Cub Scouting friend in PA
The National postcards are out, and so are the orange
Tiger shirts! As of August 1, 2004, Tigers will wear the blue Cub Scout
shirt, and an orange neckerchief. Per the picture on the card, the Tiger
Cub Totem will now be with beads on the right chest pocket. Hear them
National Supply sent postcards to all Cubmasters. Not sure who else. CD
and Other Hobbies
Circle Ten Council
Families assemble picture collages that will reflect
the collections or hobbies that they participate in together. These boards
can be displayed at pack meeting.
TO HAVE A HOBBY
To have a hobby is to
indulge in some form of play, which exercises our hands as well as our
brains, and to take a line that cures our despondent, worried, jittery
feelings. When we indulge in a hobby through which we see something taking
complete form under our own hands, then we gain self—confidence and
Every person should spend
five or six hours a week at some creative task in which he can submerge
The hobby should be
something in which a person may excel and in which he takes a keen delight.
There is relaxation and comfort in doing something for the sheer delight of
doing it. This means, naturally, that one's hobby may change form many times
in a lifetime, but even the changes are good, because every one gives us
something new to think about, a new approach to the world, a new way of
seeing things. Something can be found that will give a sense of
self—completion, of creation and of tranquility.
POSSIBLE HOBBIES YOU CAN
DO AS A FAMILY
Join or create local family book clubs
Looking after an aquarium
Making airplanes, boats, doll houses.
Collecting may seem an
insane pursuit to many people, but with a little ingenuity it can be made
fascinating and challenging. One stamp collector — stamp collecting has been
called "King of Hobbies" — hinges an issue of a country's stamps in a frame
around the page, and then in the middle he writes particulars about it: when
it was adopted, the artist who designed it, why this design was chosen, and
any other interesting matter he can glean from the encyclopedia, the history
of the country, and the daily papers.
This is a more thrilling
way to go about collecting than the mere scraping together of a lot of
something. It is a plan that can be adapted to building collections of
autographs, coins, buttons, insects or trading cards.
In prospecting for a hobby
we should not forget reading, or we should leave enough spare time from
other things for this aid to intellectual growth.
A hobby satisfies the
desire in all of us to create something. There are a thousand and one ways
in which people satisfy their creative urge. In choosing a hobby, the really
big question is: Will it give you fun and enjoyment? It must interest you.
It must be something you do because you want to do it.
Who Collects What
Hound A. Stamps
Singer B. Recipes
Numismatist C. Timetables
4. Ham Radio
Operator D. Coins
Cook E. Old furniture
Lexicographer F. Call numbers
Philatelist G. First editions
Collector H. Ballads
Buff I. Obsidan
Lover J. Words
(Answers: 1- I, 2-H 3-D
4-F 5-B, 6-J, 7-A 8-E 9-C,10-G)
It’s interesting to learn
about your friends’ hobbies and collections. They like to hear about your
interests, too. Tell your den about something you like to do for fun or like
*Tell your den about a
favorite hobby or activity or
*Show or tell your den about something you like to collect.
Go See It
Obviously a trip to some place with a collection or
many collections –
Museum – maybe a car or plane museum
Gardens - like Longwood Gardens or Callaway Gardens
A battlefield to look at the relics
An aquarium to look at the fish
A ball field – many parks today have a local hall of
fame with memorabilia from the team
Go to the beach and collect shells
Go to a place where the Tigers can dig up fossils
Be creative on this. It’s summer time and the boys
want to be outside!!
Please send me ideas for
the Five Tiger badge requirements. Starting in September I again plan to
publish ideas for ach of the requirements. It would be great if I had some
new material!!! Commissioner Dave (firstname.lastname@example.org)