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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:



Delivering Cubmaster Minutes

Circle Ten Council

The Making of Interesting Cubmaster Minutes

It can have music and/ or props.

It should have strong appeal for youth.

It should offer variety.

It should instill the deeper values of Scouting.

It can be Fun or Serious, but it should be something the boys will remember.

It should contribute toward the development and maintenance of strong family relationships.

It should be simple, within the capability and interests of both Scouting Members and Parents.

It should be SHORT thus the title Cubmaster Minute!

Below you will find a few Minute ideas:


Use Popcorn as your prop

(You can also have small bags of popcorn to give to the boys at the end of the meeting)

Behold at the time of the harvest the ears of corn did bring forth kernels, which were dried and prepared for the popper's hand.

And the popper did take the kernels, all of which appeared alike unto him, and did apply the oil and the heat.

And it came to pass when the heat was on, some did explode with promise and did magnify themselves, yea, even a hundred fold.

And some did burst forth with whiteness, which did both gladden the eye of the beholder and the taste of the popper.

And likewise, some others did pop, but not too much.

But lo, there were some that just laid there and even though the popper's heat was alike unto all, they did bask in the warmth of the oil, and kept everything they had for themselves.

And so it came to pass, that those which had given of themselves, did bring joy and delight to many munchers; but those which kept of the warmth and did not burst forth, were fit only to be cast out, and were thought of with hardness and disgust.

And thus, we see that in the beginning all appear alike, but when the heat is on, some come forth and give their all, while others fail to pop and become as chaff on the threshing floor, to be discarded and forgotten.


President John Kennedy said that intelligence and skill can function best when the body is healthy and strong. Hardy spirits are in strong bodies.

God has given us two hands--one to receive with and one to give with.

It's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice.

It isn't necessary to blow out the other fellow's candle in order to make yours burn more brightly.

Don't dodge difficulties: meet them, greet them, beat them.

Great things are possible from insignificant beginnings.

Let's remember it is not where we start from that counts, but what we do along the way. Follow the

Cub Scout motto: DO YOUR BEST.

A Cub Scout does his best even when no one is looking. This is the test of whether or not you are a good Cub Scout.  One of the hardest things for anyone to do is to stick to what he knows is right while his friends are coaxing him or his enemies are threatening him to do the opposite. A Cub Scout does his best.

When you join the Cub Scouts, you are no longer just an ordinary boy. You are a Cub Scout. In following the Cub Scout Promise and the Law of the Pack, you are setting an example for others to follow.

Our motto is Do YOUR BEST. Does that mean you can't improve? The answer is no. The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.

Every Cub Scout is a BUILDER:

He builds one of the most important things in the world--his body.

God grant that not only love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his feet anywhere on its surface and say "THIS IS MY COUNTRY "

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.


Place a Cub Scout badge, a Cub Scout handbook, and a lighted candle on a table.

There are all kinds of badges, such as a police officer's badge. Cub Scouts, these three things in front of me have been significant in Cub Scouting since it began in 1930. This badge is a symbol of Cub Scouting all over America. Also, many books are important to Cub Scouting and to Cub Scouts. The Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scout handbooks help us learn new skills. The books of our faith are other important books that guide our daily lives and help us determine right from wrong. The candle is a symbol of the light of Scouting that penetrates the darkness of hate, prejudice, and distrust. This light must be kept burning in the heart of every Scout, now and as he grows into an adult.



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