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Baloo's Bugle

March 2002 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 8, Issue 8
April Theme

Forces of Nature
Webelos Sportsman and Family Memberr


Your weather report—Forces of Nature-- is brought to you by the many great powwow books that have been sent to me.  Thank you for the books and Ideas that I have the pleasure of sharing with so many Scouters.

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined.

The forces of Nature are all around us, from calm breezy summer days to biting cold and blizzard conditions.  The great thing about this theme is it will force us outside to see nature - remember scouting is mostly made up of outing. Cubs can be taught many things this month, especially safety as well as what to do in a weather emergency.

Make a weather station complete with instruments, bring to pack night and set up a large weather station.

Dens can report on climate from around the world, learn about different forms of natures storms, make a disaster plan and emergency kits.

The above came from the Central New Jersey Council Pow Wow Book.

Don’t forget that we have brought back the Internet Patch for Scouts, yes Cubs can earn this patch, as a temporary one.   http://usscouts.org/internetscoutpatch-earnit.asp


Internet Scout Patch

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Correction:   I learn something new all the time.  Baloo, from Sandy Hill Cub Pack in Ottawa sent me the  following info.

I really enjoy Baloo's Bugle, and find much of use for my Cub Pack. But I want to alert you to a small error. In Baloo's Bugle, Vol. 8 issue 7, you repeat an old Internet falsehood about the Canadian two dollar bill (in the  section on fun facts about money).  The flag flying above the Canadian Parliament Buildings on the back of the Canadian two dollar bill is not/not a U.S. flag, it is a Canadian "Red Ensign" flag, which was the Canadian national flag used when the Parliament Buildings were built, and all the way up to 1965, when the modern red "Maple Leaf" Canadian flag was adopted.

This story started circulating round the Internet years ago, spread by people who don't know any Canadian history (including, I regret to say, a lot of Canadian techie types).  It can be disproven by taking a good magnifying glass (and the knowledge of the "Red Ensign" flag) to a Canadian $2 bill.  As a sidenote, the Canadian $2 bill was replaced five years ago with a $2 coin.
James Eaton
150th Ottawa - Sandy Hill Cub Pack

I am LOOKING for Earl Bateman, in Canada.  If anyone knows him, please have Earl contact me at cmr1954@usscouts.org or cmr1954@knology.net





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