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Baloo's Bugle


July 2002 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 8, Issue 12
August Theme

Sports Extravaganza
Webelos Forester & Naturalist

Yes, it is time for yet another confession from me.  Last month in my web site area I included web addresses and names of a few of the many great sites that are out there.  My apologies go to Barb Stephens.  I decided to change her last name to Creighton and forgot to ask if that was okay with her.  One of my eagle-eyed readers noted that I changed it for her.  Barb, my apologies, I DO like your last name of Stephens, and changing your last name like I did last month was an oopsie. 

Also I have included Wendell’s site this month.  Great Site, Great Scouter!  Check it out under web sites.

York Adams Area Council

FOCUS:  Kids love sports!  But there should be a whole lot more to sports than just playing to win.  Just as the Cub Scout Academic and Sports Program promotes, we can promote both the importance of learning and living with the rules of the game and the importance of being a good sport about it.  Is there any good fun or honest satisfaction in trouncing an opponent at a sport?  I don’t think so.  Is there goodness and honor it giving it your all even if you don’t “win”?  I do think so.  Let’s use this month’s theme to support good character building and to help the boys understand that winning is not everything and it’s not the only thing—doing your best and being honest and honorable is what it’s really all about!  I always like to remind people of the Special Olympics Oath:  “Let me win.  But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”



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