Baloo's Bugle

July 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 14, Issue 12
August 2008 Theme

Theme: S'MORE SUMMER FUN
Webelos: Forester & Naturalist
Tiger Cub
Activities

FOCUS

Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders’ Guide

The summer is not over yet!  Let's have "S'More" summer fun in the outdoors this month.  The weather is hot, but the fun is cool as the Cub Scouts do all they can before school starts in the Fall.  Is a picnic, softball game, or hike through the forest part of your pack's plans??

 

CORE VALUES

Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders’ Guide

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

ü  Sportsmanship and Fitness, Cub Scouts will be active in the outdoors while learning new games.

ü  Fun and Adventure, Through summertime exploration, the cub Scouts will enjoy new experiences.

ü  Preparation for Boy Scouts, When Cub Scouts develop outdoor skills, they are gaining experience to build upon in Boy Scouting.

The core value highlighted this month is:

ü  Responsibility, Cub Scouts will gain a sense of responsibility through the Buddy System and other safety rules in and around water.

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

Look at the top - this is the last month of another great year of Scouting, 2007-2008 and the last issue of Baloo.  The next issue will be Volume 15, Number 1 for the 2008-2009 year.  I received my new CS RT Planning Guide today and have had my new CS Program Helps since early June.  Ready to go!!.

It truly was another great year of Scouting -

P The Old Colony District of Southern NJ Council, my district has attained the Chief’s Winner Circle for having a plus one in chartered units and more than plus one percent in registered youth membership compared to the registered youth membership of June 30 of one year ago.  We actually registered a 2.2 % growth in membership vs. last June 30.

P Last week my Webelos Resident Camp was a roaring success.  We had a >50% increase in Webelos from 40 to 65.  And we were the first to use the brand new pool at Pine Hill Scout Reservation.  Pretty soon we will be as famous as our gold course neighbor!  We had two Bears from our pack that moved to Webelos June 1st for whom this was their first time away and they did great!!

P And my council has a new Scout Executive as of July 1, 2008.  He has moved here from Denver Area Council.  And my District is still adjusting to our new District Director.  I see great things for both!

This is a great month to get you Cubs out doing a conservation project (followed by a dip in the pool/lake/pond/safe swim area.

The Webelos badges for this month are Forester and Naturalist.  I listed some fun things for you to do but the best way to earn these is in camp, especially a resident program that your council or a neighbor may run!!  Or for first year's, maybe one last time at Day Camp.

If you plan a campfire this month, check out the May theme issue of Baloo for the item, "Fifteen steps on building a campfire."

If you sent me a Pow Wow Book and have not received several from me in thanks, drop me a line and I will get them to you.

Cub Scout Extravaganza &
Program Enrichment Conference
@ Philmont Training Center

I have been invited to the First Ever Program Enrichment Conference and my wife, Donna, to the Cub Scout Extravaganza - August 10 - 16, 2008 at Philmont!!!   Our money is in and we will be there!  My daughter (Four summer Phil staffer is trying to see if she can arrange to be there, too!!).  Hope to see many of you there, too!!!


 

Months with similar themes to

S'More Summer Fun

Dave D. in Illinois

It is pretty interesting to look at this list of themes.  You can see how Cubbing has progressed into the woods and outdoors from backyards and parks. CD

Month Name

Year

Theme

June

1941

Cubbing Moves into the Backyard

July

1944

Back Yard Camping

July

1945

Outdoor Cubbing

July

1950

Outing

June

1953

Summertime Adventure

August

1954

Annual Picnic

August

1955

Outdoor Fun

August

1957

Good Old Summertime

July

1958

Outdooring

August

1961

Outdoor Festival

July

1966

Summertime Adventure

August

1967

Outdoor Fun

June

1971

Outdoor Fun

July

1975

Summer Adventure

March

1977

Kites-Spring

June

1980

Outdoor Fun

July

1984

Fun in the Sun

May

1988

Outdoor Adventure

August

1989

Outdoor Festival

July

1992

Fun in the Sun

June

1997

Outdoor Adventure

June

2003

Fun in the Sun

July

2003

A Hiking We Will Go

August

2006

Scouting It Out

 

National makes a patch for every Cub Scout Monthly theme.  This is the one for this theme.  Check them out at www.scoutstuff.org go to patches and look for 2006 Cub Scout Monthly Theme Emblems.

 

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