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Baloo's Bugle

December 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 5
January 2007 Theme

Theme: Poles Apart
Webelos: Fitness & Scientist
Tiger Cub


Dog Philosophy

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.   -Anonymous

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.  -Ann Landers

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went   -Will Rogers

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.   -Ben Williams

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.   -Josh Billings

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
-Andy Rooney

We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made.   -M. Acklam

Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.   -Sigmund Freud

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.   -Rita Rudner

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.   -Robert Benchley

Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.   -Franklin P. Jones

If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
-James Thurber

If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise

My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That's almost $21.00 in dog money.  
-Joe Weinstein

Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come from a grocery with the most amazing haul, chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!   -Anne Tyler

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.   -Robert A. Heinlein

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.   -Mark Twain

You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says,   'Wow, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'   - Dave Barry

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
-Roger Caras

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.
-Phil Pastoret

My goal in life is to be as good a person
as my dog thinks I am.


Heart of America Council

Gold in Yourself

 Gold prospectors dug for gold in the hills. They may or may not have found gold in “them thar hills” no matter how hard they worked. But there’s another kind of gold that you will always find with hard work.

That’s gold in yourself – kindness, love, understanding and consideration. Just like the gold in the hills, this gold shines inside you. Search for the gold nuggets in yourself.


Aurora means lights.  It takes s special release of energy from the sun that mixes with our atmosphere to cause these lights to be seen at the north and south poles.  And then beautiful lights are seen. Our boys are like the sun; they have lots of energy.  And when it’s channeled with Cub Scouting they shine like the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis.

Poles Apart

As different as the Northern and Southern poles are so are our Cubs different.  We must appreciate these differences as they grow, and they learn to appreciate others and to be part of the team.

I Am Only One

I am only one; but still I am one.

I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;

I will not refuse to do the something I can do.

A famous American lady, Helen Keller, who worked very hard to overcome the duel challenges of deafness and blindness, said this.

From Sea To Shining Sea
San Gabriel Valley, Verdugo Hills, Long Beach Area

BOOM!!  SIZZLE!!  Oooh!  Aaah!  Don’t you just love a good fireworks display on the Fourth of July?  The colors are so beautiful, lighting up the night sky.  But did you ever stop to think how boring it would be if all the fireworks were exactly the same?  You’d have to sit there in your lawn chair for 20 minutes watching one after the other, every single one being red or yellow or green.  You’d be ready to go home in just a little while.  What really makes a fireworks show interesting is its variety, when you never know what’s coming next.

That’s true for our wonderful United States, too.  Americans come in all sizes and shapes and colors.  We have different religious beliefs, different family customs, different ideas about everything.  But our differences are good, because they make it possible for us to learn new things from one another.  Our differences make us a better people.  If everyone were just like us, life would be boring.  But when people are different, and when they respect each other’s differences, then life is rich and exciting, just like a good fireworks display.

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