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Baloo's Bugle


July 2002 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 8, Issue 12
August Theme

Sports Extravaganza
Webelos Forester & Naturalist





York Adams Area Council

We hear a lot of talk about being a good sport, but just what does it mean? A good sport learns the rules so he will not violate them.  He competes with all his heart striving to outclass his competitors.  If he wins, he doesn't act smug but instead compliments the losers for the fine showing they made.  If he loses, he should accept the fact and find out why. Maybe he can win the next time.  A sportsman accepts defeat, congratulates the w inners, studies how to improve, and determines to do better the next time.


Keeping Fit
York Adams Area Council

Cub Scouts, I hold in my hand a pocketknife. This is a valuable tool because it can be used for many useful things. It is a dependable tool as long as the blade is kept sharp and free from rust and the working parts are in good condition. But, if it is neglected and becomes dull and rusty, it can be a dangerous tool. The same principle can be applied to ourselves. We have a body, which when kept in good condition, will serve us well. If we get plenty of exercise, eat the proper foods, and have good health habits, we will be able to enjoy to the fullest the things we do. But if we fail to take care of ourselves, we can become rusty and dull like the neglected knife. Do your best to keep fit!


Motivational Quotes
York Adams Area Council

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
- Michael Jordan, Basketball Player

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden, UCLA Basketball Coach

Most games are lost, not won.
- Casey Stengel, Baseball Coach

The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost.
- George Shultz, U.S. Secretary of State

You have no control over what the other guy does. You only have control over what you do.
- A J Kitt, Downhill Skier

My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging
- Hank Aaron, Baseball Player

The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
- Joe Paterno, Football Coach

Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.
- Magic Johnson, Basketball Player

Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.
- Bo Jackson, Baseball & Football Player

It's not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it's what you put into the practice.
- Eric Lindros, Hockey Player

Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
- Lou Brock, Baseball Player

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi, Football Coach

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.
- Babe Ruth, Baseball Player

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
- Vince Lombardi, Football Coach

Winners never quit and quitters never win.
- Unknown


Closing Thought
Sam Houston Area Council
Betty Morgan, Arrowmoon District

Your body is a wonderful machine, but like any complicated piece of equipment it requires care and attention. A car needs oil and gas to run. Your body requires good food for energy. An engine needs routine maintenance. Your body needs yearly check ups. Healthy food, exercise, and plenty of rest are basic ingredients for a healthy body. With proper care, a car will run for many years. With wise healthy choices, your body will last a lifetime! Live long and healthy!


National Area Capital Council

Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, said:

“Honesty is a form of honor.  An honorable man can be trusted with any amount of money or other valuable with the certainty he will not steal it.”

When you feel inclined to cheat in order to win a game, just say to yourself, “It’s just a game.  It won’t kill me if I don’t win.”  If you keep this thought with you, you will not need to cheat because you will have something better than a win; you will have honor.


The Pocketknife
National Area Council


Cub Scouts, I hold in my hand a pocketknife.  This is a valuable tool because it can be used for many useful things.  It is a dependable tool as long as the blade is kept sharp and free from rust, and the working parts are kept in good condition.  But, if it is neglected and becomes dull and rusty, it can be a dangerous tool.  The same principle applies to us.  We have a body which, when kept in good condition, will serve us well.  But, if we fail to take care of ourselves, we can become rusty and dull like a neglected pocketknife.  As we leave tonight’s meeting, try to remember to Do Your Best to keep fit.


Closing Ceremony
Crossroads of America

Sportsmanship is so very critical for our youth today. Setting the example at any sporting event is so important. Few people realize only ˝ of 1 % of the children in sports ever even make a high school varsity team.  The value of a healthy mind and body is the outcome we should all remember.  Good attitudes in weather winning or loosing is the extravaganza we all should revel in.  Good night Scouts.



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