November Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 7, Issue 3

Turn On the Power (Webelos Craftsman & Scientist)



So Many Broken Toys, Recycle Them

During the Christmas season there are many organizations collecting new or used toys for young Children. There are many Fischer-Price toys in toy boxes that could be cleaned up and given to those less fortunate, except they are broken. Fisher-Price publishes a "Bits & Pieces" catalog, filled with replacement parts for the toys they manufacture (I don't know how much replacement parts are).

You can get a copy of the catalog for free:

Fisher-Price Consumer Affairs

636 Girard Ave

East Aurora, NY 14052


NOTE: I haven't checked into this myself, and only offer it as a suggestion.

We Care Kit

Materials: small plastic bag, a small eraser, a penny, a marble, a rubber band, a string, Hershey's Hug and Kiss candies

Put these items in bag, staple following instructions to outside of bag.

AN ERASER - So You Can Make All Your Mistakes Disappear

A PENNY - So You Will Never Say I'm Broke.

A Marble - In Case Someone Says, "You've Lost All Your Marbles

A RUBBER BAND - To Stretch Yourself Beyond Your Limits

A STRING - To Tie Things Together When Everything Falls Apart

A HUG & KISS - To Remind You That Someone Somewhere Cares About You!!


Boys' Life has a reading contest each year. To enter the 2000 contest write a one-page report titled "The Best Book I Read This Year": and enter it in the Boys' Life 2000 "Say Yes to Reading!" Contest.

The book can be fiction or non-fiction. But the report has to be in your own words. Enter in one of the three age categories:

8 years old and younger, 9 and 10 years old, 11 years and older.

When Pedro receives your report, you'll get a free patch.

(And yes, the patch is a temporary insignia, so it can be worn on the Boy Scout, or Cub Scout uniform shirt, on the right pocket. Proudly display it there!)

The top three winners from each age group will also get a Leatherman multi-tool, copies of Codemaster books 1 and 2, the limited edition Codemaster pin-and-patch set--plus their names will be announced in Boys' Life!

The contest is open to all Boys' Life readers. Be sure to include your name, address, age and grade in school on the entry.

Send your report, along with a business-size addressed, stamped envelope, to:

BSA, Boy's Life Reading Contest,

S204, P.O. Box 152079,

Irving, TX 75015-2079

Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2000


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