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Baloo's Bugle

February Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 7, Issue 7

Man's Best Friend
Webelos Athlete & Engineer
Tiger Big Ideas 12 & 13



Always Do Your Best
National Capital Area Council


Prepare four cue cards, one for each Scout, with the following text on the back and  the key word in large letters on the front. After reading each card, the Scout should  hold his card up for everyone to see the key word.


Cub Scout #1: Key Word- "Always"

When training a pet, a good Scout remembers to feed him and take care of him - Always [holds up his card].


Cub Scout #2: Key Word - "Do"

Pets need company and someone to play with. Left alone, a pet becomes lonely and can become mean. Playing and spending time with a pet is the right thing to Do [holds up second card].


Cub Scout #3: Key Word - "Your"

When you have trained a pet, he learns to behave and to follow your instructions. When a pet does what you want him to do, you know that he is

Yours [holds up third card].


Cub Scout #4: Key Word -"Best"

Pets often learn to greet you when you get home from school. Knowing that a pet likes to be with you is the Best [holds up last card].


A Friend Flag Ceremony
Trapper Trails Council

Many of us have heard the old saying, "A friend in need is a friend indeed.  "Our country is often the friend who helps us in need.  Immigrants coming to America find helpful neighbors and useful programs to make their move easier.

As Americans we have many rights and privileges.  Our system of government provides schools, libraries, roads, and other services to make our lives better.

Along with these rights and privileges comes obligations. America needs us to be her friend.  As Cub Scouts we can be America' s friend through service.  As we now stand and pledge allegiance to the flag, let's remember how America is our friend.


Advancement Opening Ceremony
Trapper Trails Council


Equipment: Cub Scout Rank Advancement poster set

Cub 1: I'm a little Bobcat,

As you can plainly see,

I've learned my law and Promise

So a full-fledged cub I'll be.

Cub 2: Now I am a Wolf Cub

With a gold arrow too,

Soon I'll have a silver one

To sew on my shirt of blue.

Cub 3: I'm in my second year now.

And a Bear Cub I've become

I've even earned some denner cords

When you work they'll give you one.

Cub 4: Webelos is the name for me,

And now it is the time,

They teach us to be a Boy Scouts,

And our smiles give us a shine.

Cub 5: At last I am a Boy Scout

And my Cub Scouting days are done,

When I think back on the last three years,

It really has been fun.

All I Really Need to Know I Learned from my Dog
Heart of America Council


Personnel: Narrator and any number of Cubs.  Combine lines to accommodate the number Cubs.

Setting: Have lines on back of cards with pictures of dogs on the front. Follow readings with the Pledge of Allegiance .

Narrator: All I really need to know I learned from my dog. Here are some examples.

Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

Take naps and stretch before rising.

Run, romp, and play daily.

Be loyal.

Never pretend to be something you’re not.

Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.

When you leave your yard, make it an adventure .

Bond with your pack.

On cold nights, curl up in front of a crackling fire. .

When you’re excited, speak up.

When you’re happy, dance around and wag your  entire body.

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

On hot days, drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree.

Playtime is important.

Every day can be an adventure.

Sometimes a bark is worse than a bite.

Too much of anything will make you sick.

It’s hard to stay mad at something cute.

Looking adorable or pitiful can work in your favor.

It’s nice to be taken care of.

Accidents happen.

Play nicely with others and they’ll play nicely with you.

Stop and smell the roses, the dirt, the grass.


Heart of America


Personnel: 7 Cub Scouts, Denner or Leader and 2 color guards for flag on stag  or at the front.

Equipment: U.S. Flag, pack flag, stands.  A-M-E-R-I-C-A should be cut from cardboard or painted on cards (some red, some white, and some blue.)

Setting: As each Cub Scout recites his line , his letter is held or tacked up to spell A M E R I C A.

Cub 1: “A” is for ALL people in our land.

Cub 2: “M” is for MEN who helped build, so grand.

Cub 3: “E” stands for EQUALITY of race, color and creed.

Cub 4: “R” is RESPECT for all people’s need.

Cub 5: “I” is for IDEAS - new ways to know your neighbor.

Cub 6: “C” stands for CARING and sharing in labor.

Cub 7: “A” is the ALLEGIANCE we should feel for our land.

All: (together) Let us now stand and pledge it with heart and with hand.

(Denner or Leader leads the Pledge of Allegiance.)


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