Our thanks to Dave Lyons for putting this issue of
Baloo’s Bugle together and sharing it with Scouters from around the world.
Outside – It’s July!!
Find a blade of grass and use it as a whistle.
Make chains out of clover or dandelions.
Make mud pies.
Collect twigs or rocks and make critters.
Collect dried weeds with interesting flowers to make a
Some of the purposes of Cub Scouting developed through
this month’s theme are:
Spiritual Growth, Boys will find wonder around them and
enjoy the beauty of nature and the great outdoors.
Fun and Adventure, Boys will learn that spending time
with their Pack and Den is fun and exploring nature leads to exciting times.
Sportsmanship and Fitness, Leaders will stress the
importance of warming up and stretching muscles before boys take on any
The core value highlighted this month is:
Health and Fitness, Boys will understand the importance
of a personal commitment to the well being of their mind and body.
Can you think of
Getting Cub Scouts camping
and hiking – when I was I Cub Scout in 1957 this was not done. Even when my
son joined in 1988 – you could not get a tour permit approved for a pack
camping trip. Now BSA has us all doing camping, hiking and other outdoor
activities with our Packs. Before setting out though – please look over the
Cub Scout Outdoor Program Guidelines. These are available in brochure form as
BSA Bin item 13-631. Bin items are provided free from BSA National to
councils. So ask your District Exec or Local Council for a copy!
Last night was my
daughter Darby’s High School Baccalaureate, tonight is Senior Prom, and next
week is Graduation. Then on May 31 we fly out to Philmont, so she can begin
working on the PTC Staff as a Youth Group Leader. What a study in contrasts!
If you see her at PTC (She has the really long, really pretty, really curly
hair and the really big smile) say Hello! -- Dave