Saturday, December 10, 2016

Relaxed Requirements for Cub Scouts

On November 30, 2016, BSA relaxed many of the requirements for rank adventures and electives in the new Cub Scout handbooks. We have added a breakout session for January 2017to discuss these changes. All of the changes can be found through this link:
http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/programupdates.aspx

Roundtable Breakout Topics for 2016-17


This is our updated plan for Roundtable Breakout Topics for the remainder of the year.  

On November 30, 2016, BSA relaxed many of the requirements for rank adventures and electives in the new Cub Scout handbooks. We have added a breakout session for January 2017to discuss these changes. All of the changes can be found through this link:
http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/programupdates.aspx

As always, we may need to make topic changes due to availability of speakers, new information to share, or cancellations.  We will do our best to announce the changes prior to the meeting.  

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Internet Resources 2016

This month's Cub Scout breakout topic covers Internet Resources. Here are the links included in discussion.

From the 2016 Cub Scout Roundtable Guide:

Heidi's Picks:

BSA Cyber Chip

http://www.scouting.org/cyberchip.aspx

The program is set up for individual Scouts, but going to a library or a school where there are multiple computers would allow a den or pack to do it all at once.

To earn the Cyber Chip, do the following:
  1. Read, commit to, and sign the Level I Internet Safety Pledge (BSA Cyber Chip blue card).
  2. Watch the video “Bad Netiquette Stinks” at http://NetSmartz.org/scouting/.
  3. On the same website, play the “Router’s Birthday Surprise” interactive adventure, and print the completion certificate to give to your den leader.
  4. Show and tell your family, den leader, den, or pack what you have learned.
Once a Scout completes the requirements, he is awarded a Cyber Chip card and may receive an optional temporary patch.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Roundtable Breakout Topics for 2013-14

This is our initial plan for Roundtable Breakout Topics this year.  As always, we may need to make changes due to availability of speakers, new information to share, or cancellations.  We will do our best to announce the changes prior to the meeting.  Click on the image to see it larger.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Patrol Boxes



Demonstration video:

Contents:

Designs:

Examples:

Shaping Boy Behaviors



Techniques for encouraging good behaviors:



http://rt492.org/dl/behavior.html


Examples of Den/Pack Codes of Conduct


Cub Scout Cheers

Tips for Great Scout Cheers

  1. Keep them short and fun.
  2. Never have a cheer that could hurt someone's feelings.
  3. Do not use cheers to actually belittle.
  4. Use cue cards and scripts if you need to. Rehearse until everyone is comfortable and has memorized their parts.
  5. Speak loudly and clearly.
  6. Avoid gross, vulgar, or un-Scout-Like topics or content.
  7. Keep your program fast paced and get everyone involved!
Consider having a CHEER box with many cards or strips of paper inside.  Larger stores still carry CHEER brand laundry soap, but you will have to look for it.  Alternately, you can make any sort of box or basket and label it as a Cheer Box.


Cheer Lyrics:


Den Yells can contribute to a team feeling among the Scouts in a den: