Baloo's Bugle

February Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 14, Issue 7
March 2008 Theme

Theme: Litter to Glitter
Webelos: Engineer & Athlete
Tiger Cub Activities


Capital Area Council &
Sam Houston Area Council

Personnel:  4 Cubs

Equipment:      Prepare posters that reflect the messages presented with the letters C U B S on the front with an appropriate picture.  Have the parts on the back in LARGE print..

Setting:       The boys stand in front of the Pack and recite their lines:

  • C stands for “Cut Back”.  Reduce the amount of trash and waste you make.
  • U stands for "Use".  Use and Reuse things again and again instead of throwing them away.
  • B stands for "Be Sure".  Be sure to recycle whatever you can instead of throwing it in the trash.
  • S stands for "Save" together we can save our planet from too much pollution.

Litter to Glitter Opening
Commissioner Dave's files


Seven placards – one each for the letters in LITTER.  Each should have one letter and a picture of a piece of litter on front and the text on back in LARGE print.  One placard with a large G done in glitter on front and the text on back in LARGE print.


Seven Cub Scouts and a Leader


First six Cubs line up in front of room spelling out Litter

  • (Holding L) Let’s all
  • (Holding I) Invest our
  • (Holding T) Time and
  • (Holding T) Talents to
  • (Holding E) Embellish, Enhance and
  • (Holding R) Recycle and Reuse

Leader:      (From the side) And then what will happen?

  • (Enters with the letter G and stands before the L) We will turn Litter into Glitter


Set Up - Seven Cub Scouts boys line up, each holding a card with one of the letters printed on the front (an appropriate picture would look good , too) and their part in LARGE letters on the back.

  • A - America abounds in beautiful sights;
  • M - Making it beautiful is one of our rights.
  • E - Each of us is proud of our U.S.A.,
  • R - Rolling hills and lakes in which we can play.
  • I - Instead of littering and spoiling our land,
  • C - Crusade to keep America beautiful and grand,
  • A - And then we can always be proud of our land.
  • (or Cubmaster or Den Leader) Please join us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Allegiance to the Outdoors
Great Salt Lake Council

CM:        We are coming up on the time of the year when we start using the outdoors more and more whether we are hiking the trails of America or just going to the park. Each of us, as Cub Scouts, owes an allegiance to the outdoors just as we do our flag. Each Cub Scout should know and understand the outdoor code.

  • As an American, I will do my best to be clean in my outdoor habits;
  • That means, I will keep my trash and garbage out of America’s waters, fields, woods and roadways.
  • Be careful with fire:
  • That means, I will build my fire in a safe place and be sure it is out before I leave.
  • Be considerate of the outdoors:
  • That means, I will remember that the use of the outdoors is a privilege I can lose by abuse.
  • And be conservation minded:
  • That means, I will learn to practice good conservation of soil, waters, forests, minerals, grasslands, and wildlife and I will urge others to do the same.

CM:         Please join with me in the Pledge of Allegiance

Explore Your Neighborhood
Capital Area Council

Set Up:

Five Cub Scouts come on stage in turn and recite one verse

Each Cub should have a prop that represents what his verse is about.  Words could be on back of prop or a card in LARGE print.

  • Newspaper Boy:
    I am your paperboy
    I deliver the news
    Freedom of press
    Has different views.
  • Postman
    I am the postman
    I deliver with dash
    That Boy’s Life issue
    That’s really a smash.
  • School Crossing Guard
    Safety is my job
    I am the school guard
    You cross the street safely
    To the other yard.
  • Speed Limit Sign
    I am the sign-
    That saves a lot of lives
    Everyone obeys me
    Without any jive.
  • Trash:
    I am the litter
    That makes everyone bitter
    Let’s clean it up
    So life will glitter.

CM          Our neighborhood is an important part of the country in which we live.  Let us all now stand and pledge allegiance to our country.



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