Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Announcements & Blog Index



WHEN USING YOUR CELL PHONE -
To see the left & right hand sides of this blog, scroll down to the bottom and click on "View web version."
RECENTLY ADDED TO BLOG -
1) cubscoutideas.com - Lots of good ideas. - Under Resources - Right hand side of blog.
2) More dates for Activities and Events - Left hand side on this blog.
3) Responsibilities information for leaders of Tigers, Dens, Webelos, Cubmaster, Committee Members. - Under Resources - Right hand side of blog.
4) Survey To Assess Parents Interests and Talents They Can Share - Under Resources - Right hand side of blog.

5) Recruiting Leaders - Guide for Selecting Leaders - Under Resources - Right hand side of blog. 

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BLOG INDEX
 - Each idea shared at the all the roundtables has the month and year it was presented so you can find it by going to the Blog Archive (Right Hand side of this blog).
 - BE SURE TO CLICK ON the triangular arrows to navigate.
- Note: All requirements listed after each activity/project/game are the old ones (before Nov2016) unless stated otherwise

GATHERING ACTIVITES
12 Days of Cub Scouts - Nov2015
American Is Special Chain - Oct2013
Animal Scramble - Feb2014
Braille Name Card - Feb2015
Camping Word Search - Nov2016
Circus Photo Booth - Aug2014
Faith Quotes, Who Said It? - Jan2016
Five Pointed Stars In One Snip - Oct2014
Funny Caption For A Picture - Aug2016 #2
Geometrical Structures - Jan2014
Guess That Ball Game - Apr2016
Guess that Dad - May2017
Helping Hands - Sep2015 #1
How Much Does It Cost - Oct2014 #1
Hula Hoop Spider Web - Aug2016 #1
Inch Worm Pencil Craft - Aug2016 #1
Kim's Game: Remember The Campfire Tools - Nov2016
Kim's Game: Hiking - Apr2014
Kim's Game: Musical Instruments - Mar2016
Leave No Trace Principles - April2017
Mini Olympics - Apr2015 #1
Movement Challenges - Apr2015 #2
My Story Mystery Game - Jun2014
Name That Boat - Mar2017
Name That Tool - Feb2016
Paper Snowflakes - Nov2013
Patch Matching Game - Oct2016
Penny For Your Thoughts - Oct2017
Planet Quiz - May2014
Recycle Bingo - Jan2015
Scale (very simple) - Feb2017
Silly Sally - Jan2016
Snake In My Boot - Aug2017
Sports Ball Name Tags - Jun2015
Taste Test Fruit - Apr2015 #2
Tortoise & Hare Racers - Nov2014
We Salute You Word Search - May 2016
Where Are You From? - Mar2014

OPENING CEREMONIES
3 Colored Candles - Jan2016
6 Essentials - Mar2017
Always Do Your Best - Feb2014
Building Character (Tools) - Feb2016
Cheer-ful - Nov2016
Conserve Fuel - Aug2015
Cub Scout - Aug2016 #2
Eagles - Apr2016
Family  Tree - Mar2014
Family Responsibilities - May2017
Fishing For Fun - Jun2015
Four Directions NWSE - Aug2016 #1
Freedom - Oct2014 #1
Go For The Gold - Apr2015 #1
Hello (In Different Languages) - NOv2013
Helping Other People - Sep2015 #1
Hero Opening - Sep2015 #2
Invention Convention - Jan2014
It is Just A Piece Of Cloth - Oct2014 #2
Johnny Appleseed - Jun2014
Litter To Glitter - Jan2015
Live Healthy - April 2017
Out In Space - May2014
Prisoner of War American Flag - Oct2014
STEM - Feb2017
"Reverent" - Oct2017
The Rights of Americans - Oct2013
Trailblazers (Heroes) - Jun2014
Under the Big Top - Aug2014
We Salute You - May2016
Words of Wisdom - Nov2014
CLOSING CEREMONIES
Cowboy's Philosophy - Aug 2017

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION ACTIVITES
Activity - Christmas With the Right Family - Nov 2013
Activity - Favorite Memory - Nov2016
Activity - Guess That Sound - Aug2016 #1
Activity - Move Cups with A Rubber Band (Teaching Team Work) - May2017
Activity - My Aunt Came Back - Jan 2016
Activity - Name Song From Beat - Mar2016
Activity - Rope Taut Circle (Family Involvement/Team Work)
Activity - Streamer Throw - Jan 2017
Activity - Stretches - Apr2015 #1
Chant - Going On A Scout Hike - Apr 2014
Game - A-Mace-ing - Oct2016
Game - Bean Game - Spe2015 #1
Game - Line'em Up Toss - Apr2016
Game - Nail Driving Contest - Feb2016
Game - Name That Food - April2017
Game - Oven Mitt - Feb2015
Game - Paper Plate Tic Tac Toe - Aug2016 #2
Game - Round The Moon - May2014
Game- Safe Swim Defense Jeopardy - Mar2017
Game - Tumbling Towers - Jan2015
Quiz - Sports - Jun2015
Race - Marshmallow Straw - Nov2015
Race - Potato Hop - Apr2015 #1
Race - Tissue Sprint - April2015 #2
Skit - Going the Distance - May 2016
Skit - Measurement Problem - Feb2017
Skit - The Important Meeting - Oct2013
Skit - The Trade - Oct2014 #1
Skit - Invisible Pet - Feb2014
Skit - Cooperation Run-ons - Aug2014
Song - American Legends - Jun2014
Song - Family Trees - Mar2014
Song - Give Me a Place Song - Aug 2017
Story - Big Turkey Hunt - Oct2017
Story - Christmas With the Right Family - Nov2014
Story - Cyber Hero - Sep2015 #2
Story - Smokey Bear - Apr2015 #2
PROJECTS
Animal Bottle Caps - Jan2015  (Blue and Gold Invitations)
Beach Ball Get To Know You - Jan 2016
Bird Feeder (Made from TP Roll) Apr2016
Blessing Bags - Sep2015 #1
Bottle Cap Hero Ornaments (To go on small Christmas Tree) - Sep2015 #2
Brown Paper Lunch Sack Family Tree - Mar2014
Clean Water Experiment - Aug2015
Compass Neckerchief Slide - Oct2017
Compass Gratitude Journal (Hike) - Oct2017
Den Position Stand - Feb2016
Dodge Ball  - Apr2016
Duct Tape Fish - Jun2015
Edible Campfires - Oct2014 #1
Egg Drop - Feb2017
Family History Picture Story Page - Mar2015
Family Tree Chart - Mar2015
Famous People DVD's (Heroes/Faith) - Mar2015
Father's Day Picture Stand - May2016
Father's Day Popsicle Stick Plaque - Apr2015 #1
Father's Day Salt Dough Hand Key Holder - May2017
Firework Neckerchief Slide - Oct2014
Flag Block Base (For Table Top) - Jun2015
Flag Pole Base (#10can & PVC Pipe) - Feb2016
Food Facts Concentration Game - Apr2015 #2
Food Facts Place Mats - Apr2015 #2
Friends R Fun Hat - Jan2016
Genus Kits - Jan2014
Gratitude Journal - Jan2017
Gummy Bear Ice Cube Poppers - May2016
Honesty Lesson (Penny & Washer) - Jun2015
How to Clean Pennies - Oct2014 #1
Insect Cookies - Aug2016 #1
Insect Hiking Necklace (Arizona Desert Critters) - Aug2016 #1
Invention Device (use to hand out awards) - Jan2014
Jump Star Jar (5 Minute Time Filler Ideas) - Oct2016
Make Your Own Lyrics - Mar2016
Marble Tubes Game (TP Rolls & Popcorn box) - Feb2016
Medals (Felt) - Apr2015 #1
Mind Reading Trick - Aug2016 #2
Minion Planter - April2017
Mother Cub Scout Pin Ribbon - Oct2016
Mother's Day Flowers (Water Bottle) - Feb2015
Mother's Day Plaque - Apr2016
Music Cards Story - Mar2016
My Family STICKS Together - Mar2014
Nativity (TP Rolls) - Nov2016
Obedient Paper Ball - Apr2016
Planter (TP Rolls) - Feb2015
Pudding Reindeer - Nov2016
PVC Flag Pole (Can Use Outdoors) - Nov2016
PVC Person - Sep2015 #2
Recipe - Ants On a Log - April2017
Recipe - Pecan Cranberry Ranch Chicken Salad - April2017
Robot (Recycle Materials) - Aug2015
San Sculptures - Apr2014
Scale (Recycle Materials) - Jan2015
Scout Law Memorization Idea - Sep2015 #1
Secret Service Mission - Sep2015 #1
Skee Ball - May2017
Snowflake (Curled Paper Strips) - Nov2015
Solar Oven (Pizza Box) - Aug2015
Star Constellations Gazers - Aug 2017
STEM Apron - Feb2017
Thank You Card for Leaders - Mar2015
Thank You Card for Speakers - Mar2015
Thank You Cards - Aug2016 #2
Thank You Ideas - Apr2016
Time Capsule Envelope (Open at Eagle Court of Honor) - Mar2015
Torch Snack (Torch is made of paper) - Apr2015 #1
Totem Pole (#10 cans) - Jan2015
Water Bottle Fish - Mar2017
Water Bottle Holder (Learning Knots) - Aug 2017
Water Pail Race - May2016
Wooden Announcement Board (Cubs of the Roundtable) - Oct2016
Wooden "I" Plaque - Apr2015 #1
Wooden Ping Pong Water Gun Game - Feb2016
Yellow Sticky Notes of Praise - Jan2017

