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Baloo's Bugle

September 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 2
October 2005 Theme

Theme: To The Rescue
Webelos: Citizen & Showman
  Tiger Cub


Hometown Heroes

Greater St. Louis Area Council

You will need 6 Cub Scouts.  Have each Cub make up a card with a picture illustrating what the words on his card say or anything he wants related to the theme.  Make sure the words are in LARGE print

  • Sometimes a local hero is obvious, the policeman who risks his life to protect us from violence or the fireman who pulls people out of burning buildings.
  • Other heroes that come to mind are the ambulance drivers, paramedics, doctors and nurses who save lives everyday.
  • Some people around us seem like regular people, but they are heroes because they used to be soldiers in the military and served our country to keep us free.
  • A hero is someone who does the right thing even when they are afraid of failure. They do it because it should be done.
  • Some heroes are harder to spot, but they are still there. My heroes include the people who donate blood, teachers who spend their time and energy helping kids, and kids who say “No” to drugs.
  • Heroes are all around us. Please join in saluting all the heroes of our country, by repeating with me the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Fire Safety Opening

Timucua District, North Florida Council

Setting: The room lights are turned off. The Cubmaster lights a candle.

Cubmaster: Cub Scouts, this candlelight represents the spirit of Cub Scouting, lighting our way through life. This flame also represents danger. As fire detectives, you have learned about the danger of fire and how to prevent it. Let’s remember what we have learned so we will always use fire wisely and safely, not only today but the rest of your life.

This light of Cub Scouting gives us warmth and good cheer. Make sure it is never allowed to run wild and destroy lives and property. Let’s always be fire detectives. (Lights on. Have a Webelos den post the U.S. flag and lead in the Pledge of Allegiance.)

I think this would make a great Cubmaster’s Minute Closing, too.  Your choice.  CD

Fire Brigade Opening

Baltimore Area Council

A brigade of Cub Scouts dressed as fire fighters come running out on stage as if responding to a three-alarm fire. On stage is a ladder and taped to the sides are flames and billowing puffs of smoke cut from poster board or cardboard. On the reverse side of each flame and cloud of smoke is text describing a particular household fire hazard and means for preventing it. One by one, the Cub Scouts mount the ladder, remove a card, climb back down and read the text to the audience. Follow this with a conventional flag ceremony.

Cub Crime Prevention Tips

San Gabriel, Long Beach Area, Verdugo Hills Councils

Have six Cubs with cards depicting various rescue items – police cars, fire trucks, .. And words on back in LARGE letters.  Have another Cub or a leader lead the Pledge of Allegiance when Cubs are done.

  • To help make things safer, we offer these tips,
    On everything from school to going on trips.
  • Make sure that you know your full name and phone number,
    So if you should need them you don’t stop and wonder.
  • Learn from your parents where you’re safe to go.
    That way if you’re walking, which way they will know.
  • Be alert in your neighborhood and note what you see
    Tell an adult if you think “It didn’t look good to me.”
  • Don’t let your feelings get you in a fight,
    Make friends or walk away whether you’re wrong or right.
  • And finally, remember, put safety number one
    So no one gets hurt and all will have fun.

How to Dial 911

San Gabriel, Long Beach Area, Verdugo Hills Councils

Narrator: It is important to know how and when to Dial 911. Our Cub Scouts want to share what they have learned about using 911.

  • Always be prepared for an emergency. Know where the closest phone is.
  • To Dial 911, pay phones are free.
  • Know what is wrong, what’s the emergency.
  • Know where you are, the address and street.
  • Say who you are and
  • Tell them who needs help.
  • Speak clearly and answer questions.
  • Stay on the line until help arrives.

All:          Dial 911 only for an emergency.

When to Dial 911

San Gabriel, Long Beach Area, Verdugo Hills Councils

Cub Scouts enter one by one with signs reading Dial 911.

  • Our Den Leader taught us to “Do our best” and know when to (holds sign up) Dial 911.
  • When someone's hurt in an emergency (holds up sign). Dial 911.
  • A house on fire is an emergency (holds up sign). Dial 911.
  • Smell gas or smoke, it’s an emergency (holds up sign). Dial 911.
  • Need an ambulance, that’s an emergency (holds up sign). Dial 911.
  • Power line is down - it’s an emergency (holds up sign). Dial 911.
  • Choking on food or not breathing is an emergency (holds up sign).Dial 911.
  • Fallen in the water and cannot swim can be an emergency (holds up sign). Dial 911

All:          Join all of us to ‘Do your Best’ - Dial 911 in an emergency.

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