Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Cubs and Bugs Galore ~ Great Salt Lake - Cub Scout Themes - PowWow Books - Pack Meeting Plans


Cubs and Bugs Galore
 was the official Cub Scout theme in May 2007.  The following information is from the 2006-07 Great Salt Lake Utah Council PowWow book.  This is a great theme, and many of the ideas that were used back then can still be used today.





To open the PDF for this theme, CLICK HERE

Some of the things you will find in this PDF are:
  • Scout Law:
    • Compassion
  • BSA Family Program
  • Gathering & Pre-Openers
    • Printable - Unscramble the insect names, then put the letter of the description in the box.
    • Bug Racers
  • Opening & Closing Flag Ceremonies
    • Nature - Opening Ceremony
    • Patriotic Bugs - Flag Ceremony
    • Bugs & Things - Closing Ceremony
  • Advancement Ceremonies
    • Queen High Crawler
  • Skits & Story Telling
    • The Litterbug (Audience Participation Story)
    • Run-Ons
      • Bee Sting
      • Centipede
      • Moth Crying
    • Fly in my Soup - Skit
    • Bug Jokes
      • Bee Cant Make up Mind
      • Caterpillar
      • Elephant and fly
      • Firefly
      • Inch Worm
      • Moth
      • Firefly
      • Spelling Bee
      • Bee-bee-Gun
  • Songs
  • Cheers
    • Tonto Applause
    • Giant Beehive Cheer
  • Games
    • Swat the Fly
    • Spiders and Flies
    • Bug Bite Tag
  • Cubs in the Kitchen
    • Bug Juice
    • Oreo Ladybug
  • Theme Crafts
    • Grasshopper out of clothes pins
      • Lady Bug Neckerchief Slide
  • Crafts on a Shoestring
    • Wood Discs - Tree Cookies
    • Woood Disk Tie Slides
    • Wood Disk Game Pieces
    • Walnut Shell Slide
  • Theme Midway
    • Watercolor Butterflies
    • Big Bugs
    • Bookwork Bookmark
    • Make a Book
    • Butterfly Sandwich


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Cub Cafe' ~ Great Salt Lake - Cub Scout Themes - PowWow Books - Pack Meeting Plans


Cub Cafe'
 was the official Cub Scout theme in April 2007.  The following information is from the 2006-07 Great Salt Lake Utah Council PowWow book.  This is a great theme, and many of the ideas that were used back then can still be used today.





To open the PDF for this theme, CLICK HERE

Some of the things you will find in this PDF are:
  • Recipe for a Den Leader
  • Scout Law:
    • Faith & Honesty
  • BSA Family Program
  • Gathering & Pre-Openers
    • Food Word Search Printable
  • Opening & Closing Flag Ceremonies
    • Growing
    • Cub Scout Recipe
    • Come & Get It
  • Advancement Ceremonies
    • Recipe Advancement
    • The Chef
    • The Apron
  • Skits & Story Telling
    • Three Rivers Skit
    • Also look for Pie Problem (A Poem by Shel Silverstein)
    • Fun Run-Ons
      • Hot Dog
      • What kind of cheese do dogs like on pizza?
      • Why didn't the banana snore?
      • Why did the tomato blush?
      • Why is the river the richest thing in the forest?
      • Piece of Wood
      • Watermelon Patch
  • Songs
    • The Muffin Man
    • One Morning at Breakfast
  • Cheers
    • Banana Cheer
    • Dinner Cheer
    • Cheese Cheer
    • Eggbeater Cheer
  • Games
    • I'm Going to a Restaurant
    • Lemonade
  • Cubs in the Kitchen
    • Pancake Faces
    • Grilled Cheese Dippers
  • Theme Crafts
    • Display Board for Neckerchief Slides
  • Crafts on a Shoestring
    • Beaded International Flags
  • Theme Midway
    • Let's Run a Restaurant!
    • It's Time to Set the Table!
    • Let's Get Cooking!
    • Let's Eat!



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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Raingutter Regatta ~ Great Salt Lake - Cub Scout Themes - PowWow Books - Pack Meeting Plans


This information for holding a Raingutter Regatta was in the 2006 Utah Great Salt Lake Council PowWow book.  This is a great idea, and many of the things that were used back then can still be used today.

