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Baloo's Bugle

June Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 7, Issue 11

American ABCs
Webelos Aquanaut & Geologist
Tiger Graduation



Simon Kenton Council

BOY 1: This is my country. I will use my eyes to see the beauty of this land.

BOY 2: I will use my ears to hear its sounds.

BOY 3: I will use my mind to think what I can do to make it more beautiful.

BOY 4: I will use my hands to care for it.

BOY 5: I will use my feet to serve it.

BOY 6: With my heart, I will honor it.



Simon Kenton Council


Baden-Powell had a vision which he made come true,

So that we enjoy Scouting and have fun while we do.

He wasn't an American But he's famous to us

He has earned in America our admiration and trust.

May the spirit of Scouting be with both young and old, as we never forget the blue the gold.

May you strive for truth and spirituality in the warm sunlight from the sky above,

May you bring good cheer and happiness to others

And have steadfast loyalty and love.


Cubmaster Minute
Sam Houston Area Council


Recently I heard a story of a family on vacation.  They were traveling by car on a grand tour across the country.  At one point, they stopped at a scenic overlook, which stood at the edge of a steep-walled canyon.  Some people at the overlook were having fun, yelling into the canyon and listening for the many echoes coming back.

“The youngest member of the family had never encountered an echo like that before, where more than one reply came back.  He kept shouting all different kinds of words to the canyon and laughing at the response.  Finally, he turned to his father and exclaimed. “Whatever I put in, comes out even more!”

Scouting is like that.  You will get back out of it, what you put in.  Sometimes it will come back to you many times over.  We are all on a wonderful adventure together in Scouting.

Ceremony 1
Sam Houston Area Council

Sing: "This Land is Your Land"


This land is your land, this land is my land,
From California to the New York Island.
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf
Stream waters,
This land was made for you and me.


As I was walking that ribbon of highway,
I saw above me that endless skyway,
I saw below me that lonesome valley,
This land was made for you and me.


I've roamed and rambled, and followed my footsteps,
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
and all around me a voice was saying,
This land was made for you and me.


When the sun came shining and I was strolling,
And the wheat fields waving,
And the dust clouds rolling,
As the fog was lifting, a voice was chanting,
This land was made for you and me.



Heart of America

Personnel:  11 Cubs

Equipment: Card with part on the back and large capitol letters on front to spell out Americanism.

A is for Advantages
We have so many more;
Because we are American
Let us give thanks therefore.

M Is For Majority
Decision by the most;
That’s the rule we follow
From coast to rugged coast.

E Is For Education
Available to all;
So every last American
Stands up straight and tall.

R Is For Religion
We worship as we will;
A right we’ll always cherish
And let no evil kill.

I Is For Independence
That our fathers once declared;
Our nation rose to greatness
Because these brave men dared.

C is for Citizenship
Of which we can be proud;
So let’s proclaim it daily
And do it long and loud.

A is for Assembly
To gather as we might;
That’s another privilege
Another previous right.

N Is For The News
A press that’s always free;
A sentinel on watch
To guard our liberty.

I is for Impartial
Equal justice for us all;
Law — the same for everyone
The great, the poor, the small.

S Is For Our Speech

Though others may disagree;
You may still express yourself
Because our speech is free,

M Is For Our Motto –

And that is why we say,

“In God We Trust, To live
The good American way.


Heart of America Council

Personnel: Narrator and seven Cub Scouts.

Equipment: Seven large card , each with a letter to form the word Liberty.

Setting: In order, each Cub Scout steps forward turning his card so that the letter maybe seen by the audience and recites the phrases given below.

Narrator: The word “Liberty” is held so dear.  Each letter is a symbol of this nation held together by love, not fears.  Man has fought and died in years gone by, but the meaning stays the same for you and I.

L: L is for Laws made for the protection of all

I: I is for Ideals who's standard shall not fall

B: B is for Bravery, for all, not a few

E: E is for Equality upheld through and through

R: R is for Religion, a matter of choice

T: T is for Truth, which we are free to voice.

Y: Y is for Youth inspired from the start.

All letters: It’s all up to you - so do your part!


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