The best thing to give your enemy is forgiveness;
To a friend understanding:
To a child a good example:
To your father deference:
To your mother conduct that will make her proud:
To yourself respect and
To all men charity.
Good night Scouts!
Family Time Closing
Potawatomi Area & Milwaukee County Council
Young boys dream of treasures and we as parents can only
help our boys discover the treasures of their dreams. When you are at home
this month, set aside some quality family time. Communicate with each other,
share your ideas and your dreams. Parents, our boys are our greatest
treasure. And a boy’s dream is a treasure that we cannot afford to lose of
take for granted. Scouting is here to aid in the discovery and fulfillment of
National Capital Area Council
(Provide copies of the "Wildlife Pledge" below to each
person in audience, and ask them to repeat it together.)
"I pledge to use my eyes to see the beauty of all
outdoors. I pledge to train my mind to learn the importance of nature. I
pledge to use my hands to help protect our soil, water, woods, and wildlife.
And by my good example, show others how to respect, properly use, and enjoy
our natural resources."
National Capital Area Council
(Provide copies of the closing thought so audience can
read it together:)
“This is my country. I will use my eyes to see the beauty
of this land. I will use my ears to hear its sounds. I will use my mind to
think what I can do to make it more beautiful. I will use my hands to serve
it well. And with my heart, I will honor it.”
Man & Nature
York Adams Area Council
Inland NW Council
Boys hold cards with letters
S – Smokey the Bear has a message to tell
M – Make it a point to hear him well
O – Only you can prevent forest fires Smokey does
K - Keep yourself safe in being careful that way
E - Everybody must do his part
Y – Yes, we can stop forest fires before they
Trapper Trails Council
A wise man once noted that all sunshine is what makes the
desert. Just as rain and snow are necessary for plants and animals to exist,
so it is in our lives. We gain our strength and ability to live, not from the
days when all goes right. But rather, it is from days of adversity and
overcoming difficulties that we grow.
Weathermen have tools that they use daily to do their
jobs. They use barometers to measure the air pressure. This helps them to
know what type of weather to expect. One of our tools in Cub Scouting is the
Cub Scout Promise. It helps us to remember what is expected of us. Let us
now all repeat the Cub Scout Promise together.
Lying on the grass we look at the clouds gently floating
by. Then something strange begins to happen. They begin turning into ominous
gray clouds telling us a storm is in the making. We run for shelter just as
torrents of rain fall, happy to be safe and dry. As scouts you must always be
ready for the unexpected to come your way.
Compass Closing Thought
Central New Jersey Council
have here a compass. Normally, because of the natural magnetic forces of the
earth, the needle faithfully points north and keeps you on the right path.
But when a magnet is brought near the compass, the magnet is an outside
influence on the character of the compass. The integrity of the compass can
no longer be trusted. This compass represents Cub Scouting. The Cub Scout
Promise and the Law of the Pack are the natural magnetic field that directs
the compass needle of our boys just like this magnet, influences are trying to
adversely affect our purposes. Our youth are continually faced with
temptation-temptation to get by without working, to lie, to cheat, to give in
to the negative peer pressure of friends.
If our boys are going
to grow up to be the good citizens we want them to be, watch out for the
magnets in their lives. Help them work hard to live up to and live the ideals
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