October Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 8, Issue
Webelos Craftsman & Scientist
Tiger Cub Big Ideas 3 & 4
Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe
Health and safety include many things.
To be as healthy as we can be, it is important to eat good foods, get
plenty of sleep and to exercise to keep our bodies strong.
We also need to keep our bodies clean, and brush our teeth regularly.
To be safe, it is important to understand what to do in case of
emergencies, and to follow the rules we are taught on how to act when we are
with other adults.
A. Tiger Cubs have fire drills in school and some adult
partners have fire drills where they work. With your family, talk
about how you would get out of your house or apartment safely if there was a
B. A Tiger Cub, with his inquisitive mind, can quickly
become separated from you indoors such as in a mall while shopping, or
outdoors in a wooded area when on vacation. For his own safety it is
important that he know what to do when lost or separated.
3F A. Plan a
family fire drill and practice it. Be
sure to plan a safe meeting place outside so that you will know when
everyone in the family is safe. Go to that place as part of your practice.
Tell your Tiger Cub that if he ever feels that he is
lost, he should stay where he is and hold onto something like a bench, a
post, or a tree. Assure him
that because you love him, as soon as you realize that he is not with you,
you will quickly begin looking for him.
Explain to him, that if he does not stay where he is when he is lost,
it will take you a lot longer to find him.
Practice a game with him where he pretends that he is lost, he holds
onto something stationary, and you walk out of sight, wait a 3 to 5 min.,
and then come back for him.
Achievement 3 Den Activity
To keep your body healthy, it
is important that you eat a well-balanced diet.
The food pyramid, below, helps you by showing how many servings of
certain kinds of foods you should have each day.
Make a food pyramid.
Draw a food pyramid on a big
piece of paper or a poster board. Using
old magazines donated by the den families cut out pictures of food and glue
them in the appropriate place on the pyramid.
You can also draw pictures of different foods to add to the food
Go and See It
It’s fun to play games and to take part in sports.
It’s also good exercise, which helps to keep your body healthy.
Some games and sports are for one person, and sometimes people play
games or sports on teams. It’s
also fun to watch others play games or demonstrate their abilities.
Understanding the game or sport you are watching makes it a lot more
learn the rules of a game or sport. Then, go to watch an amateur or
professional game or sporting event.
It’s nice to have pictures of your family on
display—especially when some of your family members are not close by all
*Make a frame for a family picture.
Glue tongue depressors or craft sticks together in a shape to fit
your picture. Attach a string or ribbon to the upper corners to use as
a hangar. Tape your picture to the back of the frame and display.
You may want to use a photograph, or a picture that you draw of your family.
Ask your Tigers
to draw a picture of their favorite hero.
When people grow older, or if they become sick or have
an accident, they sometimes have a hard time doing every day things.
If you know an elderly person or if you know someone who is ill or
recovering from an illness or accident, try to think of what things would be
hard for them to do by themselves.
Along with your adult partner, help an elderly or shut
in person with a chore. You
might offer to do things such as helping to take out trash, rake leaves,
mail a package, or bring in the mail. Ask
first, and do it with a big Tiger Cub smile!
families of the Tiger Cub would like to look into adopting a pet that
belongs to one of our service people that are being called to duty at this
To tie in with the suet recipes that are in “Pack and
Den Activities”, I thought I would include Elective 32 for the Tiger Cubs.
You can also roll pinecones in the suet mixture and hang them from
*32- Feed the
Pop-bottle bird feeder
one plastic 2-liter bottle, two plastic lids about 5” in diameter
(from coffee cans, large margarine containers, whipped topping, etc.), 30”
heavy twine or rug yarn, scissors
Have your adult partner help you cut the bottle in
half, crosswise. Poke a hole
through the centers of the plastic lids with the point of the scissors or a
nail. Tie a large knot in the
end of the twine. Refer to
picture and put your feeder together by stringing together one plastic lid
(curved side up), then the inverted bottle, and then the second lid (curved
side down). Fill the bird
feeder with seed and hang it outside.
Materials: 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup shortening, 1-2 cups bird seed,
large pinecone, thick twine, paper bag
Twist twine around the pinecone and tie it securely.
Mix the peanut butter and shortening together.
Spread the mixture between the petals of the pinecone, filling in as
much as you can. Put the
pinecone along with the birdseed in the paper bag.
Close the bag and shake, coating the pinecone with birdseed.
Hang the feeder on a tree where you can watch the birds enjoy it.
Healthy teeth and gums
You can’t have a nice, big smile without healthy
teeth and gums.
Visit a dentist or dental hygienist.
Ask what you can do to take care of your teeth.
Ask them if they went to school to learn how to do their job.
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