Monday, March 27, 2017

Lego Pinewood Derby Cub Scout Coloring Page - Lego Coloring Page - Great for the Pinewood Derby or a Regular Pack Meeting - Free Printable Clipart



Here is a Lego coloring page you can use for the Pinewood Derby.  The younger siblings love to have something fun to color during the derby to keep them busy.  They will love this Lego Coloring Page "Everything is Awesome about Pinewood Derbies".  It is Printable & Free!  




  • CLICK HERE to download the above Lego Coloring Page PDF
  • CLICK HERE to see more LEGO ideas
  • CLICK HERE to see other Coloring Pages
  • CLICK HERE to see more Pinewood Derby ideas on this blog
  • CLICK HERE to see a Pinterest Board with more Pinewood Derby ideas

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cub Scout Law Poster & Cub Scout Oath Poster that can be printed 11x17, 20x30, or 24x36




Here are a couple of posters you can print and take to your den meetings, pack meetings, roundtable, or other cub scouting event.
  • CLICK HERE to download the Scout LAW that can be printed 11x17 or 24x36
  • CLICK HERE to download the Scout LAW that can be printed 20x30
  • CLICK HERE to download the Scout OATH that can be printed 11x17 or 24x36 
  • CLICK HERE to download the Scout OATH that can be printed 20x30
I like to print them 20x30 at Costco for $10 on photo paper and then attach them to a dollar store foam poster with spray adhesive. It keeps them sturdy and from getting hurt as easily this way. To do this, attach it with clothes pins and do half of the poster at a time. We also have a local place that will print them 24x36 for $10 on regular paper. I'm sure you have one by you also. The bigger size lets everyone see if from anywhere in the room.

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Cub Scout Values

As a Cub Scout, you do your best and you help others. You learn the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. You also learn what they mean.

The Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
And to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
WHAT THE SCOUT OATH MEANS
Before Cub Scouts agree to the Scout Oath or Promise, they need to know what it means.
On my honor I will do my best … Saying “On my honor” is like saying “I promise.” It means that you will do your best to do what the Scout Oath says.
The Scout Oath has three promises. Let’s look at what they mean.
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law … A duty is something you are expected to do. At home, you might be expected to make up your bed or take out the trash. You also have duties to God and to your country. You do your duty to God by following the teachings of your family and religious leaders. You do your duty to your country by being a good citizen and obeying the law. You also promise to live by the 12 points of the Scout Law.
To help other people at all times … Many people need help. A friendly smile and a helping hand make life easier for others. By helping other people, you are doing a Good Turn and making our world a better place.
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight … The last part of the Scout Oath is about taking care of yourself. You stay physically strong when you eat the right foods and get plenty of exercise. You stay mentally awake when you work hard in school, learn all you can, and ask questions. You stay morally straight when you do the right thing and live your life with honesty.
The Scout Law
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
WHAT THE SCOUT LAW MEANS
The Scout Law has 12 points. Each is a goal for every Scout. He does his best to live up to the Law every day. It is not always easy to do, but a Scout always tries.

A Scout is TRUSTWORTHYA Scout tells the truth and keeps his promises. People can depend on him.
A Scout is LOYALA Scout is true to his family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and country.
A Scout is HELPFULA Scout volunteers to help others without expecting a reward.
A Scout is FRIENDLYA Scout is a friend to everyone, even people who are very different from him.
A Scout is COURTEOUSA Scout is polite to everyone and always uses good manners.
A Scout is KINDA Scout treats others as he wants to be treated. He never harms or kills any living thing without good reason.
A Scout is OBEDIENTA Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and pack. He obeys the laws of his community and country.
A Scout is CHEERFULA Scout looks for the bright side of life. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
A Scout is THRIFTYA Scout works to pay his way. He uses time, property, and natural resources wisely.
A Scout is BRAVEA Scout can face danger even if he is afraid. He stands for what is right even if others laugh at him.
A Scout is CLEANA Scout keeps his body and mind fit. He helps keep his home and community clean.
A Scout is REVERENTA Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.

The Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

The Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

The Cub Scout Motto

Do your best






Friday, March 17, 2017

Cubmaster's Minute "Advise from Lightening..." ~ Scouter's Minute ~ Power Up!



Scouter's Minute - for the April 2017 Theme "Power Up!"


Advise From Lightening...
*Follow the flash of inspiration: Listen for that little voice, wherever you believe it comes from, that tells you what your Cubs need. The more you listen and heed it’s advice, the more you’ll hear it!
*Stay current: Do what works for you to keep up-to-date with information about the Cub Scout program. Oh yeah, and come back to Roundtable!
*Spark new ideas: Share your knowledge and ideas with others. You’d be amazed at what they’ll come up with after a little spark from you!
*Light up the night: Be an example to those around you, whether it be in your Den and Pack, neighborhood, church group, or family. Show them what it means to Do Your Best!
*Charge ahead!: Find something that needs doing and get it done! You have talents and skills that are just waiting to be used. Don’t be afraid to show them off.

Taken from the Hobble Creek District Facebook page.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Seven Great Virtues Arrow of Light Ceremony ~ Balloon Arrow of Light Ceremony



Thanks to Ryan Rawlins for donating this idea. He is the Cubmaster of Pack 1144 in the Porter Rockwell District, Utah National Parks Council.



Props Needed: 8 Balloons to represent the 7 virtues of the AOL. Twisty Balloons in colors and black for headband.

Tonight we gather to honor _____ (# of Scouts receiving award) Webelos Scouts that have earned the highest award in Cub Scouting: The Arrow of Light. These Scouts have worked very hard over the last year to earn this prestigious award, and demonstrate that they understand the purpose of Scouting.

The seven rays on the display before you represent the rays in the Arrow of Light. These seven rays stand for the seven great virtues of life, virtues that a Webelos Scout must have if they are to succeed and advance in Scouting and in life. For younger Scouts, living by and using these 7 great virtues will help you achieve much on your trail upward to the Arrow of Light.

For each virtue inflate the balloon to near full and hand it to the Scout to hold.

A Scout has WISDOM (Purple) Having wisdom doesn't mean that a Scout is smarter than others. It means that he uses what he knows to live a better life -- to be a good example for other people, young and old, Scouts and others, family and friends.
A Scout has COURAGE (Red) Having courage doesn't mean that you're never afraid -- very courageous people are often afraid. However, facing danger despite your fear is the act of a brave, courageous Scout.
A Scout has SELF-CONTROL (Orange) Scouts have to know when to stop. When you can stop yourself when you have had enough or done enough of something -- enough eating, enough playing, or even enough working -- then you have self-control. Know what behavior is correct in each situation, and do it. When you have self-control, you are growing up as a Scout.
A Scout gives JUSTICE (Blue) Justice is part of the Pledge of Allegiance: "with liberty and justice for all"/ Justice is being fair with others that we go to school with, work and play with. Justice means it doesn't matter who the person is, or what color they are, or what they do...Scouts are fair to everyone.
A Scout has FAITH (Yellow) Scouts believe in God. Faith means that we believe in God and other things we cannot see. When you know God exists in your heart, you have faith.
A Scout has HOPE (Green) Hope means you look forward to good things that you believe will happen. You hope for better things tomorrow, but you work hard today to make those good things happen.
A Scout has LOVE (White) Scouts have many kinds of love. Love of family, home, your fellow Scouts, God and country are all a part of Scouting. Every kind of love is important for a full and happy life.

Now is the time to have the scout talk about some favorite things he did to earn the Arrow of Light.
Inflate the balloon for the headband about ¾ full. Twist each of the colored balloons onto the headband. Once that’s done then size the headband balloon to the scout.

You will find that if you live by these seven virtues, you will be happy and will make the people around you happy as well. The Webelos Scout(s) before us this evening have proven that they understand their responsibilities as good sons and good Scouts. With the help of their willing parents, they will advance far along the Boy Scout Trail. Congratulations, Scouts.










Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Excel Spreadsheet to Track Boy Scout Requirements ~ Tenderfoot Tracking Sheet ~ First Class Tracking Sheet ~ Second Class Tracking Sheet ~ New Scout Tracking Sheet


This Boy Scout Excel Spreadsheet is a workbook of FREE spreadsheets developed by Evan Clements, a Scout Leader in the Hobble Creek District, Utah National Parks Council.  This is for use by Boy Scouter Leaders to keep track of boy scouts advancement.  This tracks boys from 11 year old New Scouts to Tenderfoot Scouts to Second Class Scouts and then to First Class Scouts.




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Monday, March 13, 2017

Printable Passport and World Map Preopener for the theme "Passport to Other Lands" and a world map ~ Gathering Activity Preopener


Thanks to Ray Cox for donating this printable idea. He is Cubmaster of Pack 1066, Wasatch District, Utah National Parks Council.



To support the theme of Passport to Other Lands, I created the attached gathering and table activities.

Passport gathering activity - This is a mingling, get to know you activity. Give each Cub (also siblings, even adults, if desired) a passport. Participants collect passport "stamps" by finding people in the room who have visited or lived in other countries. Each participant receives a prize for collecting 5 "stamps". There is an additional prize for collecting the most. Obviously each Cubmaster may make up his own rules to suit his needs. My rules are: Each person may provide only one country. Countries, and people, may be listed only once.

World map activity (picture below): This is a work together at-the-table activity. 24 numbered countries are marked on the map. Each begins with a different letter. The goal is to identify each marked country. Notes of minor interest: Unsurprisingly, there is no country whose name begins with 'X'. More surprising, perhaps, is that there is one that begins with 'Q' (Qatar), there is only one that begins with 'O' (Oman), and none begins with 'W' (Wales is a part of the United Kingdom).

  • CLICK HERE to open the editable Passport Gathering Activity
  • CLICK HERE to open the World Map Activity
  • CLICK HERE to open the answer sheet for the World Map Activity
  • CLICK HERE to see all posts with the theme Passport to Other Lands 
  • CLICK HERE to see a pinterest board with a lot of ideas for Passport to Other Lands




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How to Keep Bubbles Out of the Plaster Neckerchief Slides you Make and Pour for your Cub Scouts


Thanks to Felice Sanchez Clements for doing a video for us. She is Cubmaster in the Hobble Creek District Community Pack 1456, Utah National Parks Council.











Friday, March 10, 2017

Cub Scout Newsletter Template ~ Half Page Black and White Newsletter Template


Half Page Black and White Newsletter Template

Thanks to Julianne Anderson for donating this idea. She is Cubmaster of Pack 62, Hobble Creek District, Utah National Parks Council.



Our Pack has made an effort to find multiple modes of communicating information to our leaders and Cub Scout families.  Den Leaders send text reminders about Den Meeting times and locations to families in their Den.  We also send messages, text and email, to the entire Pack through Scoutbook.  We have recently created a Pack Facebook group page to easily share information and reminders about upcoming events, as well as sharing fun scouting information.  However, the most basic form of communication is through a paper newsletter our ward produces at the beginning of each month.  In our half page newsletter submission, we include general information about past and future Pack Meetings, as well as reminder information about any other upcoming events.  We also include the various Den contact information as well as Den Meeting information.  Lastly, I’ve started including a spotlight about one adventure loop for each Den.  I hope it serves to remind families and leaders about the various awards that need to be earned, as well as to help excite the boys and their families to work on some of these adventures at home.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Preserving a Cub Scout ~ Arrow of Light Ceremony ~ Pack Meeting Advancement or Graduation Ceremony


Thanks to Deb Brown for donating this idea. She is the Cub Committee Chair for Pack 3842 in the Golden Eagle District, Great Salt Lake Council.



