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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




Great Salt Lake Council

The Lord said, you’re the salt of the earth. However, he didn’t mean for you to sit in the corner like a lump of salt, waiting for things to happen. So get off your laurels and make them happen.

Always make new mistakes – Esther Dyson

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves” Thomas Edison

“The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well!” Joe Ancis

For more quotes like this see Website list for “fridgedoor”

Ten Needs of a Boy

Circle Ten Council

To climb a mountain and look afar.

To sit around a campfire with good friends.

To test his strength and his skills on his very own.

To be alone with his own thoughts and with his God.

To be ready to reach out and find the hand of an understanding man ready and willing to help.

To have a code to live by – easily understood and fair.

A chance to play hard just for the fun of it –

And to work hard for the thrill of it.

To have a chance to fail – and know why.

To have and to be a good friend and a chance to prove both.

To have a hero – and a vision to measure him by.

After the tenth need is said, the following could be said:

In Cub Scouting these needs are not always filled for each boy. What Cub Scouting does is to put each boy on a path where he can travel the world in his backyard and fulfill his needs with confidence in himself and others.

Circle Ten suggests breaking this into parts and using it for an Opening Ceremony.  Baltimore Council says this is best done using ten adults, each holding a white candle. When each speaks, he or she lights his candle from the Spirit of Scouting Candle. I like it for a Cubmaster’s Minute Closing. You choose! CD

Invocations and Blessing for the Blue and Gold Banquet

Baltimore Area Council

Our God and God of our fathers, we gather as loyal members of our Cub Scout Pack, and we pray for Thy blessings. Give us the vision to see our duty and the courage to perform it. Teach us to walk together in the spirit of brotherhood, so that we are true to Thee, who art Father of all. Guide us and guard us so that we shall be faithful sons of the righteous God, Who is from everlasting to everlasting.

Our dear Heavenly Father, we ask a special blessing on the families in our Cub Scout Pack. We ask a special blessing on each Tiger Cub, Cub Scout, and Webelos as they give service to other people. Guide their steps as they grow into men, and help them as they do their duty to You and our country. Bless our food and the people who have prepared it. Amen

A Cub Scout’s Prayer

Baltimore Area Council

0 Lord, that I will do my best,
I come to Thee in prayer.
Help me to help others every day.
And teach me to be fair,
To honor my Mother and Father,
And to obey the Cub Scout Law, too.
This I ask, that I may be a loyal
Cub Scout true. Amen

A Cub Scout Parent’s Prayer

Baltimore Area Council

Look down upon my son, Dear Lord
This smiling Cub of mine.
Please take his hand along the way,
So that he may never stray.

Bless my son tonight, Dear Lord,
And help him walk with Thee.
Give him comfort, warmth and love;
He’s all the world to me.

Bless his daily efforts,
And make them strong and true;
For life’s a heavy burden,
And we’re all in need of you.

Philmont Grace:

For food, for raiment,
For life, for opportunity,
For friendship and fellowship,
We thank thee, Oh Lord. Amen

A Boy in Blue:

Baltimore Area Council

Blue and gold are the colors tonight,
Boys in uniform shiny and bright;
With smiling faces to left and right,
We pay tribute to our Cub Scout tonight.

A Cubmaster who is loyal and true,
Who works with parents and boys in blue,
In hopes that these boys will grow up to be
Better citizens than you and me.

Den Leaders, too, in uniforms blue,
Teaching Cub Scouts the need to be true,
And working, singing, and playing with them;
Striving real hard to make better men.

So all of you Cub Scouts in gold and blue,
The door to Scouting - has been opened to you,
And I as a leader in Pack_,
Hope someday you’ll join up with me.


Baltimore Area Council

May God bless us and protect us;
May God show us favor and be gracious to us;
May God show us kindness and grant us peace.

Scouting’s Bottom Line

Circle Ten Council

There is a ceremony in here somewhere.

Use it to make your own.  CD

What happens to a Scout?  For every 100 boys who join Scouting, records indicate that:

*       Rarely will one be brought before the juvenile court system

*       Two will become Eagle Scouts

*       Seventeen will become future Scout volunteers

*       Twelve will have their first contact with a church

*       One will enter the clergy

*       Five will earn their church award

*       Eighteen will develop a hobby that will last through their adult life

*       Eight will enter a vocation that was learned through the merit badge system

*       One will use his Scouting skills to save his own life

*       One will use his Scouting skills to save the life of another person

Scouting’s alumni record is equally impressive.  A recent nation-wide survey of high schools revealed the following information:

*       85% of student council presidents were Scouts

*       89% of senior class presidents were Scouts

*       80% of junior class presidents were Scouts

*       75% of school publication editors were Scouts

*       71% of football captains were Scouts

Scouts also account for:

*       64% of Air Force Academy graduates

*       68% of West Point graduates

*       70% of Annapolis graduates

*       72% of Rhodes Scholars

*       85% of FBI agents

*       26 of the first 29 astronauts


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