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.
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
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. 
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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
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

Saturday, May 7, 2016