Baloo's Bugle

January 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 14, Issue 6
February 2008 Theme

Theme: Chinese New Year
Webelos: Scholar & Engineer
Tiger Cub
Requirement 4

Cubmaster’s Minutes

World Brotherhood

Utah National Parks Council

This month we have learned about peoples in China. To understand people, we need to learn how they live, how they play, what they make, what they wear, and what they eat. Fears and misunderstanding come from lack of knowledge. Through Cub Scouting and World Brotherhood of Scouting, boys can become more understanding.


2008 Chinese Olympics

Great Salt Lake Council


In a couple months, the 2008 Olympics will be held in China.

Like the Five Olympic Rings from which they draw their color and inspiration, the Five Friendlies will serve as the Official Mascots of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, carrying a message of friendship and peace -- and blessings from China -- to children all over the world.

Designed to express the playful qualities of five little children who form an intimate circle of friends, the Five Friendlies also embody the natural characteristics of four of China’s most popular animals -- the Fish, the Panda, the Tibetan Antelope, the Swallow -- and the Olympic Flame.

Cub scouting is also meant to inspire the boys in our communities by promoting character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness.

Chinese Characters

Great Salt Lake Council


The Chinese language is both unique and beautiful. The Chinese writing system first appeared in China over 3200 years ago during the Shang Dynasty making it what is believed to be the oldest surviving writing system.

The number of Chinese characters contained in the Kangxi dictionary is approximately 47,035.

That’s a lot more than double the number of Cub Scouts in the largest council in America – The Great Salt Lake Council which has 18,080 Cub Scouts.

Each character is important in its own respect just as each Cub Scout is in their own respect. Each Cub Scout has a special responsibility to help their pack grow as stated in the Cub Scout Law of the Pack.

Please stand with me, make the Cub Scout Sign, and repeat with me the Law of the Pack.


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