To open the PDF  to print this page,  CLICK HERE








RAINGUTTER REGATTA
Description: The Raingutter Regatta is a race in which boats race along a narrow channel (10-foot lengths of raingutter). The wind powered version uses sailboat designs and the boats are blown down the channel. Each boy builds his own boat with the supervision of a parent of other family member. He also supplies the wind for the sail with his own lung power. Raingutter Regatta kits are available at the Scout Shop. For a different idea, you can use vegetables carved as boats.
Race Day: The race involves two lanes of raingutter. The boys are to blow air on the boats in order to advance them through the water. Hands are only to be used to upright a turned over boat, and are not to be used to advance the boat. In addition, boys should not use their faces, lips, hats, nose, or other bodily parts to move the boat – just the air in their lungs!
Raingutters:
  • Have a spare raingutter on hand.
  • Pre-test all raingutters for leaks. Have some crimping tools on hand (such as vise grips) to seal
    last minute leaks.
  • Keep caulk on hand. Do not use 100% silicone on wet surfaces since it dissolves in water.
  • Clamp the ends of the raingutters down so that they do not get knocked over. Hints:
  • Your boat doesn’t need to be fancy. Some of the best boats are those left unfinished, with mast
    and sail stuck on it.
  • You can give awards not only for the fastest boat but also for the prettiest, best decorated, etc.
  • Try to keep the bottom of the boat as flat as possible.
  • Have a “waiting deck”. Bring a small plastic pool to fill with water, the “marina”, where the boys
    can test their boats.
  • It’s not how hard you blow, but how straight you blow that makes the difference.
  • The bottom edge of the sail needs to be about 1⁄2” above the deck of the boat. If the sail is too low,
    the corners rub against the gutter. If the sail is too high, the boat is top heavy and tends to tip
    over.
  • The keel needs to be placed about 3⁄4 of an inch behind the mast. Don’t follow the instructions
    in the kit.
  • The rudder should be placed touching the keel.
  • Blow evenly with the straw at a point about 1” from the bottom of the sail.




Saturday, January 12, 2019

Rockets Red Glare ~ Great Salt Lake - Cub Scout Themes - PowWow Books - Pack Meeting Plans


Rocket's Red Glare
 was the official Cub Scout theme in July 2007.  The following information is from the 2006-07 Great Salt Lake Utah Council PowWow book.  This is a great theme, and many of the ideas that were used back then can still be used today.





To open the PDF for this theme, CLICK HERE

Some of the things you will find in this PDF are:
  • Scout Law:
    • Citizenship
  • BSA Family Program
  • Gathering & Pre-Openers
    • Printable Matching Game - Who did these Eagle Scouts become?
    • Block Puzzle printable
  • Opening & Closing Flag Ceremonies
    • I Will - Opening Ceremony
    • Bill of Rights - Flag Ceremony
    • Fireworks - Closing Ceremony
  • Advancement Ceremonies
    • Rocket Advancement
  • Skits & Story Telling
    • Discover America Skit (Fractured History Tale)
  • Songs
    • Grand Old Flag
    • America the Beautiful
    • America
    • God Bless America
    • Battle Hymn of the Republic
    • The Star-Spangled Banner
    • This Land is Your Land
    • When Johnny comes Marching Home
    • When the Saints Go Marching In
    • Yankee Doodle
  • Cheers
    • Ben Franklin Cheer
    • Politician Cheer
    • Columbus Cheer
    • Mount Rushmore Cheer
    • George Washington Cheer
    • President Cheer
    • Fireworks Cheer
    • Abe Lincoln Cheer
    • Constitution Cheer
  • Games
    • Patriotic Colors
    • Uncle Sam
    • Spray Bottle Capture the Flag
    • Balloon Catapult
  • Cubs in the Kitchen
    • Banana Rocket
    • UFO's
  • Theme Crafts
    • Film Canister Rocket
    • Rocket Fuel
  • Crafts on a Shoestring
    • Simple Pop Bottle Rocket Launcher
  • Theme Midway
    • Star Spangled Banner - Info about the song
    • Den Activities
    • Pack Activities
    • Rocket Web Sites
    • Space Derby Web Sites



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Marble Racer ~ Great Salt Lake - Cub Scout Themes - PowWow Books - Pack Meeting Plans


This information for holding a Marble Racer Derby was in the 2006 Utah Great Salt Lake Council PowWow book.  This is a great idea, and many of the things that were used back then can still be used today.