ARROW OF LIGHT CEREMONIES
2 Liter Bottles & Glow Bracelets - Oct2015
Painted Battery Candles - Nov2015
Light Up Bow & Arrow - Mar2017

OTHER
Christmas Scout Story (use for Cub Master minute) - Nov2016
Circus Ideas:  For handing out awards - Aug2014
Space Theme Activities (Audience Brainstorm) - May2014
 WHEN USING YOUR CELL PHONE -
To see the left & right hand sides of this blog, scroll down to the bottom and click on "View web version."
RECENTLY ADDED TO BLOG -
1) cubscoutideas.com - Lots of good ideas. - Under Resources - Right hand side of blog.
2) Wet N Wild Scout Day Sep 30th - Under Events/Activities - Left hand side of blog.
3) Responsibilities information for leaders of Tigers, Dens, Webelos, Cubmaster, Committee Members. - Under Resources - Right hand side of blog.
4) Family Talented Survey Sheet - Under Resources - Right hand side of blog.

5) Recruiting Leaders - Guide for Selecting Leaders - Under Resources - Right hand side of blog.

BLOG INDEX
 - Each idea shared at the all the roundtables has the month and year it was presented so you can find it by going to the Blog Archive (Right Hand side of this blog).
 - BE SURE TO CLICK ON the triangular arrows to navigate.
- Note: All requirements listed after each activity/project/game are the old ones (before Nov2016) unless stated otherwise

GATHERING ACTIVITES
12 Days of Cub Scouts - Nov2015
American Is Special Chain - Oct2013
Animal Scramble - Feb2014
Braille Name Card - Feb2015
Camping Word Search - Nov2016
Circus Photo Booth - Aug2014
Faith Quotes, Who Said It? - Jan2016
Five Pointed Stars In One Snip - Oct2014
Funny Caption For A Picture - Aug2016 #2
Geometrical Structures - Jan2014
Guess That Ball Game - Apr2016
Guess that Dad - May2017
Helping Hands - Sep2015 #1
How Much Does It Cost - Oct2014 #1
Hula Hoop Spider Web - Aug2016 #1
Inch Worm Pencil Craft - Aug2016 #1
Kim's Game: Remember The Campfire Tools - Nov2016
Kim's Game: Hiking - Apr2014
Kim's Game: Musical Instruments - Mar2016
Leave No Trace Principles - April2017
Mini Olympics - Apr2015 #1
Movement Challenges - Apr2015 #2
My Story Mystery Game - Jun2014
Name That Boat - Mar2017
Name That Tool - Feb2016
Paper Snowflakes - Nov2013
Patch Matching Game - Oct2016
Penny For Your Thoughts - Oct2017
Planet Quiz - May2014
Recycle Bingo - Jan2015
Scale (very simple) - Feb2017
Silly Sally - Jan2016
Snake In My Boot - Aug2017
Sports Ball Name Tags - Jun2015
Taste Test Fruit - Apr2015 #2
Tortoise & Hare Racers - Nov2014
We Salute You Word Search - May 2016
Where Are You From? - Mar2014

