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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

FOCUS

Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders’ Guide

This is a great month for outdoor activities and visits to a zoo.  Cub Scouts and their families will learn all about animals and how zoos now house them in a replica of their own environment. Visiting zoos and learning about animals may introduce a hobby or future profession.  Is there a naturalist in your Cub Scout den?

CORE VALUES
Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders’ Guide

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

  • Fun and adventure, Cub Scouts will have a fun learning experience when they visit  a zoo, animal park or pet shop.
  • Friendly service, The Cub Scouts in your den or pack will demonstrate friendly service during “be kid to animals week” and when visiting the local animal shelter.
  • Respectful Relationships, Cub Scouts will learn how animals respect each other, even among adversaries, and how we, too, might imitate them.

The core value highlighted this month is:

  • Resourcefulness, Through participating in a wildlife conservation project, Cub Scouts can learn the value of thinking outside the box.

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

In this issue you see some ways to earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award, the Conservation Good Turn, Leave No Trace Awareness Award as will as ideas for field trips: like the animal shelter, Diary, zoo, State fish hatchery, Aviary, state parks, Veterinarians, and State Monuments at National Parks. Let’s show the “outing” in Scouting!

Many, many thanks to Carol Little, a Cub Roundtable Commissioner in the Black Swamp Area Council in Ohio and owner of www.cubroundtable.com for assembling and editing this issue of Baloo’s Bugle for you.  I knew it would be a busy month with being Program Director for our Webelos Resident Camp and two weeks at Philmont for a trek.  Then I injured my right arm (Yes, I am a righty) and required surgery and 5 weeks in a cast.  Typing lefty is no fun for me.  So, I am doubly thankful for Carol volunteering to produce this issue.

Next month I should be back 100% with lots to tell you.  Because of the surgery I am at the Philmont Training Center versus trekking and just spent a wonderful week learning about religious awards with Mark Hazelwood and Don Shapley from P.R.A.Y. and Larry Pritchard, Scout Exec for Otetiana Council in New York.  Next week I am in a class for Commissioners.  So Baloo will be featuring Religious Awards and Religious Award promotion as well as Commissioning hints in future months.

Months with similar themes to
Zoo Adventures
Dave D. in Illinois

These themes have to various Animal activities

Pet Show

April

1940

Animals and Pets

April

1943

Animals and Pets

August

1949

Inside Noah's Ark

June

1962

Animals in Stories

October

1964

Inside Noah's Ark

June

1986

Inside Noah's Ark

August

1992

Inside Noah's Ark

March

1996

Man's Best Friend

March

2001

These themes have to various Pet activities

Hobbies and Pets

September

1953

Hobbies and Pets

September

1959

Hobbies and Pets

April

1969

Hobbies and Pets

March

1972

Cub Pet Pals

May

2005

National makes a patch for every Cub Scout Monthly theme.

This is the one for this theme. Check them out at www.scoutstuff.org go to patches and look for 2006 Cub

Scout Monthly Theme Emblems Zoo Adventures.



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