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Baloo's Bugle

April 2002 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 8, Issue 9
May Theme

Webelos Outdoorsman and Handyman




I Promise
Heart of America Council

Personnel: 7 Cub Scouts

Equipment: A balloon for each with part of the promise on a note inside each one.

Cub #1: (Pop balloon and read) “I, (name) promise”

Cub #2: (Pop balloon and read) “To do my best:

Cub #3: (Pop balloon and read) “To do my duty to God”

Cub #4: (Pop balloon and read) “And my country”

Cub #5: (Pop balloon and read) “To help other people and”

Cub #6: (Pop balloon and read) “To obey the law of the pack:

Cub #7: (Pop balloon and read) “the Cub Scout promise reminds us to be the best that we can be, to be proud to be an  American.


Cub Magic
York Adams Area Council


Personnel: 8 Cub Scouts

Equipment: Eight Cards spelling C-U-B-M-A-G-IC.

Setting: Cubs stand in line holding cards to turn over

before reading their part.

Cub #1: C - is for comradeship, we learn to get


Cub #2: U - is for unity, together we are strong.

Cub #3: B - is for boys, wild and wooly but always


Cub #4: M - is for merits, which we always have in


Cub #5: A - is for adventure, what we're always looking for.

Cub #6: G - is for growth, to open every door.

Cub #7: I - is for integrity, for all the world to see.

Cub #8: C - is for Cub Scout, which we are all glad

to be.


Opening Ceremonies
Trapper Trails Council


Cubmaster lights electric bulb-candle representing spirit.  Talks about Cub Scout spirit.  Audience stands, repeats Cubs Scout Promise and Law of the pack.  Leaves light burning during meeting).

1st Cub: Tonight we are going to fix for you

A treat that is really grand.

We'll make for you a recipe,

The greatest in the land.

2nd Cub: In first we'll put a heaping cup

of red for courage true.

He pours in a container of red paper

3rd Cub: And then we'll add for loyalty

A dash of pure blue

He pours in a container of blue paper

4th Cub: For purity, we'll now sift in

a layer of snowy white.

He sifts in white paper

5th Cub: We'll sprinkle in a pinch of stars

To make it come out fight.

Sprinkle silver glitter

6th Cub: We'll stir and stir,

And then you'll see

That what we' ve made...


He pulls flag from kettle suddenly

7th Cub: Our flag is the most beautiful in the world.

Let's always be loyal to it.

All: Will everyone please stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.


A Cub Scout or Webelos Den Carries in the flag and posts it. Each boy takes a turn reading the following:

1. It's great to be a American, this is greatly known and the beauty of this land has a magic all its own.

2. The magic of America does not come from a magic spell. It comes from you and me who love it so well.

3. The wave of a magic wand did not buy us liberty.  Great men and women died, so we might all live free.

4. So let us all now pledge to always do our part, for the magic of America lies deep within our heart.  (Ask the audience to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.)


The Birth of a Flag

Trapper Trails Council

Narrator: Have you ever stopped to think how a flag is made?  Today, we will show you how our flag was made.

First we add the red for courage. (A boy raises a red strip and places it into a glass container,) The courage of those gallant men who have given their lives defending the freedom of our great country.  Red is for the courage of those Scouts who have accepted the challenge of advancement and development of mind, body, and character.

Next we add some white (the next boy raises a white strip and places it into the glass container) for purity. The purity of the birth of a new nation that struggled for life carved from virgin wilderness. The white is also for the purity of a new Cub Scout just beginning the great adventure of Scouting.

Then let us add some blue (the next boy raises a blue strip and places it into the container) taken from the sky above and the water that surrounds our continent.  The blue represents the life-supporting elements that sustain our very existence.  The blue sky and the blue water that beckon Scouts of all nations to enjoy God's great natural beauty.

Next we add just a dash of stars (the next boy drops stars into the glass container) to represent the fifty states that make up this grand land we call the United States of America.  Stars that shine in the eyes of a lad as he succeeds in the accomplishment and goals achieved in the Scouting program.

Finally we add this needle and thread (the next boy (drops a needle and thread into the container) with which to finish our flag.  The steel of the needle signifies the strength of our nation, and the thread represents the fiber of the brotherhood that binds us together in a united effort to continually defend the freedom our flag represents. Our flag! Old Glory! My red, white, and blue!  Stars and stripes forever! The flag of the United States of America! May it always fly with honor and respect.


John J. Brogan, Jr.
H.A.D. Cub RT C-Commish

M – M is for Mess, which happens by Magic I guess

A – is for Anxiety, The Den Leader’s heard of our notariety

G – is for Gem, that’s really what is our den

I – is for Illusion, a good meeting’s conclusion

C – is for Cub Scouts, do our best, no Doubts


Magic American Flag Opening Ceremony
John J. Brogan, Jr.
H.A.D. Cub RT C-Commish


Conceal an American flag inside a “magic” box.

Narrator.- Today, we’re going to start our pack meeting with a bit of magic! We’ll add some special things to this magic box and see what we get when we say the magic word “Abracadabra!” (Audience practices the word.)

OK. Now, everyone on the count of three, say “‘Abracadabra” 1, 2, 3 ... Abracadabra! (Reaches In and pulls out the American flag,) Wow! What a great piece of magic! Let’s say the Pledge of Allegiance to our flag. (Two Cub Scouts hold the flag.)


Magic Opening
John J. Brogan, Jr
H.A.D. Cub RT C-Commish

Hogwarts is where you learn about magic

Scouts is where we learn to do our best

While we play with tricks and make believe potions

Our lives are instilled with unbelievable good notions

We don’t need a wand or a spell...

to remember our duty to God and Country, to tell

So please, levitate yourself upright

And join us at this magical sight

{Color Guard enters with Colors}

Please join us in the Pledge of Allegiance.




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