Focus: This month’s theme gives Pack’s the impetus
to finally pick up the BSA Crime Prevention Program as a regular activity (if
they haven’t done so already). It’s mid February 2002 as I write this, and
just down the road from us we have seen a rash of car thefts that has just led
to the unintended death of a young lady as she was asleep in her apartment.
We need to emphasize to our children the importance of following safety rules
and being good, responsible citizens. This month’s theme gives us an
okay she’s 17 years old, got accepted at Auburn University this past
week-end. Auburn is in Alabama, about 3 hours away from here.
haven’t gotten a new car, but almost. I am getting a 2003 Highlander which is
due in port today probably down in Florida. This Thursday I am going to
Sandestin, Florida through Sunday for a business convention. Looks like my
darling husband will be picking up my car for me and putting those first miles
on it. And that’s okay.
ghostly kind of Boo Boo either)
In last month’s issue of the Bugle a mistake was caught
by Marcia a Cub Scouter who reads Baloo.
Webelos Citizenship section there is a reference to BSA Skill awards which are
no longer used in the BSA program. You are correct that each rank in Cub
Scouts and Boy Scouts has a Citizenship element; even the Tiger program about
their community continues the citizenship theme.
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.
New Religious Emblems Video
Available From P.R.A.Y.
Walker 1-800-933-7729 firstname.lastname@example.org
(St. Louis, Mo.) - Programs of Religious Activities with youth (P.R.A.Y.) is
working with the BSA National Relationships Division in distributing the new
religious emblems video entitled, Promoting Duty to God (Religious Emblems),
No. 05-883. Although the Relationships Division will provide two videos to
every council this fall, additional videos will be available from P.R.A.Y.
may be downloaded from the P.R.A.Y. web site at
www.praypub.org or they may be
purchased at a price of $6.00.
religious emblems video is an interfaith resource promoting the religious
emblems of ALL faiths. It is 7˝ minutes long and is designed to be used in
council and district training events and in presentations to individual units.
available from P.R.A.Y. are several resources to be used in conjunction with
this new video. These resources are available at
** Promoting Religious Emblems: Round Table Presentation (10 minutes)
Promoting Religious Emblems: A Council / District Training Syllabus (50
** Religious Emblems Presentation Script: A Presentation by Unit Leaders to
Scouts and their Parents
** Increasing Membership through Religious Emblems