Saturday, February 23, 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 April 6 . So that we have enough supplies, walk-in registrations will not be accepted.

Where is this training held?
At the
South Field Road Building  -  650 S South Fields Road, Heber, Utah
When is this training held?
Saturday April 13, 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

To register as a single participant please visit this link

***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.***

Monday, February 18, 2013

Webelos Woods 2013


An outdoor program and activity for Webelos Scouts and their Dad (or other adult partner)
(Check-in and breakfast from 7:30am - 9am)

To register, go to:
(then click on the Webelos Woods link)
Cost is $16.00 ($8 per scout & $8 per father/guest)

Purpose of Webelos Woods
The purpose of this outdoor experience is to create a genuine desire in all Webelos Scouts to know more about Boy Scouting.  During the day, they will experience being part of a patrol and a troop, learn scouting skills, take a nature hike and participate in a campfire program.  This activity is a natural stepping stone for the Webelos Scout to move into Boy Scouts.  The boys will also complete requirements for Activity Badges and the Arrow of Light.

What to Bring:
Wear You Uniform
Dress appropriately for the weather
Health forms for BOTH Scout and father (or other adult partner)

Role of Father/Guest:
He is our guest
He should help, encourage, and help his boy
He should participate with his Webelos Scout
He should consider himself part of the Scout patrol
He should follow the patrol leader
  • Health Forms need to be on file at the camp for Both Scout and Father/Guest See link to health forms as you register; no physical required
  •  Breakfast and lunch will be provided at camp
  •  Activities will finish between 3:30 and 4pm 
  • The Alpine District Webelos Woods activities begin on Saturday morning; however, campsites at Mutual Dell will be available on Friday night if a father chooses to camp overnight with his son 
  • The Webelos Scout should come wearing his uniform 
  • This is an experience for the Scout, but every boy is REQUIRED to come with either his father or other adult guest
Questions?  Call Nancy Brimhall 801-492-0864
Here is a list of all the requirements that the Boys will be passing off if they attend:
Webelos Badge #3 and #7
Arrow of Light #2 (Partial; B,C, D,E) and #4 and #5
Athlete #2 and #3
Citizen #5
Craftsman #4 (Partial, 1 of 4)
Fitness #1 (Partial, A and B)
Forrester #3 and #4 and #9
Geologist #1,2,4,5,6, possible #3
Naturalist #7 and #8 and #10
Outdoorsman #6, #7, #10, and #11
Readyman #2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,12,13,14,15
Sportsman #2, #4 (Partial, 1 of 2)
If Scout Camps and Cooks Friday night,
Then he passes Outdoorsman #3 and #8

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Theme: Planting Seeds of Kindness ideas for the Wolf Den and Bear Den and Webelos Den- Skits, Game, Song, Crafts and Activities

Theme: Planting Seeds of Kindness

Skit Joke or Run-on:
Cub # 1:  What did the gardener say to the garden? 
Cub # 2:  I’ll “see-d” you later.

Cub # 1  May I have 25 cents worth of bird seed? 
Cub # 2:  How many birds do you have?
Cub # 1:  None yet, but I’m gonna grow some!

(Baltimore Area Council)

Game: Seed-Planting Relay
(Baltimore Area Council )
Each person in turn follows a line drawn on the floor by  placing the heel of one foot against the toe of the other. About every 3 feet, he must stop and place a seed in a small-mouthed
jar set about 18 inches on either side of the line. When he  reaches the end, he runs back and touches the next person who plants his seeds in the same manner.

Song: When We’re Helping We’re Happy
(Grand Teton Council )

When we’re helping, we’re happy, 
and we sing as we go.
For we like to help (name) 
for we all love him(her) so

Craft or Activity:
 Wolf Ach.# 7d, Bear Ach. # 6g , Webelos #8  and Citizen #8 – Den or Pack Service Project.

Kindness Books
Materials: 3” x 5” paper and markers, pencils or pens. To emphasize that helping others includes those in our own
families. Boys could make coupon books to give to their parents. Leader prepares slips of paper ahead of time; 3” x 5” is a good size. Give each boy about 10. Boys decide what they can do to help their families and write one thing on each coupon or illustrate it by drawing. The  books  are  then  stapled  together,  and  each  boy  gives  his  parents  the book. Parents can redeem the coupons by giving one to their son. He agrees to perform the action illustrated on the coupon . Suggestions for coupons could be: doing something without being asked, picking up toys, a bear hug, helping prepare a meal, drawing a special picture, doing an extra chore, etc.

