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August Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 10, Issue 1
September Theme

Soaring to New Heights
Webelos Citizen and Communicator
  Tiger Cub Achivement #1




Cheers and Applauses

Hear of America Council


Man In The Moon Applause 

Circle your head with your arms and say, "I eat green cheese!"


UFO Cheer

Have group look up, shade eyes with one hand, point with the other and yell "Look, it's a UFO!" Have them turn heads as if the object is moving.


Blast Off Cheer

Everyone squats down in front of their chairs, starts a countdown "10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-­1 Blast off!" At blast off, everyone jumps up as high as they can, roaring like a missile.


Rocketship Applause

Count down "10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Blast off." Blast off with your hand, gain orbit, and say "Beep-beep-beep-beep."


Satellite Applause

Move right hand in circle overhead, opening and closing the fist, while saying in a high falsetto voice "Gleep-gleep-gleep."


From Commissioner Dave’s Classics

Blast Off Cheer 3

This is actually a combination of two – the Blast Off and the Skyrocket cheers

Leader starts a countdown "10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-­1 Blast off!" At blast off, everyone yells ZOOM!! POW!! Then they raise their hands and go OOOOH!! AAAAH!!


Jokes, Riddles and Run-ons


Santa Clara County Council

Cub #1:  How many balls of string would it take to reach the moon?

Cub #2:  One, if it were long enough!

Cub #1:  What do astronauts eat off?

Cub #2:  Flying saucers.

Cub #1:  What is an astronaut’s favorite meal?

Cub #2:  Launch.

Cub #1:  How do you put an astronaut to sleep?

Cub #2:  You rock-et.

Cub #1:  What monster flies his kite in a rainstorm?

Cub #2:  Benjamin Frankenstein.

Cub #1:  What’s the purpose of the propeller on an airplane?

Cub #2:  To keep the pilot cool. If you don’t think so, just stop it and watch him sweat!



Instructor:        We all know what a “good landing” is.

Student:             One that you can walk away from.

Instructor:        Do you know what a “great landing” is?

Student:             One where you can use the airplane again!

Cessna:     Jones Tower, Cessna 480, student pilot, I am out of fuel.

Tower:       Roger, Cessna 480, reduce airspeed to best glide!  Do you have the airfield in sight?

Cessna:     Uh, tower, I am on the taxiway; I just want to know where the fuel truck is.




From Commissioner Dave’s Scout Classics

Cub #1:  When I was hiking at Philmont , we saw cattle up on the saddle near the top of Baldy Mountain.

Cub #2:  Really?

Cub #1:  Yes, really. They were part of a N.A.S.A. experiment.

Cub #2:  A N.A.S.A. experiment??

Cub #1:  Yes, they are going to be the herd shot round the world!!!

Note –    The first half is true. In 2000, I did see cattle near the top of Baldy Mountain at Philmont. CD


Cub #1:  Where do the astronauts leave their spaceships??

Cub #2:  At parking meteors

Cub #1:  If athletes get athlete’s foot, what do astronauts get??

Cub #2:  Mistletoe

World Records

Santa Clara County Council

·         Longest Flight by a Paper Airplane:  Ken Blackburn flew a paper plane for 27.6 sec. at the Georgia Dome, Atlanta, on Oct 8, 1998.

·         Biggest Kite Flown:  The largest kite ever flown is the Megabite, which is 210 ft. long (including tails) and 72 ft. wide,  Designed by Peter Lynn of New Zealand.  It was flown for 22 min. 57 sec. at the Bristol Kite Festival, England on Sept. 7, 1997.

Pilot rules

John Brogan, Central NJ Council

Take off’s are optional, landings are mandatory

Flying is not dangerous, crashing is dangerous.

It is better to be down here wishing to be up there than being up there wishing to be down here.

The only moment in which you’ll have an excess of fuel is when the aircraft is on fire.

Always remember that you fly your airplane with your head, not with your hands.

Learn from other’s mistakes. You won’t live long enough to make all of them.

Good judgment comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgment.

There are three simple rules for a smooth landing, unluckily nobody knows them.

Remember, in an aircraft you’re always a student.

Try to maintain the quantity of landings equal to the number of take-offs.

Gravity never loses. The best you can do is draw.





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