Wednesday, April 5, 2017

2017Apr - Clean/Picnic Pizzazz/Cub Scout Cooking & Brave/Roaming Reptile Alert/Enjoying Nature



For April's Round Table We Shared Ideas For
May's SLP:Clean Theme:Picnic Pizzazz Interest Topic:Cub Scout Cooking
June's SLP:Brave Theme:Roaming Reptile Alert Interest Topic:Enjoying Nature

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).
Riddle:  SYNONYMS OR ANTONYMS?
Fill in the missing letters of the synonyms/antonyms below.
A.  SIM___LE                        ___OMPLE___
B.  EN___AR___E                ___A___NIFY
C. 
S___ILE                          F___OW___
D.  RE___USE                      ___RASH
E.  ___OR___ING                 ___IGHT
F.  ___IS___LOSE                 RE___EAL
G.  ___URIO___S                 A___GR___
H.  ___UM___ER                  ___INTER
*Answer is at the end of this section. (scroll down)
(Brain Teaser taken from: The Little Black Book of Mindbenders by John Samson and Elsie Samson; pg. 111)

Gathering Activity #2
LEAVE NO TRACE PRINCIPLES
Unscramble the words below to discover the four principles connected with food/cooking.
1) ONKW    ERFOEB    OUY   OG
2) ATSHR   UOYR    RSTHA
3) EB    FRAELCU    TWHI    EFRI
4)EECTPSR    EDLFIIDW

Then during the meeting, read over these principles.
1) Know Before You Go - Find out in advance about the place where you are going to camp.  Are there rules you need to follow? cooking policies? Is water available? Never assume that "everyone knows."
2) Trash Your Trash - Pack it in, pack it out.  Follow campground rules for handling dishwater.  Pack all your trash out unless the campground has trash pickup.  Keep water in the area clean: Don't put soap or food in the lakes and streams.
3) Be Careful With Fire - Cook on a camp stove or gill whenever possible.  It's easier and less messy than cooking over an open fire.  Only build fires in designated fire rings.  Always have someone keep an eye on your fire until it is dead out.  Observe all local and state fire bans.
4) Respect Wildlife - Never feed the animals while camping.  Human food is unhealthy for all animals, and feeding them starts bad habits.  Protect wildlife and your food by keeping food and trash stored so that animals cannot get into them.
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF  - These are the updated requirements - November2016
Tiger Required Adventure Tigers in the Wild - Requirement 3a
Listen while your leader reads the Outdoor Code.  Talk about how you can be clean in your outdoor manners.
Tiger Required Adventure Tigers in the Wild - Requirement 3b
Listen while your leader reads the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids.  Discuss why you should "Trash Your Trash."
Tiger Required Adventure Tigers in the Wild - Requirement 3c
Apply the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace Principles for Kids on your Tiger den and pack outings.  After one outing, share what you did to demonstrate the principles you discussed.
Wolf Required Adventure Call of the Wild - Requirement 3a
Recite the Outdoor Code with your leader.
Wolf Required Adventure Call of the Wild - Requirement 3b
Recite the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids with your leader.  Talk about how these principles support the Outdoor Code.
Wolf Required Adventure Paws on the Path - Requirement 4
Before hiking, recite the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids with your leader. (This may be combined with Requirement 3 of The Call of the Wild Adventure.) After hiking, discuss how you showed respect for wildlife.
Webelos Required Adventure Webelos Walkabout - Requirement 3
Recite the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids from memory.  Talk about how you can demonstrate them on your Webelos adventures.
Arrow of Light Required Adventure Outdoorsman - OPTION A Requirement 5
Recite the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids from memory.  Talk about how you can demonstrate them while you are working on your Arrow of Light. After one outing, list the things you did to follow the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace.
Arrow of Light Required Adventure Outdoorsman - OPTION B Requirement 4
Recite the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids from memory.  Talk about how you can demonstrate them while you are working on your Arrow of Light. After one outing, list the things you did to follow the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace.


Flag Ceremony Idea #1
LIVE HEALTHY
Materials: Card with pictures of protein (steak, etc.), dairy (milk, cheese), and vitamin C (oranges, etc.); card with a picture of a plateful of healthy food; small inflated balloon and a small pin; card with a picture of the sun
Arrangement: Each Cub Scout says one line as he comes on stage.
Only Cub Scouts 1, 3, 5, and 7 have the props.
CUB SCOUT 1: Protein, dairy, and vitamin C,
CUB SCOUT 2: All these things are good for me.
CUB SCOUT 3: The healthier I eat, the better I feel,
CUB SCOUT 4: So make good choices at every meal.
CUB SCOUT 5: Building muscle and fighting fat (Flex muscle and
pop balloon at “fat.”),
CUB SCOUT 6: A healthy diet is where it’s at.
CUB SCOUT 7: Vitamin D comes from the sun,
CUB SCOUT 8: So get outdoors and have some fun!
CUB SCOUT 9: Please stand and join us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Cub Scout Roundtable Planning Guide 2011-2012; page 51

Ants on a Log - (Cub Scouts Can Make)

