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Greetings all, welcome to another issue of the InsaneScouter newsletter. All is going grand here in Las Vegas. I would also like to take a moment to thank my friends Shawn for everything he and his family are doing to help me out, without you I would probably be homeless right now. You rock!

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Vigorous scout games are the best form of physical education because most of them bring in moral education – Lord Baden Powell

Boys can see adventure in a dirty old duck puddle, and if the Scoutmaster is a boys' man he can see it, too – Lord Baden Powell

 

Fires

A few months ago a fire was burning on the near by mountain. The smoke blew across the city and I was able to capture this photo of a smokey sunset. The fire burned around 30,000 acres and resulted in the death of one firefighter. As a result I wanted to use this moment to remind everyone of Smokey The Bears words “Only you can prevent forest fires”.

We also would like to take this moment to thank all of the firefighters and other crew, volunteers, etc who help fight this fire and all fires world wide. We salute you!!!

mount charleston july 2013 fire    mount charleston july 2013 fire

  

 

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Home > Resources > Ceremonies > Flag

Why I Love Her
(By John Wayne) You ask me why I love her? Well, give me time and I'll explain. Have you seen a Kansas sunset or an Arizona rain? Have you drifted on a bayou down Louisiana way? Have you watched the cold fog drifting over San Francisco Bay? Have you heard a bobwhite calling in the Carolina pines or heard the bellow of a diesel at the Appalachian mines? Does the call of the Niagara thrill you when you hear her...

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Christmas Closing 2
1st Boy: Our Pack Meeting is over2nd Boy: It is time to say goodnight3rd Boy: We trust our efforts please you,4th Boy: As your presence gave us delight.5th Boy: We take down our program and close it6th Boy: There is nothing further to say7th Boy: But to all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!...

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If
A short, silly skit about scampish elves and their concern for Santa. CAST:             SANTA                   9 ELVES                   EXTRA ELVES (Non-speaking parts) PROPS:            1 large sign on wall or drapes saying “DO NOT DlSTURB - SANTA’S SLEEPING”                   paper and pencil,                   1 large sign saying “DECEMBER 24” standing on stage                   1 envelope addressed to Santa. SETTING:          All elves are standing on stage whispering loudly when Chief Elf walks in. CHIEF ELF:        Hey! Keep the noise down. Can’t you...

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Parade Of Stars
Den Leader will read as boys wave stars and later the boys will help lead audience in song.In closing tonight I'd like to remind you that we have learned about some other countries and their customs, St. Nicholas, and the Yule log. Now I'd like to tell you about similar customs of the Philippines and Holland. In Holland during Christmas season young people go through the street singing carols and carrying stars on log poles. This is called "Star Singing"....

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A Christmas Story
CHARACTERS:HOUSE Hands over head in inverted “V” SHED Hands in front of chest in inverted “V” SLED Hands together as in praying, waving from left to right REINDEER One hand, palm forward, at each side of head, thumbs touching temples PACK Both hands over shoulder as if carrying a load LITTLE GIRLS All girls (young and old) stand up LITTLE BOYS All boys (young and old) stand up BOX Show dimensions with hands LION Growl DOLL Both hands as if...

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The Gift Of Goodwill
Arrangement: A group of 8 Cub Scouts are gathered around Christmas gifts. Each boy is wrapping a gift, Den Chief enters.Den Chief: Hey guys, let me see what each one of you is wrapping.Cub 1: Gloves for my Dad.Cub 2: An owl plaque for my Mom.Cub 3: Oreo cookies for my little brother...maybe he will quit eating mine.Cub 4: A doll for my sister.Cub 5: Wind chimes for my Mom.Cub 6: Ink pens for my big brother...maybe mine will quit...

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Holidays Around The World
CUB l: In India and Thailand, they celebrate the Festival of Lights, With little lamps or lotus boats that float into the night. [Boy carries a Lotus Boat of foil]CUB 2: In Sweden, too, they honor Santa Lucia, Queen of Light The oldest girl will wear a crown with candles warm and bright. [St. Lucia crown or candle and greens.]CUB 3: In Mexico, the children gather goodies from the floor, For they've broken the piñata filled with candy treats galore!...

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Trolling
Trolling is towing a lure behind a moving boat or canoe. Like still-fishing, it doesn't have much appeal to an active angler who isn't content to just "set," although it does give him a change of scenery as he trolls around a woodland lake or river. And if it's just exercise he's interested in, he can always row or paddle. But with the increasing popularity of outboard motors, almost everybody who trolls uses an outboard. And, surprisingly, experiments have proved...

