The Bear Bulletin!
THE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BEAR DEN MEETINGS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Our Current Adventure Elective: A Bear Goes Fishing
Rationale for Adventure:
- Fishing is a skill that become a lifelong hobby or possibly a career. It can be done alone or with family and friends. This adventure lays some groundwork for the fishing merit badge once the Bear becomes a Boy Scout. This adventure is meant to be fun and can be used for teaching several points of the Scout Law such as trustworthy, helpful, courteous, obedient, thrifty, cheerful, clean, and even reverent.
Takeaways for Cub Scouts in this Adventure:
- Learning about the different types of fish near the Scouts' homes.
- Learning what the fish eat, how they can be caught, and how we can preserve and conserve our fish by using the concept of catch-and-release fishing.
- Understanding different types of equipment and making simple fishing tackle.
- Going fishing and having a hands-on experience to apply all the Bears have learned.
- Discover and learn about three different types of fish in your area. Draw a color picture of each fish, record what each fish likes to eat, and describe what sort of habitat each fish likes.
- Learn about your local fishing regulations with your leader, parent, or guardian. List three of the regulations you learn about and one reason each regulation exists.
- Learn about fishing equipment and make a simple fishing pole. Practice casting at a target. Teach what you have learned to someone in your family, another Scout, or one of your friends.
- Go on a fishing adventure, and spend a minimum of one hour trying to catch a fish. Put into practice the things you have learned about fishing and fishing equipment.
*THINGS TO REMEMBER*
High Priority (needs to be completed before the next meeting):
- Each Scout at home needs to go fishing for at least one hour to earn their A Bear Goes Fishing Loop! (Can be completed at the Spring Camp Out.)
- Read about fishing regulations with a parent or guardian. List three regulations and why they are regulations to bring to our next Den Meeting!
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!
Spring Family Camp Out 2016 Info!!
*If you need to sign up or pay please let me know ASAP!*
*Family members must stay at camp out with scouts.*
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 4th 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 (near the top right). Webelos I and 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 the 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 Lunch- Walkign Frito Pies
Saturday Dinner- Hamburgers and Chips
Sunday Breakfast- Biscuits, Sausage Gravy and Eggs
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 dinner. There is time after dinner 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!
Camp Cards For Sale!!!
The last scheduled dates for selling camp cards are below. Please contact Taryn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-903-2513 if you'd like to sign up to sell or if you have any questions.
Sun 4/3 @ Kroger off Hulen 9 to 12
Fri 4/15 @ Weatherford Lowes Anytime
Sat 4/16 @ Kroger off Beach 9 to 3
Any Weatherford Little League Game
More info can be found at the link below!