And you swallow, swallow, swallow. Top with shredded cheese and enjoy
Mashed Potato “Candy”
(Mumb le it this time as if there is peanut butter on the roof
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of your mouth)
Another chance to play with your food
CUB GRUB Ingredients
¼ cup warm mashed potatoes
Have a Pack International Night and have each Scout
Family bring a snack from one of the countries t hey know 1 cup powdered sugar
of in their family history 2 Tbsp. Butter
1 tsp. almond flavoring
Grandma’s Cinnamon Crisps ½ cup powdered milk
Baltimore Area Council Food coloring
The writer’s Grandma used to make these every time she Directions
made pies – it was how she used up the leftover pie crust. Stir the flavor and butter into the potatoes while they‘re
Sift together the sugar and milk.
pie crust dough (homemade or packaged)
Stir them into the potatoes.
Chill this in the fridge.
Take it out and with clean hands, knead in a little more
milk -- enough to make it feel like clay.
Sculpt any kind of shape you want,
Roll p iecrust about ¼‖ thick.
Mix in the coloring or paint it on afterward.
Sprin kle with cinnamon sugar.
If you want to use the ―candy‖ for a party or family
Prick with fork and cut into shapes with a table‘ knife.
dinner, chill the shapes again before serving.
Place on lightly greased baking sheet
Bake at 350º for about 5 minutes. Peanut B utter and Jelly Shake
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Make a Turkey
Try this healthy alternative to soda pop.
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Small microwave-proof bowl,
1 large gu mdrop
13 small gu mdrops Small b lender,
tooth picks Tall drinking glass or cup, straw
Stack 2 s mall gu mdrops on 5 toothpicks for tail. 1 Tbsp. peanut butter
Break one toothpick in half and stick 1 s mall gumdrop 1 cup skim or low-fat milk
on each half for feet. 1 cup nonfat or low-fat strawberry frozen yogurt
Put a small red gu mdrop on another toothpick half. 1 Tbsp. strawberry jam
Stick the feet into the bottom of the large gumdrop,
then add the tail feathers across the back. Directions:
Put the head on over the feet, positioning it so that your 1. Put the peanut butter in the small bowl and microwave it
turkey balances. until it has softened (a few seconds).
2. Place milk, fro zen yogurt, and strawberry jam in a
Bacon and Eggs in a Pita Pocket blender.
Timucua District, North Florida Council 3. Run the blender until the mixtu re is well mixed and
This is a great way to eat breakfast without creating lots of frothy.
dirty dishes in the morning. 4. Pour into a tall g lass and swirl in the peanut butter using
Ingredients: the straw. Serves 1.
3 strips bacon or sausage
2 eggs Peanut B utter Noodles
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2 tablespoons salsa Ingredients:
2 pita pockets ½ cup unsweetened peanut butter
Shredded cheese (cheddar or other favorite) ¼ cup read wine vinegar
Directions: ¼ cup soy sauce
Fry the bacon and chop into small bits. 4 cups cooked pasta, such as spaghetti or spirals
Then scramble the eggs on a non - stick pan if availab le. ½ cup water
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2 Tbsp. sugar Chilies (optional)
2 cloves garlic, peeled MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:
2 cups frozen green vegetables, such as chopped 1. Spread tortilla ch ips on flat microwave-safe plate.
broccoli or peas, thawed 2. Sprin kle chicken and onions over chips.
Directions: 3. Place nacho dip in small microwave-safe bowl.
1. Put the peanut butter, red vinegar, soy sauce, water, and Microwave on HIGH (100% power) 30 seconds;
sugar in the mixing bowl. Stir well with the large spoon 4. Pour over chips, chicken, and onions.
until all the lu mps in the peanut butter are broken up. 5. Microwave on HIGH 30 seconds more o r until nacho
2. Place the peeled garlic cloves into the plastic bag. Push dip starts to bubble.
the air out of the bag and seal it. 6. Serve hot. Garnish with chilies, if desired.
