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Baloo's Bugle

June Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 7, Issue 11

American ABCs
Webelos Aquanaut & Geologist
Tiger Graduation


"The Star Spangled Banner" was written by Francis Scott Key. He was detained through the night on an enemy ship during the War of 1812, and the sight of the American flag still flying atop a nearby fort the next morning inspired him to write the lyrics. In 1916 President Woodrow Wilson ordered that "The Star Spangled Banner" be played at military and naval occasions, but it was not designated the National Anthem of the United States until 1931. The song was written with four verses, but on almost all occasions, only this first verse is sung.


"The Star Spangled Banner"
(American National Anthem)

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?


I'm Proud To Be A Cub Scout
(Tune: God Bless the USA. Words by Janet Gibbons)
Simon Kenton Council


By repeating the Cub Scout Promise
We agree to do our best
Do our duty to God and country
We are put to the big test
To help other people
To obey the Law of the Pack
We are always trying to do what's right
There is no turning back.


I'm proud to be a Cub Scout
In a land of liberty
Where I'm taught about my country's needs
And how to remain free
I'm taught about strength
Of God, my home, and family
I'm taught that I am really great
Cub Scouting is here to stay


Trip Across the USA
(Tune: Yankee Doodle)
Simon Kenton Council


I've always thought good citizens
Should try to see their country
But the army don't appeal to me
And I don't have much money


So I built a vehicle
With imagination
Then I sat and mapped my route
To go and see the nation


First I started in L. A.
In my new homemade jalopy
It had five wheels and a big seat
So I could bring my puppy


In Utah all my wheels went flat
But the engine still was roasting
So I chopped some trees and made some wings
And then we went off soaring


We flew over the rocky mounts
And right into Wisconsin
But then I heard a sputtering sound
And landed on Lake Huron


I had to think of something now
We were sinking quickly
We had to get to the East Coast
This was no time to be sickly


I learned in Scouts
I'd made the wings of pine
So I cut a piece and changed things so
That now I had a helm


We made it all the way to shore
And then I got to work
Since there was snow I'd hitch my pup
To pull me on to New York


I'm proud to say I eventually went
Sea to shining sea
From car to plane to sled
Just my trusty pup and me


It's been an interesting trip
But now I have new plans
Next I'll work and build a ship
And then I will sail to France


(Tune: “My Bonnie”)
Sam Houston Area Council


My body has calamine lotion,
My body’s as sore as can be,
The flowers I gathered for Granny,
Turned out to poison I-Vee.

Don’t touch!  Don’t touch!
You’ll get a rash from I-Vee, I-Vee,
It will itch bad,
And it look worse than ac-ne!


If Your Name Starts With….

(tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It)
Northwest Suburban Council

If your name starts with, A turn around.

If your name starts with B touch the ground.

If your name starts with C then stand up and touch your knee.

Clap your hands if your name starts with D.

If your name starts with E, wink your eye.

If your name starts with F, try to fly.

If your name starts with G, blow a kiss up here to me.

If your name starts with H, say, “Hee, Hee.”

If your name starts with I, hop in place.

If your name starts with J, pat your face.

If your name starts with K, kneel down and stay

If your name starts with L, shout, “Hooray!”

If your name starts with M, make me smile.

If your name starts with N, shake awhile.

If your name starts with O, put your elbow on your toe.

If your name starts with P, say, “I know.”

If your name starts with Q, raise your hand.

If your name starts with R, you should stand.

If your name starts with S, you should pat your head, I guess.

If your name starts with T, say, “Oh, yes!”

If your name starts with U, touch your eye.

If your name starts with V, pat your thigh.

If your name starts with W,X,Y or Z,

Then stand up a take a bow and say, “That’s me!”


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