Baloo's Bugle

January 2009 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 15, Issue 6
February 2008 Theme

Theme: American ABC's
Webelos: Scholar and Engineer
Tiger Cub
Activities

FOCUS

Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders’ Guide

Let's tour the united States by the letters: Austin, Baton Rouge and Cambridge to Xenia, York, and Zion.  This month, Cub Scouts will explore scenic and historic landmarks in this wonderful country.  What a great theme for your Blue and Gold Banquet!!  A den or pack may choose a city or state, and the boys can learn all about it.  Or you might decide on a theme such as national parks, zoos or museums.  The boys can use their choice in their decorations, skits, and songs for the banquet.

CORE VALUES

Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders’ Guide

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

ü  Fun and Adventure, Boys will enjoy the trip through history and across the nation as they discover what America has to offer.

ü  Preparation for Boy Scouts, Boys will learn to honor America as all boys should.

ü  Family Understanding, Families will be strengthened as family members share the experiences of places they have been.

The core value highlighted this month is:

ü  Citizenship, Through learning about people and places in America the boys will come to understand what being a citizen entails and develop pride in America.

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 halfway mark of the 2008-2009 Scouting year.  And I am still running late.  I spent the Saturday after Christmas working on Baloo (my daughter and wife were both at work) and much of this week, too. 

Our Pow Wow is in a few weeks and then I have to get serious about Webelos Resident and Philmont.  Busy!

Pow Wow Books have been arriving at my door or E-mail regularly.  Thank you all so much.  I have Sam Houston Area, Great Salt Lake, Oregon Trail, Catalina, National Capital Area Council, Buckeye, LaSalle County, Seattle Area, and Santa Clara County.  I will be E-mailing those who sent me books with how I plan to get you my swaps.  Thank you so much. 

BUT if you have one I did not name -
do not hesitate to send it to me -
Write me for directions, please

Months with similar themes to

American ABC's

Dave D. in Illinois

Month Name

Year

Theme

American Geography

July

1955

Discovering America

April

1960

The Great Lakes

March

1963

Around the U.S.A.

April

1967

Mountains of America

July

1971

Travel around U.S.A.

February

1976

Horizons USA

October

1977

Discover America

November

1978

High Country USA

November

1981

Discover America

July

1991

High Country, USA

August

1996

High Country, USA

July

2001

American ABC's

American Heritage

February

1962

Parade of Presidents

October

1972

Discovery of America

February

1973

Famous Americans

June

1973

Flags of America

October

1976

Outstanding Presidents

June

1981

Flags of America

November

1985

Parade of the Presidents

September

1987

Flags of America

November

1989

Parade of the Presidents

Eagle Info

Mike Rowe from dirty Jobs is an Eagle Scout and he has a pair of great letters on his blog at http://discovery.blogs.com/mike_rowe_answers/ .  The letters are to Boy Scouts - one to a boy getting close to Eagle and the other a congratulatory letter to a new Eagle Scout.  A few years away for most Cub Leaders but great reading.

 

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 2009 Cub Scout Monthly Theme Emblems. 
(Actually, the file for 2009 patches has not yet been created!!  Being a volunteer I do not get complete answers to my questions to Supply Division about these patches.  They apparently don't feel any need to post them.)

  

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