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September 2002 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 9, Issue 2
October Theme

It's a Jungle of Fun
Webelos Showman and Citizen
  Tiger Cub Achievement 2



Heart of America Council

At the signal of the denner, all Cub Scouts hide nearby. Den Chief then stands in center of room and calls, “Bobcats”.

All Bobcats come from hiding, crying “Me-o-ow~ Me-o-ow~”or whatever your den has decided is the cry of a Bobcat.  These Cub Scouts continue crying while Den

Chief calls for “Wolves”.  They come howling, Then the “Bears” come growling, ferociously.  Now the entire den is in full cry.

The Den Chief makes the Cub Scout sign (followed by the Cub Scouts), then calls:  “Akela welcomes the jungle animals to his den.  Let’s see to it that we work and play in peace and become strong and wise Cub Scouts.”  Now the Den Chief has everyone stand and repeat the Pledge of Allegiance.

Cub Scouting’s Jungle Roots
York Adams Area Council

Leader: In the earliest days of Boy Scouts, the founder, Robert Baden-Powell, was overwhelmed with requests from younger boys and their parents that he provide a program suitable to younger boys.  Baden-Powell knew that he had to find a theme for the program so that it would be a program just for them and not a Boys Scouting-in-miniature program.  In trying to come up with the program theme, he thought of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Books and knew that this was what was needed.  Baden-Powell wrote to Rudyard Kipling and asked permission to use his books as the basis for the younger boys’ program.  Kipling, a solid supporter of Boy Scouts, the father of a Boy Scout, and the author of the official Boy Scout song gave his permission.  From this come the roots of Cub Scouting around the world.  Tonight, as we have our fun and celebrate the work our Cub Scouts have done, let’s remember our jungle roots.  Now let’s get the meeting into full swing and have some fun as we monkey around!


“What Do I See
Crossroads of America

Equipment: Six cards with a picture depicting each line.

Personnel: Cubmaster and six Cubs or people.

Boy 1: What do I see when I see a tree? Oranges and apples and peaches to eat.

Boy 2: What do I see when I see a Tree? A Pinewood Derby car made by dad or mom

and me.

Boy 3: What do I see when I see a Tree? Paper for books an magazines for me.

Boy 4: What do I see when I see a Tree? The walls of the house of my family.

Boy 5: What do I see when I see a Tree? The hulls of early ships sailing the sea.

Boy 6: What do I see when I see a Tree? The staff of the flag that stands before me.

Cubmaster: In honor of our flag that flies so free, would you stand and join me in the

Pledge of Allegiance.


Face The Flag
Middle Tennessee Council

The following item may be used for an opening flag ceremony for troop meetings, courts of honor, PTA meetings, or any flag ceremony where it would be appropriate. It is a modification of John Wayne's "Face the Flag My Son".

Face the flag of stars and bars
Of red and white and blue.
A flag that guarantees the rights
For a people like me and you.

Face the flag friends, read what's written there;
The history, the progress, the heritage we share.
Our flag reflects the past, but stands for so much more,
And in this age of Aquarius, it still flies in the fore.

It leads the forward movement, shared by all mankind;
To learn, to love, to live with peace of mind,
To learn the mysteries of space as well as those of Earth,
To love each person for what they are regardless of birth,

To live without the fear of reprisal for belief,
To ease the tensions of a world that cries out for relief.
Face the flag of stars and bars
Of red and white and blue.

A flag that guarantees the rights
For a people like me and you.
Face the flag friends, take a good long look,
What you see now can't be found in a history book.

It's the present, the future friends, it’s being written now,
And you're the ones to write it, and the flag can show you how.
Do you know what it stands for? What its makers meant?
To think, to speak, the privilege of dissent,

To think our leaders might be wrong, to stand and tell them so,
These are the things that people under other flags will never know.
But, responsibility, that's the cross that freemen must bear.
If you don't accept that, then freedom isn't there.

Face the flag of stars and bars
Of red and white and blue.
A flag that guarantees the rights

For a people like me and you.
Face the flag friends and face reality.
Our strength and our freedoms are based in unity.
The flag is but a symbol friends, of the world's greatest nation.

So do what "you got to do", but always keep in mind
A lot of people believe in peace, but there are the other kind.
If we want to keep the freedoms we may have to fight again,
God forbid. But, if we do, let's always fight to win.

The fate of a loser is futile, it's bare;
No love, no peace, just misery, despair.
Face the flag friends and thank God it's still there.


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