Spiritual growth, Boys will become aware of and thankful
for who they are and what they are.
Good Citizenship, Boys will become aware of community
organizations that need volunteers, like themselves, to assist others.
Friendly Service, Boys will spread happiness to those
they serve and help by doing good turn projects.
core value highlighted this month is:
Faith, Cub Scouts will learn that the Master of all
Scouts wants us to show our faith in Him by helping others.
Can you think of others??? Hint – look in your
Cub Scout Program Helps. It lists different ones!! All the items on both
lists are applicable!! You could probably list all twelve if you thought
Chris and I are need of Pow
Wow Books, especially in electronic format. My books from last fall’s Pow
Wow’s have run out. And I only have two from January Pow Wows and one from
March (which is actually a copy of one of my January Pow Wow books). So, if
you can get us copies, it would be great or Baloo’s Bugle may be pretty thin
next month. Thank you. I can arrange swaps with my council’s Pow Wow book
that will be issued in January 2004. Just write –
My Roundtable staff is all
prepped for our western night in November. It is Holiday Time at the Helping
Hands Ranch. We are going to have a western Christmas party. Should be a
great night. When I read that description this summer before our Annual RT
Planning Dinner, I thought it was crazy but now I see the big picture.
My Pack will be doing our
annual used toy and clothing drive for C.I.N.D.Y., Children In Need of
Donations from You (They started with the acronym and worked back-wards). We
encourage all our Cub families to clean out their children’s rooms over the
Thanksgiving Weekend. Then they bring the toys and games and clothes they
have out grown to the December pack Meeting. We always get a big pile in the
center of the room. I am sure you, too, can find an organization or family to
This will be happening
right after the annual Scouting for Food Drive. By working with our partner
Troop we are able to cover all of both towns we serve. This year we are
putting out the bags one weekend and the troop is picking them up the
following weekend. Next year we should reverse. We use the Webelos on
whichever side needs the extra help, or they do both weekends!! We get a big
boost on this from Philadelphia’s ABC Affiliate, WPVI, Channel 6, providing
backing and publicity for the drive. Thank you.
In the past we have done
caroling and crafts at local Independent and Assisted Living Residences. This
will probably be a Valentine’s Day project this year. Don’t miss the
opportunity this month to bring that last line of the Law of the Pack to
We use some funny words in
Scouting and frequently new leaders get confused. I just finished staffing a
Wood Badge course and people were still trying to make Wood Badge one word.
It is always two words. (as is the name of the most regal creature – the Bob
Another strange word is
WEBELOS. This is an acronym. When I was a Cub (bad start) it meant
Wolf, Bear, Lion, Scout.
Now it means WE’ll BE LOyal Scouts.
So, you see it must always be WEBELOS. Your son is a WEBELOS Scout. Never
drop the S. As the lady who trained me to be a RT Commissioner says, “If you
drop the S, there is nothing to which to be loyal.” WEBELOS is singular and
plural. Also, there are two E’s and only one W in WEBELOS. I often see it
misspelled by dropping the second E and/or with a W between the O and the S.
I hope you all enjoy this
theme and have a great holiday season. I tried to present a balanced sheet of
holiday ceremonies and activities but my Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod
background (enhanced by attending
is probably evident.
Next month is January’s
Alone.” I love
starting my December RT with, “I hope you all had a great Holiday Season but
aren’t you glad the holidays are over and we are back to normal!!” I guess
you have to be there. It usually brings a big laugh.