May Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 7, Issue 10
Webelos Traveler & Artist
Tiger Big Ideas 17
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.
Bugle is a resource for Cub Leaders to help them plan their den and
Teresa, sent this IMPORTANT info to me that I wanted to share
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
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
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
you for your consideration!
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