 Tonight we want to recognize __________ for all of his hard work. He has completed all the requirements for his Arrow of Light. At 8 yrs old he stood up in Pack meeting and received his Bobcat rank.  Since then he has faithfully progressed along the Cub Scout Trail. Throughout the last three years he has continued to learn, grow, and earn rank advancements. Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and tonight his Arrow of Light.  I am really impressed by _____ and the amazing young man he has grown into.  In fact, I think he is a great example to all of us in the way that he strives to live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
                We all have things at home that are important to us. Personal treasures that we want to preserve and protect.  I think that ________ has reached this point. He has grown so much and I think he is amazing. Let’s preserve him and keep him just the way he is right now! In fact, I have brought all the supplies that we will need to vacuum pack him. This is a great idea! He will stay nice and fresh!

Helpful Hints:
·         When the boy steps into the bag, he should have both feet together at one corner and when he kneels down, his knees are at the other corner.
·         Put the vacuum behind the boy.  The hose should come over his shoulder.
·         Have the boy fold his arms  and hold the end of the hose in the hand closest to his body.  This protects the hose from being completely blocked by the plastic bag.
·         The suction will keep the bag closed around the shoulders.  Just hold it to start and smooth out wrinkles if necessary.  You don’t need to use tape or anything.
·         The top edges of the bag should not be higher that the boys shirt.  A little air has to be able to get in through the material.

There you go Mom and Dad! _____, why don’t you stand up and join your parents. (as long as the vacuum stays on the boy will have very limited ability to move) I guess this wasn’t such a good idea after all!  (at this point you can shut off the vacuum and let the boy out of the bag)

As much as we might want to preserve ______ at this exciting time of his life, all we would really be doing is stopping his ability to move forward on the Scouting Trail.  _______ we want to award you this rank of Arrow of Light.  Now you are ready to cross the bridge. Your next troop is waiting there to welcome you into Boy Scouts. You can continue to learn, grow, and progress toward earning your Eagle.







Wednesday, March 8, 2017

PreOpener Game ~ Connect 4 National Treasures ~ For Cub Scout Pack Meeting


Thanks to John Patten for donating this idea. He is Cubmaster of Pack 1476, Hobble Creek District, Utah National Parks Council.

This is a fun game you can print and then play as a preopener.

Rules:
• Find someone who has visited one of these national treasures
• Have them sign inside the box
• Each person can only sign your card one time
• Try to connect four--across, down, or diagonally!








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You also need to see this cool idea to use for decorations for Pack Meeting that John made and used.






Tuesday, March 7, 2017

New Cub Scout Parent Pamphlet ~ editable pdf ~ Welcome packet for New Cub Scout Orientation




New Cub Scout Parent Pamphlet-editable pdf

Thanks to Julianne Anderson for donating this idea. She is Cubmaster of Pack 62, Hobble Creek District, Utah National Parks Council.


When my son turned 8 he was so excited to join cub scouts.  I grew up with 3 younger brothers; however, all I can remember is my brothers wore a blue uniform shirt with a neckerchief, including a neckerchief slide that usually fell off, and we sometimes went to pack meetings.  I figured my son would go every week, earn some awards at his meetings, and I would sew patches to his shirt.  That was the extent of my scouting knowledge and preparation.  On my first trip to the scout shop to purchase supplies for my son I was overwhelmed by the various choices, and the cost involved, to get my son ready for scouts.

About 6 months after my son joined cub scouts I was asked to serve as Cubmaster over his pack.  Through the basic Cubmaster training I learned how cub scouts is supposed to run; with leaders and families working together to help mold and shape young boys, and have fun while doing it.  

Now armed with some scouting knowledge, I wanted to create an easy-to-read, single page pamphlet to give to new parents to help give them the basic information, plus help them understand everyone’s role in scouting.   

Here are two different editable pdf documents that you can use in your dens or packs.  One has more editable text forms than the other, but they are in the same basic format.  Some of the information is from scouting.org, and some of the den leader/parent/cub scout responsibilities ideas were taken from this blog post http://akelascouncil.blogspot.com/2013/02/cub-scout-orientation-for-new-cub.html.

