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Baloo's Bugle

March Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 7, Issue 8

Save It For Us
Webelos Sportsman & Family Member
Tiger Big Ideas 14 & 15




Save It For Us

(A Cubmaster Minute)
Sandy from various resources


The next time you’re outside, pause a moment to look at the old trees.  They have sheltered countless generations of wildlife and have withstood years of extreme weather and the abuses of man.  They’ve seen children playing at their roots and climbing in their branches.  They’ve heard the conversations of war and peace of the men gathered in their generous shade. 

Listen to the brook as it whispers of its secret travels nurturing the earth along the way.  Look into it and see the insects, amphibians, and fish that call it home.  Wade into its shallows and feel its refreshing coolness.

Nature persistently calls us to leave the sidewalks and traffic lights and noise and hustle and bustle of the city.  The earth is calling us back to enjoy its simplicity and beauty. 

Good night Scouts.  Go in peace and remember to “Do Your Best” to “Save It for Us” so that you, and your children, and your children’s children can enjoy earth’s beautiful and wondrous bounty.  


I Will Use
Baden Powell Council


Cub Scout 1: This my country.  I will use my eyes to see the beauty of this land.

Cub Scout 2: I will use my ears to hear its sounds.

Cub Scout 3: I will use my mind to think what I can do to make it more beautiful.

Cub Scout 4: I will use my hands to serve and care for it.

Cub Scout 5: And with my heart, I will honor it.

Give a Hoot, Don’t Pollute
Heart of America Council

Equipment: Flashlights, fan, American Flag, and cards or 7 small pieces of cardboard.  On the first 6, the letters, N,A,T,U,R,E and on the last, Give A Hoot, Do Not Pollute!  If you have access to music, Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA”, “America the Beautiful”, or “God Bless America”.

Setting: Lights off, some boys sitting around or by the American Flag with flashlights on.  The fan is on and pointing up at the flag to create motion (just like a breeze would move the flag).  Also a spotlight or large flashlight.  Start the song, turn on the fan and flashlights and listen to the music.  When the song is over, turn on some backlights, and have Cub Scouts come out, one at a time, with each of the cards and hold up the card.  Start with N and go though all until Nature is spelled.  Put the spot light on each when they come out.  After all are in front of the pack then bring out Do Not Pollute and all of the boys say in unison, "Give a Hoot Do Not Pollute!”


A Nature Minute
Heart of America Council

Personnel: Cubmaster or Den Leader

I am part of Nature.
I am part of everything that lives.
I am bound together with all living things in air, in land, in water.
My life depends upon Nature, upon its balance, upon its resources and upon the continuity of both.
To destroy them is to destroy yourself.  As a member of the human race, I am responsible for its survival.

I am a part of Nature, and I will not destroy it.

Outdoor Code Closing
National Capital Area  Council


Leader: As a citizen of the United States, I will do my best to be clean in my outdoor manners.

Pack: I will treat the outdoors as a heritage to be improved for our greater

enjoyment. I will keep trash and garbage out of my country's waters,

fields, woods, and roadways.

Leader: Be careful with fire.

Pack: I will prevent wildfire. I will build my fire in a safe place and be sure it is out before I leave.

Leader: Be considerate in the outdoors.

Pack: I will treat public and private property with respect.  I will remember that use of the outdoors is a privilege I can lose by abuse.

Leader: Be conservation minded.

Pack: I will learn how to practice good conservation of soil, water, forests, minerals, grasslands, and wilderness, and I will urge others to do the same.  I will use sportsmanlike methods in my outdoor activities.


Nature Closing
National Capital Area Council


Wood and water, wind and tree,

Wisdom, strength, and courtesy,

Scouting favor go with thee.


The Outdoor Closing
National Capital Area Council


Let's remember the food we've shared,
The games we've played, the songs we've sung,

Let's remember all of these things.

Let's remember the skits we've played,
The hikes we've hiked, the problems we've shared,
Let's remember all of these things.


Let's remember the games we've played,
The friends we've made, the fires we've burned,
Let's remember these things.


Yes, let's remember all of these things,
I now declare this council fire closed,
It's memories stored forever in our hearts and minds.


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