December Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 7, Issue 4
Tiger Big Ideas 7 & 8

What do you do at Holiday Time (Webelos Craftsman & Citizen)

 

If I had a Christmas wish list, (not only for myself, but other deserving Scouters) the following things would be on it.

In the 2000 Official Catalog, Leader's Edition there is the cutest gift for an expectant parent. On page SC1 is the Cub Scout Baby Ensemble. The description says: "Get them started early with this classic Cub Scout cap and neckerchief set. Just the right size for babies. Neckerchief measures 28" across. Gift boxed. Limited quantity available. (Item number) X84000 $22.50."

Since a new baby is not in our future (we're too old), and a grandbaby isn't either (we're too young), I really can't justify buying it, plus I don't know any expectant parents or new grandparents. Nonetheless, this is something I would buy for myself or for a scouting friend.

I also found a site online that would be a consideration if I was into scrapbooking. They have Cub Scout stickers. The company, Bobunny, offers stickers through some craft stores and online too. Their link is http://www.bobunny.com/skthumbs.htm

Being a creatively challenged person with ten thumbs, I know if I bought these stickers, they would sit unused. But, if I did scrapbooking, these would be on my wish list.

The most important thing to remember though, is that giving your leaders gifts at Christmas or any other time IS NOT a requirement for being in Scouts. Since this type of expenditure is not figured into a pack budget, it is one that comes directly from the parents of the scouts. I only offer these as suggestions for those inclined to do something like this. If there is a family that can't afford to do something like this or just refuses, just go on, but don't penalize them or their scout.

 




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