June Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 6, Issue 10

Space the New Frontier (Webelos Traveler, & Artist)


BUY THE BOOK! Nearly every month in the Book of the Month section, a suggested book is the "Cub Scout Leader Book". This book for CS Leaders is, in my opinion, the best book out there for your personal library at home or your Pack library. My reasoning for this is pretty simple. I read many questions each month online from inquiring Cub Scouters. These questions are posted many different places, egroups, forums, newsgroups, etc. Many of the questions are about issues not involved in program policies , while others relate directly to program policies. Sometimes answers to these questions are, well, incorrect.

When I first became a Cub Scout Trainer, a friend, Jan H. told me "never provide information, unless you can also provide the resource you got it from." When I post an answer to a question that has been asked online, I cite my source, which is usually the Cub Scout Leader Book.

It is easier and sometimes quicker to get that online answer. But remember, a well-meaning Scouter might give an answer based on opinion or the way their pack has always done it, which doesn't make it right. BUY THE "CUB SCOUT LEADER BOOK" (about an $8.00 investment), to be sure you are following the aims, methods and purposes of the Cub Scouting, and delivering the program in the way it is supposed to be.

Nearly everything that goes into the Bugle is geared towards Cub Scout programming.

Now, here is something I would like to share that is almost geared entirely towards CS trainers. With a few changes though, anyone could use this to make a point, pencil point that is. : )

Dear Participant,

We are very pleased to announce the participation on our Training Staff of a most renowned world traveler and noted Scouting resource. For many years a constant companion of Lord Baden Powell. This resource was with Baden Powell before his formation of the Boy Scouts. He has been associated with every training course. Even with his advanced age his is usually very sharp in noting things. Though he can be very blunt at times. With only a small amount of pushing and pressure he can prove to be one of your most valued companions and resources not only of this course but in the rest of you Scouting work.

It is with great pleasure we present to you MR. PENCIL!

Get to know him. Use his skills. Watch for him to point out important thing.

I would then give out sharpened pencils to all the participants for notes!

Materials found in Baloo's Bugle may be used by Scouters for Scouting activities provided that USSSP, Baloo's Bugle and the original contributors are cited as the source of the material.

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