3. Use a rolling pin to smash the garlic until it is well
smashed. Use a small spoon to add the smashed garlic
to the mixing bowl. Stir well with a large spoon. STUNTS AND APPLAUSES
4. Pour the peanut butter mixture into the skillet. Cook
over med iu m heat for 1 minute, stirring constantly with APPLAUS ES & CHEERS
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5. Add the thawed frozen green vegetable and the cooked Fan Applause: Pretend to open up fan and fan your
pasta to the skillet. Cook, stirring constantly for 3 to 5 face with it and say, ―Fannnn-tastic!‖
minutes more. Holland Windmill: Hold both arms out straight at
6. Remove skillet fro m heat, and serve the awesome shoulder level. Standing on one foot (or both feet),
Peanut Butter Noodles. Serves four. spin around while rotating arms in a circle. Make a
loud whoosh noise like wind.
Edi ble Thanksgiving Turkeys Family Cheer: All sing while swaying back and
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Ingredients: Oh Brother Cheer: Div ide group in two. One side says,
1 Bag candy corn (beak and eyes) ―Oh, brother‖ then the other side replies ―Oh,
1 Bag caramel candy squares (body) sister!‖ Go back and forth several t imes getting
1 Bag Dove chocolate (base/feet) louder each time.
1 Bag striped chocolate cookies (tail and feathers) RUN-ONS
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Directions: My uncle can shoot faster than any other man in the west.
1. Unwrap a piece of Dove chocolate to use as the base of He can even shoot without removing his gun fro m the
the turkey. holster.
2. Place on a microwavable plate. What do they call your uncle?
3. Unwrap a piece of caramel and stick on top of the Dove Toeless Joe.
chocolate bar for the turkey's body.
Mom just bawled me out for eating with my fingers.
4. Take a p iece of candy corn and push down on top of the
Well, you should have known better. It isn‘t very clean.
caramel (pointed end out). This makes the turkey's
beak. If the food isn‘t clean enough to pick up with your fingers, it
isn't fit to eat.
5. Take another piece of caramel and push down on top of
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the first caramel. This is the head of the turkey.
6. Break off the little wh ite ends of 2 candy corns and push Scout, holding a can of Crisco shortening, runs up to the
front of the meeting and shouts, ―I have it, I have it! My
in the top caramel for the eyes.
leader told me we were studying ancient Greece this month.
7. Take one striped chocolate cookie and apply to the back
of the body to form the feathers. This is the oldest grease I could find!‖
8. Put the turkey in the microwave for a few seconds to Teacher: Please tell us what your Father does
about 8 seconds just so that the candy and cookie can Johnny: My father‘s dead.
fuse together. (Watch this! Not too much time, or it Teacher: Oh, I‘m sorry, Johnny. In that case, what did
will melt.) . he do before he died?
9. Place in freezer for a few minutes to help the turkey "set Johnny: He went blue and collapsed.
up" quicker. Baltimore Area Council
10. Serve in a Thanksgiving cup cake paper. How do you keep a turkey in suspense?
I don‘t know, how‘?
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Ingredients: What are you doing?
22 tortilla chips Writing a letter to my little brother.
1/2 cup cooked shredded boneless chicken breast Why are you writing so slowly?
1/4 cup chopped green onions Because my little brother can‘t read very fast.
1/4 cup Nacho Dip (mild or spicy)
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JOKES & RIDDLES The True Hardshi p of Our Ancestors
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Why does a room fu ll of married people looks so empty? Have boys holding pictures pertaining to their lines (with
There’s not a single person in it. lines written on back).
Baltimore Area Council Cub # 1: O Ancestors! O Ancestors!
What has nothing left but a nose when it loses an eye? Your courage we ad mire…
Noise! Not for the reasons history gives
Do you our awe inspire!
How do you make gold soup?
Cub # 2: It‘s hard for us to understand
Put in 14 carrots.
And know what it was like
Why does a. cook always wear a high wh ite hat? You d idn‘t have the things we have…
To cover his head. A car, a p lane, a bike!
What is the tallest building in my town? Cub # 3: We heard you crossed the mountains,
The Library, it has lots of stories. Through forests thin and thick
What can a person wear that is never out of style? In only covered wagons…
A smile. Now, that was a trick!
Cub # 4: We heard how then you had no roads,
SKITS No highways lined with p ines;
One questions we must ask you…
How Di d You Get Here What‘d you do with ail the signs?
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Narrator introduces the skit by saying, ―Transportation Of wild bear… there‘s a stopper!
played a very important part in the settling of A merica. The one thing we say is this…
How d id you get here?‖ Your wife was quite a shopper!
