Saturday, December 5, 2009

Cubmaster Minute

You may have heard the saying, “You can’t rush art.” This refers to the fact that great art takes time. Few realize that artists rarely ‘get it right’ on the first try. Before an art work is finished, it has usually gone through multiple drafts and revisions that viewers never get to see. Such work takes not just perseverance, but faith. Keeping their mind’s eye on what their art piece will eventually become, artists are often driven by that positive perseverance to complete their work. In your own life, you will face tasks that seem too big or too time-consuming. But if you keep a positive attitude to persevere and have faith, you will succeed in all that you attempt.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Meeting Time Changes

Just a reminder to all members of Pack 195 that because Christmas Eve falls on our regularly scheduled Pack meeting this month everything is moved up one week.

That means that our Pack Meeting will be on Thursday, December 17 @ 7:00 PM and our Monthly Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, December 10 @ 7:00 PM.

Monthly Theme: Works of Art

December is a time of celebration and giving. Involve friends in doing good deeds and creating holiday magic through art. Cub Scouts can create holiday decorations, gifts, and cards. Put their artwork on display in nursing homes, churches, schools or homes, the pack meeting room or the chartered organization. As a Good Turn for America, make cards and ornaments to share with a local retirement community, children's hospital or community center. Boys can discover different forms of art, write poems, attend a musical or performance-art show, or visit a museum. Works of Art can become gifts for family members. In conjunction with these projects we will also earn the Art belt loop.

Some of the purposes of Cub Scouting developed through this month’s theme are:
Respectful Relationships. As Cub Scouts discover their own talents, they will gain more respect for the different talents of those around them.
Spiritual Growth. Cub Scouts will develop an appreciation for Gods works of art and learn that their talents are to be treasured.
Friendly Service. Cub Scouts will make the lives of others more cheerful when they create art pieces to share and give.
Family Understanding. Cub Scouts and families will enjoy working together to create works of art and share them with others.

The core value highlighted this month are:
Faith. Through creating artwork related to the holidays, Cub Scouts will gain more understanding of their own religious traditions.
Positive Attitude. Boys will have good attitudes as they express their talents in positive ways, earn recognition, and see the effect they have on others.