Thursday, January 17, 2013

Cub Scout Leader Outdoor Webelos Leader (OWL) & Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) Training


Cub Scout Leader
OWL & BALOO Training

Outdoor Webelos Leader & 
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation
What is OWL & BALOO Training?
This training was created to introduce leaders to the outdoor skills that their Cub Scouts will be
using. For Webelos leaders this training course covers the skills and resources needed to teach the four
outdoor activity badges and helps all leaders provide good and safe outdoor experiences.
Generally these are two-one day courses that run an entire day each. Several districts in our council
have taken the information from each course and have dove-tailed them so that participants get the same
information in only one day.

Who can attend?
Any leader from any district that wishes to learn about the outdoor components to Cub Scouts!
Registration ends on Feb. 10 . So that we have enough supplies, walk-in registrations will not be accepted.

Where is this training held?
At the LDS Church on 400 East and 800 South, Springville Utah
When is this training held?
Saturday February 16, 2013
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the training goes until 4:00 p.m.

Because “every boy deserves a well trained leader” &
we believe leaders deserve to have the opportunity to get the tools they need to succeed.

How much?
$10 per participant or $30 for a pack of up to 5 leaders

To register as a single participant please visit this link
For information how to register a pack of up to 5 participants, please e-mail Felice Clements at:
***Please note that for a while the registration process will only allow you to register, and is not accepting
payments. You will need to bring your registration confirmation as well as payment with you on the
morning of training.***

Ideas for a preopener, songs, riddles, skits, agenda, flag ceremony, etc. for the Blue & Gold Banquet

Cub Scouting Q & A

1. How old is Cub Scouting this year? __________________________________________

2. How old is the Boy Scouts of America this year? _______________________________________

3. Who was the founder of Scouting? __________________________________________________

4. Who started the Boy Scouts of America? _______________________________________________

5. What is the first rank in Cub Scouting? ________________________________________________

6. How many achievements are required to earn the Wolf badge? ________________________________

7. How many electives are required to earn an arrow point? ____________________________________

8. How many Webelos activity badges may be earned? _______________________________________

9. What are the four categories on which Bears focus? _______________________________________

10. What is our pack number? _______________________________________________________

11. What chartered organization sponsors our pack? __________________________________________

12. What district are we a part of? ______________________________________________________

13. What council are we a part of? ______________________________________________________

14. What is the Cub Scout motto? _______________________________________________________

15. What is the Boy Scouts of America slogan? _____________________________________________


Q: Why don’t you join Cub Scouts?
A: I thought about it. Bobcat is okay, I can do it. I wouldn’t be too bad as a Wolf. It would be cool to be a Bear, and even a Webelos. But my Dad is an Eagle, and I don’t want to be bald!

What do you call a scout that is...
Sleeping on your porch? Matt  
Camping on the beach? Sandy                          
Hanging on your living room wall? Art
Flying over the fence? Homer              
Hiding in a pile of leafs? Russell          
Sitting in the sun too long? Wilt
Floating in the lake? Bob          
Falling in the campfire? Frank                          
Stuck in the latrine? John
Rock climbing? Cliff                
Struck by lightning? Rod                      
Coming home from camp? Dusty

Scouting World
(Tune: It’s a Small World)
There is just one moon and one golden sun
And Cub Scouting means Friendship to everyone.
Though the mountains divide                                         
And the oceans are wide,
It’s a Scouting World for us.
It’s a Scouting World for us.
It’s a Scouting World for us.
It’s a Scouting World for us,
It’s a Scouting World.

Birthday Song
(Tune: On Top of Old Smokey)
We were all at the banquet
On Blue and Gold day
The whole family came there
To eat and to play.
Then somebody told me
We’re 101 years old
I could not believe it
What I had been told.
Then my Den Leader said
That I should not fret.
That’s the age of Cub Scouting,
I’m not that old yet.

Happy Birthday, BSA
(Tune: "Frere Jacques")
Happy birthday, happy birthday,
A hundred years of Scouting;
All our voices shouting:
Hip hooray!
Hip hooray!

