Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Cub Scouts Webelos Awards RequirementsWebelos Home
Webelos Badge Requirements
Online Webelos Badge Test
- Have an adult member of your family read and sign the Parent Guide in the front of the Webelos Scout Book.
- Be an active member of your Webelos den for 3 months.
- Know and explain the meaning of the Webelos badge.
- Point out and explain the three parts of the Webelos Scout uniform. Tell when to wear the uniform and when not to wear it.
- Earn the Fitness and Citizen activity badges and one other activity badge from different badge group.
- Plan and lead a flag ceremony in your den.
- Show that you know and understand the requirements to be a Boy Scout.
- Earn the religious emblem of your faith OR do two of six requirements related to your religious beliefs.
Compass Points Emblem Requirements
- Earn the Webelos Badge.
- Earn four more activity badges for a total of seven to receive the compass points emblem.
- Earn one compass point pin for each additional four activity badges.
- 11 activity badges - first point
- 15 activity badges - second point
- 19 activity badges - third point
Arrow of Light RequirementsOnline Webelos Arrow of Light Test
- Be active in your Webelos den for at least six months since completing the fourth grade (or for at least six months since becoming 10 years old), and earn the Webelos badge.
- Show your knowledge of the requirements to become a Boy Scout by doing all of these:
- Repeat from memory and explain in your own words the Scout Oath or Promise and the 12 points of the Scout Law. Tell how you have practiced them in your everyday life.
- Give and explain the Scout motto, slogan, sign, salute, and handclasp.
- Understand the significance of the Scout badge. Know its parts and tell what each stands for.
- Tell how a Boy Scout uniform is different from a Webelos Scout uniform.
- Tie the joining knot (square knot)
- Earn five more activity badges in addition to the three you already earned for the Webelos badge. The total of eight activity badges must include:
- Fitness (already earned for the Webelos badge)
- At least one from the Outdoor Group
- At least one from the Mental Skills Group
- At least one from the Technology Group
- Two more of your choice
- With your Cub Scout Webelos den, visit at least one Boy Scout troop meeting, and one Boy Scout-oriented outdoor activity.
- Participate in a Webelos campfire and day hike.
- After you have completed all five of the above requirements, and after a talk with your Webelos den leader, arrange to visit, with your parent or guardian, a meeting of a Boy Scout troop you think you might like to join. Have a conference with the Scoutmaster. Complete and turn in a "Join Boy Scouting" application to the Scoutmaster during the conference.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
LDS Webelos Program
While this plan is for a pack chartered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, any Webelos Den can use this plan to cover all 20 Webelos Activity Badges in 12 months.
- The plan for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints allows 10-year-old Scouts to:
- Bridge (transfer) into Boy Scouts when they turn 11.
- Also earn Activity Badges (pins) by working on their own.
See your leader for details.
|Sep||Communicator - Citizen|
|Oct||Showman - Citizen|
|Nov||Craftsman - Scientist|
|Dec||Craftsman - Scientist|
|Jan||Fitness - Readyman|
|Feb||Scholar - Engineer|
|Mar||Athlete - Engineer|
|Apr||Sportsman - Family Member|
|May||Outdoorsman - Handyman|
|Jun||Traveler - Artist|
|Jul||Aquanaut - Geologist|
|Aug||Naturalist - Forester|
Webelos Super Achiever Award Requirements
Award Application - Contact Sam Houston Council
- Earn all 20 Webelos activity pins BEFORE your Arrow of Light Ceremony.
Religious Emblem Award Requirements
Award Application - Contact Bishop
- Different requirements for each religion.
World Conservation Award Requirements
- Earn the Forester badge.
- Earn the Naturalist badge.
- Earn the Outdoorsman badge.
- Participate in a den or pack conservation project.
Conservation Good Turn Award Requirements
- Participate in a den or pack conservation project.
- Application is #21-386
- Award certificate is #21-389
Emergency Preparedness Award RequirementsBSA Site Page
Award Application Form
- Earn the Readyman activity badge from the community badge group.
