Tuesday, December 6, 2016

ORIGINAL Cub Scout Tiger PRINTABLE Record Tracking and Organization Work Sheet for the New Program - Free - with Adventures and Cyber Chip and Award requirements to help Leaders and Parents




Tracking, planning, and recognition are so important in Cub Scouts.  This new tracking sheet will help you be able to keep track of where each boy is at towards the Tiger, Adventures, and Cyber Chip requirements.  I like to print this tracking sheet on cardstock, and I print one sheet for each boy to be kept in my leader binder next to their tracking sheet for their Religious Award.  I keep a different tab for every boy with all the tracking sheets (Age Group & Religious Award).  Then I have complete information on each boy.  It helps to do it this way if you do one requirement one week and a different one other weeks.  Not every boy is there every week.  By doing this, I can always know where each boy is at, and it is all in one place.  I keep a roll, and next to the roll I write down what we did that week, and then every couple of weeks I update all the tracking sheets for every boy.  If the parents ever have questions, I always have a place to look back at on the roll, and I can always copy each tracking sheet to show them where their boy is.  Thanks to Annaleis Smith from the Utah National Parks Council who shared this tracking sheet with us.



** PLEASE do not download these files and email or send them digitally to others.  These are for your personal use only.  If you would like to share these files with others, please copy the link to this post and send them to our site so they can print off their own.  We would love to have everyone that would like a copy to come here to print their own off absolutely free.  We receive money to keep our website open where we store all of our documents and PDF files by people visiting our blog.  Please don't take money out of our pockets by bypassing our blog.


  • To print this NEW for 2017 - Original Tiger Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print the 2015 - Original Tiger Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
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  • CLICK HERE to see more ideas for Tiger Cubs
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  • To print this NEW - Original Wolf Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print this NEW - Original Bear Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print this NEW - Original Webelos Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE

  • To open an Excel Spreadsheet to track TIGERS, similar to Cub Trax, CLICK HERE
  • To open an Excel Spreadsheet to track WOLVES, similar to Cub Trax, CLICK HERE
  • To open an Excel Spreadsheet to track the BEARS, similar to Cub Trax, CLICK HERE 
  • To open an Excel Spreadsheet to track the WEBELOS, similar to Cub TraxCLICK HERE 
  • To open an Excel Spreadsheet to track the ARROW OF LIGHT, similar to Cub TraxCLICK HERE 

  • To print the Faith in God Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To see all the tracking sheets, CLICK HERE

  • To print the 2015 Tiger Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print the 2015 Wolf Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE 
  • To print the 2015 Bear Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print the 2015 Webelos Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE    


     



ORIGINAL Cub Scout Wolf PRINTABLE Record Tracking and Organization Work Sheet for the New Program - Free - with Adventures and Cyber Chip and Award requirements to help Leaders and Parents



Tracking, planning, and recognition are so important in Cub Scouts.  This new tracking sheet will help you be able to keep track of where each boy is at towards the Wolf, Adventures, and Cyber Chip requirements.  I like to print this tracking sheet on cardstock, and I print one sheet for each boy to be kept in my leader binder next to their tracking sheet for their Religious Award.  I keep a different tab for every boy with all the tracking sheets (Age Group & Religious Award).  Then I have complete information on each boy.  It helps to do it this way if you do one requirement one week and a different one other weeks.  Not every boy is there every week.  By doing this, I can always know where each boy is at, and it is all in one place.  I keep a roll, and next to the roll I write down what we did that week, and then every couple of weeks I update all the tracking sheets for every boy.  If the parents ever have questions, I always have a place to look back at on the roll, and I can always copy each tracking sheet to show them where their boy is.  Thanks to Annaleis Smith from the Utah National Parks Council who shared this tracking sheet with us.



** PLEASE do not download these files and email or send them digitally to others.  These are for your personal use only.  If you would like to share these files with others, please copy the link to this post and send them to our site so they can print off their own.  We would love to have everyone that would like a copy to come here to print their own off absolutely free.  We receive money to keep our website open where we store all of our documents and PDF files by people visiting our blog.  Please don't take money out of our pockets by bypassing our blog.  Please help us keep all of this information free.



  • To print this NEW for 2017 - Original Wolf Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE 
  • To see other Wolf Tracking Sheets, CLICK HERE
  • To see all the Tracking Sheets, CLICK HERE

  • To print this NEW - Original Tiger Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print this NEW - Original Bear Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print this NEW - Original Webelos Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE

  • To print the Faith in God Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE









ORIGINAL Cub Scout Bear PRINTABLE Record Tracking and Organization Work Sheet for the New Program - Free - with Adventures and Cyber Chip and Award requirements to help Leaders and Parents



Tracking, planning, and recognition are so important in Cub Scouts.  This new tracking sheet will help you be able to keep track of where each boy is at towards the Bear, Adventures, and Cyber Chip requirements.  I like to print this tracking sheet on cardstock, and I print one sheet for each boy to be kept in my leader binder next to their tracking sheet for their Religious Award.  I keep a different tab for every boy with all the tracking sheets (Age Group & Religious Award).  Then I have complete information on each boy.  It helps to do it this way if you do one requirement one week and a different one other weeks.  Not every boy is there every week.  By doing this, I can always know where each boy is at, and it is all in one place.  I keep a roll, and next to the roll I write down what we did that week, and then every couple of weeks I update all the tracking sheets for every boy.  If the parents ever have questions, I always have a place to look back at on the roll, and I can always copy each tracking sheet to show them where their boy is.  Thanks to Annaleis Smith from the Utah National Parks Council who shared this tracking sheet with us.



