March Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 7, Issue 8
Save It For Us
Webelos Sportsman & Family Member
Tiger Big Ideas 14 & 15
PRAYERS & POEMS FOR SCOUTERS
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.
MEMORIES FROM THE PAST (SKIT)
Narrator, adult, and
(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
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
"If I yelled because I saw a meteor coming toward you;
My Den Leader taught me about HYPOCRISY
"If I've told you once, I've told you a million times don't
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
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
on these things:
It is easier to bend a boy than to mend a
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
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
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
Laughter is the shortest distance between two
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
By Jo Anne Nelson
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
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.
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