(A true story)
Simon Kenton Council
Tree - I am so big!
Middle-Sized Tree - See my
Baby Tree - I'm just a bush
Camper - I love this beautiful
Fire - Crackle, crackle
Smokey - Only you can prevent
Babbling Brook - Assign one person, they get up and run through the group,
One upon a time in a beautiful
lush green forest, there stood three trees, the Big
Tree, the Middle-Sized Tree
and the Baby Tree.
A Babbling Brook
coursed its way through the forest. A
Camper made a Fire for
his breakfast without clearing the area for 10 feet and then went for a hike
without making sure the Fire was
dead out. The Fire threw some sparks into some dried grass.
It started smoldering. The
was not close enough to put out the sparks.
In a short time, the dry forest was ablaze.
The animals heard the sounds of the Fire.
smelled the smoke, and tried to flee. A
bear cub couldn't see where his mother had gone so he did what she had
taught him when there was danger. He
climbed the Big Tree. The Fire
roared by. It burned up the Baby Tree and Middle-Sized Tree.
It singed the Big Tree with the bear
cub clinging to the top. After
the Fire, a ranger found the bear
cub still in the top of the Big Tree
and got him down. He was singed
and scared. The ranger healed
his burns and raised him. He
called him Smokey. He became the
symbol to remind CAMPERS and hikers to be careful with FIRE and protect the
Big Trees, the Middle-Sized Trees and the
Baby Trees so we can enjoy the forest with the Babbling Brooks running
through them. Remember,
"Only you can prevent forest fires!" the one who says that is Smokey Bear.
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