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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





Cub Scouts Means…

Viking Council

Arrangements:  8 Cub Scouts hold cards spelling out CUB SCOUT and read the lines written on the back of the cards.

Cub # 1:       C – is for Cheerful Cub Scouts. Giving Goodwill means we are cheerful as we work and play.

Cub # 2:       U – is for useful Cub Scouts. Giving Goodwill means we help our family, our teachers, and our Scouting leaders.

Cub # 3:       B is for busy. Giving Goodwill means we are busy helping other people enjoy the holiday season.

Cub # 4:       S is for serving.  Giving Goodwill means we give service with a smile and help the needy.

Cub # 5:       C is for courteous.  Giving Goodwill means we are courteous.  If we are courteous, other people will be courteous too.

Cub # 6:       O is for orderly Giving Goodwill means we keep our rooms and belongings orderly which helps our family in this busy season.

Cub # 7:       U – is for understanding. Giving Goodwill means we remember to keep secrets, and understand when our parents are tired or busy.

Cub # 8:   T – is for thankful. Giving Goodwill means we are thankful for our home, church, school, and for our family and friends..



Viking Council

This is a classic that appears almost every year for your Holiday Pack Show.  Commissioner Dave

Set Up:       The Den Chief explains that the audience is to respond by doing as the boys say and then introduces the ceremony.

                    The boys hold cards that spell out the word G-R-E-E-T-I-N-G-S. Each exposes his card as he speaks his line.

G - Glad to see you here tonight.

R - Reach out your hand to a friend left or right.

E - Everyone smile and shake his hand,

E - Everybody smile and nod at another friend.

T - Together now, stand up on your feet,

I - I’d like for you all to take your seat.

N - Now that we're all friends, we'll start the show,

G - Good will is a feeling we all like to know.

S - So now we say greetings to everyone.

All - We’ve tried to give goodwill in all that we have done.   So Cubmaster, our program's begun.  

The boys motion for Cubmaster to come on stage

December Lights Opening

Chief Seattle Council

This is the season of lights.  It is a time when the days are shorter and the nights are long.  But, somehow, things seem brighter.  Shopping centers are bright with holiday lights.

Thousands of homes have single candles to light the way for the Christ Child.  Other thousands have candles burning to commemorate the miracle of the oils of Hanukkah.  Even the stars in the winter sky seem brighter.

The most brilliant glow comes form the spirit of goodwill that you live all year ‘round in the Cub Scout Promise and Law of the Pack.

Let us all stand and repeat them together.

Chief Seattle suggests the Cubmaster says this opening.  Santa Clara County Council add this beginning –

Setting:  Cub Scouts leave the room and march back in by dens.  Dim the room lights and have each Denner hold a single candle or small flashlight as the dens return.  When the dens have reached their places, the Cubmaster then begins the remarks:

Goodwill Opening

Chief Seattle Council


And the angel said, “Peace on earth, goodwill toward men.”  Cub Scouts give goodwill by being thoughtful and kind, and by doing Good Turns.  In this holiday season, may our good will shine as brightly as the star in the East, so that other people will follow our example.  Please join me in the Pledge of Allegiance.


Holiday Pledge Of Allegiance

Chief Seattle Council

Set Up: A narrator to say the lines of the Pledge of Allegiance and 6 Cub Scouts to say the accompanying lines.

Someone to play music. While this ceremony is being done, background music (such as "Joy to the World".) plays softly.

Narrator: I pledge Allegiance

1st. Cub:    At this joyous time of year

Narrator: To the flag

2nd Cub:    A symbol of unity as Christ is a symbol of peace

Narrator:  Of the United States of America

3rd Cub:    A land chosen above all others

Narrator:  And to the Republic for which it stands

4th Cub:    The people who care and share

Narrator:  One Nation under God

5th Cub:    Who shared his son with us

Narrator:  Indivisible

6th Cub:    A nation united through love

Narrator:  With Liberty and Justice for all

Then ask all in attendance to join with you and repeat the Pledge of Allegiance.


Opening Ceremony I

Southern NJ Council

Props:   Box wrapped with holiday paper and tied with a bow.  In the box are a menorah, small Christmas tree, invitation, Kwanzaa candelabra, Instant Recognition patch and beads, small wrapped gift, small felt stocking, and card saying "Do Your Best."

Cubmaster: (Opens box and looks inside.) December is one of the most exciting months of the year, and certainly one of the busiest.  This month we have: Christmas (Takes out tree.); Hanukkah (Removes menorah.); Kwanzaa (Removes candle holder.), and Holiday parties (Takes out invitation.).  What a great time for all of us!  Our pack has had lots of fun this month working on advancements (Takes patch and beads from box.), but one of the best things was our special service project/Good Turn (Takes stocking from box.)   This helped us live the theme “A Cub Scout Gives Goodwill” We've been busy, and all the time we have followed the Cub Scout Motto: (takes paper out of box and shows it while saying motto) "Do Your Best" and the ending of the Law of the Pack,’ “A Cub Scout Gives Goodwill.”  Now den ___ will present the colors.


Building A Better World

Santa Clara County Council

11 Cub Scouts, each holding a card with a letter on the front and his line on the back.  Each speaker holds up his letter as he says his line.  Last line delivered by all.

Den leader introduces this Opening by stating – All this month we have been learning how a Cub Scout gives goodwill and through this goodwill he can help build a better world.  We will now show you how a Cub Scout can help build a Better World -

B for BROTHERHOOD, boosting for each other's good

E for EVERY LAND to share in earth's riches everywhere

T for TRUSTFULNESS, trusting more and fearing less

T for TEAMWORK, for joining hands to put things through

E for EQUAL CHANCE for each nation to advance

R for REAL RESPECT in spite of race, creed, or sect.

W for WILL TO WORK for peace with faith and skill

O for OPPORTUNITY to keep our speech and action free

R for REVERENCE for a guiding providence

L for LOVE TO SPREAD around when need and bitterness are found

D for DIGNITY of man devoted to a better plan.

(All hold up letters)

Den leader - There you have it - that is how you build A BETTER WORLD.



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