June Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 6, Issue 10

Space the New Frontier (Webelos Traveler, & Artist)


Memo from a child

Don't spoil me. I know quite well that I ought not to have all I ask for. I am only testing you.

Don't be afraid to be firm with me. I prefer it. It makes me feel secure.

Don't let me form bad habits. I have to rely on you to detect them in the early stages

Don't make me feel smaller than I am. It only makes me behave stupidly big.

Don't correct me in front of people if you can help it.

I'll take much more notice if you talk quietly with me in private.

Don't make me feel my mistakes are sins. It upsets my sense of value.

Don't protect me from consequences. I need to learn the painful way, sometimes.

Don't be too upset when I say, "I hate you." It isn't you I hate, but your power to thwart me.

Don't take too much notice of my small ailments. Sometimes they bring me the attention I need.

Don't nag. If you do, I shall have to protect myself by appearing deaf.

Don't forget that I cannot explain myself as well as I should like. This is why I'm not always very accurate.

Don't make rash promises. Remember that I feel badly let down when promises are broken.

Don't be inconsistent. This completely confuses me and makes me lose faith in you.

Don't tell me my fears are silly. They are terribly real, and you can do much to reassure me if you try to understand.

Don't put me off when I ask questions. If you do, you will find that I will stop asking and seek my information elsewhere.

Don't ever suggest that you are perfect of infallible. It gives me too great a shock when I discover that you are neither.

Don't forget how quickly I am growing up. It must be very difficult to keep pace with me, but please do try.

Don't forget that I cannot thrive without lots of understanding love.

But I don't need to tell you that, do I?

Western Los Angeles County Council

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for letting me be a Cub Scout.
Thank you for helping me to make new friends.
Thank you for my parent who help me.
Thank you for all the fun I have had.
And most of all,
Thank you for helping me when things we hard.

Western Los Angeles County Council

Let us think for a moment of all the countries that go to make up the God's world. There are many places where people cannot live a happy and normal life as we do. There are still countries torn by war and all the horrors it brings. We know that in others, food and medicine are in short supply, and that people like ourselves are suffering and dying because of it. Lord, give strength to all those who are in need and guide the hearts of all who are trying to help them. Amen.

Success Comes in CANS

Do all the good you CAN,
By all the means you CAN,
In all the ways you CAN,
In all the places you CAN,
At all the times you CAN
To all the people you CAN
As long as ever you CAN

Together we CAN make a difference in the life of a boy. Success does come in CANS, I CAN, YOU CAN, WE CAN!

Volunteers, God Bless Them

Many will be shocked to find
When the day of judgment near
That there's a special place in heaven
Set aside for volunteers.

Furnished with big recliners,
Satin couches and footstools,
Where there's no committee chairman,
No group leaders or carpools,
No eager team that needs a coach,
No bazaar and no bake sale,
There will be nothing to fold or mail,
Telephone lists will be outlawed,
But a finer snap will bring
Cool drinks and gourmet dinners
And treats fit for a king.
You ask, "Who will serve these privileged few
And work for all they're worth?
Why, all those who reaped the benefits
And not once volunteered on Earth.

A Camper's Ten Commandments
Greater St. Louis Area Council

Thou shalt do thy share and more;
Thou shalt keep thy sense of humor;
Thou shalt do thy camp duties to the best of thy ability;
Thou shalt not cry over burnt food;
Thou shalt treat other people as you would wish them to treat you;
Thou shalt not pollute or destroy;
Thou shalt not giggle all night.
Thou shalt not forget about personal cleanliness;
Thou shalt spread thy friendship to someone new;
Thou shalt listen to thy leaders, for they are wise in the ways of making camp a happy time for everyone.

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