Cub Knot Story
Northwest Suburban Council
I'm fit to be tied
Cross arms in front and say What
Scout Where's the cookies
Meeting Paint; cut; glue
For those of you who
canít imagine that a Rope can
come alive, this story may be hard to believe. Once there
was a four-foot piece of Rope
who wanted to become a Cub Scout.
The Rope knew that in Den
Scouts learned to tie Knots
in Ropes. And he had always
wanted to learn how to tie himself into a
So the Rope
checked with a Cub Scout he
knew to find out when the next Den
Meeting was to be held.
He put on his best tie;
hitched up his pants and headed for the meeting. The Rope
could tell that he was at the right house, because several Cub
Scouts were arriving to begin the Den
Meeting. The Rope walked
right in and said to the leader, "I want to be a Cub
Scout and attend your Den
But the den leader said,
"I can Knot let a Rope
be a Cub Scout!"
Well, the Rope
was really upset. He ran out of the Den
Meeting, Knot knowing what to do next. He ran out into the gravel road
and was run over by a bread truck. The Rope
was tumbled, rolled, crunched and, in general, pretty messed up. His
ends were all unraveled and he had been twisted into a quadruple half hitch Knot!
The Rope couldn't even remember
who he was. But somehow, he remembered he wanted to be a Cub
Scout and that a Den Meeting was
going on that he should be attending. He stumbled to the front door and
knocked. The Cub Scout den
leader halted the Den Meeting to
answer the door. When the den leader opened the door, there was the
unraveled half hitched Rope.
"I want to be a Cub Scout,Ē
said the Rope.
The den leader looked at
him and said, "Aren't you the Rope
that was here a few minutes ago. The Rope
looked right at the den leader and shouted, "I'm a frayed Knot!"
Diablo Silverado Council
& Mrs. Homeowner: Honey, I'm
Get a mop, get a mop
Clank, clank, bang
Bzzzt! How shocking
set: We'll be right back
Mr. & Mrs. Homeowner came home from work to find their kitchen
flooded with water. "Whatever shall we do?" asked Mrs.
Homeowner. "We'll call a Plumber!"
said Mr. Homeowner.
"He'll know what to do."
Quick as a wink, the Plumber
arrived with his bag of Tools.
"Don't worry," said the Plumber,
"this looks like a simple leak. I'll just get my Tools
and have it fixed in a jiffy." Then
he crawled under the sink and began banging on the pipes. Mr.
& Mrs. Homeowner
covered their ears and left the room. But suddenly, all the lights in the
house flickered - and then went out! "Oh no!" cried Mr.
& Mrs. Homeowner. "Now we'll have to call the Electrician!"
Soon the Electrician
arrived with his bag of Tools
and began to check the wiring. "Here's
the problem," he said, as he stuffed his Tools
back into their case. "There's something wrong with your TV
Set." "The TV
Set?!!?" said MR.
Homeowner. "How much will
it cost to fix?" "Oh, about a thousand dollars," said the Electrician,
smiling broadly at the thought of all that money.
"A thousand dollars
just to fix a TV Set?
said Mrs. Homeowner.
"We can't afford to pay that much? Mr.
Homeowner thought about missing
his favorite TV shows, then shook his head and slowly took out his
Just then the Plumber
came into the room and handed his bill to Mrs.
"Wait a minute dear," she said. "You might miss your
favorite shows but I have to wash my hair tonight! You know we only have
enough money to pay one of these bills, and you know what they say - TV or
not TV, water's the question!