Baloo's Bugle

November 2007 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 14, Issue 4
December 2007 Theme

Theme: Celebrations Around the World
Webelos: Craftsman & Scientist
Tiger Cub Requirement 2

FOCUS

Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders' Guide

December is marked by days of celebration and observance for many cultures and faiths around the world.  Cub Scouts and their families will have the opportunity to find out how celebrations in other cultures are similar and different than their own.  Cub Scouts can work on the heritages Belt Loop and Pin.  This is also a great time for a Pack or Den Service Project.

CORE VALUES

Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders' Guide

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

  • Spiritual Growth, Cub Scouts will study the holiday celebrations of many lands and faiths.
  • Friendly Service, The Pack and the Dens will have the opportunity to complete a service project this month.
  • Respectful relationships, Cub Scouts will learn to be respectful of the heritage and beliefs of others. 

The core value highlighted this month is:

  • Faith, Through studying the holiday celebrations of other cultures and faiths, Cub Scouts can learn that Duty to God has many options.

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

It's been a long month, I am Cubmaster again after a two year break.  Doing Pack Meetings and helping at Den Meetings.  Pow Wow is coming along, too (See Southern NJ under Pow Wow Extravaganzas).  The flyer is on the council web site of you are not doing anything on January 19, 2008!  My roundtable attendance appears to be back on an upswing.  My daughter is excited about her Physical Therapy placements | Klackamas, OR (by my cousin that raises Hanoverian horses) and PA near her Aunt in Levittown.  My son is still teaching Physics in Jersey City, NJ and playing his Bass.  My wife enjoys her work and is the Pack Committee Chair (She told me she signed me up for CM!)


Check the Calendar!

Alice, Golden Empire Council

December is packed with Celebrations from all over the globe.  Here's a list, day by day, drawn in part from a familiar website that shows religious holidays that effect scouting programs.  Take a look before you make 2008 plans, to avoid conflicts: www.scouting.org/relationships/05-204/index.html

Information is also from other resources, including: http://www.kidlink.org/KIDPROJ/MCC/calendar-index.html  - children from all over the world describe how they celebrate | fascinating!

Months with similar themes to

Celebrations Around the World

Dave D. in Illinois

Month Name

Year

Theme

December

1973

Customs of Countries

December

1979

Customs of Other Lands

December

1989

Customs of Countries

December

1994

Customs of Other Lands

December

1998

Let's Celebrate

December

2000

What do You do at Holiday Time?

If you are looking for more December Holiday (Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa) ideas for your Den, just check any December back issue of Baloo.   CD

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 2007 Cub Scout Monthly Theme Emblems.


Important Dates

Baltimore Area Council

  • 7th        Pearl Harbor Day (fly flag at half staff)
  • 7th        Hanukkah begins at sundown
  • 22nd     First day of Winter (1:08 a.m. EST)
  • 24th      Mars makes its closest approach to the Earth
  • 25th      Christmas Day (fly flag)
  • 26th      Kwanzaa Begins
  • 28th      Broad Creek Scout Camp Jingle Bell Beaver Day(Maybe this is an idea we could all copy for our camps!)
  • 31st      New Year's Eve


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