Thursday, March 5, 2015

Faith/Soaring the Skies

For March's Round Table We shared ideas for
April's Core Value and Theme
Core Value: Faith
Theme: Soaring the Skies

Gathering Activity - Paper Airplanes (Demonstrated at AM Round Table)
Materials: paper and other supplies (tape, glue, scissors, markers, etc.) for making paper airplanes; books or pictures showing various paper airplane styles. As the participants arrive, have them make paper airplanes, either individually or in groups of two or three. Encourage interaction with people they have not met before. Then have them fly their airplanes. If someone has a favorite paper airplane design, encourage that person to share it with others. Consider holding a contest for the best design or the furthest flown.

Wolf Elective Adventure: Motor Away- Requirement 1a
Create and fly three different types of paper airplanes.  Before launching them, record which one you believe will travel the farthest and what property of the plane leads you to make that prediction.
Wolf Elective Adventure: Air of the Wolf- Requirement 1c-i
Make a paper airplane and fly it five times.  Make a change to its shape to help it fly farther.  Try it at least five times.
Gathering Activity - "Duty to God Promotion" (Demonstrated at PM Round Table)
“Duty to God” is at the heart of the Scouting movement. Religious emblems reinforce this spiritual component and promote many of the values found in the Scouting program. The purpose of this “Duty to God Promotion Patch” is to encourage youth and adults to learn about and promote the religious emblems program.  Anyone of any faith can participate in the promotion, which can be as short as 10 minutes at a pack meeting or 50 minutes at a pow
wow or university of Scouting. The promotion may be directly to Scouts or to adults who seek to encourage the Scouts. With faith being emphasized as the Core Value this month, check out the material about promoting “Duty to God” at Resources there include scripts, slide presentations, a video on religious emblems, and parent handouts.

Opening Flag Ceremony - Take Flight
Personnel/Materials: 5 Cub Scouts; large cards for 4 of the Cub Scouts to hold with pictures of a plane, a bird, a kite, and a rocket ship. On the back of the cards, print the boys’ lines in large print. Or maybe use models of the items and put the lines on index cards.
Cub #1 (plane card): Every day, thousands of planes SOAR to deliver people and things all over the world.
Cub #2 (bird card): You can see many different birds SOAR, making the world a more beautiful place.
Cub #3 (kite card): In the windy skies above, watch your own kite SOAR. It’s a time to relax and enjoy a wonderful part of nature.
Cub #4 (rocket ship): It’s so exciting to see rocket ships SOAR and think about exploring the universe.
Cub #5: Does your heart stir as you see our national flag SOARING up to the top of the flag pole? Please stand and join me in saluting this great flag while repeating the Pledge of Allegiance.

Family Tree Charts

Just click on the URL's below to print off forms.
Filling out these Family Tree Charts can be approached two ways:
1)One week before you plan to fill out these charts, give out the assignment for your cub scouts to collect the pictures and information about their ancestors.  Then at the den meeting or pack meeting help the boys fill out the charts.
2)Email the forms to the parents and have them help their sons fill them out.  Then the following week, have the boys bring their "filled out forms" for show and tell.
Tiger Elective Adventure: Family Stories- Requirement 1
Discuss with your adult partner and/or family where your family originated.  Discuss their history, tradition, and culture-your family heritage.  Share a story or bring something to share with your den about yourself and your family.
Tiger Elective Adventure: Family Stories- Requirement 4
Interview one of your grandparents or another family elder, and share with your den what you found.
Tiger Elective Adventure: Family Stories- Requirement 5

Make a family tree.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Project Family- Requirement 1

Interview a grandparent, another family elder, or a family friend aobut what life was like when he or she was growing up.  Share his or her story with another family member.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Project Family- Requirement 2
Talk with members of your family about your family name, history, traditions, and culture.  Create a family tree of three generations, or make a poster or Web page that shows the origins of your ancestors.  Or choose a special celebration or holiday that your family participates in, and create either a poster, picture, or photo slideshow of it.  Share this project with your den.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Art Explosion- Requirement 3h

Using a camera or other electronic device, take at least 10 photos of your family, a pet, or scenery. Use photo-editing software to crop, lighten or darken, and change some of the photos.
AOL Adventure: Duty to God in Action- Requirement 3h

Read at least two accounts of people in history who have done their duty to God.  (this can include family members and ancestors.) List their names and how they showed their duty to God.

Famous People DVD's

Watch a DVD about a famous person/s who had faith and accomplished big goals like this DVD  October Sky about Homer Hickam, who was inspired by the fist Sputnik launch to take up rocketry.  Then there is the DVD Cool Runnings about the true story of the Jamaica National Bobsleigh Team.  You also have the DVD The Blind Side about Michael Oher who went from homeless to become and All American Football player. 
Note: Since a den meeting is not 2 hours long, pick a 10 - 15 minute segment that you think would help your cubs understand having faith to accomplishing a goal.
Wolf Elective Adventure: Hometown Heroes- Requirement 1
Talk with your family and den about what it means to you to be a hero.  Share the name of someone you believe is a hero.  Explain what it is that makes that person a hero.
Bear Adventure: Fellowship and Duty to God- Requirement 2b
Name some people in history who have shown great faith in God as they worked to make our world a better place.  Discuss with an adult one or more of the characteristics of a person you admire, an make a plan to develop one of the selected characteristics in yourself.  Share your plan with your family, and carry it out for two weeks.
Bear Adventure: Paws for Action- Requirement 1a

Find out about two famous Americans.  Share what you learned.

Eagle Court of Honor Time Capsule Envelope

Just click on the URL's below to print off form.
First take pictures of the boys at a den meeting doing something fun.  Then make prints of the pictures.  Get some stickers and have the boys make a scrapbooking page.  On a separate piece of paper, have the boys write something about the pictures.  Then have them rewrite what they wrote nicely on the scrapbooking page.
Finally, have the boys fill out the 'Time Capsule Information Sheet.'   - Place both the scrapbooking page and the 'Time Capsule Information Sheet' inside a big envelope.  Seal it and then give it to them at their Eagle Court of Honor.


Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Looking Back Looking Forward- Requirement 3
Create your own time capsule.

“The Noble Captain Kirk”
Tune: “The Grand Old Duke of York”/“A-Hunting We Will Go”
The noble Captain Kirk,
He had four hundred men.
He beamed them up to the Enterprise,
And beamed them down again.
And when they’re up, they’re up. (Stand up.)
And when they’re down, they’re down. (Sit down.)
And when they’re only half way up,
Their atoms roll around. (Wave and flap your arms.)

Supersonic Cheer:
We all know light travels faster than sound; in this case we see the cheer before we hear it. Wave arms and pretend to cheer (no noise). Then sit down (or remain standing), wait a moment, and—at the leader’s signal—make sounds.

Apollo Space Craft Countdown:  10 - 1!! BLASTOFF!  Then with your hand gain orbit and even out.
Then say, "Beep, Beep, Beep, Beep."

Blast Off Cheer:
Start counting backwards from 6 to 1.  Bend your knees a little more on each count until you are in
a squatting position. Then while saying, "Blast off!" jump straight up in the air.