OPENING CEREMONIES
3 Colored Candles - Jan2016
6 Essentials - Mar2017
Always Do Your Best - Feb2014
Building Character (Tools) - Feb2016
Cheer-ful - Nov2016
Conserve Fuel - Aug2015
Cub Scout - Aug2016 #2
Eagles - Apr2016
Family  Tree - Mar2014
Family Responsibilities - May2017
Fishing For Fun - Jun2015
Four Directions NWSE - Aug2016 #1
Freedom - Oct2014 #1
Go For The Gold - Apr2015 #1
Hello (In Different Languages) - NOv2013
Helping Other People - Sep2015 #1
Hero Opening - Sep2015 #2
Invention Convention - Jan2014
It is Just A Piece Of Cloth - Oct2014 #2
Johnny Appleseed - Jun2014
Litter To Glitter - Jan2015
Live Healthy - April 2017
Out In Space - May2014
Prisoner of War American Flag - Oct2014
STEM - Feb2017
"Reverent" - Oct2017
The Rights of Americans - Oct2013
Trailblazers (Heroes) - Jun2014
Under the Big Top - Aug2014
We Salute You - May2016
Words of Wisdom - Nov2014
CLOSING CEREMONIES
Cowboy's Philosophy - Aug 2017

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION ACTIVITES
Activity - Christmas With the Right Family - Nov 2013
Activity - Favorite Memory - Nov2016
Activity - Guess That Sound - Aug2016 #1
Activity - Move Cups with A Rubber Band (Teaching Team Work) - May2017
Activity - My Aunt Came Back - Jan 2016
Activity - Name Song From Beat - Mar2016
Activity - Rope Taut Circle (Family Involvement/Team Work)
Activity - Streamer Throw - Jan 2017
Activity - Stretches - Apr2015 #1
Chant - Going On A Scout Hike - Apr 2014
Game - A-Mace-ing - Oct2016
Game - Bean Game - Spe2015 #1
Game - Line'em Up Toss - Apr2016
Game - Nail Driving Contest - Feb2016
Game - Name That Food - April2017
Game - Oven Mitt - Feb2015
Game - Paper Plate Tic Tac Toe - Aug2016 #2
Game - Round The Moon - May2014
Game- Safe Swim Defense Jeopardy - Mar2017
Game - Tumbling Towers - Jan2015
Quiz - Sports - Jun2015
Race - Marshmallow Straw - Nov2015
Race - Potato Hop - Apr2015 #1
Race - Tissue Sprint - April2015 #2
Skit - Going the Distance - May 2016
Skit - Measurement Problem - Feb2017
Skit - The Important Meeting - Oct2013
Skit - The Trade - Oct2014 #1
Skit - Invisible Pet - Feb2014
Skit - Cooperation Run-ons - Aug2014
Song - American Legends - Jun2014
Song - Family Trees - Mar2014
Song - Give Me a Place Song - Aug 2017
Story - Big Turkey Hunt - Oct2017
Story - Christmas With the Right Family - Nov2014
Story - Cyber Hero - Sep2015 #2
Story - Smokey Bear - Apr2015 #2
PROJECTS
Animal Bottle Caps - Jan2015  (Blue and Gold Invitations)
Beach Ball Get To Know You - Jan 2016
Bird Feeder (Made from TP Roll) Apr2016
Blessing Bags - Sep2015 #1
Bottle Cap Hero Ornaments (To go on small Christmas Tree) - Sep2015 #2
Brown Paper Lunch Sack Family Tree - Mar2014
Clean Water Experiment - Aug2015
Compass Neckerchief Slide - Oct2017
Compass Gratitude Journal (Hike) - Oct2017
Den Position Stand - Feb2016
Dodge Ball  - Apr2016
Duct Tape Fish - Jun2015
Edible Campfires - Oct2014 #1
Egg Drop - Feb2017
Family History Picture Story Page - Mar2015
Family Tree Chart - Mar2015
Famous People DVD's (Heroes/Faith) - Mar2015
Father's Day Picture Stand - May2016
Father's Day Popsicle Stick Plaque - Apr2015 #1
Father's Day Salt Dough Hand Key Holder - May2017
Firework Neckerchief Slide - Oct2014
Flag Block Base (For Table Top) - Jun2015
