October Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 7, Issue 2
Our Gifts and Talents (Webelos Showman & Citizen)
PRAYERS AND POEMS FOR SCOUTS
Oh God, the Giver all good things, grant that we may be good Cub Scouts this day; not only to be good, but also to do good by helping other people. Help us to do our best to live up to the Cub Scout Promise. Help us to get along with each other. Keep us cheerful when things go wrong and our plans are upset. We pray that we will remember what is right and what is wrong at all times. And we promise that we will do our best and keep our Cub Scout Promise and Law.
Ragged Old Flag
I walked through a county courthouse square,
I said, "Your flagpole has leaned a little bit,
I said, "I think it is." He said, "I don't like to brag,
And it got powder-burned the night Francis Scott Key
"And it almost fell at the Alamo
There was Robert E. Lee, Beauregard, and Bragg,
She turned blood red in World War II
"She waved from our ships upon the briny foam,
"And the government for which she stands
'Cause she's been through the fire before
We don't let her touch the ground
Written by Johnny Cash
I am a month early in presenting this info, but I wanted to give an early reminder to everyone
In 1918, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month, the world rejoiced and celebrated. After four years of bitter war, an armistice was signed. The "war to end all wars" was over. November 11, 1919 was set aside as Armistice Day in the United States, to remember the sacrifices that men and women made during World War I in order to ensure a lasting peace. In 1953 townspeople in Emporia, Kansas called the holiday Veterans' Day in gratitude to the veterans in their town. Soon after, Congress passed a bill introduced by a Kansas congressman renaming the federal holiday to Veterans' Day. 1971 President Nixon declared it a federal holiday on the second Monday in November.
Americans still give thanks for peace on Veterans' Day. There are ceremonies and speeches and at 11:00 in the morning, most Americans observe a moment of silence, remembering those who fought for peace.
Roger Claff, one of my all time favorite scouters, wrote this.
Some Say It's Just a Piece of Cloth
Some say it's just a piece of cloth,
But let's take a look another way,
See the set of crimson stripes,
And what about the field of blue,
But what about those other stripes
And what about those fifty stars?
Now you may not agree with me,
But give a moment, if you please,
For without their matchless sacrifice,
A Tribute to Den Leaders
At the end of the rainbow a prize awaits you,
Though you don't pass achievements as all your Cubs do.
Your prize is enshrined in the hearts of your boys,
Who'll always remember that you gave them joys.
Don't wait to be thanked now for the things that you do,
Don't even expect that they'll always follow through.
But when that young Cub Scout becomes a good Scout,
He'll look back on the ways that you helped him out.
And someday in the future when his son is eight,
That's when you will rate!
"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind are convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.
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