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Baloo's Bugle

May 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 10
June 2006 Theme

Theme: Invent a Reason to Celebrate
Webelos: Traveler and Artist
Tiger Cub
Activities


FOCUS

Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders’ Guide

It’s June and that means celebration time!! Time to celebrate everything great!!  Cub Scouts get to pick a reason to celebrate – maybe Happy Sunshine Day or My Best Pal Day or even Hurray for Ice Cream Day!!  June includes Hug Your Cat Day, World Juggling Day, and Happy Birthday to You Day.  Take your calendar and fill in the blanks – make every day a holiday.  Whatever the reason or season, it’s fun to share the joy.

CORE VALUES

Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders’ Guide

Some of the purposes of Cub Scouting developed through this month’s theme are:

  • Personal Achievement, Your Cub Scouts will feel the joy as their invitations turn into fun for the whole den.
  • Friendly Service, Invite everyone to be part of your everyday celebrations.
  • Fun and Adventure, What’s more fun than a celebration?  Cub Scouts will develop new observances and have fun while learning.

The core value highlighted this month is:

  • Respect, Cub Scouts will realize that everyday has worth and value.

Can you think of others??? Hint – look in your Cub Scout Program Helps.  It lists different ones!! All the items on both lists are applicable!!  You could probably list all twelve if you thought about it!!

COMMISSIONER’S CORNER

It was another interesting theme to be pouring through Pow Wow Books for ideas.  Almost everyone had a calendar of special days in June but the material varied widely.  One book was all standard summer stuff no holiday mentions.  A very good approach in one council’s book was a note relating each (well almost all) item to one of the June holidays.  And others were somewhere in between.  It might be great to emphasize Flag day, June 14, but be careful, July has a patriotic theme, “Red, White and Baloo,” for Fourth of July.  Or maybe because this is summer, you want to make one theme go for two months – tie Flag Day in with Fourth of July and keep everything patriotic and FUN!!  Some of Baloo is oriented to various days in June, some is just good stuff I found and thought you would enjoy.  The best bet – look at your Program helps and Resource Page (from Roundtable).  Pick a few special days and bring them to life for fun or seriousness for your Cubs.

What's a holiday?  Festival?  Celebration?

Baltimore Area Council

hol-i-day (noun)

  • A consecrated day; religious anniversary; a day set apart in honor of some person, or in commemoration of some event.
  • A day of exemption from labor; a day of amusement and gayety; a festival day.
  • (Law) A day fixed by law for suspension of business; a legal holiday.
  • A vacation (chiefly British).

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary

fes·ti·val (noun)

  • An occasion for feasting or celebration, especially a day or time of religious significance that recurs at regular intervals.
  • An often regularly recurring program of cultural performances, exhibitions, or competitions: a film festival.
  • Revelry; conviviality.
  • (adjective) Of, relating to, or suitable for a feast or festival; festive

Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

cel'e·bra'tion (noun)

  • an occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
  • any festival or other celebration
  • the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual

Source: WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University

National makes a patch for every Cub Scout Monthly theme.  This is the one for this theme.  Check them out at www.scoutstuff.org go to patches and look for 2006 Cub Scout Monthly Theme Emblems.  The 2005 Theme patches are still available at about one-third off!!!

Check your calendar

Greater St. Louis Area Council

Check your calendar for a variety of holidays we don't normally celebrate.  Did you know that every day in June is a holiday? June 15th is Smile Power Day, the 29th is Camera Day, the 10th is National Yo-Yo Day, and the 20th is Ice Cream Soda Day. Not only is June 14th Flag Day, but it is also Pop Goes the Weasel Day. You can celebrate a June holiday or create your own. Invent a new sandwich for Sandwich Day. June is National Accordion Awareness Month as well as Zoo and Aquarium Month. If you can't find a holiday for your den, you can invent your own and celebrate it at the pack meeting.

Official Celebration Days in June

Month Long Celebrations

Accordion Awareness Month, National
Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month
Aphasia Awareness Month, National
Cancer from the Sun Month
Candy Month, National
Child Vision Awareness Month
Children's Awareness Month
Dairy Alternatives Month
Effective Communications Month
Entrepreneurs "Do It Yourself" Marketing Month
Fight the Filthy Fly Month

Fireworks Safety Months
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month

GLBT Book Month, National
Iced Tea Month, National
June Dairy Month
June Is Perennial Gardening Month
June Is Turkey Lovers' Month
Men's Month, Intl
Pharmacists Declare War on Alcoholism
Potty Training Awareness Month
Professional Wellness Month
Rebuild Your Life Month
Rivers Month, National
Rose Month, National
Safety Month, National
Scleroderma Awareness Month      

Soul Food Month, National
Sports America Kids Month
Steakhouse Month, National
Student Safety Month
Vision Research Month

Zoo & Aquarium Month

Week Long Observances:

Week 1:  National Aphasia Awareness, National Fishing, And National Headache Awareness, Step Parents Week

Week 2:  National Bathroom Reading, National Clay,

E-Mail, National Hug, National Men’s Health, National Little League Baseball Week, National Hermit Week, National Flag Week

Week 3:  Take Your Pet To Work Week, U.S. Equestrian Team National Horse Week, Carpenter Ant Awareness Week

Week 4:  National Camping, Eye Safety Awareness, Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness, and National Sobriety Checkpoint., Amateur Radio Week

Special days

June 1

Dare Day

Donut Day

Flip a Coin Day

Navy Day (official Mexican holiday)

Stand For Children Day

Oscar the Grouch’s Birthday

June 2

National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day

Radio Was Patented In 1896.