** PLEASE do not download these files and email or send them digitally to others.  These are for your personal use only.  If you would like to share these files with others, please copy the link to this post and send them to our site so they can print off their own.  We would love to have everyone that would like a copy to come here to print their own off absolutely free.  We receive money to keep our website open where we store all of our documents and PDF files by people visiting our blog.  Please don't take money out of our pockets by bypassing our blog.


  • To print this NEW for 2017 - Original Bear Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE

  • To print the Faith in God Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To see other Bear Tracking Sheets, CLICK HERE
  • To see all the Tracking Sheets, CLICK HERE

  • To print the NEW - Original Tiger Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print the NEW - Original Wolf Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE
  • To print the NEW - Original Webelos Tracking Sheet, CLICK HERE









Monday, November 14, 2016

Arrow of Light Ceremonies - Akela's Life Story - Akela's Arrow of Light



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ARROW OF LIGHT
AKELA'S LIFE STORY

EQUIPMENT: Ceremony board or log with three small candles and one large candle; tom-tom; artificial camp fire.
SETTING: Akela enters and walks behind the fire. Akela gives the Cub Scout sign and tom-tom beating stops.
NARRATOR: Akela was the big chief of the Webelos tribe; tall, stalwart, straight as an arrow, swift as an antelope, brave as a lion - he was fierce to an enemy but kind to a brother. Many trophies hung in his teepee. His father was the son of the great yellow sun in the sky. He was called the "Arrow Of Light" His mother, from whom he learned those wondrous things that mothers know was called "Kind Eyes". He began to understand the signs and calls of the Webelos tribe. Then he was taken on little trips to the forest among the great trees and streams. Here, from the Wolf he learned the language of the ground; the tracks and the ways to food. (At this point, Akela lights the small Wolf candle using the large candle)
AKELA: With this candle, representing the "Spirit of Akela" we light the trail of the Wolf. From the signs along the Wolf trail, I see the following braves are ready for advancement in the Wolf Clan of Akela's tribe. (Akela calls the names of the boys receiving Wolf badges and arrow points. They come forward and stand before the campfire. Akela presents awards.)
NARRATOR: Then from the big, kindly bears, he learned the secret names of the trees, the calls of the birds, the language of the air.

AKELA: (lighting the Bear candle) With the "Spirit of Akela" we light the Bear trail. From the signs along the Bear trail I see the following braves are ready for advancement into the Bear Clan of Akela's tribe. ( He calls forward the boys who are receiving Bear badges and arrow points)

NARRATOR: But before he could become a Scouting "brave" on his own, he had to prove himself by trying out new skills, performing certain tasks and passing tests of accomplishment.
AKELA: (Lighting the Webelos candle) With the "Spirit of Akela" we light the trail of the Webelos. From the signs along the Webelos trail, I see that the following braves have shown their skills in... (He calls the names of the boys receiving activity badges and indicates which badges they earned.)

NARRATOR: There Akela was required to pass the highest test of all. He must prove himself qualified to wear his father's name "Arrow of Light".

AKELA: From the signs further on down the Webelos trail, I see that the following braves have proven themselves worthy to wear the "Arrow of Light", the highest award in Akela's tribe. (He calls forward the boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award.) (Drum stops) From the four winds, Akela hears that you braves are doing well along the trails that will lead you into Boy Scouting and the highest trail of all, that of Eagle. Now will all Cub Scouts stand and repeat with me the Cub Scout Promise.




AKELA'S ARROW OF LIGHT
PERSONNEL: Cubmaster, narrator, boys, parents, two people to work the room lights and spotlight, drummer.

EQUIPMENT: Webelos prop stand, Arrow of Light with stand, The Official Boy Scout Handbook, Boy Scout Eagle badge poster, council fire, spotlight, drum.

CUBMASTER: Tonight we have the special privilege of witnessing the presentation of the most sought - after award in Cub Scouting, the Arrow of Light.
(Lights are turned out, a drum beats slowly, the campfire is lit.)

NARRATOR: I, Akela, have heard the drums speak. I call to the council fire Webelos Scouts [names], and their parents. Gather around this campfire so that the other braves may look upon you. I, Akela, have heard of your great achievements and have brought for you the reward of your deeds. Look upon the symbol that stands beside you. (Spotlight on the Webelos prop stand.)

It is empty, and before you lie symbols placed here by your leaders. I, Akela, say to you Webelos Scout [name], pick up the green arrow and place it in the left portion of the stand. Now with your left hand on the arrow, give the Cub Scout sign. Do you promise to continue to follow the trail of the Eagle, wherever it may lead you? If you do, say, I do promise.

(If more than one, say, "Do each of you promise?")

Webelos Scout [name],  pick up the red arrow and place it in the right portion of the stand. With your left hand on the arrow, give the Scout sign. Do you now promise to obey the Scout Oath? Now, Webelos Scout [name], pick up the yellow arrow and place it in the center of the stand. With your left hand upon the shaft, give the Scout sign. Do you promise to be forever trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent? If you do, say, I do so promise.
(If more than one, have all give sign and ask them to repeat, We do so promise.)

