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Baloo's Bugle


June 2004 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 10, Issue 11
July 2004 Theme

Theme: Fin Fun
Webelos: Aquanaut & Geologist
  Tiger Cub:



Cub Scouting Roundtable Planning Guide

Dive right in as our Cub Scouts spend a month learning about water, one of our most precious resources, and the many creatures that live in our oceans, lakes, and rivers. Dens can visit a local aquarium or fish farm. Or you may want to try your hand at fishing. Cub Scouts may even want to prepare their own aquarium or fish bowl and "adopt a gold fish."  This is also an excellent opportunity to teach our Cub Scouts about water conservation and "catch & release" programs. Don't forget the importance of learning about water safety. So hit the beaches, there's a lot to "sea!"


Cub Scouting Roundtable Planning Guide

Some of the purposes of Cub Scouting developed through this month’s theme are:

  • Character Development, Boys will experience making good decisions during summertime activities.

  • Spiritual Growth, Boys will learn to appreciate our world with all the resources given to us.

  • Good Citizenship, Boys will learn about conservation through exposure to various programs.

  • The core value highlighted this month is:

  • Compassion, Boys will learn to care about the well being of others by participating and implementing sound environmental programs.

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 about it!!


Summertime Fun

I was impressed when I started putting this issue together with all the great ideas for Summertime Fun activities – Fishing Derby, Raingutter Regatta, Beachless Beach party, places to go and things to do.

Let’s keep our Cubs interested over the summer by keeping them busy.  And keeping them outdoors.  Don’t give them the chance to have to think about signing up again in the fall.  Keep them active (once or twice a month) and then Scouts just becomes the natural thing to do.  They just do more of it in the winter.

Summertime Fun Planning

We had an interesting Leaders’ meeting this month setting up our summer program.  We are jumping into Spring Recruiting for the first time in several years and knew we needed a decent summer program for the new recruits or we would lose them before the fall.

We adopted a philosophy of two events per month – one paid and one free.  That way everyone has a chance and no one can say they could not afford the events.

In June it is our annual Pack Picnic and either the district’s Cub Scout overnighter or a day trip to a local park.  (We will be surveying parents this weekend at our pack’s Spring Family Camping Weekend to see if people want to camp in June or do something else.  In July, it is Day Camp and a Car Wash.  Those who work the Car Wash will get $5 off the Baseball game in August.  In August, the Wilmington Blue Rocks (Class A, Carolina league, the Kansas City Royals better Class A team) is having a Scout sleepover in the outfield.  Game - $6, Game and Sleepover with breakfast - $10.  The pack is subsidizing 50 percent of the cost for everyone, and then as noted above, if you work the car was (with a parent) you earn the other $5.  The other event will be a pack soccer tournament to help the Scouts get ready for Fall soccer.  Belt Loops for those who come on out!!!

So get them outside and have fun

The Cub Scout Program Helps for 2004-2005 is out!!!  Get your copy now and start planning your Pack’s Annual Program Planning Conference!!! Get yourself ready for a great year and if you haven’t used or read the new books yet – do it before the boys are upon you.  There are some interesting changes – for example in the Wolf Book, they must participate in an outdoor flag ceremony – be sure to do this on your pack’s fall overnighter or arrange with a school.  There are summaries and comparisons of all the changes on www.usscouts.org - don’t get caught short!!





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