Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Announcements & Blog Index



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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. 

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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 EMPLOYER GIVING/MATCHING PROGRAMS with the GRAND CANYON COUNCIL - 
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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
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
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
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
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

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."

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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."