June Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 6, Issue 10

Space the New Frontier (Webelos Traveler, & Artist)


Watch for the Perseid Meteor Shower

In July and August the Perseid Meteor Shower will be lighting up our nighttime skies. Activity from this shower can be seen from about July 23 - August 22. For best observation, lay outside in a reclining lawn chair with your feet pointing southward and look straight up. Decent numbers can be seen beginning around 10 p.m., but the best show picks up after midnight and continues until dawn The best viewing date, or the maximum for Perseid Meteor Shower is on Aug 12.. This information was taken from an online site about meteor showers. http://comets.amsmeteors.org/meteors/august_radiants.html

Toothpick Construction
Viking Council

Materials needed: miniature marshmallows in white and colors, gumdrops, round cocktail toothpicks.

Use toothpicks to spear the marshmallows and use gumdrops as connectors. Make weird animals, spaceships, planets, and buildings. For sturdier buildings construct triangles first, then connect them together.

Film Canister Rockets
Greater St. Louis Area Council

DO NOT use vinegar and baking soda. They react far too quickly. Use 1/4 to 1/3 Alka Seltzer and water. Cold water reacts much slower that Hot water. We staple a toilet paper tube to a small paper plate to act as a mortar tube. Be sure to place the canister upside down into the tube and don't look down into the tube while waiting for it to pop. This is a good outdoor event because it can get rather messy. By the way, the FUJI film canisters (white or clear) work better than the KODAK gray canisters,

Moon Walk

Cover floor with pillows. Cover the pillows and floor with a sheet. Attach extra-large sized thick sponges to the Cub Scout's feet with rubber bands for space shoes.

Let them walk over the area. Play space walk music for a real dramatic effect.

Star Gazing
Trapper Trails Council

Empty film container, paper, tape, small flashlight

You can make a small template of the star constellations and tape the paper template to the bottom of a black film container and using a strong pin punch through the container using the template as a guide. Then you can shine a small flashlight through the hole and it will show up on the wall or the side of a tent

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