Friday, September 21, 2012

Spontaneous Turkeys

This hilarious audience participation game was presented at Roundtable last night.  I wish I had taken pictures, but hopefully my description will suffice.  All of my measurements are only a guess to help you visualize, and the colors can be any you choose, so do what actually works.

Make 4 turkey tails, one of each color: brown, red, yellow, orange (or pink, blue, black, green ... whatever you already have around):

1.  Cut a 6" circle out of stiff paper for the following colors:  brown, red, yellow, orange,

2.  From the same paper cut out feathers.  The feathers we saw last night were just 6"x1.5" rectangles. 

3.  Attach the feathers to the top circumference of the circle.

4.  Get material 6" wide by 6' long to fit around someone's bottom and hips and tied in the front.  Sew the feathered circles to the middle of the material.

Make 4 turkey masks.  Here's a picture of a simple one that I would probably make, but with paper.

THE GAME:

Teach the audience the following words to the tune "Have You Ever Seen A Lassie" or "Here We Are Together":
    Have you ever seen a turkey, a turkey, a turkey
    Have you ever seen a turkey with feathers like that.
    There's brown ones and red ones and yellow ones and orange ones.
    Have you ever seen a turkey with feathers like that.

Get 4 volunteers who wear the turkey masks and tail throughout pack meeting.  Whenever a certain word is said, let's just pick "thank" for an example, the turkeys get up and start strutting around like a turkey would and the audience sings the above song.  When the color of their tail is sung, the turkeys wag their tails to the audience.

Friday, September 7, 2012

UNPC 2010 Pow Wow Book & 2011 Supplement

Emphasis on Pack Meeting Ideas, Den Meeting Ideas, and Core Value Ideas


In August of 2010, Utah National Parks Council put out their 2010-2011 Pow Wow book.  It is a 414 page PDF document.  There are many pages with Core Value Info and ideas for Dens and Packs.

In August of 2011, Utah National Parks Council put out a supplemental CD to their 2010 Pow Wow book.  There are many pages with Core Value Info, and pages with forms to be able to keep hard copies for each of the boys so you do not have to rely on the boys books.

The Akela's Council just added a copy to their blog of both the Pow Wow book and that supplement in PDF form, clear and ready to be printed.  Check it out.  There's good and helpful stuff there!  http://akelascouncil.blogspot.com/2012/09/utah-national-parks-council-pow-wow.html


(It is a 414 page document, so be patient as it opens up)

Table of Contents for the Pow Wow Book:
Core Values and Assigned Months

Section 1 - Parts of a Meeting
Gathering Activities
Opening Ceremonies
Recognition Ceremonies
Games and Activities
Audience Participation
Skits
Crafts
Cubmaster Minutes
Closing Ceremonies
Derbies
Blue & Gold (Songs, Cheers, and Menu & Recipe Ideas)
Character Connections
Academics & Sports Program (Belt Loops & Pins)
Tiger Cubs
Webelos Scouts
Advice from Akela
  • New Leaders
  • Den Leaders
  • Den Discipline
  • Den Chiefs
  • Pack Committee
  • Cubmasters
  • Pack Communication and Online Resources for Packs
  • Parents and Families
  • $$$ and Budgets
  • Pack Trainers
  • Cub Scout Leader Training
  • Unit Commissioners (Charter Presentation Ceremonies too)
  • Scouting with Disabilities (Includes games
Patches and Awards
Where can I find Scout Stuff?
Index (by core value)
Table of Contents for the Supplement:
                                                 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Advancement & Core Values (All Ranks) .............. 4
     Tiger .................................................. 45
     Wolf ................................................... 51
     Bear ................................................... 59
     Wolf & Bear .......................................... 69
     Webelos .............................................. 87
Character Connection Activities & Worksheets ........ 93
     Practical Examples .................................. 126
     Quotes and Answers ................................. 129
     Where to find Ideas? ................................ 130
Record Keeping Tips & Forms .......................... 131
     Wolf Den Records .................................... 137
     Bear Den Records .................................... 141
     Webelos Den Records ............................... 145
     Belt Loops & Pins Records .......................... 147
     Den Chief Records ................................... 149
     Cub Scout Parents Records ......................... 150
     Cub Scout Leaders Records ......................... 162
Webelos Activity Badges. ............................... 172
     Belt Loop Glue-ins (for Webelos)................... 193
More Great Stuff.......................................... 202
     Useful Websites and Links ........................... 203
     Red Ribbon Week Patch..............................205
     Camp Jeremiah Johnson Flier ...................... 206
     Resource Guide Tips.................................. 207
                              Outdoor Activities (Tour Plan, LNT etc.) .......... 210

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New Combined Den Leader Training Award 2012




Den Leader Training Award
from usscouts.org
This award has replaced the Tiger Cub Den Leader Award,
the Cub Scout Den Leader Award, and the Webelos Den Leader Award
Scouters already working on one of the older awards may continue with the previous requirements until December 31,2012. Those starting work should use the new requirements.
Links to the old requirements may be found at http://scoutleaderknots.com/denleader.asp

Note: This award can be earned as a Tiger Cub Den Leader, Wolf Cub Scout Den Leader, Bear Cub Scout Den Leader,and Webelos Den Leader. It can be earned in each position, but tenure may be used only for one award. A tiny device pin is attached to indicate whether the award was earned as a Tiger Den Leader, Cub Den Leader or a Webelos DenLeader.

Tenure
Complete one year as a registered den leader in the position selected. Tiger Cub den leader’s tenure can be the programyear as long as it is greater than eight months.
Training
1. Complete the basic training for the selected den leader position.
2. Complete This Is Scouting training.
3. Attend a pow wow or university of Scouting (or equivalent), or attend at least four roundtables (or equivalent) during the tenure used for this award.
Performance
Do five of the following during the tenure used for this award:
1. Have an assistant den leader who meets regularly with your den.
2. Have a den chief who meets regularly with your den.
3. Graduate at least 70 percent of your den to the next level.
4. Take leade3rship in planning and conducting a den service project.
5. Have a published den meeting/activity schedule for the den's parents.
6. participate with your den in a Cub Scout day camp or resident camp.
7. Complete Basic Adult leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO).
8. Complete Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos leaders.
9. Participate with your den in at least one family camp; if your den is a Webelos den, participate with your den in at least two overnight camps.
10. take leadership in planning two den outdoor activities.
11. Hold monthly den meeting and den activity planning sessions with your assistant den leaders. 

For a fillable form PDF progress record for this award, go to http://www.scouting.org/filestore/training/pdf/511-052_WB.pdf
(2012 printing)

EXPO CANCELLED!!!

The 2012 Pony Express Scout Expo and Belt Loop Pow Wow has been cancelled.  This event was scheduled for September 29, 2012.