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Baloo's Bugle


June 2004 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 10, Issue 11
July 2004 Theme

Theme: Fin Fun
Webelos: Aquanaut & Geologist
  Tiger Cub:




Santa Clara County Council

Form a net by clasping hands in any criss-cross design making sure everyone is caught in the net (part of the net).  Boys shake each other’s hand that they are holding and say “Do Your Best.”


Circle Ten Council

This can be done two ways –

First - Cubmaster carries a water squirter and a beach towel. Now he lays them down after wringing out some imaginary drops of water from the towel and proceeds to talk.

Or - Have Five cub Scouts dressed in beachwear and have each one say a part with appropriate pictures and  actions .

Cubmaster - Well we've come to the end of another fun, fishy, delightful pack meeting. In planning a successful activity for Cub Scouts age boys, there are five essential ingredients to include:

Cub # 3:       First is ACTION. Boys find it impossible to sit and do nothing. Action makes everything much easier. Today we had ACTION!

Cub # 4:       Second is SOMETHING TO WATCH. Watching and helping celebrate another's accomplishments and hard work is one of the best ways to have fun watching

Cub # 5:       Third is having SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT. It's fun for Scouts to hear adults telling stories and fun for them to do things that are worth talking about later. I think we accomplished that today.

Cub # 6:       Fourth is SOMETHING TO LAUGH AT. We all need to enjoy laughter, and sharing fun experiences is one of the best ways to do that. Did we succeed with laughter?

Cub # 7:       Fifth is SOMETHING TO HELP WITH. Parents, leaders and family members are involved in helping Cub Scouts move along on their trail toward Bobcat, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light. But just in case you missed out on helping this week, we have one more chance -- after the retiring of the colors, you can all HELP with the cleanup!


Cubmaster’s Minute

Baltimore Area Council

In this area, everything we do affects the Chesapeake Bay and its wildlife. We should remember that we have a lot to be grateful for. Not only Maryland's natural resources, but also our families, friends, and neighbors. Please remember this as we leave here tonight and we'll all be in a better world.

I am sure there most of us live near a body of water we could use in this minute.  CD


Santa Clara County Council

As we go through life, let us be ever reminded that life is like a river rushing to the sea, flowing sometimes slow, sometimes fast and yet able to go in different directions.  As the water flows, it may stumble but yet continue to flow until it eventually finds its way again.  The water may run clear and clean or dark and dirty.  And so it is in life, except you are given the choice to choose which direction you will go.  Choose wisely.


Santa Clara County Council

Tonight we’ve had a lot of fun at our “Fin Fun” pack meeting.  Here’s a thought to take home with you.

Work while you work, play while you play;

One thing at a time, that is the way.

All that you do, do with all your might;

Things done halfway are not done right.

Now Cub Scouts, go out and do your best!


Santa Clara County Council

When fog prevents a small-boat sailor from seeing the buoy marking the course he wants, he turns his boat rapidly in small circles, knowing that the waves he makes will rock the buoy in the vicinity.  Then he stops, listens and repeats the procedure until he hears the buoy clang.  By making waves, he finds where his course lies.  Often the price of finding these guides is a willingness to take a few risks, to “make a few waves.”  A boat which always stays in the harbor never encounters danger, but it also never gets anywhere.  I challenge each of you to make waves and diligently seek your goals in life.  Set your sails for new and exciting horizons.


Circle Ten Council

"We've had plenty of fun with water tonight, but as we leave, let's take a moment to remember what a precious resource water is, especially in the heat of the summer. We play in it, we bathe in it, and we drink it. We eat the fish that live in it. We use water to irrigate our crops and our lawns. Without water, our earth would be as lifeless as the moon. Let's all do our best this month to help conserve this great natural resource.






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