From – Cub Scout Program
Scouts learn about the "bigger than life" characters in the land of make
believe. Fairy tales... folklore... tall tales... or are there any local
legends or stories from your area? Add a little local heritage to this theme
to bring the "bigger than life" characters to life at your pack meeting. The
boys will enjoy a local field trip, research and reliving this piece of local
history. How about making up your own? Pack meetings and awards can be built
around one or more of these characters -- Pecos Bill in the west, Paul Revere
in the east, Paul Bunyan in the north, or even Mother Goose. Let your
Some of the purposes of
Cub Scouting developed through this month’s theme are:
Cub Scout Roundtable
Stories of God and creation can be entertaining and teach a lesson.
Land of Make Believe is full of fun and adventure as Cub Scouts learn to let
their imaginations take them into a realm where anything is possible.
Cub Scouts will discover the positive characteristics of cooperation, courage,
honesty, perseverance, a positive attitude, resourcefulness, and
responsibility through the characters in folklore and legends.
The core value
highlighted this month is:
Legends and Tall Tales can teach values such as honesty.
Can you think of
others??? Hint –
look in your Cub Scout
Program Helps. It lists different ones - Character Development and
Personal Achievement purposes and Courage and Health and Fitness for Core
Values. All the items on both lists are applicable!! I asked a good Scouting
friend about this and their reply was that you could probably find a
connection for every Purpose and every Core Value for each theme. They only
list a few in the books and they make them different to help stimulate
conversation and thought.
This has been a busy
month for Baloo (Chris) and I. We both took our youngest child off to
college. (My daughter was in the house about 36 hours between flying home
from Philmont staff and leaving for college) We are both going through major
changes in our places of employment – She a new goals and objectives system
and me, another reorganization. I found out our new Business Unit
President did a Philmont trek with his son!! It certainly does cause one
to think and reflect back on the years of being a parent when your house is
now empty of kids most days. We have commented to each other that we can see
the values (from Church, Scouts and Home) we planted throughout their growth
This is a great theme –
you can take it anywhere – Tall tales (Paul Bunyan), heroes (Davy Crockett!!),
Knights of Yore (Sir Lancelot), Fairy Tales and Myths. Don’t lose this
opportunity to fire up your Cubs’ imaginations. Hook your new ones with
exciting things for this theme and they will stay with you for years.
And to keep your meetings
exciting – SING!!!
I picked this up from a
Philmont friend’s Pack’s website – Use it to get everyone singing -
Four Reasons to Sing Loud
He deserves to hear it.
If God gave you a good
voice, sing loud,
We deserve to hear it.
If God didn't bless you
with a beautiful voice, sing loud,
who is a man to judge
what God has given you?
If God didn't give you a
beautiful voice, sing loud,
strong… God deserves to hear it.
no one to blame but himself!
Now we all talk about
lugging all our Cub Scout Stuff about – Well, I just got this definition from
a new friend I met at Philmont who is on National Cub Scout Committee.
STUFF = Some Things
Used For Fun!