Robert Baden-Powell
(Tune: Father Abraham)
1. Robert Baden-Powell had many scouts,
Many Scouts had Robert Baden-Powell,
I am one of them and so are you.
Let me show you what to do.
2. Move your Arms
3. Move your Feet
5. Nod your Head
6. Turn Around
7. Sit Down!
With each verse move the part of the body indicated and continue moving each part to the end of the song, and sit down abruptly.

Call a Scout Song
(Tune: If you're happy and you know it)
When you're down and feeling blue,
Call a Scout.
They will know just what to do,
Call a Scout.
If you're ever in a hurry,
Don't take the time to worry,
All you have to do is shout,
Call a Scout.
If you need a helping hand,
Call a Scout.
They'll take your garbage out,
Call a Scout.
If the traffic that you meet,
Has you scared to cross the street,
They'll be there to help you out,
Call a Scout.
Now the Scouts are always helpful,
Don't you see.
They will lend a helping hand,
To you and me.
For they're wise in what they do.
They are kind and cheerful too.
And they always help you out.
Call a Scout.

Blue and Gold Agenda:

6:45-7:10         Gathering Activities (genius kits, activity sheets)
7:10-7:15         Welcome (visitor recognition, song, quiz answers)
7:15-7:20         Flag, Prayer
7:20-7:40         Dinner
7:40-7:45         Clip It Game, History of Scouting
7:45-8:00         Awards, Leader Thank Yous
8:00-8:05         Closing

Flag Ceremony:
(Bobcat Scout) Cub Scouting is that new Bobcat who the Cub Scout promise makes.
(Wolf Scout) Cub Scouting is that Wolf Cub Scout who his first achievement undertakes.
(Bear Scout) Cub Scouting is that older Bear Cub Scout who can tackle much more.
(Webelos Scout) Cub Scouting is that Webelos who is running up activity pins galore. Cub Scouting is all that plus much more, too, giving us the reason for what we do.
(Webelos Scout) Cub Scouting is that boy clad in gold and blue making this meeting important to me and you.
Cub Scouting is being a good citizen you see. Please join us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Cubmaster Minute
CUBMASTER: Cub Scouts, tonight we are celebrating the 101st anniversary of Scouting in the United States. Everywhere, boys are taking time to listen to the story of Scouting and to rededicate themselves to the aims and purposes of Scouting. The Cub Scout program of the Boy Scouts of America was designed to meet the needs and desires of younger boys. In 1930, there were 5,102Cub Scouts registered in the United States. Today more than 15 million boys and adult leaders belong to Scouting in 114 different countries. This is a good time to rededicate ourselves to the goals of Scouting. Will you stand and repeat with me the Cub Scout Promise?

Cub Cheers
Do a Good Turn - Have the group stand up to applaud. They clap once, turn a ¼ turn and clap again, turn another ¼ turn and clap again, and continue like that until they have completed a full turn.

Bobcat Applause: Pretend to lick the back of your hand and wipe your face, like a cat, and say meow!
Wolf Applause: Turn head towards ceiling and let out a howl.
Bear Applause: Hold your hands up like bear paws with your claws out and growl with a big swipe.
Arrow Point Applause: Pretend to shoot bow and arrow. As you release the arrow say "Twang."
Webelos Applause: Make BS sign and say "We'll Be Loyal Scouts" or “Webelos-Webelos-Webelos!”

Pack Cheer:                                                                                                                                               The Cubmaster says,                                                                                                                                              
 "Clap your hands." (Everyone claps.)                                                                                                             
 "Stomp your feet." (Everyone stomps.)                                                                                                                
 Then everyone yells together, "Pack __(974)__ can't be beat."

Applause and Cheer:
When leader holds up the right hand, everyone cheers;
When the left hand is held up everyone claps;
When both are held up, do both!

Clip It
Each table has a small dish of paper clips. On signal the first person joins two paper clips together and passes the bowl and beginning of the chain to the next person. That person adds another clip to the chain and passes it on. After everyone has added a link, repeat the race in reverse to see who can un-clip their chain first. First team to finish stands and yells, "We did our best!"

