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Baloo's Bugle

July 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 11, Issue 12
August 2005 Theme

Theme: Campfire Tales & Traditionsl
Webelos: Naturalist & Forester
  Tiger Cub
Activities

CLOSING CEREMONIES

Indian Prayer Closing

Baltimore Area Council

Personnel: Either a different Cub to read each verse or the Cubmaster reciting the whole poem.

Morning Star wake us, fill us with joy.
To new days of growing to man from boy.
Sun, with your power, give us light,
That we can tell wrong and do what’s right.

South wind, we ask, in your gentle way,
Blow us the willingness to obey.
North wind, we ask, live up to thy name,
Send us the strength to always be game.

East wind, we ask, with your breath so snappy,
Fill us with knowledge of how to be happy.
West wind, we ask, blow all that is fair,
To us, that we may always be square.

Moon, that fills the night with red light,
Guard us well while we sleep in the night.
Akela, please guide us in every way.
We’ll follow your trail in work or play.

Happy Trails

Baltimore Area Council

Leader:    The Native Americans explored the mountains first. Then our pioneer forefathers blazed new mountain trails. Then the European immigrants followed. With each new person came new experiences and new challenges in the mountains.

Cub # 1:    Our trail is the Cub Scouting Trail, and our experience is the fun and adventure of Scouting.

Cub # 2:    Our challenge is to be good Scouts, good friends, and good neighbors. Our future is to explore the world around us, moving down the trail from Cubs to Boy Scouts.

My Cub Scouting Light

San Gabriel, Verdugo Hills & Long Beach Area Councils

Equipment: 3 candles

Personnel: Narrator (a Den Chief or an older Cub Scout) and two younger Cub Scouts

Den Chief: This is my Scouting light…it is all I know and it is all I can do. If I pass this knowledge on to another (lights 1st Cub Scout’s candle with his) what you will have is a greater light and two of us who know and can do more.

And if he were to pass his knowledge and his Scouting light to another (1st Cub Scout lights the 2nd Cub Scout’s candle with his), there is even more light and knowledge.

You will notice, too, I have given my Scouting light to others, but my own light burns just as brightly. Let us all share Scouting light.

Outdoor Code

San Gabriel, Verdugo Hills & Long Beach Area Councils

Personnel: Leader in Uniform, song leader, Pack

Equipment: U.S. Flag, a copy of the Outdoor Code and the song “God Bless America” for everyone to read and sing along.

Setting: The leader emphasizes the importance of the right attitude toward the natural resources of our country. The leader then uses the Outdoor Code as a responsive reading, with the pack giving the responses. At the end all sing “God Bless America” as the flag is held aloft or lowered slowly.

Leader:    As an American, I will do my best to be clean in my outdoor manners -

Pack:       I will treat the outdoors as a heritage to be improved for our greater enjoyment. I will keep my trash and garbage out of America’s waters, fields, woods, and roadways.

Leader:    Be careful with fire -

Pack:       I will prevent wildfires. I will build my fire in a safe place, and be sure it is out before I leave.

Leader:    Be considerate in the outdoors -

Pack:       I will treat public and private property with respect. I will remember that use of the outdoors is a privilege I can lose by abuse.

Leader:    Be conservation minded -

Pack:       I will learn how to use good conservation of soil, waters, forests, minerals, grasslands, and wild life; and I urge others to do the same. I will use sportsmanlike methods in all my outdoor activities.

Song Leader: Let us close by singing “God Bless America”.

As everyone sings the flag is held up in front of the audience; or, if the flag is being flown from a flag pole, about halfway through the song the flag is slowly lowered and scouts dismisse

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