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Baloo's Bugle

September 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 2
October 2005 Theme

Theme: To The Rescue
Webelos: Citizen & Showman
  Tiger Cub
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FOCUS

Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders’ Guide

This month, Cub Scouts will learn how to be safe, be prepared for emergencies, and react to emergencies!  Use the buddy system this month during den and pack meetings, taking the opportunity to explain its importance.  At the pack meeting use games, songs, and skits so that Cub Scouts can show what they have learned and that they are prepared to come “To The Rescue.”

CORE VALUES

Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders’ Guide

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

  • Personal Achievement, Boys will gain confidence and get a sense of satisfaction by helping those in need.
  • Friendly Service, Boys will help others by doing their best and sharing a helping hand and a caring smile.
  • Preparation for Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts begin their trail to Eagle Scout when they begin learning and developing First Aid skills.

The core value highlighted this month is:

  • Faith, Cub Scouts will learn that through trust in a higher power we can remain hopeful and confident in difficult situations.

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

There are a lot f ideas floating on what to do to help out Hurricane Katrina victims.  Check the front page of www.usscouts.org and other places for ideas and ways to help.  Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has pledged several million to help by matching amounts raised by volunteers.  You might want to contact a local branch and see if your Scouts can join in their efforts.  Find your local branch at www.thrivent.com

Busy fall will soon be upon us.  Of course things never let up for me all summer.  My employer is being bought out and now I get to leave (and start a pension) a few years earlier than planned).  Recent gas hikes have me worried though.  Son has moved away to begin a teaching career.  He will be teaching physics at a private high school in north Jersey.  Daughter is back at college earning her Doctor of Physical therapy degree (and I am seeing a Physical therapist for my neck since the fall).  The last Wood Badge Development was help and the course is in a few weeks.  My pack’s Join Scouting night is September 14th  and my second Roundtable of the season the night after!!  

There is a lot happening in October –

Lets not forget Halloween is coming up. Remember to discus safe Trick-or-treat practices.

Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9-15 (which fits in nicely with the theme for October)

In Case Of Emergency (ICE)

Here’s a To the Rescue idea that we should get put to all our parents …

Paramedics will turn to a victim's cell phone for clues to that person's identity. You can make their job much easier with a simple idea that they are trying to get everyone to adopt: ICE.

ICE stands for In Case of Emergency. If you add an entry in the contacts list in your cell phone under ICE, with the name and phone number of the person that the emergency services should call on your behalf, you can save them a lot of time and have your loved ones contacted quickly..

It only takes a few moments of your time to do. Paramedics (at least the ones who told me about this) know what ICE means and they look for it immediately.

ICE your cell phone NOW!

Want to list more than one ICE contact – list them as ICE1, ICE2,ICE3,

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) has stated, ICE entries in cell phone address books should be used in addition to (not in place of) more standard forms of identification.

Check out where this idea originated - http://www.eastanglianambulance.com/content/news/newsdetail.asp?newsID=646104183

Please pass this along


Months with similar themes to

To The Rescue

Voyageur Area Council

Fire Detectives

October

1949

Cub Scout Fireman

May

1957

Fire Detectives

October

1960

"Family Alert" Pack Plan

January

1964

Fire Detectives

October

1971

Be Firesafe

October

1978

Emergency Savers

April

1979

Fire Detectives

October

1979

Be Firesafe

October

1981

Survival

January

1984

Fire Detectives

October

1987

Fire Detectives

October

1992

Dial 911

September

1995

Fire! Fire!

October

1997

Hometown Heroes

November

2001

Kids Against Crime

November

2002

Home Alone

January

2004

To The Rescue

October

2005


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