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Pinata
Mexican Christmas festivities have the longest duration in the world. They start on December 12th and end on January 6th with the arrival of the Three Wise Men to give their gifts. There are over 30 traditions only found within Mexican Christmas. [Source: wikipedia.org] One of these is the Piñata. They can be made by the Cub Scouts, or purchasing one is also an option. They can be filled with candy or small, lightweight toys or gifts. The piñata is...

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Geology Fluvial Systems
Geology 101 - Gale Martin - Class NotesFluvial Systems, or rivers, are by far the most abundant and important erosional agent on the surface of the earth. The information covered here is but a small portion of that needed to understand the dynamics of fluvial systems. One can approach rivers as components of evolving landscapes, means of sediment transport/deposition and agents of destruction (via floods). They are constantly changing. Rivers are one of the few agents of erosion that man...

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Merry Cubbing Christmas
C is for CUBBERS, cheerful and bright.H is for HELPFUL, healthy and rightR is for RESOURCES, they try to save.I is for IDEALS, they like to wave.S is for SCARF, of yellow and blue.T . is for TYING, they learn to do.M is for MAGIC, of which they all shout.A is for Akela our best Scout.S is for SOMETHING, we always have to do.And this brings a "Merry Cubbing Christmas" to you. ...

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Universal Fellowship
PERSONNEL:NarratorCub #1- carries flag representing East (Germany) Cub #2 - carries flag representing South (Mexico) Cub #3 - carries flag representing West (Japan) Cub #4 - carries flag representing North (Canada) Cub #5 - carries flag representing USA Cub #6 - carries flag representing Cubs (Pack flag)Narrator: The Universal Fellowship of Pack ____ will now be presented by Den ___. (Use standard flag ceremony procedure with flags from other countries following American flag. When on stage, flags from other countries...

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Holiday Spirit
Christmas and Hanukkah are, for the most people, the most joyful holidays of the year. The holiday parties, the exchange of gifts, and the brilliant lights of the Christmas trees make a guy glad to be alive at this season. Sometimes we forget that these holidays are really religious festivals. It's well to remember that the real holiday spirit is cast by the Star of Bethlehem and the Hanukkah candles, reminding us of the...

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Peace Pipe Closing
The peace pipe as used in this ceremony is wooden, painted in bright colors and decorated with feathers. It is not smoked. Chief may wear headdress.CHIEF: (Cubmaster) (Steps forward, holding peace pipe in both hands, arms straight in front of him.)To our Father, the Great Spirit (holds pipe aloft) who has given us so many blessings. (Pretends to smoke pipe.)To our Mother, the earth (extends arms downward) who has given us so many blessings. (Pretends to smoke pipe.)To the North...

Home > Resources > The Outdoors > Outdoor Safety

Firestarter 2
Having some newspaper or solid lighter (meta tablets, cardboard impregnated with parrafine, etc) helps a lot. Someone on rec.backcountry suggested to use rests of acrylic plastic. I don't recommend it (I needn't comment on the resulting pollution), but it sure develops a long-lasting hot flame. We teach our kids to use the small one-year branches at the bottom of the pine (christmas) trees. They catch fire easily even if it has rained or snowed for a week, and they should be removed...

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Christmas Closing 2
1st Boy: Our Pack Meeting is over2nd Boy: It is time to say goodnight3rd Boy: We trust our efforts please you,4th Boy: As your presence gave us delight.5th Boy: We take down our program and close it6th Boy: There is nothing further to say7th Boy: But to all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!...

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A Christmas Sotry
Characters: HOUSE Hands over head in inverted “V” SHED Hands in front of chest in inverted “V” SLED Hands together as in praying, waving from left to right. REINDEER One hand, palm forward, at each side of head, thumb touching temples PACK Both hands over shoulder as if carrying a load LITLE GIRLS All girls (young and old) stand up LITTLE BOYS All boys (young and old) stand up BOX Show dimensions with hands LION Growl DOLL Both hands as...

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How The Sun Moon Stars Got Into The Sky
Dress up all the boys as Indian Braves and assign four of them the following parts. Have the rest of the boys sit around a “campfire” and listen to the story. CHARACTERS:CHIEF Stand with arms folded across chest and say “Ugh” SUN Cover eyes with hands MOON Frame face with hands and smile STARS Blink rapidly NARRATOR: Long, long ago the Indians had no fire and no light. They suffered much during the cold winter and they had to eat...

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Look Forward
This holiday season is a time for focusing more on good cheer, and serving others. We reach beyond ourselves and give to others. As we are heading into a new year, we look forward to new beginnings, setting new goals, and moving on to new adventures.Tonight we have a Webelos who has gone beyond that which is necessary to earn a Webelos badge. Would _______please come forward with his parents._____has worked hard this last year. He has earned (name some...

