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
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.
letters this month led to nice items – a request for information for Scouts
with Disabilities and for a 75th Anniversary emblem in color. Thank
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
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.
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
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
Clara County Council
Month’s with similar themes –
February 1977 Blue and
February 1978 Blue and
February 1982 Blue and
February 1986 The Blue and
February 1987 Blue and
February 1988 Great Events
February 1991 Blue and
February 1994 Blue and
February 1995 Great Events
February 1996 The Blue and
February 1997 The Story of
Blue and Gold
February 1998 Let’s
February 1999 Baloo and