Any number of Cubs can participate by dividing the lines Cub # 6: Yes, we read of all your hardships
accordingly. But you beat us on one thing…
You had the true orig inal,
Cub #___: If the Pilgrims came over on the Mayflower, Indoor-outdoor carpeting!
how did the Scouts get here?
Cub # 7: It‘s true you had no phones, no gas,
Cub #___: I don‘t know. How?
No lights, no cars about…
Cub #___: On Handy Crafts. (As he says this, a Cub But there‘s one thing you didn‘t have
comes on stage with a sample of a handicraft
That we couldn‘t do without!
project and sign identifying it.)
Cub # 8: But one thing does amaze us,
Cub #___: If the Pilgrims came on the Mayflower and When we read about your deeds;
Scouts came on Handy Crafts, how did the
You made it through your travels,
doctors get here?
minus something each man needs!
Cub #___: On Blood Vessels. (Cub dressed as a doctor Cub # 9: O Ancestors! O Ancestors!
We salute you, long and hard!
Cub #___: How d id the students get here?
You went across this whole wide land…
Cub #___: On Scholar Sh ips. (Cub enters, carrying a load Without a credit card!
Cub #___: How d id all of the ordinary people get here? Discover Our Heritage
Cub #___: On Cit izen Ships. (Cub enters, carrying a Baltimore Area Council
―Don‘t Forget to Vote‖ sign,) Cub #1: Where are you fro m?
Cub #___: I know how the barbers got here. Cub #2: Fro m just a little ways down the street.
Cub #___: How? Cub #1: No. I mean where did your family co me fro m?
Cub #___: On Clipper Sh ips. (Cub enters, dressed as a Cub #2: 1 think they all came fro m Californ ia.
barber, with towel and razor.) Cub #1 : Mine came fro m California, too.
Cub #___: How d id all the movie stars get here? Cub #2: Do you know anything about your family fro m
Cub #___: On a Show Boat. (Cub enters, well dressed, California?
wearing sunglasses.) Cub #1: No. Do you know anything abut your California
Cub #___: I‘ll bet you can guess how all the hot heads got family‘?
here. (Cub runs on stage, shaking his fist and Cub #2: No. Why don‘t we go to California and find out
pretending to quarrel with everyone.) what they were like‘?
All: On Steam Ships, of course! (They bow as the (The two Cub Scouts walk 10 steps, hopefully to the west
curtain closes.) side of the room. They stop and look down.)
Cub #1: It is a lot easier to get to California since it sunk
into the Ocean.
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The Perfect Weekend Dad's Tools
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There is a small speaking part fo r either a mother or father, Characters: Narrator, Dad, Mo m, Cub Scout
and four other action parts. A small suitcase is the most Narrator: As our plan begins, Dad is looking for his
important prop. Pack first those items used last. hammer...
Parent: There! I‘m all packed. (Sets suitcase on table, Dad: Has anyone seen my hammer?
opens it, and begins checking contents.) Everything‘s in Mom: No dear, d id you look in your toolbox?
order for my weekend trip! I‘ll just check to see if Dad: It's not there. No one ever puts anything back where
Grand ma‘s here yet. (Exits right.) it belongs around here.
Cub: Look, Dad. I found it. It 's over here behind the door
Scout 1: (Enters fro m left and peeks into suitcase.
where you used it to fix the loose door hinges.
Removes a map fro m top of bag. Makes fan and/or
Dad: Now, where is my saw?
airplane out of it. Exits right, fanning self or flying
Mom: It should be on your workbench.
Dad: Well, it's not there. No one ever puts my tools
Scout 2: (Enters fro m right, bouncing a ball. Looks into away.
suitcase. Picks up magazine. Ro lls it up and holds in Cub: Dad, don't you remember? You left it out by the
place with rubber band. Exits left and plays ball with garage when you were sawing those boards to build
magazine ―Bat‖.) my clubhouse.
Scout 3: (Carry ing several dolls wrapped in blanket, Dad: Good grief! Now where is my file?
dressed like toddler and sucking thumb, enters fro m left. Cub: Oh, that's out in the yard where you used it to
Looks into suitcase then exits right.) sharpen the lawn mower blade.
