November Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 10, Issue 4
A Cub Scout Gives Goodwill
Webelos Craftsman & Scientist
Tiger Cub Achivement #4
POEMS FOR SCOUTERS
From Circle Ten Council- Source not given
Make us trustworthy, for there are those who trust us.
Make us loyal, for through loyalty we reach our highest ideals.
Teach us to be helpful, for through helpfulness do we forget our selfishness.
Make us friendly, for there are so many who need a friend.
Train us in courtesy, for courtesy is the
carpet of life's floor. It deadens the sound of shuffling feet and
adds warmth to the silence.
Make us kind, for kindness is the oil in
the cogs of life's machinery.
Insist upon our obedience, for victory
comes only to him who obeys.
Make us cheerful, for cheerfulness is the green grass among the rocks in the
path of life.
Train us in thrift, for thrifty habits
brighten our future.
brave, brave in the dark and brave in the light, But save us from becoming
fakers in bravery.
Help us to be clean, clean in thoughts,
speech, and in deed and may we remember that our bodies are our holy
temples, and that any abuse thereof is to tamper with thy great plans.
Above all, oh god, help us to be reverent
toward all things which
hadst made for our enjoyment when we are in thy great out of doors, among the
trees, along the Streams, and on the hillsides.
May we know that it was thee who made the
waters to flow, the trees to reach heavenward, the mountains to endure to all
all these things we ask that thou will help us.
Christmas is for
From Baloo’s Classics
Christmas is for children, at least that's what they say,
time of wide-eyed wonder, a magic holiday
candy canes and gingerbread fill tummies with delight
little sleepyheads try hard to stay up through the night.
Christmas is for children, anyone will tell you so.
twinkling, colored lights on trees, make youngsters' eyes just glow!
package and each stocking, is approached with childish joy
toys bring squeals of laughter, from each eager girl and boy.
Christmas is for children, all they say is true.
How wonderful that at Christmas time, grownups
are children, too!
"If Huck [Finn] and Tom [Sawyer] were in today's schools, they would be
labeled ADD and drugged."
Stick To It
Southern NJ Council
It matters not if you try
And fail, and try again,
But it matters much if you
try and fail,
And fail to try again.
Beatitudes for Children
Santa Clara County Council
Blessed is the child…
Who has someone who believes in him and has high hopes
Who has someone to whom he can carry his problems
Whose home is a haven of happiness.
To whom life is a book of knowledge and who is
privileged to turn the pages one by one.
Who is allowed to pursue his curiosity into every
worthwhile field of information.
Who has someone who understands that childhood’s griefs
are real and bitter and call for loving empathy.
Who is led gently by the hand along the pathway of life
by someone who is guide, companion and inspiration.
Who has about him those who believe in his divinity and
not his depravity.
Whose love of the truth, the beautiful and the good has
been nourished through the years.
Whose innate imagination has been turned into channels
of creative effort.
Whose efforts to achieve have found encouragement and
Blessed is the home or community or nation which sees
in a child the hope of the future and dedicates itself to the realization of
suggests using this as closing with following introduction and conclusion said
by the Cubmaster: CD
Intro - As the Cub Scouts and Webelos of our pack have demonstrated the
meaning of goodwill, I think it is appropriate to close with the ‘Beatitudes
for Children,’ as a reminder that the children of today are our hope for
Ending - “May we all in this season and throughout the years strive to Do
Our Best to make every child feel blessed.
This next quote is a little deep for Baloo but I was
really moved when a friend at work sent it to me. It makes you think about
the lasting effect we can have with our Cub Scouts. Commissioner Dave
come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my
personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the
weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be
a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration; I can humiliate or humor,
hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a
crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or
de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat
people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of
becoming." – Goethe
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