Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cubmaster Minute

Cub Scout families, I salute you. I salute you for your belief in the Cub Scout and Boy Scout Program and how it instills values in our youth. I salute you for your dedication to your son and your family. I salute you for all that you are doing to help our pack deliver the Cub Scout program of fun and activities to your family and to others.

Cub Scouts, I salute you. I salute you for all the hard work you do in school. I salute you for the part you play in your family. I salute you for always doing your best.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monthly Theme: Cub Scout Salute / Heroes

This month Cub Scouts Salute the heroes who help keep us safe. Can only adults be heroes? No. Heroes are often ordinary kids who do somethign out of the ordinary. A den can decide what makes a hero and who the heroes of tomorrow might be by looking at people the boys know today. Learn about heroes in your community. Learn about those who have earned the BSA Heroism Awards. HAve your Cub Scouts invite their hometown heroes to a den or pack meeting. Your den can become "Silent Heroes" by performing service for others without seeking recognition. Visit a fire station, veterans' hospital, or police station and give a "Cub Scout Salute" for their heroism. Work on a Good Turn for America and the Citizenship belt loop and pin.

Some of the purposes of Cub Scouting developed through this month's theme include:
Good Citizenship. Cub Scouts see firsthand what it means to be a good citizen as they evaluate who their heroes are.
Friendly Service. Boys will have opportunites to express their gratitude to the people around us who happily serve us every day.

This theme is designed to promote character development by emphasizing these core values:
Respect. Cub Scouts will respoect their hereos when they see them make good choices.
Responsibility. Heroes and Cub Scouts have a responisbility to be good examples.