Now as you look at this Webelos symbol, you see that it resembles the Scout sign.  Like your three outstretched fingers, it stands for the three parts of the Scout Oath. The sides of the fleur-de-lis are like your thumb and little finger that, when brought together, stand for the bond that ties all Scouts together. Now you are ready to receive the highest award of Cub Scouting, the Arrow of Light.  Before you stands the Arrow of Light. Within the teepee of many braves, this symbol has an honored place. Its shaft is straight and narrow - just as the path that you should follow throughout your life. Its tip points the way - the way to success in all that you do. It is pointing to the right - a symbol  that nothing should be left undone; if it is within your power to do it, see that it is done. And lastly, the symbol of the seven rays of the sun - one for each day of the week to remind you that every day is a new day, a day to do your best in everything. A day to honor your God and your country, to do your Good Turn, a new chance to follow the Scout law and to remember these words: ON MY HONOR.

Will Cubmaster [name] hand to the parents the Boy Scout Handbook and have them pin upon their boy the Arrow of Light. Now the boys will pin upon their mom or dad the miniature Arrow of Light, and give them a big hug and kiss for all their help.
Will Cubmaster [name] hand to the boys the ceremonial Arrow of Light.

CUBMASTER: Each boy will hold the Arrow of Light and pass it to the next.  Now that you have received the Arrow of Light, let its light shine forth from you. Promise now to set an example for others to follow in your footsteps, set your eye on the Eagle (spotlight on Eagle poster) and never waiver. Do you so promise?

CANDIDATES: We promise.

NARRATOR: I, Akela, say you are now full-fledged Arrow of Light holders.




I found these amazing Arrow of Light Ceremonies and had to share.  They can be found here...  http://truongson.org/M_AuDoanNam_AOL.asp


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Friday, October 14, 2016

Why I Went to Akela’s Council “Back Then” and Why I Go Now ~ By Annette Ward Apr 13, 2016

My husband and I had just moved to Mona, Utah after having lived over thirty years in Farmington, Utah. My first position or call in our new LDS ward was to be a Webelos leader.  I can’t say I was overjoyed. But, being the mother of seven boys, the program wasn’t completely unfamiliar.  In Farmington, I had been a Wolf or Bear leader several times. There was no training.  No instructions. It was simply a passing on of a couple of books and records.  We had weekly den meetings and attended pack meeting once a month. It was all okay. The activities were fun and even useful for the boys. I would not have considered it a life changing experience for the boys…or for me, but we did it.
Annette Ward 1So, that was the attitude I went into as the Webelos leader.  I knew a little and enjoyed the boys. Mostly, I depended on the other leader. That’s what I did for three months and I was released and moved on to work with the Young Women in the ward. That lasted for about nine months and I was called to be the Cubmaster.
I was not a happy camper.  My heart was broken and I resented being back into Cub Scouts for numerous reasons, but I did it. I “played” Cubmaster, as uncomfortable as it was. I also attended roundtable.  I loved the boys and after a few months gained a testimony that Cub Scouting could make a positive difference in the lives of young boys. Although I was unsure how to go about it, I knew it could happen.
Fortunately, I have two amazing daughters along with those seven boys. One daughter and her husband met at Scout Camp in Idaho. They seemed to be drawn into the program wherever they lived.  She was serving in Cub Scouts and was my mentor, and she tried her best to convince me to follow her to Akela’s Council. It was costly. I’d be leaving my garden and animals for nearly a week. She persisted, informing me of scholarships available from most stakes. I checked with the bishopric and they thought our stake would pay for half the cost. Finally, I relented, registered a little late and attended Akela’s Council 29.  As it turns out, it was by far the best Scouting decision I ever, ever made.
Tamara, my daughter, found others to carpool with to AC29. I was only about an hour away, so I packed up my car early in the morning and drove down. I was nervous and hoping Tamara and I could be together while there. She was the reason I was going, to do something with my daughter.
That reason soon changed. Although my daughter and I tented together, we didn’t work closely during the day. That was good, because I had to stand on my own. It didn’t take long until the early mornings, late nights and “more than one could digest” days were filled with laughing, creating, learning, and endearing friendships.   Many of these friendships continue, especially as we support each other in the Scouting adventure
Annette Ward 2One of the highlights of Akela’s Council was rubbing shoulders with some of the happiest, most enthusiastic, and knowledgeable people in Cub Scouting. I’ve come to discover that people involved and committed to Cubs are some of the happiest people in the world. Rubbing shoulders all day with committed Cub Scouters was the greatest. Scouters who really did love the Cub Scout program. They shared their love of Scouting and how it could build and bless the lives of young boys and it was fun. These wonderful leaders were directing, teaching, and enabling me to become a more committed, knowledgeable, fun Cubmaster and to love it all.  I was learning the “how,” while having a blast.
I have since been released from Cub Scouts. I have served on Akela’s Council staff two times and this year will be my third, AC32.  I volunteer at Roundtable. I’ve gone to Wood Badge.  Because of Akela’s Council, Cub Scouting is now a choice. A choice because I recognize the potential it has to build responsible boys—boys with character and purpose.  It is part of the pathway for LDS boys to become righteous priesthood holders, husbands and fathers. When implemented properly, the potential for building boys of ANY faith is only limited by the commitment, knowledge and love of the leaders.
I originally went to Akela’s Council because of my daughter. Now, I go to share Cub Scout Spirit, to help other leaders gain tools for having fun and working with the boys and to continue learning.  I was called to serve and now I choose to serve.  Every boy deserves a trained leader and Akela’s Council is the pinnacle of Cub Scout training.