Flag Pole Base (#10can & PVC Pipe) - Feb2016
Food Facts Concentration Game - Apr2015 #2
Food Facts Place Mats - Apr2015 #2
Friends R Fun Hat - Jan2016
Genus Kits - Jan2014
Gratitude Journal - Jan2017
Gummy Bear Ice Cube Poppers - May2016
Honesty Lesson (Penny & Washer) - Jun2015
How to Clean Pennies - Oct2014 #1
Insect Cookies - Aug2016 #1
Insect Hiking Necklace (Arizona Desert Critters) - Aug2016 #1
Invention Device (use to hand out awards) - Jan2014
Jump Star Jar (5 Minute Time Filler Ideas) - Oct2016
Make Your Own Lyrics - Mar2016
Marble Tubes Game (TP Rolls & Popcorn box) - Feb2016
Medals (Felt) - Apr2015 #1
Mind Reading Trick - Aug2016 #2
Minion Planter - April2017
Mother Cub Scout Pin Ribbon - Oct2016
Mother's Day Flowers (Water Bottle) - Feb2015
Mother's Day Plaque - Apr2016
Music Cards Story - Mar2016
My Family STICKS Together - Mar2014
Nativity (TP Rolls) - Nov2016
Obedient Paper Ball - Apr2016
Planter (TP Rolls) - Feb2015
Pudding Reindeer - Nov2016
PVC Flag Pole (Can Use Outdoors) - Nov2016
PVC Person - Sep2015 #2
Recipe - Ants On a Log - April2017
Recipe - Pecan Cranberry Ranch Chicken Salad - April2017
Robot (Recycle Materials) - Aug2015
San Sculptures - Apr2014
Scale (Recycle Materials) - Jan2015
Scout Law Memorization Idea - Sep2015 #1
Secret Service Mission - Sep2015 #1
Skee Ball - May2017
Snowflake (Curled Paper Strips) - Nov2015
Solar Oven (Pizza Box) - Aug2015
Star Constellations Gazers - Aug 2017
STEM Apron - Feb2017
Thank You Card for Leaders - Mar2015
Thank You Card for Speakers - Mar2015
Thank You Cards - Aug2016 #2
Thank You Ideas - Apr2016
Time Capsule Envelope (Open at Eagle Court of Honor) - Mar2015
Torch Snack (Torch is made of paper) - Apr2015 #1
Totem Pole (#10 cans) - Jan2015
Water Bottle Fish - Mar2017
Water Bottle Holder (Learning Knots) - Aug 2017
Water Pail Race - May2016
Wooden Announcement Board (Cubs of the Roundtable) - Oct2016
Wooden "I" Plaque - Apr2015 #1
Wooden Ping Pong Water Gun Game - Feb2016
Yellow Sticky Notes of Praise - Jan2017

ARROW OF LIGHT CEREMONIES
2 Liter Bottles & Glow Bracelets - Oct2015
Painted Battery Candles - Nov2015
Light Up Bow & Arrow - Mar2017

OTHER
Christmas Scout Story (use for Cub Master minute) - Nov2016
Circus Ideas:  For handing out awards - Aug2014
Space Theme Activities (Audience Brainstorm) - May2014

2017Oct - Reverent/Cubs Give Thanks/Leader Recruitment & Involving Parents



For October's Round Table We Shared Ideas For
Sight for November's Pack Meeting Plans:
November's SLP: Reverent Theme Cubs Give Thanks Interest Topic: Leader Recruitment & Involving Parents

 
Chalkboard Riddle - 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).
WHAT AM I?
"Beginning in late May or June, its droning drowns the afternoon with rhythms from a thousand wings.  It's like a symphony of strings, whose tiny violinists crawl all around this music hall, which has a door and has a dome, and really is their home sweet home."
 *Answer is at the end of this section. (scroll down)
(Chalkboard Riddle was taken from the book "Just Joking Animal Riddles" by J. Patrick Lewis; page 95 &96)

The Gathering Activity
-The gathering activity is something for the cub scouts to do while everyone is arriving at your pack meeting.
 
