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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



Angel Pennies

I found a penny today
Just laying on the ground,
But it's not just a penny
This little coin I've found.

Found pennies come from heaven
That's what my Grandpa told me,
He said , "Angels toss them down."
Oh, how I loved that story.

He said, "When an Angel misses you
They toss a penny down,
Sometimes just to cheer you up
To make a smile out of your frown."

So don't pass by that penny
When you're feeling blue,
It may be a penny from heaven
That an Angel's tossed to you.

A True Story

Six year old Brandon decided one Saturday morning to fix his parents pancakes:  He found a big bowl and spoon, pulled a chair to the counter, opened the cupboard and pulled out the heavy flour canister, spilling it on the floor.  He scooped some of the flour into the bowl with his hands, mixed in most of a cup of milk and added some sugar, leaving a floury trail on the floor which by now had a few
tracks left by his kitten.

Brandon was covered with flour and getting frustrated.  He wanted this to be something very good for Mom and Dad, but it was getting very bad.

He didn't know what to do next, whether to put it all into the oven or on the stove, and he didn't know how the stove worked!  Suddenly he saw his kitten licking from the bowl of mix and reached to push her away, knocking the egg carton to the floor.

Frantically he tried to clean up this monumental mess but slipped on the eggs, getting his pajamas white and sticky.  And just then he saw Dad standing at the door.  Big  crocodile tears  welled up in Brandon's eyes.  All he'd wanted to do was something good, but he'd made a terrible mess.

He was sure a scolding was coming, maybe even a spanking.   But his father just watched him.  Then, walking through the mess, he picked up his crying son, hugged him and loved him, getting his own pajamas white and sticky in the process.

That's how God deals with us.

We try to do something good in life, but it turns into a mess.  Our marriage gets all sticky or we insult a friend or we can't stand our job or our health goes sour.  Sometimes we just stand there in tears because we can't think of anything else to do.  That's when God picks us up and loves us and forgives us, even though some of our mess gets all over Him.

But just because we might mess up, we can't stop trying to "make pancakes," for God or for others.  Sooner or later we'll get it right, and then they'll  be glad we tried. Please pass some of this love on to others.

Author Unknown


People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing.
That's why we recommend it daily.

Zig Ziglar


The history of the human race
is the history of ordinary people
who have overcome their fears
and accomplished extraordinary things.

Brian Tracy


We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.


Circle 10 Council

You are serious minded,
Because you care so very much

You are funny,
                Because you canít help it.

You are hard-nosed and hardheaded
Because you want to maintain high quality.

You can welcome a different idea,
If it benefits the boys.

You welcome an argument, To sharpen the mind.
You like peace,

To give thoughts, time to root and grow.

You are happy inside,
                No matter what.

You say, ďThis is the way we do it,Ē
                To share experiences.

You speak my language
Itís called Love and Hope for the youth of the entire world.

You are Cub Scouting at its best,
And you are beautiful




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