Author: Annette Ward | Assistant Roundtable Commissioner and Merit Badge Counselor in the Mt. Nebo District


This post was copied from the Blog of the Utah National Parks Council. 


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Cub Scout Craft - Oath & Law Cards



A special thank you to Michaun Torgersen who is in the Utah National Parks Council, Black Diamond district (Spanish fork area) for donating this amazing artwork, and to Mary Halvorson from the Hobble Creek District for this beautiful and fun craft idea.



These wall hangings or ornaments are a fun way for boys to become familiar with the Scout Oath or Scout Law. They can be made from the PDF's shared here or you can have the boys write them with their own handwriting. Print or write the oath/law on cardstock and then glue it to a piece of cardboard that is the same size. It needs the strength of the cardboard to support the sticks. Cub Scouts will have fun finding sticks to use for the frame. Cut sticks to appropriate lengths using garden pruners and glue into place with hot glue. You can add decorative stitching after the sticks are glued into place using a small cord or waxed string and a large eyed needle. You may choose to add just a few stitches on each side or do continuous stitching all the way around. If you do stitching you will want to punch your holes with the needle and then sew through the holes. This will help get your stitches where you want them much easier! Embellishments such as a paracord square knot, a few beads and a charm, mini pinecones or other items from nature may be added. There are really no rules. KISMIF


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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Ugly Pumpkin Skit - A great Cub Scout skit for Halloween




THE UGLY PUMPKIN SKIT
All the boys are sitting around with their arms wrapped around their knees (acting like a PUMPKIN) In front of a sign that says "PUMPKIN PATCH" 
Pumpkin 1: Man I HATE Halloween!
Pumpkin 2: Ya, me too. 
Pumpkin 3: Why - what's the matter with halloween? 
Pumpkin 4: You guys break the news to the new guy.... 
Pumpkin 5: First, they cut off your vine! (PUMPKIN 2 looks worried) 
Pumpkin 6: ya, then they cut your head open! (PUMPKIN 2 GRABS HIS HEAD) 
Pumpkin 7: and pull out your guts! (PUMPKIN 2 GRABS HIS TUMMY) 
Pumpkin 8: then they cut you up with a saw! 
Pumpkin 9: or a knife! 
Pumpkin 10: or a drill! 
Pumpkin 11: THEN they put a candle in you to light you up! 
Pumpkin 12: and leave you on the porch to rot for months!! 
Pumpkin 3 (looking scared to death): NO WAY! How do we get out of it? 
Pumpkin 4: QUIET EVERYONE - I know a way - just be as UGLY as possible, then they won't pick you! 
ALL Pumpkins: OK - ya, let's do that! (Two people enter the stage) 
The pumpkins all say: shhhhh - here come some people everyone - BE UGLY! (The two people walk around the pumpkin patch shopping for a pumpkin) 
Shopper 1: man, all of these pumpkins are TOO ugly for halloween! 
Shopper 2: Ya, These pumpkins are REALLY ugly! 
Shopper 1: Even too ugly for a jack-o-lantern! 
Shopper 2: Ya, let's go look somewhere else! (all the pumpkins are giving each other the thumbs up and a WHEW!) 
Then Shopper 1 turns around and says: WAIT! They will be perfect for PUMPKIN PIE! 
All the pumpkins scream in pain! NOOOOOOOOOOO!


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found at http://www.scoutorama.com/the-ugly-halloween-pumpkin-skit and http://cubscoutideas.com/3642/cub-scout-halloween-skits/

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Arrow of Light Plaque


A special thank you to Stephanie Ellinger in the Hobble Creek District, Utah National Parks Council for letting us post her great idea.

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We are making another Arrow of Light Plaque for a boy in our pack. I thought I'd share a picture of what we've done. These boys work incredibly hard for three years of cub scouts to get this. I get the pins and badges from the parents and buy a couple of patches as "fillers". The sun and arrow are just cut vinyl and we screw in hooks to hang the actual arrow. The boys really look forward to getting this and it's a big motivator for them.

To see more Arrow of Light ideas, CLICK HERE


Friday, July 15, 2016

Tarzan of the Apes - Cub Scout Song - Words for Tarzan of the Apes - How to Sing Tarzan of the Apes

Here is a great Cub Scout song - Tongan style. Tarzan of the Apes. Enjoy. There is always something amazing to learn at Akela's Council Cub Scout Leader Training.

Tarzan of the Apes - is a great song for Cub Scouts. The words to the song are below. Use cub scout songs to add fun to your Pack Meetings, Den Meetings, Day Camp, as your boys are camping or goofing off. This video is to help Cub Scout Leaders learn some fun songs to sing with their boys. Make sure your cub scouts have lots of opportunity to learn and use a variety of songs in your scouting program.



