Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

New Roundtable location and date

Beginning in January 2014 we will be moving to a new location and a new date. We will be at the Canterbury Chapel, 6700 W 10400 N, Highland (just north of Freedom Elementary). The date is the first Thursday of the month from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Please help us get the word out. Thank You.

Monday, November 11, 2013

November Roundtable

November's roundtable will be on the 14th at 7:00 at the Hollowcrest building (SR 92 & 6400 in Highland).
We will focus on:
-December's Theme: Respect & Passport to Other Lands
-January's Theme: Positive Attitude & Lights, Camera, Action
-Blue & Gold Banquet Ideas

Friday, November 1, 2013

This will be a great leader specific training for Cub Masters, Webelos Leaders and Den Chiefs.  The cost is now $10 to attend ($3 for the Den Chiefs).

OWL/BALOO Training Course
Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (C33)
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (C32)
Sponsored by Porter Rockwell District

Saturday, November 9, 2013
Saratoga Springs, Utah

OWL and BALOO courses are required before conducting any overnight campouts. They are helpful and fun for all leaders wanting to do outdoor activities and pass off outdoor related achievements.             

When: Check-in is 8:30am on Saturday, November 9. Training starts promptly at 9am Saturday and will end at 4:15pm.  Den Chief Training will end at 12:15pm if you choose to stay for only this portion.

Cost: $8)  Please register and pay on-line ( ). There is a separate link for Den Chief Training. Please call if you have any questions:  Melissa Graham 801.234.9650.  Registration will end when we have the first 40 participants registered

Equipment/Supplies: This course is partially outdoors so please wear your uniform and bring a jacket or coat.  Also  please bring a copy of the Handbook for your den, pen, notepaper, compass and watch.  You will also need to provide a Hobo (foil) dinner that we will cook onsite for lunch.  Dessert supplies will be provided and made by the participants during the course.  It is suggested that you precook any meat for the foil dinner, but not necessary.  They will be kept in the refrigerator until time to cook.

Course Description:  This one day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for leaders who are interested how to include outdoor activities in their Pack Program. The course is instructor led and designed to help leaders enhance their outdoor program by teaching basic outdoor skills, how to plan outdoor activities, and skills for many cub achievements and Webelos activity badges.  These courses (OWL and BALOO) are required for pack overnighters and camping experiences.

There will be Den Chief Training in conjunction with the OWL/BALOO course.  Den Chiefs can choose to come only to their training from 8:30-12:30 for $3 a person, or they can choose to come to the full day and attend the classes (Large Group Games, Hiking, Knots and Ropes, etc.) in the afternoon. To register for the Den Chief Training ONLY please go here:

Where: The training is located at the LDS Church Building at 587 S Saratoga Road in Saratoga Springs.  (This is the chapel off 400 S and Redwood Road near the marina.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Theme: Your Vote Counts- Ideas for Wolf, Bear, Webelos Dens, including Skit, Game, Song and Activities

Theme: Your Vote Counts

Skit, Joke or Run-on:
“How Did You Get Here?” Skit
Den Chief: Transportation played a very important part in the settling of America. How did you get here?
Cub Scout #1: If the Pilgrims came over on the Mayflower, how did the Scouts get here?
Cub Scout #2: I don’t know. How?
Cub Scout #1: (Cub Scout comes on stage with a sample of a handicraft project and sign identifying it) On handy crafts.
Cub Scout #3: If the Pilgrims came on the Mayflower and the Scouts came on Handy Crafts, how did the doctors get here?
Cub Scout #4: I don’t know. How?
Cub Scout #3: (dressed as a doctor) On blood vessels.
Cub Scout #1: How did the students get here?
Cub Scout #2: (enters carrying a load of books) On scholar ships.
Cub Scout #3: How did all the ordinary people get here?
Cub Scout #4: (enters carrying a model or picture of a ship) On citizen ships
Utah National Parks Council Pow Wow Book 2013 Page 69-70 (Submission Credit: National Capital Area Council 1993 Pow Wow Book)

