July Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 6, Issue 11

Sea To Shining Sea (Webelos Aquanaut & Geologist)

 

CLOSING CEREMONY

JULY, 2000

THEME: FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA

BOOM!! SIZZLE!! Oooh! Aaah! Donít you just love a good fireworks display on the Fourth of July? The colors are so beautiful, lighting up the night sky. But did you ever stop to think how boring it would be if all the fireworks were exactly the same? Youíd have to sit there in your lawn chair for 20 minutes watching one after the other, every single one being red or yellow or green. Youíd be ready to go home in just a little while. What really makes a fireworks show interesting is its variety, when you never know whatís coming next. Thatís true for our wonderful United States, too. Americans come in all sizes and shapes and colors. We have different religious beliefs, different family customs, different ideas about everything. But our differences are good, because they make it possible for us to learn new things from one another. Our differences make us a better people. If everyone were just like us, life would be boring. But when people are different, and when they respect each otherís differences, then life is rich and exciting, just like a good fireworks display.

Contributed by Scott Thayer
Sequoia Council, California

 

Closing Ceremony

Trapper Trails Council

  1. Have a few moments of silence to remember all those who have fallen for our country.
  2. Play taps and retrieve the flag.

Taps

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hills,
From the sky;
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.

Fading light, dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
Gleaming bright,
From afar, drawing nigh,
Falls the night

Thanks and praise, for our days,
'Neath the sun, 'neath the stars,
'Neath the sky.
As we go, this I know,
God is nigh.

Beautiful America
Viking Council

A America abounds in beautiful sights;
M
Making it beautiful is one of our rights.
E
Each of us is proud of our U.S.A.
R Rolling hills and lakes in which we can play.
I Instead of littering and spoiling our land
C Crusade to keep America beautiful and grand,
A And then we can always be proud of our land.

Closing Ceremony
Viking Council

S - is for summer, which is already here
U - is for Us boys who need scouting all year.
M - is for the many outings which Cub Scouting does bring
M - is for more fun, cause that's our thing
E - is for every parent who does their share
R - is for a roaring summer program you've planned cause you cared.

After all the boys have said their lines, they turn over their cards to spell "THANKS".

America, The Beauty
York Adams Council

Cubmaster: This evening we have shared our respect for our great country. We have seen some of the glory that is the United States. The most fitting end to our meeting is to sing "America the Beautiful". In this great song we sing of the glory of our great land, but the last two lines of every verse have an acknowledgement of God who guides us all. Just to recall the last two lines of the first verse.

"America, America, God shed his grace on thee. And crown they good with brotherhood,
From sea to shining sea."
Everyone please stand and join me in singing "America the Beautiful."

I Will Use
York Adams Council

Have a Cub Scout read the narrative or pass out cards so the entire audience can read this pledge in unison or have 5 or 6 Cub Scouts repeat the lines from cards.

1st Cub -This is my country I will use my eyes to see the beauty of this land.

2nd Cub - I will use my ears to hear it's sounds.

3rd Cub - I will use my mind to think what I can do to make it more beautiful.

4th Cub - I will use my hands to serve it and care for it.

5th Cub - And with my heart, I will honor it.

 






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