What I Learned Today 9/25/2014

We worked on more pre-algebra multiplication using the commutative, associative, and distributive rules.

I completed Vocabulary Lesson 2 yesterday and wrote more of my essay. Today, I had to write a paragraph using all 15 of my vocabulary words correctly. Here is the paragraph I wrote:

Once upon a time, somewhere lived an old man and his old wife. They lived in a cottage at the end of town. In the large, big city, citizens were too clustered together for their liking. On the other side of the city was a tropical beach with tons of exported goods, too industrial for how they wanted to live. Where they live now is on a field of daisies, and the fields smelled like the aroma of roses. This place wasn’t as pretty and nice smelling as it is now. Their first excitement was, surprisingly, how terrible it was. It used to smell like molded yeast as bland as someone could ever imagine, and the fields were as grey as rock. After they came along, they cultivated the fields, planted tons of daisies, and helped rebuild their popularity of yeast rolls. Instead of bland yeast they made beautiful beverages, like wine, purely extracted from grapes. They purchased livestock to create a barn, full of all kinds of animals. Once the stores started opening, customers said, “This wine is un-equivalent to any drink I’ve ever seen.” People started to crave their hand made yeast rolls, and once the restaurants were made, business was booming, and as a thank you to the two people who rebuilt everything they loved about the place, they threw a party for the two brittle yet strong elders. They introduced them to everyone in the neighborhood and showed them the new combinations of wine they made. After that, they consumed tons of hand made food from the newly stocked restaurants. They finally lived happily, healthy and as a reward the couple got 5% of everyone’s income from the swarms of customers.

Cub Scout Character Work:

7a. Say the Cub Scout Promise to your family. Discuss these questions with them. What is a promise? What does it mean to keep your word? What does it mean to be trustworthy? What does honesty mean?

7b. Discuss these questions with your family. Why is a promise important? Why is it important for people to trust you when you give your word? When might it be difficult to be truthful? List examples.

7c. Discuss with a family member why it is important to be trustworthy and honest. How can you do your best to be honest even when it is difficult?

My Answers:

I promise to do my best to my duty to god and my country and to help other people and to obey the law of the pack.

A promise is something that you cannot do the opposite of if you value someone trusting you.

When someone tells you to not say something and you don’t, that is keeping your word.

Being trustworthy is when someone trusts you on something and you do it.

Being honest is the opposite of a lie. It’s telling the truth.

By keeping promises, you have friends that trust you. If you think that trust is important, so are promises.

If people trust you when you give your word, that is a sign of good respect.

When someone asks you specifically about something you swore not to say, it could be hard to be truthful.

The trustworthier you are and more honest you are gives you more people who respect you and like you!

Sometimes to remain honest you will have to break a promise. Don’t worry! Being honest to everyone is better than to be respectful to just one person.


Here are the answers from my handbook:

Cub Scout Values

As a Cub Scout, you do your best and you help others. You learn the Cub Scout Promise and the Law of the Pack. You also learn what they mean.


I promise to do my best

To do my duty to God and my country,

To help other people, and

To obey the Law of the Pack.


It’s important not just to say the Promise, but to know what it means.


I promise


When you say “I promise,” it means you will do your best to keep your word. It is very important to keep your promises and to stand by the things you say. This shows people that they can trust you and rely on you.


To do my best


Giving your best effort is right and honest. Always remember that your best is not the same as someone else’s best. Doing the best you can is more important than trying to be better than someone else.


To do my duty to God


Doing what is right and not doing things we know are wrong is one way to do our duty to God. Another way is to practice our religion at home and at our place of worship. We should respect other people’s religious beliefs even if they are different from our own.


And my country


Duty to country starts with being a good citizen. This means caring about the people in your community and helping people. Good citizenship also means obeying the law. It means standing up for the rights of all Americans. Good citizens also take care of America’s land, water, and natural places.


To help other people


Helping other people means doing things to help those around you—your family, friends, classmates, neighbors, and others in your community—without having to be told.


And to obey the Law of the Pack


Besides obeying the Law of the Pack (below), you should obey the laws in your community and state, the rules in your school, the rules at home, and the code of conduct in your den.


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.

Just as the parts of the Cub Scout Promise have a meaning, each part of the Law of the Pack has a meaning.

The Cub Scout follows Akela

Akela means “good leader.” To a Cub Scout, Akela may be a parent, a teacher, a religious leader, a Cub Scout leader, or another guide. A Cub Scout should choose a good leader to follow.

The Cub Scout helps the pack go

Your pack needs you to be a good member. A good member goes to all meetings, follows the leaders, and pitches in to make the pack better. Being a good member of the pack means doing your share, and sometimes a little more, to help the pack.

The pack helps the Cub Scout grow

With the leaders and Cub Scouts all working together, the pack helps you grow into a better person. You will learn new things and new skills. You’ll learn the right way to do the right things. And along the way, you will help others.

The Cub Scout gives goodwill

Doing good things for others doesn’t just make them happy. It also gives them the desire (or the “will”) to do good things for others in turn. In this way, the good things you do for others make ripples that pass the goodwill from person to person. The spirit of helpfulness and good cheer spreads from you to others in your neighborhood.

Tomorrow, I have my den meeting, and we will get our popcorn to sell and also order forms if you are far away. You can pay online. I’ll tell you how. We will have really yummy gourmet popcorn in lots of different favors. Each of us needs to sell $450 worth, but if I sell more I can win prizes!!! We use the money to pay for patches, pins, awards, adventure days, camping, equipment, and even training. Please order popcorn from me! Thank you!





  One thought on “What I Learned Today 9/25/2014

  1. September 26, 2014 at 3:58 am

    Great job, Sage! “Un-equivalent” is not the word you’re looking for (it’s not a word), but I like how you utilized the prefixes we learned. The word is actually “nonequivalent.” Also, molded yeast would smell like beer, so it wouldn’t actually be “bland,” per se. How about dead wheat? I loved your answers about promises and being trustworthy. I am proud of you for always being honest and trustworthy. You have a lot of character! 🙂 Love, Mom


  2. September 27, 2014 at 3:02 am

    Love what the scouts are teaching you. You are growing into a fine young man and I am so proud of you!!

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