A Penny For Your Thoughts - Thankful Tree
The tree in the picture was made from one brown grocery sack cut and rolled up and then stapled together.  Since the chalk board is magnetic, sturdy clipping magnets were used to adhere the truck of the tree  to the chalk board and small magnets for the branches of the tree. Then scotch tape was used to put the leaves on.
Trunk of Tree
Branches
This activity was taken from November 2017's pack meeting plans. Here is the link:   http://www.scouting.org/filestore/cubscouts/pdf/2017/310-842(17)_November_Reverent.pdf
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF - These are the updated requirements - November2016
Arrow of Light Required Adventure Building a Better World - Requirement 6a
Learn about Scouting in another part of the world. With the help of your parent, guardian, or den leader, pick one country where Scouting exists, and research its Scouting program.
Arrow of Light Required Adventure Building a Better World - Requirement 6b
Set up an exhibit at a pack meeting to share information about the World Friendship Fund.
Arrow of Light Required Adventure Building a Better World - Requirement 6c
Under the supervision of your parent, guardian, or den leader, connect with a Scout in another country during an event such as Jamboree on the Air or Jamboree on the Internet or by other means.


The Opening Ceremony Idea shown at Roundtable 

"Reverent"
The ceremony was taken from November 2017's pack meeting plans.  Here is the link:  http://www.scouting.org/filestore/cubscouts/pdf/2017/310-842(17)_November_Reverent.pdf

Compass Neckerchief slide
Use a real compass, it is more fun that way!

Materials:  1 mini survival compass 20mm Liquid Filled for each cub scout.  (I bought mine on Amazon), Clear Vinyl Tubing 7/8" OD - 5/8" ID, Tube cutters, colored beads, wax paper, E6000 glue, paper plate, scissors, Jute 3 ply, paper towels 
Directions:

1) Take the jute and cut a piece 11" long.
2) Then take both ends of the jute and push them through a bead.
3) Slide the bead down leaving a loop large enough to loosely go around the compass.
 

4) Put some E6000 glue around the compass.  do this by picking up the compass and holding it with your thumb and first finger on the front and back of the compass.  This will allow you to rotate the compass so you can put glue all the way around the edge.  Be sure to place some wax paper underneath as you do this as well as place the E600 glue on a paper plate so the glue does not get everywhere.
5) Place the jute loop around the compass and push up on the bead so it is a snug fit.

6) Take two more beads and place them on the ends of the jute.  Then tie the ends into knots.

7) With the Tube cutters, cut a piece about 1/4" thick to make a small round tube.

8) Put some glue on the side of the small round tube you just cut and glue it onto the back of the compass.  Let it dry and then use it as a neckerchief slide.
This idea was taken from: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/264727284320552359/
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF - These are the updated requirements - November2016
Wolf Elective Adventure Finding Your Way - Requirement 2a
Identify what a compass rose is and where it is on the map.
Wolf Elective Adventure Finding Your Way - Requirement 2b
Use a compass to identify which direction is North.  Show how to determine which way is South, East and West.
Wolf Elective Adventure Finding Your Way - Requirement 3
Go on a scavenger hunt using a compass, and locate an object with a compass.
Wolf Elective Adventure Finding Your Way - Requirement 4
Using a map and compass, go on a hike or walk with your den or family.

Compass Gratitude Journal

Materials:  1 compass for every 4 Cub Scouts, copies of the Gratitude Journal, a stapler, a pen, a compass, a pencil for each boy and 2 or 3 clip boards depending on the size of your den, a shoe box (to be the treasure box), treasure (options for the treasure could be fun rocks from a rock store, cheep toys from the birthday party isle at a store and/or pictures of the boy's families, hard candy-so it does not melt, gum, colorful pencils, fruit snacks, small compasses bought on line, etc...0 & 1 Zip Lock Bag per group of 4 boys.
Directions:

1) Print off the pages.
Compass Gratitude Journal Cover - Inside
Compass Gratitude Journal Cover - Outside
Compass Gratitude Journal page 1 - Frontside
Compass Gratitude Journal page 1 - Backside

*(When you finish, you should have two pieces of 8.5x11 paper that have been printed on both sides).

