Baloo's Bugle

February 2009 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 15, Issue 7
March 2008 Theme

Theme: "When I Grow Up"
Webelos: Athlete and Engineer
Tiger Cub


Cub Scout Academics Program

This would be a great month to pick out an Academic Award with your den and have everyone earn it.  Find a parent in of a boy in the Den who works in the area or recruit and friend of a parent to come and show the boys how the requirements relate to his everyday work.

The Cub Scout Academics and Sports program is a supplemental enrichment program that complements the existing Cub Scout program. The Academics subjects and Sports activities allow boys to learn new techniques, increase scholarship skills, develop sportsmanship, and have fun. Emphasis is on introducing a boy to a sport or academic subject, allowing him to participate in it and encouraging him to do his best. The Academics and Sports program focuses on learning and skill development—not winning. Boys participating in the program will be recognized for enjoying teamwork, developing physical fitness, and discovering and building new talents. The Academics and Sports program encourages a boy to do his best.

Recognitions can be earned for the following seventeen academics areas: Art, Astronomy, Chess, Citizenship, Collecting, Communicating, Computers, Language and Culture, Geography, Geology, Heritages, Map and Compass, Mathematics, Music, Science, Weather, and Wildlife Conservation.

I see many that are career related
(and many that are FUN, too)  CD

Academics Belt Loops
There are three specific requirements for each belt loop. As a Cub Scout completes these requirements, he is encouraged to do his best to learn about the activity. The Cub Scout or Webelos Scout can take part in one of three ways: (1) individually or with the family, (2) in the den or pack, or (3) in the school. The Academics (and Sports) belt loops are intended to be worn with the Cub Scout uniform blue belt.  They do not fit on the Khaki belt.

Academics Pins
Once the boy has earned the belt loop, he may choose to stop; however, some boys will want to continue with the activity. A Tiger Cub, Cub Scout, or Webelos Scout may complete additional requirements to earn a pin in the same area.

Roundtable Staff Training Award


It’s getting to be District Dinner time and be sure you take time to recognize your faithful Roundtable Staff.  The Roundtable Staff Award is available to all Scouters.  By showing your skills and crafts at Roundtable, you receive recognition for your extra effort to help other Scouters in our District.  Requirements include attending Roundtable Training, staff meetings (4 times per year), helping with 6 breakout sessions over two years, developing a display that relates to a Roundtable theme, doing an opening ceremony, and doing a Roundtable presentation.  Sound hard?  It’s not (or is it knot?).  The Roundtable Commissioner is always looking for people to help put on our great roundtables.  We (Dave and Karl and hopefully, every other RT Commissioner) value our friendships with those on staff.  If you would like to be part of the fun, ask your Commissioner tonight.

If a Roundtable Staff member has already earned the BS Training Knot, he or she can simply just affix a Commissioner's Device to the knot in addition to the devices already on the knot.  Wearing more than one of any particular knot is against the rules.

For a progress record of the requirements, go to: