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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


Leader Recruitment

Circle Ten Council

The following is a skit from the 2002 Circle Ten Pow Wow book that can be used very effectively to recruit new leaders.  You should modify as needed to better describe your unit and its needs.  Commissioner Dave

Who Else…

Set Up: Have all the Cub Scouts and Webelos line up at the front of the room with a spotlight shining on them.  Have the adults read the following parts from the back of the room.

Assistant CM:  Boys are the nicest things that ever happened to me … those arrogant, self-assured little men-children who assume that all the great big world revolves around them.

Tiger Leader:  Who else can carry half a worm, one crushed daisy, a piece of scrap metal, a three-day old apple core and two cents all in one pocket?

Den Leader:  Who else can take a bath without getting their shoulders wet, and wash for dinner without turning on the faucet?

Den Leader:  Who else can believe that right is right and wrong is wrong, and the good guy always wins in the end?

Webelos Leader:  Who else can be a fireman, sword fighter, cowboy, deep-sea diver, all in the space of an hour, and then solemnly hold a funeral, complete with cross and box, for a shell off a turtle lost a month ago?

Webelos Leader:  Who else can be a cutter without teeth, meaner without malice, kinder without embarrassment, sillier without foolishness, and clean without neatness?

Committee Chair: The world gains much in leaders and manpower when boys grow up … but it loses something too.  That magic feeling that comes with being nine!  The feel of dust between bare toes and the ability to lie quietly while time stands still, to watch a minnow in a brook.

Cubmaster:   Me … I like Cub Scouts - the boys!  They smile when I need a smile; they tease me when I'm somber; they keep me from taking myself too seriously.  No, I don't wish that I were nine again.  I just hope that somehow God will see to it that I always have someone nine years old in or near my house and heart.

All:   Cub Scouting is the nicest thing that ever happened to ME!

At this point you begin your recruitment of new leaders and committee people building off the theme of that the adults enjoy Cub Scouting too.

Uniforming Guide

Get lots of questions about where this or that goes??  The Handbooks are a big help but the three Fires Council website, http://www.threefirescouncil.org/ , has a great section on proper placement of uniform insignia for all branches of Scouting.  Check it out!

Leader Awards

As you begin the new year of Cubbing, it is an appropriate time to recognize some of your leaders from last year and those who have volunteered to help this year.  Here are a few fun, theme related (sort of) recognitions for your leaders.  These simple recognitions when given with meaning are a great aid to leader recruitment.  If you do this at your recruiting night, it will show the new parents you care.

Fun Ways To Say Thank You

San Gabriel, Long Beach Area, Verdugo Hills Councils

“All” detergent box: “Thank you for giving your ALL!”

Band-Aids: For someone who fixes our pack’s problems.

For someone who gives first aid when we need it.

Fireman hat or badge: For someone who always comes to the “rescue.”

Keys on a key chain: “You are the key to our pack. Thank you.”

Wiggle eyes glued to ribbon: “Our eyes are on you.”

“We love looking at the result of your work!”

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