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Friday, April 30, 2010

Closing Thoughts

Baden-Powell said:
"The way to get happiness is by giving out happiness to other people."
That's a good thing to remember this year, the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. I'll see you next month!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Cubmaster Minute

You all know that the Cub Scout Motto is “Do Your Best.” But if you ever start to feel like you aren’t old enough, important enough, or experienced enough to make a difference, even if you do your best, go outside and look for an ant. Here is a tiny creature that can be squashed underfoot, washed away by a little stream of water, or easily buried by a spoonful of dirt. But he never gives up – wash him away with a little water, and he will struggle back to his feet and search for the ant trail. Buried under a shovel of dirt, he will dig his way out and continue on his way. Put a brick or a leaf in his path, blocking the ant trail, and he will find a way around or over the obstacle and continue on his way. So think of the ant if you are tempted to give up or think you can’t succeed – just pick yourself up, dig your way out, or find a way around, under or over that obstacle – don’t ever give up!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Big Sweep Reminder!

If you are participating in the Big Sweep event on April 24, your pledge money needs to be turned in no later than Thursday, April 15. There will be a committee meeting on April 15 at 7 p.m. at St Paul’s. You can turn it in at that time or give it to your den leader before that date and your den leader can turn it in for you.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Monthly Theme - Spring Into Action

This month is a good time to spring into action with outdoor activities such as hikes, sports and games; cleaning up litter along ponds, parks or roads; or planting trees for improved habitat. Make plaster casts of the animal tracks you find on your hike. Visit and talk with someone who works with wildlife conservation and visit a fish hatchery, zoo, animal shelter or wildlife sanctuary. As part of your Good Turn for America, take along food and supplies they might need. Build birdhouses, birdbaths, feeding stations, or boxes for nesting materials. Do a community service project with your chartered organization to show your positive attitude in doing your best. This is also a good month to work on your Wildlife Conservation belt loop and pin.

Some of the purposes of Cub Scouting developed through this month’s theme are:
Sportsmanship and Fitness, Cub Scouts will learn the importance of being fit and playing fair while enjoying games and outdoor activities.
Friendly Service, Cub Scouts will demonstrate friendly service through clean up or beautification projects.
Preparation for Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts prepare to be Boy Scouts as they gain more outdoor experiences

The core value highlighted this month is:
Positive Attitude, Boys will see that even a difficult project becomes easier and more often fun if they think they can do it and do their best.
Citizenship, Scouts see that their good works demonstrate their good citizenship.