Cub Scouting officially began in the United States in April 1930. There were, however, unofficial packs established as early as 1916. The first Cub Scouts were simply called Cubs. The adult leaders were called Cubbers. Cub Scouts was a name given to Boy Scouts who had been Cubs. The first Cub Scout Dens were run by Den Chiefs. Den Mothers were added in 1936. Their job was to help the Den Chiefs. In 1930, you could buy the entire Cub scout uniform, including shirt, pants, belt, hat, neckerchief and slide for only $6.05 The early Cub Scouts advanced in rank from Bobcat to Wolf to Bear and finally to Lion. Parents were not allowed to pass off the boys' achievements. The Den Chief or Cubmaster fulfilled this responsibility. Parent-Cub dinners were being suggested as early as 1933. In the early 40's, they became known as the "Blue and Gold Banquet". At the start of the American Cubbing program, boys had to be age 9-11 to join. In 1949, eight year old boys were allowed to join. Cub Scouting received a boost in enrollment of 150,000 that year. The Webelos Badge was created in 1941 for boys who had already earned their Lion Badge. It was essentially what we now call the Arrow of Light. Webelos originally stood for Wolf, Bear, Lion, Scouts. 1967 saw major revisions in all of the advancement programs. The biggest change was the addition of Webelos Scouting. The activity badges were initiated, the Lion badge was changed to the Webelos badge, and for the first time, boys began earning the Arrow of Light Award.

The History of Scouting
Narrator reads the story and at the appropriate time holds up a numbered card. The person in the audience with that number shouts out the correct word or phrase. (The narrator will need cards numbered from 1 to 36.)

Scouting began in (1 – England), when Lord Baden-Powell decided to train boys to be self-reliant. A few years later a Chicago publisher, (2 – William D. Boyce), was lost in a London (3 –Fog). A boy appeared and offered to take him to his destination. When Mr. Boyce offered him a tip for his services, the boy refused and said, (4 – “Scouts do not take money for doing a good turn.”) After visiting with Baden-Powell, Boyce decided to take the program to the (5 – United States). The (6 -- Boy Scouts of America) was incorporated on (7 – February 8, 1910). This year we are celebrating the (8 – 100th birthday) of Boy Scouting in the United States and the (9 – 80th) birthday of Cub Scouting. During the First World War, Scouts sold more than two million (10 - Liberty Loan Bonds) and over three million dollars worth of savings stamps. Scouts helped with (11 – Food and fuel conservation) and planted Scout (12 – War gardens). In 1938, a Tulsa oil man, (13 – Waite Phillips), donated some land in (14 – New Mexico) to the Boy Scouts of America. Philturn Rocky Mountain Scout Camp is now called (15 – Philmont Scout Ranch). It has been enjoyed by Scouts for many years. Each summer thousands of Boy Scouts and (16 – Venturers) spend two weeks (17 – hiking, backpacking and camping) in the mountains. Philmont is also a wonderful place for a (18 – Family vacation), and hundreds of Scouting families go there every year so adult leaders can take part in training conferences. In 1938 (19 – Irving Berlin) donated the royalties from his song (20 – “God Bless America”) to the (21 – Boy Scouts of America) He is one of many famous people who have helped Scouting by their service and contributions. During World War II Scouts again provided service in the war effort. They collected (22 –Rubber), (23 – Waste Paper) and (24 – Aluminum). They planted (25 – Victory gardens). Scouting’s service helped to win the war. Scouts have always given help in time of (26 – Disasters) such as (27 – Fires), (28 – Tornadoes), (29 – Floods) and (30 – Earthquakes). They help their Scouting brothers in foreign lands through the (31 – World Friendship Fund). Scouts are good citizens. They always (32 – Do their best), and are always (33 – Prepared.) They help with conservation projects, national events, and do a daily good turn for their fellow man. Scouting trains boys in (34 – Citizenship) (35 – Character development) and (36 – Personal fitness). The Scouts of today are the leaders of tomorrow. Be glad that you are a (Scout)!

If you open this up with the link given, there will be pictures in the information below...
Faces of the BSA
1. Lord Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell was an officer in the Boer war. Founder of the Boy Scouts.

