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!"
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
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!!
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
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
So get them outside and have
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
www.usscouts.org - don’t get caught short!!