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Baloo's Bugle


July 2004 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 10, Issue 12
August 2004 Theme

Theme: Scouting the Miday
Webelos: Forester & Naturalist
  Tiger Cub:



Important Dates in July -

July 4 – The birthday of our country!!  We are 228 years old this year!!

When do you go to Cub Day Camp?

or Resident Camp???

Months with Similar Themes

Santa Clara County Council

Aug. 1985 – Be A Clown

Nov. 1993 – Circus

Sept. 1997 – Circus

The best advice for your Pack administration this month is to make sure you have a well-run and productive Annual Program Planning Meeting.  

Remember, failing to plan is planning to fail

Or the 6 P’s of Planning –

Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance

Get a hold of your council and district calendars.  Find out when all the Training courses are being held – New Leader Essentials, Position Specific, Youth Protection, B.A.L.O.O. (so your pack can go camping) Pow Wow and others.  Mark all the ROUNDTABLE dates on the calendar.  I gave out a schedule of all next year’s Roundtables and special events I knew about at our program Launch.  I even had it printed on card stock so leaders could use it for a page break or something and not lose another piece of paper. (Can you tell I’m a RT Commissioner – I start my 6th year this Fall)

Get your resources lined up to give your new leaders and those changing positions.  Find out what special activities your Council or District has planned for cubs – Parent-Son Overnighters, Harvest Festivals, Emergency Services Days, Activity Days, Fishing Derbies, trips, …...

Figure out where you are going and when – we use a once a week, once a month philosophy – One meeting a week, one special activity a month.  (But we seem to have special activities more often)

Schedule that Fall family camping Trip so everyone knows about it and can be there.  Cubs want to go camping – take them camping!!


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