August Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 8, Issue 1
Webelos Communicator & Citizen
Tiger Cub Big Idea #1
I found a penny
Just laying on the ground,
But it's not just a penny
This little coin I've found.
Found pennies come
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
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
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
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
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.
often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing.
That's why we recommend it daily.
history of the human race
is the history of ordinary people
who have overcome their fears
and accomplished extraordinary things.
what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.
You are serious minded,
Because you care so very
Because you canít help it.
hard-nosed and hardheaded
Because you want to maintain high quality.
welcome a different idea,
If it benefits the boys.
welcome an argument, To sharpen the mind.
You like peace,
thoughts, time to root and grow.
No matter what.
say, ďThis is the way we do it,Ē
To share experiences.
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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