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Baloo's Bugle

June 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 11
July 2006 Theme

Theme: Red, White and Baloo
Webelos: Aquanaut & Geologist
Tiger Cub
Activities

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

It’s summertime – time to get those Cubs and Webelos OUTDOORS.   In April 2006, Baloo featured the Cub Scout Outdoor Award.  If your program was planned properly, once your Cubs have completed their time in Resident Camp or Day Camp, you can file your Advancement Form and get your Cubs the Outdoor Awards they have earned.  In March 2006, we featured the Leave No Trace Award which has your Cubs do three camping trips and other outdoor Activities.  Now the way to improve is to have more Cub Scouts earning these awards and so -

Conservation Good Turn

Great Salt Lake Council

The Conservation Good Turn is an opportunity for Cub Scout packs to join in conservation or environmental organizations (federal, state, local or private) to carry our a conservation Good Turn in their home community.

  • The Scouting unit contracts a conservation agency and offers to carry out a Good Turn project.
  • The agency identifies a worthwhile and needed project that the unit can accomplish.
  • Working together in the local community, the unit and the agency plan the details and establish the date, time and location for carrying out the project.

Cub Scouting “Conservation Good Turn” should involve the entire Cub Scout pack, each den, adult leaders, and family members. However, patches may be earned by a den and it family members. Hands-on projects help Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts realize that everyone can do things to car for the environment. Cub Scouts and Webelos scouts participating in the “ Conservation Good Turn” can also meet some advancement requirements.

To get a list of potential projects and listing of agencies in your area, contact your District Executive or other Council Professional.  The Great Salt lake Council has info on their website at - http://www.gslc-bsa.org/forms/awards.cfm?recordID=Cub%20Scouts.


Boys' Life Reading Contest

Enter the 18th Boys' Life Reading Contest Now!

Write a one-page report titled "The Best Book I Read This Year" and enter it in the Boys' Life 2006 "Say Yes to Reading!" contest. 

The book can be fiction or nonfiction. But the report has to be in your own words—500 words tops. Enter in one of these three age categories: 8 years old and younger, 9 and 10 years old, or 11 years and older.

First-place winners in each age category will receive a $100 gift certificate good for any product in the Boy Scouts Official Retail Catalog. Second-place will receive a $75 gift certificate, and third-place a $50 certificate.

Everyone who enters will get a free patch like the yellow one above. (The patch is a temporary insignia, so it can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform shirt. Proudly display it there or anywhere!) In coming years, you'll have the opportunity to earn the other patches.

The contest is open to all Boys' Life readers. Be sure to include your name, address, age and grade on the entry. Send your report, along with a business-size, self-addressed, stamped envelope, to:

Boys' Life Reading Contest, S306
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079

For more details go to www.boyslife.org

Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 29, 2006.

Knot of the Month

Arrowhead Honor and Commissioner’s Key for Roundtable Commissioners

www.usscouts.org

Arrowhead Honor for Roundtable/Huddle Commissioner

This Award can be earned for service as either:

Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner,

Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner,

Varsity Scout Huddle Commissioner, or

Venturing Roundtable Commissioner

Requirements

  • Review all material in the current
    Venturing Roundtable Guide, No. 34342,
    Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide, No. 34253A; or
    Cub Scout Roundtable Planning Guide, No. 34239D; or
    Varsity Scout Huddle Guide, No. 34829.
  • Review all material in the
    Troop Program Features,
    Cub Scout Program Helps, or
    Varsity Scout Game Plan.
  • Recruit a roundtable staff.
  • Lead staff in preparing a 1-year roundtable or huddle outline.
  • Supervise the staff in conducting these roundtables or huddles.
  • With the district commissioner and district executive, develop and use an attendance promotion plan.
  • Attend a council commissioner conference or planning conference.

Commissioner’s Key for Roundtable Commissioners

This Award can be earned for service as either:

Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner,

Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner,

Varsity Scout Huddle Commissioner, or

Venturing Roundtable Commissioner

Requirements

Training

  • Complete the Commissioner Basic Training sessions:
    Why Commissioners?,
    Units: The Commissioner's Greatest Priority, and
    How to Help a Unit, outlined in Commissioner Basic Training Manual, No. 33613E.
  • Complete personal coaching orientation including the orientation projects.
  • Complete Basic Training for Roundtable or Huddle Commissioners and staff

Tenure

Complete 3 years as a registered commissioner within a 5-year period.
(Tenure for one award cannot be used for other training awards.)

Performance

  • Earn the Arrowhead Honor Award.
  • Review all material in the current
    Venturing Roundtable Guide, No 34342
    Boy Scout Leader Roundtable Planning Guide, No. 34253A, or
    Cub Scout Leader Roundtable Planning Guide, No. 34239E
  • Review all material in
    Troop Program Resources and Troop Program Features, or
    Cub Scout Program Helps
  • Recruit a roundtable staff
  • Lead staff in preparing a one-year roundtable outline
  • Supervise the staff in conducting these roundtables
  • With the District Commissioner and District Executive, develop and use an attendance promotion plan, and
  • Attend a council Commissioner conference, roundtable, or planning conference.

If the Commissioner has already earned a Scouter’s Key in another position, in lieu of sewing a second one of these square knots on the uniform, devices should be attached.  A Commissioner’s Device for this award.

 


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