Friday, October 14, 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.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
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
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/