Tarzan of the Apes
I love bananas, coconuts, and grapes
I love bananas, coconuts, and grapes
I love bananas, coconuts, and grapes
That's why they call me Tarzan of the Apes
Ah-aha-aaaha

For the link to the video on facebook, click here... https://www.facebook.com/AkelasCouncil/videos/1298588246825007/?hc_location=ufi To see more cub scout songs that can be found on our blog, click here...http://akelascouncil.blogspot.com/search/label/Songs

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Choogie-Oogie-Boogie - Cub Scout Song - Words for Choogie-Oogie-Boogie - How to Sing Choogie-Oogie-Boogie

Choogie-Oogie-Boogie - is a great song for Cub Scouts. The words to the song are below. Use cub scout songs to add fun to your Pack Meetings, Den Meetings, Day Camp, as your boys are camping or goofing off. This video is to help Cub Scout Leaders learn some fun songs to sing with their boys. Make sure your cub scouts have lots of opportunity to learn and use a variety of songs in your scouting program.


Choogie-Oogie-BoogieChoogie-Oogie-Boogie - is a great song for Cub Scouts. The words to the song are below. Use cub scout songs to add fun to your Pack Meetings, Den Meetings, Day Camp, as your boys are camping or goofing off. This video is to help Cub Scout Leaders learn some fun songs to sing with their boys. Make sure your cub scouts have lots of opportunity to learn and use a variety of songs in your scouting program.

Choogie-Oogie-Boogie
Hey!  ___________ ,
You’re some real cool cats!
You’ve got a lot of this and a lot of that!
So stand right up and do the choogie-oogie-boogie!

(Chorus)
Aaand Up!  Choogie-oogie, choogie-oogie.
Aaand Down!  Choogie-oogie, choogie-oogie.
To the left!  Choogie-oogie, choogie-oogie.
To the right!  Choogie-oogie, choogie-oogie.

(Repeat with other names.  Dance with arms going up, then down, then to the left, and finally to the right as indicated in song.)

To see more cub scout songs that can be found on our blog, click here... http://akelascouncil.blogspot.com/search/label/Songs
Posted by Akela's Council Cub Scout Leader Training - Utah National Parks Council on Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Choogie-Oogie-Boogie
Hey! ___________ ,
You’re some real cool cats!
You’ve got a lot of this and a lot of that!
So stand right up and do the choogie-oogie-boogie!
(Chorus)
Aaand Up! Choogie-oogie, choogie-oogie.
Aaand Down! Choogie-oogie, choogie-oogie.
To the left! Choogie-oogie, choogie-oogie.
To the right! Choogie-oogie, choogie-oogie.
(Repeat with other names. Dance with arms going up, then down, then to the left, and finally to the right as indicated in song.)
To see more cub scout songs that can be found on our blog, click here...http://akelascouncil.blogspot.com/search/label/Songs

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Elephants Have Wrinkles - Cub Scout Song - Words for Elephants Have Wrinkles - How to Sing Elephants Have Wrinkles

Elephants Have Wrinkles - is a great song for Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. The kids love to sing it for Pack Meetings, Den Meetings, Day Camps, as they are camping or goofing off. This video is to help Cub Scout Leaders learn some fun songs to sing with their boys.
Elephants have wrinklesElephants Have Wrinkles - is a great song for Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. The kids love to sing it for Pack Meetings, Den Meetings, Day Camp, as they are camping or goofing off. This video is to help Cub Scout Leaders learn some fun songs to sing with their boys. 


Elephants Have Wrinkles
(Join in circle, arms around shoulders, head down. The circle will move to the left, placing right toe behind left heel and stepping to the left.)
Chorus:
(Begin by moving in circle to left)
Elephants have wrinkles, wrinkles, wrinkles
Elephants have wrinkles, wrinkles everywhere. HEY!
(Repeat chorus while moving in circle to right)
(Repeat after the leader)
Down in their toes…(hands on toes)*
I don’t know why…(hands in the air, then Chorus)
*(Continue to add one line at a time followed by Chorus)
Up in their knees…(hands on knees)
Back in their seat…(hands on bottom)
Out in their ears…(thumbs in ears, waggle hands)
Out in their nose…(line up spread hands with thumb to nose)
(End with Chorus each time)

Friday, July 8, 2016

Alice the Camel - Cub Scout Song - Words for Alice the Camel - How to Sing Alice the Camel

Alice the Camel is a great Cub Scout song.  It is perfect to sing at Pack Meeting, Den Meetings, Day Camps, Camping, or just goofing off.  The link is below to see how to sing Alice the Camel.

Alice the CamelAlice the Camel is a great song for Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts.  The kids love to sing it for Pack Meetings, Den Meetings, as they are camping or goofing off.  This video is to help Cub Scout Leaders learn some fun songs to sing with their boys.

