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Baloo's Bugle


May Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 7, Issue 10

Wet &Wild
Webelos Traveler & Artist
Tiger Big Ideas 17

York Adams Area Council

FOCUS: Itís June and itís hot out! Theyíre off from school and really itchiní to do something. Get Ďem wet!

Although we have to keep safety a first priority, that doesnít mean they canít have fun, too. Let them get out the super soakers and go at it. Or find a nice stream where they can explore the wonders under the rocks and in the shallows. There is so much out there that they can learn, so many neat things for them to explore, and all while having a great time at it. Donít miss this great opportunity with those guys.

 Baloo's Bugle is a resource for Cub Leaders to help them plan their den and pack meetings.

Teresa, sent this IMPORTANT info to me that I wanted to share with everyone. 

The Cub Grub section in April caught my eye.  As a mother and a Scout leader, I have a plea to make. When you give recipes that involve peanuts, please include a reminder to know your Scouts before preparing such an item! 

In our pack of 68 we have three boys who are allergic to peanuts, two so profoundly that they would have to leave a meeting if a sack of peanuts (or GORP) were even opened.  The most sensitive of peanut allergic children can go into anaphylactic shock if they are touched by someone who recently handled peanuts, or if someone seated near them has peanut products.  Currently the odds are against these children living to adulthood. 

Peanut allergy is the most common childhood allergy. There is no desensitization process currently available, and the allergy does not dissipate with age.  A highly allergic child will die from exposure if help is not quickly obtained.  Yet sadly, many people remain unaware that this is possible.  I have even known of parents who would not provide an alternative to feed an allergic child who refused a peanut butter sandwich, claiming she couldn't be allergic, she was just being fussy. 

You may already know every bit of this, and I thank you for reading this far. Most parents try to let everyone in contact with their child know about important allergies, but raising consciousness just a little, if it helps one Scout, is worthwhile. I work hard at it myself, but my child ate two peanut M&Ms at a classroom party last Thursday.  The teacher and the room mothers all knew about his allergy, they just didn't think.  My son knows always to check, always to ask, but was excited and thought they were malted milk eggs.  Mistakes happen.  Luckily quick response and medication close at hand assured that he is celebrating his ninth birthday today.  

Teresa H 

We have a few advertisments at our USSSP-L site. None of us receive a salary for our work at the U.S. Scouting Service Project.  Those advertisements with the websites help pay for those web sites owners computer and Internet expenses. 

There is Gary Hendra's MacScouter Bookstore.  Mike Bowman has WebnMe.com with computer gear, palms, software, etc.  Dave Tracewell writes and has publications about Scouting that he sells.  Mike Walton sells My Binder to neatly organize all your scouting information.  What you won't find at that site is an advertisement for anything I do.  Why, because I do all my Scouting free?  HARDLY!   

My real job is with American Classifieds.  Recently we changed our name from Thrifty Nickel to American Classifieds.  I do National Sales placing both classified and display advertising in over 120 papers.  And right now, I am working my way toward a new computer since this one is about 5 years old.  If you or anyone you know has a home based business, works for an ad agency, or a corporation that has advertising needs have them call me, Chris at American Classifieds at 1-866-533-4285

Thank you for your consideration!

 

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