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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


Theme Internet Resources
Great Salt Lake Area Council

Do you know your birds??

Ruth wrote a few months ago to tell me about this great book for Bird Study with Kids.  Well I missed it then, but you could certainly use it when you get you Cubs Outdoors this summer – She wrote, “I would like to share some information on a new book that fits in with April's Cub Scout theme, "Our Feathered Friends."  It is a book-and-CD package, "Sing, Nightingale, Sing!", published by Kane-Miller ($13.95).  The book lets readers learn about plumage, biology, behavior, and more.  After reading about any of the 60 different birds in the book, you can then listen to its song on the enclosed CD.  The author is Francoise de Guibert, and it is illustrated by Chiaki Miyamoto. 

Pinewood derby goes high tech.

http://www.spreadshirtmedia.com/weblog/2006/01/the_pinewood_derby.html (From Diane in NC)

Cub Scout Achievement, Elective, Rank, and Academics and Sports Trackers on their own website!!


A lot of websites carry the Excel based trackers she developed but have old and outdated versions. So Roxanne developed her own web page that will always carry the most recent versions (with all known bugs fixed and many enhancements recommended by users).

She recently revised the Cub Scout spreadsheets to –

  • Include the Outdoor Activity Award
  • Make them easier to work with in OpenOffice.
  • Track Tiger beads and handle up to 15 tigers.

Please direct your den leaders or advancement chairs to the website for the most recent versions of the trackers. (feel free to add a link to your pack's website if that is helpful!)


Thank you Roxanne!! CD

PS – She, also, has Girl Scout and Boy Scout Trackers!!!


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