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Baloo's Bugle

June 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 11, Issue 10
July 2005 Theme

Theme: Play Ball
Webelos: Aquanaut & Geologist
  Tiger Cub


Pump It Up

You need a partially deflated basketball, volleyball, or soccer ball and a hand pump with needle.

The Cubmaster calls forward a Cub Scout and asks him to demonstrate dribbling. Naturally the ball won’t bounce well. Then the Cubmaster calls forward another Cub Scout and asks the two boys to inflate the ball with the pump.

Cubmaster : That’s much better! Now we can play a game after these Cub Scouts have finished their work, There’s a lesson for us here. Your bodies are like that ball. If you are not physically fit and pumped up with energy, you are not ready for anything -- not for play, for school, or for work. Like the ball I had that didn’t have enough air, you don’t have enough strength and energy to do anything.

Let’s all remember to keep our bodies, and our mind, pumped up so that we’re ready for whatever life brings our way.

End by having your song leader lead “I’ve Got That Cub Scout Spirit” from Cub Scout Songbook.

Worn Out Closing

Baltimore Area Council

Set Up - Have four or more boys on stage wearing cardboard feet which have scratches, cuts, band-aids, etc. on them. 

Cub # 1:    Our Sports Extravaganza meeting has come to an end.

Cub # 2:    We now have a message to leave with you, dear friend.

Cub # 3:    Our many achievements in life make feet tired and weary.

Cub # 4:    But if there was nothing to do, our life would be dreary.

Cub # 5:    So forget the knocks and scratches, blisters and aches.

Cub # 6:    Do your best at all times, That’s what success takes

As the poem is finished, boys lay down on stage with their cardboard feet facing the audience...each of the feet has a letter on it spelling out G-O-O-D-N-I-G-H-T)

If you have more than 4 Cubs, put in Exclamation Points, pictures, or leave blanks


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