Ingredients: Celery sticks, peanut butter, raisins, crisped rice cereal, and chocolate chips.
Directions: Wash and cut celery into 2-inch sections. Spread peanut butter into the hollow of the celery.  Gently press raisins, crisped rice, and chocolate chips into the peanut butter. Recipe taken from 2016 - 2017 Round Table Guide; page 61

Pecan Cranberry Ranch Chicken Salad - (Cub Scouts Can Make)

7-ounce pouch chicken breast (already cooked
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 cup dried cranberries,
ranch dressing to taste
Directions:
Mix pecans, cranberries, and ranch dressing in the chicken pouch.  Then eat from the pouch, on a tortilla, with crackers or on bread.
Recipe taken from 2016 - 2017 Round Table Guide; page 61
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF WITH THESE 2 RECIPES - These are the updated requirements - November2016
Tiger Required Adventure Games Tigers Play - Requirement 2
Talk with your den or family about why good nutrition helps you to be strong and active.  Bring a nutritious snack to a den meeting.  Share why you picked it and what makes it a good snack choice.
Tiger Required Adventure Tiger Bites - Requirement 1
With your parent, guardian, other caring adult, or den, find out about good food choices and not-so-good choices.  Identify three foods that you think would be good choices and three foods that would not be good choices.
Tiger Required Adventure Tiger Bites - Requirement 2
Explain the importance of hand washing before a meal and clean-up after a meal.  Then show how you would do each.
Tiger Required Adventure Tiger Bites - Requirement 3
Show that you know the difference between a fruit and a vegetable.  Eat one of each.
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 Required Adventure Tiger Bites - Requirement 5
Talk with your parent, guardian, or other caring adult about what foods you can eat with your fingers.  Practice your manners when eating them.
Tiger Required Adventure Tiger Bites - Requirement 6
With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, plan and make a good snack choice or other nutritious food to share with your den. Tiger Elective Adventure Family Stories - Requirement 7
Share with your den your favorite snack or dessert that reflects the cultural heritage of one or more of your family members.
Wolf Required Adventure Running with the Pack - Requirement 6
Demonstrate what it means to eat a balanced diet by helping to plan a healthy menu for a meal for your den or family.  Make a shopping list of the food used to prepare the meal.
Bear Required Adventure Fur, Feathers, and Ferns - Requirement 7
Working with the members of your den, organize a Cub Scout carnival and lead it at a special event. (One of the booths can be sharing a nutritious snack)
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. (Help the younger cup scout make one of these recipes)
Bear Elective Adventure Bear Picnic Basket - Requirement 1
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.
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 Bear Picnic Basket - Requirement 3
Select and prepare two nutritious snacks for yourself, your family, or your den.
Bear Elective Adventure Bear Picnic Basket - Requirement 4
With the help of an adult, select a recipe to prepare in a kitchen for your den or your family.  Help to select the needed ingredients, perhaps from a garden, grocery store, or farmers' market.  Cook and serve your planned meal.  Clean up after the preparation and cooking.
Bear Elective Adventure Bear Picnic Basket - Requirement 5
With the help of an adult, select a recipe to prepare in the outdoors for your family or den. Help to select the needed ingredients, perhaps from a garden, grocery store, or farmers' market.  Cook and serve your planned meal.  Clean up after the preparation and
Bear Elective Adventure Forensics - Requirement 3b
Do an analysis of four different substances: salt, sugar, baking soda, and cornstarch.
Webelos Required Adventure Cast Iron Chef - Requirement 1
Plan a menu for a balanced meal for your den or family. Determine the budget for the meal.  If possible, shop for the items on your menu.  Stay within your budget.
Webelos Required Adventure Cast Iron Chef - Requirement 2
Prepare a balanced meal for your den or family.  If possible, use one of these methods for preparation of part of the meal: camp stove, Dutch oven, box oven, solar oven, open campfire, or charcoal grill.  Demonstrate an understanding of food safety practices while preparing the meal.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Castaway - Requirement 1a
On a campout or outdoor activity with your den or family, cook two different recipes that do not require pots and pans.

Plastic Bottle Minion Planter

This would make a Wonderful Mother's Day Gift!
Suggest Schedule:  You may want to drill the hole and spray paint the bottle and lid before the 1st den meeting for the boys unless you feel they need to learn how to spray paint. 1st Den Meeting: Have them paint the minion on the bottle.  2nd Den Meeting: have them plant the succulent and glue on eyes.

Materials: Hand drill (Not shown in picture), EMPTY clean mayonnaise jar and lid (I did not have an empty one when I took the picture), knife or strong scissors (not shown in picture), yellow spray paint, blue spray paint (not in picture), rubbing alcohol to clean tip of spray paint after using, paper towel, news paper, stick, blue (be sure to get a blue that matches the color of the blue spray paint) & black normal paint, paint brush, black pen, paper plate, E6000 glue(in replace of Elmer's Glue show in the picture), & large goggle eyes, small succulent plant, cactus potting mix, small square piece of window screen Apx. 2x2 (I used the screen samples they put by your front door step as advertisements).
Directions:

1) I waited until the end to do this step but I recommend doing it first.  Drill a 1/4 inch hole in the bottom of the mayonnaise jar. Note: be prepared for this to happen.  Once the drill bit penetrates the bottle, the bottle will being to spin rapidly on the drill bit.

