April Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 7, Issue 9
Webelos Outdoorsman & Handyman
Tiger Big Ideas 16 & 17
needed: Large tub, old tennis shoe, bucket with colored punch, enough cups
for each Scout graduating, balloon, sack of dirt, innertube, rubber band,
paper heart, shovel, and a ladle.
parents gather on one side of stage. Cubmaster on other with a jar marked
Bears, you are now ready to begin your final area of Cub Scouting – that
of Webelos. You will find it different, challenging and rewarding.
To help prepare you for this great effort, the Pack developed some
Webelos Water, (looks at jar) Uh, well, it looks like it evaporated! Let’s
see, I guess we could make more! Now, what was that recipe?
(Cubmaster appears deep in though, then gets idea and goes to props)
Let’s see. An old tennis shoe to remind you that you still have many
miles to go on the Scouting Trail, (throws shoe in tub) and coincidentally
to remind you not to take your shoes off in a two-man tent. (holds his
nose). Ah, a sack of dirt to
remind you that Cub Scouts is now a lot of outdoor activities.
An innertube to remind you that you may have a few flat tires, but
they can be overcome. A shovel
to remind you to keep your room clean. (winks at mom & dad). A balloon to remind you that a lot of hot air doesn’t get
the job done. A heart to remind
you of your commitment to your parents and family.
A rubber band to remind you to stretch yourself to learn new ideas
and skills. OK, that’s about
it! Let’s stir it a little!
Looks good. Now, let me
get you each a cup of our new Webelos Water.
(Reach inside tub with ladle and scoop punch to pour in cups for
everyone to see. Give cup and
Webelos Colors to each Scout.) Congratulations new Webelos and parents.
Walking the Cub Scout
Heart of America Council
If possible, this should be an outdoors ceremony.
Beforehand, prepare the Cub Scouts receiving awards by explaining to
them that they will be going away from the meeting area when the awards
ceremony starts and then they will come forward as they are called.
Also, give each the appropriate object for his award, as follows.
get a small sheath of field grass.
get a small branch with broadleaves on it.
a twig from a pine.
get a clump of moss.
Tonight we will take a hike, a hike along the Cub Scout Trail.
We sent our Cub Scouts who will be receiving awards to travel up the
Mountain of Cub Scouting and to bring back to us an object that reminds them
of what they saw. (Calls up Bobcats who show Akela the grass.)
You have traveled a short distance up the Cub Scout Mountain as I can
tell by the field grass you have brought back.
You have made it to the base of the mountain. That is good. It
shows that you have mastered the basics of Cub Scouting. In the future, as
you work hard and grow, you will go farther.
(Hands awards to parents to give to the boys. Asks them take their
Wolves who show Akela the broadleaf.) You
have traveled enough to begin to climb the mountain.
The trees lower on the mountain are the aspens and the maples.
And while you did not reach the top, you have done well.
You have been able to go beyond the base of the mountain.
Earning the Wolf badge is another sign that you have gone farther
than before. Keep up the hard
work so that you will climb farther up the mountain.
(Hands awards to parents to give to the boys.
Asks them take their seats.
Bears who show Akela the pine branches.)
Very good. You have
reached the steeper levels of the mountain and have climbed high. There is still more mountain to climb but you have done well.
The broadleaf cannot reach as high into the hills as the pine, so you
have gone farther than the Wolf. The
Bear badge symbolizes this. In
earning the Bear badge you have completed requirements that you could not
have done when you were a Wolf. It
was harder, but you were able to make it.
This shows us that you have grown stronger and wiser.
In the future, as you work hard and grow, you will go even beyond
where you have already reached. (Hands
awards to parents to give to the boys.
Asks them take their seats.
Webelos who show Akela the moss.) You
reached the heights of the mountain that can no longer support the trees.
This is well done. But still there is growth on the hills and so you have a
little more to climb before you reach the top.
The Webelos badge is almost at the top of the Cub Scouting mountain,
but there is still that last step to take, the Arrow of Light.
This is your challenge. Work
hard, study, and learn the steps to becoming a Boy Scout and you will surely
reach the top. (Hands awards to
parents to give to the boys. Asks
them take their seats.)
then asks everyone to offer congratulations to the Cub Scouts who received
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