Game: Are You a Revolutionary Detective?
from Baltimore Area Council
See if you can find the words that are hidden in these American Revolutionary clues. Example: A penny found in BICENTENNIAL is CENT.) Can you find:
1.        Sixty seconds in MINUTEMEN? ________________________
2.        Your laundry in GEORGE WASHINGTON? _______________
3.        Two thousand pounds in BOSTON TEA PARTY? __________
4.        What you write with in INDEPENDENCE HALL? __________
5.        Where beavers live in JOHN ADAMS? ___________________
6.        A type of cereal in RED COATS? ________________________
7.        A yellow vegetable in GENERAL CORNWALLIS? __________
8.        What you put on toast in BENJAMIN FRANKLIN? _________
9.        A metal in CONTINENTAL CONGRESS? ________________
10.     A place where you bowl in VALLEY FORGE? _____________
11.     A musical instrument in MONTICELLO? __________________
12.     The opposite of young in BENEDICT ARNOLD? ___________
13.     A boy’s name in LIBERTY BELL? _______________________
14.     What an unruly mob does in PATRIOTS? __________________
15.     The sum of five plus five in BICENTENNIAL? _____________
1. Minute, 2. Wash, 3. Ton, 4. Pen, 5. Dams, 6. Oats, 7. Corn, 8. Jam, 9. Tin, 10. Alley, 11. Cello, 12. Old, 13. Bert, 14. Riots, 15. Ten,

Song:  I Am A Citizen Song
TUNE: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
I’m learning to be a good citizen,
I’m learning we all have some rights.
I’m learning each right has a duty,
I must keep them both in my sights.
Rights and Duties
They both go together, you know, you know
Rights and Duties
Good Citizenship I must show
We all have a right to religion,
To worship the way that we please,
But that means I have to allow you
Your choice, though I may not agree.
We all have the right to assemble
To gather with people we know,
And all have the freedom of speaking
If citizenship is to grow.
We each have the right to make choices
And no one can threaten that choice.
I may not agree with your statements,
But each one can raise his own voice.

Craft or Activity:
Volunteer to do a flag raising at your school or chartered organization.  You could also have the boys make posters, each one with a different way that students could demonstrate being a good citizen.
Volunteer to sing a patriotic song as part of a ceremony at your school, church or chartered organization
 Encourage citizens to vote with “Remember to Vote” door hangers.  You can have the boys design their own, then make copies from a computer scan and have each boy, with an adult, put them on neighborhood front doors.
Visit a polling place or precinct office and learn how elections are held and votes are counted. See how voting is made accessible to people with language or mobility issues.  Be sure everyone knows that no political clothing can be worn and no campaigning comments are allowed at a polling place.
Attend a community event in your area – many communities have special Veteran’s Day events – or there might be a special activity for Thanksgiving.
flagPut up flags to honor veteran’s at a local cemetery.  Contact a local VFW or local cemeteries to get flags for putting out flags on graves of Veterans – this may only be done in older cemeteries.
Newer national cemeteries instead have a Memorial Avenue of full-size flags donated by families – flags that were used to cover veteran or military caskets.  They are flown on every holiday and whenever there is a funeral for active military.  Your group might be able to arrange to help with this ceremony.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Core Value: Courage - Ideas for Wolf, Bear, Webelos Den, including skit, game, song, Gospel Principle, and Scripture

Core Value: Courage
Skit, Joke, Run-on:
(Baloo’s Bugle April 2000)
Setting: An old man is digging in his garden. Beside him on the ground is a young sapling tree, which he is preparing to plant. Two men come up to him, stop, and watch what he is doing.
Man #1: What kind of tree are you planting?
Old Man: (Stops digging and wipes his brow) It is an apple tree.
Man #2: (astonished) AN APPLE TREE? Well, how old are you?
Old Man: I'm 90 years old.
Man #1: You're 90 years old! And you're planting a tree that will not give fruit for many years?
Old Man: Why not?
Man #2: Well, you'll probably not be around when that tree finally bears fruit.
Old Man: Tell me, did either of you eat any apples when you were little boys?
Both: Of course we did. Why?
Old Man: Then tell me this - who planted the trees that you got those apples from?
Man #2: Well it must have been, HMMM?
Man #1: I don't know.
Old Man: You see, someone planted the trees before you were born for you to enjoy and now I'm doing the same for those who come after me. How else can I repay those who planted trees before I was born?
Man #1: You are a very wise man.
Man #2: And we have been very foolish.
Old Man: Thank you, and remember that what we do for our land today will be around for many years from now. So make sure you leave something that you will be proud of in the future.

