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Baloo's Bugle

August Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 8, Issue 1

All Aboard
Webelos Communicator & Citizen
 Tiger Cub Big Idea #1

September’s theme is “All Aboard!”  This is directed to bringing in new scouts and it is to welcome our scouts back from the summer.  Boys love trains, planes and automobiles.  They also love to play in, around and on vehicles of all sorts.  With this in mind, good activities for the dens would be to visit the airport museums, train museums, boat museum and old car museums.  More fun for the boys could include a visit to the airport with a tour, boat ride on one of the area’s lakes, train station with a ride to and/or from Ft. Worth, or perhaps a tour of car dealership.  A fun Pack activity could also include anything from a train ride or a picnic on the lake with boat rides available.  Don’t discount Military vehicles either!  National Guard Armories or most of the military bases welcome the scouts with tours and hands on military vehicles (you know LIKE tanks!).  Another good sidetrack with this theme would be bicycles.  The pack having a bike rodeo is always a high point with the scouts.

The above information came from the Circle 10 PowWow Book.






Every year Boys’ Life has a FABULOUS reading program for Scouts. This contest/program, “Say Yes to Reading” was detailed in the June issue page 13, of Boys’ Life.


Write a one-page report titled "The Best Book I Read This Year" and enter it in the Boys' Life 2001 "Say Yes to Reading" contest.

The book can be fiction or non-fiction. But the report has to be in your own words - 500 word tops. Enter in one of these three age categories:

8 years old and younger

9 and 10 years old

11 years and older

Send your report with your name, address, age and grade in school along with a business-sized, self-addressed stamped envelop to:

Boys' Life Reading Contest - S304

P.O. Box 152079

Irving, TX 75015-2079

Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2001.



The Scout Shop is now offering the NEATEST cards that can be used a thank-you notes or just expressing your appreciation to another scouter.  I saw them online at http://www.scoutstuff.org/items/ww34375/index.html

You can view the cards on this page and either order them from National Supply or get them ordered through your own Scout Shop.


Cub-L E-mail Discussion List


Sometime around September 2001 we will be opening a new e-mail discussion list called Cub-L for use by all Cub Scout Leaders to discuss topics of interest. We anticipate opening up a dedicated server just for e-mail discussion lists. Once we arrange hosting for this server and set it up, we'll announce the availability of CUB-L via the USSSP E-News. You can subscribe at http://usscouts.org/usscouts/ussspenews.html.



The very most exciting event happened in July.  A scouting cyber friend, Mike Hicks came into town with his family.  He and his beautiful daughter, Debbie, stopped by our house.  It was truly a special time for me (Thanks Mike), it was fabulous meeting  you both!  Also, he gave me some really cool gifts.  One was a How Book of  Cub Scouting from 1951.  WAY TOO COOL!!!  I will share a bit of that book on occasion.

Mike does a great job for Scouting in the Mason/Dixon District, both on the Pack level and District level.  Mike, thank you for the very special visit, and more importantly thank you for all you do for Cub Scouting.

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