October 2007 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
| Volume 14, Issue
November 2007 Theme
Craftsman & Readyman
Scout Patch - Earn It!
Scouting Service Project
This is an educational program of
the U.S. Scouting Service Project and is not part of the advancement program of
any WOSM Scouting Association
(Under 11 years old) Requirements:
Do ANY 8 of
Requirements 1 through 11 AND Do Requirement 12
find the Boy Scout (over 11 years old) requirements here)
Find out where computing resources are available in your community or school OR
visit a store where computer hardware, software and accessories are sold.
Share with your leader (or a parent) and with your Den what you learned.
Find out what internet service you use at home, or your parents use at work or
learn about a service that is available in your home town. Discuss with your
parents and Den Leader what you learned.
Learn about Online safety and how to protect yourself on the Internet. With your
parents, guardian, or Scout Leader, go to
http://www.netsmartz.org/KIDS/index_hasFlash.html and complete each lesson.
Explain what a browser (for example; Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet
Explorer, Opera, Amaya, or Lynx) is and how use a browser to find information on
the World Wide Web.
Using the World Wide Web
Demonstrate how to connect to the Internet and World Wide Web using a computer &
modem or other device (Cable Modems, DSL, etc) . Once connected:
Explain the difference between a web page and a website.
Demonstrate what a "link" is and how it works.
Explain how to change from one URL to another.
Searching for Information
Use a search engine on the World Wide Web Examples of search engines include;
Google (http://www.google.com), Yahoo (http://www.yahoo.com),
AltaVista (http://www.altavista.digital.com), Lycos (http://www.lycos.com)
and FirstGov (http://firstgov.gov). Find a website which addresses some
part of Scouting.
Using the Web for Scouting
Visit http://macscouter.com/CubScouts/CubCmptr/index.html and under the
category “Let’s Go Surfing”, find and print out games, songs or skits. (If Bears
find a game, song or skit they like and get their Den Leader’s approval, they
can plan and conduct one of the above during a den meeting and complete
Own Web Page
With the help of an adult build a simple web page and show it to your Scout
Leader (or a parent). This web page should include text, a link, and a graphic.
(note: This web page does not have to be put on the internet to qualify and can
be done as a den project.) Discuss with your Scout leader (or a parent) how an
individual with disabilities can access the web.
Show how to send and receive e-mail.
Explain what Messenger-type services (AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Messenger,
Yahoo Messenger, etc.) are and how to use them. Explain to an Adult what to do
when somebody you don't know tries to chat with you. Explain what to do when
somebody tries to find out where you live or go to school. With an adult
present, use one of these tools.
Explain what a computer virus and worm are. Explain how to protect your computer
from viruses, worms, and other malicious programs.
Explain to your Scout Leader what can go wrong with your computer when you
download software and how to safely download software. If you have a home
computer, discuss with your parents what software you can download on your home
Boys' Life Reading Contest
Enter the 20th Boys' Life Reading Contest Now!
one-page report titled "The Best Book I Read This Year" and enter it in the
Boys' Life 2007 "Say Yes to Reading!" contest.
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.
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.
who enters will get a free patch like the 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
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, to:
Reading Contest, S306
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
details go to
must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2007
Knot of the Month
The William D. Boyce
New-Unit Organizer Award
D. Boyce New-Unit Organizer Award is to recognize volunteers who organize one or
more traditional Scouting units after March 1, 2005.
is a square knot to be worn on the uniform above the left pocket. The award has
three colors, representing the three phases of our program – Cub Scouting, Boy
Scouting, and Venturing.
The knot is
earned by organizing one traditional unit. This includes getting the unit
leadership trained, putting in place a functioning committee, getting a unit
commissioner assigned, and all paperwork is completed and processed including
presenting the charter to the charter partner. Only one volunteer may be
recognized per new unit that is organized. A program device is earned for each
additional unit organized, allowing the award to recognize a volunteer for
organizing up to four new units.
download a progress record and complete information on the BSA guidelines for
organizing units at:
Materials found in Baloo's Bugle may be used by Scouters for Scouting activities provided that Baloo's Bugle and the original contributors are cited as the source of the material.