August Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 8, Issue 1
Webelos Communicator & Citizen
Tiger Cub Big Idea #1
Heart of America Council
Cubs and Den Leader or Cubmaster.
pieces of cardboard from office furniture stores, refrigerator cartons, etc.,
opened flat with the plain side painted with or decorated with markers to
represent the appropriate train car. Cubs could simply march across stage with
appropriate signs hung around necks describing cars.
Scouts come on stage each holding a large cardboard picture of appropriate train
is the engine that represents our Government that keeps us on the right track.
Coal Car: This
is the coal car that represents the people who supply the energy to run our
Gondola Car: This
is the gondola car that represents the open minds of the people who supply the
energy to run our Government.
Tank Car: This
is the tank car that represents the energy to produce the ideas in the open
minds of the people who supply the energy to run our Government.
Box Car: This
is the box car that carries the food from our farmers, that helps produce the
energy to supply the ideas in the open minds of the people that run our
but not least, this is the caboose that represents Scouting, which trains the
boys with fantastic energy, who eat the food from our farmers and grow to men
who produce the energy to supply the ideas in the open minds of the people that
run our Government.
train is unique, in that it runs on Freedom, the freedom that has made
this country the strong nation that It is today.
(The engine could
have a small American flag posted in a proper place and the caboose could bear
the Scout emblem. The other cars can be decorated appropriately.)
Please stand and join me
in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Trapper Trails Council
Make a cardboard train with an
engine, coaaal car, passenger car (s), and a caboose.
The cubmaster comes out carrying
the engine: “just as the engine on a train, leads the train and pulls it down
the track, the cubmaster and den leaders lead the pack and pulls it towards
A committee member comes out with
the coal car: “As the coal car gives our train the fuel to go, the pack
committee gives the fuel or helping hand to make our pack go.”
Several boys come out with the
passenger car and in unison say: “We are here as passengers on this pack
train, we appreciate all the work the pack leadership does for us.”
A set of parents come out with
the caboose and say in unison: “Although we represent the caboose, we are very
important in the pack in supporting our sons and the leadership of the pack just
as the caboose does for the train.
Needed: 9 scouts with picture boards of trains of
various types (mine carts, steam engines, locomotives, passenger trains,
electric trains etc.) (Can be modified for smaller dens.)
Have the Cubmaster or Den Leader stand to the side and blow a train
whistle for attention and then yell “Allll Abbboooarrrddd!”
Scout #1: The first trains were mine carts that were
pulled by men or animals filled with ore from mines.
Scout #2: In
1825, George Stephenson, a former engine mechanic, made the first locomotive
called the Active, it
pulled railroad cars carrying a total of 450 people at a speed of 15 miles per
Scout #3: By
1829, George Stephenson had improved his steam engine and the Rocket, traveled at 36 miles per hour.
Scout #4: Railroad lines sprang quickly across the
world and goods and people could travel further and faster than ever before.
Scout #5: In
1830, The Best Friend of Charleston
hauled a train of cars beginning railroad transportation in the United States.
Scout #6: In
1888, Frank J. Sprague introduced the first electric trains, Many large cities
such as New York and Chicago have electric train systems called Els.
Scout #7: In 1934, The diesel engine was invented
and put into use for trains.
Scout #8: In
1971, Amtrak became a fast and reliable passenger service.
Scout #9: Tonight we welcome our new and returning
scouts for a new year of fun in scouting! Please stand with me and be welcomed
aboard with the Pledge of Allegiance.
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