January Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 7, Issue 6
Passports to Other Lands
Webelos Scholar & Engineer
Tiger Big Ideas 10 & 11
a fun way to earn the Marble Belt Loop.
Michelle and her den have EARNED it and share with us how to do it.
ahead for any den meeting is essential for the success of the meeting.
Kids want to have fun! That's
the main key. If, by chance
they happen to learn something - then, that's a bonus.
I never say "we're going to learn ",
I say "we get to play ".
boys, I'm sure like yours, are very active.
You can't just have them watch someone else do something for a long
period of time. Since no more
than 6 can play in one game, I planned to have the boys that were not
playing, do something else (unless they wanted to watch).
We drew names to select the 2 teams.
After 5 minutes of cheering and getting all excited, the other group
came over to watch and cheer on.
of all, since I did this meeting in the winter, I had to plan how I was
going to set up the ring. My
son and I measured out the circle and put white tape down on the carpet.
That worked great - a very flat surface and the marbles rolled
had gone to the library ahead of time and got some books on marbles (along
with surfing the net to find information).
I asked the boys to bring any marbles they might have. That alone was almost as exciting as trading Pokemon cards a
started off by demonstrating how to shoot and gave each of them 4 practice
shots (that got all of them involved right off the bat).
We read from "Americana Marble Playing" from Hammermill
Paper Company the rules of the game Ringer.
This is not a book, it is an 8-page flyer that had exactly what
information we needed in it.
started our first team off by playing a game of Ringer.
Since we had never played before, we were actually participating in a
game and practicing the skills to play the game of Ringer in one shot - we
"learned" as we played. Also completing Items #2 & #3 to earn
the belt loop.
the parents came to pick up their scouts, I asked them to tell their parents
what they did at the den meeting (completing Item #1 - explain the rules of
Ringer with an adult partner). The boys had a blast and not only did we earn
the Marbles Belt Loop, but 6 out of the 10 kids had marbles, but never
played a game of marbles before. Can
Wagner - 2nd year Webelos Den Leader for Cub Scout Pack 922, Eureka,
W - Assistant Den Leader
& Ben W
out the Cub Scout Leader How-To Book for pack and den activities, such as,
Pinewood Derbies, Blue and Gold Idea.
This is a BSA publication available through your Scout Shop.
P., a dedicated Scouter recently started a job at her local library and sent
the following info. Judy always
has great tips for leaders and we wanted to share with everyone ways to make
better use of your local library and to see if you can do a little
"trapping hold" of your own for your pack or den from your
County Public Library has about 12 branch libraries, and you can request a
hold on any material that the other libraries have.
(You can even do it by computer -- we are connected!)
yesterday I was "trapping holds," which is library talk for
checking a computer print out of books, finding the books on the shelves,
printing out a hold slip from the computer, preparing call tags so they can
be shipped to another library.
yesterday I was "trapping holds," and came across this great
series of books by Kathy Ross - a treasure trove for the Cub Scout leader.
for Kids who are Wild about Polar Life
for Kids who are Wild about Oceans
for Kids who are Wild about Dinosaurs
for Kids who are Wild about Rain Forests
for Kids who are Wild about Deserts
for Kids who are Wild about Insects
for Kids who are Wild about Outer Space
for Kids who are Wild about Reptiles
for Kids who are Wild about the Wild
looked through the Wild About books and another she wrote of simple
Christmas Ornaments. All the
projects are illustrated with easy to follow steps, made from materials all
Cub Scouts leaders have or can easily access (many materials are recyclable
-- oatmeal boxes, toilet paper rolls, styrofoam meat trays, old socks and
gloves -- or things we have learned to save -- pipecleaners, yarn, glitter,
sequins, plastic bags.)
the Wild About Polar Life book is a simple pengiun, made from three of the
"wooden spoons" we used to get for ice cream or italian ice.
Two are painted black. All
three are glued together to make a "fan" (skinny ends together,
opposite larger ends spread out.) The skinny ends that are glued other is
the head. Spread out are the
wings and stomach, so the black ones go on the outside and on the top.
The third one is underneath and between them.
Glue scraps of batting (quilt filler) as the stomach to the center
spoon. Add eyes and a beak to
the black part where they are glued together (the head).
Use it as a pin or a magnet! (or
a neckerchief slide!)
of the crafts are THIS simple.
you are searching in the library, and yours is on Dewey Decimal system,
check the 740's for craft books. The
Wild About Polar Life and Oceans are specifically 745.5 in our system.
ran a quick search of the author's name, Kathy Ross, on Amazon and found
these titles as well:
for All Seasons
Best Holiday Crafts Ever
to Make in the Winter
to Make in the Spring
to Make in the Fall
to Make in the Summer
to Make for your Favorite Grown-up
Ornaments kids can make
Christmas Ornaments kids can make
from your favorite Bible Stories
from your favorite Fairy Tales
for St. Patrick's Day
for Valentine's Day
for Christian Values
Best Birthday Parties Ever! a Kid's Do-It-Yourself Guide: A Kid's
Day Is Earth Day : A Craft Book
Year of Crafts
Yourself a Monster: A book of Creepy Crafts
Jewish Holiday Craft Book
these, not yet published, with current publication dates:
to Celebrate God's Creation (January
from Your Favorite Children's Songs
Halloween (August 2001)
Crafts for Christmastime (September
Crafts to Give As Gifts (September
have "trapped a hold," on the Outer Space book for myself, for day
camp!! I'm looking at the Polar
Life book to do a craft station at our Winter Fun Day in February!
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