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January Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 7, Issue 5

When I Grow Up
Webelos Fitness & Readyman
Tiger Big Ideas 9 & 10



From  a Child
(Thanks to Betty K for forwarding this on) 

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals. 

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make my favorite cake for me and I learned that little things can be the special things in life.

When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a prayer, and I knew there is a God I could always talk to and I learned to trust in God.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of your time and money to help people who had nothing and I learned that those who have something should give to those who don't.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I felt you kiss me good night and I felt loved and safe.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it and I learned we have to take care of what we are given. 

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw how you handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't feel good and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw tears come from your eyes and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw that you cared and I wanted to be everything that I could be. 

When you thought I wasn't looking, I learned most of life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I looked at you and wanted to say, "Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking.'"

Each of us, parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt or friend, influence the life of a child.


Within My Power
Forest Witcraft
West Michigan Shores Council


I am not a very important man, as importance is commonly rated, I do not have great wealth, control of a big business, or occupy a position of great honor or authority. 

Yet, I may someday mold destiny. For it is within my power to become the most important man in the World in the life of a boy.

A humble citizen like myself might have been the Scoutmaster of a Troop in which an undersized, unhappy Austrian lad by the name of Adolph might have found a Joyous boyhood, full of the ideals of brotherhood, goodwill, and kindness, and the world would have been different. 

All about me are boys. They are the makers of history, the builders of tomorrow.  If I can have some part in guiding them up the trail of Scouting, on to the high road of noble character and constructive citizenship, I may prove to be the most important man in my community.

A hundred years from now it will mot matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove.

But, the world may be different because I was important in tbe life of a boy.


I Am God's Child
West Michigan Shores Council

I cannot speak with words you'd understand

But somehow I know that God holds my hand;

I cannot make you know my needs, my wants, my fears;

But He knows my purpose here, is to brush away your tears.


I cannot hold a conversation with real words as such

But I hope you know I love you by every look and touch;

I cannot tell you why I have tantrums and act so wild -

But I wish I could tell you that I too am God's child.


Northwest Suburban Council
A scout is reverent toward God.
He is faithful in his religious duties.
He respects the beliefs of others.

Compiled by carole tsukuno


N.W.S.C.,. Pathfinder District


Wayfarer's Grace

For all the glory of the way,
For thy protection night and day,
For roof, tree, fire, and bed and board,
For friends and homes we thank the Lord.




Hebrew Blessing

Blessed are thou, o lord, our god,
King of the universe, who bringeth
Forth bread from the Earth.



Our loving father, you have given so much to us,

We ask for but one thing more; a thankful heart.

Through Christ our lord. Amen



Accept our thanks,
We pray to you O Lord.
For these and for all your gifts,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.



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