A Way to Close –
Prior to the Cubmaster’s Minute or other closing have the
Cubmaster ask the Cub Scouts and parents to join hands all around the room.
Cubmaster then explains that a chain is no stronger than its weakest link. The
real joy of Cub Scouting comes when complete unity exists between parents and
End with Cubmaster’s Minute or a Patriotic song or simply stating “Every boy
and parent here tonight can help Scouting keep America strong by learning more
about our great heritage.
Sky Is The Limit Closing
Circle Ten Council
Den Leader: Cub Scouts,
it wasn’t long ago that we heard some people say, “The sky is the limit.” That
meant that a man could make anything of himself wanted…at least, on the
earth. Well, that limit is off now. There is almost no limit to what you can
aspire to do, either on earth or in space. Our astronauts showed us that.
Colonel “Buzz” Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was a member of
Troop 12 in Montclair, NJ. He once told a group of Scouts, “Set your goals
high and settle for nothing less than accomplishment. Don’t settle for
Cubmaster: How well you
perform will depend on how you accept this new challenge which says, “The sky
is NOT the limit.” A Cub Scout who does his best in everything he undertakes
now is preparing himself for that challenge. If you want to aim for the
stars, you must remember that you are building your launch pad right now, by
your willingness and initiative in every task you tackle - at home, church,
school and Scouting.
Space Shuttle Closing
Circle Ten Council
The word CUBS is spelled
out on a poster board replica of a space shuttle. “Fanfare of the Common Man”
by Aaron Copeland or similar music is played in the background. A flashlight
or other light lights each letter as it is shown. Parts may be read by Cubs
(preferably) or adults.
Speaker 1: “C” stands
for catch. Catch the spirit of Scouting and you’re starting the countdown.
Speaker 2: “U” stands
for unite. When we unite, we see how much we can do and how important
teamwork really is.
Speaker 3: “B” stands
for balance. In Scouting, the hard work that we do can be fun. As a Scout,
work and fun are balanced.
Speaker 4: “S” stands
for straight. The Cub Scout Promise and the Law of the Pack remind us that if
our arrow is true, we may cross the bridge and become Boy Scouts.
Speaker 5: Together
these letters form the vehicle that will transport us to the outer limits of
Scouting in hopes of one day being able to say those well-earned words,
“Another Eagle Has Landed.”
Heart of America
The Stars #1-
If you want to aim for the stars, you must remember that you are building your
launching pad right now by your willingness and initiative in every
task you tackle ... at home, in church, in school, and in Cub Scouts.
Aim For The Stars #2- The
words "Aim for the Stars" has an important meaning to Cub Scouts. Think of
Thomas Edison (A New Jerseyan – “My Home State is coming soon!!) who tried
and failed hundreds of times before he perfected the light bulb. He never quit
trying. A Cub Scout, who tries to do his best and keeps trying, is preparing
himself for greater responsibilities when he becomes a man. What you do and
how well you do it becomes your launching pad to "Aim for the Stars".
The North Star – (Form
the pack in a large circle.)
lots of fun this month imagining what life may be like on other planets. We've
looked into the night sky and enjoyed its beauty. Some of you may have
learned, too, that the North Star, Polaris, is fixed overhead and that it is
used by space travelers and ship captains to find their position. In Cub
Scouting we have our own North Star, the Cub Scout Promise. Like the North
Star, the Promise is a guide for people on earth. If we follow the Promise, we
can be pretty sure that we will be good men. Please join me now in repeating
the Cub Scout Promise". (Make the Cub Scout sign and lead promise).
Tracks On The Moon -
Over twenty-three years ago, man first set foot on the moon.
That first footprint of Neil Armstrong is still there on the moon, preserved
in the lunar dust where no wind will blow it away. Other footprints are
there, too; Gene Cernan, Alan Bean, Buzz Aldrin, Edgar Mitchell, Alan Shepard,
and others who explored the lunar surface. Here on earth we can't literally
see our footprints forever, but what we do where our feet carry us is
preserved. Every kind deed is remembered and has a lasting effect on those
around us. Every hurtful word has a lasting effect as well. Let's decide to
choose our words and our deeds as carefully as if they were to be recorded
forever like the footsteps on the moon.