June Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
July 2008 Theme
Aquanaut & Geologist
This can be done two ways –
First - Cubmaster carries a water squirter and a beach towel. Now
he lays them down after wringing out some imaginary drops of water from the
towel and proceeds to talk.
Second - Have Five cub Scouts dressed in beachwear and have each
one say a part with appropriate pictures and actions.
Cubmaster - Well we've come to the end of another
fun, fishy, delightful pack meeting. In planning a successful activity for Cub
Scouts age boys, there are five essential ingredients to include:
First is ACTION. Boys find it impossible to sit and do
nothing. Action makes everything much easier. Today we had ACTION!
Second is SOMETHING TO WATCH. Watching and helping celebrate
another's accomplishments and hard work is one of the best ways to have fun
Third is having SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT. It's fun for Scouts
to hear adults telling stories and fun for them to do things that are worth
talking about later. I think we accomplished that today.
Fourth is SOMETHING TO LAUGH AT. We all need to enjoy
laughter, and sharing fun experiences is one of the best ways to do that. Did we
succeed with laughter?
Fifth is SOMETHING TO HELP WITH. Parents, leaders and family
members are involved in helping Cub Scouts move along on their trail toward
Bobcat, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light. But just in case you missed out
on helping this week, we have one more chance -- after the retiring of the
colors, you can all HELP with the cleanup!
Transportation of Smiles
6 Cubs carrying posters of barges each with
one of the following letters S-M-I-L-E-S and 2 Cubs carrying cartoon tug boats
with smiles on both ends of the line.
Cub # 1:
Something that should be
transported every day, is a smile from one another as we hurry on our way,
Cub # 2:
While carrying SMILES
we’re transporting a valuable treasure
Cub # 3:
For the value of
transporting a smile to others we can’t even measure.
Cub # 4:
That smile we give from
the heart can lighten someone’s load,
Cub # 5:
Making brighter his day
as he travels down life’s road.
Cub # 6:
So carry a smile with you
wherever you go
Cub # 7:
And transport to others a
Cub # 8:
It only takes a mile with
curves at beginning and end to give others smiles and win for us a friend.
Form a net by clasping hands in any criss-cross design
making sure everyone is caught in the net (part of the net). Boys shake each
other’s hand that they are holding and say “Do Your Best.”
Cubmaster (holding picture of large local waterway (or a
small one or a famous one (e.g. Mississippi, Hudson, or Delaware River or one of
the Great Lakes)): The Waterways of the USA are great and beautiful. The
Waterways and the rest of America is ours to enjoy. Surely we want to preserve
it for the thousands of boys who will come after us. Let us close our meeting by
standing and repeating in unison a pledge that will remind us to conserve our
H2Ohhh! And waterways and other wonderful parts of our country for those who
follow us. (Repeat the Outdoor Code.)
As an American, I
will do my best to:
Be clean in my
Be careful with
Be considerate in
Nature And The Good Visitor
Committee Chairman: Our pack meeting tonight brought us all together to
think about the waterways near our town and the outdoor opportunities they
provide. We can enjoy the waterways and the great outdoors but we must think of
others who will follow us. Wherever you go in the great wide world of nature,
try to be a "good" visitor who will leave the plants and the creatures for
others to enjoy after you leave.
The only shots I took were snapshots.
I tried to walk on pathways to keep off plants.
When I see animals or birds, I try to remember that I am a guest in
their living place and I don't do anything to them but look at them.
The one big thing I always do when I am ready to go home is to look
and see that all fires are out in nature's backyard.
Cubmaster: With Cubs and Webelos like you to help keep our friends on the
ball, I'm sure that the beauties of nature will be around for years to come.
Thanks Cubs, Good night.
Water Fun Closing
Capital Area Council, TX
Well, we sure had fun getting you
We had the best time ever yet.
Thanks for helping in our little
And joining us as
The water fun was, oh, so grand,
But now we change from sea to land
Join us again next month
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