January 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
| Volume 14, Issue
February 2008 Theme
Chinese New Year
Scholar & Engineer
Sam Houston Area Council
CM: The Festival of Lanterns
takes place on the last day of celebrations for the Chinese New Year. There are
many legends about how this festival originated. The festivities begin on the
15th day of the New Year, when the first full moon of the New Year also occurs.
The festival ushers in the increasing light and warmth of the sun after the
winterís cold into the New Year.
Cub # 1:
According to a Chinese tradition, at
the start of a New Year, when there is a bright full moon in the sky, the
presence of colorful lanterns hung out will make people cheerful.
Cub # 2:
We can be cheerful.
Cub # 3:
As people we can be like those
lanterns and give off light.
Cub # 4:
Like the Chinese lanterns, let us be
warm and welcoming in our friendships...
Cub # 5:
Let us cheerfully give light...
Cub # 6:
The light of friendliness...
Cub # 7:
The light of kindness...
Cub # 8:
And the light of understanding.
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