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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



Web Sites


I found out from my local Internet Guru, the organist at my church, whose day job is a web designer and who runs a hosting service and such, that .us domains are on sale from those who control those things.  My pack registered www.cubpack480.us for five years for under $30.  I think that was a bargain.  John, also, got us a domain for our church (but there is no web site yet to see).

Anyway, why I bring this up is I think .us extensions for Cub Packs, Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Crews sounds really neat and right now they are a bargain.  So maybe you want to make the big leap and register a new site for your unit.


This looks like a really good all-purpose Scouting site -

http://www.scoutorama.com/ .  Over 200 songs and lots of Pinewood Derby hints.


For those of you who can’t get enough info on Pinewood Derby cars - Here is the home page of the Pinewood Derby Web Ring-



And of course there is “The Pope’s Place,” the web site run by Barb and Stan Pope which has extensive Pinewood Derby hints and other Scouting stuff including a picture of their minivan being carried away with a failed alternator while on its way to the Philmont Training Center



Need to track your Cub Scouts’ Advancement progress??  This site has tracking forms for all ranks



My Home State is the theme for May 2004.  So to help you get started –

The Kids page on the New Jersey  state website is


Poke around and you can find out all about the flag (a Wolf requirement) and other neat stuff -


This site has lists of facts for every state –



Here are fun state facts from the US Census Bureau



And from the Internet Public library, brought to you by the University of Michigan another kids’ page of state facts



Thanksgiving Web sites

Kathy DeFoe, Hudson valley Council


THE AMERICAN THANKSGIVING TRADITION http://www.plimoth.org/Library/Thanksgiving/thanksgi.htm


The First Thanksgiving Mayflower Home page http://members.aol.com/calebj/thanksgiving.html





Plymouth rock



Pilgrim Memorial State Park (Plymouth rock park) http://www.state.ma.us/dem/parks/plgm.htm


WWW Virtual Library - American Indians

Index of Native American Resources on the Internet http://www.hanksville.org/Naresources/





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