  • CLICK HERE for the 1st form with less information that is editable.
  • CLICK HERE for the 2nd form with more information that is editable.
  • To see other ideas and printables for orienting new cub scouts, CLICK HERE

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Monday, March 6, 2017

The Donut Neckerchief Slide ~ How to make Neckerchief Slide Molds with Clay & Silicone



The Donut Neckerchief Slide









Submitted by John Patten ~ Cubmaster of Pack 1476, Hobble Creek District, Utah National Parks Council

Stuff You Need

1 tube of 100% silicone caulking (not fast drying)
A medium-sized mixing bowl
4 cups of water
1/4 cup ordinary dish soap
A small chocolate donut (like a Hostess Donette)
A cup with a diameter larger than the donut
Oven-bake clay—tan, brown, white (a package of Bake Shop Sculpey costs $1 at Walmart & makes 2-3 slides)
Small metal rings
A cookie sheet
Glue
Acrylic spray

Make the Mold (done by the adult leader)

Mix the water and dish soap in the bowl.  The glycerin in the soap acts as a catalyst that enables the silicone to fully set up.
Squirt the silicone into the soapy water (5 ounces should be plenty).
With your fingers in the bowl, mold the “snake” of silicone into a ball.  Continue to knead it till you sense it begins to set (this should be about a minute).
Lift the ball out of the water and shake off.
With the ball in one hand, push the donut into it with the other, ensuring that some silicone goes into the hole to the halfway point.
Place the ball of silicone and the donut into the container.  Push the donut down to the halfway point.  Level the silicone around the edges so that the silicone isn’t higher on one side than the other.
Let it cure for several hours (I did mine at night and left it over night).
Once fully cured, remove the donut from the silicone and the silicone from the container and wipe the mold with a paper towel.

Duplicate and Decorate

The clay must be kneaded till soft.  There are four parts of clay per package of Bake Shop Sculpey.  I used about 1.5 parts for each donut.
After the clay is soft and pliable, roll it into a chunky snake 4-5 inches long, connect the ends into an “O,” and smooth out the seam.
Put the “O” into the mold and push down till the clay spreads out to all parts of the mold.
Remove the clay from the mold, flexing the mold if needed.  Smooth cracks and bumps.

Bake, Finish, Wear (and Salivate)

Consider adding other features if desired, such as frosting (white clay) and sprinkles (colored bits of clay or actual sprinkles).
To create a loop behind the donut, use a metal ring, such as the inexpensive adjustable ones available at Partyland.  At this point, I used a tool to push the clay snug to the ring so there wasn’t much space there.
Bake facedown following instructions on the package.
Once cooled, add a touch of glue to where the ring goes into the donut (for stability and strength), then coat the donut with acrylic spray for a glossy look.

Cubmaster Minute

Who invented the donut?  There might be more than one explanation, but likely the creator was 16-year-old Hanson Gregory, an American boy who helped in the kitchen of lime-trading ships in 1847.  What made him think of punching a hole in the middle of bread dough before it was fried?  Several of the crew were disappointed that the fried bread was uncooked in the center.  One day, Hanson cut a hole in some dough with the top of a peppershaker—“the first doughnut hole ever seen by mortal eyes,” he would later say.  The problem was solved and the donut was born! (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doughnut)

Think about that—he saw a problem, then came up with a solution that nobody had thought of before.  One of the purposes of Cub Scouting is Personal Achievement.  This means that you do great things.  Sometimes opportunities to do great things happen when you see a problem and come up with your own unique solution.  You will have chances to make a difference in your family, with your friends, and at your jobs because you will think of solutions that nobody else will.  This is the lesson of the donut.


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How to Make and Pour Plaster Neckerchief Slides for your Cub Scouts

How to make and pour plaster neckerchief slides for your Cub Scouts...




Thanks to Felice Sanchez Clements for doing a video for us. She is Cubmaster in the Hobble Creek District Community Pack 1456, Utah National Parks Council.










  • The handout will be coming soon.  Check back!
  • To see other neckerchief slide ideas, CLICK HERE


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