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Baloo's Bugle


October 2002 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 9, Issue 3
November Theme

Kids Against Crime
Webelos Craftsman & Scientist
  Tiger Cub Achievement 3




Tiger Cub Achievement 3


Last April 15 I adopted Tiger Cub Achievement 3 as my own personal goal.  Seems I am a lot older than these little guys but still was successful in getting myself healthy by losing weight.  It is alarming to see so many young young people overweight these days.  Please donít gloss over this achievement with the boys or their Parents.

Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe

With your family, plan a fire drill then practice it in your home.

With your adult partner, plan what to do if you became lost or separated from your family in a strange place.

Make a Food Guide Pyramid

Learn the rules of a game or sport. Then, go watch an amateur or professional game or sporting event.

Achievement 3 Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe
Health and safety include many things.  To be as healthy as we can be, it is important to eat good foods, get plenty of sleep and to exercise to keep our bodies strong.  We also need to keep our bodies clean, and brush our teeth regularly.  To be safe, it is important to understand what to do in case of emergencies, and to follow the rules we are taught on how to act when we are with other adults.

A. Tiger Cubs have fire drills in school and some adult partners have fire drills where they work.  With your family, talk about how you would get out of your house or apartment safely if there was a fire.

B. A Tiger Cub, with his inquisitive mind, can quickly become separated from you indoors such as in a mall while shopping, or outdoors in a wooded area when on vacation.  For his own safety it is important that he know what to do when lost or separated.


3F A. Plan a family fire drill and practice it.  Be sure to plan a safe meeting place outside so that you will know when everyone in the family is safe. Go to that place as part of your practice.

Tell your Tiger Cub that if he ever feels that he is lost, he should stay where he is and hold onto something like a bench, a post, or a tree.  Assure him that because you love him, as soon as you realize that he is not with you, you will quickly begin looking for him.  Explain to him, that if he does not stay where he is when he is lost, it will take you a lot longer to find him.  Practice a game with him where he pretends that he is lost, he holds onto something stationary, and you walk out of sight, wait a 3 to 5 min., and then come back for him.

Achievement  3 Den Activity

To keep your body healthy, it is important that you eat a well-balanced diet.  The food pyramid, below, helps you by showing how many servings of certain kinds of foods you should have each day.

3D Make a food pyramid.
Draw a food pyramid on a big piece of paper or a poster board.  Using old magazines donated by the den families cut out pictures of food and glue them in the appropriate place on the pyramid.  You can also draw pictures of different foods to add to the food pyramid.

Achievement 3 Go and See It
Itís fun to play games and to take part in sports.  Itís also good exercise, which helps to keep your body healthy.  Some games and sports are for one person, and sometimes people play games or sports on teams.  Itís also fun to watch others play games or demonstrate their abilities.  Understanding the game or sport you are watching makes it a lot more fun.

3G First, learn the rules of a game or sport. Then, go to watch an amateur or professional game or sporting event.








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