August 17 2009 Newsletter

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August 17 2009

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Home > Resources > Ceremonies > Flag


Preparation: Cub Scouts bring in a different symbol for each statement thenarrator makes before the color guard enters: a religious symbol or emblem,a boy in complete uniform, a Wolf Cub Scout handbook, a craft project, anobect from nature, a U.S. flag, and the pack flag.Cubmaster: I represent the spirit of Baden-Powell—the founder of Scouting.Cub Scout 1: (Cub Scout 1 enters...

Home > Resources > Activities > Games


Materials: 1 bean bagThe pack sits in a circle with one Cub in the center holding the bean bag. He throws the bagat someone and shouts ‘Earth!’, ‘Water!’, ‘Air!’ or ‘Fire!’. If it is ‘Earth’, the chosen Cub mustreply with the name of an animal, before the center Cub counts to ten. If it is ‘Water’, he mustthink of a...

Home > Resources > Activities > Pre-Openings


Draw a simple baseball field (not just diamond) on the ground with chalk. Mark different colored circlesin various areas of the field. Each color would indicate a type of hit: single, double, triple, or home run.To play, the player kneels or stands at home plate and tosses a stone into a circle. If he misses it’s an out.If it lands...

Home > Resources > Ceremonies > Flag Closing


COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: Our pack meeting tonight brought us all together to think aboutnature. We can enjoy the great outdoors but we must think of others who will followus. Wherever you go in the great wide world of nature, try to be a “good” visitor whowill leave the plants and the creatures for others to enjoy after you leave.Cub # 1:...

Home > Resources > Ceremonies > Flag Opening


Cubmaster: This month we have gone back in time to learn about dinosaurs.Paleontologists are men and women who study fossils and helpto recreate what life may have been like millions of years ago. If anyoneever asks you what a dinosaur was, tell them that dinosaurs were allland-dwelling reptiles that walked with their legs straight and their bodiesup off the ground....

Home > Resources > Activities > Skits


Equipment: long piece of rope, at least two ScoutsAll of the Scouts (except the one with the rope) line up in a straight line facing the audience. Then from off stage, the Scout with the rope walks right in front of them pulling the rope behind him. One of the lined-up Scouts asks the Scout with rope, “Why are you...

Home > Resources > Ceremonies > Flag Closing


Preparation: Hold up a box of dominoes.Narrator or Cubmaster: Does everyone know what these are? Right.This is a box of dominoes. Imagine that each one of them is a Cub Scout. Have you ever lined them up on a table so that they are standing on their ends? They stand up straight and tall, but as they go through life,...

Home > Resources > Activities > Skits


Equipment: assortment of odd itemsSplit into small groups. Each group is given an item or a bag of items and is given 2-3 minutes to come up with a skit using the item(s) given to them...

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NARRATOR: We are coming up on the time of the year when weuse the outdoors more, rather we are hiking the trails of America orjust going to the park. Each of us, as Cub Scouts, owes an allegianceto the outdoors just as we do our flag. Each Cub Scout should knowand understand the outdoor code.Cub # 1. As an American,...

Home > Resources > Activities > Skits


Equipment: Set up two chairs side by side with Scouts sitting on them.  Scout 1 acts like he is driving. He starts acting like he is racing through a city and doing crazy stunts. The crazier the better. Scouts 1 and 2 both sway with the motion of the car, make sound effects, and...

Home > Resources > Activities > Cheers


Tune: “John Brown’s Body”I like bananas, coconuts, and grapes.I like bananas, coconuts, and grapes.I like bananas, coconuts, and grapes.That’s why they call me;TARZAN OF THE APES.Sing the first part a bit softer each timeshouting TARZAN OF THE APES at end....

Home > Resources > Activities > Songs


Tune- Caisson SongOver hill over dale,We will hit the green wood trail,As the Cub Scouts go hiking along.(Chorus)And it’s Hi, Hi, Hee!The BSA for me,Shout out our name and shout it strong,Where ere we go, we will always know,that the Cub Scouts go hiking along.In and out, all around,You will never see us frown,As the Cub Scouts go hiking along.(Chorus)...

Home > Resources > The Outdoors > Cooking > Alternative


Ingredients4 c rolled oats 1 c wheat germ1 c chopped walnuts or slivered almonds ½ c sesame seeds¼ c brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamons¼ tsp salt 1 /3 c vegetable oil1/3 c honey 1 /3 c water1 (6 oz) package dried sweetened cranberries or other dried fruitsHeat the oven to 300 °. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the...