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I Stand For Christmas
Nine boys stand in a line et the back of the room. Each holds a large letter that spells out Christmas.Each steps forward in turn and shows his letter and recites his lines.C - I stand for carols and Christmas cheer.H - I stand for holly that's hanging here (points to holly hanging from his sign).R - I stand for reindeer I've never seen.I - I stand for ivy of Christmas green.S - I stand for skates and skies.T -...

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Campfire Plan
It is very likely that a boy's-or an adult's-fondest memories of his Scouting experiences are of the times he sat around an evening's campfire with some of his best buddies. Those campfires had a magical quality to them-a quality that often defies description. One would be hard pressed to come up with a better way to end a day in camp, or an evening's activity, than with a campfire. But leaders with the skill and confidence to make good campfires...

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Art Relay
Equipment needed: three coloured felt pens for each team, masking tape, sheets of newspaper. Divide boys into six or eight-man teams. In front of each team a large piece of newspaper is hung on a wall with masking tape. Pens are placed on a chair, or on the floor, beside each team's paper. Line up teams about 10' away. They are told to illustrate a well-known story or TV show; or Christmas, New Year's or Easter. On signal, first player in each...

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Christmas Season
CUB SCOUT #1: Will everyone stand and say the Law of the Pack.The Cub Scout follows Akela.The Cub Scout helps the pack go.The Pack helps the Cub Scout grow.The Cub Scout gives goodwill.'CUB SCOUT #2: The gifts that we will receive and enjoy this Christmas season, should make us all more determined to live up to the ideals of Cub Scouting - duty to god and duty to our fellowman.CUB SCOUT #3: Put God first. Do what you know God...

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Christmas Poem Opening
Twas the night before Christmas he lived all alone, in a one-bedroom house made of plaster and stone. No stocking by the mantle, just boots filled with sand. On the wall hung a picture of a far distant land. With medals and badges, awards of all kinds, a sober thought came to my mind. I found the home of a hero, a United States soldier. Was this the hero of whom I just read? The soldier lay sleeping, the floor...

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Golden Rule Opening
CUBMASTER: This is the season of lights. It is a time when the days are shorter and the nights are long. But somehow, things are brighter. Shopping centers are bright with Christmas light. Thousands of homes have single candles to light the way for the Christ Child. Other thousands have candles burning to commemorate the miracle of the oils of Hanukkah. Even the stars in the winter sky seem brighter. But the most brilliant glow comes from Cub Scouts following...

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Scouting Jokes
A Scout Master was teaching his Boy Scouts about survival in the desert. "What are the three most important things you should bring with you in case you get lost in the desert?" he asked. Several hands went up, and many important things were suggested such as food, matches, etc. Then one little boy in the back eagerly raised his hand. "Yes, Timmy, what are the three most important things you would bring with you?" asked the Scout Master. Timmy...

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Gift Giving
Tune: I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing I'd like to give the world a gift, that all men will be free. And though I'm just a growing boy, There's things that I can see. To see that Scouting is a way, To start to understand. That caring, helping, smiling, learning Help me be a man. And so at Christmas here's a gift, That you can give to me Please help me grow in mind and spirit, To be...

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Its A Beautiful Tree
PREPARATION: Each boy is asked in advance to bring an ornament for the pack Christmas tree. Later these ornaments will be donated to a needy family. Ornaments are placed on the tree as the boys arrive.Cubmaster asks everyone to be seated.Suddenly an angel appears and says: "It's a beautiful tree, but something is missing. What could it be?"SOMEONE SAYS: "Its the star!" The angel agrees and explaining that he brought a star from heaven to place at the top of...

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IceFishing
When winter comes to the Northern states and the lakes and rivers freeze solid, you can try the most rugged fishing sport of all—ice-fishing. Of course you must be somewhat rugged yourself because standing in freezing temperatures and snow squalls for hours at a time isn't anyone's idea of comfort. But you can catch yourself a mess offish. A surprising number of species bite in midwinter as well as midsummer. They may not have as much pep because of the...

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Light The Way
CUBMASTER: This is the season of lights. It is a time when the days are shorter and nights longer.Shopping centers are bright with Christmas lights.Thousands of homes have single candles to light the way for the Christ Child. Other thousands have candles burning to commemorate the miracle of the oils of Hanukkah. Even the stars in the winter skies seem brighter.But the most brilliant glow comes from the spirit of goodwill that you live all year round in the Cub...

