October Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 8, Issue
Webelos Craftsman & Scientist
Tiger Cub Big Ideas 3 & 4
I sit here completing this issue of Baloo’s Bugle, I think it is the
hardest one for me to finish. Okay,
some of you probably think most of them are hard for me to complete since
they get up online late. This
is the most horrific time most have lived through, and like most, I have
been profoundly affected. I was
working at a pretty good clip on this issue until September 11th.
Being no different than others I have been deeply affected.
But we must take care not to overwhelm our Cubs with our sadness,
anger, resentment to our enemy, or the fear from what has happened or what
might come. If I had a
den of Cubs, I would maybe be doing better after these past 18 days.
this issue is shorter, but hopefully contains enough info to help you plan
your November program.
approach with your Cubs is to seek out the positive by asking them, “What
positive things have happened since the tragedies happened here in the
United States.” This is a question I heard during a meeting at work, and it
put me off quite a bit, but as others talked about it in they found positive
changes. As a country we have
become stronger. People, young
and old have a renewed sense of patriotism.
Adults seem to have more patience with those mundane tasks that
we/they live through everyday. Boys
and girls from elementary schools from around the U.S. are sending wishes
and little gifts to the children who were deeply affected by this tragedy.
Our American Flag is being recognized with keener awareness of what
an important symbol it is to our freedom.
theme “Hometown Heroes” has taken on a deeper meaning since September 11th.
Recently I saw Lance Armstrong on a TV interview.
He said something to the effect of how many people considered him a
hero since he battled and won his fight with cancer.
He feels that definition of him as a hero pales to those giving and
working to help all those affected in New York by the terrorist acts against
Americans have become Hometown Heroes finding an inner strength to help our
fellow Americans, and recognize their own value and importance to their
hometowns. Be sure to point out
to your Cubs how ordinary citizens of our towns have been become Hometown
Heroes through their noble actions during this time.
Bless America and our citizens.
is a good time to involve your Cubs in any effort to help their community.
do you go to find answers about the Cub Scout Program online.
Don De Young’s site, Virtual Cub
Leader Handbook, http://www.geocities.com/~pack215/home.html
there are monthly theme ideas in Baloo’a Bugle, but there is so much more
than that to Cub Scouting and a Great program than the themes.
strength in his site is the amount of information available.
Don provides valuable information to Leaders covering everything from
the history of Cub Scouting to uniforms, plus program ideas.
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.
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.
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:
years old and younger
and 10 years old
years and older
your report with your name, address, age and grade in school along with a
business-sized, self-addressed stamped envelop to:
Life Reading Contest - S304
must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2001.
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