Alice the Camel

Alice the camel has five humps,
Alice the camel has five humps,
Alice the camel has five humps,
So go, Alice, go ----
Boom, boom, boom (bump hips with people next to you)

Alice the camel has four humps…
Alice the camel has three humps..
(And so on, until you get to…)

Alice the camel has no humps,
Alice the camel has no humps,
Alice the camel has no humps,
‘Cause Alice is a horse. (of course)
Posted by Akela's Council Cub Scout Leader Training - Utah National Parks Council on Friday, July 8, 2016


Alice the Camel
Alice the camel has five humps,
Alice the camel has five humps,
Alice the camel has five humps,
So go, Alice, go ----
Boom, boom, boom (bump hips with people next to you)
Alice the camel has four humps…
Alice the camel has three humps..
(And so on, until you get to…)
Alice the camel has no humps,
Alice the camel has no humps,
Alice the camel has no humps,
‘Cause Alice is a horse. (of course)

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Spreadsheet of all the requirements completed for each den meeting plan for Wolves, Bears, and Webelos



A special thank you to Charity Bartholomew who is in the Utah National Parks Council, Black Diamond district (Spanish fork area) for donating this amazing information.  It is a hand-out that lays out all the requirements completed for each den meeting plan for Wolves, Bears and Webelos.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

July 2016 Scout Salute (Loyal) * - * August 2016 S'More Cub Scout Fun (Courteous)

The following is posted from the San Tan District Cub Scout Roundtable blog.     You can find it here.

For May's Round Table We Shared Ideas For
July's Scout Law Point: Loyal

July's Theme: Scout Salute
August's Scout Law Point: Courteous
August's Theme: S'More Cub Scout Fun

Opening Brain Teaser - This would be a great thing to write on the chalk or white board for boys and parents to have something to think about while they wait for everyone to arrive at a Pack or Den Meeting. (An idea you could use would be to reward the cub scouts a piece of candy if they get it right).
Riddle:  LIGHTER THAN AIR -  I'm lighter than air, but a hundred men cannot lift me.  What am I?  (The riddle answer can be found by entering the missing letter in each word over the corresponding numbered space below.)
 *Answer is at the end of this section. (scroll down)
(Brain Teaser taken from: The Little Black Book of Mindbenders by John Samson and Elsie Samson; pg. 43)
Gathering Activity "SALUTE" WORD SEARCH
Click Here for a copy of the Word Search:https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0revQcSgs4OVHBTUVB2OV8wUlk
Click Here for a copy of the Word Search Answers:https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0revQcSgs4OWFRxaTFTNkJBUkU

Flag Ceremony WE SALUTE YOU
Each Cub Scout holds a poster with a picture illustrating the heroism in his script and his lines written on the back in large print.
Cub #1: Some of the heroes we salute are obvious—local heroes like police officers who risk their lives to protect us from violence or the firemen who pull people out of burning buildings.
Cub #2: Others that we salute are the ambulance drivers, paramedics, doctors, and nurses who save lives every day.
Cub #3: Some people around us seem like regular people, but we salute them because they were soldiers in the military and served our country to keep us free.
Cub #4: A hero is someone who does the right thing even when they are afraid of failure. They do it because it should be done. And we salute them.
Cub #5: Some who should be saluted are harder to spot, but they are still there. These include blood donors, teachers who spend their time and energy helping kids, and kids who say “No” to drugs.
Cub #6: Heroes are all around us. Please join in saluting all the heroes of our country by saying with me the Pledge of Allegiance.
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
Wolf Adventure - Council Fire - Requirement 1Participate in a flag ceremony, and learn how to properly care for and fold the flag.
Wolf Adventure - Council Fire - Requirement 5
Talk to a military veteran, law enforcement officer, member of the fire department, or someone else who works for the community.  Talk about his or her service to the community.  After you have visited with the individual, write a short thank-you note.
Wolf Adventure - Howling at the Moon - Requirement 3
Work together with your den to plan, prepare, and rehearse a campfire program to present to your families at a den meeting.
Wolf Adventure - Howling at the Moon - Requirement 4Practice and perform your role for a pack campfire program.
Wolf Elective Adventure - Hometown Heroes - Requirement 1Talk with your family and den about what it means to you to be a hero.  Share the name of someone you believe is a hero. Explain what it is that makes that person a hero.
Wolf Elective Adventure - Hometown Heroes - Requirement 2
Visit a community agency where you will find many heroes.  While there, find out what they do.  Share what you learned with your den.
Wolf Elective Adventure - Hometown Heroes - Requirement 3With the help of a family member, interview one of your heroes, and share what you lean with your den.  Tell why you think this person is a hero.
Wolf Elective Adventure - Hometown Heroes - Requirement 4As a den or family, honor a serviceman or servicewoman by sending a care package along with a note thanking them for their service.
Wolf Elective Adventure - Hometown Heroes - Requirement 6Participate in or create an event that celebrates your hometown hero(es).
Bear Adventure - Fellowship and Duty to God - Requirement 2bIdentify a person whose faith and duty to God you admire, and discuss this person with your family.
Bear Adventure - Paws for Action - Requirement 1a
Find out about two famous Americans.  Share what you learned.
Bear Adventure - Paws for Action - Requirement 2a
Visit a local sheriff's office or police station, or talk with a law enforcement officer visiting your den.  During the visit, take turns with your den members asking questions that will help you learn how to stay safe.
Arrow of Light Adventure - Camper - Requirement 4
On a pack campout, work with your den leader or another adult to plan a campfire program with the other dens. Your campfire program should include an impressive opening, songs, skits, a Cubmaster's minute, and an inspirational closing ceremony.
Arrow of Light Adventure - Duty to God in Action - Requirement 2d
Read at least two accounts of people in history who have done their duty to God. (this can include family members and ancestors.) List their names and how they showed their duty to God.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Build My Own Hero - Requirement 1
Discover what it means to be a hero.  Invite a local hero to meet with your den.
 Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Build My Own Hero - Requirement 2Identify how citizens can be heroes in their communities.
 Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Build My Own Hero - Requirement 3Recognize a hero in your community by presenting him or her with a "My Hero Award."
 Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Build My Own Hero - Requirement 5Learn about a Scout hero.

