Baloo's Bugle

September 2007 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 14, Issue 2
October 2007 Theme

Theme: Down on the Farm
Webelos: Citizen & Showman
Tiger Cub
Requirement 1


Cornfield Mazes

Especially for Kids and Scouters:

Alice, Golden Empire Council  Fantastic resource – click on student center and check out Kid’s Zone with farm and food fun and too many others to mention, Teen Scene, science project ideas, virtual tours, recipes and a great state by state fact sheet where you can also ask questions.

California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom Includes ideas for students and teachers,  coloring pages, online games, recipes, 'Ag Weblinks,' resources for teachers and parents

4H Virtual Farm – http://ext.vt.ed/resources/4th/virtualfarm/main.html visit a virtual horse, poultry, wheat, dairy or beef cattle farm, or even a fish farm.  All kinds of info and games, challenges, includes downloadable activity sheets and home-school ideas

Farm Safety for Kids –  coloring pages, online and downloadable games, puzzles, crosswords for all ages, printable booklets and discussion ideas for parents.  If there is a chapter in your area, they also sponsor events great site with crafts, information about farm animals and crops, farm-themed worksheets for math, vocabulary;  also many other themes, including famous people in agriculture, such as Cesar Chavez and George Washington Carver, or Johnny Appleseed.  Paper projects to make - click on Goodies, then Print & Play – great printable red barn and cow

Wheat Farming – – information about wheat, Kansas, kid’s activities and family farm diaries

Rice Farming – – online games, great information about rice farming – (I finally found out why even the flat fields in California have curved mounds separating sections of the fields! – Alice)

Corn Farming – click on education, also check out Korn for Kids and links to corn growing states – games, facts and teacher resources

Also check out for lots of fun, facts, recipes – even a Popcorn encyclopedia!

Potato Farming -  click on “consumers” to find potato facts, Spuddy Buddy kid’s club, print and play activities Colorado farm and ranch – click on various animals or equipment to learn about them; also lots of photos

Farming Museums:

Alice, Golden Empire Council – general list of outdoor or farming museums in America.  Also google “farm museums” in your area.  Also look for local and regional parks and living history locations – many of them include farming activities, since that was a major part of American life in the past.  This is just a sample list, but check out your area – there’s sure to be something special!

New Hampshire:  Canterbury Shaker Village  or (603) 783-9511

Williamsburg, Virginia:  Colonial Williamsburg or 1-800-HISTORY

Woodland, California:  The Heidrick Ag History Center or (530) 666-9700

Golden Pond, KY: 1850 Living History Farm Museum

Fishers, Indiana:  Conner Prairie or 1-800-966-1836

Richmond, Texas:  George Ranch or (281) 343-0218 – ranching and also    a sharecroppers farm; living history and hands-on experiences

Pittsfield, Massachusetts:  Hancock Shaker Village or (413) 443-   0188 or (800) 817-1137; working farm with animals, open all year, coupon available

Tulare, California:  Heritage Complex 

Urbandale, Iowa:  Living History Farms seasonal activities covering a span of 300      years, on site interpreters

Winston-Salem, North Carolina: or (888) 653-7253 or (336) 721-7300, Early Southern life, group rates available, check for coupon

Eagle, Wisconsin: Old World Wisconsin or (262) 594-6300  Ten farmsteads, ponds, marshes, living history and hands-on games and activities

Harrodsburg, Kentucky:  Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill or (800) 734-5611  educational programs and special events

Grand Island, Nebraska:  Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer or (308) 385-5316  includes an historic farmstead

Woodstock, Vermont:  The Billings Farm and Museum or (802) 457-2355

Dearborn, Michigan: The Henry Ford/Greenfield Village  or (313) 271-1620 living history and historic recreation events

Dyersville, Iowa:  The National Farm Toy Museum or (563) 875-2727



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