January Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 7, Issue 6
Passports to Other Lands
Webelos Scholar & Engineer
Tiger Big Ideas 10 & 11
Sam Houston Area Council
Cue cards' with the Cubs' lines
printed on the back. It can
also be useful to display a world map showing which countries have Scouting
"We close our meeting tonight as we opened it, by visiting the many
places around the world which are served by the World Brotherhood of
Scouting. We have seen many
places, where some things are different and some things are familiar.
A scout will always bid you a fond farewell after spending time with
you, like this:
"No matter where you go or how you say it, you can count on a fond
farewell by a Scout who says "Goodbye."
Heart of America Council
The Cubs are dressed in white. Each
Cub carries a card of stiff sky-blue paper tacked to a wand. On the card is pasted a dove with outspread wings cut from
Oh, may the dove of peace ascend to Earth today.
1: And may the dove of peace drive
cruel war away
2: From hearts of men may love drive
out all bitter strife.
3: May nations everywhere all lead a
4: Oh, may all battle din be stilled
5: Oh, may the dove of peace soon
banish cruel war.
6: May nations everywhere together
dwell in peace.
7: Oh, quickly come the day when
cruel war shall cease.
8: Oh, may the dove of peace ascend
to Earth today.
And may the dove of peace drive cruel war away.
Heart of America Compass
6 Cubs, with strong voices; and one in charge of lights
8 small candles, 1 large candle, in holders and matches
Lights dim with Scouting spirit candle lit
Speakers come forward one at a time, light the small candles from the
Scouting spirit candle and read After
all small candles are lit, turn off all house lights.
1: Cub Scouting is part of family
life in more than 60 countries around the world.
In all of these free countries, on an evening such as this, families
are sharing the spirit of Scouting.
2: Let us look at the candles’
flame and silently thank God, for the Cub Scout friendships we are
privileged to enjoy.
3: Thanks to everyone, for your
assistance, with the dinner tonight. We
would like to share a closing poem with you.
4: Boys in uniforms shiny and bright;
with smiling faces to the left and right, we say thanks for Cub Scouting
5: A Cubmaster who is loyal and true,
who works with parents and the boys in blue; in hopes that these boys will
grow up to be, Super citizens for the world to see !
Den leaders, too, in uniforms blue, teaching Cub Scouts the need to
be true, and working, singing, and playing with them.
Though at times it is total mayhem!
So all of you Cub Scouters, in gold and in blue, the door to Scouting
has been opened to you! (Lights
Passports To Other Lands
Thayer, Sequoia Council, California
When people travel to
foreign countries, they have to ask their governments to issue them what’s
called a passport. A passport
is a little booklet with your name and picture in it, along with several
blank pages on which foreign border officials stamp the seal of their
country when you enter. You can’t go into another country without your
passport. But did you know that
every Scout already has a passport? It’s
not a little booklet, but a small purple patch that we wear on our uniforms,
called the World Crest. The
World Crest is a symbol of brotherhood and good will the world over. When you wear the World Crest on your Scout uniform, you
remind yourself that you are a part of an organization that includes, but
also goes far beyond, your own home nation.
The World Crest also reminds us that human beings should be respected
and valued regardless of their race, color, creed, or place of origin.
You’ll still need a paper passport to visit foreign lands, but the
World Crest allows Scouts to think of every person as their neighbor and
Thoughts for Life
National Capital Area Council
Do your best in everything
you do on life's way
Always be friendly to brighten another's day
Give away your smiles for it is rewarding indeed
Be prepared to help others,
for goodness - not for greed
Be honest and sincere
toward others that you meet
Be loyal and true - a most
Count your blessings and be
thankful for the opportunities that come to you
night to each and everyone, may these thoughts stay with you your whole life
National Capital Area Council
A boy does what he knows.
He is what he does, and what he is going to be, he is becoming.
Life never stands still. If
you do not advance, it will leave you behind. In Cub Scouting, you have many
opportunities to learn and to advance as you work on achievements and
electives. Do them well so that
you will be proud of the badge you wear as a symbol of your keeping up with
life, not as a symbol of an accomplishment left behind.
Helpful to Others
Capital Area Council
Lord Baden-Powell, the
founder of Scouting said this to Scouts everywhere:
"I think that when the
sun goes down, the world is hidden by a big blanket from the light of
heaven, but the stars are little holes pierced in that blanket by those who
have done good deeds in this world. The
stars are not all the same size, some are big, some are little, and some men
have done small deeds, but they have made their hole in the blanket by doing
good before they went to heaven. Try
and make your hole in the blanket by good work while you are on earth. It is something to be good, but it is far better to do
Think of Baden-Powell's
words when you promise "to help other people".
Night and thank you for celebrating Cub Scouting.
Scout Uniform’s Reputation
Indian Nations Council
To end this evening, I’d
like to tell you a story.
A crowded bus stopped to
pick up a bent old woman. With great difficulty she struggled up the steps
with a large basket of freshly washed laundry.
“You’ll have to put your basket in the rear of the bus,” said
the driver impatiently.
“But I can’t. They
belong to me,” the woman replied. The
driver was firm. “You and that basket are in the way.
Either stow it or get off.” The
old lady was almost in tears when a young man arose. “You sit here, Ma’am,” he offered. “I’ll take your basket to the back and watch it until
your stop.” The woman was
doubtful, but the driver was about to put her off.
A second lady sitting nearby, said to the old woman, “That boy’s
all right. Can’t you see his uniform? I'll vouch for him.”
The woman was soon seated,
and the basket of clothes carried to the rear.
At her stop, the boy gently set the basket down by her, then returned
to the bus and continued on his way.
“Who’s the kid?”
asked the driver of the second woman. “I
don’t know the kid,” came the reply, “but I know the uniform, and you
can trust it everytime.”
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