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Baloo's Bugle


February 2004 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 10, Issue 7
March 2004 Theme

Theme: Walk in My Shoes
Webelos: Engineer & Athlete
  Tiger Cub: Achievement #7




Bike Rodeos:




Adventure Cycling Association (800-721-8719)

Rocket Launch:


Places to go near Philadelphia that have overnighters:

Trexler-Lehigh County Game Preserve – www.gamepreserve.org

Battleship NJ - www.battleshipnewjersey.org

Franklin Institute – www.fi.edu

Philadelphia Zoo – www.phillyzoo.org

Academy of Natural Sciences -   www.acnatsci.org/


Engineering Websites –

Twenty Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century http://www.greatachievements.org/

Maybe better for the adults than the Scouts but I liked it.

From Karen in Suffern, NY (an RPI grad)

National Engineer’s Week, February 22-28

The site for the week is  www.eweek.com

Kaen says there are lots of good things for Scouts (and others) to do

A good resource for engineering projects is http://pbskids.org/zoom/sci/

Engineering School sites –

Valparaiso University, College of Engineering http://www.valpo.edu/engineering/

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – www.rpi.edu

Many of us have probably seen this but if you haven’t - This huge rock is located on highway 25 in Iowa, and kids used to put obscenities etc. on it. Since the rock was painted like this, it's been left alone. This rock is in Adair County, between Greenfield and I-80.  Be sure to scroll all the way down to see all sides of the rock.



Walk in My Shoes

A 4H Aging Awareness Project

This is an activity that reaches across generations and teaches young people about growing older and the physical changes that occur with age.   The online activities enable youth to distinguish between the realities of aging and the stereotypes or myths that exist about older adults. With the help of an "immediate aging kit," youth learn to develop an awareness of the impact of physical and sensory changes on the lives of older people through "hands on" activities.


Many of the activities require input and assistance from an older friend or family member. Young and old are able to share, learn, and understand one another. Both groups benefit from the many activities found in Walk in My Shoes. This project will help young people:

Identify some of their own attitudes about aging and older people.

Dispel myths and stereotypes about older adults.

Learn about the aging process and the physical changes that affect older people.

Understand how living with physical and sensory changes affects older people.

Learn to communicate with older adults who have sensory losses.

Develop linkages across generations within families and communities.






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