Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Announcements and Blog Index



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Take Note:  Our next roundtable will be on January 4th, 2018

Volunteers Needed:  To We need a volunteer who would be willing to put together and demonstrate the Gathering Activity and Audience Participation Activity for the AM roundtables.   We also need another volunteer to do the same thing for the PM roundtables.  The routine is that Jennie will email you with the ideas two weeks before the roundtables to give you time to put them together and then you would explain the activities during the main meeting at the roundtables.  (This would be a great Wood Badge ticket item!!)

San Tan BSA District Recognition Recipients (Awarded at the Awards Presentation Dec 7th):https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MGuJpk9T1gzAkMq9j6sQkrAl_HQ_ISB3/view

Summer 2018 Cub Scout Day Camp at Heard Pueblo:  Register Today at: https://scoutingevent.com/010-2018CSSummerDC

RECENTLY ADDED TO BLOG -
1) January's Cub Scout News Letter - Located on Left-hand side of blog.
2) Training Topic discussed at Janaury's Breakouts - Located on Left-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 FIRST the Blog Archive (Right Hand side of this blog).
 - BE SURE TO CLICK ON the triangular arrows to navigate once you have found the BLOG ARCHIVE .
- 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
Slime Recipie - Jan2018
Snake In My Boot - Aug2017
Sports Ball Name Tags - Jun2015
Taste Test Fruit - Apr2015 #2
Tools of the Trade - Nov2017
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
The Scouting Way - Nov2017
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 - Domino Game - Nov2017
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
Magic Trick - Walk Through a 5x7 Postcard - Jan2018
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 Magic Paper Skit - Jan2018
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
Acts of Kindness Tin Can - Nov2017
Animal Bottle Caps - Jan2015  (Blue and Gold Invitations)
Apron - From a Plastic Trash Bag - Nov2017
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
String Arrow of Light Plaque - Jan2018
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
String Arrow of Light Plaque -Jan2018

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

2018Jan - Cheerful/Abracadabra/Derbies



For January's Round Table We Shared Ideas For
Febraury's SLP: Cheerful Theme Abracadabra Interest Topic: Derbies

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).
WHO AM I?
"I am a helmet on the ground but so afraid of strangers, I disappear, inside my hat.  The world is full of dangers."
Brain Teaser Picture
 *Answer is at the end of this section. (scroll down)
(Riddle taken from: Just Joking Animal Riddles by J. Patrick Lewis; pg. 157-158)

Gathering Activity
The gathering activity is something for the cub scouts to do while everyone is arriving at your pack meeting.
SlimeRecipie #1 - Taken from February's Pack Meeting Plans - page 6:  https://www.scouting.org/filestore/cubscouts/pdf/2017/310-842(17)_February_Cheerful.pdf
(This recipe was shown at roundtable, it was white, and it was a little stiff.  So if you want less mess, this is the recipe for you.  Also this recipe is per Scout.)
Material (per Scout)
Zippered storage bag
1 tablespoon of water
1 tablespoon of white school glue
1 Tablespoon of borax powder (Kat who demonstrated this recipe said she used less borax)
Food Coloring (optional
Safety Glasses and non-latex disposable gloves
Instructions:
1) Wearing safety glasses and gloves, pu8t the glue and water in the plastic bag.
2) If you would like to make colored slime, add a few drops of food coloring.
3) Seal the bag and squeeze it gently to mix.
4) Open the bag, and add the borax powder. Reseal and gently squeeze the bag to mix the ingredients.
(Note: Keep your slime in the sealed plastic bag when not in use; otherwise, it will dry out quickly.)

Recipie #2 - https://ourbestbites.com/kids-in-the-kitchen-slime/

(This Slime was shown at roundtable (it was green) and it is a little more slimy that the first recipe. This recipe is not per Scout. It makes more.


POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF - These are the updated requirements - November2016
Tiger Elective Adventure Curiosity, Intrigue, & Magical Mysteries - Requirement 5
With the help of your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, conduct a science demonstration that shows how magic works and share what you learned from your science demonstration.
Wolf Elective Adventure Code of the Wolf - Requirement 1c
Do five activities at home, at school, or in your den that use mathematics, and then explain to your den how you used everyday math. Bear Elective Adventure Grin and Bear It - Requirement 2
Working with the members of your den, organize a Cub Scout carnival and lead it at a special event. (Maybe make slime to play with at a booth)
Bear Elective Adventure Grin and Bear It - Requirement 3
Help younger Cub  Scouts take part in one of the events at the Cub Scout carnival.
Bear Elective Adventure Grin and Bear It - Requirement 4
After the Cub Scout carnival, discuss with the members of your den and your den leader what went well, what could be done better, and how everyone worked together to make the event a success.
Create your own Bear cookbook using at least five recipes you might cook or prepare either on your own or with some adult help.  Include at least one recipe each for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a nutritious snack. (You could put the recipe for Slime in the cookbook)
Bear Elective Adventure Bear Picnic Basket - Requirement 2
With a family member or den leader, prepare for cooking by explaining the importance of planning, tool selection, sanitation, and cooking safety.
Bear Elective Adventure Roaring Laughter - Requirement 1
Think about what makes you laugh.  Write down three things that make you laugh.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Adventures in Science - Requirement 3g
With adult assistance, explore safe chemical reactions with household materials.  Using two substances, observe what happens when the amounts of the reactants are increased.

Flag Ceremony
"Magic Symbols"
The ceremony was taken from February 2018's pack meeting plans.  Here is the link:  https://www.scouting.org/filestore/cubscouts/pdf/2017/310-842(17)_February_Cheerful.pdf
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
Tiger Required Adventure  Team Tiger - Requirement 2
With your den, talk about your Tiger team. Then make a chart showing all the different ways team members can help the den.  Volunteer to take your turn doing at least two different jobs, one of which is leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
Wolf Adventure - Council Fire - Requirement 1
Participate in a flag ceremony, and learn how to properly care for and fold the flag.
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 4
Practice and perform your role for a pack campfire program.
Bear Required Adventure Paws for Action (Duty to Country) - Requirement 1
Learn about our nation's flag.  Display it at home for one month. Say the Pledge of Allegiance and learn its meaning.
Arrow of Light Required Adventure Building a Better World - Requirement 1
Explain the history of the United States flag. Show how to properly display the flag in public, and help lead a flag ceremony.

String Arrow of Light Plaque

NOTE: If you want to make a few of these Arrow of Light Boards ahead of time and you do not know the date the boys are going to earn their Arrow of Light, you could leave the name and date off and later on order a small metal plate with the boy's name and date from an awards/plaque business and attached it to the bottom of the plaque.
Materials: A board 8" x 18", Sand Paper, printer, printer paper, cutting board, Arrow of Light Pictures 1st & 2nd half, Wood Burning Kit, scotch tape, pencil, T-square ruler, , blue painters tape, light wood stain, hammer, 1" Panel Board Nails (Dark Brown), Cross Stitching String in these colors: Medium Blue ((825), Orange (740), Red (666), Light Blue (827), Dark Blue (820), Bright Yellow (307).
Directions:

1) Sand your piece of wood. You can round off the edges but this is optional.

2) Print off the words ARROW OF LIGHT (In all capital letter) in the font, Calibri (Body) at 100.
3) Print off the name of the cub scout and the date he earned his Arrow Of Light using the font, Calibri Light at 70. 

4) Cut the paper into strips as shown in the picture above. Then using a piece of paper (Green in this case) align the words in a straight line and tape them together.  Lastly cut off all excess paper.  Do this for both the phrase "Arrow of Light" and the scout's name and date.

5) Using Painter's tape, tape the word strips to a window with the printed side facing the window.  Then using a pencil scribble the lead graphite onto the back of the paper over the letters.

6) Using a T-square ruler, center the "ARROW OF LIGHT" phrase at the top and the scout's name and date at the bottom with the print side up. Then take a pencil and trace applying pressure, to the outside of the ARROW OF LIGHT letters and over the letters of the scout's name and date.  
 

7) When you lift off the strip of paper, you should see the letters transferred onto the wood.  Then using a wood burning kit, you can wood burn the words permanently into the wood. 