2. William D. Boyce incorporated Boy Scouts of America after he was lost in a fog in London and was helped by a Boy Scout there.

3. Ernest Thompson Seton organized the Woodcraft Indians movement, later to become a part of BSA.

4. Daniel Carter Beard organized Sons of Daniel Boone, later to become a part of BSA.

5. Edgar M. Robinson convinced Seton, Beard, and other leaders to merge with the BSA. He helped recruit James West.

6. James E. West was the first Chief Scout Executive, and remained so for 32 years.

7. E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson together founded the Order of the Arrow.

8. Waite Phillips donated Philmont Scout Ranch.      

9. William Hillcourt wrote 3 editions of the Boy Scout Handbook. He is also known as the “Scoutmaster to the world.”

10. In 1910, President Howard W. Taft became the first Honorary President of the BSA. This precedent has been upheld by each of his successors.

Flag Ceremony:
(Props: 11 Cubs and Blue and Gold placards)

B – stands for boys, without them there would be no Scouting program.
L – is for leadership, both boy and adult.
U – is for the many useful things we are learning in Cub Scouting and also for the unselfish time our Cub Scout leaders put into the program.
E – reminds us that the Cub Scout program is for every boy, regardless of race, creed or color.

A – is for always. We'll always remember our Cub Scouting days.
N – is for now. It's all right to dream of the things that we will do when we are older, but Cubbing is something                                worthwhile that we can do now.
D – is for Do Your Best, the Cub Scout motto.

G – is for games and great fun.
O – is for the opportunity to learn new skills.
L – is for love, for our parents, our leaders, our God, our families, and our country.
D – is for development. Cub Scouts develop citizenship, sportsmanship, and brotherhood.

All: We're proud of the Cub Scout program and hope that you will always support us!

Skit: Mr. Boyce and the Good Turn

Narrator: It's a foggy night in London. The year is 1910. An American businessman is lost in the fog.
Businessman: (Mr. William Boyce is dressed in top coat, carrying brief case and umbrella. He wanders around the stage looking for a street sign.) I don't think I can find my way tonight.
Scout: (Comes out on stage) May I help you, sir?
Businessman: I am looking for this address. Can you tell me how to find it?
Scout: I sure can. I'll take you there. (They walk to a certain spot on the stage.) Here you are, sir!
Businessman: Thank you, and here you are (gives him some money) for helping me.
Scout: Thank you, but I can't accept anything. I am a Scout, and this is my Good Turn for the day.
Narrator: Mr. Boyce was so impressed with this action that he looked up the Scouting movement in England. He brought back to America  a  suitcase full of pamphlets. He incorporated the Boy Scouts of America on February 8, 1910. The Boy Scouts of America grew by leaps and bounds. A Federal Charter was granted to it by Congress in 1916, and honor given to few organizations. Today it is a world brotherhood bound together by common ideals and a common oath or promise.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Letter to Webelos Leaders

To All Alpine District Webelos Leaders:
The first Roundtable of 2013 is next week, Thursday, January 10.  You will find lots of new changes!  We have a new Roundtable Chairman, we have consolidated with another Cub Scout district and I am the new Webelos Leader at Roundtable!
I realize many of you stopped coming to Roundtable because we have not had a consistent Webelos Class for some time and maybe some of you are no longer Webelos  Den Leaders.  If you are no longer a Webelos Den Leader, please forward this email on to the new leader so that they can be included in our roundtable discussion this month.
For those of you that continue to serve as Webelos Den Leader, please join us this month.   Did you know that you can have Activity Badge Counselors just like the Boy Scouts Merit Badge Counselors?  Come learn about a one year plan to teach all 20 Activity Badges, Webelos Double Takes and more.  There will be some hands-on things for you to do as well.
I would like to know what you would like to receive from Roundtable. 
  • What would you like to learn?
  • What badges do you struggle with and need help? 
  • Which badges have been successful for you and you have ideas to share with the rest of the group?
  • Do you need ideas to teach the Webelos and Arrow of Light Requirements?
 I would love to have your feedback.  You can email me at or call me on my cell at 801-367-7570.
Hope to see you there on January 10th - more information will be coming as to time and location.
Elise Christensen