January 2009 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
February 2008 Theme
Scholar and Engineer
Tiger Cub Activities
A Den Leader's PayDay
Write this out putting the candy (or a wrapper from the candy or a picture of
the candy) where you see *)
Sometimes we were
But always a
We always did
After all, we are boys.
We wanted to give
you $100,000 Grand*
But had Zero*
So that idea was canned.
We M & M*ade
you this card
of love and rhyme
To thank you for
so much of your time.
Put in a row of Hershey Hugs and Kisses and have the Cubs sign it. I used
poster board for mounting the candy and a calligraphy pen for printing the
poem. Prof Beaver
The ABCs of Leaders
Great Cub Scout Leaders
Believe in the program
Call to check up if you miss a den meeting
Discover new ways to involve the Scouts
Explore all the options
Help whenever asked
Juggle lots of projects
Know their knots
Make extra project pieces for siblings
Notice the wonderful things about their Cub Scouts
Quote Lord Baden-Powell
Reap the rewards of Cub Scout smiles
Tell their Scouts great job!
Understand that life happens
Value the Aims of Scouting
Wake up in sleeping bags
X-amine all material for appropriateness
Yell cheers during pack meetings
Have a Zany disposition
Here's another version - CD
Awards from the Heart
Everyone needs a pat on the back to feel appreciated! These awards are quick and
easy. Remember to award den chiefs, pack leaders, and parents, too. Be sure to
mention specifically what the person is being recognized for.
Attach a mint to a note or certificate stating that the person has made a
monu-mint-al contribution to Scouting.
We Are Not STRETCHING It We Appreciate You!
Mount rubber bands on foam board or mat board.
You Are Tops
Award a toy top
You Rose to the Occasion!
Award a plastic rose.
What a Catch!
Award a certificate with a fish picture or plastic fish.
You Have Been the Link to Success
Award links of a chain.
There are many lists like this on the internet -
Professor Beaver's site has lighthearted, fun award ideas
Try some searches - "101 ways
to recognize," scout leader recognition
The ABCs Of Being An Effective Leader
A Attitude: accent the positive, attitudes determine
B Boys: remember the program is for them
C Communications: help keep the lines open
D Diplomacy: be a diplomat, always put your best foot forward
E Effort: youll get out as much as you put in
F Flexibility: to be able to change and adapt
G Guide: guide, but dont force
H Harmony: you can help maintain this in your pack
I Interest: keep interest high by KISMIF (Keep It Simple, Make
J Joy: spread it, pass it on
K Knowledge: Cub Scouts depend on you for this stay informed
L Listen: with understanding
M Morale: keep your spirits high
N Nobody: is a nobody in Cub Scouting
Organized: set goals and reach them
P Problems: there are none
just look at them as unresolved
Q Quandary: keep yourself out of this state
R Resourceful: know where to get materials and ideas
S Scout: our goal is for every Bobcat to become an Eagle Scout
T Training: be sure to keep yourself up-to-date
U Uniform: promote the uniform and set a good example by wearing
V Volunteers: thats most of us in the Cub Scout program, try to
W Wisdom: this includes perseverance, tolerance and tact.
X Xtra Special: each Cub Scout is definitely that
Y Year: Cub Scouting is year-round and plan your program that
Z Zest: perform your job with it
letter E mounted on a display with the wording for your exceptional help, many
Cubmaster (or Committee
Chair) There are many parents and leaders here tonight who have helped our
pack in a variety of ways. They have contributed their time to the success of
our pack meeting and they deserve the Exceptional award for seeing projects and
meetings and lots of other things through from a to z. (Call adults forward and
Leader Recognition Ceremony
Cubmaster: Tonight, I would like to recognize one of our Den Leaders that
completed the requirements for the Den Leader Award. Will ____________ please
come forward. We want you to know that we appreciate all the time and effort
that you put forth. You are helping shape these boys lives and building leaders
of tomorrow. I would like to present to you the Den Leader's Award Certificate
and Square Knot that you can wear on your uniform.
Materials found in Baloo's Bugle may be used by Scouters for Scouting activities provided that Baloo's Bugle and the original contributors are cited as the source of the material.