Home > Resources > Activities > Songs


Tune: My Darling ClementineIn a canyon, in a cavern,Looking for a dinosaur,With a brand new pick and shovelI will go and dig some more.O my dino, O my dinoYou are from off the earth,Extinction was your downfallMany years before my birth.I’ll find a bronto, or a stego,Or a T-rex dinosaur.You can see them in the museumHigh upon the second floor.I...

Home > Resources > Activities > Games


Divide boys into teams of two. Give eachteam a trash bag and 2 blindfolds. Have oneboy in each team remove his shoes and socks.Both boys are blindfolded. Scatter cotton ballsaround on the floor. The object is for one boyto pick up the cotton balls with his toes andplace them in the trash bag that the other boy isholding. This game...

Home > Resources > The Outdoors > Cooking > Alternative


Ingredientslarge flour tortillas cooking spraysaltSpray the tortillas with cooking spray. Use cookie cutters to cut shapes from the tortillas. Arrange the shapes on a baking sheet, lightly sprinkle them with salt. Bake at 350 ° for 5-7 minutes.A fun variation is to pour ¼ c sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon into a gallon-sized zipper bag and shake that up. Then...

Home > Resources > Activities > Songs


Tune - My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean(Chorus)Bring back, bring back,Oh, bring back my space ship to me, to me,Bring back, bring back,Oh bring back my space ship to me.I went for a ride in a space ship,The moon and the planets to see,I went for a ride in a space ship,Now listen what happened to me.(Chorus)I went for a...

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This is a “Concentration”-like game. Youwill need several metal lids from juice cans,various stickers or permanent marking pens.Have the Cub Scouts make identical designson pairs of can lids.Mix up the lids, and place them face down(orderly rows tends to make it a bit easier).The first player turns two lids face up, tryingto make a match. Matches are removed fromthe playing...

Home > Resources > The Outdoors > Cooking > Alternative


Ingredients4-5 quarts popped corn 1 c. margarine1 1/3 c. sugar ½ c. light corn syrup1 tsp vanilla 2 c. nuts3 c. small marshmallows 1 ½ c. spiced gumdropsMix popcorn, nuts, marshmallows and gumdrops in a large pan.Melt margarine in a saucepan. Add sugar and syrup. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Simmer 3 minutes. Add vanilla, blend well.Pour over popcorn...

Home > Resources > The Outdoors > Cooking > Dutch Oven


1 lb Dried red beans (preferably Camellia brand)1 Meaty ham bone2 lg Onions, chopped1 Green bell pepper, chopped1 Celery rib, w/leaves, chopped1/2 c Chopped parsley2 cl Garlic, minced1/2 ts -ea. thyme, salt, sugarRed or black pepper to taste1 ts Tabasco1 Bay leaf (optional)1 tb Worcestershire sauce1/2 c Ketchup or tomato sauceWater to cover2 lb Smoked sausage, cut into1-inch piecesCooked riceSoak...

Home > Resources > Activities > Games


Divide the group in half and situate themon opposite sides of a volleyball net or ropestrung between two trees. Offer each group anequal amount of dry trash, such as newspaper,tin cans, 2-liter bottles, small cardboard boxes,cleaned out milk cartons, etc. On “Go”, eachteam tries to put their trash over the net. Do notset a time limit for the game, but...

Home > Resources > The Outdoors > Cooking > Dutch Oven


1 Bag Birds Eye pepper stir fry mix (it is just the veggies) or use about 3 cups sliced bell pepper and onions, mixed3 c Cooked pinto beans with about 1/2 cup liquid (up to 4)2 c Quinoa; rinsed well to remove bitter coating2 c Frozen sweet corn4 Clives garlic; minced (up to 6)2 tb Chili powder1 ts Ground cumin...

Home > Resources > The Outdoors > Cooking > Desserts


Ingredients:Dino cookie cutters¾ c butter¼ c sugar 2 c flourMix the butter and sugar together in a medium bowl until it turns into a creamy mixture. Addflour and work the dough with your hands. Put it in the refrigerator until the dough is chilled.Take it out of the fridge and flatten out the dough with a rolling pin. Cut the...

Home > Resources > Activities > Games


Materials: Lots of crumpled computer or copypaper, Trash cansTo play:Divide group into two teams and seat thembehind a throw line. Place the trash cans about10 feet away (distance depends on the motorskills of your boys). On the signal “GO!”Cubs fire their paper“basketballs” at thetrash can goals. Aftera set amount oftime stop the game.Count the numberof “basketballs” ineach trash can. Theteam...

