Baloo's Bugle

July 2007 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 12
August 2007 Theme

Theme: A Century of Scouting
Webelos: Naturalist & Forester
Tiger Cub


Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders’ Guide

One hundred years ago, a man had recently come back home after serving his country to find that boys were buying and reading a guidebook h had written for the soldiers he led.  Seeing the interest in his writings inspired him to take a small group of boys to Brownsea Island to go camping.  There he wrote the book Scouting for Boys.  Base on these writings by Robert Baden Powell Scouting quickly grew into the worldwide movement we know today.  This month we celebrate 100 years of traditions and values for character development.  Let’s have some fun here on Brownsea Island.

Scouting Time Line
One Hundred Years of Scouting

  • 1907  Brownsea Island Experiment
  • 1908  Scouting for Boys published
  • 1910  First BSA Camp held
  • 1911  Handbook for Boys published
  • 1912  First Eagle Scout
  • 1917  BSA began home front war service
  • 1919  First Wood Badge at Gilwell Park
  • 1920  First World Jamboree - London
  • 1925  Over 1 million BSA members
  • 1928  First Sea Scout in Antarctica
  • 1930  Cubbing started
  • 1931  First Silver Beaver awarded
  • 1934  FDR asks scouts to collect for needy
  • 1937  First National Jamboree
  • 1938  Waite Phillips donates Philmont
  • 1941  Webelos rank created 
  • 1943  First Blue & Gold Banquet
  • 1944  World Friendship Fund started
  • 1949  Explorer Scouting started
  • 1950  First BSA postage stamp issued
  • 1954  National Conservation Good Turn
  • 1955  First Pinewood Derby held
  • 1959  Bobcat pin introduced
  • 1960  BSA’s Golden Jubilee celebrated
  • 1961  BSA Inter-Racial Service launched
  • 1965  500,000th Eagle Badge presented
  • 1967  Lion rank discontinued in Cub Scouts
  • 1971  Exploring magazine published
  • 1973  National Eagle Scout Association begun
  • 1976  Women allowed to become Cubmasters
  • 1979  National headquarters moves to Texas
  • 1980  50th Anniversary of Cub Scouting
  • 1981  New Scoutmaster Handbook issued
  • 1982  Tiger Cubs introduced
  • 1984  Varsity Scouting launched
  • 1988  First Scouting for Food
  • 1989  Venture Program introduced
  • 1991  Ethics in Action and BSA Family started
  • 1992  Cub Scout Academics program started
  • 2000  “Climb on Safely” for Cubs introduced
  • 2001  Character Connections/Core Values
  • 2002  “Leave No Trace” introduced
  • 2004  National “Good Turn for America”
  • 2007  75th Anniversary of Cub Scouting

Exhibits to Visit

Irving, TX  (ongoing)  National Scout Museum, 1329 W. Walnut Hill Lane  M-Sat  10am-5pm,

Sun 1-5pm (closed major holidays and 1st week in January each year)  relocated from Murray, Kentucky  (800) 303-3047 or

Lakewood, CO    March 5 – Aug. 24   “Legacies – The 95th Anniversary Celebration of Girl Scouts of America”  Lakewood’s Heritage Center, Radius Gallery, 801 South Yarrow St. (Wadsworth & Ohio)   T-Sat, 10am-4pm   FREE

North St. Paul, MN.  Ongoing exhibits    Northstar Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting, 2640 E. 7th Ave.    T-F, 1-5pm   Sat  10am-5pm  Closed Sun-M.  Weekday evening group appointments available     Contact:  Claudia (651) 748-2880 or  (detour through August – call for directions)

Ottawa, Illinois    (ongoing exhibits)  Ottawa Scouting Museum, 1100 Canal Street

Thurs - Mon.  10am-4pm   Boy  Scout, Girl Scout and Campfire exhibits, featuring a replica of William Boyce’s home and memorabilia    Contact:  Mollie Perrot  (815) 431-9353 or

