Baloo's Bugle

December 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 15, Issue 5
January 2008 Theme

Theme: A-MAZE-ing GAMES
Webelos: Fitness and Scientist
Tiger Cub
Achievement 3

FOCUS

Cub Scout Roundtable Leadersí Guide

Everyone loves to play games!! This month Cub Scouts and their families will have fun playing board games, and solving puzzles and mazes.  This is a great opportunity for adults to teach boys the games they used to play as youths.  How about making new games?  Boys can share their games with others or challenge others with their word searches, jigsaw puzzles, or mazes.  Have a family game night at your Pack Meeting or at a den meeting.  This month would be a good time to work on the Chess Belt Loop and pin.

CORE VALUES

Cub Scout Roundtable Leadersí Guide

Some of the purposes of Cub Scouting developed through this monthís theme are:

Ł  Fun and Adventure - Cub Scouts will have fun playing their favorite games and learning new ones.

Ł  Personal Achievement - Boys will feel a sense of personal achievement as they master puzzles, mazes, and new games.

Ł  Sportsmanship and Fitness - Cub Scouts will learn fair play and respect for others

The core value highlighted this month is:

Ł  Honesty, Cub Scouts will learn the importance of following the rules and being honest while playing games.

Can you think of others??? Hint Ė 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!!

COMMISSIONERíS CORNER

Many thanks to my friends at Sam Houston, Great Salt Lake and Catalina Councils for sending me their new Pow Wow CD's and for Catalina and GSLC - actual paper books!!

And to Wendy at Chief Seattle Council giving me the link to their on-line Pow Wow Book.  (Find it in the website list)


 

I will be setting up my swap CD soon. 

POW WOW CDís

There were a lot of Pow Wows on my list for early.  I hope some of you can trade CDs this month so I can have some good info for the next Baloo.  Just write me, either commissionerdave@comcast.net , or via the www.usscouts.org website or and I will get you mailing info.  One year I received the Alapaha Area Council Book via E-mail.  That works, too.  Thanks to good friends I have the SHAC, Great Salt Lake and Catalina Council books and will soon have National Cap. 

I can never have too many.  Thanks for your help.

Months with similar themes to

S'More Summer Fun

Dave D. in Illinois

Month Name

Year

Theme

June

1944

Fun with Games

December

1953

Happy, Game, and Fair

August

1958

Fun Tournament

August

1963

Fun with Games

December

1965

Happy, Game, and Fair

December

1970

Happy, Game and Fair

July

1985

Happy Days

August

2004

Scouting The Midway

 

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 2009 Cub Scout Monthly Theme Emblems.

 

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