Home > Resources > The Outdoors > Cooking > Desserts


Ingredients2 Packages (6oz each) lime gelatin 2 ½ c boiling water½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 cup cold milk1 package (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mixIn a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water; let stand at room temperaturefor 30 minutes. Stir in cinnamon. In a large measuring cup with a spoutbeat milk and pudding mix until blended; about 1 minute....

Home > Resources > Activities > Pre-Openings


Fill baby food jars with different colors of sand, making layers. To color your own sand fillpaper cups half full of sand. Add water to completely cover sand. Add food coloring for desiredcolor. Stir and then let stand 15 minutes. Pour off water and spoon sand onto paper towels.Spread out sand and allow to dry completely before using....

Home > Resources > Activities > Games


Materials: Two empty cansTo play:Divide the group into two teams and linethem up relay style behind a start/finish line.Give each team an empty can. The object ofthe game is for the first Cub on each team tokick the can to a turning point then back to thestart/finish line. One at a time, the rest of theteam repeats the action. The...

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Divide the players into two teams. Each team is a dinosaur. The dinosaursform with players in single file, all grasping the waist of theperson ahead of them with both hands. On signal, the “head” of bothdinosaurs tries to catch the “tail” of the other dinosaur by tagging himor her. When a tag has been made, the person in the front...

Home > Resources > The Outdoors > Cooking > Desserts


Ingredients:4 c air-popped popcorn 2 c mini-dinosaur grahams2 c corn cereal squares 1 ½ c dried pineapple wedges1 package (6oz) raisins butter flavored nonstick cooking spray1 tbsp +1 ½ tsp sugar 1 ½ tsp cinnamon½ tsp nutmeg 1 c yogurt covered raisinsPreheat oven to 350°. Combined popcorn, grahams, cereal, pineapple and raisins in a large bowl;mix lightly. Transfer to 15x...

Home > Resources > Activities > Pre-Openings


Place leaves on a piece of wax paper. Lay another piece of wax paper over top of the leaves.Place in brown paper bag, and iron paper together. Punch holes and thread string to hang.          ...

Home > Resources > The Outdoors > Cooking > Desserts


Volcano:1 dome cake (baked in a 4 liter bowl, such as Pyrex)1 dome cake (baked in a 2-liter bowl)1 baked cupcake3-4 cups chocolate icing1-2 cups nondairy whipped toppingLollipop lava:1 c sugar ½ c light Karo syrup¼ c water red food coloringArrange the cakes and cupcake to form the cone of the volcano, using frosting to secure them inplace. Trim the...

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This game is good with lots of boys to play. One player is the dinosaur and another is theknight. The dinosaur and the knight stand in the center and the other players form a circle leavingenough space for a player to pass through. Then the game starts, all players forming thecircle close their eyes, and the knight starts counting to...

Home > Resources > Activities > Pre-Openings


Have pans set up with sand. Let the boys step into the sand and carefully remove their foot.Pour Plaster of Paris over the footprint until covered and over flowed a bit. By the end of themeeting the cast should be set enough to remove. Be careful as it won’t be completely set.          ...

Home > Resources > The Outdoors > Cooking > Desserts


Ingredients1 package (18 oz) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough 2 c powdered sugar2-4 tbsp milk red and blue food colorsPreheat oven to 350 °. Lightly grease 12 inch round pizza pan and baking sheet. Remove dough from wrapper. Press dough evenly into prepared pizza pan. Cut dough into hat shape. Use scraps from hat and a 1 ½ -2 inch...

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Similar to hot potato or time bomb, all the players stand in a circle. Oneplayer is handed a water balloon, a real egg, or something else round. Themusic starts and the balloon/egg (a.k.a. dinosaur egg) is passed to the nextboy. No one wants to be left with the dinosaur egg, because that boy is outof the game. Continue playing until...

Home > Resources > Activities > Pre-Openings


Divide off into pairs as people arrive. One person is the photographer andone is the camera. The photographer selects a scene that he would like totake a “picture” of and directs (gently) the camera (whose eyes are closed)into position. When the photographer takes a picture (gently tugs on thecamera’s ear) the camera places his hands in front of him, fingers...

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Ingredients  5 c coconut red food coloring24 baked cupcakes cooled blue decorating gel1 tub (12 oz) nondairy whipped topping, thawed red string licoriceTint coconut using red food coloring, trim any “lips” off top edge of cupcakes. Using small amounts of whipped topping, attach bottoms of 2 cupcakes together. Repeat with remaining cupcakes.Stand attached cupcakes on 1 end on serving plate. Frost...

