Baloo's Bugle

May 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 14, Issue 10
June 2008 Theme

Theme: Go For The Gold
Webelos: Traveler & Handyman
Tiger Cub Activities


Utah National Parks Council
Sam Houston Area Council

Cubmaster:      Let the games begin with the grand march into the arena!

Each den enters, carrying their den flag.

Boys may carry flags of different nations hey have drawn.

Dens stand in a semi-circle around the Cubmaster.

Cubmaster:Bring on the Olympic flame!

A solitary runner enters bearing the “flame”.

He runs around the arena,

then hands the flame to the Cubmaster.

Cubmaster:It is customary in the Olympics for the athletes to recite the Olympic Oath. Tonight our Committee Chairman will lead the Cub Scouts in our version of the Olympic Oath.

Comm Chair:   Scouts, please make the Cub Scouts sign and repeat after me:

We promise

That we will take part

In these Olympic games

In the true spirit of sportsmanship

And that we will respect and abide

By the rules that govern them

For the glory of the sport

And the honor of our den.

Cubmaster:       Let the games begin!

Utah National Parks Council

Overview:  Cubs march in the stadium (meeting room) and stand at attention. The American flag is brought forth.

Olympic crier: Will the audience please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Cubmaster: Let the games begin with the grand march into the arena.

Each den enters, carrying their den flag.
Boys may carry flags of different nations or states they have drawn. Dens stand in a semi-circle around the Cubmaster.

The participants in the Pack Olympic Festival stand at attention before "Cubmaster Zeus" and make this pledge:

"We, the participants,
Pledge to obey the rules of good sportsmanship
With honor and fair play."

Cubmaster: "Cubmaster Zeus" proclaims the opening of the Olympic Festival (with both hands extended upward). Let our festival get underway!

Sam Houston Area Council

Setting: If you are actually conducting an “Olympics” event, you might decide to use the oath as your opening. However, if you are conducting a regular meeting that uses the theme in general, you can use this opening ceremony to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. You can have the American flag by itself (unfolded and held open by a Den of Cubs) or it can be in position at the front of the room as you normally display it (either hung on the wall or on a pole). Have a single scout assigned to walk up to the flag, hold a corner in his left hand and give the Cub Scout salute as he recites the Pledge for the entire Pack.

Narrator      At the start of each Olympics, every athlete promises to play fairly and to obey all of the Olympic rules. One athlete from the host country takes this oath at the Opening Ceremonies on behalf of all athletes. The oath was written by Baron de Coubertin, and became a part of our modern Olympic Games in 1920.

The chosen athlete holds a corner of the Olympic Flag while repeating the oath:

In the name of all competitors,
I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games,
respecting and abiding by the rules that govern them,
in the true spirit of sportsmanship,
for the glory of sport and the honor of our teams.”

Tonight we will open our Go for the Gold meeting the same way that the athletes begin each Olympics. I ask Cub Scout [Scout’s name] to come forward to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in the name of all members of Pack [number].

(When the Cub Scout is in position, ask everyone to stand.)

Scouts, attention. Scouts salute.

Cub Scout:(Recites Pledge of Allegiance)

Narrator:     Thank you. Two.


Baltimore Area Council

Equipment:  Letters spelling AMERICA printed on front and words on back in LARGE print.  poster board, flag and flag stand.

Each boy displays his letter as he recites his line:

  • A is for ATHLETES who do their best.
  • M is for MUSCLE building, putting us to the test
  • E is for EXERCISE, building strength and brawn
  • R is for RUNNING, just look, then we’re gone
  • I is for INDIVIDUALS who always try to achieve
  • C is for COURAGE to do and believe
  • A is for ACTIVE and active we’ll be. 

ALL          Proud to live in America, the home of the free. 

Flag bearer and color guard enter, post flag

'I Made A Promise'
Capitol Area Council

  • 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.  I will do my best, because I am the best I am a Cub Scout.

Den Ldr:Will everyone now join us in repeating the Cub Scout Promise.

Olympic Style Opening
Capitol Area Council

  • Have dens line up and enter in single file lines carrying den flags, as Olympians carry the flags of their country.
  • Have Cubmaster or other dignitary carry flashlight with colored cellophane over the end to represent the torch.
  • Recite the Pledge of Allegiance and commence the games!

Grand Teton Council

PERSONNEL:5 Cub Scouts

EQUIPMENT:Barbells with letters on each end to spell GOOD HEALTH

SETTING:      Boys holding barbells

  • Eating the right foods is really important if our bodies are to be strong and healthy.
  • Proper dental care will help us keep our teeth all our lives. Brush and floss regularly and see your dentist.
  • Buckle right down and carry your share of the load, unless you want to be a shirker on life's road.
  • Do your best to lift your share, showing everyone that you care.
  • Take care of your body and be sure to eat right and Toughen Up.

S-H-A-P-E Opening
Grand Teton Council

SETTING: Five Cub Scouts, wearing various sports uniforms, holding signs with large letters on front and their parts on back in LARGE type.

  • S -S is for see...See yourself as others see you!
  • H -H is for health...Good health means a longer, better life.
  • A -A is for athlete...You don’t have to be an athlete to be in shape.
  • P -P is for patience...Have patience, take your time in your fitness program. Don’t overdo!
  • E -E is for exercise...Exercise keeps you in shape.

Muscle Building
Grand Teton Council

Arrangement: Seven boys come on stage, carrying various kinds of muscle-building equipment. They use the equipment and in turn, speak the line below.

  • To keep your body strong and healthy,
    Is more valuable than being wealthy.
  • When you are fit, you feel so good,
    And try to do the things you should.
  • It helps you lend a helping hand,
    To needy folks around our land.
  • Eating the right food is always wise,
    And everyone needs some exercise.
  • Stand on tiptoes, one, two, three,
    Touch your toes, don't bend a knee.
  • Run a while, then slow your pace,
    Practice will help you win the race.
  • Scouting builds young boys into men,
    And this is where it all begins.

This can be followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and Cub Scout Promise and/or Oath. Or whatever you wish.