2) Put the pages in order and fold them to make a small booklet.

3) Staple the booklet together either by sliding the head of the stapler to the inside fold or by placing the stapler on the very edge of the fold on the outside.
Leader's Preparation for the Hike
1) Decide on the location for the hike. This could be walking around your neighborhood and ending up in your backyard or it could be at a park.
2) Previous to the den meeting, walk the hike yourself and figure out the direction and number of feet to each location you want your Cub Scouts to stop and look around to observe nature.  You can either write in the direction and distance on each page in the booklet or you can have your Cub Scouts write it in when they do the hike. 

3) Place the treasure box in the last location you decided upon. NOTE: for the treasure box, you will want it to be in a location where it will not be touched by others; maybe somewhat hidden so your Cub Scouts will have to look for it when they get to that destination.
Going On The Hike
1) Before the hike, go over the two questions inside the front cover and follow the instructions.
2) As you walk, you can either give each boy a Compass Gratitude Journal, pencil and clipboard or you can hang on to them for when the boys will need them at each leg of the journey.
NOTE: (Optional) If you have more than one group of up to 4 boys, place each group's treasure in a zip lock bag labeling the bags group 1, 2, etc.. and then place them in the shoe box.
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF - These are the updated requirements - November2016
Tiger Required Adventure My Tiger Jungle - Requirement 1
With your parent/guardian or other caring adult (referred to in the handbook as "your adult partner"), go for a walk outside, and pick out two or more sights or sounds of "nature" around you.  Discuss with your partner or den.
Tiger Required Adventure My Tiger Jungle - Requirement 2
Take a 1-foot hike. Make a list of the living things you find on your 1-foot hike.  Discuss these plants or animals with your parent/guardian, other caring adult, or your den.
Tiger Required Adventure My Tiger Jungle - Requirement 3
Point out two different kinds of birds that live in your area.  With your parent/guardian, other caring adult, or den, find out more about one of these birds.
Tiger Required Adventure Tigers in the Wild - Requirement 2
Go for a short hike with your den or family, and carry your own gear.  Show you know how to get ready for this hike.
Tiger Required Adventure Tigers in the Wild - Requirement 4
While on the hike, find three different kinds of plants, animals, or signs that animals have been on the trail.  List what you saw in your Tiger Handbook.
Tiger Required Adventure Tigers in the Wild - Requirement 6
Find two different trees and two different types of plants that grow in your area.  Write their names in your Tiger Handbook.
Wolf Required Adventure Call of the Wild - Requirement 6
While on a den or family outing, identify four different types of animals you see or explain evidence of their presence.  Tell how you identified them.
Wolf Required Adventure Paws on the Path - Requirement 5
Go on a 1-mile hike with your den or family.  Find two interesting things that you've never seen before and discuss with your den or family.
Wolf Required Adventure Paws on the Path - Requirement 6
Name two birds, two insects, and/or two other animals that live in your area.  Explain how you identified them..
Wolf Elective Adventure Air of the Wolf - Requirement 2a
With other members of your den, go outside and record the sounds you hear.  Identify which of these sounds is the result of moving air.
Wolf Elective Adventure Code of the Wolf - Requirement 2a
With other members of your den or family, identify three different types of shapes that you see in nature.
Wolf Elective Adventure Finding Your Way - Requirement 2a
Identify what a compass rose is and where it is on the map.
Wolf Elective Adventure Finding Your Way - Requirement 2b
Use a compass to identify which direction is North.  Show how to determine which way is South, East and West.
Wolf Elective Adventure Finding Your Way - Requirement 3
Go on a scavenger hunt using a compass, and locate an object with a compass.
Wolf Elective Adventure Finding Your Way - Requirement 4
Using a map and compass, go on a hike or walk with your den or family.
Bear Required Adventure Fur, Feathers, and Ferns - Requirement 1
While hiking or walking for one mile, identify six signs that any mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, or plants are living near the place where you choose to hike or walk..
Bear Required Adventure Fur, Feathers, and Ferns - Requirement 4
Observe wildlife from a distance.  Describe what you saw.
