Roundtable Planning Guide
This month boys will be encouraged to
show off their collections or to start new ones. Many positive things can be
aid for boys having collections. In particular, collecting teaches them to pay
careful attention to something, or to study something on their own initiative.
And it’s, also, just plain FUN!!!
Roundtable Planning Guide
Some of the purposes of Cub Scouting
developed through this month’s theme are:
Family Understanding, Cub Scouts and their
family members share memories through their collections.
Personal Achievement, Boys take pride in
their new interests and collections.
Fun and Adventure, Starting a new hobby is an
adventure that can lead to hours of FUN
The core value highlighted this month
Honesty, While enjoying and sharing their
hobby of collecting, the boys will learn the importance of being trustworthy and
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!!
And another Scouting year is off and running. Our Pack’s
“Join Scouting Night” was successful and since then we have added another 6
boys. The TV Promo on Channel 3 in Philadelphia must be working. My wife and I
have temporarily adopted the Tigers. We have never worked with this age
before. Our son joined as a Wolf. The greatest part is having all the Adult
partners there and seeing them work with their sons. Our first Pack Meeting is
coming up and we have 12 boys who earned Summertime Fun awards. A big increase
over recent years. Our first Pack Family camping Trip is in early October. It
will be a blast. Get an active program and the boys will find you!!
My September RT was spirited and everyone is ready to go.
We had a blast wearing Circus costumes. Doing magic tricks and singing “The
Clowns in the Circus.” Speaking of Roundtables, did you see the article in the
October 2004 Scouting about Roundtables?? They certainly chose one of the best
around as an example. I have known Ben since he and I took the Roundtable
course at Philmont together in 2001. He sure does put on a good show. And will
be at our Pow Wow in January. (See Southern NJ Council in the Pow Wow list)
I want give a big Heap How two Scouters who will be
helping me with Baloo’s Bugle. You probably have seen their names for the last
few months. Kommissioner Karl is a Cub RT Commissioner in Ohio and he will be
researching and writing the “Special Opportunity” each month. And Commissioner
Diane will be writing up the “Training Hint.” She, like me, has all grown
children but loves Cubbing.
worry - there are lots more opportunities to help put together Baloo’s Bugle.
Is there a part you would like to do? Is there a Webelos leader who has
great stuff for the Activity Awards? I really need some help there.
Philmont, I met a CM from Buffalo doing Trek 24 with a 726 crew. He was on his
second night at Copper Park, I on our first. He used Baloo from time to time in
his planning. I hope this is an issue he reads.
to the Santa Clara County Council Pow Wow book these month’s had similar
theme’s, so you might want to check old Program Helps, Pow Wow Books, issues of
Baloo and old Leaders to see what they have for –
September 2000 – Pockets
of Pow Wow Books. It is that time of year again when my books are running
out. My Circle Ten, Connecticut Rivers, Utah National Parks and Baltimore Area
Council Books all “died” this month. I need new material for this year if I am
to keep bringing you quality issues of Baloo. Last year I received many fine
Pow Wow books. I can make the same offer again this year – I will trade one of
the Pow Wow Book CDs from our Pow Wow for one of yours. Now if you are a regular
Baloo reader you probably have noticed that I lean on certain books more than
others. The keys to getting your Council’s Pow Wow Book into Baloo are – Having
it organized either by theme or with a theme section for each month in each
chapter (songs, games, cheers, …). Also, Word or HTML files that I can edit
directly helps. When a CD has all Adobe (.pdf) files I must print it then OCR
scan it before processing. This becomes very time consuming. Many months I
don’t have the time to do that or to read through books not organized by theme
looking for theme material. Thank you in advance for your support in helping
me to get a lot of new books.
Whittlin’ Chip – part III
concerned leader in NJ
another opinion on cutting the corner of a Whittlin’ Chip Card. I have now
presented both sides. If there is further discussion, please either (1) Write
National (through Scouting Magazine). They are very receptive to letters and
have published a few of mine over the years or (2) Join the Cubs-L discussion
www.usscouts.org and start a thread. Thank
that humiliation is an exaggerated term used today to describe embarrassment. If
done properly, the experience with losing a corner of the Whittlin’ Chip card
will be positive and will help build character one of Scouting’s major goals.
Time and time again I find that the processes that were once used to help build
an understanding of consequences for action are being twisted and terms such as
"humiliation" and “harassment” are being used to eliminate the processes. In
every case these so called changes to avoid "humiliation" and “harassment” are
done based on politically correct notions. Just a reminder - Politically
Correct is more times then not, the wrong direction. Unfortunately, more and
more people, in our society, are giving in - and morals, values and standards
are being lost in the process.
with my son who was a Cub Scout and now a Boy Scout and he said that he'd rather
have a corner cut off his card then to lose the privilege altogether. I think
that by cutting a corner there is a constant reminder to the Scout that he needs
to be mindful of the rules when using his knife. And this will lead to a safer