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Baloo's Bugle


May 2004 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 10, Issue 10
June 2004 Theme

Theme: Cub Rock
Webelos: Artist & Traveler
  Tiger Cub:



Ode to Volunteers

Author Unknown

Circle Ten Council

Many will be shocked to find
When the day of judgment nears
That there's a special place in heaven
Set aside for volunteers.

Furnished with big recliners,
Satin couches and footstools,
Where there's no committee chairman,
No group leaders or car pools.

No forms to fill out, signs to make,
No bazaar or bake sale,
Not a thing to staple, patch or tape

And nothing to fold or mail.
Telephone lists will be outlawed,
But a finger snap will bring
Cool drinks and gourmet dinners
And treats fit for a king.

You ask, "Who'll serve these privileged few
And work for all they're worth?"
Why, all those who reaped the benefits
And not once volunteered on Earth.

Inscription on a plaque at the Institute of Rehabilitative Medicine

Author Unknown

Circle Ten Council

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve.
I was made weak, that I might learn to humbly obey.
I asked for health, that I might do greater things.
I was given infirmity that I might do better things.
I asked for riches that I might be happy.
I was given poverty that I might be wise.
I asked for power that I might have the praise of persons.
I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life.
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing that I asked for-but everything I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I, among all people, am most richly blessed.

CS Roundtable Prayer

Cub Scouting Roundtable Planning Guide

Lord, we thank you for the world you have given to us and all the creatures, great and small.  Thank you for fossils and rocks that help us to learn about the past.  Help us to remember to take care of what you give us today, so that we will not cause any species to become extinct.  Amen.

Charles Schultz Philosophy...

Charles Schultz

(This is good......You don't actually have to take the quiz.  Just read the email all the way through...)

1.       Name the five wealthiest people in the World.

2.       Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.

3.       Name the last five winners of the Miss America Contest.

4.       Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize.

5.       Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for Best Actor and Actress.

6.       Name the last decade's worth of World Series Winners.

How did you do.....???
The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers.  They are the best in their fields.  But, the applause dies.  Awards tarnish.  Achievements are forgotten.  Accolades and certificates!.!.!.!...are buried with their owners.

So, see how you do on this one......?!?!

1.       List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.

2.       Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.

3.       Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.

4.       Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.

5.       Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.

6.       Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.

(Easier???  (...I'd bet!)

The lesson:.......
The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards.  They are the ones that care.

Here’s a Cub Scout adaptation –

If you were a Cub Scout as a boy –

Name your Den Leader or Den Leaders –

Now, who was Cubmaster? 

I can tell you Mrs. Kneale (even point out her house), Mrs. Sterbinsky, Mom, and Mr. Taylor for Webelos but I have no idea what the Cubmaster’s name was.  Now, I was in a 100 + boy pack in the 60’s and only saw him at Pack Meetings.  But again, the point is we remember those who help us and show us they care for us.  CD








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