September 2007 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
| Volume 14, Issue
October 2007 Theme
Down on the Farm
Citizen & Showman
Carrots and Cubs
Props: a package of carrot seeds and a bunch of
carrots with tops on – or some other vegetable, if needed)
Inside this package are tiny carrot seeds – they don’t look
like much. (hold up package) But if we plant them in the right kind of soil,
and make sure they get lots of sunlight, water and air, they will grow to be
big, healthy carrots like these (hold up carrots) Our Cub Scouts are a little
like the carrot seeds – they have the potential to grow into strong, healthy
young men. As scout leaders and parents, we can provide the varied experiences,
learning opportunities and growing space so that our Cubs will develop into
young men of character, with strong minds, bodies and spirits. Remember to take
care of your most precious crop.
Capital Area Council
No matter where you live,
there is a world of undiscovered secrets of nature waiting to be explored.
Farmers and naturalists are students of nature. During this month, Pack __ has
studied farms and farming life and learned more about the nature of our world.
A naturalist stands like
Columbus on the prow of his ship, with a vast continent before him. Except that
the naturalists world can be at his feet. It is as near as your back yard, a
nearby park, woods, or the fields of a local farm. All kinds of insects, birds,
plants, and other forms of life inhabit these lands. Continue exploring the
world of nature and you will find many wonderful things that God has given us to
A Crop of Smiles
Capital Area Council
Once upon a time, two brothers
left the farm to move to a city to look for work. Just outside of the city, the
first brother met an old man and asked him, “What are the people like in this
city?” The Old man replied, 'Well, how were they where you come from?" “They
are all grumpy and cross," replied the brother. " That's why I decided to
leave." "You'll find the people here exactly the same," said the old man as he
walked on down the road.
A little while later, the old
man met the second brother. He too asked, “What are the people like in this
city? The Old man replied, “'Well, how were they where you come from? "They
were very nice. They always smiled," replied the brother. "That's why it was
so hard for me to leave." “You'11 find the people here exactly the same," said
the old man as he smiled and joined the second brother on his way. Remember,
we reap what we sow.
Food for Thought
Heart of America Council
Setting: On the head table is a vegetable seedling
and a fully mature vegetable plant.
Cubmaster: This tiny
seedling doesn’t look like much, does it? It’s very weak and fragile. But we
have learned this month that if we plant it in good soil, and if we make sure
that it gets lots of sunshine, air and water, it will grow up to be a big
healthy (type of vegetable) like this one.
Cub Scouts are like this
seedling. They need certain things, too. Things like proper rest, food and
exercise. But Cub Scouts need something more than that. If they are going to be
the kind of men we all admire, they have to have healthy minds and spirits as
well as healthy bodies. In Cub Scouting, and later on in Boy Scouting, boys can
develop that extra quality of mind and spirit. They do it by following the Cub
Scout Promise, and later, the Scout Oath.
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