8) Stain and lacquer your board.

9) Print off the 1st and 2nd half's of the Arrow of Light picture.
1st Half:https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Wh3p3K-eJGaH3kWQ9ztkbC9TZELW5MQJ
2nd Half:https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SzNNfiJT_mhQ67Hrk52sAdNka_PYIhcV
10) With a paper cutter, cut off a strip of paper from the edge of the heart  to the edge of the paper, so the inside of the heart on both papers can be placed together to make a heart.

11) Tape the pages together.  When this is done, you should have a complete picture of the arrow.

12) Cut off excess paper around the arrow.
 

13) Centering the picture of the arrow on the 8" x 18" board, tape it down.  Then take the 1" Panel Board Nails and hammer them in at every dot located on the arrow.  When you are done take off the paper.

14) You are now ready to put the craft string on.  Each color represents a rank level of cub scouting.  MEDIUM BLUE  = Bobcat; ORANGE = Tigers; RED  = Wolfs; LIGHT BLUE = Bears; DARK BLUE = Webelos; YELLOW = The Arrow of Light
 

15) Starting with the Yellow #307 string tie the end to the very last nail in the fletching of the arrow. Then begin to pull the string up the shaft circling each nail along the way and keeping the string passing along one side of the nails. Then pull it around the point of the arrow again circling the string around each nail. Return back through the point of the arrow, down the shaft to the last ray in the sun. (Make sure that when you are returning, the string passes along the other side of the nails). Proceed to draw the string up through each ray and then coming back along the edge of the sun and back down the shaft of the arrow through the fletching (Be sure to circle every nail you pass along the way). Tape the end of the yellow string to the board somewhere out of the way. (Do not cut or tie off the yellow string yet). 

16) Using the Medium Blue string #825, tie the end of the string to the bottom nail of the first fletch. Pull the string to the other side of the fletch circling every nail going up one side of the nails and coming back on the other side of the nails. Repeat (Step 3) so that there is a double layer of string.  Tie off the ends leaving about 2" of string in length.  This will enable you to retie the ends if they comes loose while working with the other craft string.

17) Repeat step #16  with the other colors.  NOTE: DO NOT CUT OFF THE 2" ENDS AFTER TYING THEM OFF LIKE SHOWN IN THE PICTURE.  LEAVE THIS STEP FOR WHEN YOU FINISH APPLYING GLUE.
 

18) With the yellow string, repeat winding it around the arrow a 2nd time to create a second layer on the shaft, arrow point and the sun and rays.  When done tie it off. 

18) Make sure all the string is taut. Retighten and retie any knots if needed. Then unlike the picture; FIRST apply the glue to the knots and rub it in.  Let it dry.  THEN cut the ends off.

Magic Trick - Step-Through Post Card
Reference: Cub Scout Leader How To Book page: 5-51

Materials: Scissors & a 5x7 post card.
Directions:
"Fold the card lengthwise and make cuts on the folded side, as shown by the dotted lines in the illustration.  Then turn the card around and make cuts in the other direction, almost to the folded edge.  Open the card and cut along line a-b.  Carefully open out the card, and you will have a ring large enough to step through."      
Note: When I tried this trick I found that making 9 cuts along the folded edge and 8 cuts along the open edges made a larger paper circle for me to get through.  Also, you can use cardstock paper and cut it to be 5x7 if you do not have a postcard around.
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
Tiger Elective Adventure Curiosity, Intrigue, & Magical Mysteries - Requirement 1a
Learn a magic trick. Practice your magic trick so you can perform it in front of an audience.
Tiger Elective Adventure Curiosity, Intrigue, & Magical Mysteries - Requirement 1b
Create an invitation to a magic show.
Tiger Elective Adventure Curiosity, Intrigue, & Magical Mysteries - Requirement 1c
With your den or with your family, put on a magic show for an audience.

