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Baloo's Bugle


November 2004 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 11, Issue 4
December 2004 Theme

Theme: Holiday Food Fare
Webelos: Craftsman & Scientist
  Tiger Cub:
Achievement 2 & Activities




Bless Our Cub Scouts

Baltimore Area Council

Note - can be sung to “Bless This House”

Baltimore Area Council recommends this prayer ofr an Opening Ceremony.  Our Pack always has an Opening prayer as part of our Opening ceremony.  If you don’t, please think about it.  The CS Program helps and CS RT Planning Guide each have an appropriate prayer that you could use.  CD

Bless our Cub Scouts, Lord we pray,

Keep them healthy, all the day.

Let them know their Cub Scout sign,

Have it always on their mind.

If they do, we promise them

They’ll become good future men.

Hear their prayers at night and day,

Guide them, Lord, along their way.


What Cubs Are Made Of

Baltimore Area Council

Cub Scouts are made of all of these,

Scarves of gold, patches on sleeves,

Trousers of blue and well-worn knees,

That’s what Cub Scouts are made of.

They’re partly Indians, of fringe and feather,

And beads and buttons and bits of leather,

With war-paint and freckles mixed together,

That’s what Cub Scouts are made of.

They’re made of a promise, a pledge and a prayer

Of hands that are willing, of hearts that play fair,

With something inside them that God put there,

And that’s what Cub Scouts are made of.

Opening Prayer

Cub Scout Roundtable Planning Guide

We give thanks for the pleasure of gathering together for this occasion.  We give thanks for this food prepared by loving hands.  We give thanks for life, the freedom to enjoy it all and all other blessings.  We pray for good health and strength and to live full, kind lives.  Amen


R. H. Kiernan, Baden-Powell, 1939

The 3rd World Jamboree was held at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead, England in 1929. It was known as the "Coming of Age" Jamboree as it celebrated 21 years since the foundation of the Scouting Movement.

The great movement which Baden-Powell had founded and nurtured came of age in 1929, when the occasion was celebrated by a World Jamboree held at Arrowe Park, near Birkenhead, where a campsite of 450 acres was provided free of charge.

By ship, rail, airplane, and road the Scouts moved towards Arrowe Park. Indians walked a hundred miles through mountain and jungle to reach railheads; Germans hiked from Grimsby; poor English Scouts reached Birkenhead on foot from great distances; and some Americans arrived from Plymouth by a trek in a covered wagon. The camp was a mile long by half a mile broad, and 56,000 Scouts of all nationalities camped together. 1,500 Americans marched with the Stars and Stripes, accompanied by contingents from the Dominions and Colonies, black, brown, and yellow, under the Union Jack; red fezzes, kafiyeh, turbans, and the varied headdresses of the European countries mingled together. The different nations acted scenes from their history—Sioux war dances, Irish battles of heroes, Caractacus and the Druids of Wales, and the Belgians' play of St George and the Dragon. There was again the wonderful dancing of the Scots, a Wolf Cub display, and all the demonstrations of handicraft, bridge building, first aid, and physical training. Campfire sing-songs, concerts, and cinema shows were organized, as at Wembley, and the Prince of Wales again slept under canvas in the Scout camp.

The Jamboree ended with a Farewell March Past to the Chief Scout, the Scouts of all nations, arm in arm in lines of twenty-five, marching with their flags, hats on staves, and cheering wildly. Then the Scouts formed a great wheel—the "Wheel of Friendship"—round Baden-Powell. "Here is the hatchet of war, of enmity, of bad feeling, which I now bury in Arrowe," said Baden-Powell, and drove a hatchet into a barrel of arrows. Then he continued: From all corners of the earth you have journeyed to this great gathering of world fellowship and brotherhood. Today I send you out from Arrowe to all the World, bearing my symbol of peace and fellowship, each one of you my ambassador bearing my message of love and fellowship on the wings of sacrifice and service, to the ends of the earth. From now on, the Scout symbol of Peace is the Golden Arrow. Carry it fast and far, so that all men may know the brotherhood of man.

Then B.-P. sent four golden arrows to the four points of the compass, and they were passed from hand to hand through the nations of the world. His final message was then given:

"I want you all to take back to your countries a good account of Great Britain and all the boys you have met here, and the people who have tried to be good to you. Of course, any can see the bad points in people or a country, but a good Scout will look out for the good points in other people. I want you to remember the good points in us and forget the bad ones. Tell your friends in your own countries all the good you can about us, so that we can all think better of one another. Go forth from here as ambassadors of goodwill and friendship. Each one of you Scouts, no matter how young or small, can spread a good word about this country and those you have met here. I can only say now "Good-bye to you. Farewell." . . . Try to carry on your Scout work in the meantime. Try to make yourselves better Scouts than ever. Try to help other boys, especially the poorer boys, to come and be happy, healthy, and helpful citizens like yourselves. And now, farewell, good-bye, and God bless you all."

This was in the 2003 Circle Tem Pow Wow Book

Frank Borman’s Prayer

Broadcast from space while on a moon-orbiting mission in December 1965.

“Give us, 0 God, the vision which can see Thy love in the world in spite of human failure. Give us the faith to trust Thy goodness in spite of our ignorance and weakness. Give us the knowledge that we may continue to pray with understanding hearts, and show us what each one of us can do to set forward the coming of universal peace.”

The Baltimore Area Council recommends this be done as a closing with everyone holding hands in a large circle.




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