Father's Day Picture Stand
(A Salute to Fathers)

Materials:printed out picture of father and son, cutting board, foam board, utility knife, scissors, 'Zig' 2 way glue, lid to a peanut butter jar, black marker and ruler(not shown).
If you want to make the smallest snowflake, you will need: Cardstock paper, Elmers Glue, scissors, paper cutter two different sizes of Phillips Screw drivers, Clear Vynal Tubing 5/8" ID(Inside Dimension) & 7/8" OD(outside Dimension), Pipe Cutter, E6000 Glue
Directions:
1) At a Cub scout event like a Pinewood Derby, take a full-length picture of each cub scout and his father.

 
2) Print the picture on photo paper.
3) Have the cub scouts cut out the picture and glue it onto foam board.
4) Help the boys place the peanut butter lid over their picture and draw around the lid as show in the picture above.  Make sure they do not draw on the picture; just the foam board.
5) Using a ruler, draw a line 3/4 inch distance from the feet of the cub scout and his dad.
6) Using a utility knife, cut out the image.  Note: You may want to do this step because foam board is best cut in one pass. Multiple passes do not produce a clean cut look. Often the foam in between will bunch up in a ball. It would be a good idea to practice on a piece of scrap foam board first.
7) Cut the bottom part of the circle off.   Then using a ruler, measure 1 inch from the curved part of the half circle. Draw another line and cut along it.  This piece will be used as part of the stand.
8) In this step you are going to make two slits, the width of the thickness of the foam board as shown in the picture.  The height of the slit needs to be 1/2 inch. Note: Be very careful not to make the slit larger than the thickness of the foam board, or it will not work as a stand.
9) After you make the cuts, write Happy Father's Day underneath the picture with a black marker.
10) Slide the two pieces of foam board at the slits together to form the stand for the picture. 
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
Tiger Elective Adventure - My Family's Duty to God - Requirement 2Find out what makes each member of your family special.
Tiger Elective Adventure - Stories in Shapes - Requirement 1b
Create an art piece.
Webelos/AOL  Elective - Art Explosion - Requirement 2Create two self-portraits using two different techniques, such as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and computer illustration. (Gift for mom or Dad)Webelos/AOL  Elective - Art Explosion - Requirement 3dCreate a freestanding sculpture or mobile using wood, metal, papier-mache, or found or recycled objects. (Gift for mom or Dad)Webelos/AOL  Elective - Art Explosion - Requirement 3fUse a computer illustration or painting program to create a work of art. (Gift for mom or Dad)
Webelos/AOL  Elective - Art Explosion - Requirement 3h
Using a camera or other electronic device, take at least 10 photos of your family, a pet, or scenery.  Use photo-editing software to crop, lighten or darken, and change some of the photos.. (Gift for mom or Dad)
Water Pail Race(S'more Cub Scout Fun) Stay cool by including this activity in your Pack Meeting fun.
Materials: At least 6 cheap plastic pails (You can find them in lots of stores during the Spring and Summer in Arizona. I found mine at Michaels when it was on sale 70% off, water, ruler,  cell phone timer(not shown in picture above), tell the boys to wear swim suits or something they can get wet in, and a camera-for those great shots you will want to share with everyone afterwards.
Directions:
1) Divide the Cub Scouts into 2 teams. 
2) Have each team stand in a line, all the cub scouts facing the front.

3) Fill two pails with water and give one to the first cub scout in line on both teams.
4) Then give the last four empty pails to the next two boys in line on each team.
5) Pick the amount of time you want each race to last; 1 to 5 minutes.
6) On the mark of ,"Get ready, set, go!" the first cub scout lifts the pail of water over his head and without turning around tries to pour the water into the pail of the cub scout behind him.
7) The cub scout receiving the water tries to get as much of the water he can into his pail.
8) After the water is poured, the first boy in line, then gives his pail to the 4th cub scout in line that does not have a bucket and goes to the end of the line on his team.
9) This continues until the timer rings. (Use the timer on any cell phone).
AWARDING POINTS TO DETERMIN WHICH TEAM WON10) 10 points for every time a boy received water in their pail.   60 points for the team that had the most water left in the last pail the water was poured into. (A Judge will need to use a ruler to measure the water level in the pail in which the water was poured last, for each team to determine which teams gets the 60 points).
 POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
Tiger Adventure - Games Tigers Play - Requirement 1aPlay two initiative or team building games with the members of your den.
Tiger Adventure - Games Tigers Play - Requirement 1b

