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Baloo's Bugle

November 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 4
December 2006 Theme

Theme: Cub Scout Stars
Webelos: Craftsman & Scientist
Tiger Cub
Activities

CUBMASTER'S MINUTES

ASTRONAUT PRAYER
Grand Canyon Council

Setting:  Have Cub Scouts and their families form a circle

The Cubmaster then reads the following prayer, which was broadcast to earth by U.S. Astronaut Frank Borman while on a moon orbiting mission in December 1968. (Cubmaster should explain what he is reading)

Give us, 0 God, the vision which can see the love in the world, in spite of our failure.

Give us the faith to trust Thy goodness in spite of our ignorance and weakness. 

Give us the knowledge that we may continue to pray with understanding hearts, and show us what each one of us can do to set forward the spirit of universal peace."

AMEN

Aim For The Stars I
Grand Canyon Council
San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach & Verdugo Hills Councils

If you want to aim for the stars, you must remember that you are building your launching pad right now by your willingness and initiative in every task you tackle, at home, in church, in school, and in Cub Scouting.

Aim For The Stars II
Grand Canyon Council

The words "Aim for the Stars" have an important meaning to Cub Scouts.  There have been many before us who have set their sites and lived their lives by Aiming for the Stars.

And while they may not have it on the first try, or the second, or even the third, they eventually do make it. 

A Cub Scout who does his best like our motto says, is bettering himself. 

Sure, sometimes he may not "hit the stars," but he grows from his trying. He is preparing himself for greater attempts and for great successes.

Remember, not everyone makes their goals every time, but we all make the world a better place by doing our best and Aiming for the Stars. And isn't that what our real goal is in life?

Aim for the Stars III
San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach & Verdugo Hills Councils

The words, "Aim for the Stars" have an important meaning to Cub Scouts.  Think of Thomas Edison who tried and failed hundreds of times before he perfected the electric light bulb.  He never quit trying.  A Cub Scout, who tries to do his best and keeps trying, is preparing himself for greater responsibilities when he becomes a man.  What you do and how well you do it becomes your launching pad to "Aim for the Stars."

Guiding Stars
Sam Houston Area Council

Who knows the name for the North Star?  That’s right, it’s Polaris.  When you go out to look at the stars, in the northern sky is the North Star, and you can use it to help you find your way in the wilderness.  For centuries man has known that the North Star is fixed in the heavens, and it has been used for navigation by sailors ever since the first adventurers sailed away from the sight of land.  The North Star is still used that way by mariners and space explorers.  So in learning how to find it, we are joining a very long line of adventurers.

There are other guiding stars in our everyday lives, too.  One of them is our conscience.  If we listen to our conscience, we can be sure to steer our lives in the right direction. 

And let's not forget our Cub Scout Promise and Law of the Pack.  They are our guiding stars, because they give us excellent guidance in how to behave and what we owe to God, country, our fellow human beings, and to ourselves. 

When you're lost at night, look for the North Star.  The rest of the time, steer your life with those other guiding stars.

CLOSING THOUGHT
Grand Canyon Council

We are members of a team of men and women and young people from many nations who have ventured into space seeking the star of peace throughout the world. Many of our U.S. astronauts were Scouts.

The ideals of Scouting - character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness - which they developed as Scouts have helped them in the tremendous task undertaken

 


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