November 2001 Cub Scout
Volume 8, Issue 4|
Works of Art
Webelos Craftsman & Scientist
Tiger Cub Big Idea 5
& POEMS FOR SCOUTERS
hold Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." - Charles Dickens.
Hear this Lord
Before I lay me down to sleep
And fall into a slumber deep
Hear this little prayer of mine
Hope it gets to you in time
Bless those on land and sea and
Who fight for freedom here and
Send special blessings from above
Protect them with your shield of
Return them safely, we humbly
To the Land of the Free
the Home of the Brave
What Is A Leader?
Heart of America
Assure, Accomplish, Accept
Direct, Devise, Develop
Explain, Envision, Evaluate
Recognize, Reach, Re-create
of America Council
Be with us today as the little
boys burst in for their important meeting.
Be with each Cub, the one who jostles., the one who
disappears with a book, the one who works so carefully.
The one whose face is always smudged.
I love them all and thank Thee for the privilege of knowing them in these
years when each is so completely his honest self.
Help me engage their wonderful enthusiasm in worthwhile projects which
catch their imagination, for then all trouble ceases and we move ahead like a
canoe in swift waters. I ask Thy
blessing on their rumpled heads and pray that in some measure these meetings may
help them grow to be their own best selves. Amen.
(Skits, Puppets, Ceremonies 1963)
Heart of America Council
Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know
when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who
will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
Build me a son whose wishbone
will not be where his backbone should be; a son who will know Thee and know that
to know himself is the foundation stone of knowledge.
Lead him, I pray, not in the
paths of ease and comfort, but ‘under
the stress and spur of difficulties and challenges. Here let him learn to stand up in the storm; here let him
learn compassion for those who fail.
Build me a son whose heart will
be clear, whose goal will be high; a son who will master himself before he seeks
to master other men; one who will learn to laugh, yet never forget how to weep;
one who will reach into the future, yet never forget the past.
And after all these things are
his, add, I pray, enough of a sense of humor so that he may always be serious,
yet never take himself too seriously. Give
him humility, so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness;
the open mind of true wisdom; the meekness of true strength.
Then, I, his father, will dare to
whisper, “I have not lived in vain”.
Forget He’s Just A Boy!
Heart of America Council
understand the lad -
He’s not eager to be bad.
If the right he always knew
He would he as old as you
Were he now exceeding wise,
He’d be just about your size.
When he does things that annoy
Don’t forget he’s just a boy.
Could he know and understand,
He would not need a guiding hand.
But he’s not you and hasn’t learned
How life’s corners’ must be turned.
Doesn’t know from day to day
There is more to life than play.
More to face than selfish joy.
Don’t forget - he’s
just a boy.
just a boy he’ll do
you will not want him to.
He’ll be careless of his ways,
Have his disobedient days.
Willful, wild and headstrong too,
Things of value, he’ll destroy,
But reflect, he’s just a boy.
Just a boy who needs a friend -
Patient, kindly, to the end.
Needs a father who will show
Him the things he wants to know.
with you when you walk
Listen when he wants to
His companionship enjoy.
Don’t forget he’s just a boy.
CAN ‘T NO MORE TEACH WHAT YOU AIN’T LEARNED THAN YOU CAN GO BACK TO WHERE
YOU AIN’T BEEN”.
A Dear Friend sent this to me.
Could be changed a bit for Mom or Dad.
Long term team players needed for challenging permanent work in an often chaotic
environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and
organizational skills and be willing to work various hours, which will
include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call.
Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping
sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in faraway cities.
Travel expenses not reimbursed.
This is for the rest of your life. Must
be willing to be hated at least temporarily, until someone needs $5 to go
skating. Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly.
Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go
from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the screams from
the backyard are not someone just crying wolf.
Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small
gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers. Must screen
phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework
and den projects. Must have ability
to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental
outlooks. Must be willing to be
indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the next.
Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap,
plastic toys and battery operated devices.
Must always hope for the
best but be prepared for the worst. Must
assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product.
include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility.
Advancement And Promotion:
Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without
complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that those in
your charge can ultimately surpass you.
None required, unfortunately. On-the-job
training offered on a continually exhausting basis.
And Compensation: You pay them, offering frequent raises and
bonuses. A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption
that college will help them become financially independent.
When you die, you give them whatever is left.
The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that you actually
enjoy it and wish you could only do more.
While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no
paid holidays and no stock options are offered, job supplies limitless
opportunities for personal growth and free hugs for life if you play your cards
Heart of America
to getting along with others is when you are wrong be easy to change and when
you are right be easy to live with.
key to the Cub Scout Program is FUN.
A key to teamwork. is remembering
that Greater is he who gets ten men to work than he who does the work of ten
The key to success is to climb
the ladder instead of sitting and waiting for the elevator.
The key to involvement is TRY IT -
YOU’LL LIKE IT!
A key to Good Leadership is
A key to a smooth running pack is
A key to the success of not
becoming completely wrapped up in ones self is to remember that when that
happens you are a very small package.
The key to character is to be
yourself for character is what you do when no one is looking.
to being helpful to others is to remember that the important person is the other
fellow, not yourself.
District Pow Wow)
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