Cub Scouting Roundtable
Step right up folks... for a chance at some
fun! This month is full of fun and games. Each den will create a midway game
to run at the Pack Midway. How about a ring toss, a beanbag throw, a coin
toss, a ball throw, or a card throw? Get those creative juices flowing. The
boys can design and build the games at their den meetings, and then run
their game at the Pack Midway, so everyone gets in on the fun. What's a
midway without prizes? Make sure you have prizes for all age groups. And
don't forget the popcorn!
Cub Scouting Roundtable
Some of the purposes of Cub Scouting developed through
this month’s theme are:
Fun and Adventure, What’s more fun than games? Cub
Scouts will help design and build the midway games and ten see how they
Sportsmanship and Fitness, As Cub Scouts go through the
midway, they will learn good sportsmanship by playing fair and using or
Personal Achievement, By trying new games, boys will
have fun becoming better at an activity or skill.
The core value highlighted this month is:
Health and Fitness, Staying fit can be fun, especially
when it involves playing games.
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!!
As I began this last issue
of Baloo for the 2003-2004 Scouting year I already had my 2004-2005 Cub
Scout Program Helps and my Cub Scout Roundtable Guide books. I, also, had
prepared a handout on next year’s RT’s for the leaders in my district. I
saw this theme was “Scouting the Midway” and thought, this is funny
October’s theme is “It’s a Circus of Stars.” I am sure National would not
repeat a theme that soon. So I began to look closely at what we were being
asked to do with this theme. What was the Midway theme to be versus
the Circus theme? Well, from the descriptions and literature for
“Scouting the Midway,” National intended us to be playing games this month.
All sorts of games – team building, competitive, fun, learning. They do not
mention any other aspects of a circus. Remember, there are Midways at
amusement parks, traveling fairs and other places. None of the other theme
related activities in National’s publications are circus based. And so next
I went to my sources – the Pow Wow books Baloo Readers have sent me. And do
you know what?? Almost everyone one of them for this month was full of
circus theme material!! (Including mine, because I had not properly
done this little bit of research before assembling the Book) And so
you will find some circus stuff here and there will be lots more in
October’s theme issue.
This will be a great issue
to bookmark. There are two large games sections – one from Circle Ten
Council and one from Longhorn Council. Longhorn’s is eight pages!!
And if you still need more games don’t forget
MacScouter’s Big Book of Games -
This is August - get them
outside and have fun playing games!!
I have a question for you
– I was wondering – living in New Jersey where schools still wait for Labor
Day to open – how do packs in areas where schools open in the middle of
August handle there Join Scouting Nights and Fall Registrations?? Do you do
them in August or September?? Do you have your first pack meetings in
August?? Do I need to put Join Scouting info and Bobcat ceremonies for your
new members in this issue next year?? Drop me a line and let me know what I
can do to help you. Thank you.
Wolf Den Leaders -
check out the items on collecting in the Tiger section. There are many good
ideas your Scouts could use for the Collections Requirement in their Wolf