Scout 4: (Enters fro m right and removes sunglasses from Dad: I can't find my screwdriver now, and I just had it!
suitcase. Puts them on and dramatically exits left.) Did you use it, son?
Cub: Yes, Dad. And here it is in the toolbox - right where
Scout 5: (Enters fro m left on skates or skateboard.
I put it when I finished with it.
Removes suntan lotion and skates out right.)
Dad: Oh! I never thought of looking for it there!
Scout 6: (Enters fro m right, removes first aid kit and fixes
teddy bear. Exits left.) CLOSING CEREMONIES
Scout 7: (Enters left, removes books from suitcase and
exits right balancing books on head.) Closing Family Ves pers
Scout 3: (With dolls reenters, looks into case, and exits.) Baltimore Area Council
(Tune: Oh Ch rist mas Tree)
3 Scouts: (Enter fro m left, removes vitamins, comb and
shampoo bottle. They form rhythm band shaking bottle, Have everyone in your pack stand and sing this family
adding tissue to comb for hu mming, and removing cap oriented version of Vespers
fro m shampoo and blowing over top. Exit right.) Quietly we join as one,
Scout 8: (Enters fro m right. Removes several pairs of Thanking God for family fun.
socks or pantyhose, rolls them up and juggles with them May we now go on our way,
as exits left.) Thankful for another day.
Scout 9: (Enters fro m right removes shaving cream or co ld May we always love and share,
cream fro m suitcase, applies it to face. Then removes Live in peace beyond compare.
tee-shirt or slip and wipes goo off. Exit left.) As a family may we find
Friendships true with all mankind.
2 Scouts: (Enter fro m left and remove blo w dryer and
curling iron. Begin p laying space gun game.) Rope Closing
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begins putting on clothing as exits right.) Distribute a 3 ft. piece of rope to everyone. Have them form
Scout 3: (With dolls enters again. Seeing the suitcase a large circle and tie their ropes with a square knot to the
empty, puts all dolls inside and covers with blanket, person‘s on their left. When all the ropes are tied, hold on to
putting babies to bed. Exits right.) the rope with the left hand, raise the right arm in the Cub
Scout salute. ―This strong circle represents the bond of
Parent: (Entering fro m right, stands in front of suitcase, friendship we have in Scouting. Please join me in the Cub
facing audience, not looking inside suitcase.) Scout Pro mise.‖
Everything is all set! This is going to be a perfect
weekend! It certain ly pays to Be Prepared. (Closes Family
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suitcase.) Cub master begins to build a pyramid using 15 –20 child‘s
building blocks. No, Cub Scouts, I‘m not really losing my
mind. I‘m build ing something that has a lesson for all of us.
There! Let‘s say this pyramid stands for our country. If th is
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is the whole country, where is your family? That‘s right, you one of them was hunted. Most were driven into hiding. They
and your family are one of the bottom blocks. Why? were offered immun ity, rewards, the return of their property,
Because families are the foundation of the whole country. or freedo m of loved ones if they would give up their cause.
Without families, our society would collapse. And that‘s That cause was freedom. No one did. Not one man bro ke his
why families are so important to the country. Of course, pledge. Because of men like that… men of dedication and
your own family is very important to you, too. Your family purpose… we enjoy liv ing in a free country today.
gives you food, shelter, clothing, the chance for an education
– and most important, your family g ives you love. Cubmaster Mi nute – Valley Forge
In return, you give your family some things. You give your Baltimore Area Council
parents respect and obedience – at least I hope you do. You When we think of Valley Forge, we can‘t help but think of
help around the house. And you return their love fo r you. the ragged army of George Washington. These men were
Now, on the count of three, I want to hear every Cub Scout faced with death from starvation, fro m freezing, and fro m
here who loves his family and respects his parents to shout the enemy. Each man had a co mfo rtable ho me somewhere in
―I‘ll do my best.‖ Ready, one, two, three, ―I‘LL DO M Y the colonies. Many had wives and families wait ing for them
BEST!‖ in these homes, and yet they chose to remain at Valley Forge
in spite of the almost intolerable conditions that prevailed.
Cubmaster’s Minutes Why? Because these pioneers had a cause. The cause was
freedom. Their families had been subjected to such stringent
Family Member laws under British rule that they decided it was better to
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This month we have learned about being part of a family and those laws. They chose to put up with deplorable conditions
family h istory. I challenge you all do ―Do Your Best‖ to be at Valley Forge rather than move back to the comfort o f their
special to someone else. homes where they would have to accept the loss of freedom.
