November Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 7, Issue 3
Turn On the Power (Webelos Craftsman & Scientist)
Props: Large cardboard cutouts or drawings of sources of energy/power against back wall
Cubmaster and boys form a circle. Cubmaster: (pointing to props). Just like all of these things, there is power in us all. If we all join together (have everyone in the circle join hands) our power increases, and our boys will reap the benefits. That is the Power of Scouting.
TURN ON THE POWER
What is the most powerful thing you can think of? Is it a locomotive that can pull a hundred railroad cars? Or is it a mighty rocket with giant engines that roar and belch fire? Is it a nuclear energy plant with enough power to light up a whole city? Or is it the sun, with enough energy to warm a whole planet? As powerful as all these things are, there is a limit to their energy. A locomotive and a rocket can run out of fuel, and the fuel rods of a nuclear plant wear out after a while. Even the sun sets after a few hours, leaving half the world cold and in darkness. But there is another power source that never runs out of energy and that will never leave us in the cold. That power is God, and it's important that we learn how to connect with God's power. We learn how to do that by regularly attending our family's place of worship and by practicing its teachings. Why don't you "plug into" the greatest power in the universe by worshiping God this week?
Aim for the Stars
The words, "Aim for the Stars" have an important meaning to Cub Scouts. Think of Thomas Edison who tried and failed hundreds of times before he perfected the electric light bulb. He never quit trying. A Cub Scout, who tries to do his best and keeps trying, is preparing himself for greater responsibilities when he becomes a man. What you do and how well you do it becomes your launching pad to "Aim for the Stars."
"Thanksgiving will be here pretty soon. It is a great time of the year. It opens the door to the holiday season. Think about that turkey dinner, the football games, visits with friends and family. Just about everybody likes Thanksgiving. This year let's think a bit about what the holiday really means. It means giving thanks, of course, and it started out with the pilgrims thanking God for a bountiful harvest more than 300 years ago. As we enjoy this Thanksgiving, let us give thanks to God for the bounty we enjoy. We all have something to be thankful for, even if we don't have everything we might want. Let's remember that! And remember God as we observe Thanksgiving.
It's Up to You
Personnel: 5 Cub Scouts
Cub 1: God gave you this day
Cub 2: You can make someone happy;
Cub 3: God gave it to you
Cub 4: You can hand out a smile;
Cub 5: What did you do
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