February Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 7, Issue 7
Man's Best Friend
Webelos Athlete & Engineer
Tiger Big Ideas 12 & 13
Cub Scout Nature Hike
Heart of America Council
Scouts: “My Turn! My Turn!”
Den Leader: “Now, boys.”
Robin: “Hop, hop, I’m off!”
Dogwood: “Arf! Arf!”
“Hup! Two! Thr ! Four!”
Animals: “Grrrrrr! “
upon a time a den of Cub Scouts went on a Hike to
see what they could see. Their Den
Leader pointed out sights like
spider webs, Robin’s
nests and Dogwood trees.
The Cub Scouts
wanted to take a nature Hike, to
see how many wild Animals, they
could find and the Den Leader saw it as a perfect opportunity for them to learn about
conservation and make plaster casts of the tracks of Animals.
the Hike went on, the Cub Scouts
splashed in a creek, chased a Robin,
climbed a Dogwood, and tried to out-moo a field of cows.
The Den Leader
grew weary of trying to keep up and suggested they rest from their Hike,
under the shade of a Dogwood, and
eat their sack lunches.
the Cub Scouts
were eating they grumbled about not seeing any wild Animals
yet on their Hike.
The Den Leader
explained that if they were patient and much quieter, they would not scare
the Animals away and have a better chance of seeing some.
Just then a Robin, landed on a branch of their Dogwood tree and the boys all made the Cub Scout sign and were
very quiet. The
Den Leader motioned for
them to lay some bread from their sandwiches on the ground.
The Cub Scouts
tore the bread in small pieces and scattered it around them.
Like all wild Animals, the
Robin, was at first afraid of the
people below her Dogwood branch
and just watched curiously.
But then, she flew to the ground to sample the bread.
One of the Cub Scouts
was very, very still and held a piece of bread carefully in his fingers and
soon the Robin was eating out of his hand.
Eventually the Cub Scouts
could sit still no longer and the movement and the noise scared the Robin
back to a branch of the Dogwood
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