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Baloo's Bugle


February 2004 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 10, Issue 7
March 2004 Theme

Theme: Walk in My Shoes
Webelos: Engineer & Athlete
  Tiger Cub: Achievement #7




Pack Prayer

Circle Ten Council

Dear Lord we hope that Scouting and our different cultures and those values which we hold most dear - - language - respect - skills - abilities - health - wisdom - justice - will have played a role in equipping our boys to be tomorrow's leaders. We hope that today's children will be tomorrow's leaders, who will be able to usefully apply the knowledge and skills learned during their Scouting experience, and who will be able to appreciate the cultural experiences acquired through Cub Scout Pack ______.  Amen

Cub Scout Prayer

Circle Ten Council

Tune: O Tannenbaum

Lord, in this evening hour I pray,

For strength to do my best each day.

Draw near to me that I may see,

The kind of Cub that I should be.

In serving other, let me see,

That I am only serving Thee.

Bless me, Oh Lord, in Thy great love,

That I may be a better Cub.

Roundtable Prayer

Cub Scout Roundtable Leaders’ Guide

Thank you, God, that you have made each of us unique.  Help us to teach out Cub Scouts to celebrate their differences and to show respect for those who are different from them.  Amen.

Resignation Letter

Author Unknown

Circle Ten Council

I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult. I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an 8 year old again.

I want to go to McDonald's and think that it's a four star restaurant.

I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make ripples with rocks.

I want to think M&Ms are better than money because you can eat them.

I want to lie under a big oak tree and run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer's day.

I want to return to a time when life was simple. When all you knew were colors, multiplication tables, and nursery rhymes, but that didn't bother you, because you didn't know what you didn't know and you didn't care. All you knew was to be happy because you were blissfully unaware of all the things that should make you worried or upset.

I want to think the world is fair. That everyone is honest and good.

I want to believe that anything is possible.

I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things again.

I want to live simple again. I don't want my day to consist of computer crashes, mountains of paperwork, depressing news, how to survive more days in the month than there is money in the bank, doctor bills, gossip, illness, and loss of loved ones. I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth, justice, peace, dreams, the imagination, mankind, and making angels in the snow.

So.... here’s my checkbook and my car-keys, my credit card bills and my 401K statements. I am officially resigning from adulthood and if you want to discuss this further, you'll have to catch me first, cause,  "Tag! You're it."


Beatitudes for Those Who Care

Sam Houston area Council

Blessed are you who take the time to listen to difficult speech for you help me know that, if I persevere, I can be understood.

Blessed are you who never bid me to "Hurry up," or take my tasks from me and do them for me. For I often need time rather than help.

Blessed are you who stand beside me as I enter new and untried ventures. For my failures will be outweighed by the times I surprise myself and you.

Blessed are you who understand that it is difficult for me to put my thoughts into words

Blessed are you who, with a smile, encourage me to try one more.

Blessed are you who never remind me that today I asked the same question twice.

Blessed are you who respect me and love me just as I am.







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