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A Little Story
Inland NW Council


This is a little story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.

There was an important job to be done, and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.

Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody's job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done! The next time Somebody asks you to do something, just remember Anybody can do it, but Nobody will if you don't.


Opening Ceremony
York Adams Area Council

This one works with the “opening closing ceremony.”  Sometime during the meeting, have someone remove the colors to the back of the room (at some point when no one is really paying attention).  The den assigned closing retreats to the back of the meeting room just before the closing and at the signal from the Cubmaster, they present the colors with all the normal fanfare used at the start of the meeting.  Have everyone recite the Pledge of Allegiance and then wish them a Good Night!

Thgin Doog
York Adams Area Council


Have the boys draw their letters on large pieces of paper to hold up in front of the audience.  Have them write their lines on the backs of the papers.  In the order presented, have each boy step forward, hold up his paper, and recite his line.  The whole closing spells out “Good Night” backwards.  If you want, you can then have them re-arrange themselves to spell it correctly (left to right!).

T:  Tonight has been a really great time
H:  Hope you all had fun
G:  Great to see the Pack together
I:  In play and having fun
N:  Now it’s time to say farewell
D:  Don’t worry ‘bout it though
O:  Of course we’ll be back really soon
O:  One and all we’ll be ready to go

Good Night Shirts
York Adams Area Council


Give boys large tee-shirts with the letters G-O-O-D-N-I-G-H-T printed on them.  (Use cut out letters stitched on, temporary iron-on, washable marker, or some other method that doesn’t destroy the shirts.)  If you need to double up on letters per boy, just make sure the letters stay in order.  Have the boys don their shirts inside out, backwards, inside out/backwards.  They all walk on stage and stand in line across the front of the stage.  Leader comes up and says “Den XX: Prepare for Inspection!”  All the boys stand ramrod straight.  As the leader goes from boy to boy, he tells him what’s wrong with his short.  (“Joe, your shirt is on backwards; please fix it.  Tom, what’s wrong tonight?  You have your shirt on inside out.”  Etc.)  As boys are corrected, they correct their shirt positions.  By the end of the “inspection,” the group is standing there with the message “Good Night!” for the audience.  On the leader’s signal, they all shout “Good Night Pack XX!”


Welcome Ceremony
Crossroads of America

Have Cubs draw the letters W-E-L-C-O-M-E and write the following on the back, and then have them read their parts.

W- well it’s that time again

E- everyone here is a friend

L- let’s all say hello

C- ‘cause it’s time to go

O- or is it?

M- my oh my

E- is this really the end?

Cubmaster: Goodnight Scouts!


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