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Baloo's Bugle

November 2001 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 8, Issue 4
December Theme

Works of Art
Webelos Craftsman & Scientist
 Tiger Cub Big Idea 5



Operation  Dear Abby has been suspended this year , which means the military is no longer accepting any mail marked “Any Service Person”.  This has always been a Good Turn supported by Scouting for many years.  We in Scouting remain undaunted, finding other ways to satisfy our need to “Help Other People at all Times.”  Let’s not forget those here at home.  Yes, throughout America, there are many families who will be spending Christmas without their mom or dad, grandma, grandpa, brother, sister or other loved one.  Below are a few suggestions on how to those:

1: Pray for them.

2: Invite them to go to Church with you.

3: If they are without extended family then invite them for Dinner or for the Holidays.

4: Offer to babysit at NO CHARGE!!!

Also, there is still time to participate in the Angel Project.  The Angel Project is brought to us by our Friends at Clapper Communications, publishers of “Pack-o-Fun”.  At this point, let me point out that I receive nothing in monetary value or any other kind of recognition from them.  Only the ability to buy their magazines like others.

So you ask “What is The Angel Project?”

Many needs for physical items have been met.  Still, many want to do something more.

Clapper Publishing has organized a nation-wide crusade, “The Angel Project” is asking Americans and anyone worldwide to make an angel in memory of the victims of our nation's tragedy.  In December, angels will be hand-delivered by Clapper Publishing staff and volunteers to New York City for a special The Angel Project memorial service.  Angels will also be delivered by volunteers to the crash sites in Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.

The following information was taken directly from their site at http://www.theangelproject.com/

"Through The Angel Project, people can pay tribute to those who have died and, by creating something with their own hands, help themselves heal from this heartache, too," said Marie Clapper, president of Clapper Publishing. "Although not everyone can deliver condolences in person, all Americans can send a message from their hearts through these angels."

Participation is open for individuals, schools, churches, and civic organizations... anyone who feels they would like to contribute to the healing of our nation by making an angel.

Details about The Angel Project as well as free instructions and patterns for a variety of angel projects for every skill level are available here on this website. Instructions and patterns are also available for those who would prefer to send a heart or dove. These patterns are provided courtesy of Clapper Communications as suggestions, but we are accepting any ornament-sized handmande angel, heart, or dove that you would like to send.

Please mail completed angels by December 7, 2001, to:
The Angel Project
c/o Clapper Publishing
2400 Devon, Suite 375
Des Plaines, IL 60018-4618, USA

Feel free to sign your angel and attach a personal message if you wish to do so. For further information, email:
theangelproject@clapper.com or contact Heather Fox, Founder of The Angel Project, at 847-635-5800 ext. 272.

We hope you will join us in this outpouring of sympathy, love, and support.

God Bless America!
Corporate Sponsor of The Angel Project


Let’s not forget those though that we have always helped in the past.  In past Baloo’s Bugles you can find ideas to help those who are less fortunate: the homeless, the forgotten elderly, families who have difficulties celebrating the magic of the December Holiday season.  And “Helping other People at all times”, means exactly that, at all times.  Remember, December isn’t the only month that others would appreciate help from Cub Scouts.


We have heard the saying, “It’s not over til the fat lady sings,” purportedly said by baseball legend Yogi Berra.  I’d like to say, “It’s not over until Pedro starts singing, braying : ).  Yes on December 31, 2001, if Pedro hasn’t received your envelope, (postmarked by that date), your Cubs can’t earn Boy’s Life, “Yes to Reading” patch, Pedro will be singing.

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.



New Powwow books—yes with the end of the year I am completely out and have no new ideas for the coming year, January 2002-December 2002.  Contact me if you can help.

  Awhile back, we changed ISPs, and I lost some email addresses.  If anyone out there talks to Earl Bateman, Canada, Scott Thayer, Alabama, please have them email me at cmr1954@usscouts.org or cmr1954@knology.net



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