January Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 7, Issue 6
Passports to Other Lands
Webelos Scholar & Engineer
Tiger Big Ideas 10 & 11
Idea #10, Something Special All Your Own
the one idea that belongs solely to the Tiger Den. There will be times when the monthly theme just doesn't fit
with what the Tiger Den would want to do. Then it is time to pull out Big Idea #10.
In this Big Idea, the Tigers and their Partners decide what they
would like to do. The boys play
as big a part in the decision making as the adults.
The only requirement is that it needs to be fun for everyone.
let your imagination suggest whatever it wants. The important part is that the boys and adults plan the big
idea together. Don't forget to
include both family and group activities.
group decides what the idea is all about, there is no meeting plans or
places to go/things to do section for the Big Idea.
Just remember to have fun in whatever you do.
This is free for all your ideas. Make it special, simple, and fun!
Big Idea #11, Making Your Family Special
Every family is special in their
own way. How they are made up, where they came from, even who is part of the
family. This makes them one of
a kind or unique. Being
different allows each family to have its own strengths. Taking the
opportunity to talk about his own family allows the Tiger to develop a sense
of belonging and pride.
The goal of the BSA with this
idea is to make family bonds stronger.
This is accomplished by helping the Tiger to see what makes his
family special and how they are different from other Tiger families. No way is the Tiger allowed to view another Tiger's family as
inferior. Instead, he is
encouraged to view the differences with tolerance and helped to understand
that being different is "special."
Have a family picnic. Have the Tiger introduce the other members of
Ask each Tiger bring 2-4 pictures of something special their family
has done together. Let the
scout share this with his den.
Make a Family Coat of Arms. Include individual preferences of the family members.
Play the various Tiger Cub and partner games as listed in the Tiger
Cub Resource book.
Make a dessert during the meeting.
Ask the family members to share it with you after closing.
6. Research the meanings of your
names. Share what they signify
with the others in your den.
Family Fire Escape Plan
To help make the boys safety
conscious, ask them to make a fire escape plan for their home.
The key is to have two ways of safely exiting every room and a
designated gathering place outside. In a two-story home, it might be necessary to have chain
ladders for bedroom windows.
Suggest that the boys talk to the
family about the escape plan.
Line up in 2 groups. Each person
gets two pieces of paper or a ¼ sheet newspaper. The paper is called “Ice Cakes”. The first player on each
team puts an ice cake down and then steps on it with one foot.
Now while he balances on the second ice cake he picks up the first
one, puts it in front of him and steps on it.
He continues to pick up the ice cakes and put them in front of him
while he successfully crosses the river.
Then the next teammate starts with his ice cakes.
The first team with all players across the river wins.
If a player steps off the paper, he must go back and start over.
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