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Baloo's Bugle


September 2004 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 11, Issue 2
October 2004 Theme

Theme: It's A Circus of Stars
Webelos: Citizen and Showman
  Tiger Cub:
Achievement 1 & Activities




Big Top Closing

Longhorn Council

Can be done with six Cubs as shown here or as a Cubmaster’s Minute CD

Cub # 1:       We were happy to have met you but must leave you now,

Cub # 2:       And so we bid you all farewell and take our final bow.

Cub # 3:       Our evening under the Big Top has come to an end,

Cub # 4:       But through Cub Scouting we are making many a new friend.

Cub # 5:       So as our Circus lights are dimming and the animals are at rest,

Cub # 6:       Remember your Cub Scout motto and always Do Your Best

Be A Happy Clown

Heart of America Council

Setting: A den of Cub Scouts comes onto stage dressed as clowns. One has a large sad mouth painted on. Others have large smiling mouths painted on or half of the boys with sad faces and half as happy ones. Another way this could be done, if not dressed as clowns, the boys could have large clown faces cut from poster board and fastened onto fiberglass arrow shafts, thin dowels, yardsticks, etc. These could be held up in front of faces as narrator reads the following lines.

If your life is to be as happy,

As a circus, bright and gay,

There is something you can do

As you hurry through each day.

Be happy and cheerful,

And remember not to frown.

But give freely of your smiles,

And you can be happy as a clown.

For a smile costs so little,

But to others means so much,

So if everyone keeps smiling,

Our lives will have that happy touch!

(When the line about frowning is read, boys holding sad clown faces take a step forward with others. If desired, boys could turn over clown faces to expose smiling faces which are fastened on the back of the clown faces.)

Circus Closing

Heart of America Council

Personnel: Cubmaster, 8 Cub Scouts.

Equipment: Cubs dressed as appropriate animals.

Setting: Circus center ring.

Cubmaster: It's our own Cubs and Webelos, with some closing thoughts. Now in the Cub Scout ring (hand gestures).

Cub # 1:        (Dressed as a Tiger Cub) The Cub Scout sign (gives it) and the Cub Scout salute (gives it). It's ME!

Cub # 2:        (Dressed as a Bobcat) The Cub Scout motto - to do my best. It's hard, but it is the best for me!

Cub # 3:        (Dressed as Wolf) The Cub Scout promise - of duty to God, duty to country, other people, and the Law of the Pack. It's helping us to be a better us!

Cub # 4:        (Dressed as a Bear) Law of the Pack - follow Akela, help the pack and the pack helps you and me, to be a better person.

Cubmaster: Now I call your attention to the Webelos Ring!

Webelos 1: (Dressed as Lion) Older and wiser. The Boy Scouts sign and salute (does both). Older and wiser.

Webelos 2: (Dressed as clown) Boy Scout motto - and we are learning to be prepared.

Webelos 3: (Dressed as monkey) Boy Scout oath - on my honor, it's duty to God, country, then me; morally and physically.

Webelos 4: Following the Boy Scout law is good for everyone. (Reads) Trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.

Cubmaster: Dens, Scout salute. (Holds salute until after benediction.) May these thoughts and the great Scoutmaster of us all, be with you until we meet again. Ready, two.


Circle Ten Council

Not theme related but a great closing or a way to finish an adult recognition ceremony in your pack.  It should get people thinking about helping.  CD

Have the Cub Scouts prepare eight large placards, each with a large letter painted on it to match the initial letter of each verse. A picture representing the saying for the letter can, also, be drawn on  the front.  Have the verse on the back of the card in LARGE print.  As each verse is recited, the Cub with that letter displays it so that at the end of the eight verses, the words "Thank You" are visible to all.

Cub # 1:       T- stands for teacher, ours bear the test, as a Pack - we promise "We'll do our best".

Cub # 2:       H - is for helpful, which we try to be as each helps the other in the highest degree.

Cub # 3:       A - for advantages we all enjoy, we try to be grateful and wisely employ.

Cub # 4:       N - is for our nation whose future depends, on all of us in the pack who want to be friends.

Cub # 5:       K - is for knowledge we're going to need. We'll work hard to gain it and hope we succeed.

Cub # 6:       Y - is for youth all over the land. God bless and keep us and steady our hand.

Cub # 7:       O – is for opportunity around everyone. We'll grasp and hold tightly until we have won.

Cub # 8:       U - stand for usefulness, we like to serve. We do what we can all praise to deserve.

Cubmaster’s Minute


Circle Ten Council

As parents, we want to show our sons the wonders of the world. In the eyes of a child, there are not just eight wonders of the world but eight million. We want him to be able to look at the stars, sunrise, sunset, and feel their beauty. We want them to see a world of love, laughter, and compassion. We want them to build strength within themselves of strong character and sensitivity to the needs of others. We want them to be the best they can be. Unfortunately, no one can wave a magic wand so that they will receive these things. We as leaders and parents must set the example to show the guidance so they may see the way to accomplish all of these things. This is the magic; Our example and guidance. So as we leave, let's be aware of our actions and how loudly they speak to our youth.




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