Wednesday, August 2, 2017

2017Aug - Courteous/How the West Was Fun/Cub Scout Hiking



For August's Round Table We Shared Ideas For
September's SLP: Courteous Theme How the West Was Fun Interest Topic: Cub Scout Hiking

 
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 ANIMAL AM I?
"One hundred balls of green and blue just look like eyes behind me, man. I shudder, shake, and turn to you.  As birds go, I'm your biggest fan!"
 *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 5&6)
The Gathering Activity
-The gathering activity is something for the cub scouts to do while everyone is arriving at your pack meeting.
Snake In My Boot Game
This activity was taken from September 2017's pack meeting plans. Here is the link:  http://www.scouting.org/filestore/cubscouts/pdf/2017/310-842(17)_September_Courteous.pdf
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF - These are the updated requirements - November 2016
Tiger Elective Adventure Earning Your Stripes - Requirement 5
Play a game with your den.  Then discuss how your den played politely.
Tiger Elective Adventure Tiger-iffic! - Requirement 2
Play a board game or another inside game with one or more members of your den.
Tiger Elective Adventure Tiger-iffic! - Requirement 5
With other members of your den, invent a game, OR change the rules of a game you know, and play the game.
Tiger Elective Adventure Tiger Tag - Requirement 1
Choose one active game you like, and tell your den about how to play and why you like this game.
Tiger Elective Adventure Tiger Tag - Requirement 2
Play two team or relay games with your den.  Tell your parent/guardian or other caring adult or the other Tigers what you liked best about each game.
Tiger Elective Adventure Tiger Tag - Requirement 3
Have your den choose a team or relay game that everyone can play, and play it at least twice.
Wolf Required Adventure Running with the Pack - Requirement 4
Play a sport or game with your den or family, and show good sportsmanship.
Wolf Elective Adventure Code of the Wolf - Requirement 1a
With the members of your den or family, make a game with simple materials that requires math to keep score.
Wolf Elective Adventure Paws of Skill - Requirement 6
With your den, talk about sportsmanship and what it means to be a good sport while playing a game or a sport. Share with your den how you were a good sport or demonstrated good sportsmanship in requirement 4.
Bear Elective Adventure Grin and Bear It - Requirement 1
Play a challenge game or initiative game with the members of your den.  Take part in a reflection after the game.
Bear Elective Adventure Roaring Laughter - Requirement 4
With a partner, play a game that makes you laugh.
Webelos Required Adventure Stronger, Faster, Higher - Requirement 6
With adult guidance, help younger Scouts by leading them in a fitness game or games.
Webelos Required Adventure Webelos Walkabout - Requirement 1
Plan a hike or outdoor activity. (A carnival, or outdoor game or hiking)
Arrow of Light Required Adventure Building a Better World - Requirement 5
Show that you are an active leader by planning an activity for your den without your den leader's help. Ask your den leader for approval first.  (A Carnival, hiking, outdoor game, etc...)
Webelos/AOL Adventure: Game Design - Requirement 1
Decide on the elements for a game.
Webelos/AOL Adventure: Game Design - Requirement 3
Create your game.
Webelos/AOL Adventure: Game Design - Requirement 4
Teach an adult or another Scout how to play your game.
Webelos/AOL Adventure: Sportsman - Requirement 3a
Explain what good sportsmanship means.
Webelos/AOL Adventure: Sportsman - Requirement 3b
Role-play a situation that demonstrates good sportsmanship.
Webelos/AOL Adventure: Sportsman - Requirement 3b
Give an example of a time when you experienced or saw someone showing good sportsmanship.


