October Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 10, Issue 3
Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock
Webelos Craftsman & Scientist
Tiger Cub Achivement #3
Thanksgiving Really Means
Thanksgiving will be here pretty soon. It's a great time of the year -- big
turkey dinner, football games, visits with friends and relatives. Just about
everybody loves Thanksgiving.
year let's think a bit about what the holiday really means. It means giving
thanks, of course, and it started with the Pilgrims thanking God for bountiful
harvest more than 300 years ago.
enjoy this Thanksgiving, let us give thanks to God for the bounty we enjoy. We
all have something to be thankful for; even if we don't have everything we
might want. Let's remember that - and God - as we observe Thanksgiving.
article in a 1968 newspaper quoted Dr. David L. McKenna, then President of
Seattle Pacific College, as saying that Thanksgiving should have a symbol as
Christmas and Easter do. He then went on to suggest that five grains of corn
be the symbol of Thanksgiving.
(Place five grains of corn on a dish)
the Pilgrims celebrated Thanksgiving they placed five grains of corn at each
place at the table. This was a reminder that all our abundance is given by
God, and also a reminder of the time when food was so scarce that only five
grains were available as the ration of each person.
Those 5 grains were:
Gratitude - For the necessities of
Praise - To our God for His good
Courage - To carry on under many
types of difficulties.
Sharing - With those less fortunate
Dependence - On each other and our God for
manner of the grateful Pilgrims, with their ration of five grains of corn, let
us remember the source of all our blessings and be mindful of those who are
hungry tonight and resolve that somehow we will do something about it
Reasons To Be Thankful
If you can see, if you can walk,
If you can hear when others talk,
If you have food, enough to eat,
But skip expensive cuts of meat,
Though maybe out of style or old,
If you have friends, the kind who
If you have health, though only
And have some cash, but not a bank
You've got ample reason to be
A Boy – a
He is a person who is going to carry
on what you have started. He is to sit right where you are sitting, and
attend, when you are gone, to those things you think are so important. You
may adopt all the policies you please, but how they will be carried out
depends on him. Even if you have leagues and treaties, he will have to manage
them. He will assume control of our cities, states and nation. He is going
to move in and take over your churches, schools, universities, and
corporations. All your work is going to be judged and praised or condemned by
him. Your reputation and your future are in his hands. All your work is far
him, and the fate of the nation and of humanity lies in his hands. It is well
that we pay him some attention.
Thanksgiving Closing Ceremony
Goldenrod District, Mid-America Council
Scene: Pilgrims are sitting around a table.
Leader: We have a lot be thankful for at this
time of the year. We work and for this we see all the good things that come
of it. Let us all share something good with each other at this time.
Cub 1: Do the very best you can and leave the
rest to God.
Cub 2: Life is hard by the yard, but by the
inch, life is a cinch.
Cub 3: A clean conscience is a soft pillow.
Cub 4: We can do anything we want if we stick
to it long enough.
Cub 5: There is no failure except to give up.
Cub 6: Our country, right or wrong. When
right, to be kept right. When wrong, to be made right.
Leader: We certainly all have a LOT to be
America The Beautiful
Cubmaster: This evening we have shared our respect for our great country.
We have seen some of the glory that is the United States. The most fitting end
to our meeting is to sing "America the Beautiful". In this great song we sing
of the glory of our great land, but the last two lines of every verse have an
acknowledgement of God who guides us all. Just to recall the last two lines of
the first verse. "America, America, God shed his grace on thee. And crown they
good with brotherhood, From sea to shining sea."
Everyone please stand and join me
in singing "America the Beautiful."
Southern NJ Council
I would give thanks for many things
On this Thanksgiving Day.
for all the blessings
brings each day along the way.
give thanks for life and health,
home, for food, and you,
All that I count my greatest wealth
Family and friendship true.
I give thanks for my native land,
For freedom on this day;
Where we worship and understand
Our privilege to pray.
I would give thanks for many things
And do the best I can,
To be worthy of all life brings
And serve my fellow man.
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