Thursday, October 26, 2017

Cub Scouts Give Thanks - November Theme - LDS Religious Square Knot info - LDS Activity Days - Writing a Thank You note


Cub Scouts Give Thanks - November Theme

Thanks to Mary Halvorson for donating this idea. She is a Webelos Den Leader from Pack 68 of the Hobble Creek District, Utah National Parks Council.  

One of the requirements in the LDS Faith in God booklet that counts towards the BSA Religious Square Knot reads: "Write a letter to a teacher, your parents, or your grandparents telling them what you appreciate and respect about them." If you want to take this a step further by teaching boys how to address an envelope it's an experience you won't forget. Do they know their own address for a return address? Do they know where to write both the mailing address and the return address? Do they know where the stamp goes? Do they know their city and state? The first time I did this I thought it was a no brainer but truly the first experience for most of them. It will take longer than you think but the recipient will have a wonderful surprise!  




Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Abracadabra - Magic Neckerchief Slide - Cub Scout Neckerchief Slide


Thanks to Mary Halvorson for donating this idea. She is a Webelos Den Leader from Pack 68 of the Hobble Creek District, Utah National Parks Council.
  • To print a PDF with patterns and instructions, CLICK HERE


Mary made this neckerchief slide using:
-Heavy Felt
-Mini Playing Cards - 1" tall
-Red glitter paper
-Bunny Rabbit Button (shank cut off)
-Blue milk lid
-Canned food- ring from lid
-Plaster of Paris

To see the original post that made Mary come up with this amazing upgrade, CLICK HERE
To see other posts that have the theme Magic & Abracadabra, CLICK HERE






To the Rescue & Halloween - UNPC Pow Wow Book October 2005 - Pack Meeting Helps



Utah National Parks Council put out Pow Wow books for many years.  Here is a section from one of them.  "To the Rescue" was published for the October 2005 theme.  It also has information that is fun to use for Halloween.

Some of the sections in this PDF are:
  • An invitation to give out
  • Websites that would be of use
  • Days in October that are "official" dates - National Nut Day, United Nations Day...
  • Pre-Openers - a word search for the theme "To the Rescue", and how to rescue an ice cube.
  • Opening Ceremonies - A-M-E-R-I-C-A & Cub Scout Fire Detectives
  • Closing Ceremonies - H-A-L-L-O-W-E-E-N & SOS
  • Advancement Ceremonies - Rescue Advancement & Halloween Advancement
  • Audience Participation - Let's Go On A Ghost Hunt
  • Skits - The Doctor is In, The Good Samaritan, & Spooks
  • Games - House A Fire Relay; Rock, Paper, Scissors Tag; Detectives; & Morse Relay
  • Songs - To the Rescue, 9-1-1 Help
  • Sparklers - Cheers & Run-ons to go with the theme
  • Crafts - Egg Carton Fire Trucks, Life Preserver Neckerchief Slides, Fire Extinguishers, Band-aid Neckerchief Slide, Film Canister First Aid Kit Neckerchief Slide, Cereal Box Gravestones, Egg Carton Spiders, Cool Whip Lid / Grocery Sack Ghost, Milk Container Pumpkins, & Pumpkin Neckerchief Slide
  • Food Fun - Fire Hose, Burning Biscuits, Witches' Brew, Monster Toes, Tricky Treat, Creepy Spiders, Candy Corn Crispy Rice Treats, & Squashed Frogs



Monday, October 16, 2017

SKIT - THE GHOST WITH THE BLOODY FINGER -HALLOWEEN SKIT


SKIT - THE GHOST WITH THE BLOODY FINGER
This skit was published in the September 2011 issue of Baloo’s Bugle.

The great thing about this Cub Scout skit is its flexibility with the number of participants. You need a narrator, a ghost, and a Cub Scout. You can use as many of the following characters as you want. If you only have 4 or 5 boys, use only that many. If you have more than 12, pair them up so that you have 2 pumpkins, 2 spiders, etc.

Jack-o-lantern/Pumpkin
Spider
Vampire
Black Cat
Skeleton
Werewolf
Bat
Frankenstein
Mummy
Zombie
Owl
Witch/Warlock

Narrator: One night a ghost was out walking, and he met a jack-o-lantern.
Ghost: “I am the ghost with the bloody finger!”
Jack-o-lantern: Screams, and runs away.
Narrator: “Next the ghost met a spider.”
Ghost: “I am the ghost with the bloody finger!”
Spider: Screams, and runs away.
Narrator: “Next the ghost met vampire.”
Ghost: “I am the ghost with the bloody finger!”
Vampire: Screams, and runs away.

Continue for as many characters as you need.

Narrator: “Then the ghost met a Cub Scout.”
Ghost: “I am the ghost with the bloody finger!”
Cub Scout: “Well, put a band-aid on it!”