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January 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 11, Issue 6
February 2005 Theme

Theme: It's A Scouting Celebration
Webelos: Engineer & Scholar
  Tiger Cub:
Requirement 4 & Activities




Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders’ Guide

It is time to celebrate 75 years of Cub Scouting at out Diamond Jubilee!!  The year is 1930 and Herbert Hoover is president; for fun boys listen to their favorite shows on radio – “The Lone Ranger,” “Buck Rogers,” and “Superman.”  Now, they have Cub Scouting! Packs will learn about and celebrate their history and will come to know lord Baden-Powell as an interesting leader and organizer of the Scouting movement.  What a fun and exciting time to be a Cub Scout!! 


Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders’ Guide

Some of the purposes of Cub Scouting developed through this month’s theme are:

*       Spiritual Growth, Boys will be exposed to lord Baden-Powell’s devotion to God and then develop their own beliefs with their families.

*       Fun and Adventure, Boys will enjoy celebrating the past, present, and future of Scouting.

*       Preparation for Boy Scouts, Boys will be excited and motivated to continue down the path of Cub Scouting to Boy Scouting by learning about its founder and following his leadership.

The core value highlighted this month is:

*       Citizenship, Cub Scouts will learn that only through the dedication of good citizens who went before them do we have the Cub Scouting program of today.

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 started prepping this issue in earnest the day after CHRISTmas.  My wife and son were at work and daughter out with her boyfriend’s family.  Then everything went south.  We are in our 9th week of an extended outage on our “steam electric plant” (See Webelos Engineer for definition) and the pressure is high resulting in long days for the staff.  But here it is, a little late but just chock full of ideas.  This theme brought out a lot of Classic Scout stuff in the Pow Wow Books.  I put some of that into Baloo but tried to keep looking for new things.  Hope you like the blend that I present.  When reading Baloo, the order of items in a section (e.g. GAMES) is random – I cut and paste from Pow Wow Books.  Don’t ever assume the first one in a category is a favorite. Order is not important.

Two letters this month led to nice items – a request for information for Scouts with Disabilities and for a 75th Anniversary emblem in color.  Thank you

I guess we have a really great Website (Thank you, Mike) because I, also, received several letters that sounded like the writer thought we were National Council of the BSA.  They were asking where you can buy award patches and adding new Sports Awards.  Please remember. USScouts is a group of volunteers who like the Web.  We have no more power or influence than you (probably less).  I have always found the editors at scouting Magazine very responsive to letters.  They have replied to everyone I have written and have published a half dozen or so (The first was “Singing in the shower doesn’t count either” in the early 90’s).  And now you can write just by clicking on website at www.scoutingmagazine.org

Speaking about Scouting Magazine, the current issue is great – There is a section on the Community Organization Award Knots (I’d say the copied from Kommissioner Karl’s article but their deadlines are much further ahead than that J). This summer’s offerings at the Philmont Training Center are listed (If interested, also, read this month’s Training Tip in Baloo). The Family Talk item on identifying areas of intense interest is great. There is a big Pinewood Poster sponsored by Lowes and Dremel announcing a nationwide contest. Apparently BSA has found a National Sponsor for the event.  And 75th Anniversary ideas for Cub Scouts.  Be sure to read it cover to cover.

There is some confusion about earning The Cub Scout Outdoor Award.  The requirements for the award are in BSA publication 13-228 (and on many Council websites e.g. http://www.lastfrontiercouncil.org/cubs-outdoor-activity/) The first requirement is to spend a week at Resident or Day Camp after September 1, 2004. Attendance at this past summer’s camps is not eligible for the award.  Therefore, unless your council ran a week long Day or Resident Camp after September 1, your Cubs must wait for next summer to earn the award.

Finally, I had a request for patterns for soap carving.  If you have any in electronic form, please send them and we can get them onto the site for others to use.  Thank you.


February 2005:  It’s a Scouting Celebration

Baltimore Area Council and

Santa Clara County Council

Month’s with similar themes –

February 1977       Blue and Gold

February 1978       Blue and Gold Traditions

February 1982       Blue and Gold Tradition

February 1986       The Blue and Gold

February 1987       Blue and Gold

February 1988       Great Events of Scouting

February 1991       Blue and Gold Traditions

February 1994       Blue and Gold Traditions

February 1995       Great Events of Scouting

February 1996       The Blue and the Gold

February 1997       The Story of Blue and Gold

February 1998       Let’s Celebrate Scouting

February 1999       Baloo and Gold


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