Pack Meeting, BOBCAT awards, and BEAR Carnival at WUMC Monday at 6:30

Happy Afternoon, BEAR Families!!

I am SO excited about our new BEARS earning their BOBCAT Award at 6:30 pm tomorrow night!  A few of you were still working on some of the BOBCAT details, so really practice, practice, practice so you can earn your award tomorrow night!!!  (I'm putting the requirements at the  end of this message as a refresher for everyone!)  Remember to wear your UNIFORM – or as much of it as you have, please. 

BEAR CARNIVAL – remember this will earn our Scouts an achievement!! There has been a location “shift” – WUMC has some events going on at the church tomorrow night as well, so the Pack Meeting is being held in the fellowship hall and our BEAR CARNIVAL is being moved outside to the east side of the church.  IF you have electric/ safe camping Lanterns or similar light sources, BRING THEM.  For those of you ‘THROWING' at targets, a flashlight to focus on the target might be a big help.  Pack Leader Jason Beaton will be on hand at 6pm tomorrow night to help direct placement for the BEAR Carnival – including parking cars to block off that section so there won't be anyone driving through.  Look for him when you are setting up; as you know I don't get off until after 6pm on Mondays so I'll be zooming in right as the Pack Meeting starts.  There are tables at the church that can be used for those of you who needed a table to set up on!!  I can't wait to see the games your Scouts have dreamed up!!  Don't forget candy for prizes!!

We (Den 4 Bears) will NOT be meeting Tuesday since this is a Pack Meeting week.  

See you at the Pack Meeting and Carnival tomorrow night!!!

Bobcat Requirements:
1. Learn and say the Scout Oath, with help if needed.
2. Learn and say the Scout Law, with help if needed.
3. Show the Cub Scout sign. Tell what it means.
4. Show the Cub Scout handshake. Tell what it means.
5. Say the Cub Scout motto. Tell what it means.
6. Show the Cub Scout salute. Tell what it means

Requirement 1: Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey
the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

The meaning of the Scout Oath: ON MY HONOR – Saying “On my honor” is like saying “I promise.”
I WILL DO MY BEST…  This means that you will do your best to do what the Scout Oath says.
The Scout Oath has three promises. Let’s look at what they mean:
TO DO MY DUTY…A duty is something you are expected to do. At home, you
might be expected to make up your bed or take out the trash. You also have
duties to God and to your country.
TO GOD…You do your duty to God by following the teaching of your family and
religious leaders, if any.
AND MY COUNTRY…You do your duty to your country by being a good citizen and
obeying the law.
AND TO OBEY THE SCOUT LAW; …You also promise to live by the 12 points of the
Scout Law, which are described below.
TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE AT ALL TIMES; …Many people need help. A friendly smile
and a helping hand make life easier for others. By helping other people, you are
doing a Good Turn and making our world a better place.
TO KEEP MYSELF PHYSICALLY STRONG, …This part of the Scout Oath is about
taking care of yourself. You stay physically strong when you eat the right foods
and get plenty of exercise.
MENTALLY AWAKE, … You stay mentally awake when you work hard in school,
learn all you can, and ask questions.
AND MORALLY STRAIGHT. You stay morally straight when you do the right thing
and live your life with honesty.

2. Requirement #2 – The SCOUT LAW:  
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
The meaning of the Scout Law:
TRUSTWORTHY – Tell the truth and keep your promises. People can depend on you.
LOYAL – Be true to your family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and country.
HELPFUL – Volunteer to help others without expecting a reward.
FRIENDLY – Be a friend to everyone, even people who are very different from you.
COURTEOUS – Be polite to everyone and always use good manners.
KIND – Never harm or kill any living thing without good reason.
OBEDIENT – Follow the rules of your family, school, and pack. Obey the laws of your community and country.
CHEERFUL – Cheerfully do tasks that come your way. Try to help others be happy.
THRIFTY – Work to pay your own way. Don’t be wasteful. Use time, property, and natural resources wisely.
BRAVE – Face difficult situations even when you feel afraid. Do what is right despite what others might be doing or saying.
CLEAN – Keep your body and mind fit. Help keep your home and community clean.
REVERENT – Be reverent toward God. Be faithful in your religious duties. Respect the beliefs of others.

Requirement 3: Cub Scout Sign
Make the sign with your right hand. Hold your arm straight up. The two raised
fingers (like the Peace sign) stand for the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.

Requirement 4: Cub Scout handshake
When you shake hands with another Cub Scout, do this:
Hold out your right hand just as you always do to shake hands. But then put your first two fingers (like the Peace sign) along the inside of the other Scout’s wrist. This means that you help each other to remember and obey the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.

Requirement 5: Cub Scout motto
The Cub Scout motto is DO YOUR BEST.
A motto is a guiding principle and a rule for living. Do Your Best means trying your hardest, not just a little bit. Do your best all the time!

Requirement 6: Cub Scout salute
Salute with your right hand. Hold your first two fingers close together. Touch your fingertips to your cap. If you aren’t wearing a cap, touch your right eyebrow. The salute is used to salute the American flag during the Pledge of Allegiance. Always use the salute when in uniform. If you are not in uniform, salute the flag by placing your right hand over your heart.