Friday, October 29, 2010

Cubmaster Minute

Most of us have seen Canadian Geese heading north for spring. They fly in a V formation. When you see geese flying along in a V formation, you might consider that science has discovered why they fly that way:

As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in V formation, the whole flock creates at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own. Each goose in each position in the V has a responsibility to help all the others.

People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going faster and easier because they are traveling on the trust of one another.

When a goose falls out of formation it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power from the bird in front. It’s like riding the draft in NASCAR. If we had as much sense as a goose we would stay in formation with those who are headed in the same direction that we are.

When the head goose gets tired, it rotates back and another goose flies point. We need you all to cooperate and work together. It is your responsibility to help the others in your den and pack. It makes sense to take turns doing demanding jobs whether it’s with people or with geese flying north. No matter if you’re the head goose or one in formation, we’re all going for "True North" together.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Advice Found in my Inbox

This was in my inbox this morning...thought I would share. There is some good advice in these words.

ONE: Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

TWO: Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

THREE: Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

FOUR: When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.

FIVE: When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.

SIX: Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

SEVEN: Believe in love at first sight.

EIGHT: Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have

NINE: Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

TEN: In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

ELEVEN: Don't judge people by their relatives.

TWELVE: Talk slowly but think quickly.

THIRTEEN: When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile, and ask, ‘Why do you want to know?'

FOURTEEN: Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

FIFTEEN: Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.

SIXTEEN: When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

SEVENTEEN: Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.

EIGHTEEN: Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

NINETEEN: When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

TWENTY: Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice

TWENTY-ONE: Spend some time alone.

A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


All popcorn sales forms and money need to be turned in to Cheryl Farmer no later than SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13. You can turn these in to Cheryl on either day of the Scouting for Food event.

Scouting for Food

The annual Scouting for Food event will take place on two Saturdays, November 6 and 13. Bag drop off will take place on Saturday, November 6. We will start at 9:30 a.m., meeting at the gazebo in Worman’s Mill.

We will be covering the same area as last year in the Waterside, Worman’s Mill and Highlands neighborhoods. Pickup will be on Saturday, November 13. This event is held rain or shine.

Belt Loop and Pin Update

There are no limitations on the number of times a Scout can earn an Academic or Sports belt loop and pin. However due to budget limitations, the Pack Committee has decided that the Pack will only award a Scout a belt loop and pin the first time he earns it. Subsequent awards will be in the form of a certificate.

For example, if your Scout goes to day camp four years in a row, he will earn the Archery and BB belt loop and pin every year. The Pack will award him the actual belt loop and pin for these activities the first time he earns them. In subsequent years, the Pack will award him a certificate for these activities.

This is strictly a cost issue as belt loops and pins cost $1.89 each, while a certificate costs $0.12. For the September Pack Meeting, we spent nearly $200 on belt loops and pins alone!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Monthly Theme - Responsibility

The core value highlighted this month is: Responsibility: Fulfilling our duty to God, country, other people, and ourselves. Cub Scouts will understand that everyone is responsible for fire prevention, and learn about the importance of keeping their promises.

Responsibility is fulfilling our duty to take care of ourselves and others.

Someone who is responsible will:
Be dependable; do what you say you will do.
Finish your homework.
Take care of chores at home.
Be helpful.
Accept the consequences for your actions.
Take care of your personal possessions.