It is sports time – time to show that Cubs can play sports, too. Time to have fun in the sun!! Time to look at Olympic athletes doing their best and showing your Cubs what can happen when they do their best, too!!!
“Play the game – don’t look on.” –
Lord Robert Baden-Powell
Get involved, Life is not a spectator sport. Don’t let your Cubs sit down and rest, keep them going!! They want to go!! (Except for one Cub who told me that he would not go to my Webelos Resident Camp because there is no air conditioning. He only camps in a trailer where he can play video games) Oh Well. Be sure your Cubs know they can do sports and do Cubs, too. And earn special pins and loops for playing sports!!
I finish up at Loma Linda University Medical Center this week. In four months I will have a blood test and that will indicate that the proton radiation cured my cancer. I will be at my Roundtable post for the first time in three months on May 14. God even helped me here, making the second Wednesday the latest possible date to give me the most chance to make it.
And speaking of Roundtables – I had a great time helping Ruth at Grayback District in the Inland Empire Council. Then on Monday had lunch with Chet, their District Executive who is new and had not heard of Baloo’s Bugle. He is on about his fourth career and says being a DE is the challenging and rewarding job.
Judy from WLACC sent me more good stuff this month. It comes in a circuitous route – Utah National Parks Council to Antelope Valley RT to her to me. Antelope Valley District RT does something innovative – they are two months ahead of theme. So they did “Go for the Gold” in April not May. Maybe I ought to consider that for my RT and then Baloo would always be on time!! Alice is back again this month. Thank you Alice. She had been babysitting for relatives and away from her computer for many days at a time.
I recently read that cancer is the ultimate “Get Out of Jail Free” card. And I agree. I received so many nice cards and letters. My family all arranged to get out here to be with me. I met cousins and high school friends whom I had not seen in years. One old Westwood, NJ, high school friend, Bo Fox, was in Scouting with me for a long time. When we made Life and Star, the lady writing the article for the local paper said she wished we were Cubs. Then she could write, Fox and Lyons make Wolf and Bear. Bo is a rock drummer in California, check out his band’s site at www.papadoo.com
I made great friends at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Redlands, CA. Very friendly people.
I will be mailing it out the SNJC Pow Wow CD to all those who sent me theirs (or posting it somewhere to download), when I return from Loma Linda, CA, in May. Apologies to all who sent me Pow Wow CDs for being so late but our CD production was delayed and now I am away.
Do NOT miss the item on Zip Loc ® Bags in Cub Grub. Boil in Bag Omelets should go the way of Nash, Hudson,
Henry J and Studebaker cars.
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 2008 Cub Scout Monthly Theme Emblems.
Months with similar themes to
Go For the Gold
Dave D. in Illinois