Do more than belong…part icipate Some day, we too may be faced with such a choice.
Do more than believe…practice Remember that the actions of thos e men at Valley Fo rge
Do more than be fair…be kind made possible the life that we live today. We must be
Do more than forg ive…forget prepared to do our part if the freedom they gave us is ever
Do more than dream…work threatened.
Do more than teach…inspire
Do more than live…grow WEBELOS
Do more than be friendly …be a friend Have you contacted a local Boy Scout troop yet?? Made all
Do more than give…serve your arrangements for your outdoor adventure with them?
Please don‘t wait until January (unless you are in Hawaii o r
Family Closing Florida) and then try and get it in before Blue & Go ld?
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As I look out upon this audience, I can see many different
families. Each family is unique in its interests and activities.
But all of you have come together in this Pack to share a TECHNOLOGY GROUP
very important activity – participating in a program designed Timucua District, North Florida Council
to give your son positive growth experiences in his life. Purpose: Learn how to work with tools
Freedom Challenges: Wide range of abilit ies, obtaining adequate
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We shouldn‘t take our freedo m fo r granted. Our right of Solutions: This badge will be a favorite, but requires a lot of
free speech, to worship as we choose, and to enjoy the preparation. So me p rojects, like leather work and cardboard,
freedom we have as Americans. Our freedo m is often taken can be held at your regular meet ing place. Others, like
for granted. There was a time in our history when man woodworking, should be held in a shop or garage where the
could only hope for these freedoms. And now they have sawdust can be contained easier. Because every Cub wants
become reality. Our freedom is a result of courage and to do something, you'll need a large supply of hammers or
sacrifice of thousands of our forefathers. Let us remember set up cutting, sanding, nailing, and glu ing stations. Have
what is cost these men to provide our freedo ms today and small groups rotate around as the work progresses. If
help our land free for those citizens of tomo rrow. everybody is starting fresh, you may need a second project
to keep all boys busy. An adult helper or guide with each
The Fifty Six Men group or an adult supervisor at each station are both good
Baltimore Area Council methods. Remember, everyone is included in the clean-up.
As we come to the end of our Pack meet ing, I would ask that Resources: Co llection of materials will be a challenge.
you stop for a mo ment and think with me about the 56 men Check with local co mpanies for wood scraps. Ply wood is
who signed the Declaration of Independence over 200 years usable for most projects, but solid lu mber such as pine is
ago. Five were captured or imprisoned in the war that better for some cutouts. Hardwoods like oak, ash, and
followed. Nine d ied of wounds or hardships. Twelve lost walnut are too hard for most Cubs to cut and shape; they
their homes. Seventeen lost everything they owned. Every
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may get frustrated. When hardwoods are needed, precut and Some local ho me centers offer special weekend classes
rough sand them in advance, leaving the finishing work to for Webelos age children.
the Cub. Invite someone to give a demonstration on the safe use
For leather crafts, check with companies for scraps that the of tools.
boys can cut and tool. 6" square or round pieces of Visit a construction site or find out about helping with a
Masonite make good work surfaces for cutting and stamping Habitat for Hu manity pro ject.
First projects should be simp le. Key chains are easy and
make good gifts.
Clay projects are good for gifts and puppet heads that can be
used for work in the Showman badge.
Try a ceramic shop for advice and possible help with glazing
Planning : The Craftsman is a mult i-meet ing project, and the
Cubs may also do a lot of work at ho me. The Cubs require a
lot of supervision and help on most projects. Plan one adult
for every two or three Cubs. Remember that tools used
correctly are safe, but the incorrect use of tools can have
serious consequences! Visit a tannery or leather goods manufacturer.
Acti vi ties: Invite someone to give a demonstration of leather craft
The activities included in the Craftsman section of the and exp lain how to use leather tools.
Webelos book help the boys grasp a basic understanding of Invite someone to give a demonstration of metal work,
using hand tools while building something fro m scratch. As using tin snips and a vise.
a Webelos den leader this leaves you with a lot of flexibility Have a nail driving contest.
in helping the kids come up with ideas for FUN projects to Build a bridge for pack crossover ceremonies; tie it into
build. the Engineering p in.