Audience Participation Activity
The Magic Paper Skit
The skit can be found by going to February 2018's pack meeting plans. - Here is the link:  https://www.scouting.org/filestore/cubscouts/pdf/2017/310-842(17)_February_Cheerful.pdf
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
Tiger Elective Adventure Curiosity, Intrigue, & Magical Mysteries - Requirement 1a
Learn a magic trick. Practice your magic trick so you can perform it in front of an audience.
Tiger Elective Adventure Curiosity, Intrigue, & Magical Mysteries - Requirement 1b
Create an invitation to a magic show.
Tiger Elective Adventure Curiosity, Intrigue, & Magical Mysteries - Requirement 1c
With your den or with your family, put on a magic show for an audience.

Cheers / Run-ons
Wow Cheer: A long drawn out W-o-o-o-o-w starting softly and low in pitch then rising higher and higher and louder then back down.
Magician Cheer: Have the group pretend to take off top hat, reach into the hat with the free hand and pretend to pull out a rabbit, as they say: "Ta Daaaaaa!"

Shared in the Webelos Breakout
Front side
Back Side
The Silly Mountain Day Hike Pamphlet: Legal size file to be printed on 8.5"x14" paper: https://drive.google.com/open?id=13TV-R2R4LwE8KakXH1l4CoY12BgoM7cX
Here are the Silly Mountain Day Hike note and answers (for Leaders): https://drive.google.com/open?id=15Qs0h8bGquCGUN6Y2xpQWWCgM9JFc2te

 
Opening Brain Teaser Answer: A Turtle  "Turtles have been around for more than 200 million years."

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

2017Nov - Kind/Paying It Forward/New Member Coordinator & Helpful/Jobs, Jobs, Jobs/Leader Appreciation



 Take Note:  Our next roundtable will be on January 4th, 2018
For December: we have our San Tan District Awards Evening at 7pm at the LDS Gilbert Stake Center at 777 E. Elliot Rd Gilbert, AZ 85234 (Elliot and Lindsey). There will be no roundtables for December. 

For November's Round Table We Shared Ideas For
Decembers's SLP: Kind Theme Paying it Forward Interest Topic: New Member Coordinator
January's SLP: Helpful Theme Jobs, Jobs, Jobs Interest Topic: Leader Appreciation

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?
"In between the H and the S see if you can spot the animal with the world's most gigantic pot!."
 *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 57 &58)

Gathering Activity

Tools of the Trade
The gathering activity is something for the cub scouts to do while everyone is arriving at your pack meeting.
This activity was taken from December 2017's pack meeting plans. Look for the word "Gathering" to find this activity - Here is the link:   http://www.scouting.org/filestore/cubscouts/pdf/2017/310-842(17)_December_Kind.pdf
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF - These are the updated requirements - November2016
Bear Required Adventure Bear Claws - Requirement 1
Learn about three common designs of pocketknives.
Bear Required Adventure Bear Claws - Requirement 2
Learn knife safety and earn your Whittling Chip.*
Bear Required Adventure Bear Claws - Requirement 3a
Using a pocketknife, carve two items.
Bear Required Adventure Baloo the Builder - Requirement 1
Discover which hand tools are the best ones to have in your toolbox.  Learn the rules for using these tools safely.  Practice with at least four of these tools before beginning a project.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Build It - Requirement 1
Learn about some basic tools and the proper use of each tool.  Learn about and understand the need for safety when you work with tools.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Build It - Requirement 2
With the guidance of your Webelos den leader, parent, or guardian, select a carpentry project and build it.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Build It - Requirement 3
List the tools that you use safely as you build your project; create a list of materials needed to build your project.  Put a checkmark next to the tools on your list that you used for the first time.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Fix It - Requirement 1
Put a Fix It Toolbox together.  Describe what each item in your toolbox can be used for.  Show how to use three of the tools safely.
Webelos/AOL Adventure: Fix It - Requirement 4t
Take an old item, such as a small piece of furniture, a broken toy, or a picture frame, and rebuild and/or refinish it.  Show your work to your Webelos leader or another adult.

Opening Ceremony Idea Shown At Roundtable

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

Plastic Trash Bag Apron -  in 5 Minutes
SO QUICK & EASY TO MAKE
I found that Kitchen Trash Bags are a better size for Cub Scouts.

