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Baloo's Bugle

October 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 3
November 2006 Theme

Theme: Cubs in Shining Armor
Webelos: Craftsman & Scientist
Tiger Cub
Activities

OPENING CEREMONIES

The Knight’s Code
Heart of America Council

Set Up –

After blast of trumpet, a single file row of Knights marches in with flag

Flag is posted and boys lead Pack in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Trumpet blasts a gain, boys in ceremony form a half circle (or other shape) in front of room, facing the audience.

Then they recite The Knight’s Code.  Each Cub has a card with his part on back in LARGE print and an appropriate picture on the front.

  • Be always ready with your armor on, except when you are taking your rest at night.
  • Defend the poor and help them that cannot defend themselves.
  • Do nothing to hurt or offend anyone else.
  • Be prepared to fight in the defense of your country.
  • At whatever you are working, try to win honor and a name for honesty.
  • Never break your promise.
  • Chivalry requireth that youth should be trained to perform the most laborious and humble offices with cheerfulness and grace, and do good unto others.

Boys march off together.

Sir Cub Knights
Heart of America Council

Personnel - Cubmaster, 7 Cub Scouts, each with a letter printed to turn up.

Cubmaster:    Long ago when the world was in darkness and evil, a group of men pledged themselves to their king and to going throughout the countryside to do good and brave deeds to help others.      Tonight our Cubs and Webelos remind us that chivalry and good deeds are not a thing of long ago.

  • S - stands for same. Some things may have happened hundreds of year’s ago, but the way the knights acted then is the way we should act now.
  • I - stands for ideas. The ideas of the knights to do good deeds for those in need should be our ideas for today.
  • R- stands for respect. A true knight, respects his king, his elders, women and all those in need of help. Like the knights of old, we too respect our parents and all older people.
  • C- stands for courtesy. A knight knows that the best way of doing anything is to do it in a courteous manner. Cubs also know that the best way to get along with everyone is through courtesy and politeness.
  • U- stands for unity. Even when the knights did things alone, they knew that they belonged to a special group and they acted as members of that group. So we Cubs too, are unified in a special group of which we are truly proud.
  • B- stands for belonging. Once a knight went through his knighting, he knew that he belonged. Cubs know that they belong to their family, their church and the pack.
  • S- stands for special. The Roundtable was made up of a special group called Sir Knights. We belong to a special group of boys called Cubs and Webelos.

Cubmaster:    Our theme for this month is that special group Cubs In Shining Armor. We are all special in the sense that we are Americans. Will everyone please stand to pledge our allegiance to our flag, which represents all of us.

Knights of The Roundtable
Heart of America Council

Set Up – Cubmaster dressed to resemble King Arthur, 7 Cub Scouts, Cub-a-labra with seven candles and cards with parts written on table with Cub-a-labra

Cubmaster Welcome, Knights of the Roundtable. Just as the Knights of old had their code of conduct, so the young Knights of Cub Scouting have their code, the Cub Scout Promise. A Cub Scout promises to do his best.

  • (lights candle) To do his duty to God and his country
  • (lights candle) To help other people
  • (lights candle) To obey the Law of the Pack

Cubmaster:The young Knights also abide by the Law of he Pack.

  • (lights candle) The Scout follows Akela.
  • (lights candle) The Cub Scout helps the pack go.
  • (lights candle) The pack helps the Cub Scout grow.
  • (lights candle) The Cub Scout gives good will.

Cubmaster:You may now join the other Knights and let the evening begin.

Our Best
Heart of America Council

Personnel – Den Chief and Cubmaster, Four or more Cubs in full or partial costume and two Cubs in uniform

Den Chief:   To promote our theme, Cubs in Shining Armor, we have some special guests who have come all the way from King Arthur’s court to be with us this evening. (Four or more Cubs in full or partial costume.)

DC:             Sir Shawn.

Sir Shawn: I’m the best dragon-slayer in the land.

DC:             Sir Paul.

Sir Paul:     I’m the best Jouster in the country.

DC:             Sir Michael.

Sir Michael: I’m the best rescuer of damsels-in-distress.

DC:             Sir Phillip.

Sir Phillip: I’m the best crusader in all of the kingdom.

Pause for a few seconds as Den Chief looks at two remaining boys in Cub Scout uniforms

DC:             And what do you do best?

Two Cubs   (in Unison): We DO OUR BEST at everything!


IT IS OUR FAMILY'S BELIEF
Sam Houston Area Council

ARRANGEMENT: Eight boys, each boy has a card with an appropriate picture on the front and his  on the back in LARGE print to read.

  • It is our family's belief
  • And one for which we pray
  • That Thanksgiving become a lifestyle
  • And not just a day.
  • We're thankful for our family,
  • And for good friends it's true,
  • For all the blessings we've received
  • Today, and all year through...

All          Together:  We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Cubmaster calls for colors to be  posted and Pledge of Allegiance is recited.


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