August Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 6, Issue 12
Toughen Up (Webelos Naturalist & Forester)
Arrangement: Seven boys come on stage, carrying various kinds of muscle-building equipment. They use the equipment and in turn, speak the line below.
1st Cub: To keep your body strong and healthy, is more valuable than being wealthy.
2nd Cub: When you are fit, you feel so good, and try to do the things you should.
3rd Cub: It helps you lend a helping hand, to needy folks around our land.
4th Cub: Eating the right food is always wise, and everyone needs some exercise.
5th Cub: Stand on tip toes, one, two, three, touch your toes, don't bend a knee.
6th Cub: Run a while, then slow your pace, practice will help you win the race.
7th Cub: Scouting builds young boys into men, and this is where it all begins.
This can be followed by the Pledge of Allegiance or Cub Scout Promise and Oath.
Personnel: Three Cub Scouts, one dressed neatly and the other two dressed sloppily and looking tired and bored.
Cub #1: (Drags himself on stage, looking tired, bored and meets the sharply dressed Cub. #2) Say, am I ever tired. I wish I could be in shape. I'm so weak I don't know what to do.
Cub #2: I have something that will get you into shape physically and mentally. Take the first step into my program and into shape by stepping over the line.
Cub #1: (Steps over the line, and becomes alert, bright and athletic)
Cub #3: (Walks in dragging, tired and meets #1 and #2.) I'm so bored. I have done everything there is and nothing is left. I miss the challenges.
Cub #2: I have something that will challenge you, train you, coach you and develop you both physically and mentally. Just step over the line.
Cub #3: (Steps over the line and becomes bright, alert and athletic)
Cub #1 and #3 (TOGETHER) What is this program we stepped into that gives us this energy, strength and really challenges us?
Cub #2: It's, it's, it's (hold up a sign that reads "Cub Scouting") Cub Scouting!!!
Preparation: Each boy needs to have muscles added under his shirt (done with balloons.) Each boy needs a set of barbells-made with black balloons and dowels. Mark one balloon for each boy to pop and read a message put inside the balloon. Or if you have a white marker, you could put message on the black balloons.
1. A Cub Scout does his best
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