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Baloo's Bugle

August 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 1
September 2006 Theme

Theme: Zoo Adventures
Webelos: Citizen & Communicator
Tiger Cub
Activities

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop
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Wildlife Conservation loop

Complete these three requirements:

  • Explain what natural resources are and why it's important to protect and conserve them.
  • Make a poster that shows and explains the food chain. Describe to your den what happens if the food chain becomes broken or damaged.
  • Learn about an endangered species. Make a report to your den that includes a picture, how the species came to be endangered, and what is being done to save it.

Wildlife Conservation Academics Pin
www.usscouts.org

Wildlife Conservation loop

Earn the Wildlife Conservationbelt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  • Visit a wildlife sanctuary, nature center, or fish hatchery.
  • Collect and read five newspaper or magazine articles that discuss conservation of wildlife and report to your family or den what you learn.
  • Learn about five animals that use camouflage to protect themselves.
  • Make a birdbath and keep a record for one week of the different birds that visit it.
  • Make a collage of animals that are in the same class: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, or mammals.
  • Make a plaster cast of an animal track. Show it to your den.
  • Visit with a person who works in wildlife conservation, such as a park ranger, biologist, range manager, geologist, horticulturist, zookeeper, fishery technician, or conservation officer.
  • Visit a state park or national park.
  • Participate in an environmental service project that helps maintain habitat for wildlife, such as cleaning up an area or planting trees.

Cub Scout World Conservation Award
www.usscouts.org

Wildlife Conservation loop

The World Conservation Award is worn on the uniform shirt, centered on the right pocket as a TEMPORARY patch.  Only ONE Temporary patch may be worn at a time, but Cub or Webelos Scouts may wear the Progress Through Ranks (Immediate Recognition) or Webelos Compass Points Emblem suspended from the right pocket button in addition to any temporary patch sewn on the pocket.

World Conservation Awards are available at program levels and provide opportunity for individual Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers to "think globally" and "act locally" to preserve and improve our environment. The program is designed to make youth members aware that all nations are closely related through natural resources and that we are interdependent with our world environment.  The Cub Scout version of the World Conservation Award can be earned by Wolf or Bear Cub Scouts, and by Webelos Scouts.

This award can be earned only once while you are in Cub Scouting (i.e. as either a Wolf Cub Scout, a Bear Cub Scout, or as a Webelos Scout).

As a Wolf Cub Scout, you can earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award by doing the following:

As a Bear Cub Scout, you can earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award by doing the following:

As a Webelos Scout, you can earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award by doing the following:

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 2005 "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 green 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, too:

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. 31, 2005.

 


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