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Divide the group into two teams and line them up across opposite ends of the room. Each teamcounts off from “one” through the number of players on the team. Put a rag or neckerchief inthe center of the room and call out a number. The player with that number on each team runs tothe center and tries to grab the...

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In a wading pool (or in several smaller shallow pans) hide items in sand/dirt that are normally found in theground at an excavation site. Give each person a list of items they need to find and a paint brush. Theyare not to dig but to carefully brush away to discover their find! Once an item is found and identified theyshould...

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Ingredients1(6oz) can frozen grape juice, thawed4 c lemon-lime soda1 pint vanilla ice creamPour concentrate into a pitcher and gently stir in soda. Put twoscoops ice cream into each glass. Pour grape juice over ice cream. Serve immediately....

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Players stand in a circle. One person volunteers to be the Farmer and is blindfolded. The Farmerspins around slowly in the circle and then points at someone and names any farm animal. Theperson who is pointed out makes the sound of the animal named, and the Farmer tries to identifywho made the sound. If he is successful, the person named...

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Give each boy a chocolate chip cookie and a toothpick. Tell them they need to get the chocolate chips outwithout breaking them....

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Kamp Kitchen – Personal Hygiene

This post is about cleanness for cooking and eating. Most of the campouts the Troop I was with did where into middle of the desert where there were no tables, water, bathrooms – thee was nothing but sand and what we brought along. As a result w...

Kamp Kitchen

This is the first in a series of blog posts that will talk about the parts of my large outdoor kitchen. In its entirety the kitchen is designed for large group cooking, like when I was quartermaster / cook at our local NYLT course...

The Moon

I was out the other night with a friend. I brought along my digital SLR camera with me. I decided to practice doing night photography. As I live in Las Vegas the city of lights most of what I tried to do was take pictures of the Vegas Strip. I took 1...

Teaching Tool Safety

In my last post I talked about how each camp tool is safe when use properly. Its not the tool that is dangerous but rather how the user uses it. Today I would like to make some comments on teaching tool safety to Scouts and other young people. I pers...

Camp Tools

This is a topic near and dear to my heart. I guess because of my extensive training when I was in Americorps*NCCC and was the team quartermaster. Just for background my training includes BSA Totin Chit, National Forest Service Trail Crew tools, the C...

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Dreams are wonderful, they are what keep us going, give us hope and something to look forward to. They are a big part of what motivates us to go through life day by day. Dreams are a big part of who we are and who we become. After all, we know the on...

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Sneek Peak at 2010 GSI Pots!
When I saw these two new items I wanted them immediately, but sigh, that won’t happen till early 2010. A girl could dream, no? These are the 2 new items slated for a Feb. release from GSI Outdoors that will be joining the nForm Ultrailght lineu...
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Name That Council: August 14, 2009 solution
We hope that Friday’s council patch challenge wasn’t too much of a bear to figure out. After all, for the first time in Name That Council history, the patch actually had the flag of the council’s home state pictured on it. With those two Great...
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Summer Camp reflection
Back from a week at summer camp. The event of the year when everything comes together, a time to practice the patrol method. To live as a patrol, hanging out with friends, testing skills, learning new ones and just plain having fun.Our week at Ca...
16 Aug 2009 | 9:24 pm

Weekend Ramblings
Kirk and I decided to have a weekend of easy hiking and relaxtion on our minds. Heading up from Bellingham, where we made our “base camp” (er…….I believe base camp even had a deluxe complimentry breakfast and a King Suite)...
16 Aug 2009 | 7:30 pm

100th Anniversary Plates, Napkins, Cups
BSA Supply Group now has available these BSA 100th anniversary plates ($5.99 – $6.99 for 25), napkins ($4.99 – $5.99 for 50), and cups ($9.99 for 50). These would be neat to have for a pack picnic or Blue and Gold Banquet. Plates link, n...
16 Aug 2009 | 1:36 pm

Time is ticking
We are half way through the month.. Get your recipes and tips into the Scoutmaster minute for a shot at a fantastic prize.Remember.. you do not have to be a backpacker to enter.. any camping tip or recipe will be welcome.Don't wait till the last minu...
16 Aug 2009 | 11:30 am

