Baloo's Bugle

February Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 14, Issue 7
March 2008 Theme

Theme: Litter to Glitter
Webelos: Engineer & Athlete
Tiger Cub Activities


Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders' Guide

This month Cub Scouts will turn recycled items into art and other treasures, and learn about conservation at the same time.  How much fun it will be to create a one-of-a-kind piece to show at your pack meeting!!  You will be amazed at what recycled bottles and paper can look like with some glue, scissors and imagination.  Plan a pack art show.  Take a trip to a local recycling plant or a museum featuring sculptures from scrap materials.  Remember the Art Belt Loop in your planning for this fun topic.


Cub Scout Roundtable Leadersˇ¦ Guide

Some of the purposes of Cub Scouting developed through this monthˇ¦s theme are:

  • Character Development, Boys will learn how important it is to reduce, reuse and recycle
  • Personal Achievement, Boys will have a sense of pride when they create something useful or beautiful from recycled materials. (CD Comment ˇV NOT cute)
  • Friendly Service, Boys will be involved in recycling or conservation projects with their den or pack

The core value highlighted this month is:

  • Citizenship, Cub Scouts will develop a sense of responsibility by reusing and recycling items.

Can you think of others??? Hint ˇV 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!!


Yes, I am late again

Sorry.  But I know that there are no Roundtables on Fridays.  (at least I hope so).  Our Pow Wow was January 19 then I flew out to Loma Linda University Medical Center for final approval for proton radiation treatment and to make housing arrangements and such. 

After the visit to Loma Linda, we stopped at Disney, California.  Shared a hotel with a lot of Navy and Marine servicemen who were there for a charity football game to raise money for disabled vets.  I made sure I said Thank You to each of the ones we met in the lobby and on the elevators.  Navy won the game - 24 -7.

I will begin the nine weeks of proton radiation treatment the end of February.  Hope to finally meet Gary, the president of, and California Scouters I have been E-mailing for years- Julie, Sakiko and a few others while I am there.  I'll have no excuses for lateness of Baloo the next few months as I will be relaxing away from home and on medical leave from work.

Scouting Around the World

I received a great gift this month from a college friend of mine.  She sent me a sweatshirt from her son's pack in Heidelberg, Germany!  And it turns out the pack was founded the year I first joined cub Scouts - 1957!  She wanted me to have something warm to wear as I go through the proton radiation treatments. 

Chinese New Year

Apparently I was not careful enough in screening the material for Chinese New Year and some cheers I should have rejected made it into Baloo.  I apologize.  I recognize the influence this publication may have and keep my grey area standards pretty high.  I know I was extra careful with both the Chinese New Year and Indian Nations themes.  One of the assets of this electronic age is that if there is something in Baloo you do not you can just delete the paragraphs before you print it and pass it out.  I used to cut a lot of Chris's material, not for content but to keep my monthly RT copying manageable.

Months with similar themes to
Litter to Glitter
Dave D. in Illinois

I chose themes that Dave D. had classified as Art and Conservation.  You could also check out some of themes that lend themselves to a lot of crafts looking for ideas using recycled materials.  CD

Month Name





Cub Artists



Cub Scout Artists



Carnival of Colors



Save Our American Resources



Animation Creation



Pollution Solution



Save It For Us



Works of Art




National makes a patch for every Cub Scout Monthly theme.  This is the one for this theme.  Check them out at go to patches and look for 2008 Cub Scout Monthly Theme Emblems.

50 Years Of Legos
Boys' Life Website

Godtfred Kirk Christiansen filed a patent for little plastic bricks on January 28, 1958. Fifty years later, 400 billion Lego elements have been produced.

Lego always meant to unlock the imagination of its users. The company emphasizes free-form play and has become wildly popular with children through the years. The Lego Group is the worldˇ¦s fifth-largest toymaker in terms of sales.

The Lego brick hasnˇ¦t changed in the last half-century either. Bricks used today interlock with those built in 1958.

Click one of these to read more about this companyˇ¦s influence on young people.

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