Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
|Volume 8, Issue 12
Webelos Forester & Naturalist
Olympic Oath Opening
York Adams Area Council
you are actually conducting an “Olympics” event, you might decide to use the
oath as your opening; however, if you are conducting a regular meeting that
uses the theme in general, you can use this opening ceremony to recite the
Pledge of Allegiance. You can have the American Flag by itself (unfolded and
held open by a Den of Cubs) or it can be in position at the front of the room
as you normally display it (either hung on the wall or on a pole). Have a
single scout assigned to walk up to the flag, hold a corner in his left hand
and give the Cub Scout salute as he recites the Pledge for the entire Pack.
At the start of each Olympics, every athlete promises to play fairly and obey
all of the Olympic rules. One athlete from the host country takes this oath at
the Opening Ceremonies on behalf of all athletes. The oath was written by
Baron de Coubertin, and became a part of our Modern Olympic Games in 1920. The
chosen athlete holds a corner of the Olympic Flag while repeating the oath:
"In the name of all competitors, I
promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding
by the rules that govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the
glory of sport and the honor of our teams."
Tonight we will open
our Sports Extravaganza meeting the same way that the athletes begin each
Olympics. I ask Cub Scout [Scout’s name] to come forward to recite the Pledge
in the name of all of Pack [number].
(When the Cub Scout
is in position, ask everyone to stand.)
Sam Houston Area Council
Betty Morgan, Arrowmoon District
(Boys are dressed in
appropriate sports outfits.)
Baseball is the game for me
Mitts and gum and
Soccer to me is really neat
Shin guards, goals
and wearing my cleats.
Swimming is my priority
butterfly and swimming the free.
Football is a game renown
goals and the touchdown.
Now Basketball most definitely has it,
and sinking that basket.
Volleyball is what I like
and doing the spike.
Tennis is a game for all
Serving, faults and
very close calls.
Golfing on the course is fun
Especially a stroke
that's a hole-in-one.
games we play have two things we can brag,
and our pledge to the flag.
Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
National Area Capital Council
Props: Thirteen large cards, with
the letters S, P, O, R, T, S, M, A, N, S, H, I, and P. Narration on the back.
Scouts, we often play games and
participate in sports activities. Most of us play every game to win.
Sometimes we do and sometimes we don’t. What’s really important, win or lose,
is how well we do both. Tonight the Scouts from Den[s] X, Y, and Z [as many
Dens as needed to get thirteen boys] have a message for us about the games we
are going to play.
S -Smile, even if you hurt inside
P -Pardon those parents who show poor
O - Ooze
with enthusiasm for your fellow Scouts
R -Respect the feelings of other Cub
T -Try your best and be your best
S -Satisfaction guaranteed
M -Master the art of self control
A -Anger has no place in our meeting
N -Notice that only one can win
S -Success will be yours if you do your
H -Hush those words of bragging
- Insert your “congratulations” to the winner
P -Play the game for fun!
Physical Fitness Opening
National Capital Area Council
Six Scouts come on
stage, carrying various kinds of muscle-building equipment. They exercise
and, in turn, speak the following lines.
Cub 1:To keep your body strong and
healthy, is more valuable than being wealthy.
Cub 2: When
you are fit, you feel so good, and try to do the things you should.
Cub 3: It
helps you lend a helping hand, to needy folks around the land.
the right foods is always wise, and everyone needs exercise.
Cub 5: Stand
on tip toes, one, two, three. Come on and practice; run with me!
Scouting builds young boys into men, and this is where it all begins.
National Capital Area Council
partially deflated basketball, soccer ball, or volley ball; a hand pump with
The Cubmaster calls one scout to come
forward and asks him to demonstrate how to dribble the ball. Being deflated,
it won’t bounce well. Then call forward another scout and have the two scouts
use the pump to inflate the ball. Have them both show how well it bounces
after being inflated.
That’s much better! Now that these Scouts have finished their work, we can
play a game. There’s a lesson here for all of us. Our bodies are like that
ball. If we are not physically fit and pumped up with energy, we can’t be
ready for anything – not for play, for school, or for work. Like the ball
that doesn’t have enough air, you don’t have the strength or energy to do what
you want. Let’s all remember to keep your bodies and our minds pumped up so
that we’re ready for whatever life brings our way.
Pumped Up Opening Ceremony
Crossroads of America
Have a partially
deflated basketball and a pump and a needle.
The Cubmaster has a
boy come forward and asks him to dribble the ball. Naturally, the ball will
The Cubmaster then
asks two other boys to come forward and has them inflate the ball properly.
Cubmaster: has the 1st
boy now dribble the ball and says “That’s much better. There is a lesson for
us here, because if your body is not in proper shape, then it acts just like
the flat ball. But when properly readied, it works very well. Pumped up with
energy like our ball now is you can participate in sports at a safe and
energetic level. Let’s all remember to keep our minds and bodies pumped up
and ready to go.
Please rise and join
me in saying the Pledge of Allegiance.”
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