Materials:
1 kitchen size trash bag and scissors. 
Directions:

This idea was taken from The Cub Scout Leader How-T Book , page 2-17
"This is one of those "Why-didn't-I-think-of-that?" crafts.  Any time boys are working with messy materials, they can keep their uniforms clean with this easy apron and still have fun.  Use heavy-duty trash bags, and you can reuse the aprons. 
1. Fold the trash bag in half length-wise.
2. Cut a J shape from the closed end of the bag with the approximate dimensions shown in picture.
3. Make two more cuts in the bag as shown, cutting from the bottom to make apron ties, and cutting around the J shape for the arms.
4. Wrap around the Cub Scout to help protect him from those messy, but fun, projects!

Acts of Kindness Tin Can

Materials: Soup, Olive or Refried Beans can, Acts of Kindness Label, Scissors, glue, 34 popsicle sticks, red, blue markers & Black pen.
Directions:

1) Make sure that when you use the can opener to open the can that you do not leave a small sliver of the can.  It needs to be smooth around the inside rim so no one gets cut when washing the can out.

2) Take off the label and wash & dry the can.
 
 
3) Print off the label. 
Here is the site for the label: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0revQcSgs4Obl84UmJLX3d1clU
4)To cut out the label, cut on the OUTSIDE of the blue and orange lines and on INSIDE of the black thin line located on the right hand side of the design.  Do not cut the left side off.  You will need this extra space to glue the label on the can. See picture above.

5) Glue the label on the can with your favorite adhesive.  Make sure when you glue on the label that you start with the left side of the label and end with the right side so the design looks like it flows all the way around the can.

6) With a red marker, color one end  of the Popsicle stick 1/4 inch down from the end all away around the stick. See picture above.

7) Repeat process on the other end of the Popsicle stick with the green marker.
8) Do this for all the Popsicle sticks.

9) Lastly, write the kindness acts on the sticks. If you need to use both sides of the stick draw an arrow letting everyone know to turn the stick over.

10) Place all the popsicle sticks in the can with the green side up.  Have a cub scout pull one out and read the Act of Kindness for the week.  After they read it, have them return the stick to the can with the red side up. That way they know not to pick that stick the following week.

11) After each week is over have them report whether they did the service or not for that week.  Then you can reward them by either giving them a piece of candy, doing a cheer for them, or having them add a chain link to a 'Service Paper Chain'.  If you are doing this activity around Christmas time, you can use red and green paper for the chain.  If not, then Blue and Gold would be great for Cub Scouts.  If all the dens work on this service idea within the pack, then at a Blue and Gold Banquet you could connect all the chains from all the dens and celebrate the Cub Scouts efforts to serve.
Acts of Kindness to write:
1) Do a chore for a sibling without them knowing.
2) Read a book to a younger sibling.
3) Write a thank you note.
4) Hold a door open for someone.
5) Call your grandparents to talk.
6) Pick up trash.
7) Donate clothes, books, or toys.
8) Smile at 10 people.
9) Say hello to 10 people.
10) Tell your mom thanks for dinner.
11) Give someone a hug in your family.
12) Do someone else's chore.
13) Tell family 'Good Morning' every day this week.
14) Call a friend to see how they are doing.
15) Help make dinner.
16) Set the table for dinner without being asked.
17) Tell your parents 2 things you like about them.
18) Make someone laugh with your favorite jokes.
19) Make your bed every day for one week.
20) Help put groceries away.
21) Tape quarters to the side of a vending machine.
22) In a grocery store, let the person behind you go first.
23) Help make cookies and take them to someone.
24) Learn what food is best and feed some birds in a park.
25) Help wash someone's car.
26) Write a thank you note for your mail carrier.
27) Leave 'Heads Up' pennies on the sidewalk.
28) Make someone else's bed.
29) Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.
30) Tell a waiter or waitress at a restaurant thank you.
31) Bring you neighbor's garbage cans up for them.
32) Dry the slides at a park after it rains.
33) Make play dough for a mother with young children.
34) Make a get well card for someone who is sick.
35) Pick up your room every day for a week.
36) Help fold laundry.
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF - These are the updated requirements - November2016
Tiger Required Adventure Duty to God - Requirement 1
Discuss with your parent, guardian, den leaders, or other caring adult what it means to do your duty to God. Tell how you do your duty to God in your daily life.
Tiger Required Adventure Duty to God - Requirement 5
With the approval of your parent/guardian, den leader, or other caring adult, think of and then carry out an act of kindness or respect that you think shows duty to God.
Tiger Required Adventure  Team Tiger - Requirement 3
With your family, talk about how family members each have a role in the family team.  Then pick a job that you will do to help the team.  Follow through by doing that job at least three times during the next three weeks.
Tiger Required Adventure Tiger Bites - Requirement 4
With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, pick a job to help your family at mealtime.  Do it for at least four meals.
Tiger Elective Adventure Earning Your Stripes - Requirement 2
Demonstrate loyalty over the next week at school or in your community. Share at your next den meeting how you were loyal to others. Tiger Elective Adventure Earning Your Stripes - Requirement 3
With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, decide on one new task you can do to help your family, and do it.
Wolf Required Adventure Duty to God Footsteps - Requirement 1
Discuss with your parent, guardian, den leader, or other caring adult what it means to do your duty to God. Tell how you do your duty to God in your daily life.
Wolf Elective Adventure Germs Alive - Requirement 6
Make a clean room chart, and do your chores for at least one week.
Bear Required Adventure Fellowship and Duty to God - Requirement 1
Discuss with your parent, guardian, den leader, or other caring adult what it means to do your duty to God. Tell how you do your duty to God in your daily life.
Bear Required Adventure Fellowship and Duty to God - Requirement 3b
Make a list of things you can do to practice your duty to God as you are taught in your home or place of worship or spiritual community.  Select two of the items and practice them for two weeks.
Webelos Required Adventure Duty to God and You - Requirement 1
Discuss with your parent, guardian, den leader, or other caring adult what it means to do your duty to God.  Tell how you do your duty to God in your daily life.
Webelos Required Adventure Duty to God and You - Requirement 4
List one thing that will bring your closer to doing your duty to God, and practice it for one month.  Write down what you will do each day Arrow of Light Required Adventure Duty to God in Action - Requirement 1
Discuss with your parent, guardian, den leader, or other caring adult what it means to do your duty to God.  Tell how you do your duty to God in your daily life.
Arrow of Light Required Adventure Duty to God in Action - Requirement 2
Under the direction of your parent, guardian, or religious or spiritual leader, do an act of service for someone in your family, neighborhood, or community. Talk about your service with your family.  Tell your family how it related to doing your duty to God.
Arrow of Light Required Adventure Duty to God in Action - Requirement 4
With your parent, guardian, or religious or spiritual leader, discuss and make a plan to do two things you think will help you better do your duty to God. Do these things for a month.
Webelos/AOL Adventure: Project Family - Requirement 3
Show your understanding of your duty to family by creating a chart listing the jobs that you and other family members have at home.  Choose three of the jobs you are responsible for and chart them for two weeks.
Webelos/AOL Adventure: Project Family - Requirement 4
Select a job that belongs to another family member, and help that person complete it.  Some example would be to create a grocery shopping list for the week, to take out trash for a week, to do the laundry for your family one time, to prepare meals for your family for one day, or ot complete some yard work.
Audience Participation/Game Idea
Domino Game
The Domino Game shared at roundtable was taken from December 2017's pack meeting plans. Here is the link:   http://www.scouting.org/filestore/cubscouts/pdf/2017/310-842(17)_December_Kind.pdf

Cheers / Run-ons
Can of Applause: Cheer and applaud as cover is removed from can and become quiet as lid is replaced.
Grand Cheer: Everyone is sitting down in their chairs.  All stomp their feet 3 times loudly, then slap leg 3 times, then clap hands 3 times.  Then stand up all together and shout "Ra, Ra, Ra!"

Opening Brain Teaser Answer:
"A hippopotamus (meaning "river horse") is the third largest land mammal after the elephant and the white rhino."