Mother Earth's Day
St. Elmo's Day patron of sailors, childbirth; against seasickness, stomachaches)
 Eel Festival (Denmark)

June 3

National Trails Day

Repeat Day

Repeat Day

Egg Day

First U.S. Spacewalk by Ed White in 1965.

June 4

Donut Day

Old Maid's Day

Aesop's Birthday

Cheese Day

First Ford Made Henry Ford made his first operational car in 1896.

June 5

National Children’s Day

Festival of Popular Delusions Day

World Environment Day

First Hot Air Balloon Flight by the Montgolfier brothers in 1783.

National Gingerbread Day

June 6

Teacher's Day

National Family Day

National Applesauce Cake Day

National Gardening Exercise Day

National Yo-Yo Day

June 7

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

Fleur-de-Lis Day

Daniel Boone Day (Kentucky)

June 8

Name Your Poison Day

Best Friends Day
Frank Lloyd Wright's Birthday in 1867.

June 9

Donald Duck’s Birthday

Nursing Assistants Day

Pink Tomato Festival
National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day

June 10

National Yo-Yo Day

Iced Tea Day

Herb Day
National Black Cow Day
Race Unity Day
Red Rose Festival

June 11

National Hug Holiday

King Kamehameha Day

Movie “E.T.” premiered in 1982.

June 12

Machine Day

Anne Frank born in 1929 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

The baseball was invented in 1839.

Magic Day

June 13

National Juggling Day

Kitchen Klutzes of America Day

Pioneer 10 became first man-made object to leave our solar system, 1983

June 14

Flag Day

Pop Goes The Weasel Day

Sand Paper Invented by I. Fischer Jr. in 1834.

June 15

Smile Power Day

Fly A Kite Day (Ben Franklin's Kite Experiment in 1752.)

June 16

National Hollerin' Contest Day

National Fudge Day

June 17

Watergate Day

Eat Your Vegetables Day

Disneyland Opened In 1955.

Lotus Moon day (Chinese)

June 18

Father’s Day

International Picnic Day

Go Fishing Day

National Splurge Day

Tears of Isis day (Copts)

Midsummer Day (Swedish)

Skira (Greek)

June 19

Juneteenth

World Sauntering Day

Garfield debuted on this his birthday in 1978.

Tasmanian Devil debuted on this his birthday in 1954.

Saints Gervase and Protase (Italian)

June 20

Ice Cream Soda Day

Bald Eagle Day

June 21

Cuckoo Warning Day (It will be a wet summer if the cuckoo is heard today!)

Summer Solstice (longest day of the year)

June 22

National Chocolate Éclair Day

U.S. Department of Justice Established

Pledge of Allegiance recognized by Congress, 1942

June 23

Let it Go day

National Pink Day

Typewriter Patented in 1868.

June 24

Museum Comes To Life Day

Mid Summer Day

Swim a Lap Day

U.F.O. Day (First documented UFO sighting on this day.)

June 25

Log Cabin Day

LEON Day (LEON is NOEL spelled backwards. It means six months until Christmas.)

June 26

National Chocolate Pudding Day

Beautician’s Day

Bicycle Patented in 1819.

Toothbrush Invented in 1498.

June 27

Paul Bunyan day

Melody for Happy Birthday Song written in 1859.

June 28

Handshake day

Insurance Awareness Day

June 29

Camera Day

Waffle Iron Day

June 30

Meteor Day

Superman's Birthday

Sky Day

List compiled from –

Alapaha Area Council Pow Wow Book

Greater St. Louis Area Council Pow Wow Book

Longhorn Council Pow Wow Book

Sam Houston Area Council Pow Wow Book

http://www.web-holidays.com/calendar/june/ - This web site has many, many  more holidays that I did not list.  So if you want a few more, go there!

http://www.schooloftheseasons.com/junedays2.html

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/june.htm

http://library.thinkquest.org/2886/jun.htm#GOTO21

It turns out the authority in this area is “Chase’s Calendar of Events.”  This is a book and CD published by McGraw-Hill to which I did not have access.

I have been told the UPS calendar is fantastic with national and international holidays.

Months with similar themes to

Invent a Reason to Celebrate

Dave D in Illinois

Dave’s spreadsheet classifies this theme as FestivalsThese are the other months with themes listed as Festivals.  None seem as diverse as this month’s vignette’s ideas forInvent a Reason to Celebrate.

September

1942

Pack Fair

January

1963

Freedom Festival

March

1964

Mardi Gras

August

1964

Neighborhood Carnival

September

1964

Come to the Fair

February

1968

Freedom Festival

September

1969

Come to the Fair

February

1974

Mardi Gras

August

1976

Festival U.S.A.

August

1978

Cub Scout Fair

August

1980

Fiesta

August

1982

Cub Scout Fair

February

1990

Mardi Gras

August

1995

Fiesta

February

2004

Fiesta

 


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