Welcome to the fun and fellowship of being a Cub Scout
Leader. I hope everyone had a wonderful summer. Remember to get all that
paperwork done for your Summertime Pack Awards.
Now is the time to call
your council office and find out where & when monthly Roundtables are
and when you can get trained. Your boys deserve trained leaders.
Baloo's Bugle is new to you, I will tell you a little about what it is.
Baloo's Bugle is a monthly handout for all Unit Leaders in Cub Scouting.
The National Office in Texas sets out 12 monthly themes to plan out your
monthly program for your Tigers, Cub and Webelos Scouts. You will find the
most support for your program from these themes. Not only will you get
ideas at your monthly roundtables, but also in Program Helps. Baloo's
Bugle follows the themes and activity badges. For instance in this issue
for the Tiger Cubs Big Idea #1 and #5 are covered. For Cub Leaders (Wolf
and Bear) you will find ideas for the theme "Hey, Look Us Over". Then for
Webelos Leaders the Activity Badges are Communicator and Scientist. Nearly
every idea in Baloo's Bugle comes from leaders like you. I have many
powwow books from which I get information and then leaders also send ideas
Check out our home page at USSSP. Richard Diesslin (who does
those great cartoons found at USSSP) has done some Excel & Lotus
Advancement Tracking Spreadsheets for Wolf, Bear and Webelos. You will
find these at http://usscouts.org/cubscouts/index.htm
Also we are
approaching the time when many Packs will be inducting new Bobcats. Please
take the time to read National's policy on turning Bobcats upside down at
his ceremony. You can find it at
just scroll down a bit and you
will find it. For those of you not online though, I will tell you that it
is highly discouraged. You will need a PDF reader to print the letter. The
information in the letter comes from the Risk Management and the Cub Scout
Division of the BSA. Our thanks go to Mr. Calvin Gray who wrote to the BSA
and got the response and sent it on to USSSP to share.
A coupon that is
being offered by the BSA for the Cub Scout uniform. You can go to the
official BSA site at this URL
http://www.bsa.scouting.org/stuff/cubuniform/index.html and get a coupon
for the uniform. With this coupon you can get the complete uniform for
$36.00. This package includes a choice of blue Cub Scout trousers or
shorts and blue Cub Scout long- or short-sleeved shirt. Uniform
accessories and insignia not included. This offer is valid August 1 -
November 30, 1999. Offer good only at participating Scouting retailers.
Price of $36 does not include applicable sales taxes. You will need the
Adobe PDF to download the coupon.
Materials found in Baloo's Bugle may be used by Scouters for Scouting activities provided that USSSP, Baloo's Bugle and the original contributors are cited as the source of the material.