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Baloo's Bugle


October Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 10, Issue 3
November Theme

Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock
Webelos Craftsman & Scientist
  Tiger Cub Achivement #3



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.

Achievement 3 Family Activity

3F 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

It’s fun to play games and to take part in sports.  It’s 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.  It’s 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.


*4-Display a picture

It’s nice to have pictures of your family on display—especially when some of your family members are not close by all the time.

*Make a frame for a family picture.  Glue tongue depressors or craft sticks together in a shape to fit your picture.  Attach a string or ribbon to the upper corners to use as a hangar.  Tape your picture to the back of the frame and display.  You may want to use a photograph, or a picture that you draw of your family.

Ask your Tigers to draw a picture of their favorite hero.

*10- Helping Hands

When people grow older, or if they become sick or have an accident, they sometimes have a hard time doing every day things.  If you know an elderly person or if you know someone who is ill or recovering from an illness or accident, try to think of what things would be hard for them to do by themselves.

Along with your adult partner, help an elderly or shut in person with a chore.  You might offer to do things such as helping to take out trash, rake leaves, mail a package, or bring in the mail.  Ask first, and do it with a big Tiger Cub smile!

Perhaps the families of the Tiger Cub would like to look into adopting a pet that belongs to one of our service people that are being called to duty at this time.

To tie in with the suet recipes that are in “Pack and Den Activities”, I thought I would include Elective 32 for the Tiger Cubs.  You can also roll pinecones in the suet mixture and hang them from the trees.

*32- Feed the Birds

Pop-bottle bird feeder

Materials:  one plastic 2-liter bottle, two plastic lids about 5” in diameter (from coffee cans, large margarine containers, whipped topping, etc.), 30” heavy twine or rug yarn, scissors

Have your adult partner help you cut the bottle in half, crosswise.  Poke a hole through the centers of the plastic lids with the point of the scissors or a nail.  Tie a large knot in the end of the twine.  Refer to picture and put your feeder together by stringing together one plastic lid (curved side up), then the inverted bottle, and then the second lid (curved side down).  Fill the bird feeder with seed and hang it outside.

Pinecone Bird Feeder

Materials: 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup shortening, 1-2 cups bird seed, large pinecone, thick twine, paper bag

Twist twine around the pinecone and tie it securely.  Mix the peanut butter and shortening together.  Spread the mixture between the petals of the pinecone, filling in as much as you can.  Put the pinecone along with the birdseed in the paper bag.  Close the bag and shake, coating the pinecone with birdseed.  Hang the feeder on a tree where you can watch the birds enjoy it.


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