School Night for Scouting
Baloo covers SNFS
Rally Information and SNFS plans
Get a Cub Scout Uniform for $36.00
How To Pan for Gold (video & audio)
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:
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:
Scouting & Pack Pages
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
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
Large Catapult Plans
Traveler Activity Badge
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
Crafts for Kids
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