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Baloo's Bugle


December 2004 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 11, Issue 5
January 2005 Theme

Theme: Cub Scouts Spread the News
Webelos: Fitness & Readyman
  Tiger Cub:
Achievement 3 & Activities




Opening Prayer

Cub Scout Roundtable Planning Guide

As we learn to communicate better with others, may we have the courage to always tell the truth. Amen


Lord Robert Baden-Powell of Gilwell

"Father of us all, We meet before Thee here today, numerous in the lands we come from and in the races we represent, but one in our Brotherhood under Thy Divine Fatherhood.

We come before Thee with hearts grateful and gladdened by the many blessings Thou hast granted us and thankful that our Movement has prospered as acceptable in Thy sight. In return we would lay on Thine Altar, as our humble thank-offering, such sacrifice as we can make of self in service to others. We ask that during our communion here together we may, under Thy Divine Inspiration, gain a widened outlook, a clearer vision of all that lies open before us and of our opportunity. Thus we may then go forth with strengthened faith to carry on our mission of heightening the ideals and powers of manhood, and of helping through closer understanding to bring about Thy happier Rule of Peace and Goodwill upon Earth."

Ten Essentials of Scoutmastership

An Old Scoutmaster’s Handbook

Although this says Scoutmastership, I believe most of the list can apply to any Scout Leader – Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, or Venturing.  You decide for yourself.  CD

·         A belief in boys that will make you want to invest yourself and your time on their behalf.

·         A zeal focused upon one point - the boy’s happiness through his formative years - "A happy boy is a good boy, a good boy is a good citizen."

·         An immense faith in Scouting as the program that will best serve to mold our youth into fine men.

·         A realization that to the boys Scouting is a game - to you, a game with a purpose:  Character building and Citizenship training.

·         A knowledge that to your boys you are Scouting.  "What you are speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say!"

·         A steadfastness of purpose to carry out a planned program with energy and perseverance, patience and good humor.

·         A willingness to submerge yourself and make boy leaders lead and grow through an effective application of the Patrol Method.

·         A desire to advance in Scoutmastership by making use of training offered and material available on the subject.

·         A readiness to work hand in hand with home, church, sponsoring institution, school, Local Council, National Council for the good of the individual boy and the community as a whole.

·         A love of the outdoors in all its phases and a vision of the hand that created it.

"The best teachers have shown me that things have to be done bit by bit. Nothing that means anything happens quickly – we only think it does."   Joseph Bruchac



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