December 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
January 2008 Theme
Fitness and Scientist
Achievement 3 Family Activity
3F Plan a family fire drill and practice it.
Be sure to plan a safe meeting
place outside so that you will know when everyone in the family is safe. Go to
that place as part of your practice.
Tell your Tiger Cub that if he
ever feels that he is lost, he should stay where he is and hold onto something
like a bench, a post, or a tree. Assure him that because you love him, as soon
as you realize that he is not with you, you will quickly begin looking for him.
Explain to him, that if he does not stay where he is when he is lost, it will
take you a lot longer to find him. Practice a game with him where he pretends
that he is lost, he holds onto something stationary, and you walk out of sight,
wait a 3 to 5 min., and then come back for him.
Achievement 3 Den
To keep your body healthy, it is
important that you eat a well-balanced diet. The food pyramid in your book
helps you by showing how many servings of certain kinds of foods you should have
Be sure to visit
www.5aday.org to learn about eating your fruits and vegetables by the color
www.3aday.org to learn about your dairy needs. CD
3D Make a food pyramid.
Draw a food pyramid on a big piece of paper or a poster board. Using old
magazines donated by the den families cut out pictures of food and glue them in
the appropriate place on the pyramid. You can also draw pictures of different
foods to add to the food pyramid.
Achievement 3 Go and See It
It’s fun to play games and to take part in sports. It’s
also good exercise, which helps to keep your body healthy. Some games and
sports are for one person, and sometimes people play games or sports on teams.
It’s also fun to watch others play games or demonstrate their abilities.
Understanding the game or sport you are watching makes it a lot more fun.
3G First, learn the rules of a game or sport. Then,
go to watch an amateur or professional game or sporting event.
School, Community College, and other teams are great for this. We have a minor
league Hockey team, The Philadelphia Phantoms,
www.phantomshockey.com , which runs several Scout nights each year at
reasonable cost!! You can get to all the other AHL team websites from their
More Ideas for Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe
Emergency information is available from local libraries,
the American Red Cross, and the local fire departments. Some free handouts can
include family disaster supply kits from the local fire department and the Red
Emergency Preparedness Ideas
Does your group have emergency
supplies at the meeting site? Are there food supplies, warm blankets,
flashlights, and water tucked away, just in case?
At home, how do you shut off
the gas, the water, and the electricity?
What neighbors can help? Have
a neighborhood emergency plan ready. Who can be called when needed?
Every Tiger Cub will
experience fire drills and storm drills at school. Do you have one established
at your meeting site?
Build your muscles,
Get in shape for
When we feel our
We will do our
best each day.
Build your muscles,
Get in shape for play.
Keep on running,
keep on jumping,
When we’ve grown
a little older,
We will still be
on the move.
Keep on running,
keep on jumping,
*4-Display a picture
It’s nice to have pictures of your family on
display—especially when some of your family members are not close by all the
*Make a frame for a family picture. Glue tongue depressors
or craft sticks together in a shape to fit your picture. Attach a string or
ribbon to the upper corners to use as a hangar. Tape your picture to the back
of the frame and display. You may want to use a photograph, or a picture that
you draw of your family.
*10- Helping Hands
When people grow older, or if they become sick or have an
accident, they sometimes have a hard time doing every day things. If you know
an elderly person or if you know someone who is ill or recovering from an
illness or accident, try to think of what things would be hard for them to do by
Along with your adult partner, help an elderly or shut in
person with a chore. You might offer to do things such as help to take out
trash, rake leaves, mail a package, or bring in the mail. Ask first, and do it
with a big Tiger Cub smile!
*32- Feed the Birds
Pop-bottle bird feeder
Materials: one plastic 2-liter bottle, two plastic
lids about 5” in diameter (from coffee cans, large margarine containers, whipped
topping, etc.), 30” heavy twine, or rug yarn, scissors
Have your adult partner help you cut the bottle in half,
crosswise. Poke a hole through the centers of the plastic lids with the point
of the scissors or a nail. Tie a knot in the end of the twine. Refer to
picture and put your feeder together by stringing together one plastic lid
(curved side up), then the inverted bottle, and then the second lid (curved side
down). Fill the bird feeder with seed and hang it outside.
Pinecone Bird Feeder
Materials: 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup shortening, 1-2 cups bird seed,
large pinecone, thick twine, paper bag
Twist twine around the
pinecone and tie it securely. Mix the peanut butter and shortening together.
Spread the mixture between the petals of the pinecone, filling in as much as you
can. Put the pinecone along with the birdseed in the paper bag. Close the bag
and shake, coating the pinecone with birdseed. Hang the feeder on a tree where
you can watch the birds enjoy it.
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