Bear Required Adventure Fur, Feathers, and Ferns - Requirement 5
Use a magnifying glass to examine plants more closely. Describe what you saw through the magnifying glass that you could not see without it.
Webelos Required Adventure Webelos Walkabout - Requirement 1
Plan a hike or outdoor activity.
Webelos Required Adventure Webelos Walkabout - Requirement 4
With your Webelos den or with a family member, hike 3 miles.  Before your hike, plan and prepare a nutritious lunch or snack.  Enjoy it on your hike, and clean up afterward.
Webelos Required Adventure Webelos Walkabout - Requirement 5
Describe and identify from photos any poisonous plants and dangerous animals and insects you might encounter on your hike or activity.
Arrow of Light Required Adventure Scouting Adventure - Requirement 4
With your Webelos den leader, parent, or guardian, participate in a Boy Scout troop's campout or other outdoor activity.  Use the patrol method while on the outing.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Earth Rocks - Requirement 1a
Explain the meaning of the word 'geology."
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Earth Rocks - Requirement 1b
Explain why this kind of science is an important part of your world.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Earth Rocks - Requirement 2
Look for different kinds of rocks or minerals while on a rock hunt with your family or your den.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Earth Rocks - Requirement 3a
Identify the rocks you see on your rock hunt.  Use the information in your handbook to determine which types of rocks you have collected.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Earth Rocks - Requirement 3b
With a magnifying glass, take a closer look at your collections.  Determine any differences between your specimens.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Earth Rocks - Requirement 3c
Share what you see with your family or den.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Earth Rocks - Requirement 5
Identify on a map of your state some geological features in your area.
Webelos/AOL Adventure: Into the Wild - Requirement 3
Watch for birds in your yard, neighborhood, or area for one week.  Identify the birds you see, and write down where and when you saw them.
Webelos/AOL Adventure: Into the Wild - Requirement 4
Learn about the bird flyways closest to your home. Find out which birds use these flyways.
Webelos/AOL Adventure: Into the Wild - Requirement 5
Watch at least four wild creatures (reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, fish, insects, or mammals) in the wild.  Describe the kind of place (forest, field, marsh, yard, or park) where you saw them.  Tell what they were doing.
 Webelos/AOL Adventure: Into the Wild - Requirement 6
Identify an insect, reptile, bird, or other wild animal that is found only in your area of the country.  Tell why it survives in your area.
Webelos/AOL Adventure: Into the Wild - Requirement 7
Give examples of at least two of the following: A) A producer, a consumer, and a decomposer in the food chain of an ecosystem., B) One way humans have changed the balance of nature., C) How you can help protect the balance of nature.
Webelos/AOL Adventure: Into the Woods - Requirement 1
Identify two different groups of trees and the parts of a tree.
Webelos/AOL Adventure: Into the Woods - Requirement 2
Identify four trees common to the area where you live.  Tell whether they are native to your area.  Tell how both wildlife and humans use them.
Webelos/AOL Adventure: Into the Woods - Requirement 3
Identify four plants common to the area where you live.  Tell which animals use them and for what purpose.

 Audience Participation Activity

The Big Turkey Hunt
This story shared at roundtable was taken from November 2017's pack meeting plans. Here is the link:  http://www.scouting.org/filestore/cubscouts/pdf/2017/310-842(17)_November_Reverent.pdf 

Cheers / Run-ons
Thank You Cheer: Divide the audience in half.  Have the first half say, "Thank."  Have the second half say, "You."   Tell the audience you will point to them when you want them to say their word.  Go back and forth pointing at them 3 times. Have them start out quietly and then get louder and faster.
I Am Grateful For Cub Scouts Cheer: Have everyone say "I am grateful for Cub Scouts" three times. Start out saying it softly and get louder each time.  After the 3rd time say "Woo Hoo!" while making a fist with the right hand and raising it up in the air.

Roundtable Commissioner Minute
Health Benefits of Compliments
https://medium.com/pager-direct/health-benefits-of-compliments-cfcc93511a2f

Opening Brain Teaser Answer:
 
"In July and August, the height of bee season, a typical beehive can have as many as 80,000 honeybees."