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Baloo's Bugle

January 2002 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 8, Issue 6
February Theme

Our Native Peoples
Webelos Scholar & Engineer



Four Winds Opening
National Capital Area Council


Cast: Akela- Cubmaster, dressed as an Native American Indian Chief, rattle, 4 Cubs in Indian costumes, carrying artificial torches.

Props:  Artificial torches and artificial campfire. A stagehand is needed to plug the artificial campfire in on cue.

Akela enters dresses as chief, approaches unplugged campfire. Standing behind it, facing the audience, he raises his arms and faces skyward, rattle in hand.)

Cubmaster: (dressed as an Indian Chief) let the North Wind enter.  (one of the boys enters carrying a torch.  He stands by the campfire and says his line.  Others do likewise as they are called in.)

“North” Cub comes in and stands north (or in back of) the campfire and faces the audience -North wind: the North Wind that brings the cold, builds endurance.

Cubmaster : South Wind enter.  “South” Cub enters and stands directly across from the “North” –faces audience South wind: the South wind brings the warmth of friendship

Cubmaster:: East Wind enter.  “East” enters and stands to the left side of the fire-faces audience

East wind: the east wind brings the light of day.

Cubmaster:: West Wind enter.

“West” enters and stands directly across from “East”-faces audience  West wind: the West wind from the direction where the sun sinks, brings night and stars.

Cubmaster: the Four Winds will light our council fire.  All cubs turn towards the artificial campfire, and touches the artificial torch to the fire at the same time. At this moment, the stagehand connects the electrical wire offstage, lighting the bulb in the "Fire". 


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