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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.

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