August Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 10, Issue 1
Soaring to New Heights
Citizen and Communicator
Tiger Cub Achivement #1
Circle Ten Council
Narrator and 8 boys holding cards
spelling CUB SCOUT.
Narrator - Thousands of years ago,
people saw shapes among stars. They are called constellations. You can still
see them. Let’s look at the night sky and you’ll also see Cub Scouts.
(Boys with signs hold them up and read)
C Cassiopeia, the Queen
U Ursa Major, the Great Bear
B Bootes, the Herdsman
S Sagittarus, the Archer
C Cepheus, the King
O Orion, The Hunter
U Ursa Minor, the Little Bear
T Taurus, the Bull
Narrator - Now let’s look at the
stars in our flag and repeat the Pledge of Allegiance.
Space Flight Opening
Circle Ten Council
Cub Scouts and families, the Space Flight
of Pack ____ is getting ready to leave the launch pad. Will you all take your
seats and buckle yourselves in so we can blast off?
Tonight we are going for an adventure in
Cub Scouts the world over have entered
To the planets we’re going for our
We’re sure to have fun on our flight with
Time to count down:
Soaring into Space
Santa Clara County Council
Would you like to ride in a starship or a planet hopper, to walk on the moon
or float through space, or be part of a space station crew? We may be doing
some of these things one day. We can’t be sure, but one thing is certain,
the world will need good men and women in the future. And we can be sure we
will fill that need if we remember to follow the Cub Scout Promise. Let’s
give this some thought as we stand and say the Promise together.
Welcome Aboard Our
Seat the boys in your Den in two rows, as
if on a plane, with a pilot up in front. The Den Leader, Den Chief, or a boy
who is a good reader says:
Welcome aboard Flight _______ (pack
number). I am your pilot, _______ (give name). We're flying today to
adventures in Cub Scouting, with stops in fun, new skills, and advancements.
But the good news is you won't have to change planes! We'll be flying at the
speed of excitement, so buckle up and prepare for takeoff. (Hold up cardboard
sign reading ‘Fasten seat belt’). As we cross this beautiful land, please join
us in singing "America the Beautiful."
(All sing the first verse)
We're preparing to land in (whatever your
first item on the agenda is), so please remain seated until the aircraft comes
to a complete stop and the "Fasten Seat Belt" light goes off. (Turn over seat
belt sign to side that says "Thanks") Thank you for choosing Cub Scout
Here are two classics from Heart of
America Council that are easily adopted for September’s “Soaring to New
Heights” theme. Commissioner Dave
Heart of America Council
Use seven pieces of
cut poster board with the letters to spell the word "ACHIEVE".
Put the parts on the
back in BIG letters
Have Cubs stand in correct order to spell
the word and read the following:
Advancement - along the Cubbing trail
C - Commitment - to always
do your best
H - Home - where it all
Individual works alone as well as with others or stands up for himself
E - Everyone all Cubs work
V - Victory -- is achieved
at the end of the trail
Excellence -- for a job well done
Blast Off Into Scouting
Heart of America Council
Personnel: One den of eight Tiger
Equipment: Individual cards
containing of eight letters. (First and last cards shaped such as to form
Arrangement: As each Tiger Cub recites
his lines, he holds his card high.
CUBMASTER: We are going to
assemble our rocket for a trip into space. We'd like you to join us.
Cub # 1.
C is for courtesy in Cub Scouting and all
Cub # 2.
U stands for usefulness to our families and
Cub # 3.
B stands for bravery in thoughts and deeds.
Cub # 4.
S stands for safety in all we do.
Cub # 5.
C stands for church - the one of your choice.
Cub # 6.
O stands for the outdoors and the beauty of
Cub # 7.
U is for unity - in our den, in our pack, in
our school, in our church - because in unity we are strong.
Cub # 8.
T stands for the truth in all things.
CUBMASTER: Now we are ready for
blast off. Lead Audience in count down: 5-4-3-2-1
All Yell - "BLAST OFF" Rocket
moves off stage.
Opening, Awards, Closing Ceremony and more!
Here’s an idea from Viking Council
in Minnesota that takes the use of theme one step farther!! The whole Pack
Meeting becomes an airplane flight!! You will need to use your imagination to
adapt this to your meeting’s specifics but it is a great plan. Commissioner
Cub Scout Airlines
Try tying the pre-opening, and opening,
awards, and closing ceremonies and other parts of your meeting together. Have
the meeting room seating arranged like the seating on a giant airliner?
For pre-opening activity, have
everyone coming in issued a ticket.
The opening is a call, announcing
that Cub Scout Air Lines flight number (your pack number) is ready for
boarding. People board, (Cub Scout flight attendants check tickets) and all
are seated and fasten their seat belts. The Captain (Cubmaster) announces the
destinations of this flight and wishes all a pleasant trip. Aircraft takes
off, flies all around the United Sates, landing at various cities to see a
skit by that nationally famous Den 1, or to sing a song led by the
Den 4 singers.
For the awards, the airplane lands
at various places to see famous people (brand new Wolf Cub Scouts), takes off
and lands somewhere else to see a Cub Scout who is receiving arrow points. The
Captain might present each boy earning an award with some silver pilot's wings
(cardboard cutouts covered with aluminum foil) with his award.
At the end of the round trip flight, the
aircraft returns home. Pilot announces that he was pleased to have all on the
trip with him and closes with a Cubmaster’s Minute relating to the
“flight”. The folks disembark and go home.
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