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Monday, January 4, 2010

Monthly Theme: Power up!

Boys explore the science of energy through solar, electrical and wind power and how this energy is used in everyday life. They can explore different ways to conserve energy and protect the world we live in. Work on the Science or Weather belt loop and pin. Boys can invite friends to join in the pinewood derby and discover power behind those little cars. What type of things are powered up by the flip of a switch? A field trip to the local waterworks or power plant might be a part of a den's monthly plan. Finish the month with a real power-packed pack meeting. The boys can power up by being physically fit and working on the Physical Fitness belt loop and pin.

Some of the purposes of Cub Scouting developed through this month’s theme are:

Good Citizenship. Cub Scouts will see that a small act of conservation can have a large impact upon their community.
Family Understanding. Family relationships will be stronger as Cub Scouts and their-families work together on energy conservation.
Fun and Adventure. Boys will enjoy exploring various forms of energy through games and activities.
Sportsmanship. With the competitive environment of a pinewood derby, boys should strive to demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times.
The core values highlighted this month are:
Responsibility. Cub Scouts will learn to be more dependable in conserving our natural resources.
Compassion. The boys will learn compassion for all the pinewood derby participants, winners and losers alike.

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