Listen carefully to your leader while the rules are being explained, and follow directions when playing.
Tiger Adventure - Games Tigers Play - Requirement 1c
At the end of the game, talk with the leader about what you learned when you played the game.  Tell how you helped the den by playing your part.
Tiger Elective Adventure - Tiger-iffic! - Requirement 5
With other members of your den, invent a game, OR change the rules of a game you know, and play the game.
Tiger Elective Adventure - Tiger Tag - Requirement 1
Choose one active game you like, and tell your den about it.
Tiger Elective Adventure - Tiger Tag - Requirement 2aPlay two relay games with your den and your adult partner.
Tiger Elective Adventure - Tiger Tag - Requirement 2b
Tell your adult partner or the other Tigers what you liked best about each game.
Tiger Elective Adventure - Tiger Tag - Requirement 2c
Have your den choose a relay game that everyone would like to play, and play it several times.
Wolf Elective Adventure - Code of the Wolf - Requirement 1a
With the members of your den or family, make a game with simple materials that requires math to keep score.
Bear Elective Adventure: - Roaring Laughter - Requirement 4
With a partner, play a game that makes you laugh.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Aware and Care - Requirement 1
Develop an awareness of the challenges of the blind through participation in an activity that simulates blindness. (Have the boys do this Relay Race blindfolded).
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Castaway - Requirement 2cWith your den, invent a game that can be played without using electricity and using minimal equipment or simple items.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Castaway - Requirement 2d
Name your game, write down the rules once you have decided on them, then play the game at two different den meetings or outings. Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Castaway - Requirement 2eTeach your game to the members of your pack or other Scouts.

Gummy Bear Ice Cube Poppers(S'more Cub Scout Fun)
 
Materials: 2 liter Sprite (will do around 200 ice cubes using the ice cube tray shown in picture), Gummy Bears (The Gummy Bear package shown in the picture had anywhere from 90 to 100 gummy bears in it), Ice Cube Tray - Can be found on Amazon by typing in "Easy Push Out / Pop Out Ice Cube Trays" and 1 gallon size Ziploc bag.
Directions:
1) Put a Gummy Bear into each ice cube slot.  
 
2) Pour Sprite and fill to the top each ice cube slot. I found it easier to pour the Sprite into a container that had a small spout and then pour it into the ice cube slots).
3) Freeze
 
 
4) When it is done, Turn the ice tray upside down in the Ziploc bag.  Then push the rubber bottoms to pop the ice cubes out of the tray.  Keep frozen till right before serving.POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
Tiger Adventure - Games Tiger Bites - Requirement 5Talk with your adult partner about what foods you can eat with your fingers. Practice your manners when eating them.
Tiger Adventure - Earning Your Stripes - Requirement 1Bring in and share with your den five items that are the color orange. (Use Orange Gummy Bears and Orange pop instead)
Wolf Elective Adventure - Code of the Wolf - Requirement 3a (Use the Gummy Bears)
With your den, find something that comes with many small, colored items in one package. Count the number of items of each color in your package.  Keep track o f each color. Then:
 i.Draw a graph showing the number of  items of each color.
ii.Determine what the most common color is.
iii.Compare your results to the other boys’.
iv.Predict how many items of each color you will find in one more package.
v.Decide if your prediction was close.
Bear Elective Adventure - Bear Picnic Basket - Requirement 2a
With the help of an adult, select one food item, and follow a recipe to prepare it for your family in your kitchen.  Clean up after the preparation and cooking.
GOING THE DISTANCE SKIT
Cub Scouts start out on a walk.
Cub #1 (stopping)I’m thirsty.
All pretend to get a drink and continue walking.
Cub #2 (stopping)I’m hot.
All wipe their faces and continue walking.
Cub #3 (stopping)I’m hungry.
All pretend to eat and continue walking.
Cub #4 (stopping)My shoestring is undone.
All tie their shoestrings and continue walking. Make up as many reasons as you want so that other boys can have a part.
Last Cub Scout: This sure has been a long walk. How far
have we gone? Cub #1 (looking back)Across the stage!
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
Tiger Adventure - Tigers in the Wild - Requirement 5Participate in an outdoor pack meeting or pack campout campfire.  Sing a song and act out a skit with your Tiger den as part of the program.
Wolf Adventure - Call of the Wild - Requirement 6
On the campout, participate with your family or den in a campfire show.  Prepare a skit or song, and then present it at the campfire for everyone else.
Wolf Adventure - Howling at the Moon - Requirement 2
Work with your den to create an original skit.
 Wolf Adventure - Howling at the Moon - Requirement 3Work together with your den to plan, prepare, and rehearse a campfire program to present to your families at a den meeting.
Wolf Adventure - Howling at the Moon - Requirement 4
Practice and perform your role for a pack campfire program.
Bear Adventure - Bear Necessities - Requirement 2
Attend a campfire show, and participate by performing a song or skit with your den.
Run-ons Cub #1: "What is the last line of "The Star-Spangled Banner?"Cub #2: That's easy. "Play ball!"
Cub #1: Which amendment give you the right to pull up your sleeves?Cub #2: I don't know.
Cub #1:
 The second amendment - the right to BARE arms!
Cub #1: Why did Paul Revere ride his horse from Boston to Lexington?Cub #2: Because the horse was too heavy to carry!
 Opening Brain Teaser Answer: A Bubble