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Baloo's Bugle

December 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 5
January 2006 Theme

Theme: Music Magic
Webelos: Fitness & Readyman
  Tiger Cub
Activities: Requirement #3


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 Activity

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 each day.

Be sure to visit www.5aday.org to learn about eating your fruits and vegetables by the color and 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.

Local High 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 site.  CD

More Ideas for Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe

Southern NJ Council

Den Activity

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 Cross.

Emergency Preparedness Ideas to consider:

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?


Tune: On Wisconsin

Hurry, Tigers, Build your muscles,
Get in shape for play.
When we feel our very best
We will do our best each day.

Hurry, Tigers, Build your muscles,
Get in shape for play.
Keep on running, keep on jumping,
Trying to improve.

When we’ve grown a little older,
We will still be on the move.
Keep on running, keep on jumping,
Trying to improve.



*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 time.

*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 themselves.

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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