No Special Postage Stamp for 100 Years of BSA
I hope many of my scouting friends will respond to this note! Thanks. USPS CURRENTLY PLANS TO IGNORE SCOUTING ANNIVERSARY According to the August 24th issue of Linn’s Stamp Weekly, the US Postal Service currently plans to ignore the 100th anniv...
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It is Round up Time!
Coming around the bend is the most exciting time for boys that are about to join the world's oldest youth program. We are about to roundup new scouts and prospective scout leaders through the use of boy talks and open houses. One of the best opportu...
15 Aug 2009 | 9:52 pm


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Boy Scouts troops trying to recruit new members - The Southern
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Boy Scouts troops trying to recruit new members - The Southern
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Scouts’ honor (Eden Prairie Sun-Current)
On June 30, 2009, the Boy Scouts of Eden Prairie Troop 695 (chartered by Prairie Lutheran Church) had the honor of performing the nightly flag lowering at Mount Rushmore. The scouts practiced their routine, including flag folding....
17 Aug 2009 | 11:50 pm

A passion for pets - Glendale News Press
A passion for petsGlendale News Press“It's a culmination of all you've learned in Girl Scouts and you apply that to a project,” she said. The La Cañada High School senior has raised funds to ......
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Boy Scouts troops trying to recruit new members (The Southern Illinoisan)
CARBODNALE - Trina Thomas works closely with Cub Scout Pack 37 and Boy Scout Troop 66 in Carbondale for good reason....
17 Aug 2009 | 10:55 pm

Boy Scouts troops trying to recruit new members (The Southern Illinoisan)
CARBODNALE - Trina Thomas works closely with Cub Scout Pack 37 and Boy Scout Troop 66 in Carbondale for good reason....
17 Aug 2009 | 10:55 pm

Mesquite: Boy Scouts escape Texas heat in Minnesota (The Mesquite News)
Twenty Mesquite Boy Scouts and eight leaders escaped the Texas heat by visiting Minnesota for 12 days from July 7 to 18. The Scouts and their leaders immediately felt the change....
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Scouts climb to summit - Danvers Herald
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17 Aug 2009 | 10:38 pm

Perry receives Eagle Scout honor - Martinsburg Journal
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17 Aug 2009 | 9:14 pm

Girl Scouts -
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17 Aug 2009 | 8:28 pm


Scouts In Action

They Saved the Baby from the River!
John Fitzgerald, 9, Christian Nanson, 11, and other members of Pack 100 and Troop 100 were swimming in Nebraska's Platte River when Christian spotted a baby floating facedown in the water. Listen as they describe how they saved the baby in a true story of Scouts in Action....
20 Jun 2008 | 1:57 pm

He saved the boy from the riptide!
As Todd Staszak, 15, was bodyboarding at Hatteras, N.C., he heard cries for help. A man was trying to save his son and his son's friend as a powerful riptide pulled the boys away from shore. Listen as Todd and others describe how he rescued the boys in a true story of Scouts in Action....
29 May 2008 | 9:34 am

He saved his friends from the oncoming car!
As Trevor Robinson, 18, and four friends were walking across the parking lot of their school in Carmichael, Calif., a car traveling almost 30 miles an hour rounded a corner and headed straight for them. Listen as Trevor and others describe how he saved his friends' lives in a true story of Scouts in Action....
23 Apr 2008 | 8:42 am

He saved the boy from drowning!
Alex Lambert and David "Junior" Tyree, both 12, and John Buchanan, 13, were swimming. As John began to tire, he panicked and jumped onto Junior's back. Both boys started to go under. Listen as Alex and his mom describe the rescue in a true story of Scouts in Action....
24 Mar 2008 | 11:08 am

He saved the man from icy waters!
Jake Silfies and Matt Mikosky, both 12, were hiking during a winter camping trip on Lake Stillwater, Pa., when Matt's dad fell through the ice. Listen as they describe the rescue in a true story of Scouts in Action....
25 Feb 2008 | 12:37 pm


Thoughts to Ponder

Two Little Words



It isn't used as often as it should be. How often do you use it? And how often do you say thank you to the persons who are closest to you, your mother and father? How often do you say it to your friends or even strangers when they do something for you?

It's so easy to forget, especially if the Good Turn is done by somebody in your family. Too often we take for granted the many things our parents and other family members do for us. Next week we're going to have a family night for members of our families. Here's a challenge for you. Between now and then, see if you can find some reason to say thank you every day to some member of your family. You may be surprised how they will react.

A simple thank you costs nothing, but it means so much to those who matter most to you. And remember, manners maketh man and can be the difference between you being just another Scout and one who earns himself respect from those around him.



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