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Baloo's Bugle

December 2001 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 8, Issue 5
January Theme

Did You Get My Message
Webelos Fitness & Readyman



There are many different ways ideas are communicated to us.Most Tigers can have lots of fun learning about the different ways ideas are communicated.But they will also learn how to communicate on the phone, during a crisis, and how advertising can/will affect their decisions on what they want or need.

After an opening ceremony, the Tigers and their partners can play a game of charades.

20- Advertise it!

We see commercial advertisements on television, and in newspapers and magazines and we hear them on the radio.Advertisements tell people about something and try to convince them to buy it, or take part in it.

With your den, make up a commercial (skit) to advertise Tiger Cubs.In your commercial, tell the audience why you like Tiger Cubs and why they should join, too.Remember that Tiger Cubs are always kind and never make fun if othersóeven in skits.Your den leader may ask the Cubmaster if you can perform your Tiger Cub commercial at the next pack meeting.

Performing in front of an audience helps your Tiger Cub to build self-confidence.Help him to practice his part in the skit and be prepared to prompt him if he needs it.Discuss advertisements with your Tiger Cub.When you see advertisements, ask him what he thinks the advertiser is trying to tell him.Ask him to think about a time when he wanted something because he saw it advertised.

26- Phone manners

Telephones are not toys.Tiger Cubs need to learn good phone manners.

With a play phone, or a disconnected phone, practice dialing and making phone calls and answering the telephone.Always follow the rules set by the adults in your family about making and answering phone calls.

Itís good for your Tiger Cub to become comfortable with telephone use.Allow him to practice his skills often, but be clear about family rules for phone usage by children.You may want to help him make a simple list of emergency and family phone numbers.

27- Emergency!

We never expect bad things to happen, but sometimes they do.Itís good to be prepared for emergencies and dangerous situations.

Talk with your adult partner about what to do in the following situations:

The adult who is caring for you becomes ill

You are alone with an adult or teen-ager who makes you feel uncomfortable

Talk with your Tiger Cub about the above situations.Make it a habit to talk with him regularly about these and other potentially dangerous situations

28- Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors can help save your life by warning you of a fire in the early stages.But the smoke detector canít do itís job if it isnít in good operating condition.

*With your adult partner, check the batteries in your smoke detector.
Smoke detectors should be checked annually.A good way to remember is to check it at the same time each year.Each Fall, check your smoke detector when you set your clocks back.If you have your Tiger Cub help you with this, he will develop the habit, as well.

Smoke Detector Tips

Tell Mom and Dad that a smoke detector needs to be replaced when they are 10 years old.

There should be one detector outside every room where someone sleeps.

When your detector sounds an alarm, everybody should evacuate the house using your escape plan.



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