Achievement 5 Letís Go
is so much to do and learn outdoors! You can have fun exploring nature and
looking at trees, flowers, and animals. You can walk, run, play games, and
ride a bike. Itís even fun to sit outside!
Achievement 5F - Family activity
listen to a weather report on the radio or television. But itís more fun to
tell what the weather is like by going outside and using your five senses to
observe what the weather for yourself. Your five senses are seeing, hearing,
smelling, tasting, and touching. Some people canít use all five senses fully,
such as people who are sight impaired or hearing impaired. Often, people who
canít use one of their senses have learned to use their other four senses very
Go outside and observe the weather. Use your senses to help you describe what
the weather is like. What do you see? Is it sunny? Is it dark? Do you see
stars, clouds, sunshine, rain, or a rainbow? What do you hear? Do you hear
thunder, rain, or the blowing wind? Maybe you hear traffic noise, children
playing, or birds singing. How does the weather affect noises like these?
What do you smell? Do you smell flowers or freshly cut grass? Maybe you
smell the aroma of someone cooking or the odor of farm animals. The air and
wind bring these smells to your nose. What do you taste? If the wind is
blowing across a dusty place, you may get dust in your mouth. Does the air
taste like dirt? Does it taste like salt? What can you feel? Is it cold or
warm? Do you feel the wind blowing? Do you feel rain or snow?
There is a Character Connection on Faith associated with this Achievement.
Donít overlook this important part of the program. Have the Adult partners be
sure to carry out the discussion and have the Tiger explain what he knows
(This is done by completing the first part of achievement 5F) and then explain
how he feels about things he cannot see (The sun at night, the moon during the
day, wind). And finally, in discussing what you believe in but cannot see,
what faith is and how you develop faith. Faith is one of Cub Scoutingís 12
Core Values. Donít miss this chance to discuss Faith with your Tiger.
Achievement 5D - Den Activity
trees and bushes have leaves that turn colors and fall to the ground in
autumn. Some trees have needles that stay on all year long. You may live in
a place where cacti grow. Cacti have spines or scales instead of leaves. Go
outdoors with your adult partner and collect some leaves or needles to take to
your den meeting for this activity. Be sure to collect only fallen leavers,
or get the permission of an adult before removing a live part of a tree or
With a crayon or colored pencil and a
piece of paper, make a leaf rubbing.
Materials: writing paper, leaves,
leaf, vein side up, on a smooth surface, and cover it with a piece of thin
writing paper. Hold the paper firmly in position and gently rub the crayon
over it. The crayon strokes should all be in the same direction and with just
enough pressure to bring out the details of the leaf. The finished design can
be displayed in your home, decorated and framed. Your leaf rubbings can also
be made into greeting cards or given as a gift.
Achievement 5G - Go and See It
is great exercise, and itís fun to be outdoors. When you walk, you see more
things in the outdoors than you would if you went by fast on a bicycle, or in
a car or bus.
Take a hike.
den may go to a special outdoor place for a hike, or you may take a simple
walk in your neighborhood. Be sure to take into account the size and ability
of your Tiger. There are many state Parks and other parks with short nature
trails that have built in rest areas where you stop and read the commentary
along the trail (Station 1, station 2,). These may be perfect for your
Wherever you go, itís fun to be outdoors!
Remember, three quarters of Scouting is Outing.
Tiger Theme Related
(But Wolf and Bear
Dens are welcome to try them, too!!)
these ideas relate to Achievement 3. This theme gives you many ways to work
on this requirement. CD
Myself Healthy and Safe
Family Meeting And Discuss
When to Call 911
Sometimes people are confused about when to call 911. These are examples of
when not to call 911:
You can't find your favorite toy or last nightís homework
Your cat got into a fight with another cat
Your brother or your friend dares you to call
You have a nasty hangnail
Never call 911 as a
joke or just to see what might happen. When the emergency dispatcher has to
take the time to talk to people who don't have a real emergency, other people
who call and do need help right away might have to wait.
The only time you should call 911 is if a person is badly
hurt or in danger right now!
Can you call 911 if there's been a car accident? Yes!
Should you call if you see a crime, like someone hurting
someone else or breaking into a person's house? Of course!
What if someone suddenly seems very sick and is having a
hard time speaking or breathing or turns blue? Call right away!
What if someone collapses or passes out? Absolutely
What if someone's house is
on fire? Definitely call!
Talk to your boys about when
they should call 911. If their not sure whether there's a real emergency and
there are no adults around, it's a good idea to make the call. Just remind
them, "When in Doubt, Dial It Out: 9-1-1." They could save someone's
Emergency information is
available from local libraries, the American Red Cross and the local fire
departments. Some free handouts can include family disaster supply kits from
the local fire department and the Red Cross.
Emergency Preparedness Ideas to consider:
Does your group have emergency supplies at the meeting
site? Are there food supplies, warm blankets, flashlights, and water tucked
away, just in case?
At home, how do you shut off the gas, the water and the
What neighbors can help? Have a neighborhood emergency
plan ready. Who can be called when needed?
Every Tiger Cub will
experience fire drills and storm drills at school. Do you have one established
at your meeting site?
No program concerning
fitness should leave out the subject of NUTRITION! Tiger Partners should plan
to have some discussion of the importance of good nutrition. You might have a
den discussion of the variety of good food for proper growth and development.
See Achievement 3D and the related Character Connection.
Build your muscles,
Get in shape for play.
When we feel our very best,
Weíll do our best each day.
(Rah, rah, rah)
Keep on running, keep on jumping,
Trying to improve.
When weíve grown a little older,
Weíll still be on the move.
Go and See It Outing Ideas
Visit a dentist office
Visit a nursing station
Visit a walk in clinic
Visit a paramedic unit
Visit a hospital
Visit a nutritionist
Visit a fitness center
Visit a doctorís office
Health Poster/ Food Intake Chart
To drive home the idea of
nutritionís importance, have the boys make posters on that theme. After they
have been displayed at the Pack meeting, see if a local grocery or health food
store will let you display them for a week. Here are some ideas for posters.
Another activity would be to have the boys chart their food intake for a week
and then review them together at the next meeting