- Build a family emergency kit, with an adult family member participating in the project. Use this Kit Checklist and keep it with your kit.
- With your parent or guardian's help, complete one of the following that you have not already completed for this award as a Tiger Cub or Wolf or Bear Cub Scout:
- Take a first aid course conducted by your local American Red Cross chapter.
- Give a presentation to your Cub Scouts Webelos den on preparing for emergencies.
- Organize a training program for your Webelos den on stranger awareness, Internet safety, or safety at home.
Physical Fitness Award Requirements
Award Application Form
- Complete a cardiovascular fitness evaluation/consultation with your personal health care provider. (This can be done as part of the examination required by any council-approved class 3 medical evaluation.)
- Using the BSA references listed after the seven major components, give a presentation to a BSA or other community youth group (at least eight youth participants) on cardiovascular fitness, diet, the health benefits of regular aerobic exercise, exercise recommendation for the Scout-age group, and healthy lifestyles.
- Review the BSA guidelines for the Athletics and other physical activity or personal fitness-oriented merit badge and explain steps you have taken to follow each of the guidelines for the fitness goals. Explain precautions to be taken for a physical fitness activity in each of the following: woods, fields, facilities, and waterfront.
- Explain to your mentor the symptoms of dehydration and hypothermia. Explain the special considerations for preventing dehydration and hypothermia.
- Properly outfit for physical activities with proper equipment, clothing, and footwear. Know your own capabilities and limitations. Illustrate how you would prepare for the physical fitness goals included in the award program.
- With supervision from your mentor or other qualified persons, set up a fitness goal-oriented plan using the seven major components of fitness.
- Demonstrate your ability to improve your strength, posture, endurance, agility, speed, accuracy, and balance with your own goal-oriented fitness plan.
Crime Prevention Award Requirements
Award Application Form
- Earn the Citizen and Family Member activity badges.
- Discuss drugs and crime, gangs and crime, graffiti and crime, and peers and crime.
- Participate with your family, Cub Scout Webelos den, pack, or friends in a crime prevention project, either an original project or a project of a neighborhood- or community-based organization.
- Purchase at Northern Star council service center.
Historic Trails Award Requirements
- Locate a historic trail or site and study information relating to it.
- Hike or camp two days and one night along the trail or in the vicinity of the site.
- Cooperate with an adult group such as a historic society to restore and mark all or part of this trail or site. (This may be done during the hike or overnight camp.) Or cooperate with such a group to plan and stage a historic pageant, ceremony, or other public event related to this trail or site - such an event should be large enough to merit coverage by the local press.
U.S.A. Heritage Award Requirements
Award Application Form
- When boys and leaders complete the requirements they may purchase a medal and/or patch.
- Tell when the Declaration of Independence was signed.
- Learn the first verse of the national anthem.
- Know the Pledge of Allegiance. Explain what it means.
- Learn about the U.S. Flag:
- What colors does the U.S. flag have?
- How many stars are on the flag? What do the stars symbolize?
- How many stripes are on the flag? What colors are they? What do the stripes symbolize?
- How do you show respect for the flag?
- List the 13 original states.
- Know the name of the current U.S. President.
- Do one of the following:
- Write a story or poem about one of these topis: Why America is Special to Me, What It Means To Be Free, If I Were President...
- Draw a picture of a famous person in American history and tell what he/she did.
- Render a service that benefits a neighborhood or community.
Leave No Trace Awareness Award Requirements
- Requirements for the award are detailed in Leave No Trace Frontcountry Guidelines (BSA No. 13-032) above. When boys and leaders complete the requirements they may purchase a Cub Scout Leave No Trace patch (No. 08797). Both the publication and patch are available through local councils.
- Discuss with your leader or parent/guardian the importance of the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines.
- On three separate outings, practice the frontcountry guidelines of Leave No Trace.
