October Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 7, Issue 2

Our Gifts & Talents (Webelos Showman &Citizen)



Each Day
Greater St. Louis Area Council

Each day is a new beginning.
Another chance to learn more about ourselves.
To care more about others.
To laugh more than we did.
To accomplish more then we thought we could.
To be more then we were before.

October, 2000
Theme: Our Gifts And Talents
Contributed by Scott Thayer
Sequoia Council, California

Do you like to put together jigsaw puzzles? Some families find a lot of pleasure putting together a big jigsaw puzzle on a cold autumn night, with cups of steaming hot cocoa and fresh cookies nearby. The most important thing about a jigsaw puzzle is that all of the puzzle pieces must be there. If even one small piece has been lost, then the whole puzzle is incomplete, and that takes away a lot of the fun of seeing the puzzle come together. The same thing is true for people. Each of us is a piece of the puzzle that makes up our family, our school, our community. We each have special abilities and skills that no one else has. When you put your abilities together with those of everyone else, it makes a beautiful picture of friendship and cooperation. But if even one of the pieces is missing, then the whole picture is incomplete. Use your abilities to help others; don't let your piece be the one that makes the puzzle incomplete!

Closing Ceremony
Trapper Trails Council

Use a mirror (the kind with a handle) Put a neckerchief around handle and a Cub Scout hat on the top. Try not to obscure the view too much. Call all Cub Scouts forward to look at themselves in the mirror. After they have all had a look, have them stay up front and ask the question, "Can you imagine these boys as Boy Scouts or even Eagle Scouts? That is our goal for them is it yours?

Be More Than
York Adams Council

This month's theme has been "Our Gifts and Talents." It has given us a chance to take stock in what we have and who we are. As we leave tonight, let's also think about what we should do and who we should be. We'll leave you with these thoughtful words;

  • Do more than belong - Participate
  • Do more than care - Help
  • Do more than believe - Practice
  • Do more than be fair - Be kind
  • Do more than forgive - Forget
  • Do more than dream - Work
  • Do more than teach - Inspire
  • Do more than live - Grow
  • Do more than be friendly - Be a friend
  • Do more than give - Serve.

Six Million Scouts
York Adams Council

So we end this evening of celebrating our Gifts and Talents. But before we go, let us take in this thought...

Today in our country there are over six million boys and adults in Scouting. That's a good thing to know, a good thing to think about when we start wondering about the future. Six million, keeping a promise to "Do My Best," to "Help Other People," and "Respect God and Country." Six million following Baden-Powell's admonition: "Try to leave this world a little better than you found it."

These six million can make the difference in tomorrow. These six million will make the difference in the future of this country and in the future of the world around us.



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