LEADER IDEASHome Depot offers hands-on projects for kids. Call your local Home Depot and see if the store offers projects for Cub Scouts.
I started doing a "Blue Sheet" for my former RT district, Northstar in St. Louis. After Woodbadge I developed "Baloo's Bugle. This month's theme is "Stop the Presses" and I thought it would be interesting to see the names of other publications being done in the name of Scouting.
Pack 440 in Richmond, VA named its newsletter "The Blue & Gold (in black &white), Grey Wolf, DLC, Pack 440, St. Giles' Presbyterian Church Capitol District, Robert E. Lee Council, BSA, Richmond, VA
The name of my troop's newsletter is TROOPSCOOP.
Troop #543, Springville, NY. Jeremy Beyette
Ian from the U.K. sent this
"Cub Tracks" -- it's
what we use at Kaskaskia District, Greater St. Louis
Council, similar to Baloo's Bugle.
Pack 1515 of Lynbrook USA (Iroqoius District of the Theodore Roosevelt Council) has a monthly newsletter called 'The Monthly Howl'. Tom Lynch, CC Pack 1515
My pack newsletter was called CUBBING. I had one for my Tiger Cub's called Tiger Tales. Randy
Pack 273 in Union City has
I started out making Baloo's Bugle using Word back in'93, and using a 2-column format. We upgraded and had a newsletter wizard with the upgrade. I have been using that since. But there are other ways to do a newspaper/newsletter: below are instructions how to do a Pack Newspaper.
It doesn't have to be fancy nor
computer-generated. Boys can hand-write their articles
and illustrate them. Or adult can help type their
articles. Cut and paste the articles and illustrations.
Involve the boys. They like to see their own names in
How To Make Your Own
1. How to get started: Think of a name
for your newspaper and decide which stories to include.
One summer, when our son went away to
Webelos camp I made him a pillow while he was gone. This
idea, I believe, is a fun easy craft for adults to do
with all those scouting T-shirts our boys grow out of.
Yet it will give the boys a lasting memory of their Tiger
or Cubbing days.
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