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Baloo's Bugle

July 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 11, Issue 12
August 2005 Theme

Theme: Campfire Tales & Traditionsl
Webelos: Naturalist & Forester
  Tiger Cub


Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders’ Guide

Sing Around the Campfire as the summer season is on the wane.  Every den can get involved.  Cub Scouts are assigned different parts of the pack’s campfire program.  Use the Campfire Program Planner from the Cub Scout Leader Book to help.  This is a great opportunity to recruit new Cub Scouts!!


Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders’ Guide

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

  • Spiritual Growth, The awe and wonder reveal a higher power. Allow quiet time for reflection and spiritual growth.
  • Friendly Service, Each Cub Scout should learn the Outdoor Code and do a friendly service project.  Leave outdoor areas better than you found them so that others can enjoy them, too.
  • Fun and Adventure, Outdoor camping is filled with fun!  This is a time for outdoor games at the pack level – get the whole family involved!  Packs can sponsor nature walks or scavenger hunts.  So much to do!

The core value highlighted this month is:

  • Faith, The Great Outdoors is a great inspiration.  Have a Scouts Own Service.

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!!


Well I am back from my annual Scouting fix – a trip to Philmont.  This year I participated in “Strictly for Cubmasters” at the Philmont Training Center.  Steve from South Carolina (who is an engineer at a nuclear power plant like me) and Diane from Wisconsin, were great course facilitators.  Thank you.  And thanks to everyone in the course – Bill A (Granddad who is Cubmaster for his Grandsons and had his 1951 uniform there for us all to see), Dianne, Bob, Chip, Karyn, Mike, Pete, Tracy, Dave K, Jennifer (my Den Leader for the week!), Pat, Bill O,. Steve, David W. and John – for being great classmates and sharing so many ideas.

This issue marks the end of the year.  Next month will be Volume 12, Number 1.  This is the last theme in the 2004-2005 CS Program helps and the 2004-2005 CS RT Planning Guide.  August 10 will be my first RT of the 2005-2006 Program Year.  I purchased my new CS RT Planning Guide directly from a member of the National Committee while out taking “Strictly for Cubmasters” at the Philmont Training Center.  She said the books were rushed to Philmont for the course she was teaching and would be shipped out to councils across the country very soon.  They are later than usual because of changes to the RT format for 2005-2006.  See section on CS Roundtables in next month’s Baloo.  I have taken four Cub Scout courses at PTC and have had Diane’s teach three of them – one from Texas, one from North Dakota and now one from Wisconsin.

During the week, my daughter was one of three Group leaders for the 19 boys in the 11 year old Trailblazers family group.  Mr. Bean, Micah and Darby did a great job from what I heard from parents in my class and in the Dining Hall. I still say Philmont Training Center is the greatest place for a family vacation where everyone has fun!!  PTC has a new promo CD for 2006.  Get a hold of it and check it out.  Maybe have your RT Commissioner to show it at a RT for the Training Topic!!  Call or write PTC if you can’t locate one. 

A big HEAP HOW to Julie Byler of the San Gabriel Valley Council.  A Scouter who attended the Super Hero Pow Wow for San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach Area and Verdugo Hills Councils sent me one of their Pow Wow CDs.  It has great material.  A lot of it is very fresh (new).  It turns out Julie was their Pow Wow Chair this year and insisted upon a lot of fresh (new) material.  And being a good Scouter she led by example and prepared a lot of fresh (new) material herself.  This month Julie and I swapped E-mails and I was able to compliment her on her work.  (One of the drawbacks to doing Baloo is you see a lot of stuff, and read a lot of names but very seldom do you actually get to communicate with anyone about their work.)  And she said I could post her name with the material.  That it would make her feel like a published author.  I do like giving credit to Scouters who prepare the material I use but I never post a name with specific permission to do so.  But, sorry to say, Julie’s name is not in this issue.  She didn’t have material in the August Chapter but I am sure you will be seeing her name again in an upcoming month.  Thank you Julie and your Pow Wow Staff for a great job!!  Please tell me when your next Pow Wow is so I’ll know when I can get a new CD!! 

Are you ready for your Pack’s Annual Program Planning Conference??  Do you have your Cub Scout Program Helps book?  Has your district run its Program Launch (or whatever you call it) for 2005-2006?  This is an important event and should not be missed!!!

USSSP Moves to New Host

Thanks to the folks at http://www.data393.com  for providing hosting for all of the U.S. Scouting Service Project websites. After a month long period of being offline with a failed server, we were able to resume operations only to find that our hosting arrangement was about to expire. Thanks to Data393, we now have a home.

Months with similar themes to

Campfire Tales and Traditions

Voyageur Area Council



Campfire Yarns



Campfire Yarns



Once Upon A Time…



Summer Songfest



Our Native Peoples



Critters, Cubs & Campfires


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