The Closing Ceremony Idea shown at Roundtable
"Cowboy's Philosophy"
The ceremony was taken from September 2017's pack meeting plans.  Here is the link:   http://www.scouting.org/filestore/cubscouts/pdf/2017/310-842(17)_September_Courteous.pdf

Star Constellations Gazers (Made from Toilet Paper Rolls)

These would be great to make for a Pack Meeting in the Fall when it gets dark earlier in the evening.  The Cub Scouts can use these star gazers to become familiar with the constellations.  Then it would be fun to go outside to see if they can spot the constellations in the sky!
Here is the site that explains how to make these plus they have a template for you to print off: http://www.literaryhoots.com/2015/05/constellations-astronomy-for-kids.html
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
- These are the updated requirements - November 2016 Tiger Elective Adventure Sky Is the Limit - Requirement 1
With your den or parent/guardian/other caring adult, go outside to observe the night sky.  Talk about objects you see or might see.
Tiger Elective Adventure Sky Is the Limit - Requirement 2
Look at a distant object through a telescope or binoculars.  Show how to focus the device you chose.
Tiger Elective Adventure Sky Is the Limit - Requirement 3
Find out about two astronauts who were Scouts when they were younger.  Share what you learned with your den.
Tiger Elective Adventure Sky Is the Limit - Requirement 4
Observe in the sky or select from a book, chart, computer, or electronic device two constellations that are easy to see in the night sky.  With your parent/guardian or other caring adult, find out the names of the starts that make up the constellation and how the constellation got its name. Share what you found with your den.
Tiger Elective Adventure Sky Is the Limit - Requirement 5
Draw and name your own constellation.  Share your constellation with your den.
Tiger Elective Adventure Sky Is the Limit - Requirement 6
Create a homemade model of a constellation.
Tiger Elective Adventure Sky Is the Limit - Requirement 7
Find out about two different jobs related to astronomy.  Share this information with your den.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Adventures in Science - Requirement 3c
Build a model solar system.  Chart the distances between the planets so that the model is to scale.  Use what you learned from this requirement to explain the value of making a model in science.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Adventures in Science - Requirement 3f
Study the night sky.  Sketch the appearance of the North Star (Polaris) and the Big Dipper (part of the Ursa Major constellation) over at least six hours (which may be spread over several night), Describe what you observed, and explain the meaning of your observations.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Adventures in Science - Requirement 3i
Read a biography of a scientist.  Tell your den leader or the other members of your den what the scientist is famous for and why his or her work is important.
Water Bottle Holder - (Learning Knots)

The goal with this project is to help the boys learn some knots.  In this project you will be doing the Taut-line Hitch, the Square Knot, the Overhand Knot and the Bowline Knot.  It would be a great idea to make this Rope Water Bottle Holder a week before going on a hike.

Materials: 4 different colors of Bonnie Craft Cord 4mm width (I found it at Hobby Lobby), 1 Biner per Cub Scout (Looking in the camping section for these), Tape measure, scissors, Lighter and a regular water bottle.
Directions:

1) Cut each color craft cord to be 8 feet long. 

2) Melt the ends so that they do not fray while you are making the Water Bottle Holder.      

3) In the center of each of the four cords, hook them together so they are intertwined.
  
 
4) (1ST ROUND) Using the Taut-line Hitch, make the knot as close to the center of the other ropes as possible.  The rope you are working with will become uneven.  If this is too drastic, undo and redo the knot. (When making the knot try making the loops smaller. This might help).  If the boys still have difficulty, cut another rope that is longer.  Note: The 8 foot rope will accommodate some unevenness.  Repeat for all the different color cords.
 
 
5) (2ND ROUND) Using the Square Knot, Join the opposite color cords that are next to each other about an inch from the previous four knots.
6) (3RD ROUND) Repeat making the square knots another inch from the previous 4.
  
7) (4TH ROUND) Repeat making the square knots an inch and a half from the previous 4.  

8) (5TH ROUND) Repeat making the square knots an inch and a half from the previous 4.    

9) (6TH ROUND) Repeat making the square knots an inch and a half from the previous 4.  

10) If you put a water bottle in at this point, it should look like this.



11) Take all the cords and make an Overhand Knot about 2 1/2 to 3 inches from the top of the water bottle. 


12) About 2 to 3 inches from the Overhand Knot, make a Bowline Knot. The pictures show the steps.

13) About an inch and a half from the Bowline Knot, tie an Overhand Knot with each pair of the same color cords as shown in the picture.
 


