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January 2004 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 10, Issue 6
February 2004 Theme

Webelos Engineer & Scholar
  Tiger Cub Achivement #




Why Iím A Leader

Hudson Valley Council

Iím not a Cub Scout Leader for the easy hours, high pay,

parentsí gratitude, power or prestige.

Iím a leader because I want the world for your son and mine,

I want it to be a world he can shape and help shape; a world of love and laughter, where he can show compassion.

I want him to be able to look at the stars, a sunrise, a sunset, the work and world of man -- and feel their beauty inside himself.

I want to help him to learn to finish anything he starts and do it well.

I want to guide him to know his worth with a deeper understanding of himself.

I want to help shape men who have strength of character and are sensitive to the needs of others.

I want them to be the best they can be.

Iím giving of myself and my time. I reap rewards far beyond what I give.

 I receive for my children and future generations a better world.

I am a Cub Scout Leader because I care.

Scouting Thanks

Cub Scout Roundtable Leadersí Guide

Para la vida y la comida, ofrecemos gracias

Pronunciation help - (PAR-uh lah VEE-uh ee lah co-MEE-dah, oh-fray-CAY-mohs GRAH-see-us)

For our lives, our food, and our friends here tonight, for all scouts everywhere, for all our blessings, we give thanks.  Amen.

Great Communication Quotations

Think about these while reading this monthís Training Hint.  Commissioner Dave

The art of conversation consists as much in listening politely, as in talking agreeably.   Atwell

There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.   Dale Carnegie

The art of communication is the language of leadership.  James Humes

Communication is a two-way street. And while we revel in the reality that we can always get through to heaven, our concern should be whether our Lord can always get through to us.  Joseph Stowell

I am only one ..

From Edward Everett Hale:

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do. " The key to accomplishment is believing that what you can do will make a difference.



Graces for Blue & Gold or other occasions

From Balooís Archives

0 God, Who givest all things good,
We pray Thee now to bless our food.  Amen

For these Thy gifts we thank Thee, 0 God,
And we pray that all our deeds may praise Thee,
not merely what we say. Amen.

For these and all the things we hold dear, and mostly for Thy loving care, we thank Thee, Lord. Amen.

God is great and God is good, and we thank Him for this food.  By His hand we all are fed.
Grant us, Lord, our daily bread.    Amen.

We thank Thee for the morning light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.  Amen.

Since this is Blue and Gold Month, I thought I would rerun the graces from the Scout High Adventure bases.  I am sure you could adapt any of these to work great at your Blue and Gold (or use it as it is) Ė  CD

Philmont Grace

For Food, For Raiment,

For Life, For Opportunity,

For Friendship and Fellowship.

We Thank thee O Lord   Amen


Sea Base Blessing

Bless the creatures of the Sea

Bless this person I call me

Bless the Keys you make so grand

Bless the sun that warms the land

Bless the fellow-ship we feel

As we gather for this meal.   Amen


Northern Tier Wilderness Base Grace

For food, For Raiment

For Life and Opportunity

For Sun and Rain

For water and portage trails

For friendship and fellowship

We thank thee, oh lord   Amen



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