This is a good game for pack meeting to get parents involved. The boys and parents stand in a circle by dens holding hands. Everyone numbers off alternately one or two. On the signal, keeping legs and backs as straight as possible, the players who are "ones" lean forward toward the center of the circle, while the "twos" lean outward. Players counterbalance each other for support. Once the group has gotten its balance, slowly reverse the leaners. Then have the players see how smoothly they can alternate.

Songs of the Armed Forces

Wolf Achievement 12a- Making Choices
Bear Achievement 11g- Be Ready
Webelos Readyman Activity Badge
Gospel Principle: 2000 Stripling Warriors
Elder Rex D. Pinegar, a member of the Seventy, said: “Those of you who have read the Book of Mormon are familiar with the story of the sons of Helaman. (See Alma 53:56–58.) When their fathers were converted to the gospel, the fathers covenanted with the Lord that they would never again take up arms. But eventually their homes were threatened by hostile armies to the extent that the fathers would have to choose to fight or die. It was then that the two thousand young men, not bound by the same covenant, volunteered to defend their parents and their homes” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1982, 34; or Ensign, Nov. 1982, 25). What can we learn from their faith and actions? President James E. Faust told the Aaronic Priesthood holders of the Church: “To me, you young men look like Helaman’s stripling warriors, ‘exceedingly valiant for courage, and also for strength and activity.’ Like them, we hope you are men who are ‘true at all times in whatsoever thing [you are] entrusted’” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1998, 57; or Ensign, May 1998, 43).

Scripture: Alma 53:20

Theme: Down on the Farm: Ideas for Wolf, Bear, Webelos Dens - including jokes, games, song, activities and belt loops

October Theme: Down on the Farm
Skit, joke or run-on:
How did the farmer count his cows?
With a "cowculator."

How do you fix a jack-o'-lantern?
With a pumpkin patch!
Baloo’s Bugle September 2013
Animal Name Game
Great Salt Lake Council
Put the correct letter in front of the appropriate space.
_____ 1. adult female horse A. piglet
_____ 2. adult male goat B. rooster
_____ 3. a horse not yet a year old C. calf
_____ 4. baby cow          D. drake
_____ 5. young male horse    E. colt
_____ 6. adult male duck     F. mare
_____ 7. baby pig            G. buck or billy
_____ 8. adult male chicken H. foal
_____ 9. young duck       I. ewe
_____ 10. young goat      J. poults
_____ 11. adult male horse     K. kid
_____ 12. adult female pig L. duckling
_____ 13. adult male cattle M. stallion
_____ 14. adult female sheep N. sow
_____ 15. young chickens     O. bull
Answers: 1-F, 2-G, 3-H, 4-C, 5-E, 6-D, 7-A, 8-B,
 9-L, 10-K, 11-M, 12-N, 13-O, 14-I, 15-J
Baloo’s Bugle September 2013

Oh, I Had A Silly Chicken
Tune: Turkey in the Straw
Oh, I had a silly chicken
And she wouldn’t lay an egg,
So I poured hot water
Up and down her leg,
And she giggled and she giggled,
And she giggled all the day.
And my poor little chicken
Laid a hard-boiled egg.
Baloo’s Bugle September 2013

Visit a botanical garden or other agricultural exhibition in your area. Wolf Elective 15e
Field trip to Thanksgiving Point – Farm Country –Bear Elective 16

Belt Loops: Pet Care, Fishing

Core Value: Responsibility- Ideas for Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Den - including skit, game,song, Gospel Principle and Scripture

