At November's Round Table we shared ideas for
Decembers's Core Value and Theme
Core Value: Respect
Theme:Passport to Other Lands
December Pack Resource Sheet (starts on p. 84)
December Pack Meeting Plans: “Respect” AND “Passport to Other Lands”
Put out supplies for making paper snowflakes. Hang the snowflakes around the room. No two
snowflakes are alike, and each is one of the most beautiful objects formed by nature. Like snowflakes, we are all different and unique and wonderful! We must show respect for our differences and celebrate the beauty in them.
Props: Cue cards with the Scouts’ lines printed on the back. It can also be useful to display a world map showing which countries have Scouting organizations. On the front of the cue cards you could have the foreign word to be said by the Cub Scout, a picture from the country, or a map of the country showing where the country is located. Go to www.scout.org/en/around_the_world/countries to see the list of all 161 countries participating in the World Brotherhood of Scouting. Go to www.ipl.org/div/hello for a more complete list of how to say and pronounce “Hello” in various languages. Note: If you look up the words for “Good Bye,” you could do this as a closing.
Announcer: Welcome to our meeting. There are 161 countries in the World Brotherhood of Scouting,
as shown on our map. There are many languages spoken in those countries but you can always hear a
Scout greeting you.
Spanish: Hola (OH-lah)
French: Bonjour (bohn-ZHOOR)
German: Guten Tag (GOOT-en Tahg)
Mandarin: Ni hao (nee-HOW)
Russian: Zdravstvuite (ZzDrast-vet- yah)
Mohawk: Sekoh (SEH-goh)
Swahili: Jambo (JAM-bo)
Arabic: Al salaam a’alaykum (AHL sah-LAHM-ah ah-LAY-koom)
Hindi: Nahmaste (nah-mah-STAY)
Hebrew: Shalom (Sha-LOHM)
Hawaiian: Aloha (ah-LOW-ha)
Announcer: No matter where you go or how you say it, you can count on being greeted by a Scout who says “Hello.”
World Friendship Fund
February is a good time to ask pack families to donate to the World Friendship Fund of the Boy Scouts of America, which assists developing nations in providing Scouting to their youth. Leaders will benefit from an interchange around the topic of the World Friendship Fund. Encourage leaders to contact the local council service center to request informational brochures.
Opening question: What is the World Friendship Fund? Has anyone made a collection in their unit?
(Allow time for responses and sharing.) Share basic information about the World Friendship Fund:
History: The World Friendship Fund was developed during the last days of World War II. At that time, there was a great need to rebuild Scouting in the nations that had been wracked by war and
were just emerging from the shadows of totalitarianism. Since the inception of the World Friendship
Fund, American Scouts and leaders have voluntarily donated more than $11 million to selfhelp
activities for Scouts.
Continuing question: How do you use the World Friendship Fund in the den and pack program?
Suggestions may include conducting a collection at a pack event or creating a project to use in the
collection (displays or a decorated hat or sock). Briefly discuss various fundraising options, such as
recycling or adult/boy cake-bake auctions, and ways to keep boys involved.
Service project: Remind leaders that there may be service tie-ins, as unit participation in the World
Friendship Fund offers a unique annual service project to benefit Scouts around the world.
• Information may be found online at www.scouting.org/International/InformationSheets/22-329.aspx.
Brochures, posters and labels are available through the local council service center. A DVD is also
available to present.
• The Cub Scout Leader Book has additional information about the World Friendship Fund.
• As time is available, an introduction to Messengers of Peace, available online at www.scouting.org/
messengersofpeace.aspx, would be a good additional topic.
When people travel to foreign countries, they ask their governments to issue them a passport. A
passport is a little booklet with your name and picture in it, along with several blank pages on which
foreign border officials stamp the seals of their countries when you enter. You can’t go into another
country without your passport.
Did you know that every Scout already has a passport? It’s not a little booklet but a small purple patch that we wear on our uniforms, called the World Crest. The World Crest is a symbol of brotherhood and good will the world over. When you wear the World Crest on your Cub Scout uniform, you remind yourself that you are a part of an organization that includes, but also goes far beyond, your own home nation.
The World Crest also reminds us that human beings should be respected and valued regardless of their race, color, creed, or place of origin. You’ll still need a paper passport to visit foreign lands, but the World Crest allows Cub Scouts to think of every person as their neighbor and friend.
World Brotherhood (Split audience into two parts. Assign one “world” and the other “brotherhood.”
Have them yell it as you point to them. Go faster and faster. At a signal, they all yell, “That’s Scouting spirit!”)
Snowflake (Each audience member points to another person and says, “You are one of a kind!”)
Leaning Tower of Pisa (Have the group stand and, on the count of three, lean to the left.)
Christmas Bells (The leader pretends to hold a bell rope. Have the left side of the audience say "DING" on the down stroke and have the right side of the audience say "DONG" on the upstroke. Repeat three times.)
Snowball (Reach down and pick up some imaginary snow, and pack it into a ball. Pull arm back, throw, and yell, "Splaaaatttt!")
Audience Participation Activity
CHRISTMAS WITH THE RIGHT FAMILY
Christmas was almost here, and Mother RIGHT was finishing the Christmas baking. Father RIGHT, Susan RIGHT, and Billy RIGHT returned from their last minute Christmas errands. “There’s not much LEFT to be done,” said Father RIGHT, as he came into the kitchen. “Did you leave the basket of food at church?” asked Mother RIGHT. “I LEFT it RIGHT where you told me to,” said Father RIGHT. “I’m glad my shopping is done,” said Billy RIGHT, “I don’t have any money LEFT.” The hall telephone rang, and Susan RIGHT LEFT to answer it. She rushed back and told the family, “Aunt Tillie RIGHT LEFT a package for us RIGHT on Grandma RIGHT’S porch.” “I’ll go over there RIGHT now and get it,” she said as she LEFT in a rush. Father RIGHT LEFT the kitchen and brought in the Christmas tree. By the time Susan RIGHT returned, Mother RIGHT, father RIGHT and Billy RIGHT had begun to trim this year’s family RIGHT’S Christmas tree. The entire RIGHT family sang carols as they finished the decorating. Then they LEFT all the presents arranged under the tree and went RIGHT up to bed, hoping they had LEFT all the gifts in the RIGHT place and had selected the RIGHT gift for each member of the RIGHT family. Now I hope you have the RIGHT present for yourself, because that’s all that’s LEFT of our story, except to wish you a Merry Christmas. Isn’t that RIGHT?
Webelos Morning Break Out Session Resources:Cub Scout Roundtable Title
Roundtable Nov 2013
Joint Webelos Scout and Boy Scout Activities
First Aid Contest
Happy Scout Picture
Webelos Art Construction
Webelos Evening Break Out Sessions Resources:Joint Webelos Scout and Boy Scout Activities
Readyman Quiz for Baseball