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Baloo's Bugle


November Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 10, Issue 4
December Theme

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



Scout's Prayer

From Circle Ten Council- Source not given


Our father,


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.

Make us 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

Thou 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 ages.

In all these things we ask that thou will help us.



Christmas is for Children

Author Unknown

From Baloo’s Classics

Christmas is for children, at least that's what they say,

It's time of wide-eyed wonder, a magic holiday

When candy canes and gingerbread fill tummies with delight

And little sleepyheads try hard to stay up through the night.

Yes, Christmas is for children, anyone will tell you so.

The twinkling, colored lights on trees, make youngsters' eyes just glow!

Each package and each stocking, is approached with childish joy

And toys bring squeals of laughter, from each eager girl and boy.

Yes, 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."

 Michael Gurian


 Stick To It

Southern NJ Council

It matters not if you try and fail,

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 for him.

  • Who has someone to whom he can carry his problems unafraid.

  • 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 kindly commendation.

  • 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 that hope.



SCCC 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 tomorrow.

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


"I have 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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