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November Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 10, Issue 4
December Theme

A Cub Scout Gives Goodwill
Webelos Craftsman & Scientist
  Tiger Cub Achivement #4



Helping Others

Viking Council

Lights:  “Blink, blink, blink”
Cub Scout: "Do Your Best"
Helping Other People:  "Warm Fuzzy"
Pack: Yell the Pack Number
Old Lady: "No, I Don't Want To Go"
Tree: "Ahhhhhhhhh"

Once upon a time, in a CUB SCOUT PACK a CUB SCOUT was learning about HELPING OTHER PEOPLE. The CUB SCOUT helped an OLD LADY across the street. But the OLD LADY did not want the CUB SCOUT to help her. The OLD LADY did not care that the CUB SCOUT had been learning about HELPING OTHER PEOPLE or that the CUB SCOUT and his PACK had set out to do good deeds. The OLD LADY just wanted to get a TREE. But the CUB SCOUT and his PACK were learning about HELPING OTHER PEOPLE and really wanted to HELP OTHER PEOPLE and so the CUB SCOUT helped the OLD LADY across the street. The OLD LADY thought what kind of a PACK is this? The OLD LADY just wanted her TREE and pretty LIGHTS. The CUB SCOUT said, "Nice OLD LADY, my CUB SCOUT PACK and I are learning about HELPING OTHER PEOPLE. I'll help you get your TREE and put your pretty LIGHTS on, if you will just let me learn about HELPING OTHER PEOPLE by getting you across this busy street". The OLD LADY sighed and smiled and said "Thank you".

The House Where Santa Claus Lives

Santa Clara County Council

This is my personal favorite Audience Participation for the December Pack meeting.  It is in the Cub Scout “How To Book.” Commissioner Dave

SCCC suggests several ways to lead this Audience Participation -

Have Santa enter and tell the following story:

Old Santa has traveled many a mile to be with you.  He has been impressed with your preparations for the holiday season and has had a look into all your homes.  Tonight, Santa would like to tell you about a house you have never seen before.  It is the house where Santa Claus lives.  While I tell you this story, I will need your help for certain words.  Every time these words are spoken, I want you to make certain signs.  Let’s all practice them before we start the story.

Then list the parts and the motions

Now, let’s begin our story.

After the story Santa says - Now old Santa must be on his way.  He has one parting thought for all of you.  Keep the Cub Scout Promise and always do your best.  If you do, you can make it Christmas every day of the year.  Merry Christmas everyone!

Another way to present the story without the aid of a costume is

Presenter says, “I’m going to tell you a story about the house where Santa lives.  There will be certain signs for you to make.  Anyone seen not making the signs will have to come up in front and help me.”

I always call up front one Scout or sibling for each part and have them make the sign for that part (house, shed, reindeer,..) so the group can follow easier.  Besides involving more people in telling the story, they are actually living cue cards for me so I remember what comes next!!! Commissioner Dave




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