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Baloo's Bugle


June Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 9, Issue 11
July Theme

A Hiking We Will Go
Webelos Aquanaut and Geologist
  Tiger Cub Activites




A Tree is a Good Scout

By Lord Baden Powell

Santa Clara County Council Pow Wow Book


Did you ever pause to think about how helpful a tree is?  It provides a nesting place for birds, shade from the sun, and protection from the rain.  It discards its dead branches, providing wood for building fires and cooking food.  A tree adds beauty to the countryside and to camping areas.  We much admit that a tree gives a lot more than it receives.  We can learn a lesson from the tree—by doing our best to always be helpful to others and by putting our fellow Scouts first and ourselves second.

Remember the lesson we learn from the tree—to give others more than we receive.


Camper's Prayer

George Earle Owen

From www.bsacamps.org

God of the mountains and hills, make me tall and strong;
Tall enough and strong enough to right some wrong.
God of the stars, make me steadfast and sure;
God of every lake and stream, flow through my life and make it clean;
Let me do nothing base or mean.

God of the trees and woods, keep me fresh and pure;
God of the rain, wash from my life all dirt and stain;
Pure and strong let me remain.

God of the seed and soil, plant in my heart thy love;
God of the darkness and day, through shadows or light, be my stay;
Guide thou my way.

God of the radiant sun, light thou my life;
God of the glorious dawn, make each day a fresh start.
God of the evening peace and quiet, keep me free from fear and strife.
God of the glad, free birds, sing in my heart.

God of the surging waves and sea, wide horizons give to me;
Help me to see the world as thou wouldst have it be.
God of the lovely rose, make me lovely, too;
God of the morning dew, each day my faith renew.
God of all growing things, keep me growing, too.


Roundtable Opening Prayer

Cub Scout Roundtable Guide

For the beauty of Nature,

For the beauty of the Outdoors,

For the beauty of our Leaders here tonight,

We give Thee thanks,



Outdoor Code

BSA Outdoor Code Wallet Card (#33428A)

As an American, I will do my best to -

Be clean in my outdoor manners.

Be careful with fire.

Be considerate in the outdoors.

Be conservation minded


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