Welcome to Baloo's Bugle!


Back to Index
Training Tip
Prayers & Poems
Tiger Scouts
Pack/Den Activities
Den Doodles
Fun Foods
Webelos Sportsman
Webelos Family Member
Pre-Opening Activities
Opening Ceremonies
Audience Participation
Stunts & Cheers
Closing Ceremony
Web Links

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




Valerie sent me a copy of this skit, "Reflections" as promised.   I am sharing it with y'all.  And she has said when she used this skit at B & G, their wasn't a dry eye in the house, read this and you will see why.  Also this would be great for graduation.


Program Helps

Personnel:  Narrator, adult, and Cub Scout

(Narrator's voice can be heard but narrator is not visible.  This takes place at a Cub Scout home more than 25 years ago.  Cub Scout is standing in  front of a mirror trying to tie a necktie as he follows instructions in Wolf  Book.)

Narrator: When I went to buy our son's first Cub Scout uniform, I vividly recalled a moment from my days as a Cub Scout.  One badge required learning  to tie a necktie.  The Cub Scout book had step-by-step pictures, but I couldn't make sense of them.  I stood in front of the mirror, my 8-year-old  hands tumbling with the mechanics of tying a necktie, to no avail.

(Adult comes forward and helps Cub Scout tie necktie.)  Finally, my dad stepped up behind me, put his arms over my shoulders, placed his hands on my hands, and with great patience, guided me through the over-and-under and  up-and-through motions of tying a tie.

My father isn't with us anymore, but whenever I stand in front of a mirror and tie my necktie, I see his face in the mirror.

I don't know whether Cub Scouts still have to tie a necktie.  But I do know  that fathers still yearn for opportunities to stand behind their growing  sons, place their arms over their shoulders, and with their hands on their  sons' hands, guide them on the way to manhood.


What My Den Leader Taught Me:


My Den Leader taught me RELIGION -
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."


My Den Leader taught me LOGIC:
"Because I said so, that's why."


My Den Leader taught me about WEATHER -
"It looks as if a tornado swept through this room."


My Den Leader taught me how to solve PHYSICS PROBLEMS
"If I yelled because I saw a meteor coming toward you;

would  you listen then?"


My Den Leader taught me about HYPOCRISY
"If I've told you once, I've told you a million times don't exaggerate!!!"


Lindalope (Go Viking Council) sent me these words from Audrey Hepburn.

The following was written by Audrey Hepburn who was asked to share "beauty tips."


For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.

For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of each of your  arms.  As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping  yourself, the other for helping others.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.  The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode, but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows.



Cleaning your house before a den meeting is like clearing the drive before it has stopped snowing.

Children will soon forget your presents, they will always remember your presence.

Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.

The best inheritance parents can give their children is a few minutes of their time each day.


Circle 10 Council

Think on these things:

It is easier to bend a boy than to mend a man…

Opportunity knocks but once in the life of a boy – make it happen

It isn’t what the boy does to the wood that counts – it’s what the wood does for the boy

Cub Scouts have more need of models than critics

The interests of childhood and youth are the interests of mankind

The greatest use of life is to expend it on something that will outlast it

No man stands too tall as when he stoops to help a boy

Someone said ‘Boys will be boys’. He forgot to add “Boys will be men

The mark of a trained Cub Scouter is to see something in a mud puddle besides mud

There is no failure until you fail to keep trying…

There are not Seven Wonders of the World in the eyes of a Cub Scout –there are seven million

Cub Scouting is contagious – let’s spread it

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children

You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips

The only thing wrong with the younger generation is that many of us do not belong to it any more

Where we are going and how we move is more important than where we stand

I shall pass this way but once – if there is any good I can do, let it be now –for I shall not pass this way again

Others will follow in your footsteps more easily than they will follow your advice


Think About It|
By Jo Anne Nelson


What kind of place would this world be If there were no such thing as “me”?  No “I”, no “you”, no “he” or “she”.  Just “them” and “they”, and “us” and “we”?  No music to hear, no art to see, no books to read, no history.  What a horrid place this would surely be If there was no individuality.

Grand buildings stand as testaments to architects’ visions. Groups of people, working together, take a drawing and make it become a reality. We enjoy beautiful buildings such as the Taj Mahal, Notre Dame cathedral, and even Stonehenge, because one person had a thought unique in the world.

Every piece of art, music, architecture, every book ever written, even language itself, started as a glimmer of thought in an individual’s mind.  Our species evolved and grew because of the value placed on the “oneness” of each person.

As children grow, they learn to be members of families, communities, nations and humankind. Under all the veneer of civilization and belonging, though, they must learn to be unique individuals, in order to develop their talents and become contributing members of society.

“We” can accomplish wondrous things, pooling “our” resources, but only if “he” creates a project for “us” to work on. Ideas, like germs, start with a single cell and expand to fit their container. If the container is too small, the cells start to die. Likewise, if individual ideas are not allowed to expand, they never reach their full potential.

“We” must teach the children in our care that each “one” is important. Without “me” there can be no “I”.

I am important to the world. Without me the universe would be smaller.

clear.gif - 813 Bytes

Materials found in Baloo's Bugle may be used by Scouters for Scouting activities provided that Baloo's Bugle and the original contributors are cited as the source of the material.

Materials found at the U. S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. Website ©1997-2002 may be reproduced and used locally by Scouting volunteers for training purposes consistent with the programs of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) or other Scouting and Guiding Organizations. No material found here may be used or reproduced for electronic redistribution or for commercial or other non-Scouting purposes without the express permission of the U. S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. (USSSP) or other copyright holders. USSSP is not affiliated with BSA and does not speak on behalf of BSA. Opinions expressed on these web pages are those of the web authors.