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Baloo's Bugle


August 2002 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 9, Issue 1
September Theme

Blast Off
Webelos Communicator and Citizen
  Tiger Cub Achievement 1


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 above 

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!

Write a 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.

When 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 anywhere!)

The top 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!

The contest is open to all Boys' Life readers. Be sure to include your name, address, age and grade in school on the entry.

Send 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

Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2002.




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