Saturday, April 4, 2015

#1 Perseverance/Go for the Gold


For May's Round Table We shared ideas for
June's Core Value and Theme
Core Value: Perseverance
Theme: Go for the Gold

Opening Brain Teaser - Answer is at the end of this section. (scroll down)
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).

Look at the image above:  "Enter the correct numbers in each row and column to arrive at the totals outside the grid.  (Numbers 1 - 9 are only used once)."

Gathering Activity - Mini Olympics
 

Mark a Starting line with tape on the floor.  Then mark every two feet with a piece of tape.  Have everyone throw a straw, from the starting line, as far as they can for the "Javelin Throw".  Then have them do the same thing with a paper plate for the "Disk Throw". 
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
Bear 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.

Flag Ceremony
 

GO FOR THE GOLD
Have the Cub Scouts hold up a piece of Paper with a letter written on one side and the line to say written on the other.
"G stands for Go out there and work hard"
"O Stand for Outstanding determination"
"L stands for Leave your doubts behind"
"D stands for Demonstrate honor and do your best to Go for the Gold"
Will the audience please arise and say the pledge of allegiance.

Felt Medals
 

These medals are easy enough to make that Bear Cubs can do it and pass off requirements.  Materials: Cereal box cardboard, blue painters tape, glue, blue ribbon 1/4" width, circle template page, yellow, gray, orange felt sheets & scissors.
Directions:
 

1) Cut the blue ribbon 30 inches long for each medal you are going to make.
2) Print off the circle template sheet by clicking on this link(This sheet can be cut up to give each boys a 2" and a 21/2 in circle):https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0revQcSgs4OXzFWT01IXzg0N0U&authuser=0
3) Cut out a 2" circle & a 2 1/2 " circle.
4) Put a piece of blue painters tape on the back side of each circle.
5) Tape the 2 1/2 inch circle template to the felt sheet and cut out 2 felt circles.
6) Tape the 2 inch circle template to the card board and cut out only one cardboard circle.
7) Put glue on one side of the cardboard circle and adhere to one of the felt circles.
8) Flip this over and put a circle of glue around the edge of the cardboard and felt circles. Then put a big dot of glue in the middle of the cardboard circle.  Put the two ends of the blue ribbon over the middle dot of glue on the cardboard.  Then put more glue on top of the ribbon as shown in the picture.  Lastly, take the 2nd felt circle and place it on top. Let it dry.
9) Repeat process to make more felt medals.  (Yellow = gold, gray = silver and orange = bronze medals).
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
Bear 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.
Bear Adventure: Grin and Bear it- Requirement 5
Make and present an award to one of the adults who helped you organize the activities at the Cub Scout carnival

Torch SnackThese salty treats would be great for a pack meeting!
Materials: An empty box that is deep/wide like a Del Monte box of a Cherry Mixed Fruit (This will allow the cone filled with Cheetos to sit lower when put into it's hole so it will not fall over), Beige colored 8.5x11 paper, tape, Cheetos.
Directions:
1) Take a 8.5x11 sheet of paper and fold over one side about 2 1/2".  Rip or cut this off and discard.  Then with the other piece, twist it to make a cone and adhere a piece of tap to secure the shape.
2) Open up the box so it is flat.  Then refold it so the inside is out.  Before taping it back up, cut out 2 inch circles on one side of the box.  You can get a 2 inch circle template by clicking on this link and printing it off. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0revQcSgs4OXzFWT01IXzg0N0U&authuser=0
3) Retape up the box.
4) Place the paper cones inside the holes and fill them with Cheetos.  Enjoy!!

The "I" Plaque (I CAN DO THIS IF I DON'T GIVE UP)

Materials: A wooden "I" (You could get a plank of wood and use the "I" template provided on this link:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0revQcSgs4OcWRPc0NYNXZ5STg&authuser=0     and cut out a few of them fairly cheaply or you could buy one online like I did.  I looked and looked and found one for $6.  It was already painted white.), letter stickers, Mode Podge, paint sponge or paint brush, something to hang it with (see step 5 below).
Directions:
1) Using the template, cut out an "I" from the plank of wood.
2) Paint it white or whichever color you want.
3) Put on the letter stickers. (Note:  I was trying to figure out where to put the letters and pulled them up six times.  This made the stickers not stick so well, so the ends of the letters floated up after I applied the Modge Podge.  To avoid this, tell the boys to not lift the stickers after they put them on their letter "
I."

4) Take a paint brush or foam applicator and apply a layer of Modge Podge.
5) After the Modge Podge is completely dry, you can do one of three things to get the plaque ready to hang on a wall.  A)Take a thin wire and make a small loop.  Staple this to the back of the letter to hang on a nail hammered in the wall.  B) Screw in an "Eye screw" in the middle of the top of the "
I". Then hang it on a nail in the wall. C) Take some Velcro Command Strips and put them on the back of the letter "I" following the instructions on the package for using them to put things on the wall. (This is what I did).
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
Bear Elective Adventure: Baloo the Builder - Requirement 3
Assemble your materials and build one useful project and one fun project using wood.
Bear Elective Adventure: Baloo the Builder - Requirement 4
Apply a finish to one of your wood projects.
Webelos Arrow of Light Elective Adventure: Build it - Requirement 2
with the guidance of your Webelos den leader, parent, or guardian, select a carpentry project and build it.

