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July Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 9, Issue 12
August Theme

Circle the Wagons
Webelos Naturalist and Forester
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Cowboys Philosophy

Southern NJ Council

Cub 1        We, the cowboys of the western plains are bound by our desire to live free.

Cub 2        We must, therefore, show respect for our fellow man,

Cub 3        Respect for his beliefs,

Cub 4        Respect for his belongings,
Respect for his privacy,
Respect for the ground he walks on and
the air he breathes.

Cub 5        In doing so, we show respect for ourselves.

Note from Commissioner Dave This ceremony was listed as a Closing in the SNJC book and an Opening in the Santa Clara County Council book.  Your choice!

And Secure Freedom For All - Bound And Gagged

Heart of America Council

This ceremony is effective if done with lights out and a spotlight on the Cub Scout. A den leader or den chief unbinds the boy while the Cubmaster, standing in the back of the room, reads the script.

A Cub Scout stands blindfolded, gagged and bound at the wrists.

Cubmaster (or other Leader) say all lines:

This is an American boy.

The American Revolution won him his freedom.

Unbind wrists

The Constitution guarantees him freedom of speech

Rremove gag

A free education has enables him to see and understand.

Remove blindfold

Help Cub Scouting teach him to preserve and enjoy his glorious heritage, and to become a good citizen.

Famous Pioneer - Closing

Circle Ten Council

Cubmaster:  Weve heard of many famous men; men with curious minds, strong purposes, courage, determination, and a proud, fierce loyalty for their country.  For you, as Cub Scouts, America is still a land of expanding opportunity.  It could well be that someday one of you will become a famous pioneer in American history.  Good luck with your future.  Good night.

Campfire Closing

National Capital Area Council

(Give each person a sprig of dried cedar, pine, juniper, etc.  If using an artificial campfire indoors, use toothpicks.)

Cubmaster: The light from hundreds of campfires around the world have brightened the Cub Scout spirit for many years.  Tonight, we have enjoyed the warmth and cheerfulness of our campfire as one Cub Scout family.  As the campfire dims, its glowing embers are reminders of the fun and fellowship we have shared.  I ask that you now walk slowly past our campfire in silence, throw your twig upon the embers, and think of what Cub Scouting means to you.  Then please leave our council ring, remaining silent.  Good Night.




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