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March 2004 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 10, Issue 8
April 2004 Theme

Theme: Cubservation
Webelos: Family Member & Sportsman
  Tiger Cub: Our Colorful World and Conservation




Circle Ten Council

Cub Scouts hold cutouts of cars made from poster board, with letters printed on back of each one to spell out the word: CONSERVE.

Cub # 1.        C - Cars and buses and such were invented by men.

Cub # 2.        O - Oil fields were discovered also by them.

Cub # 3.        N - Nobody really worried about the amount of fuel this would take.

Cub # 4.        S - So on no transportation did they put the brake.

Cub # 5.        E - Eventually the amount of fuel used grew astonishingly.

Cub # 6.        R - Raising on everyone's mind a great big doubt.

Cub # 7.        V - Very soon the world's traffic was put to the test.

Cub # 8.        E - Everybody to conserve fuel must now do their best!


Circle Ten Council

SETTING:  After presenting flags and Pledge of Allegiance, Den lines up across front of room.

NARRATOR: We are coming up on the time of the year when we start using the outdoors more and more whether we are hiking the trails of America or just going to the park. Each of us as Cub Scouts owes an allegiance to the outdoors just as we do our flag. Each Cub Scout should know and understand the outdoor code.

Cub # 1.              As an American, I will do my best to be clean in my outdoor habits; I will keep my trash and garbage out of America's waters, fields, woods and roadways.

Cub # 2.              Be careful with fire: I will build my fire in a safe place and be sure it is out before I leave.

Cub # 3.              Be considerate of the outdoors: I will remember that the use of the outdoors is a privilege I can lose by abuse.

Cub # 4.              And be conservation minded: I will learn to practice good conservation of soil, waters, forests, minerals, grasslands, and wildlife and I will urge others to do the same.

Campfire Opening

Longhorn Council

Four Cubs, Webelos or Scouters, facing the points of the compass with tinder and lighted candles or paper.

North:    I bring to this fire tinder from the north and remind all of a Cub Scout’s first duty: Duty to God - to be reverent towards God, to respect the beliefs of others, and to live according to the teaching of his religion.

South:    I bring to this fire tinder from the south and remind all of a Cub Scout’s second duty: Duty to Country - to be a good citizen, living by laws and customs of our nation, and to work together to solve our country’s problems.

East:       I bring to this fire tinder from the east and remind all of a Cub Scout’s third duty: Duty to Self- to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

West:     I bring to this fire tinder from the west and remind all of a Cub Scout’s fourth duty: Scouting Spirit and how it will show in the way we act and the things we do – and living every day according to the Cub Scout Promise and Law of the Pack we will collectively, with our individual gifts, light OUR campfire.

A B C X Y Z Opening Ceremony

Great Salt Lake Council

Cub # 1:       A is for ACTION. Take Action to keep the world around you at its best. Take no action that will mar the beauty or destroy plants, animals or atmosphere.

Cub # 2:       B is for BEAUTY. We are blessed with the beauty of nature all around us. Let us appreciate it.

Cub # 3:       C is for CITIZENSHIP. Practice good citizenship by caring about the appearance of your home, neighborhood, and hometown.

Cub # 4:       X is the unknown factor that could happen if we don't all work together to preserve our environment?

Cub # 5:       Y is YOU! It is up to you to set the example for others.

Cub # 6:       Z is for ZEST - Recycle, reuse, and pick up litter with zest and enthusiasm. Walk hand in hand with Mother Nature. She will always be your friend.

The Outdoor Code

Longhorn Council

PERSONNEL: Poster with the Outdoor Code on it. Have parents repeat the outdoor code. Explain it's meaning.

NARRATOR: Instruct pack to say a line from the Outdoor Code as you point to it.

PACK: As an American, I will do my best to be clean in my outdoor manners.

CUBMASTER: I will treat the outdoors as a heritage to be improved for our greater enjoyment. I will keep my trash and garbage out of America's waterways, fields and roadways.

PACK:   Be careful with fire.

CUBMASTER  I will prevent wildfire. I will build my fire in a safe place and be sure it is out before I leave.

PACK:  Be considerate of the outdoors.

CUBMASTER:  I will treat public and private property with respect. I will remember that use of the outdoors is a privilege I can lose by abuse.

PACK:   Be conservation minded.

CUBMASTER:  I will learn how to practice good conservation of soil, water, forests, minerals, grasslands and wildlife. I will urge others to do the same. I will use sportsman like methods in all my outdoor activities.

NARRATOR: Now Sing "America, the Beautiful."

I Am The World

Longhorn Council

NARRATOR: I am the world - Some call me Mother Nature.  I am the mountains and the valleys and the land and the seas. All living things exist in me from the birds of the air to the fish in the waters.  You see me in the beauty of the flowers and in the glory of the trees.  When ever you roam to see the wonders of the world, the animals, the plants and the moon and the stars.  All that is pleasant to see, remember that man is the only one who can really keep this world of nature for the next generation to see  

(Ask Cubs and parents to recite together, "The Conservation Pledge"):

I give my pledge, as an American,

To save and faithfully to defend from waste,

The natural resources of my country, its soil and minerals,

Its forests and waters, and its wildlife."

Cub Scout Campfire Opening Ceremony

Longhorn Council

EQUIPMENT: Real or artificial campfire, seven candles.

PERSONNEL: Narrator and seven Cub Scouts (each with his part written on a dip paper).

Narrator: Welcome to the Cub Scout campfire. Akela is among us. Let us draw from this campfire with all its vibrancy and warmth, the secrets of Cub Scouting and the spirit of brotherhood.

Cub # 1:       In its light we see new chances to be helpful and to do our best.

Cub # 2:       From its warmth we strengthen the bonds of fellowship and learn how to get along with others.

Cub # 3:       From the stones that ring the fire and keep its power in check, we learn how we can curb our tempers and become good citizens.

Cub # 4:       From the smoke that rises out of the fire, we learn to lift our eyes upward and worship God.

Cub # 5:       The spark that started this fire reminds us that little Good Turns can lead to greater deeds.

Cub # 6:       Just as the fire needs wood to bum brightly, so do we need the care and love of our parents to bum brightly.

Cub # 7:       In its leaping flames, we see the fun of Cub Scouting and the job of life.


Circle Ten Council

Personnel:   Seven Cubs

Props:  Seven candles in a candleholder, (a half log with 7 holes drilled in it would fit the theme) a lighter or matches and a candle for the Cubs to use to light the candles in the candleholder.

Scene: The CM or DL lights the “lighter candle”. The Cubs each light a candle in the holder and read their part.

Cub # 1.              We have been observing and studying Nature’s treasures.

Cub # 2.              We will help to maintain nature’s balance.

Cub # 3.              We will help and learn from nature’s animals.

Cub # 4.              We will help and learn from nature’s resources.

Cub # 5.              We will protect them from harm.

Cub # 6.              We will follow the conservation pledge.

Cub # 7.              Will you all please rise and join us in the conservation pledge.

Cub # 8.              (All Cubs help with this)“I give my pledge as an American, to save and faithfully defend from waste, the natural resources of my country, its soil and minerals, its forests, water, and wildlife.”

Cub # 9.              Thank you. Please be seated.








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