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Baloo's Bugle

August 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 1
September 2005 Theme

Theme: Cub Scout Roundupl
Webelos: Communicator & Citizen
  Tiger Cub
Activities

FOCUS

Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders’ Guide

A big “Yippee-ki-yay” to old friends and new friends here tonight. These are membership recruitin’ days and it’s time for the roundup!!  Explore the Wild West while you recruit new Cub Scouts to your pack.  Learn some cowboy skills and sing some favorite songs as the embers glow.  Talk like a cowboy … dress like a cowboy … It’s all part of the Wild West! Yee Haw!!

CORE VALUES

Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders’ Guide

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

  • Character Development, Cub Scouts learn the positive characteristics of honesty, courage, perseverance and hard work. 
  • Fun and Adventure, Boys will enjoy learning about Cowboys and the Old West
  • Preparation for Boy Scouts, Everyone will be reminded of the way the Webelos program functions as a transition into Boy Scouting.

The core value highlighted this month is:

  • Resourcefulness, Boys will enjoy learning how to use the things around them.

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

COMMISSIONER’S CORNER

Where are those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer, that make me wish that summer will always be here??  This summer has been anything but that.  Work, Scouts and other things are still going full tilt!!  My employer is merging with another utility and I am being offered an early out.  Have to figure out if I can make it as a full-time Scout volunteer!!!  This week (August 1-5) is Day Camp for the two ladies who recruited me to do Scoutcraft for them!!  Last weekend I fell out of a tree from about 8 foot.  Thankfully, God was watching me and nothing was broken but I missed several days at work (and working on Baloo) and I am really sore.  And now I am Scribe for the Wood Badge course.  Anyone wanting to participate in a great Wood Badge course in South Jersey this fall, drop me a note and I will get you an application.  Our staff is really awesome!!

Carol from www.cubroundtable.com dropped me a note asking what theme I was going to publish in this Baloo.  The theme in the CS Program Helps and the CS RT Planning Guide is Cub Scout Round Up.  It is a western-based theme.  However, with the recent tie in with the Chevy Division of General Motors and the “Race to Cub Scouting” emphasis for fall recruiting she was wondering if I would do some stuff on that.  Well, I scanned my Excel file of all Cub themes since 1939 (Thank you Dave D.) and discovered Racing had never been used as a theme!!  Transportation and possibly cars has been used –

July

1941

Things That Go

April

1945

Transportation

August

1947

Things That Go Month

July

1951

Things That Go

January

1953

Transportation

June

1955

Wheels Wings and Rudders

June

1963

Things that Go

July

1965

Cub Scouts on Wheels

January

1966

Transportation

June

1969

Things that Go

November

1972

Things That Go

January

1974

Transportation

May

1975

Things that Go

July

1980

Things that Go

June

1983

Fun on Wheels

January

1987

Pinewood Derby

March

1992

Things that Go

 So I stuck with the Cub Scout Round Up theme.  But if you want Race to Cub Scouting info and sources for supplies and stuff, check out carol’s site, http://cubroundtable.com/race-to-cub-scouting.htm .

Caution - Be aware that not every Council is implementing this program in the same way.  Promotions listed on her site are for the Black Swamp Area Council.  For instance on http://cubroundtable.com/race-to-cub-scouting.htm , it says every new Cub gets a free Pinewood car.  In Southern NJ Council, a pack will get a free Pinewood car for every Cub if their total registration is 5 over last year’s by a certain date. Be sure to find out what your council is doing.  CD


Months with similar themes to

Cub Scout Round Up

Voyageur Area Council

August

1946

The Wild Wild West

September

1949

Round-Up

September

1950

Westward Ho

September

1957

Homesteaders

September

1958

Cub Scout Corral

October

1967

Westward Ho

March

1971

Cowboys & Indians

October

1984

Wild and Wooly West

September

1988

Cub Scout Corral

July

1993

Wild and Woolly West

August

2003

Circle the Wagons

 

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