June Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 7, Issue 11
Webelos Aquanaut & Geologist
Sam Houston Area Council
Divide the audience into groups, and have them respond as
shown, whenever their word is read.
New York Doctor: "New
Penn Steel Worker: "Man
Southern Belle: Hi,
Kansas farmer: "The
Just before the transcontinental Train
was ready to pull out of Grand Central Station, the Conductor
held the door for one more passenger, a New
York Doctor who hurried aboard. The
Train moved slowly between the tall
buildings, out of New York, through New Jersey and on to Pennsylvania.
The Conductor checked the
ticket of the New York Doctor as the
Train pulled into the Pittsburgh
Station. A Pennsylvania Steel
Worker boarded the Train and sat
across the aisle from the New York
The train wound
through the Appalachian Mountains, by rivers and through forests down to
Atlanta. The Conductor
greeted a Southern Belle who
boarded the Train.
She smiled at the Penn Steel
Worker, and sat behind the New York
The Train picked
up speed as it left the mountains and crossed the delta lands of Mississippi.
The Conductor paused to look
out the window with the Southern Belle,
as the Train traversed a long bridge
over the Mississippi River. It
arrived at the hot springs in the midst of the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, as
the New York Doctor and the Penn
Steel Worker played cards.
The Train crossed
into Texas and stopped at Dallas, where a young Texan
boarded the Train, showed his
ticket to the Conductor, tipped his
hat to the Southern Belle, and took
The Train moved
north through the rolling hills of Oklahoma and through the wheat fields of
Kansas, stopping in Wichita where a Kansas
Farmer and his wife boarded the Train.
The Kansas Farmer shook hands
with the New York Doctor, and sat
beside the young Texan, as his wife
smiled at the Penn Steel Worker, and
sat next to the Southern Belle.
The Train turned
west, moved up steep mountain passes and through the snow-covered Rocky
Mountains of Colorado and Utah. The Conductor
checked his watch as the Train
sped out of the mountains and into the desert of the Great Basin in Nevada.
The Texan and
the New York Doctor admired the
large trees, as the Train wound
through the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Redwood forests. The
into its final destination of San Francisco, California, where the Conductor
said goodbye to New York Doctor, the
Penn Steel Worker, the Southern
Belle, the Texan, and the Kansas
You Should Go To College
A Madlib Story
Northwest Suburban Council
Narrator reads the story, filling in the blanks with the italicized
words provided by the audience.
Our American universities offer students many ___adjective___
courses that will prepare them to become good ___ plural
noun___. You can get a degree
as a Bachelor of ___plural noun___ or
take a regular liberal ___plural noun___
course. Or if you want to become a ___adjective___
engineer, you can study __adjective__ mathematics
and differential __plural noun__.
Then, after ___number___years,
if you want to continue your studies, you can write a thesis and become a Doctor
of ___plural noun___.
When you get out into the world—if you have a diploma from a university
–you will be able to get a job as a ___an
occupation___. If you don’t have a diploma, you will have to take a job as
a ___an occupation__.
So it’s important that you study hard in high school, so that you will
do well in your college entrance exams. Remember,
“A Little Learning is a _____adjective____
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