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Baloo's Bugle


October 2004 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 11, Issue 3
November 2004 Theme

Theme: Cub Scout Collectors
Webelos: Craftsman & Scientist
  Tiger Cub:
Achievement 5 & Activities




Pocket Collections

Southern NJ Council

Personnel:    7 Cubs

Equipment:    Cards with letters spelling out P O C K E T S and pictures of collections or the real things.  Have the words on the back of the cards in BIG print.

Cubmaster:  As we have seen at tonightís Pack Show, Cub Scouts collect many things.  Letís have a recap before we go home -

Cub # 1:       P: is for POSTAGE stamps, something people have collected for many years.

Cub # 2:       O: is OLD-FASHIONED, what some call antiques.

Cub # 3:       C: is for CARDS, baseball, football, basketball or hockey. There are so many kinds to choose from.

Cub # 4:       K: is for KITES, to fly high in the sky.  They come in so many styles and color the variety is endless.

Cub # 5:       E: is for ELECTRONICS, some people collect everything electronic they can get their hands on. TVs, radios, CD players, video games and computers the list goes on.

Cub # 6:       T: is for TOYS, every kid is a true collector.  Their collecting never stops even when they grow up. They just collect different toys.

Cub # 7:       S: is for SCOUT stuff, that every Scout collects.  What Scout does not have collections of badges, patches, uniforms, ties slides, T-shirts, and camping gear.

Cubmaster:  Thanks for coming.  Hope you enjoyed the show. Good night

Collection Closing Ceremony

Equipment A single twig and a bundle of twigs

I hold in my hand several twigs. You can see that one twig alone is easy to break (demonstrate by breaking a single twig in two), but when I collect a bunch of twigs and bundle them together, they are almost impossible to break (make an unsuccessful effort to break the bundle of twigs). There is strength in numbers. As a nation - a collection - of people working together to preserve our freedom and heritage, we can keep our country strong.

Please stand with me and honor the symbol of our great country as we retire the colors. Color Guard, advance and retire the colors.

The Magic Candles

Connecticut Rivers Council

Set Up - On head table are arranged magic candles, which should be lighted as ceremony begins

Narrator: Our candle stands tall, straight and white. It burns and gives forth ≠inspiring light. As its tight shines forth, you will see our colors blue and gold are regal as can be. As the blue appears, thing of truth and loyalty, the sky so blue, steadfastness and spirituality. When the gold shines forth, be of good cheer and think of happiness and sunlight so clear. As our candle's flame reaches toward the sky so blue, let us ask our God to give us wisdom to lead each boy straight and true. Mold each of us to be like our candles, straight and tall, and be inspired to give to God and our country our all.

(To make "magic candles" use tall white candles. Drill 1/4" diameter holes every two inches down opposite sides of the candle. Place scraping of blue and gold crayons in the holes. Melt paraffin and whip with eggbeater. Cover candle with whipped paraffin using a fork to give the candle a rough decoration. As the white candle burns it will drip blue and gold wax decoratively down the side of the candle.)

Cubmasterís Minute


Southern NJ Council

Many people of all ages have discovered the fun of collecting things. Whether you collect rocks or stamps or model cars, it's exciting to be on the watch for a new item to add your collection and to see that collection grow. Some collections, such as rare sports cards, can be worth a lot of money. Other collections have no great dollar value. But there is one thing that you can collect which is worth more than anything else; good turns. In the Cub Scout Law of the Pack, we say, "The Cub Scout gives good will." That means that a Cub Scout is always on the lookout for ways to be helpful and kind to other people. When you accumulate acts of good will toward others, you are the wisest collector of them all.

Be Prepared

Southern NJ Council

Have Cubmaster pull out the collection of stuff he/she carries in his/her pockets and explain why it is carried and how it helps one be prepared for emergencies with it. Then conclude with Ė

Cubmaster: Everything a boy collects in his pockets or elsewhere is important to him, just as he and his family is important to our pack.  We have to work together to be successful, if our pack is successful, each of us will feel good about ourselves and each other.  Letís remember to be prepared by what we carry in our pockets and our lives and be successful.


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