Father's Day Popsicle Stick Hanger

Materials: 14 big popsicle sticks, green + yellow + orange + red + purple + blue paint, black marker, 1/4" ribbon, masking tape, glue.
Directions:
1)  Water down the paint so it will be transparent (be more like a stain) when used on the popsicle sticks.  Paint 2 popsicle sticks green, two yellow, two orange and two red.  Then paint one purple and one blue. Let them dry.
2) Using a black marker, have the boys write on one of the green popsicle sticks, "Things I Love About You. (This should be the top popsicle stick).
3) Have the boys write on one of the red popsicle sticks, "I Love You!" (This should be the bottom popsicle stick).
4) Help the boys think of 8 things they like about their dads and using the black marker, write these on the remaining popsicle sticks.
5) Line up the popsicle sticks side by side (See image above) with the writing FACING down.  Spread a long piece of masking tape across all of them in the middle of the back side to keep them in the right position.
6) Cut a piece of ribbon 19 inches long. Then glue this to the back side of the plaque as shown above.
7) Put some glue on one side of 4 more (not painted) popsicle sticks. Place them with the glue touching the back side of the plaque, staggering them so they cover all the painted popsicle sticks from top to bottom.  (See image above). Lastly, let the glue dry completely.
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
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.
Webelos Arrow of Light Elective Adventure - Build My Own Hero - Requirement 2
Identify how citizens can be heroes in their communities.

Potato Hop Relay Race
Materials: a raw potato for each team.
Divide the boys into two teams and line them up relay fashion. The first player on each team is given a potato. On signal, while holding the potato between his feet, he hops to a turning line and back. Each player repeats the action until everyone has run.
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
Tiger Adventure: Games Tigers Play - Requirement 1a
Play two initiative or team building games with the members of your den.
Tiger Elective Adventure: Tiger Tag - Requirement 2a
Play two relay games with your den and your adult partner.
Tiger Elective Adventure: Tiger Tag - Requirement 2b
Tell your partner or the other Tigers what you liked best about each game.
Tiger Elective Adventure: Tiger Tag - Requirement 2c
Have your den choose a relay game that everyone would like to play, and play it several times.

Cheers
Olympics Cheer:  Join hands, raise them over head and shout, "Go for the Gold!"
Audience Watching Runner Cheer: Raise your hand to shield your eyes from the sun.  Move your head from one side to the other as though you are watching an Olympic runner.  Then say "Wow! He ran fast!"
Yes He Did It Cheer: Make a fist with your right hand and raise your right arm up into the air.  Bring it down as you say "Yes! He did it!"

Audience Participation Stretches
The best way to convince cub scouts the benefits of stretching before doing sports is to do them yourself so you will know how good it feels.  Since we are at Round Table and sitting down and do not have a lot of space, here are some sitting stretches to try.
1.  Stand up and sit down. repeat 3 times.
2 . Shrug your shoulders  and hold then release. repeat 3 times.
3. Next stretches:  Step 1: While looking down, move your head to the right.  Hold.  Then move your head to the left.  Hold.  Step 2: While looking up, move your head to the right. Hold. Then move your head to the left. Hold.  Step 3: While tilting your head to the right side, look up. Hold.  Then look down. Hold.  Step 4:  While tilting your head to the left side, look up.  Hold. Then look down. Hold. Note: After each step bring your head back to an upright position.
4. Torso Twist. Twist your body to the right and grab the back of your chair.  Then twist your body of the left and grab the back of your chair.
5. Stretch your arms above your head and interlock your fingers and turn them outward while looking up at the ceiling.
6. Stretch your legs out in front and flex and point your toes three times.
Note: These stretches would be great to do at a desk.
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
Wolf Elective Adventure: Paws of Skill  - Requirement 1
Talk with your family and den about what it means to be physically fit.  share ideas of what you can do to stay in shape.
Wolf Elective Adventure: Paws of Skill  - Requirement 2
With your den, talk aobut why it is important to stretch before and after exercising.  Demonstrate proper warm-up movements and stretches before and after each activity you do that involves action.
Webelos Adventure: Stronger, Faster, Higher  - Requirement 1
Understand and explain why you should warm up before exercising and cool down afterward.  Demonstrate the proper way to warm up and cool down.
Webelos Adventure: Stronger, Faster, Higher  - Requirement 4
With your den, prepare a fitness course or series of games tht includes jumpoing, avoiding obstacles, weight lifting, and running.  Time yourself going through the course, and improve your time over a two-week period.

Opening Brain Teaser Answer: For the answers look at the image below.




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