The key word here is FUN. If the project is not fun the kids Tie in with the Scholar pin and discuss how education
will not participate and you will likely never finish. and helps when doing crafts and working in the technology
remember these kids are 4th and 5th graders and do not yet field.
have the skill level or attention span necessary to build a
work of art.
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They will require a lot of one on one attention during these Use grid method to enlarge Pedro pattern to about 7-by-6
activities. The best advise for you is to BE PREPARED for inches.
each den meeting and have a lot of help. If you decide to Trace on 1/2 inch ply wood or scrap and
build these projects during the den meeting I suggest that Cut with coping saw.
you have everything set up and ready before the boys sho w Paint as desired.
up. Most project will take a minimu m of 1 hour to comp lete.
The Webelos Scout Helps set a side both November and Pothol der Hanger
December for the Crafts man activity badge. Your best Timucua District, North Florida Council
friends during this time are the boys‘ parents. Who can resist Use scrap wood about 1-by-4-by-12 inches, L-shaped cup
a trip down to the local hardware store to get just the right hooks, and picture hooks.
tool for the job. Remember also that these projects are just in
time fo r Christmas.
There are a lot of suggestions in the Webelos book for easy
to mediu m hard projects. Experience has shown that boys
this age are very eager to start cutting, hammering and
gluing but don't know how to use the tools properly. Most of
these young men have never used a coping saw or hammer
before. Begin by exp lain ing how to safely use the tools that
you will need to do the project. Next demonstrate on a scrap
piece of wood or plastic how to properly use each one. You
will be very surprised to see how hard it really is to use a
coping saw, if not properly done. This demonstration will
save you a lot of time later on when the boys begin cutting
on their projects. Let each boy try it on the scrap wood.
More Acti vities
Visit furniture factory, lu mber mill or lu mberyard.
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Another branch of physics is called optics. You will
Name that Tool
have a chance to learn something about sight and find
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out how your eyes work.
Scientists learn a lot by experiment ing or trying things
out. Try things for yourself.
Scientists take nothing for granted.
They may be sure an idea is true, but they always test it,
if possible, to make certain they are right.
Scientists And Engineers
Aren't they the same thing? Not quite. Though they
use many of the same ideas and methods, scientists and
engineers are somewhat different.
What do scientists want? Scientists want to know how the
universe works. They may see it as an enormous jigsaw
puzzle to solve for its own sake. So me things they find are
useful right away, others not (though much of what scientists
have found in the past has turned out to be useful in so me
way). Though they certainly want to help people, their major
Pictured above are some basic tools Webelos Scouts may goal is understanding, not usefulness.
use when working with wood, leather, o r tin. Place the What about engineers? Engineers try to use the facts of
appropriate number next to the named tool. science and math to do things that are useful to people.
_____ Awl _____ Ax (hand) Many engineers are designers -- designing the many
_____ Brace & Bits _____ Chisels products that we use in the world, fro m co mputers to cars to
_____ Coping Saw _____ Drawknife camera lenses.
What do they have i n common? Quite a few things,
_____ File _____ Half-round File actually. Scientists and engineers both use the facts and
_____ Hammer (claw) _____ Hand Drill methods of science, and both often use MATH and
_____ Leather Punch _____ Plane COMPUTERS in their work.
_____ Pliers (slip -jo int) _____ Saw PENDULUM PHENOMENON, An Optical Illusion
Fasten a white disc, 3/ 4-in diameter on a 3 foot piece of
_____ Screwdrivers _____ Shears
white thread. Have someone hold the thread so the disc can
_____ Spokeshave _____ Tin Snips swing like a pendulum. Start the disc swinging in a
perfectly straight line and view it fro m a distance of three
SCIENTIST feet against a plain wall. Notice how the disc swings in
TECHNOLOGY GROUP a line like a pendulu m. Ho ld a sunglass lens over one eye.
Observe the path of the swinging object again. The
Timucua District, North Florida Council movement will no longer be in line but in a circle. If you
Remember the Scientist Activity Badge is a "doing" badge, switch the lens to the other eye, the movement will appear to
not a "watching" badge. be in the opposite direction.
