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August 2002 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 9, Issue 1
September Theme

Blast Off
Webelos Communicator and Citizen
  Tiger Cub Achievement 1



This month I will be opening up Tigers with ideas for Tiger Cub Achievement #1, Making My Family Special.  The Tiger Cub Handbook is filled with some great ideas on the Adult Partner and Tiger working together. Let's get started with Tiger Cub Achievement #1:


Flag Ceremony #1
Heart of America Council

The Cubmaster or Group Leader goes to the front of the room and says, “Will the honor guard please come forward?” The Tigers march to the front and stand before the flag.

Together they salute, and then turn to the audience and say, “We are Americans and we’re proud of it!”

First boy says, “If you’re proud to be an American, please stand and say, “I’m proud to be an American.”

Second boy says, “Hand salute.  Pledge of Allegiance repeat.”

Third boy says, “Two” after pledge is completed and then says, “Honor guard retire.”

The boys march off the same way they entered.

Tiger Cub Candle Light Induction Ceremony
Heart of America Council

Personnel: Cubmaster, Committee Chairman, Den Chief, Tiger Cubs

Equipment: Table, large Cub Emblem, Three Candles

Setting: Tiger Cubs wait outside room with Den Chief.  Table is placed at front of room holding large Cub emblem and three candles.  The room is in darkness.  When all is ready, the Den Chief knocks on the door from the outside.  CM and CC stand behind the table.

CM: Who wishes to enter this meeting room?

DC: Den Chief (name) with Tiger Cubs to join this pack.

CM: What are the names of the Tiger Cubs?

DC: (names the Tiger Cubs)

CM: Bring the Tiger Cubs inside.

(DC brings Tiger Cubs into room and leads them to front of table.  He then takes his seat in the audience.)

CM: (To Tiger Cubs) you have entered from the darkness of the outer world to the light symbolizing Scouting. This candle (he lights one) stands for the Spirit of Scouting.  There are many benefits to be gained from belonging to Cub Scouting.  You will learn a great deal, you will have a chance to help others, you will be rewarded for your efforts, and you will have a lot of fun.  The Cub Scout Promise is the basic principle of Cub Scouting.  Will you repeat it with me please. (Light candle representing Promise.)

(CM gives Cub sign and begins Promise,

Tiger Cubs join in with him.)

CC: Just as the Cub Scout Promise is the basic principle of Cub Scouting, the Law of the Pack is the fundamental rule governing Cub Scouting.  Please give the Cub Scout sign and repeat the Law of the Pack with me.  (CC gives sign and leads boys in repeating Law of the Pack.)

CM: Remember well the Promise and Law of the Pack and use them as your guide for personal conduct in the years to come.  And now we ask the parents of these Tiger Cubs come forward to receive the patches and certificates for their sons. (Parents come forward and stand behind their son.) (CM presents the Tiger Cub patches and certificates to parents, who in turn present them to their sons.) Parents play an important role in Cub Scouting. You will work with your sons on their achievements and electives.  You will find that you will learn as well as your sons, and in having fun with him will become a closer family. 

(To boys.) Congratulations! And good Cub

Scouting to you all. (Salutes.)


We Are Tiger Cubs
(Tune: If You’re Happy)
Heart of America

We are TigerCubs, Hooray TigerCubs!

We are TigerCubs, Hooray TigerCubs!

We are happy and we show it

‘Cause we want the world to know it!

We are Tiger Cubs, Hooray TigerCubs!

We are TigerCubs, Hooray TigerCubs!

We are TigerCubs, Hooray Tiger CUbs!

We will Search, Discover, Share

As ourlaughter fills the air.

We are Tiger Cubs, Hooray TigerCubs!

We are Tiger Cubs, Hooray Tiger Cubs!

We are Tiger Cubs, Hooray TigerCubs!

We will soon be Cub Scouts, too

And we’ll wear the gold and blue.

We are TigerCubs, HoorayTiger Cubs!




Closet freshener

1. Start with two small plain paper cups.  Use a nail to poke holes all over both cups.

2. Fill one cup with potpourri or cloves.  Invert the second cup and glue the together around the lip.

3. “Gift wrap” with yarn or ribbon, creating a loop at the top for hanging.

4. Decorate with felt scraps.


Pink Watermelon Ice
Heart of America Council

1 Envelope unflavored gelatin

1/2 Cup milk

3 Cups seeded watermelon cubes

1 Cup light corn syrup

1. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over milk; let stand for 1 minute. Cook and stir over low heat until gelatin is dissolved.

2. Place watermelon, corn syrup and gelatin mixture in a blender container, cover and blend at high speed for 30 seconds or until thoroughly blended, scraping sides of container as needed. Pour into an 8X8X2-inch baking pan. Cover and freeze over night.

3. Remove from freezer, let stand at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes to soften. Break into pieces. Transfer to a chilled large mixer bowl. With chilled beaters, beat at low speed until smooth but not melted. Pour into a freezer container; cover and freeze for 4 hours or overnight.

4. Remove from freezer 10 to 15 minutes before serving. Makes about 4 cups.


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