Core Value:Responsibility
Skit, Joke, Run-on:

Cast: Several Cub Scouts
Setting: 1st Cub is circling around and looking down at the ground.
2nd Cub: What are you doing?
1st Cub: I dropped my money and I'm looking for it.
2nd Cub: Well, I'll help you look
(Other Cubs come up one at a time and ask
1st Cub what he is doing. He tells them he lost his money and they agree to help look. Use as many boys as you would like.)
Last Cub: What are you doing?
1st Cub: I'm looking for the money I lost.
Last Cub: Where did you lose it?
1st Cub: Down the street by those houses.
Last Cub: Then why are you looking for it here?
1st Cub: Because this is where the street light is.
UNPC 2010-2011 Pow Wow Book  page 137

Responsibility Word Search:  See Utah National Parks Council Pow Wow Book 2012-2013 page 350.

You Can Count on Me
 (Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
You can always count on me
I’ll do just what I say
What I SAY is what I DO,
Each and every day!
When I have a chore,
I’ll see that it is DONE,
Do my best in every way,
And try to make it FUN!
I’ll bring my homework home each day,
And work to do my best,
Before I watch TV or play,
I’ll prepare for every test.
And when a scouting project calls,
I’ll be prepared to work
I’ll do my part – and cheerfully,
And I will never shirk!
Repeat First Verse
Baloo’s Bugel (August 2013)

Responsibility: Accept the consequences of our actions
Wolf Achievement 9a
Webelos Handyman Activity Badge – Requirement 1
Gospel Principle:
To transgress means to break a law or a rule. When we do something wrong, we transgress. When Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden, Heavenly Father commanded them to not eat fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Adam and Eve were tempted by Satan and ate the fruit. Heavenly Father cast Adam and Eve out of the garden because they transgressed. All of Heavenly Father’s children are given the agency to choose right or wrong. He has promised us blessings
when we choose the right. Heavenly Father wants us to return to live with Him again. If we make bad choices, we need to repent and do better. We are responsible for our own actions.

Scripture: Article of Faith 2
We believe that man will be punished for their own sins and not for Adam’s transgression.

Theme: Amazing Games - Ideas for Wolf, Bear, Webelos Den - including jokes, game, song, activities and belt loop

September Theme: Amazing Games
Skit, Joke, Run-on:

Cub # 1:       What do baseball players eat on?
Cub # 2:       Home plates!

Cub # 1:       What is the quietest sport in the world?
Cub # 2:    Bowling. You can hear a pin drop.
Baloo’s Bugle September 2013

Game: Ballon Harvest
Materials: Inflated balloons. Have extras.
The Play:
J  Inflate about three dozen balloons and scatter them in the play area.
J  Make a separate storage area by arranging chairs.
J  Divide the group into teams of eight to 10. Teams take turns.
J  They go around and gather balloons and put them in the storage area without using their hands.
J  See which team can collect the balloons fastest without popping them.
Baloo’s Bugle September 2013

Song: What a Game!
Tune: Ten Little Indians
Uno, Candyland, Scrabble and Yahtzee
Chutes and Ladders and Monopoly
Battleship, Boggle, oh I’m Sorry
What an Outburst – Cranium.
Apples to Apples and Operation
Twister, Connect Four, Concentration
Scene It, Dominoes, here comes Trouble
Hi Ho Cherrio, Clue and Chess!!
Baloo’s Bugle September 2013

Den Activities:
Wolf: Achievement #1, Electives 4f, 7c and 20
Bear: Achievement#14,and 16
Webelos: Athlete and Sportsman

Belt Loops:  Marbles

Core Value: Cooperation - Ideas for Wolf, Bear, Webelos Den - including skit, game, song, Gospel Principle and Scripture

Core Value: Cooperation
Skit, Joke, Run-on:
3-4 people and one person carrying a sapling
#1: (Runs in yelling ) The Infantry is coming! Go to the bomb shelters!
#2: (A moment later, runs in yelling) The Infantry is coming! Save yourselves!
#3: (A moment later, runs in yelling) The Infantry is coming! Let's help them!
#4: (A moment later, runs in yelling) The Infantry is coming! Let's watch the
(A moment later the last person runs in and proudly announces) And here it is, the Infant Tree!
UNPC Pow wow Book 2010-2011 page 123