For best results, follow this procedure: Principle demonstrated: Shows how important it is for the
1. Demonstrate the experiment. eyes to receive similar images.
2. Exp lain the experiment.
3. Ask questions to test understanding. HYDROMET ER
4. Allow Webelos to do tile experiment. This measures the density of a liquid. An object can float in
5. Have each boy log the experiment. a liquid only if it is less dense than the liquid. Prove this by
6. Have each boy exp lain t ile experiment. placing a fresh egg in a glass of water. The egg will sin k.
7. Ask again for questions Then add 1 tablespoon of salt to the water and the egg will
float. Try sticking a thumbtack into a pencil eraser and
What does a scientist do? place the pencil in water, point up. Mark the waterline on
A scientist studies things to learn how they behave and the pencil. Add salt to the water. The pencil will ride higher
why. in the water.
Scientists try to find out the laws of nature about the WHY? BECAUSE SA LT WATER IS M ORE DENSE!
things they study. People can use these rules or laws in PASCAL'S LAW
making things. "The pressure of a liquid o r a gas like air is the same in
While working on this activity badge, you will learn a every direction if the liquid is in a closed container. If you
few of the main ideas in physics. Physics is a science put more pressure on the top of the liquid' or gas. the
with several branches. increased pressure will spread all over the container."
One of these branches will be weather. You can learn a A good experiment to demonstrate air pressure is to take two
litt le about weather in these activity badge requirements. plumber's force cups (plu mber's friend) and fo rce them
firmly against each other so that some of the air is forced out
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fro m between them. Then have the boys try to pull them crystals that have already formed, depositing more solids on
apart. their surfaces, causing the crystals to grow.
When you drink something with a straw, do you suck up the FLOATING EGG S ALTY MAGIC
liquid? No! What happens is that the air pressure inside the The salt water of the seas is much denser than the fresh
straw is reduced, so that the air outside the straw forces the water of rivers and lakes, and therefore it is easier to float in
liquid up the straw. To prove this fill a pop bottle with the ocean. Show this by filling two glasses half fu ll of water.
water, put a straw into the bottle, then seal the top of the In one of them, mix in about 10 heaping teaspoons of salt.
bottle with clay, taking care that the straw is not bent or
Try floating an egg in each glass. In which g lass does the
crimped. Then let one of the boys try to suck the water out
of the bottle. They can't do it! Remove the clay and have
the boy put two straws into his mouth. Put one of the straws Now take the eggs out of both glasses. Carefu lly and slowly,
into the bottle of water and the other on the outside. Again pour the fresh water into the salt water glass. Gently lower
he'll have no luck in sucking water out of the bottle. The an egg Into the water. It should float (remain suspended) at
second straw equalizes the air pressure inside your mouth. the salt water level
Place about 1/4 cup baking soda in a coke bottle. Pour about B ERNOULLI'S PRINCIPLE
1/4 cup vinegar into a balloon. Fit the top of the balloon MATERIALS:
over the top of the bottle, and flip the balloon so that the two Ping-Pong balls,
vinegar goes into the bottle. The gas formed fro m the two feet of thread,
mixtu re will blo w the balloon, up so that it will stand upright some mending tape and
on the bottle and begin to expand. The baking soda and a drinking straw.
vinegar produce C02, wh ich pushes equally in all directions. PROCEDURE: Tape each ball to an end of the thread. Ho ld
The balloon that can expand in all directions with pressure, the center of the thread so that the balls dangle about one
will do so as the gas is pressured into it. foot below your fingers and about one or two inches apart.
For this next experiment you will need: A medicine dropper, Have the boys‘ blow through a straw exactly between the
a tall jar, well filled with water; a sheet of rubber that can be balls, front a distance of a few inches. Instead of being
cut fro m a balloon; and a rubber band. Dip the medicine repelled, the balls will be attracted to each other.
dropper in the water and fill it part ly. Test the dropper in the EXPLANATION: The air current directed between the
jar - if it starts to sink, squeeze out a few drops until it finally Ping-Pong balls reduces the intervening air pressure.
floats with the top of the bulb almost submerged. No w, cap Stronger pressure fro m the far sides pushes the balls
the jar with the sheet of rubber and fix the rubber band together. The strength of the air fro m the straw will
around the edges until the jar is airtight. Push the rubber determine how close the balls will co me
down with your finger and the upright dropper will sink. FOAMING FOUNTAIN
Now relax your finger and the dropper will rise. You have Place t wo teaspoonfuls of baking soda in the bottom of a
prepared a device known as a 'Cartesian Diver'. The quart glass bottle. Drop a burning match into the bottle. It
downward pressure on the rubber forces the water up into will continue to burn. Next pour four teaspoonfuls of vinegar
the bottom of the diver, co mpressing the air above it, on top of the baking soda, being careful not to pour directly
producing the effects of sinking, suspension and floating, onto the match. Watch what happens. The seething, foaming
according to the degree of pressure applied. mass is carbon dio xide, released fro m the soda by the
DANCING RAIS INS vinegar.
Fill a 12 ounce glass three fourths full of water. Add a What happens now to a lighted match? Why? Is carbon
tablespoon of baking soda and stir until clear. Drop raisins dio xide gas heavier than air? Than o xygen? Tip bottle
into the glass. Pour vinegar into the glass. Use as much slowly over it lighted candle. What happens? The heavy gas
vinegar as it takes to make the raisins come to the top of the can even be poured so the flame flutters and may go out.
water. Bubbles will appear, and the raisins will "dance." This is the principle behind some fire ext inguishers.
Mixing vinegar and baking soda together forms a gas called BATTERY
carbon dioxide. Bubbles of carbon dio xide stick to the sides Alessandro Volta, an Italian physicist, produced electricity
of the raisins, act like air bags, and float the heavy raisins to by chemical reaction in 1800. He d id this with a device that
the surface. At the surface the bubbles break, the raisins sink became known as a voltaic cell. It was the first wet cell
again, and the process starts all over. battery. Vo lta's battery was made with pairs of zinc and
silver pieces. The electric current ran fro m the zinc to the
CHARCOAL CRYS TAL GARDEN
silver through pieces of board soaked in salt water. You can
This is the classic way I d id it when I was a wee lad.
make your own simp le voltaic cell.
Colorful, small, delicate crystals grow on a charcoal or brick
surface. You can also use pieces of sponge, coal, or
piece of copper wire
crumb led cork to grow the crystals on. Crystals are formed
because the porous materials they grow on draw up the
solution by capillary action. As the water evaporates on the
surface, deposits of solids are left behind, forming the
Straighten out the paper clip and copper wire. They should
crystals. As more solution is drawn up, it passes through the
be about the same length.
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Thrust both wires deep into the lemon. They should be side Let me know as soon as your date is set. I will post
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Put the free ends of the wires to your tongue. The slight lots of Pow Wows!!! C D
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lemon acted as an electrolyte. An electrolyte is a substance
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that is not metal that carries electricity. The chemical
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entire system of lemon, wires, and saliva is a simple battery. Houston, Texas
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The Beaufort Wind Scale was orig inally devised by Sir Longhorn Council
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Francis Beaufort to describe wind speed in chart form. By
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watching the effect of wind on objects in the neighborhood,
it is possible to estimate its speed. Tarrant County College, NE Campus, Hurst, Texas
Copy the scale on a large sheet of cardboard and hang it in
your den meeting place.
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8 Fresh Gale Twigs break off trees 39 - 46
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12 Hurricane Devastation Above 75 Camp McNeil, 3 miles west of White Oak, NC
ATMOSPHERIC PRESS URE
We live under a b lanket of air called the earth's atmosphere. San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach Area, Verdugo hills
The air in the at mosphere exerts pressure of almost fifteen Councils
pounds per inch on every surface of earth. Rock Around the Pack
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Roxanne@madsenco.com questions lie inside you. All you need do is look, listen
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developed her own web page that will always carry the most 11. You can reme mber it whenever you want.
recent versions (with all known bugs fixed and many
enhancements recommended by users).
She recently revised the Cub Scout spreadsheets to –
Include the Outdoor Activity Award Birth Month Logic Puzzle
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Track Tiger beads and handle up to 15 tigers. Amy-September, Ben-October,
Caro l-November, Debbie-December
Please direct your den leaders or advancement chairs to the
website for the most recent versions of the trackers. (feel
free to add a link to your pack's website if that is helpful!)
Thank you Roxanne!! C D
PS – She, also, has Girl Scout and Boy Scout Trackers!!!