February Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 7, Issue 7
Man's Best Friend
Webelos Athlete & Engineer
Tiger Big Ideas 12 & 13
Big Idea #12
– “Make Your Own”
This big idea can be used
anytime. There is any number of theme related ideas with things to make for
them. Holidays lend themselves
to any number of items. The kitchen is a wonderful place to start. Every
Tiger loves to eat what they make. Remember:
No matter where you are meeting always check the area for safety issues. Are knives out of reach? We don’t need to tempt our Tigers with the
potential for danger. Use
common sense if working with hot surfaces, such as stoves or ovens. Nothing
puts a damper on a meeting as much as if there is an injury.
your own does not have to be the center of a meeting. This theme came to be used in conjunction with any of the
other “Big Ideas”. Here are
some suggestions of things you can do at a meeting:
paper bag puppets. Present a puppet show at the Pack meeting
gift from someone special in your family
greeting cards. Send it to someone you know that is lonely
game. Play it as part of a meeting – things to make for them
cookies. Share them with a retirement home
cream. Have a sundae party
salt clay. Use it to make Christmas tree decorations
kite. Go as a Tiger Den and fly them.
loves the feeling they get whenever they finish a project.
That is the concept of this “Big Idea.” BSA wants the Tiger to
feel proud of whatever they accomplish, knowing that they have worked hard
to make something of their very own. The satisfaction of completing a job and the pride of doing
one’s best are feeling that one never outgrows.
wants their Tiger’s to learn patience and perseverance and initiative.
Sticking with a project until it is finished is not an easy concept for
those first graders who have short attention spans. Because of this, it is
suggested that Tigers make simple things. Letting them make their own
designs or decorating their projects will provide that the Tiger will
continue with their initiative. Praise from their partners will give the
boost that the Tiger needs to continue.
What I Made!” – The joy on the face of your “Tiger” is
Red and green yarn
Four jingle bells
yarn into 3" pieces (4 from green and 3 from red). Tie yarn onto pin
starting with green and alternating colors.
a bell on each piece of green yarn.
slice of pineapple for a face, lettuce for hair, olives for eyes, carrot
stick nose. I’m sure if you
just plunk a whole bunch of stuff down, the boys will surprise you with
3 tablespoons muffin mix and 2 tablespoons water in a paper cup.
Stir until moist.
In a cup in a preheated (400-degree) electric skillet. Cook in cup with the
lid on skillet for 10 minutes. Remove
and cool. Peel off cup before eating.
in a gallon zip lock bag: 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 package rapid rise
yeast, 3 Tablespoons non-fat dry milk, seal bag:
Shake and work the bag to mix all dry ingredients.
Open bag and add: 1 cup hot water (125 to 130 degrees), 3 Tablespoons
vegetable oil, Reseal bag: Mix by working bag with fingers.
Open bag and add: 1 cup whole wheat flour.
Reseal bag and mix thoroughly. Add:
1 scant cup all purpose flour Mix
until dough pulls away from the side of the bag.
Continue to knead dough in bag for 2 to 4 minutes.
Let the dough rest; form into rectangle. Place into a loaf pan. Can
let set for 20 minutes or bake immediately.
Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes or until done.
2 tablespoons margarine (room temp)
cup corn syrup
cups powder sugar
squares chocolate (melted)
cup dry powdered milk
all ingredients in a zip lock bag and knead until mixed. Roll into balls or
Pull Apart (monkey bread)
1 can refrigerator biscuits
oven to 400 degrees. Mix sugar and cinnamon together. Cut each biscuit into
fourths and roll into mixture.
in a pie pan and bake for 15 minutes.
Toss: Individual or team effort. Place a hat or small box on the floor. Give
the player or team a deck of cards.
player tosses a designated number of cards into the hat or box. Decide what
point value to give. When the
or team has tossed all the cards, add up the points and select a winner.
Variation: Feed the Elephant - use
Construct a cylinder out of poster board to be the trunk of an elephant.
to Go – Things to Do
a bakery. Help decorate cupcakes or cookies.
a pretzel factory. Try twisting those pretzels.
a cabinet factory. Learn how they use those power tools safely.
a nature center. Make a hot house.
a museum. Try your hand at making an Indian costume replica.
a visit to a craft store. Make a special item to take home. (Check with your
local Michael’s store –they have special youth activities on
Big Idea #13
– “Caring For Your Home And Household”
Box Sort Out
an egg carton for the toolbox. Have
an assortment of nuts, bolts, screws, etc., to be sorted.
The first boy to sort by size in the proper places in the “tool
each boy a hammer and five nails. One the word “go”, they nail all five
nails completely in a round log 4 inches in diameter. First one finished is the winner. The adult partner needs to supervise their Tiger partner for
different silhouettes of tools from construction paper, such as a hammer,
plane, brace, bit, wrench, screwdriver,, etc.
Glue these on lightweight cardboard, and use as flashcards.
work with their partner for this game. Items needed: hammers, boards, and
nails. Provide each team with a nail, board, and hammer. First Tiger partner
drives a nail in the board. Second Tiger partner of the team tries to pull
it out with the hammer. The
first team to do his game wins.
