Baloo's Bugle

October 2007 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 14, Issue 3
November 2007 Theme

Theme: Indian Nations
Webelos: Craftsman & Readyman
Tiger Cub
Requirement 5


Indian Blessing
Heart of America Council

Set Up:

Have everyone stand. Have an adult leader give the words and demonstrate the signs used in the ceremony.

May the spirit of Scouting             Make Boy Scout sign
And the light of Akela,             Make Cub Scout sign
Be with you and me             Point finger to horizon
Until our paths             Both arms out
Cross             Arms crossed
Again             Cub Scout sign (on wrist, then elbow, and then shoulder)

I Made a Promise
Heart of America Council

Five boys are needed for this ceremony. Each should have his part printed on a small card he can conceal in his hand or have the part memorized.  Or have the boys make posters with an appropriate picture on the front and their words on the back in LARGE print.

  • I made a promise˙ I said that whatever I did I would do the best I could.
  • I made a promise˙ to serve my God and my country the best I could.
  • I made a promise˙ to help other people the best I could.
  • I made a promise˙ to obey the Law of the Pack the best I could.
  • I have done my best, and I will do my best because I am the best˙ I am a Cub Scout.
  • Will everyone now join us in repeating the Cub Scout Promise.

Indian Sign Benediction:
Heart of America Council

Instruct the group in the motions for this benediction. Have them say the benediction and do the motions. Then end in silence by having them do the motions together with no words.

May the Great Spirit             (point to sky)
who has been with you in the past (point back over shoulder)
and who will be with you in the future             (point forward)
bring             (hands together in shape of cup)
you             (point to someone else)
great joy.ˇ¨            (raise both arms up over head)

Group does the benediction together
without words and departs



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