Delivering Cubmaster Minutes
Circle Ten Council
The Making of Interesting
It can have music and/ or props.
It should have strong appeal for
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
you will find a few Minute ideas:
PARABLE OF THE PAUPER
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
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
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
Let's remember it is not where we
start from that counts, but what we do along the way. Follow the
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.
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.
BADGE, BOOK and CANDLE
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.