April Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 7, Issue 9
Webelos Outdoorsman & Handyman
Tiger Big Ideas 16 & 17
York Adams Area
The weather is getting to that “perfect point” where no one
wants to be inside. Have the
boys plan and make their own chuck wagon dinners.
From the little research I’ve done, seems that just about any kind
of outdoor cooking qualified as chuck wagon cooking—the better the food,
the happier the cowpoke, though! This
event could occupy a whole den meeting—even an extra-long meeting.
Indian Nation Council
is a good way for den leaders to introduce the theme for the next month.
Depending on the theme, this could be done with a true story from
nature or an incident from the life of a famous person, a myth or an Indian
legend. A story can set the
scene for a special outing or trip. It
can meet a special need such as a behavior problem, allowing you to get the
point across without actually pointing out one particular boy or incident.
One of the best reasons for telling stories is because they are fun
and boys enjoy them. Here are a
few tips to help you become a good storyteller:
TELL the story, DON'T READ IT if possible.
Try to imagine yourself in the story so you can really feel
Decide on a catchy line for a beginning to create interest.
Practice telling the story.
Don't make the story too long. Having it short and to the
point will keep the boys interest.
Keep eye contact while telling your story.
Speak clearly. Use
simple language. Don't be
afraid to use different voices for the characters or to make sounds.
When you've finished, its time for you to start listening.
Discuss the story with the boys. A
few simple questions will help get them going.
Cub Scout World
Scouts and Webelos Scouts who have participated in either a den or pack
conservation project and have completed certain requirements can earn the
World Conservation Award. This
is an international award, which also can be earned by Boy Scouts and
Explorers who complete different requirements. The patch is a temporary
patch and is worn centered on the right shirt pocket of the uniform.
Cub Scouts do the
Wolf Conservation achievement and complete all the projects in two of the
following electives: No. 13 (Birds), No. 15 (Grow Something), No. 19
(Fishing); and take part in a den or pack conservation project.
Cub Scouts do the
Bear achievement No. 5 (Sharing Your World With Wildlife) and complete all
projects in the following electives: No.
2 (Weather), elective (Nature Crafts) or No. 15 (Water and Soil
Conservation), and take part in a den or pack conservation project.
Scouts earn the
Forester, Naturalist, and Outdoorsman activity badges in addition to taking
part in a den or pack conservation project.
may be picked up at the Scout Service Center.
know that water is important but I've never seen it written down like this
before. 75% of Americans are
chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half world pop.)
In 37% of
Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for
dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.
of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters
studied in a U-Washington study.
water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease
back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
A mere 2%
drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic
math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed
5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it
can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to
develop bladder cancer.
Are you drinking the
amount of water you should every day?
Explore a Tree
Circle 10 Council
boys, one at a time, and ask them to explore a tree. Ask them to think about how it smells, feels, etc. Is the
bark rough or smooth? Are the
leaves damp or dry? While one
boy is doing this, the other observe by sight, things about the tree such as
color, height, etc. After all
have explored, let them compare the results.
Help them identify the tree.
Compass Tie Slide
Heart of America
Hot Glue Gun
glue suede cord all around compass. Leave
both ends hanging from the compass. Cut
ends into a point to make stringing pony beads easier.
Slide both ends into one pony bead and push it all the way to the
compass. String one pony bead onto each end.
Tie knot to secure. Trim.
glue a 4" piece of pipe cleaner on to back of compass to twist into a
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