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Baloo's Bugle

October 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 3
November 2005 Theme

Theme: My Family Tree
Webelos: Craftsman & Scientist
  Tiger Cub
Activities

CLOSING CEREMONIES

Closing Family Vespers

Baltimore Area Council

(Tune: Oh Christmas Tree)

Have everyone in your pack stand and sing this family oriented version of Vespers

Quietly we join as one,
Thanking God for family fun.
May we now go on our way,
Thankful for another day.

May we always love and share,
Live in peace beyond compare.
As a family may we find
Friendships true with all mankind.

Rope Closing

Timucua District, North Florida Council

Distribute a 3 ft. piece of rope to everyone. Have them form a large circle and tie their ropes with a square knot to the person’s on their left. When all the ropes are tied, hold on to the rope with the left hand, raise the right arm in the Cub Scout salute. “This strong circle represents the bond of friendship we have in Scouting. Please join me in the Cub Scout Promise.”

Family

Timucua District, North Florida Council

Cubmaster begins to build a pyramid using 15 –20 child’s building blocks. No, Cub Scouts, I’m not really losing my mind. I’m building something that has a lesson for all of us. There! Let’s say this pyramid stands for our country. If this is the whole country, where is your family? That’s right, you and your family are one of the bottom blocks. Why?  Because families are the foundation of the whole country.  Without families, our society would collapse. And that’s why families are so important to the country. Of course, your own family is very important to you, too. Your family gives you food, shelter, clothing, the chance for an education – and most important, your family gives you love.

In return, you give your family some things. You give your parents respect and obedience – at least I hope you do. You help around the house. And you return their love for you. Now, on the count of three, I want to hear every Cub Scout here who loves his family and respects his parents to shout “I’ll do my best.” Ready, one, two, three, “I’LL DO MY BEST!”



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