To open the PDF  to print this page,  CLICK HERE








MARBLE RACERS
Description: A low cost alternate to the Pinewood Derby. These simple “cars” can be put together at a Pack Meeting and then raced on an inclined board covered with a terry cloth towel so that the “roll” instead of sliding down the track!
Items Needed: Colored paper, paste or tape, stickers, crayons, small marble
Procedure: 1.
2. 3. 4.
5.
Copy the design (Figure 1) on colored paper and cut it out. Let the boys decorate it with stickers, crayons, etc. if they would like.
Fold flaps A and B toward the center strip.

To form the sides place flaps A together and paste.
Insert the marble between the sides: then paste ends (C) together to form a bean shaped roller with the marble inside.
To operate the racer, release it on an inclined flat surface and it will roll down end over end with an erratic motion. Race the rollers against each other.




Thursday, January 10, 2019

Aloha Cub Scouts ~ Great Salt Lake - Cub Scout Themes - PowWow Books - Pack Meeting Plans


Aloha Cub Scouts was the official Cub Scout theme in February 2007.  The following information is from the 2006-07 Great Salt Lake Utah Council PowWow book.  This is a great theme, and many of the ideas that were used back then can still be used today.





To open the PDF for this theme, CLICK HERE

Some of the things you will find in this PDF are:
  • Scout Law:
    • Respect
  • BSA Family Program
  • Gathering & Pre-Openers
    • Printable on Hawaii & write the names of the cities on the correct island.
  • Opening & Closing Flag Ceremonies
    • Opening Ceremony - Our Country
    • Flag Ceremony - USS Utah
    • Closing Ceremony - Aloha
  • Advancement Ceremonies
    • Luau Advancement
  • Skits & Story Telling
    • Remembering Pearl Harbor Skit
  • Songs
    • Super Wave Hawaii Surfer
    • Aloha 'Oe

  • Cheers
    • Dreamer Cheer
    • Surfer Cheer
    • Hot Feet Cheer
    • Hula Cheer
  • Games
    • Pass the Coconut
    • Hula La
    • Musical Beach Towels
    • Spear Throwing
  • Cubs in the Kitchen
    • Dandy Sandy Dessert
    • Shaved Ice
    • Island Fruit Feast
  • Theme Crafts
    • Tiki Statue
    • Tiki Neckerchief Slide
  • Crafts on a Shoestring
    • Scenery on a Sheet
    • Tile Trivet
    • Celebration Mural
  • Theme Midway
    • Did you Know?  Info about Hawaii
    • How to Make a Lei


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Monday, January 7, 2019

Cub Scout Express ~ Great Salt Lake - Cub Scout Themes - PowWow Books - Pack Meeting Plans


Cub Scout Express
 was the official Cub Scout theme in September 2007.  The following information is from the 2006-07 Great Salt Lake Utah Council PowWow book.  This is a great theme, and many of the ideas that were used back then can still be used today.





To open the PDF for this theme, CLICK HERE

Some of the things you will find in this PDF are:
  • Scout Law:
    • Resourcefulness
  • BSA Family Program
  • Gathering & Pre-Openers
    • Info on printable downloads
  • Opening & Closing Flag Ceremonies
    • Train History Opening Ceremony
    • Scout Train Closing Ceremony
  • Advancement Ceremonies
    • Hop on the Cub Scout Express
  • Skits & Story Telling
    • Boss, The Train! Skit
    • Newscast skit
  • Songs
    • Bill Grogan's Goat
    • Train Tune
  • Cheers
  • Games
    • Loose Caboose
    • Choo Choo
    • Train light Limbo
  • Cubs in the Kitchen
    • Chew Chew Train
    • Treat Train
    • Twinkie Train
  • Theme Crafts
    • Sugar Express
    • Crafty Train Neckerchief Slide
  • Crafts on a Shoestring
    • Play Dough
    • Silly Putty
    • Cornstarch Dough
    • Sand Clay
    • Fingerpaint
    • Glimmer Paints
    • Goop
  • Theme Midway
    • Did you Know?
    • Railroad Sights to See that are "Close to Home"
    • Train Car Word Search
    • Joke - What kind of train gives people colds?


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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Poles Apart ~ Great Salt Lake - Cub Scout Themes - PowWow Books - Pack Meeting Plans


Poles Apart
 was the official Cub Scout theme in January 2007.  The following information is from the 2006-07 Great Salt Lake Utah Council PowWow book.  This is a great theme, and many of the ideas that were used back then can still be used today.





To open the PDF for this theme, CLICK HERE

Some of the things you will find in this PDF are:
  • Scout Law:
    • Perseverance
  • BSA Family Program
  • Gathering & Pre-Openers
    • Printable - How many words can you find that you can spell out of the word... Antartica?
  • Opening & Closing Flag Ceremonies
    • Eskimo Pie - Opening Ceremony
    • USS Nautilus - Flag Ceremony
    • Polar Express - Closing Ceremony
  • Advancement Ceremonies
    • Four Corners of the Earth
  • Skits & Story Telling
    • Skit - Happiness Is - Misery Is
    • Run-Ons
      • Black & White and Red all Over
        • Knock Knock Wanda
  • Songs
    • I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing
    • The Scout's Winter Song
  • Cheers
    • Frozen Cub Scout Cheer
    • Seal Cheer
    • Wolf Cheer
  • Games
    • You Did It!
    • Polar Bears Fly
    • Penguin Tag
  • Cubs in the Kitchen
    • Oreo Penguin Snack
    • Polar Bear Pops
    • Polar Ice Cap Drink
  • Theme Crafts
    • Compass Slide
    • Penguins and Polar Bears
  • Crafts on a Shoestring
    • Geodesic Dome (Igloo)
    • Icicle Ornaments
  • Theme Midway
    • Did you Know?  Facts about the South Pole and the North Pole


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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Den Doodle ~ Great Salt Lake - Cub Scout Themes - PowWow Books - Pack Meeting Plans


This information for having a Den Doodle was in the 2006 Utah Great Salt Lake Council PowWow book.  This is a great idea, and many of the things that were used back then can still be used today.

To open the PDF  to print this page,  CLICK HERE








DEN DOODLES
Den doodles are a fantastic way to generate enthusiasm for attendance, wearing a uniform, participating in den meetings, and reaching achievement milestones. When used with the Instant Recognition Beads, it can be a way to motivate underachievers, and reward overachievers at the same time. Remember to bring your den doodles to Pack Meetings to show off your Cubs’ progress to their parents and family.
Den doodles can be in almost any shape and size. The only limitations are your imagination and portability. Most den doodles have strings or plastic lace attached to it. When your Cub does something worth rewarding, you put a bead or trinket on the string. Plastic pony beads come in different sizes and every shade in the rainbow (and then some). Assign a colored bead for attendance, one for bringing a book, one for wearing a uniform, etc. Special beads like plastic claws, fancy buttons, or something that stands out can be used to recognize achieving rank.

This example allows you to personalize the den doodle with the Cub’s name, then add a bead for
Coming to den meeting, Coming in Uniform, Bringing the Book.
Use the three holes in the bottom for string or plastic lace, and the two holes in the top to mount it on a board with doodles for the entire den.
Use your creativity and imagination with your den doodles. Make them colorful, interesting, and let your Cubs help design them. Don’t be afraid to change your den doodles from time to time to keep things fresh. The Scout Shops have large stickers with the Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos rank patches. Those can be a great start for you. For Webelos dens, you are allowed to chose a patrol name for your den. Incorporate that patrol animal or “critter” in your den doodle.
A quick trip to the craft section at Wal-Mart, or better
yet, an excursion to a large craft store like Michaels,
Roberts, Zim’s, etc. will open your eyes with the availability and variety of inexpensive but impressive beads that are available. There are glow-in-the-dark beads the Cubs go crazy for. There are patriotic beads, hearts, stars, squares, etc. in a fantastic array of colors and sizes. There are literally hundreds of commercial web sites that sell beads in more varieties than the local stores can possibly carry.

Also, check out the larger craft stores for small wooden shapes, or “Woodsies.” These come in a large array of shapes and sizes. They will require a bit of paint, but they can be used to “dress up” a den doodle in fun and interesting ways. Don’t limit yourself, or your Cub’s imagination. You will be impressed with the ideas your Cubs will come up with for their den doodle.




Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Pinewood Derby ~ Great Salt Lake - Cub Scout Themes - PowWow Books - Pack Meeting Plans


This information for holding a Pinewood Derby was in the 2006 Utah Great Salt Lake Council PowWow book.  This is a great idea, and many of the things that were used back then can still be used today.

To open the PDF  to print this page,  CLICK HERE





PINEWOOD DERBY
History: The first Pinewood Derby was held in 1953 by Cub Scout Pack 280 of Manhattan Beach, California. Don Murphy was the Cubmaster of that pack and he came up with the concept and rules for the father-son project. He says, “I wanted to devise a wholesome constructive activity that would forge a closer father-son relationship and promote craftsmanship and good sportsmanship through competition.” When the race began, Pack280 had seven dens and totaled 55 Cub Scouts. In October 1954, Boys’ Life publicized the event and offered plans for the track and car, which featured “four wheels, four nails, and three blocks of wood.” Little has changed in the Pinewood Derby car race since 1953. Since that time an estimated 43 million sons and fathers (mostly) have participated. Every year more than a million boys and parents team up to carve, decorate, weigh, adjust, fret over, and finally race a Pinewood Derby Car. Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby Racing has been adopted by the Girl Scouts, Awana Grand Prix, Royal Rangers, Kub Kar Rally, Shape N Race Derby, and most recently WIRL (Woodcar Independent Racing League).
Purpose: The purpose of the Pinewood Derby is to help the Cub Scout build a team relationship with their parent or helper, experience the sense of accomplishment and the excitement of competition, learn good sportsmanship, and to have FUN!
Planning: When planning a Pinewood Derby, be sure to start in advance and consider using a committee. They can help make the event successful and take a lot of weight off the Cubmaster and the Pack Committee Chair. Here is a list of some individuals who could serve on that committee.
  • Chairman: This person is responsible for the committee. They need to be organized and motivated.
    They should hold two or three meetings in the months prior to the race.
  • Master of Ceremonies: This person could be the Cubmaster but needs to be the “announcer” of the
    Pinewood Derby.
  • Rules Team: This group creates, approves, and distributes the rules of car construction and race
    procedures.
  • Sponsors Team: These people find local businesses who might donate prize “giveaways” and raffle
    goodies as well as decorations, etc.
  • Construction Clinics Team: Some packs offer a night when people can come and work on their cars.
    This team would be over that clinic.
  • Pit Crew Team: They work on cars the night of the race to make sure that they stay in good repair.
  • Track Setup Team: Like it says, they help set up and take down the track.
  • Registration Team: Cars are usually turned in previous to the night of the race. This team weighs in
    the cars and takes care of them until race day.
  • Starter: Someone to start the cars on the day of the race.
  • Decoration Team: These people decorate the building you are using on race day.
  • Finishers: Someone to watch the end of the race and may involve judging the car finish order.
  • Refreshments Team: This team makes sure there are refreshments for the Cubs and their families.
  • Results Chart Team: This team keeps track of the races and who wins.
  • Awards Team: These people are responsible for developing an
    award program for the races. They purchase trophies and medals,
    coordinate the making of certificates, etc.
  • Cleanup Team: Make sure that the building is cleaned after the race.

Cub Scout Stars ~ Great Salt Lake - Cub Scout Themes - PowWow Books - Pack Meeting Plans ~ Christmas Ideas ~ Space Derby


Cub Scout Stars
 was the official Cub Scout theme in December 2006.  The following information is from the 2006-07 Great Salt Lake Utah Council PowWow book.  This is a great theme, and many of the ideas that were used back then can still be used today.





To open the PDF for this theme, CLICK HERE

Some of the things you will find in this PDF are:
  • Scout Law:
    • Positive Attitude
  • BSA Family Program
  • Gathering & Pre-Openers
    • Match the Constellation with it's proper name - Printable
  • Opening & Closing Flag Ceremonies
    • Out in Space
    • The Flag on the Moon
    • Toy Story
  • Advancement Ceremonies
    • Pack Walk of Fame (Hollywood Stars)
  • Skits & Story Telling
    • A Christmas Story - Audience Participation
    • Water Skit
  • Songs
    • The Noble Captain Kirk
    • Bring Back My Spaceship to Me
  • Cheers
    • Martian Cheer
    • Rocket Cheer
  • Games
    • Space Ball
    • Rocket Race to Mars
    • Star Wars
  • Cubs in the Kitchen
    • Constellation Cake
    • Glazed Brownie Stars
  • Theme Crafts
    • Wire Stars
    • Star Neckerchief Slide
  • Crafts on a Shoestring
    • Tin Punch Ornament
  • Theme Midway
    • Astronomy Information
    • Beam Me Aboard Skit
    • Run-on Shooting Star
    • Meteor Shower Cheer
    • Online Resources



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