2) With some sturdy scissors or a knife cut off the top part of the mayonnaise jar that contains the threads. Shown by the arrow in the picture, I left the area of the bottle on that curved in slightly.

3) Lay down some newspaper outside over some grass or ground for the mayonnaise jar. Then put some rocks on the corners of the news paper to keep it from blowing in the wind.  Repeat for the lid of the mayonnaise jar so there are two news paper areas.

4) Take a stick and push one end through the middle of one of the news paper areas into the ground so it sticks up.  Then put the mayonnaise jar over the other end.
5) Spray paint it yellow.

6) Take the lid and turn it so the inside faces downward.
7) Spray paint it blue. (You do not need to spray paint the inside of the lid).

8) On the yellow bottle, paint on minion clothes and a smile.
9) After the paint dries, using E6000 glue, glue on the goggle eyes. 

10) With the marker write the boys name on the bottom of the jar.

11) Place the 2x2 screen square piece over the water hole in the bottom of the inside of the minion to keep the dirt from coming out over time.

12) Fill bottle with the cactus dirt and then gently and slightly spread the roots the of the plant before placing it inside the dirt.

13) Place the minion inside the lid of the mayonnaise jar to catch the water when watering it.  They recommend that you do not water the plant for one week after replanting.   Here is a sight that gives information on how to repot succulents:
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/replant-succulent-63279.htmlhttp://homeguides.sfgate.com/replant-succulent-63279.html
Suggestion: While the boys are planting their succulent, you can talk to them about where succulents grow and how to take care of them. Example: they do not need to be water much, etc...).
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF - These are the updated requirements - November2016
Tiger Required Adventure My Tiger Jungle - Requirement 4
Be helpful to nature by planting a plant, shrub, or tree.  Learn more about the needs and growth of the item you've planted.
Tiger Elective Adventure Stories in Shapes - Requirement 1
Visit an art gallery or a museum, explore an art website, or visit your library.
Tiger Elective Adventure Stories in Shapes - Requirement 3
Create a piece of art on paper, poster board, or canvas.
Tiger Elective Adventure Tiger Tales - Requirement 4
Create a piece of art from a scene in the tall tale you have read, using your choice of materials.  Share it with your den.  
Wolf Elective Adventure Grow Something - Requirement 1
Select a seed, and plant it in a small container.  Care for it for 30 days.  Take a picture or make a drawing of your plant once each week to share with your den or family.
Wolf Elective Adventure Grow Something - Requirement 2
Find out the growing zone for your area, and share the types of plants that will grow best in your zone.
Wolf Elective Adventure Grow Something - Requirement 3
Visit or research a botanical or community garden in your area, and learn about two of the plants that grow there.  Share what you have learned with your den or family.
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.
 Bear Required Adventure Fur, Feathers, and Ferns - Requirement 6
Lear about composting and how vegetable waste can be turned into fertilizer for plants.
Bear Required Adventure Fur, Feathers, and Ferns - Requirement 7
Plant a vegetable or herb garden. (Your plant can be an herb)
Bear Elective Adventure Bear Picnic Basket - Requirement 3
Select and prepare two nutritious snacks for yourself, your family, or your den. (make a snack out of the herb you planted)
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Art Explosion - Requirement 1
Visit an art museum, gallery, or exhibit.  Discuss with an adult the art you saw.  What did you like?
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Art Explosion - Requirement 3f
Use a computer illustration (You got the idea from this blog) or painting program to create a work of art.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Art Explosion - Requirement 4
Choose one of the following methods to show your artwork: A. Create a hard-copy or digital portfolio of your projects.  Share it with your family or members of your den or pack., B. Display your artwork in a pack, school, or community art show.
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.
Webelos/AOL Adventure: Into the Woods - Requirement 4
Develop a plan to care for and then plant at least one plant or tree, either indoors in or outdoors.  Tell how this plant or tree helps the environment in which it is planted and what the plant or tree will be used for.

Audience Participation/Game Idea
NAME THAT FOOD
Materials:  Make 30 cards with a picture of a food item on each one.  Example: Apple, pizza, cotton candy, carrot, etc...
Rules: Divide up the Cub Scouts into two teams.  Have one person from the first team pull a card from the pile without letting anyone see it. He then has one minute to describe what the food item is without saying it's name.  If his team members guess what it is, their team gets a point. The 2nd team then takes a turn and so on.   
Cheers / Run-ons
Fruit Salad: Eat a large piece of pretend watermelon, spit out the seeds, pretend to have a piece of cantaloupe, spit out the seeds, then have a cherry, place a finger in your cheek and give one small pop, as if spitting out the pit of the cherry.
Cherry Cheer: Pick a cherry, roll in your mouth (by moving your tongue and pushing outward on the cheek area), then spit the pit out with a loud "P-TUU."

 Opening Brain Teaser Answers:
A. simple/complex
B. enlarge/magnify
C. smile/frown
D. refuse/trash
E. morning/night
F. disclose/reveal
G. furious/angry
H. summer/winter

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