Volume 5 Issue 11
June 1999

BALOO'S THOUGHTS

Packs should be planning on Summertime Activities to keep their packs active. Summer is a great season for the Cub Scouts to earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award.. For instance a Fishing Derby would help the Wolf Cubs meet most if not all of Elective 19 which is one of two electives that must be done. Another elective for this award is No. 15. The pack could start it's own vegetable and flower garden. This would cover some of that elective. If the vegetable garden has way too many tomatoes or squash or whatever the extras could be given to some elderly friends, homeless shelters or anyone that might need fresh vegetables. Now the boys have learned to grow plants and have done a good turn.

A summertime activity could also be to visit a Wildlife Refuge. Bears will meet most of Achievement 5 in doing this. Also if they visit a lake they could do a den project to clean up this important source of water (15e) for the Conservation Award.

Visiting that same wildlife refuge would help your Webelos Scouts in earning their Naturalist Activity Badge. One of the purposes of Cub Scouting is advancement. Working on the Conservation Award is one of the ways to allow the Cubs to keep advancing during the summer, but they will be having fun.

So keep your Pack going during the summer!

A new feature we have at USSSP are CAMP CARDS. You can now send scouts and scouters an electronic greeting card. Check it out--Mike B. did a great job in putting this together. I got one and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a great way to show a scouter that you are thinking of them!! You can access it from our home page at http://www.usscouts.org/

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