November Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 7, Issue 3

Turn On The Power (Webelos Craftsman & Scientist)



A torchbearer for this Olympics can buy their torch for $208.00

Congratulations to Lance Armstrong from Texas who not only won but dominated the Tour de France.

What do those different jerseys mean the riders wear in the Tour de France?

Yellow-For the overall race leader based on cumulative time.

Green-For the leader in the sprinting competition

White and Red Polka Dot-For the leader in the climbing competition

White-For the Best Young Rider for competitors no more than 20 years old in the year they race.

Flag Facts--

Nepal: This is the only flag that isn't rectangular. It is a zigzag shape--much like the shape of two triangles.

Cyprus: This is the only flag that has an outline of the country.

Libya: This is the only single-color flag. green.

"HOLEY COW", how does swiss cheese get those holes in it?

These holes, also called "eyes," are caused by the expansion of gas within the cheese curd during the ripening period. So much for the holey cow theory!

This month we are teaching our Cubs what it means to "Turn On The Power". Let's remind them though about saving power also. Here are a few hints:

When light bulbs burn out, replace them with compact fluorescent lights. Converting to energy-efficient lighting fixtures can help you use at least 40 percent less energy for lighting.

Recycle aluminum cans, glass bottles, plastic, cardboard, and newspapers. Recycling can reduce your home's carbon dioxide emissions by 850 pounds per year.

Companies are also taking innovative steps to help spread the message about environmental awareness. Working with American forests, the nation's oldest nonprofit citizen conservation group, Shaklee is sponsoring an online interactive device called the Personal Climate Change Calculator at

The calculator shows parents and children how much carbon dioxide their actions, from driving to work to mowing the lawn, produce each year and how many trees would need to be planted to offset this amount. Their calculations are based on information taken from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

First American National Thanksgiving declared in 1777 by the Continental Congress.


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