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Baloo's Bugle

January 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 6
February 2007 Theme

Theme: Aloha, Cub Scouts
Webelos: Scholar & Engiineer
Tiger Cub



Since this theme has not be used many times before, there is not a large amount of material to be found.  So be sure to check your Cub Scout Program Helps for more ideas.  If you do not have a copy, it is available on line at

Also, your RT Commissioner has theme related ideas from the CS RT Planning Guide.

Great Salt Lake Council

Boys hold cards spelling "ALOHA" which is Hawaiian for good-bye. Each boy reads one of the parts and after the last one is read, all boys shout "Aloha."

  • A - We came together and had our fun. It seems as though we'd just begun.
  • L - We sang and danced and played some games. And had some fun with Hawaiian names.
  • O - We ate new foods and learned how Hawaiian children play and shout.
  • H - We dressed in grass skirts we had made. It was so fun we wish we could stay.
  • A - But now the time has come to say, "Aloha until another day!"

ALL        "ALOHA!"

Aloha Closing
Baltimore Area Council

Set Up

5 boys with the letters A L O H and A on 5 cards. 
Have boys draw appropriate pictures around the letters. 
Text to be read is printed on the back in LARGE type.

  • A - As we prepare to leave you tonight,
  • L - Let the Scouting Spirit burn within us bright.
  • O - Our pledge is to always do our best.
  • H - Hawaiian dreams will ease our Rest
  • A - Aloha means hello, and also goodbye.


The Meaning of the Promise Closing
Baltimore Area Council

Leader:    There are many things that are said.  Nothing is more meaningful than what we commit to in our lives.  Cubs Scouts are not an exception.

  •  (looking around) It’s just me - me, myself, and nobody else - I sign my name to it
  • My solemn work, my personal pledge, my sole commitment.
  • I may not be perfect but I will try my hardest,
  • To fulfill my obligations to my beliefs, my home, my community, and my forefathers.
  • To lend a hand to my neighbors - even those I don’t know yet.
  • To adhere to the approved guidelines of religious organization, state, school, and family.
  • These words are easy for an adult to understand, but for children of all ages to an easier wording. (Ask everyone to join in the Cub Scout Promise)

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