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Leif Eriksson
Personnel: Cubmaster dressed as Leif Eriksson comes out.Props: American flagLEIF ERIKSSON: I am Leif Eriksson, son of Eric the Red and a mighty Viking. In 999 A.D. I went to King Olaf of Norway who commissioned me to spread Christianity to Greenland. As I was returning, my ship as blown off course to the land you call America. It was a land of which I had previously had no knowledge. I called it Vinland because of the wild grapes I...

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Merry Cubbing Christmas
C is for CUBBERS, cheerful and bright.H is for HELPFUL, healthy and rightR is for RESOURCES, they try to save.I is for IDEALS, they like to wave.S is for SCARF, of yellow and blue.T . is for TYING, they learn to do.M is for MAGIC, of which they all shout.A is for Akela our best Scout.S is for SOMETHING, we always have to do.And this brings a "Merry Cubbing Christmas" to you. ...

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Seven Steps to Successful Skits
Tom Gray The Leader, November 1987.A group of boys on stage or around the campfire are putting on a skit. Most of them are inaudible. Those you can hear forget their lines. The punch line is smothered in the actors' giggles. Then there is an embarrassing silence before it dawns on the audience that the thing is over, and a patter of polite applause begins.You've seen it, I know. It was my troop putting on a skit! After a couple...

Home > Resources > Ceremonies > Flag Opening

Universal Fellowship
PERSONNEL:NarratorCub #1- carries flag representing East (Germany) Cub #2 - carries flag representing South (Mexico) Cub #3 - carries flag representing West (Japan) Cub #4 - carries flag representing North (Canada) Cub #5 - carries flag representing USA Cub #6 - carries flag representing Cubs (Pack flag)Narrator: The Universal Fellowship of Pack ____ will now be presented by Den ___. (Use standard flag ceremony procedure with flags from other countries following American flag. When on stage, flags from other countries...

Home > Resources > Ceremonies > Flag Opening

I Stand For Christmas
Nine boys stand in a line et the back of the room. Each holds a large letter that spells out Christmas.Each steps forward in turn and shows his letter and recites his lines.C - I stand for carols and Christmas cheer.H - I stand for holly that's hanging here (points to holly hanging from his sign).R - I stand for reindeer I've never seen.I - I stand for ivy of Christmas green.S - I stand for skates and skies.T -...

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Gifts Which Are Not Advertised On Television
PERSONNEL: Cubmaster or Den LeaderCUBMASTER: Why not pick something from this list of Christmas gifts which are not advertised on television?Give your parents the words "I love You".Give your children a full day of your time.Give an ear to someone who needs a listener.Give a hand to someone less strong.Give an old friend a surprise visit or letter.Give a former neighbor a phone call.Give yourself time to reflect on this holy season. ...
Recipes

All American Sandwiches

1 pkg cheddar cheese sauce
1 cup milk
1/4 cups mayo
2 tbs mustard
1/2 lb deli turkey, diced
1/2 lb deli ham, diced
1/4 cups chopped walnuts
1 green pepper, diced
8 deli rolls, split
Sliced tomato
sliced onion

Prepare cheese sauce as package directions with milk. Stir in rest of ingredients. Let cool and chill in cooler. Spread on rolls when chilled with tomato and onion slices.


Hooter Sandwiches
8 slices turkey lunch meat
8 slices cooked ham lunch meat
8 slices Swiss cheese
16 slices rye bread
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tbs baking powder
1 1/3 cup water
1 egg, beaten oil powdered sugar

Place 1 slice turkey on 8 slices of bread. Top with slice of Swiss cheese and slice of ham. Top with remaining bread. Cut each sandwich into quarters. Use toothpicks to hold together. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt well. Add water to beaten egg and add to flour mixture. Mix well. Dip each sandwich quarter into batter. Heat 1in oil in large skillet. Fry dipped sandwiches until golden brown. Remove toothpicks and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve warm.  A taste treat from Fuzzy and the Hooters.

 

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Outdoor Fire Safety Scoutmaster Minute
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A large part of scouting is going on camping trips, and there are few things as pleasant during a camping trip as sitting by a fire, telling stories, roasting marshmallows, and enjoying the warmth and glow of the flames. However, to fully enjoy this experience and to ensure that you do not lose control of the fire, you need to observe some basic fire safety rules. By building, tending and extinguishing a fire safely, you can ensure that you are upholding your promise as a scout to treat nature with respect.

Make certain you do not build the fire in an area with overhanging branches or old stumps nearby. Be sure to have water and a shovel nearby so that you can extinguish the fire quickly if necessary. Never leave a fire unattended. Never run or play around a fire, and never, absolutely NEVER, throw things into the fire that can explode, like aerosol cans, which can send shrapnel flying, possibly maiming or even killing someone.

You must always remember the potential harm that fire can cause and treat it respectfully.

 



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