Supplies for each team:
1 broom
1 balloon (inflated)
1 plastic cone
Divide your den or pack into equal teams. Line up each team behind a starting line. Place a plastic cone about 40 feet from the starting line for each team. Give the first person in each team a broom and an inflated balloon.
On the start signal, the first person in each team puts the balloon on the floor and proceeds to sweep the balloon to the cone. He circles the cone and continues sweeping the balloon back to his teammates. He hands the broom to the next teammate and walks to the end of the line. The next player sweeps the balloon to the cone, circles it and sweeps back to his team. The balloon is to remain on the ground at all times. If the balloon pops, the player must restart from the starting line. The first team to have all players complete the clean sweep with the balloon is declared the winner. Have extra balloons (inflated) on hand in case one should pop. This game can also be played outdoors - fill the balloons with water for some wild fun.
UNPC Pow wow Book 2010-2011 page 79
The Calliope Song
Divide the group into five smaller groups.  Begin with the first group and bring each of the others in one at a time.  Try to get each group to bob up and down at different times to look like a Calliope.
Group 1: Um-pah-pah
Group 2: Um-sss-sss
Group 3: Um-peep-peep
Group 4: Um-tweedle-tweedle
Group 5: Sings “Daisy, Daisy” or “Where Has my Little Dog Gone” or “The More We Get Together”.
Akela’s Council Songbook page 30
Wolf Achievement 10a

Gospel Principle:
Cooperation is being helpful and working together with others toward a common goal.
We can do this by serving together, and encouraging one another. The first thing you can do is to become friends with the members of your den and pack. Learn what they like to do and respect their differences. When you plan activities, try to plan them so you can teach each other and learn about everyone’s different interests. Support and encourage each member as he reaches toward his goals. Serving together can also be a great way to build unity.

Scripture:  Mosiah 18:21
 21 And he commanded them that there should be no acontention one with another, but that they should look forward with bone eye, having one faith and one baptism, having their hearts cknit together in unity and in love one towards another.

Theme: Kids Against Crime - Ideas for Wolf, Bear, Webelos Den - including jokes, game, song, Gospel Principle and Scripture

August Theme: Kids Against Crime

Skit, Joke, Run-on:
Directions: Someone runs into the room and yells, “Nobody move! This is a stick-up!” Then he holds a stick in the air.
Jelly Beans
Q: What do you get when you cross a criminal with a bag of candy?
A: JAIL-y Beans

Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?
Use deductive reasoning to figure out who is hiding the button!
Directions: Have everyone sit in a circle with their palms together in front of them. The Cubmaster also has his hands in front of him, but there is a large button between his palms. He goes around to each person in the circle and slides his hands between their palms, quietly giving the button to someone else. When he has gone the whole way around the circle, he says, “Button, button, who’s got the button?” The people in circle take turns trying to guess who it could be.
Variation: A second similar version has the child who is “it” stand in the center of the circle. The button is then passed behind the backs of the children in the circle, stopping at random. “It” tries to guess where the button is, and once the button is found, takes his or her place in the circle. Whoever had the button then becomes the new “it” and play begins again.

Do Your Best
TUNE: Row, Row, Row Your Boat (a round)
Do, do, do your best
Do it every day!
In the morning, noon, and night
When you work and p
Gospel Principle:
Dishonesty hurts you and usually hurts others as well. When you lie, steal, shoplift, or cheat, you damage your spirit and become less able to do good things.
Don’t rationalize that wrong is right, even though many people around you may think there is no harm in being dishonest. Being honest requires courage and commitment to do what you know is right.For the Strength of Youth.

Scripture:Mosiah 29:15 

And whosoever has committed iniquity, him have I apunishedaccording to the crime which he has committed, according to the law which has been given to us by our fathers.

Neckerchief Slide Idea: