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Baloo's Bugle

August Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 8, Issue 1

All Aboard
Webelos Communicator & Citizen
 Tiger Cub Big Idea #1


Joined Together
Heart of America Council

Personnel: 6 Cubs and Den Chief or Leader

Setting: Cubs hold large cardboard cutouts as they read their lines off the back of the cutouts or, large posters with the lines printed on the back.

Cub 1: (Holding train engine) When engineering a project, keep on the right track, This way you never will be caught slack.

Cub 2: (holding canoe) As the wise old Indian would say to you, learn to paddle your own canoe.

Cub 3: (holding covered wagon) The covered wagon served folks well in its day, But don’t get in a rut -you won’t go far that way.

Cub 4: (holding plane cutout) To guide your life, like a good pilot you’ll find It’s important to keep an open mind.

Cub 5: (holding car) If spinning your wheels causes a terrible rumbling, You may not be moving, but just sitting there grumbling.

Cub 6: (holding space ship) Just as an astronaut flies into space, With a lot of determination, you can go anyplace.

(Cub Scouts prop cutouts against back wall and join hands in the Living Circle while the Den Chief reads the following:)

Den Chief: Just like the cars in a train, we’re joined together as one; We do our best to help the pack go, while having Cub Scout fun And when it’s time to part and each take a separate trail, We’ll do our best for God and Country -in that we will not fail. We remember our Cub Scout Promise in everything we do, Won’t you all please join us as we pledge ourselves anew.

(Leads all in Cub Scout Promise)


Means of Transportation
Heart of America

Personnel: 7 Cubs

Equipment: Cardboard props of different modes of transportation, have you boys make these at den meetings - a horse, wagon, car, train, plane, boat and spaceship.

Setting: Have each boy hold his prop and talk about it. Keep them in order of appearance in history.

Horse: The horse was the only means of transportation for many centuries.  It was also used as a farm machine for plowing and harvesting.

Wagon: Wagons enabled people to travel farther and longer.  They helped Americans move across the country and settle in new lands.

Boat: Boats have been used for centuries.  Probably early man used a raft to travel across rivers and streams.  The native Americans used canoes to travel to hunting grounds and to fish for their families.

Train: With the invention of the steam engine, Western America was opened up to more settlers and businesses. We were moving even faster than the house could ever carry us.

Car: The “horseless carriage” helped Americans move even faster. Some people thought they wouldn’t last - boy were they wrong!

Plane: Thank goodness for the Wright Brothers!  People said, if man was meant to fly, God would have given us wings. Instead, he  gave the world two guys from Dayton who wouldn’t give up. Now Americans could soar with the Eagles!

Spaceship: Who could ever imagine that we would someday walk on the moon? We travel through space and learn more about our own planet!

All Boys: Who knows what the next century will bring!  


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