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Baloo's Bugle


January 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 11, Issue 6
February 2005 Theme

Theme: It's A Scouting Celebration
Webelos: Engineer & Scholar
  Tiger Cub:
Requirement 4 & Activities




The Great Cub Scout

Baltimore Area Council

Break audience into four groups assign each group a part and a motion.  Have everyone respond on CUB SCOUT Practice responses as you are assigning parts.  Have ach group give the Cub Scout sign as it says its part.

FOLLOW - A Cub Scout Follows Akela (Give sign)

HELP - The Pack Helps the Cub Scout Grow (Give sign)

GIVE - A Cub Scout Gives Goodwill (Give sign)

PACK - A Cub Scout Helps the Pack Go (Give sign)

CUB SCOUT - Do Your Best (Give sign)

This is the story of a CUB SCOUT who wanted to do something to HELP his neighbor.  She was a widow, and much too old to do very much for herself.

This CUB SCOUT wanted to FOLLOW the advice of his PACK leaders, who asked every CUB SCOUT to find some way they could GIVE HELP to someone else.

The best way he could think of to HELP his neighbor would be to shovel the snow off her driveway for her.  But it was such a big driveway and he was such a little CUB SCOUT.

So he thought some more and decided he would go and talk to his PACK leaders and see if they could think of a way to HELP him.  The PACK leaders said they would ask if any other CUB SCOUTS would like to HELP.

So what started with only one CUB SCOUT was soon being done by two CUB SCOUTS then three CUB SCOUTS then four CUB SCOUTS then five CUB SCOUTS.

(Continue adding CUB SCOUTS

until the audience starts to laugh.)

The moral of this story is that if you FOLLOW the advice of your PACK leaders, and GIVE HELP to those around you;  you too could be a great CUB SCOUT.

A Very Special Birthday Party

Baltimore Area Council

Divide audience into four groups to respond with the following:

DEN LEADER:                                                          “Oh boy!”

CUB DEN 1:                                                “Oh boy, oh boy!”

BIRTHDAY CAKE:           “Happy birthday to you” (sung)

BIRTHDAY PARTY:                                                “Yippee!”

This is a story of a  DEN LEADER, CUB DEN 1, and a BIRTHDAY CAKE. One Thursday afternoon, as CUB DEN 1 was meeting at the home of their DEN LEADER, Mrs. Reid, the boys overheard her on the phone say “It will be a very special BIRTHDAY PARTY. “

“BIRTHDAY PARTY?” they said, to each other, “whose BIRTHDAY PARTY?” “That’s a neat idea, “ said Johnny. “Let’s have a BIRTHDAY CAKE, “ said Mike and Ike. “Swell, “ they all said.

So each went home and made special plans for the next Den meeting and the special BIRTHDAY PARTY for their DEN LEADER.

Den Meeting day dawned bright and sunny. At 3:30 all five boys arrived at their DEN LEADER’S house. Mike and Ike brought a BIRTHDAY CAKE. Jimmy brought paper hats, Johnny brought balloons and Billy brought ice cream for the BIRTHDAY PARTY.

As they trooped in the door, they all yelled, “Surprise! We’re having a BIRTHDAY PARTY”. Mrs. Reid, their DEN LEADER looked shocked. “My BIRTHDAY PARTY? Why? It’s not my birthday. “

But we heard you talking about a special BIRTHDAY PARTY on the phone last week, said Jimmy. “Oh,” said their DEN LEADER, and smiled. “It’s Cub Scouting’s birthday,” she said. “Cub Scouting is 75 years old this month. But I think this is a wonderful idea. We’ll just celebrate a little early. “

And so they did. And that is how CUB DEN 1 and their DEN LEADER had a very special BIRTHDAY PARTY!



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