(Baltimore Area Council)

Belt Loop:

Wildlife Conservation, Good Manners, Pet Care

Core Value: COMPASSION ideas for the Wolf Den and Bear Den - Skits, Game, Song, Crafts and Activities

Core Value: Compassion

Skit, Joke or Run-on: 
The Good Samaritan
(Utah National Parks Council Pow Wow Book 2010-201 page 123)
A Scout walks out from backstage, stumbles, and falls on his face. He struggles noisily to get up, but keeps his forehead on the floor. He sometimes succeeds in getting into a position with his feet and his forehead on the floor, and his butt in the air. He rotates in this position, keeping his forehead in one place. He calls for help, repeating, "My forehead is stuck!"
As he struggles, other Scouts walk casually past. They ignore him, or look with curiosity, but they do not help.
Finally, a Scout comes running up and heaves the victim to his feet. The victim is effusively grateful, but the rescuer just looks at his face. He reaches out, plucks something from the victim's forehead, and pops it into his mouth. "Thanks," he says, "I knew I'd lost my gum somewhere around here!"

Lions and Tigers and Bears
(Utah National Parks Council Pow Wow Book 2010-2011 page 85)
Blow up several yellow, orange and brown balloons. Put all of the balloons on the floor.
Have Cubs separate the lions (yellow balloons), from the tigers (orange balloons), from the bears (brown balloons) by putting each "animal" in a separate corner. Try it using hands, using feet only, or blowing on the balloon.

Smile Song (S-M-I-L-E)
(Akela’s Council Song Book)
(tune: John Brown ‘s body)
It isn’t any trouble just to S-M-I-L-E
It isn’t any trouble just to S-M-I-L-E
It isn’t any trouble, but will vanish like a bubble
If you only take the trouble just to S-M-I-L-E
Variations: G-R-I-N grin; L-A-U-G-H; HA! HA!

Craft or Activity:
 Elect. #1d – Use 12 American Indian signs to tell a story – Was it hard to learn the signs? Do you know if
any of the signs are used today in other ways? Why do you think they worked – sometimes even if the
other person didn’t know the language? Was there a really good reason to use sign language? (maybe
so you could stay quiet in a dangerous place, so someone who didn’t know your spoken language could
follow the story)
Elect. #10 – As you do any of the activities about Native American life, look for examples of their ingenuity and caring for the earth – how they used materials available to them and didn’t waste anything – Understanding and appreciating others helps us to be compassionate.
Elect. #14 – Take care of a pet – understand what your pet needs and how he deserves to be treated; think about what he adds to your world.

 Ach. #5 – Learn about sharing your world with wildlife, about your favorite animals, how you can help them survive, learn about the people who help wildlife in many different ways, visit a zoo, nature center or other wildlife area. When you visit animals in the wild or in an organized area, be sure to follow the
rules and treat the animals with respect.
Ach. #6 – Learn about and practice caring for your planet – recognize that it’s the only planet we have to
live on, and that we must conserve resources and find ways to share water and other limited resources
with everyone. Take part in a project that benefits your neighborhood, the planet, and maybe even a
local charity

Citizen # 10, #11, #13 – With your Webelos den or your family, visit a community leader, learn about his
duties and ask him/her about the need for respect, kindness and understanding between community
leaders, groups and individuals. Ask if there are specific examples to demonstrate compassion in your
community; Write a short story about a great American who demonstrated compassion, understanding
and fair treatment; List the names of three people you think are good citizens and tell why you chose
them – include examples of their compassion for others.
Communicator #1, #9, #10, #12 – Play the Body Language game with your den and consider how actions
can send a positive or negative message, especially when someone is trying to communicate with you;
Invite a person with a visual, speaking or hearing impairment to visit your den and learn about the
special ways to communicate and how you can communicate with those with impairments; Invite a
person who speaks another language to share their knowledge about their own language, words from
that language you might already know, how it feels to be surrounded by people you don’t understand,
and how to behave in a positive way around those who don’t speak your language; Under adult
supervision, search the internet and learn more about Compassion and how to demonstrate it.

Belt Loop:

Disabilities Awareness, Good Manners, Language and Cultures