Tiger is measured from shoulder to feet. He assumes a push-up position with
elbows and knees straight. He then inches his feet as close to his hands as
possible, keeping knees straight. The
original position is left by inching forward with his hands, thus finding
out the distance from one point to another, depending on how many times he
has moved forward. The Tiger
with the closest measurement is the winner.
den has five minutes to write down twenty things it takes to build a house.
Not what is in a house after it is built, but what it takes to build
it. The den that gets 20 things written down first is the winner.
Your Own Inspector
locate unsafe conditions and eliminate all hazards promptly. The following
questions will aid you in making
inspection of your home:
Is there a strong, safe stepladder for reaching heights available?
Are halls and stairways safe and well lighted?
Are means taken to prevent rugs from slipping, particularly on polished
Is a rubber mat provided for the bathtub to prevent slipping?
Are metal boxes provided for storing matches out of the reach of children?
Is there a screen for use in front of open fires?
Are the furnace and stovepipes clean?
Are all gas pipes and fixtures tight, to prevent leaks?
It there a cabinet, which can be locked, for storing poisons and medicines
out of reach of children?
Are emergency numbers for police, fire and poison control handy by the
discover and correct unsafe habits that you or other members of the family
following questions will be helpful:
Are toys, brooms, soap and other articles kept off stairs and walks?
Are ice, snow, grease, or other slippery substances removed from stairs and
Are flammable cleaning fluids used out of doors?
Have the children in your home been taught the danger of playing with
knives, scissors, bottles, and matches or near stoves and open fires?
5. Is the garage door kept open when the car is inside with the
Are appliances checked twice to be sure they are off before everyone leaves
Is the dryer lint filter cleaned after each load?
Are tools used safely and stored properly?
Are firearms stored out of reach and unloaded?
Are plastic bags and plastic materials kept out of reach of young children?
a Word for Fire Safety
each sentence below choosing a word from the list.
Explode Arson Smoke Detector
Emergency Escape Alarm
Fuse Plan Outlet
Sparky Hazard Flammable
Call Drill Roll
Water Exit Burn
If trapped in smoke;___ under the smoke to safety.
Gasoline ___ can near a flame or heat?
Electrical covers protect little children from ___ shock.
A ___ is used to put water on a fire.
Treat a minor burn with cool ___.
Use the enclosed stairs marked “____ ” not the elevator, to escape from
a burning building.
Have a home fire ____ now. It could save your life later.
Learn not to ___.
A fire safety dog is named ____.
If there is a fire, get out fast. Then ____ the fire department.
_________ is a crime. It is a fire set on purpose that does harm.
Unless trained to use a fire ____, a person should get out and call the fire
Most fires in which people die happen in their own ____.
A ____ is an unsafe condition that exists in your home.
A ____ can warn you of a fire before you might smell, hear, or see it.
If you smell smoke, don’t open the door.
Feel it to see if it’s warm or ____.
_________ causes more panic; set a calm example.
Make a home escape _____. Practice it twice a year.
In case of fire, you must have two _____ routes from your home.
A false ____may prevent fire fighters from getting to a real fire.
_________ liquids catch fire easily.
Sometimes fire fighters need to use an ____ to break through locked doors.
A ____ disconnects overloaded electrical circuits.
If your clothes catch on fire, stop, drop, and _____.
A hot liquid burn is a ____.
– Crawl 2 – Explode 3 – Outlet 4 – Hose 5 – Water
– Exit 7 – Drill 8 – Burn 9 – Sparky 10 – Call
– Arson 12 – Extinguisher 13 – Homes 14 – Hazard 15 – Smoke Dector
– Hot 17 – Emergency 18 – Panic 19 – Plan 20 – Escape
– Alarm 22 – Flammable 23 – Ax 24 – Fuse 25 – Roll
26 – Scald
2 Tongue depressors, glue, clothespin. Paint or magic markers
a tongue depressor to each side of clothespin. A rubber band may be needed
until the glue is dry. Decorate
use for grabbing the toast out of the toaster.
Plain hand pot holder mitt, felt of material scraps, button, yarn, thread
and larger needles
a cool glue gun, decorate with buttons for eye and scraps for features such
as hair, fins, clothes, etc. Use to
hot dishes, pop tarts from the toaster, etc. Could also be used as puppets.
Repair Check List: Check each room for repairs. Make a list of things that
need repaired. Make a
and decide who will make the repairs. Be sure and check for clutter and
safety hazards while your making your list.
a recycle center in a space in the garage. Label containers as such, glass,
newspaper, aluminum, or plastic.
ready to turn in your money, take the family out for a fun day.
a family yard sale. Spend the money on something the family needs or wants
the architectural style of your home. Are all the homes in your neighborhood
the same style?
the reason your parents chose this house and neighborhood.
a Budget for yourself. Keep a record of how you spend your money for 2
weeks. Afterwards decide on how your money could have been more wisely
spent. Make a chart and follow it for a month.
a family chore list. Support each other in completing the tasks. Reward the
family with a special treat.
Brooms, balls, tin cans
the boy small balls and brooms. Place
empty tin cans around the room in a course.
Encourage the boys to follow the course using brooms as mallets.
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