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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


Halloween Opening
Simon Kenton Council


Scene: To enhance the Halloween atmosphere, turn out the lights and have a candlelight processional for the color guard unit.

Personnel: Use more than just a few Cubs, use most of the Pack to create lots of light.

Props: If candies are not feasible because of carpeting or whatever, use flashlights with orange tissue paper covers to dim the brightness somewhat.  House lights should not be turned on until after the pledge has been given.


Tonight you may see
Witches on their brooms.
Tonight you may witness
The man on the moon.
Tonight you may hear
All sorts of scary sounds.
Tonight you may be scared
Of what comes up from the ground.
Don't scream, Don't be frightened,
Most of all don't fear
It's only Halloween that comes,
But once a year
Please join me now
in the Pledge of Allegiance.


A Patriotic Start
National Capital Area Council


We learn to be good citizens and, hopefully, we'll see
that laws are made for all of us, so each one can be free.


To do all this, Cubs need leaders - ones that are good and true.
That means we need help- from you, and you, and you.


And now, to start our night off right, in good and proper manner,
We'd like you all to rise and sing our "Star Spangled Banner."


Witches Opening
National Capital Area Council

Take one dark night, without a star;
Add one thin cat, as black as tar,
Turn on a wind, to shriek and moan,
Stir in ghost, with wail and groan.
Stuff three pumpkins with witches' bane,
Top with a slice of moon on the wane;
Flavor with bats, and things unseen
Boil and serve chilled. It's Halloween.


There are strange things you may meet,
On Halloween upon your street
Witches, goblins, spooks you dread,
Silent ghosts without a head.
Don't be frightened, for you see,
Underneath are friends like me!

First Verse is read by Den Leader dressed as a witch.  Other Den Leaders, dressed as witches, put ingredients in the cauldron as they are mentioned.  Second verse is read by Cubmaster, draped with sheet.  On last line he pulls off sheet.


Farm Opening Ceremony
Trapper Trails Council


Cub #1: Freedom isn’t always free.  Many have paid a great price so that we can enjoy the freedom we have.

Cub #2: America provides many opportunities for each of us.

Cub #3: Remember that not everyone is as blessed as we are.

Cub #4: May we each ponder our blessings of freedom as we repeat the pledge of allegiance.

Cub #5: Would the audience please rise with me and repeat the Pledge of Allegiance with me.


Farm Country
Heart of America Council

Personnel: Narrator and 4 Cubs

Setting: Cub Scouts in farm work clothing parade into meeting room by dens to recorded farm music. Extinguish lights and shine spotlight on U.S. flag.  A narrator speaks from behind the curtain.

Narrator: Agriculture, the oldest work done by man, means “taking care of the fields”.  It is the work and science of using the earth to produce food.

Cub 1: Farming means about the same thing, but we generally use the term when referring to a particular branch, such as dairy farming, chicken farming, cotton farming, wheat or vegetable farming. There have been farmers since history began. Cain, the first man born on earth, the son of Adam and Eve, was a tiller of the soil.

Cub 2: Farm life, was quite different in days past. Entire families including children, had to carry their share of the load in order to raise enough food for themselves. The family did not have much time for comfortable living .

Cub 3: Crowing roosters still announce dawn on many American farms. In the early morning fresh odors of growing crops and blooming flowers fill the air. Even before daybreak, in farm country, lights begin to twinkle as folks rise early to feed the animals and do the chores.

Cub 4: Now may we all stand and sing “America the Beautiful”.



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