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Baloo's Bugle

June 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 11
July 2006 Theme

Theme: Red, White and Baloo
Webelos: Aquanaut & Geologist
Tiger Cub
Activities

FOCUS

Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders’ Guide

Three cheers for the Red, White and Blue!!!  This month our Cub Scouts will pay honor to our country’s flag by learning what our flag represents.  Boys will also be taught how to care for the flag,  how to properly display the flag, and how to retire the flag.  Include lots of patriotic celebration, flag facts and Cub Scout FUN!

CORE VALUES

Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders’ Guide

Some of the purposes of Cub Scouting developed through this month’s theme are:

  • Good Citizenship, Cub Scouts learn about our country’s flag, its history proper care and respect for what it represents.
  • Character Development, Cub Scouts learn about the perseverance, resourcefulness and courage of the pioneers who founded our country.
  • Preparation for Boy Scouts, Boys will learn more about Boy Scouting and how Scouts honor America.

The core value highlighted this month is:

  • Health and Fitness, Boys will see how easy it is to be physically fit by having fun in the great outdoors.

Can you think of others??? Hint – 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!!

COMMISSIONER’S CORNER

In looking at material on the American Flag this month, I noticed it was all red, white and blue JJ.  Now that I got in my bad joke – I noticed that currently “Old Glory,” the 48 star flag, that flew during the two World Wars is the flag that flew over the United States the longest- 47 years from July 4, 1912 to July 4, 1959.  Our current 50 star flag became official on July 4, 1960.  That means that next year on July 4, 2007 it will become the longest flying American Flag!

All Cubs love MAGIC – spice up your flag work by magically creating a star with one scissor snip and then showing them how to do it (See Pack and Den Activities)

Finished our last Philmont Shakedown this weekend in the humidity of Harriman State Park and Ben from NY who works at Camp Hinds in Maine in the summer is our Crew Leader.  He said he does work some of the Cub Fun weekends, too.  So when you see him, say Hi!  And congratulate him on being Crew Leader.

This is summer - Get ‘em outside –

Day camp, Resident camp, Cub Parent weekends, Fun Pack Weekends, 4th of July parade, Historical Park (e.g. Valley Forge, Manassas), State and Local Parks, anywhere (obviously within guidelines) but get ‘em outside.

Are you afraid of the outdoors??

Jamie of the Three Rivers District in Coon Rapids, MN, recommends, "Introducing Your Kids to the Outdoors", by Christopher Van Tilburg. ISBN: 0811731936.  She found it at her library.  It has lots of great tips for parents who aren't sure how to get their kids outside, or who aren't comfortable in the outdoor themselves.  Some of these ideas are useful for pack camping, others work for family outings.

Months with similar themes to

Invent a Reason to Celebrate

Dave D in Illinois

July

1964

Our American Heritage

February

1966

Strong for America

February

1971

Our American Heritage

June

1976

Historical Flags

July

1976

July 4th Picnic

December

1978

Duty to God & Country

February

1989

Strong for America

September

1989

Our American Heritage

February

1993

Old Glory

June

1994

Strong for America

July

1999

Our National Treasures

July

2001

American ABC’s

February

2003

Uncle Sam Depends on You

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 2006 Cub Scout Monthly Theme Emblems.  The 2005 Theme patches are still available at about one-third off!!

 


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