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Baloo's Bugle


August 2004 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 11, Issue 1
September 2004 Theme

Theme: Time in a Capsule
Webelos: Citizen and Communicator
  Tiger Cub:
Program & Activities




Moon, Sun, and Stars

Heart of America Council

CHIEF:       Stand with arms folded across chest, say "Ugh"

SUN:          Cover eyes with hands

MOON:     Frame face with hands and smiles

STARS:     Blink rapidly

Long, long ago the Indians had no fire and no light. They suffered much during the cold of winter and they had to eat their food uncooked. They also had to live in darkness because there was no light.

There was no SUN, MOON, and STARS in the sky. A great CHIEF kept them locked up in a box. He took great pride in the thought that he alone had light. This great CHIEF had a beautiful daughter of whom he was also proud. She was much beloved by all the Indians of the tribe.

In those days the raven had the powers of magic. He was a great friend of the Indians and the Indian CHIEF. He wondered how he might make life more comfortable for them.

One day he saw the daughter of the CHIEF come down to the brook for a drink. He had an idea. He would put a magic spell on her. In time, a son was born to the daughter of the CHIEF. The old CHIEF was delighted and as the boy grew, his grandfather became devoted to him. Anything he wanted he could have.

One day he asked the old CHIEF for a box containing the STARS. Reluctantly the old CHIEF gave it to him. The child played for a while by rolling the box around. Then he released the STARS and flung them into the sky. The Indians were delighted. This was some light, though not quite enough.

After a few days the child asked for the box containing the MOON. Again the old CHIEF hesitated by finally the boy got what he wanted. Again, after playing awhile with the box, the boy released the MOON and flung it into the sky. The tribesmen were overjoyed. But still there was not light enough, and the MOON disappeared for long periods.

Finally the child asked for the box with the SUN. "No" said the old CHIEF. "I cannot give you that." But the boy wept and pleaded. The old CHIEF could not stand the tears, so he gave the box to him. As soon as he had a chance, the child released the SUN and cast it into the sky.

The joy of the Indians knew no bounds. Here was light enough and heat as well. They ordered a feast of the SUN and all the Indians celebrated it with great jubilation. And the old CHIEF was happy. He had no known the SUN, the MOON, and the STARS could mean so much for the comfort and happiness of his people. And for the first time, he too, enjoyed himself.


Sam Houston Area Council

Divide audience into two groups and assign each apart.  Whenever their word is said in the story, they do their part.  Practice before reading story

SPACE: "Way Out There!" (Point ahead moving finger from left to right)

ASTRONAUTS:  "Onward and Upward!" (Stand up and thrust arm toward sky)

In the whole universe there's an enormous place, which we all refer to as merely SPACE. ASTRONAUTS spent many hours until, searching that SPACE where mysteries unfold. They bring back dust and rocks galore. Each ASTRONAUT striving to always learn more. They circle around for days in SPACE, keeping up such a strenuous pace. Our country explored SPACE and then very soon. Oh, what a thrill as we witnessed the sight, as ASTRONAUTS raised our flag on that first moon flight. Right out there through outer SPACE, upon the moon stands our flag in place. Just where the ASTRONAUTS left it that day, as a part of history they did play. One fact discovered which storywriter's weren't pleased was that the moon is not really made of green cheese. So way out in SPACE when you see the man in the moon, remember the ASTRONAUTS proved we couldn't eat him at noon!


Sam Houston Area Council

Divide audience into three groups and assign each apart.  Whenever their word is said in the story, they do their part.  Practice before reading story

ASTRONAUTS:   10-4 Mission Control

SPACESHIP:         Blast Off

ALIENS:                Take me to your leader

Once upon a time, far in the future, two SPACESHIPS were heading toward each other on a collision curse. The ASTRONAUTS of one SPACESHIP radioed the ALIENS of the other SPACESHIP and told them they had to change course.

Well the ALIENS discussed this among themselves and decided it

was the ASTRONAUTS who would have to change course. The ASTRONAUTS told the ALIENS "No Way!" They didn't want to change either.

So the SPACESHIPS flew closer and closer to certain death. After a while the ASTRONAUTS and ALIENS began to get nervous. Still, neither the ALIENS nor the ASTRONAUTS wanted to give in.

The, after a long day of talking and just before it was too late, the Captain of the ALIEN SPACESHIP and the Captain of the ASTRONAUT'S SPACESHIP decided they would each change course a little to either side of the SPACESHIP'S course. That way the ALIENS and the ASTRONAUTS were just two SPACESHIPS that passed in the night.




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