Berkeley Springs, W.VA   August 4-5  Morgan County Fair, 12 9 Fairfax St. (Berkeley Springs High School)  Scouting exhibits and a Rocket Launch at noon on Sunday  Contact:   (304) 258-8400

Portsmouth, NH   (ongoing)  The Children’s Museum of Portsmouth, 280 Marcy St.  Scouting sleepovers, Patch Program, Career Explorations, Museum Madness  - For information contact:  (603) 436-3853 or

Find a Scout museum in your state:  scroll down to United States and click on a state – check out a museum before going there, some are in private locations, run by dedicated volunteers – some have only addresses, so allow time to send for information.  But take a look!

Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders’ Guide

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

  • Fun and Adventure, Cub Scouts will enjoy learning how Scouting came to be.
  • Respectful Relationships, Boys will learn about all the effort put into Scouting in the past that enables us to have Cub Scouting around today.
  • Preparation for Boy Scouting, Cub Scouts will be better prepared and excited to go on to be Boy Scouts after learning about the history of Scouting.

The core value highlighted this month is:

  • Courage, Boys will develop the self-esteem to do the right thing.

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!!


Well here is your July issue of Baloo’s Bugle for the August theme, A Century of Scouting.  A triple How goes out to Scouter Jim in Bountiful, Utah for stepping in a preparing this issue for me so I could be Program Director for our council Webelos Resident Camp.  He had it to me the week before camp (June 24 – 28) but I did not have get it to press with prepping for camp.  All those Webelos and my Camp Director, Jodi, expecting a great week from me was a very high priority.  By the way – three How’s is the maximum on the How Scale.  It is equivalent to a ten anywhere else.  My usual top score is two and half – That is done HOW, HOW, UGH.  :-JJ

I hope most readers remember that three fourths of Scouting is Outing and use the Outdoors to show their Cubs how great Scouting is and why it has lasted for 100 years.  Because on August of you try and do it with pomp and ceremony – you will surely lose them. 

Take a moment on August 1 to pause and remember the day Baden-Powell first stepped on Brownsea Island with his first experimental group of Boy Scouts.  The World Jamboree in England has something special planned for that day and no visitors will be allowed.  I was supposed to be there but unfortunately life interrupts my Scouting world once in awhile. 

Get your kids and Cubs outside –

Day camp, Resident camp, Cub Parent weekends, Fun Pack Weekends, 4th of July parade, Historical Park (e.g. Valley Forge, Manassas), State and Local Parks, anywhere (obviously within guidelines) but get ‘em outside.

Months with similar themes to

A Century of Scouting
Dave D. in Illinois

Obviously there has not been a Hundred Year Celebration before so this was a little hard.  I found some Blue and Gold Themes that were based on traditions.  Also, this is summer and boys want to be outside, and Focus says outdoor activities and camping fun (That’s what Scouting is all about!!) so look in your CS How-To Book and back over the last few years summer themes in old CS Program Helps and Baloo’s Bugles fun summer activities.  Don’t spend too much time dwelling on the book stuff!!!



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National makes a patch for every Cub Scout Monthly theme.  This is the one for this theme.  Check them out at go to patches and look for 2007 Cub Scout Monthly Theme Emblems.

Important Dates

August – Remembering Our Past and Others

August 1 – Francis Scott Key (Writer of The Star Spangled Banner) was born on August 1, 1779.

August 4 – Coast Guard Day U. S. Coast Guard established, August 4, 1790

August 5 – Friendship   Day - International

August 6 – Peace Day

August 7 – National Night Out - "America's Night Out Against Crime" First Tuesday in August between 7 and 10PM

August 16 – Bennington Battle Day (Vermont)

August 19 – Aviation Day, National US (in observance of Orville Wright's birthday)

August 21 – Statehood Day – Hawaii

August 29 – First Scout Camp Opened 1934, Brownsea Island

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