Baloo's Bugle

July 2007 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 12
August 2007 Theme

Theme: A Century of Scouting
Webelos: Naturalist & Forester
Tiger Cub


I'm Proud To Be A Cub Scout
Trapper’s Trails Council
(Tune: God Bless The USA)

By repeating the Cub Scout Promise
We agree to do our best
Do our duty to God and country
We are put to the big test
To help other people
To obey the Law of the Pack
We are always trying to do what's right
There is no turning back.

I'm proud to be a Cub Scout
In a land of liberty
Where I'm taught about my country's needs
And how to remain free
I'm taught about strength Of God,
my home, and family
I'm taught that I am really great
Cub Scouting is here to stay

Scouting Spirit
Santa Clara County Council

Let that Spirit glimmer, glimmer!
Never growing dimmer, dimmer.
Scouting spirit glowing brightly,
Helping boys to grow up rightly
Wolves and Bears and Webelos
Scouts, Explorers, each one shows
Scouting helps a boy to be
The best that he can be!

Boys Will Be Boys
Three Fires Council
(Tune: I've Been Working on the Railroad)

I've been working on my mom's nerves.
And my father's too.
Cause I want to do my project NOW!
Not another time will do.
Can't you hear my den mom crying,
"Why can't you give it a rest?"
Can't they see that I just can't wait
For my next Cub Scouting quest!

Momma don't you cry;
Daddy don't you sigh;
I'm gonna make you proud- some day.
Den Leader don't you fret;
You're not crazy yet;
There's lots of time still for that!

Someone's messed around with my Cub craft!
Someone spilled some paint on my pa-a-a-nts.
Someone ate the cookies I wanted!
How come the den leader rants
By yelling:
Clean up Cub Scouts! And hurry along!
When's your parents gonna sho-o-o-ow!
See you all again next week, Cubs!
Maybe sooner--only heaven knows!

The Night They Made The First Cub Scout
Three Fires Council
(Tune: The Battle of New Orleans)

Many years ago on this very night
Some people gathered 'round a campfire light.
Everyone was saying the world was in a mess
Not enough people trying to do their best. (So...)


They took a little blue and they took a little gold
They took a little boy about eight years old
Turned him around
And lo and behold
That's how it came about
The night they made the first Cub Scout.

Now they come in every size
They come in every shape
And everywhere they are
The world's a better place
Every Bobcat and Bear,
Every Wolf and Webelos
Remembers that night many years ago. (When...)


Tiger Cubs are new,
The boys aren't very old
You know it won't be long
Before they wear the blue and gold
To Search, Discover, Share
With their parents in tow
Headed down the path
That started years ago. (When...)


Leaders are the one
Who make the program go
And trainers do their best
to put the leaders in the know
How the Promise and the Law
Help the Cub Scout grow
And blossom on the trail
That started years ago. (When...)


Robert Baden-Powell
Tune:  Father Abraham

Robert Baden-Powell had many scouts,
Many scouts had Robert Baden-Powell
I am one of them, and so are you
So I’ll Tell you What to do!
Robert Baden-Powell had many Scouts,
Many Scouts had Robert Baden-Powell,
I am one of them, and so are you –
So I’ll tell you what to do -  Right Arm!

(Begin swinging right arm as you continue to sing the song.  Each time you sing, you add another body part to the last line, and add the motion that goes with it. By the end, you are moving all the body parts listed)

Right Arm, Left Arm, Right Foot, Left Foot, Nod Your Head, Turn Around, Sit Down)

I Met A Bear

Leader says each line, then audience repeats; then everyone sings the whole verse)(Can’t find the actual tune, I think everyone just knows it – Alice

The Other day,
I met a bear
I met a bear,
away out there (Point)

Now everyone sings the whole verse:

The other day, I met a bear,
I met a bear Away out there!

He looked at me,
I looked at him,
He sized up me,
I sized up him 
(Now sing the whole verse, then continue doing each verse the same way)

He says to me
 “Why don’t you run?”
“Cause I can see,
You got no gun”

I start to run,
Away from there,
But right behind
Me is that bear!

And on the path
Ahead of me
I see a tree –
Oh Glory Be!

The lowest branch
Was ten feet up
I’d have to jump
And trust my luck!

And so I jumped
Into the Air,
But I missed that branch
Away up there!

Now don’t you fret
And don’t you frown,
Cause I caught that branch,
On the way back down!

That’s all there is,
There ain’t no more
Unless I meet
That bear once more!

Johnny Appleseed Grace

An old standard in Scouting – but if you don’t know the tune, go to and scroll down to Graces on the left side – you can listen to the melody line – check on other songs, too.

The Lord is good to me
And so I thank the Lord
For giving me the things I need
The sun and the rain and the apple seed.
The Lord is good to me.

And every seed that grows
Will grow into a tree,
And one day soon there'll be apples there,
For everyone in the world to share.
The Lord is good to me.

When I wake up each morning,
I'm happy as can be,
Because I know that with God's care
The apple trees will still be there.
The Lord's been good to me.

Utah National Parks Council
Tune: Found a Peanut

Found an honest man,
Found a humble man,
Baden-Powell was his name,
Started Scouting back in England
Which led to his fame.

First came Boy Scouts,
Then came Cub Scouts,
First their numbers were quite small,
But they spread to other countries,
Now we’re several million all.

When he died,
It was sad,
To lose such a man,
But his teachings have inspired us –
“Do the very best you can!”

Cub Scout Hiking Song
Tune: Caisson Song

Over hill, over dale
We will hit the Scouting trail
As the Cub Scouts go hiking along.
In and out, up and down
You will never see us frown
As the Cub Scouts go hiking along

And its hi, hi, hee - The B-S-A for me
Shout out our name and shout it strong...
Where 'ere we go, we will always know
That the Cub Scouts go hiking along

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