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Baloo's Bugle

September Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 8, Issue 2

Down on the Farm
Webelos Citizen & Showman
 Tiger Cub Big Ideas 1 & 2



Undiscovered Secrets
National Capital Area Council


No matter where you live, there is a world of undiscovered secrets of nature waiting to be explored.  Farmers and naturalists are students of nature.  During this month, Pack __ has studied farms and farming life and learned more about the nature of our world.


A naturalist stands like Columbus on the prow of his ship, with a vast continent before him.  Except that the naturalists world can be at his feet.  It is as near as your back yard, a nearby park, woods, or the fields of a local farm.  All kinds of insects, birds, plants, and other forms of life inhabit these lands.  Continue exploring the world of nature and you will find many wonderful things that God has given us to enjoy.


A Crop of Smiles
National Capital Area Council


Once upon a time, two brothers left the farm to move to a city to look for work.  Just outside of the city, the first brother met an old man and asked him,  “What are the people like in this city?”   The Old man replied, 'Well, how were they where you come from?"  “They are all grumpy and cross," replied the brother. " That's why I decided to leave."  "You'll find the people here exactly the same," said the old man as he walked on down the road.


A little while later, the old man met the second brother.  He too asked,  “What are the people like in this city?  The Old man replied, “'Well, how were they where you come from? "They were very nice.  They always smiled," replied the brother.  "That's why it was so hard for me to leave." “You'11 find the people here exactly the same," said the old man as he smiled and joined the second brother on his way.  Remember, we reap what we sow.

The Growing Wonders of Nature
Heart of America Council


Personnel: 5 Cubs and narrator

Setting: Cub Scouts line up on stage holding large posters upon which are appropriate pictures.  As each boy speaks his line he turns over his poster to show large letter which when they are all done will spell out the word GROWING. After the last boy speaks, a narrator at the side of stage steps forward and says his lines.

G: Growing things are all about

R: Rolling fields with grass do sprout

O: Only God can make a tree

W: We can all enjoy nature’s beauty

I: In this world many growing things there are indeed

N: Nature makes things grow from the smallest seed

G: God has given us all this to enjoy, making it lots of fun to be a growing boy.

Narrator: This month we’ve learned much,

About “Things that Grow.”

What fun it is

Natures wonders to know.

To open our meeting tonight, let us all join together now in singing, “America the Beautiful.”

Things That Grow
Heart of America Council

Personnel: 1 Cub Scout

Setting: Boy comes forward on signal and reads script.

Cub Scout: The theme this month was ‘Down on the Farm’, I too, am a thing that grows. I need nourishment, and love, and attention to grow.  But most of all to grow.  I need my sleep. Thank you everyone, and good night!


Cub Scout Garden of Thoughts
Heart of America Council

Personnel: 7 Cubs dressed in farmer’s hats, shirts, levis, etc., with garden tools. Also need large cut-outs of vegetables as indicated.

Cub 1: We’re Cub Scout farmers who’ve come your way to share with you, our garden of thoughts for the day.

Cub 2: (holds up carrot) Take care at all times, remembering to do your best each day.

Cub 3: (holds up lettuce) Let us always give a smile to others as we travel down life’s way.

Cub 4: (holds up turnip) Be sure to turn up at meetings and participate in pack activities.

Cub 5: (holds up bean) Learn not to put things off, for it’s not fun being late.

Cub 6: (holds up beet) In life’s game, you can beat if you strive to work with everyone.

Cub 7: (holds up large package of seed) And now that we’ve planted some seeds of thought, we’ll say good night, for our meeting is adjourned.




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