- Earn the Outdoorsman activity badge
- Participate in a Leave No Trace - related service project.
- Promise to practice the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines by signing the Cub Scout Leave No Trace Pledge.
- Draw a poster to illustrate the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines and display it at a pack meeting.
Service to America Award Requirements
- Perform 12 hours of vounteer work for the National Park Service on a project they have specified.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
today we are working on Writing in Action! and Language arts.
I found this handy dandy little site and will give it a try. Magnus dreads writing, I am trying to be inovative, yesterday we wrote this:
I am so hungry that I could collapse any second. The best thing I could eat are donuts. The ones I love are jelly donuts, they are the best. 2 - 5 minutes later: I had my donuts and they were good, no, not good, awesome!
that was under great duress that I was making him write, and he was sure that if he ate first, he would write better, but he had to start the paragraph before I fed him. it took 45 minutes to get the first three sentences.
he followed after dinner with the following:
My icee is red.
My red icee is very cold.
My red icee is big.
My icee is delicious.
Yes, that took an hour.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
fell in love yesterday. Texas Pro Stock Drag Racing - Buddy Nickens Camaro that visited our Cub Scout Day Camp. Magnus sat in the seat of a $300,000 car unsupervised. There is just no way this kid is going to go into racing cars as a hobby!
2009 - Category: PM-OUTLAW, Type: ZN, Class: TPSA, Div: 4 Chevrolet Camaro 1/8 Mile ET: 4.758 at North Star Dragway/Denton TPSA 03/09 | 1/8 Mile MPH: 144.28 at North Star Dragway/Denton TPSA 03/09
Friday, June 11, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
JASON Train-the-Trainer By September 1
students meet every other week to explore
DISTANCE LEARNING logo
The JASON Project
About DISTANCE LEARNING
DISTANCE LEARNING The JASON Project
Other JASON Programming
JASON Student Exhibit
The JASON Student Exhibit lets students explore the JASON Project themes and express what they learn by designing and constructing their own exhibit. From hanging murals to three-dimensional dioramas, the opportunities are endless!
grant from the 3M Foundation?
Operation: Infinite Potential Teacher Pack-DVD $80.72
Operation: Infinite Potential Student Book $24.99
JASON Alliance of Southeast Texas (JASET) scholarship for Train the Trainer?
Mysteries of Earth and Mars - Home Educator Pack $125.00
(1 parent + up to 5 children)
Mysteries of Earth and Mars - Teacher Workshop FREE!
(Visit www.bellmuseum.org/jason for dates and times)
Additional Students $3.50
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Magnus however did deign to pose with his 'real teacher' not his 'learning coach'. I am not sure how I feel about that designation. I am pretty sure I put in the 4 - 6 hours a day 5 -6 days a week working with him. I feel like HERO SUPPORT (sidekick) instead of SUPER HERO here.
Met Ron Packard Founder of K12, of course Magnus impressed him with his rendition of a BORED cranky child. so sad.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
okay, the GOOD:
Each novel is given a Lexile rating that measures the reading difficulty by sentence length and vocabulary. Lexile ratings roughly correspond to grade levels as indicated below.
Grade Lexile Range
grade 3 - 500-700
grade 4 - 650-850
grade 5 - 750-950
grade 6 - 850-1050
grade 7 - 950–1075
grade 8 - 1000-1100
grade 9 - 1050–1150
grade 10 - 1100-1200
Magnus got a lexile score of 800L, well above third grade and on target for 4th / 5th grade.
TEXAS Standard score: 483
Magnus Score: 621
Commendable Performance: 659
he spent 9 additional hours studying for the TAKS in Study Island and did work really hard.
we studied over 15 hours and met expectations in Study Island, but it was just not enough, we still had 30% of the material to complete for the year, and so he only mastered 70% on the exam.
Magnus Score: 488
Standard score: 500
Commendable Performance: 640
he ended up with a Quantile Measure of 445Q which is within normal limits for his grade. Not a complete failure still within the norming.