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Baloo's Bugle


October 2002 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 9, Issue 3
November Theme

Kids Against Crime
Webelos Craftsman & Scientist
  Tiger Cub Achievement 3



Do Something

by Baden Powell

York Adams Area Council

"You should not be content with sitting down to defend yourselves against evil habits, but should also be active in doing good. By 'doing good' I mean making yourselves useful and doing small kindness to other people - whether they are friends or strangers.

It is not a difficult matter, and the best way to set about it is to make up your mind to do at least one 'good turn' to somebody every day, and you will soon get into the habit of doing good turns always.

It does not matter how small the 'good turn' may be - even if it is only to help an old woman across the street, or to say a good word for somebody who is being badly spoke of. The great thing is to do something."


A Child

Take a child by the hand,
and show him the way,
Lead a child each morning,
into a beautiful day.


Take a child by the mind,
and give him the strength,
To fight every challenge,
and go to great lengths.


Take a child by the soul,
and let God be known,
It is by his mighty grace,
that so big they have grown.


Take a child by his sight,
and show him wonders galore,
Teach him curiosity,
and the need to explore.


Take a child by his smile,
so beautiful and sweet,
And tell him of all,
the friends he will meet.


Take a child by his wonder,
of the life all around,
Let him savor each flavor,
and hear each new sound.


Take a child by his dreams,
and say it's all-right,
To follow those dreams,
as far as he might.


Take a child by the heart,
and teach them to love,
For there is no greater gift,
from our creator above,
And after your child has grown,
and alone they now stand,
Watch and enjoy as they take,
their children by the hand.

-Ty Krotzer 5/14/98





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