Monday, June 25, 2012

Olympic Day Camp
Pony Express District
June 22-23, 2012

What did we do?
Please use this as a resource when deciding if rank requirements were met or need to be discussed further in a den meeting.

Archery Instruction
ü  Learned about the parts of a bow and arrow
ü  Learned how to load and fire an arrow
ü  Learned how to safely carry the arrows
ü  Learned safety on the firing range

Archery
ü  Practiced loading, firing and retrieving arrows on a range

BB Instruction
ü  Learned about the parts of a gun
ü  Learned how to safely load and carry
ü  Learned shooting positions

BB Gun:
ü  Practiced loading, firing and safety on the range

Whittling Chip
ü  Learned the requirements to receive the Whittling Chip card

Whittling
ü  Learned how and practiced whittling on soap

Leatherwork
ü  Learned about leather making tools
ü  Learned how to prepare, tool and finish a piece of leather

Beadwork
ü  Learned about beads and how to lace them together

Nature
ü  Identified direction using local geography
ü  Practiced observation skills
ü  Practice hiking skills: stay on the trail, pick up litter, stay together
ü  Completed a 20 minute hike

Water Relays
ü  Used principles of team work to complete games

Compass
ü  Learned about directions and how north lines up because of the earth’s magnetic pull
ü  Learned how to use a compass to find a direction
ü  Practiced using a compass on a simple course

Throwing Sports:
ü  Learned about some traditional Olympic throwing events and participated in them
Jumping Sports:
ü  Learned about some Olympic jumping events and participated in them

Team Sports:
ü  Learned the importance of working with more than one team member
ü  Learned a new team sport.

Mt. Olympus Challenge:
ü  Implemented qualities of the Olympic spirit – courage, perseverance, determination – to complete an obstacle course

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Webelos-ree Achievements

Here is a list of what was done at each station at the 2012 Webelos-ree Day Camp. 

ARCHERY
Belt Loop
·          Explain the rules for safe archery that you have learned in the district/council camp or activity you are attending with your leader or adult partner.
·          Demonstrate to your leader or adult partner good archery shooting techniques, including the stance and how to nock the arrow, establish the bow, draw, aim, release, follow-through and retrieve arrows.
·          Practice shooting at your district or council camp for the time allowed.
Pin  – this is if there is extra time
·          Explain the parts of a bow and demonstrate how to string the bowstring in a proficient manner.
·          Demonstrate how to properly use archery equipment, including arm guards, finger tabs, and quivers and explain about proper clothing.
·          Learn the correct scoring techniques for target archery.
·          Make a poster that emphasizes the four whistle codes.
·          Show how to put away and properly store archery equipment.
BB
Belt Loop
·          Explain the rules of safe BB gun shooting you have learned to your leader or adult partner.
·          Demonstrate to your leader or adult partner good BB gun shooting techniques, including eye dominance, shooting shoulder, breathing, sight alignment, trigger squeeze, follow through.
·          Practice shooting at your district or your council camp in the time allowed.
Pin  – this is if there is extra time
·          Explain the parts of a BB gun and demonstrate how to properly load the gun.
·          Demonstrate the shooting positions.
·          Learn the correct scoring techniques for target BB gun shooting.
·          Show how to put away and properly store BB gun shooting equipment after use.
·          Explain how to use the safety mechanism on a BB gun.

KNOTS
Outdoorsman
·          Demonstrate setting up a tent or dining fly using two half hitches and a taut-line hitch. Show
              how to tie a square knot and explain how it is used.
·          Demonstrate how to whip and fuse the ends of a rope.


TREES/ PLANTS
Forester 
·          Examine the growth rings of a tree stump. Explain how the rings tell its life history.
·          Identify six forest trees common to the area where you live. Tell how both wildlife and humans
              use them.

Forester  Describe both the benefits and the harm wildfires can cause in a forest ecosystem. Tell how you
               can prevent wildfire.

Naturalist  Learn to identify poisonous plants found in your area.

ANIMALS
Naturalist 
·          Learn to identify venomous reptiles found in your area.
·          Learn about the bird flyways closest to your home. Find out which birds use these flyways.
·          Give examples of:
o    A producer, a consumer, and a decomposer in the food chain of an ecosystem
o    One way humans have changed the balance of nature
o    How you can help protect the balance of nature
·          Learn about aquatic ecosystems and wetlands in your area. Discuss with your Webelos den leader or activity badge counselor the important role aquatic ecosystems and wetlands play in supporting lifecycles of wildlife and humans.
·          Look around your neighborhood and identify how litter might be dangerous to the birds and other animals. Clean up the litter. Identify what else you might do to make your neighborhood safer for animals.

MAP & COMPASS
Belt Loop/Pin  
·          Show how to orient a map. Find three landmarks on the map
·          Explain how a compass works
·          Define cartography
·          Make a simple compass with a magnet and pin
·          In the field, show how to take a compass bearing and how to follow it. (going on a compass course)


GEOLOGY
Belt Loop/Pin  
·          Define geology.
·          Explain the difference between a rock and a mineral.
·          Make "pet rocks" using rocks, paint, and glue-on eyes. Tell a creative story about your pet
·          rocks.
·          Collect a sample of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Explain how each was formed.

FIRST AID
Readyman
·          Show first aid for the following:
a.     Cuts and scratches
b.     Burns and scalds
c.     Choking
d.     Blisters on the hand and foot
e.     Tick bites
f.      Bites and stings of insects other than ticks
g.     Poisonous snakebite
h.     Nosebleed
i.      Frostbite
j.      Sunburn

LUNCH
Outdoorsman
With your accompanying adult on a campout or outdoor activity, assist in preparing, cooking, and cleanup for one of your den's meals. Tell why it is important for each den member to share in meal preparation and cleanup, and explain the importance of eating together

Monday, June 11, 2012

Attention Cubmasters and Committee Chairs,

During the months of June, July and August a high number of OA (Order of The Arrow) ceremony teams are working at Scout Camp.  Therefore, until we have more boys available we will have an abbreviated ceremony for your Arrow of Light recipients.  We will try to accommodate all requests.  Please give us enough notice; at least a month.  Your Cub will still get an arrow and the OA team dressed in Indian regalia, but there might be only 1 or 2 OA team members instead of 5-6.

Please contact: Sean Hammond at hammond.se AT gmail.com to schedule the OA ceremony team for your Arrow of Light ceremony.