FOCUS: "That's one
small step for man… one giant leap for mankind." Remember that one? The
excitement we felt as kids back then (or maybe some of us weren’t kids and
others of us weren’t born) is as alive and well in the hearts and minds of
every Cub Scout when it comes to “out there.” This month we can explore the
universe with our boys, discover new worlds, even dream about visiting them
one day—which is less and less a dream every day! Get out that dusty old
telescope or call up one of your astronomy friends to help the boys explore
beyond their own back yard.
Mike from York Adams Council provided the
And Wendell Brown (see website area)
provided the following
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.... Blast
Off into another exciting year of Cub Scouting with a voyage into the
frontiers of space! Build model rockets that zoom into the next millennium.
Explore the possibility of life on other planets and imagine how these
civilizations might communicate with other life forms. Boys learn about and
make models of constellations and hear the myths behind the names. Dens might
form their own crew to build an imaginary base or outpost on another planet.
Give the base a name, tell what the crew will eat, what they will do, and what
creatures or life forms they may encounter. Cub Scouts can describe their
space base to prospective members at the pack meeting and encourage visitors
to launch into the new frontier of Cub Scouting.
Enter the 15th
Annual Boys' Life Reading Contest Now!
one-page report titled "The Best Book I Read This Year" and enter it in the
15th Annual Boys' Life Reading Contest. The book can be fiction or
nonfiction. But the report has to be in your own words—500 words tops. Enter
in one of these three age categories:
8 years old and younger,
9 and 10 years old,
11 years and older.
Pedro receives your report, you'll get a free patch like the yellow one below.
(And, yes, the patch is a temporary insignia, so it can be worn on the Boy
Scout uniform shirt, on the right pocket. Proudly display it there or
three winners from each age group will also get a Leatherman multi-tool (or
any two books they want), copies of Codemaster books 1 and 2, the limited
edition Codemaster pin-and-patch set—plus their names announced in Boys' Life!
contest is open to all Boys' Life readers. Be sure to include your
name, address, age and grade in school on the entry.
your report, along with a business-size, self-addressed, stamped envelope, to:
Boys' Life Reading Contest, S306
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2002.