15) Cut the excess of the cords off and melt the ends with a lighter to keep them from fraying. Now you are done!
 

POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
- These are the updated requirements - November 2016 Wolf Required Adventure Call of the Wild - Requirement 5
Show how to tie an overhand knot and a square knot.Bear Required Adventure Bear Necessities - Requirement 4
Help set up a tent.  Determine a good spot for the tent, and explain to your den leader why you picked it..
Bear Required Adventure Bear Necessities - Requirement 5
Demonstrate how to tie two half hitches and explain what the hitch is used for.
Arrow of Light Required Adventure Outdoorsman - OPTION A Requirement 4
Show how to tie a bowline.  Explain when this knot should be used and why. Teach it to another Scout who is not a Webelos Scout.
Arrow of Light Required Adventure Outdoorsman - OPTION B Requirement 3
Show how to tie a bowline.  Explain when this knot should be used and why. Teach it to another Scout who is not a Webelos Scout.
Arrow of Light Required Adventure Scouting Adventure - Requirement 5a
Show how to tie a square knot, two half hitches, and a taut-line hitch.  Explain how each knot is used.
 Arrow of Light Required Adventure Scouting Adventure - Requirement 5b
Show the proper care of a rope by learning how to whip and fuse the ends of different kinds of rope

Audience Participation Activity
Give Me a Place Song
The song shared at roundtable was taken from September 2017's pack meeting plans. Here is the link:   http://www.scouting.org/filestore/cubscouts/pdf/2017/310-842(17)_September_Courteous.pdf
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
- These are the updated requirements - November 2016 Tiger Elective Adventure Tiger Tales - Requirement 6
Sing two folk songs.
Wolf Required Adventure Duty to God Footsteps - Requirement 5
Learn and sing a song that could be sung in reverence before or after meals or one that gives encouragement, reminds you how to show reverence, or demonstrates your duty to God.
Wolf Elective Adventure Air of the Wolf - Requirement 2b
Create a musical wind instrument, and play it as part of a den band.
Wolf Elective Adventure Air of the Wolf - Requirement 2c
With an adult, conduct an investigation on how speed can affect sound.
Bear Elective Adventure A World of Sound - Requirement 1
Make an mbira.
Bear Elective Adventure A World of Sound - Requirement 2
Make a sistrum.
Bear Elective Adventure A World of Sound - Requirement 3
Make a rain stick.
Webelos/AOL Adventure: Maestro - Requirement 1a
Attend a live musical performance.
Webelos/AOL Adventure: Maestro - Requirement 1b
Visit a facility that uses a sound mixer, and learn how it is used.
Webelos/AOL Adventure: Maestro - Requirement 2a
Make a musical instrument.  Play it for your family, den, or pack.
Webelos/AOL Adventure: Maestro - Requirement 2b
Form a "band" with your den.  Each member creates his own homemade musical instrument.  Perform for your pack at a pack meeting.
 Webelos/AOL Adventure: Maestro - Requirement 2c
Play two tunes on any band or orchestra instrument.
Webelos/AOL Adventure: Maestro - Requirement 2d
Teach your den the words and melody of a song.  Perform the song with your den at your den or pack meeting.
Webelos/AOL Adventure: Maestro - Requirement 2e
Create original words for a song.  Perform it at your den or pack meeting.
Webelos/AOL Adventure: Maestro - Requirement 2f
Collaborate with your den to compose a den theme song.  Perform it at your pack meeting.
 Webelos/AOL Adventure: Maestro - Requirement 2g
Write a song with words and music that expresses your feelings about an issue, a person, something you are learning, a point of the Scout Law, etc. Perform it at your den or pack meeting, alone or with a group.
Webelos/AOL Adventure: Maestro - Requirement 2h
Perform a musical number by yourself or with your Webelos den in front of an audience.

Cheers / Run-ons
Cowboy Cheer: Pretend to twirl a lasso and yell, "Yeeee Haaw!"
Cowpoke Applause: Raise hand in the air, as if waving a hat, and say, "Whoopee!" *Taken from the September Pack Meeting plans

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