The Bear Bulletin!

THE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BEAR DEN MEETINGS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Den 2 Photo Gallery

Click here to see pictures of our Den Activities taken by Taryn!

***No Meeting On Monday, February 8th!***

We met our last requirement for our Adventure Loop: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns with our Nature Center Outing on Saturday- Enjoy your Monday Night!
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Our Current Adventure Elective: Roaring Laughter!

Rationale for Adventure:


  • Laughing provides many health benefits. It also enhances teamwork and improves alertness, creativity, and memory. In this adventure, Bear Scouts will share laughter with others, strengthening their bond with family members and the den.



Takeaways for Cub Scouts in this Adventure:

  • Health benefits of laughter (releasing stress, relaxing muscles, boosting immune system, easing anxiety and fear)
  • Learning social skills and how to diffuse conflict in a group.
  • Practicing respect for others, being courteous, and following directions.
  • A Scout is cheerful.


Adventure Requirements:
  • Think about what makes you laugh. Write down three things that make you laugh.
  • Practice reading tongue twisters.
  • Create your own short story. Remove some nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs from the story, leaving blanks. Without telling the story, have a friend insert his own nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in the story you created!
  • With a partner, play a game that makes you laugh.
  • Share a few jokes with a couple of friends to make them laugh.
  • Practice at least two run-ons with your den and perform them at a pack meeting or campfire program.

This adventure starts on page 231 in your Scout's handbook.

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*THINGS TO REMEMBER*


Do-At-Home:

High Priority (needs to be completed before the next meeting):


  • Remember to research one extinct and one endangered animal! You can find more information and resources in pages 78-80 of your Bear Handbook. We will be presenting our animal projects at our next Den Meeting on February 15th.
  • Less than 3 weeks before our Blue and Gold crossover ceremony! Please check CubTrails to ensure your Scout has completed all requirements for their Bear Badge!


Medium Priority (needs to be completed ASAP):
  • Read through the exercises in the Adult Guide in the front of your Scout's book and update CubTrails that you and your Scout have discussed this booklet in the drop down menu under Bear Rank.
  • Each Scout needs to complete their Cyber Chip Requirements @: http://www.netsmartz.org/scouting then update CubTrails in the drop down menu under Bear Rank.
  • Parents: Please complete the Youth Protection Training at: https://my.scouting.org/ Just create an account and complete YPT Training online. It is free of cost, and once complete, it is valid for 2 years. Thank you!
CubTrails

Click this button to update your CubTrails!

It is Time for the Pinewood Derby!!

Our Pack Pinewood Derby is right around the corner on February 13th! Registration is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., race begins at Noon! There are several book resources on how-to's and secrets and you can find decals and tools at places like the Scout Shop, Michael's and Hobby Lobby. Also, our Cub Master Troy Sloan will be hosting one last class this Sunday, February 7th! This is a great opportunity to get some insider tips and have fun!

Please let me know if you have any questions - I am here to help!

Mark Your Calendars: Spring Family Camp Out 2016!

Due to a low availability of campsites at Dinosaur Valley State Park, our camp out has been moved to Fort Richardson State Park, in Jacksboro on April 8th-9th, 2016. We are super excited about the Civil War Reenactment going on that weekend!


For general State Park info please click here:

http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/fort-richardson


All of the details are still very tentative, so keep your eyes open for more info soon!

Announcements and Important Dates from the Pack Meeting (Jan. 18th, 2016)

  • We are looking for volunteers for the Pack Committee. If you would like to volunteer, please let us know.
  • Scout Sunday, February 7th. This is to celebrate all Scouts and give our thanks to the community for their support. Please plan to attend services at either your church or Grace Presbyterian on this day in uniform. Be sure to update Cub Trails- there is a patch for this activity.
  • Pinewood Derby is February 13th at Grace Presbyterian!
  • Blue and Gold Banquet is February 27th at First United Methodist Church.
  • Webelos Woods is March 4th-6th at Worth Ranch.
  • Next Pack Meeting is March 21st at Grace Presbyterian Church at 6:30.
  • District Pinewood Derby is in Granbury on March 26th at Classic Chevrolet Dealership. Registration is at 1:30.
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Upcoming Events:

Scout Sunday

Sunday, Feb. 7th, 10:30am

606 Mockingbird Lane

Weatherford, TX

Today is Scout Sunday! We show our support for our charters and other scouts through attending service at Grace Presbyterian, or our own churches. To show appreciation, we hold doors open for guests, help hand out programs, and help with the collection offering.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Pack Pinewood Derby!!!

Saturday, Feb. 13th, 10am

606 Mockingbird Lane

Weatherford, TX

Come One Come All to the GREAT RACE!!!

Bring your best car (make sure you give it a cool name) and race your way to the top! There will be a baked goods auction and lots of fun!! I can't wait to see you all there!!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Den Leader Info

Got a question? Here's how to reach me:


Rachael Black: