The Bear Bulletin!
THE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BEAR DEN MEETINGS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
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.
- 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.
*THINGS TO REMEMBER*
High Priority (needs to be completed before the next meeting):
- Each Scout at home needs to write down a short story at home using blank spaces, like the ones they just filled in. Then he should ask a friend who hasn't heard the story for words to put in the blanks, and bring the story to the next meeting to share with the den.
- Less than a week before our Blue and Gold! Please check CubTrails to ensure your Scout is up to date with his awards!
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!
Mark Your Calendars: Spring Family Camp Out 2016!
For general State Park info please click here:
When: Friday April 8th - Sunday April 10th
Where: Fort Richardson State Park and Historic Site
228 Park Road 61, Jacksboro, TX 76458
Park office (940) 567-3506
Cost: $10 per person with a $40 max per family, whether your family spends only one or both nights. Payment Due by 5pm Friday April 1st to Den Leaders or LeAnn.
The park also charges a $3 per person entrance fee for 13 years of age and older. Children 12 and under are free. If you have a State Park Pass all entrance fees are waived.
Activities: Civil War Reenactment Weekend! Dress up to join in on the fun! Different stations will be set up that explain life in the 1800’s with hands on demonstrations. Expect canons, gun fire, coon skin hats, chuck wagons and lots of fun! You can also bring your fishing poles. They have stocked the lake with trout and no fishing licenses are required! Find one of the several Geocaches hidden in the park or take a hike to Rumbling Springs!
Campsites: Tigers, Wolves, and Bears will camp in Scout Area close to restrooms and the group picnic area labeled on park map. Webelos I & II (and any other brave scouts) will camp in primitive camping area located on Southern most point of park map. Webelos site includes a ¾ mile hike into campsite. So pack light or bring a wagon! There are also no restrooms facilities or running water at Webelos campsite.
Meals: All meals will be cooked and served at group picnic area. The pack has rented the group pavilion and the fire ring for both nights. Friday night meal is on your own since arrival times will vary. Please bring enough water and snacks for your family for the duration of the campout.
Saturday 8am breakfast.
Saturday lunch noon
Saturday 5pm supper
Sunday 8am breakfast
Schedule: Friday arrive and set up camp, the sun will set at 7:58pm.Friday night. Saturday morning more scout arrivals and breakfast is at 8am. Then as a Pack, hike to parade grounds for the reenactment. At noon break for lunch. You can then return to parade grounds for more reenactments or have time as a den or family for other activities. Sat at 5pm start cooking supper. There is time after supper for short den activities or to practice skits and songs for the fire ring program. 8pm fire ring program. Sunday morning breakfast 8am. A Scout is reverent, Brandon Thomas will lead a inspirational service at 9:30am at the fire ring. Then pack them up, head them out! Safe travels back home with new memories and stories to tell!
Announcements and Important Dates from the Pack Meeting (Jan. 18th, 2016)
- 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.