Volume 6 Issue 2
September 1999


School Night for Scouting Baloo covers SNFS

Rally Information and SNFS plans

Get a Cub Scout Uniform for $36.00

Theme Related

How To Pan for Gold (video & audio)

Gold Fever!

Gold Rush Sesquicentennial

Judy Polak sent me the following information and URLs about the Gold Rush era


There was also a Canadian Gold Rush (in British Columbia 1858, 1862, 1865), Alaskan (Klondike) Gold Rush (in 1898) and Gold Rush Games (a video game company!)

Californians began celebrating the Sesquicentennial of the Gold Rush on Jan. 24, 1998. One hundred and fifty years early, in 1848, James Marshall found a pea sized nugget in the sawmill ditch of John Sutter's sawmill on the American River. Although Marshall and Sutter tried to keep it quiet, soon word was out across the United States, and one in every 90 people living in the United States was on his or her way to California -- the 49ers.

The Sacramento Bee has a multi-part article about the history of the Gold Rush. Remember Sacramento was established during the gold rush in the middle of the gold fields!

This PBS page has Gold Rush facts that Cubs will love

A common expression among the 49ers was "going to see the elephant." Find out what it means: http://www.goldrushcom/~joann/elephant.htm

Go with Mr. Peabody, Sherman and the Wayback Machine from Rocky and Bullwinkle on a traveling adventure to the gold fields via a wayback machine:

Not everyone in the California gold fields made their fortunes. But here are some names we know today that are linked to 49ers:

An interactive game (better for Tigers) of equipment needed to go for the gold:

A list of words associated with gold mining:

Visit the site! Sutter's Mill is a part of Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in California. Take a look at where it all happened:

From our friends at Pack 114 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, are games that kids in the 1850's would have played. This site is quiet games (perfect for gathering):

This site is more active games:

The U.S. Postal Service commemorated the Gold Rush in a stamp released in June 1999: http://www.usps.gov/images/stamps/99/california.htm

Scouting & Pack Pages

Pack 273

Check out their duty roster

Pack 712--Cool guest book also-take a minute there and sign it

Trash to Treasures

How can my community reduce waste?

Great Ceremony Site

PowWow online

Cub Scout RT Information (see Survival Kit)

Cub Scout RT Information

Pack 215 ceremony site--GREAT!!

Another Great site for info-check it out

Artist Activity Badge

Citizen Activity Badge

The White House

Betsy Ross site includes history on her, flag ettiquite, quotes, flag trivia

Scientist Activity Badge

Do your Webelos have scientific questions that you don't know the answer to-- Find out the answer to why you cry when cutting onions and other *burning* scientific questions (Around the House)

Mad Scientist Day--for Webelos

Showman give your Webelos *a hand* in grabbing onto this topic
Making Glove Puppets
http://edu147.coe.ufl.edu/Courses/edtech/XPI/text/articles/article 2 folder/puppet.html


See American Documents

Catapult http://www.pack-o-fun.com/projects/catapult.htm
Catapult http://www.cariboo.bc.ca/schs/eureka/catapult.htm
Catapult http://www.rogerknapp.com/knap/stfiles.htm

Marshmallow Catapult

Large Catapult Plans

Traveler Activity Badge

Map Quest

Useful info for travelers

Transportation for Scouts


Just For Fun

Live puppy-cam at animal shelters across the country

Where were you?

Best Books for kids site

Starburst Fun site

Famous Sayings

Crafts for Kids


The scouting graphics for all levels of scouting are available on line at


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For years we have been maintaining a free online library of Scouting images. Over the years many Scouters asked about how to go about having their own copy of all the images on the ftp site so that they could take the library with them on Scouting events.

This USSSP CD-ROM contains over 16,000 images (approximately 5,000 unique images in multiple formats) and 1,500 documents from our Clipart & File Library Site.

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We are currently considering the production of a Version 2.0 CD with more content and resources.


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