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Baloo's Bugle

April Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 7, Issue 9

Happy Trails
Webelos Outdoorsman & Handyman
Tiger Big Ideas 16 & 17




Nature and the Good Visitor Closing
Circle 10 Council


Committee Chairman: Our Pack meeting tonight brought us all together to think about nature.  We can enjoy the great outdoors but we think of others who will follow us.  Wherever you go in the great wide world of nature, try to be a "good" visitor who will leave the plants and the creatures for others to enjoy after you leave.

First Cub: The only shots I took were snapshots.

Second Cub: I tried to walk on pathways to keep off plants.

Third Cub: When I see animals or birds, I try to remember that I am a guest in their living place and I don't do anything to them but look at them.

Fourth Cub: The one big thing I always do when I am ready to go home is to look and see that all fires are out in nature's backyard.

Cubmaster: With Cubs and Webelos like you to help keep our friends on the ball, I'm sure that the beauties of nature will be around for years to come.  Thanks Cubs, Good Night.

Rope Closing
: Cubmaster

Equipment: 2 strands of cord in different colors

Cubmaster: (show two strands of cord in different colors like blue and yellow.)  By itself, neither of these strands is very strong.  I think a couple of strong Cub Scouts could break either one.  (Call forward two Cub Scouts and ask them to wind cord into a single rope.)  Together the two strands make a rope that is more than twice as strong as either one alone.  There’s a lesson in that for us:  If our pack is to be strong, both boys and parents must do their part.


Happy Trails
Heart of America Council

Personnel: 4 Cubs and a narrator

Narrator: Our pioneer forefathers found and followed many trails.  The Native Americans explored the country first.  European settlers followed. With each new person came new experiences and new challenges.

Cub 1: Our trail is the Cubbing trail!

Cub 2: Our experience is the fun and adventure of Cub Scouting.

Cub 3: Our challenge is to be good Scouts, friends and neighbors.

Cub 4: Our future is to explore the world around us, moving up the trail from Cubs to Webelos and then to Boy Scouts!

Narrator: Let’s join together in singing “Happy Trails to You”.


Cowboy’s Philosophy
Heart of America Council

Personnel: 5 Cub Scouts

Setting: Boys up front

Cub 1: We, the cowboys of the western plains are bound by our desire to live free.

Cub 2: We must, therefore, show respect for our fellow man.

Cub 3: Respect for his beliefs, Respect for his belongings, Respect for his privacy, Respect for the ground he walks on and the air he breathes.

Cub 4: In doing so, we show respect for ourselves.

Cub 5: And secure freedom for all.


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