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Baloo's Bugle


September Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 10, Issue 2
October Theme

Once Upon A Time
Webelos Citizen and Showman
  Tiger Cub Achivement #



Cub Scout Prayer

From Baloo’s files of Classic Scouting stuff 

 Our dear heavenly Father, we ask your blessing on the families in our Cub Pack.  We ask a special blessing on each Cub Scout and Webelos Scout as they give service to other people.  Guide their steps as they grow into men, and help them as they do their duty to You and our country.

A Leader’s Resolution

West Michigan Shores Council

I shall study my boys so that I may understand them.

I shall like my boys so that I can help them.

I shall learn – for they have much to teach me.

I shall laugh – for youth grows comfortable with laughter.

I shall give myself freely – yet I shall take, so that they may acquire the habit of giving.

I shall lead – yet I shall be aware of pushing.

I shall be a friend – for a friend is needed.

I shall warn them when my experience warrants it.

I shall listen – for a listener prevents combustion.

I shall command when actions merit it.

Lastly, I shall try to be that which I hope they think I am.

One Small Boy
West Michigan Shores Council

From the sky we take some blue,

Sprinkle with sunlight’s golden hue,

Gently stir with loving care

Add one boy with tousled hair.

Dress him in our blue and gold,

A better citizen we will mold

With a law and a promise and a Bobcat pin,

His adventure in Scouting will begin.

The trail is long but filled with fun,

To be enjoyed by everyone.

Let his motto guide us well;

“Do you best”, for who can tell?

This boy we’ve dressed in blue and gold

May lead our nation when we are old.

So guide him wisely so he’ll believe

It’s right to build, to serve, achieve.


West Michigan Shores Council

Somebody did a golden deed;

Somebody proved a friend in need;

Somebody sang a beautiful song;

Somebody smiled the whole day long;

Somebody thought, “Tis sweet to live”

Somebody said, “I’m glad to give

Somebody fought a valiant fight;

Somebody lived to shield to the right.

Was that somebody you?



Pack Meeting Opening Prayer

CS Program Helps

Lord, we thank you for this day.  Help us to do our best every day and to be good Cub Scouts.  Amen.

Johnny Appleseed Prayer

Johnny Appleseed

Oh, the Lord is good to me,
And so I thank the Lord,
For giving me the things I need,
The sun and the rain and the appleseed,
The Lord is good to me.

And every seed I sow,
Will grow into a tree,
And someday there'll be apples there.
For everyone in the world to share,
The Lord is good to me.

For a midi file of the tune, go to


This fits quite well for an opening prayer with this theme.  See “Johnny Appleseed” Opening  - CD

Boys Grow Best When...

Circle Ten Council

They are with adults who are at ease with them and who enjoy being with them... They are permitted to make mistakes, which will not harm them unduly, and to live with adults who do not pretend to be perfect...

Those about them believe in them and express confidence through word and through giving them freedom. Those about them understand what they are trying to do and support them in their endeavors...

Those about them permit them to express doubts, to raise questions, to try their own ideas...

They understand the limits of the freedom within which they can make decisions, and this freedom is limited to the responsibility they feel they can carry at their stage of development...

Those about them deal with them consistently and firmly… Adults around them behave as adults and show what the adult way is like... Those about them help them to succeed when they need help, but let them struggle when they are winning by themselves.

Those around them gear the expectancy of a boy's behavior to his capacity for that behavior... Those about them understand how they grow, and encourage sound growth...

They feel strong within themselves, when they feel they are just the kind of person wanted by their family and friends, and their nation..

There is an atmosphere of friendliness and warmth whether with adults or children... They meet actual life situations, emotionally charged, and deal with them successfully, with or without adult help

Their performance expectancy is related to themselves and not to others...

They are interested in what they are doing for it's own sake. They will be interested when it has meaning for them. Boys who are forced to perform at tasks they are not interested in are not learning, but are actually blocked. This attempt of battery against human nature will lose in the end...



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