Baloo's Bugle

August 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 15, Issue 1
September 2008 Theme

Theme: New Buddies
Webelos: Citizen and Communicator
Tiger Cub
Achievement 1



Sam Houston Area Council

ü  Break audience into four groups

ü  Assign each group a part and a motion.

ü  Have everyone respond on CUB SCOUT.

ü  Practice responses as you are assigning parts.

ü  Have each group give the Cub Scout sign as it says its part.

FOLLOW -                  A Cub Scout Follows Akela (Give sign)

HELP -        The Pack Helps the Cub Scout Grow (Give sign)

GIVE -                       A Cub Scout Gives Goodwill (Give sign)

PACK -                A Cub Scout Helps the Pack Go (Give sign)

CUB SCOUT -                                    Do Your Best (Give sign)

This is the story of a CUB SCOUT who wanted to do something to HELP his neighbor. She was a widow, and much too old to do very much for herself.

This CUB SCOUT wanted to FOLLOW the advice of his PACK leaders, who asked every CUB SCOUT to find some way they could GIVE HELP to someone else.

The best way he could think of to HELP his neighbor would be to shovel the snow off her driveway for her. But it was such a big driveway and he was such a little CUB SCOUT.

So he thought some more and decided he would go and talk to his PACK leaders and see if they could think of a way to HELP him. The PACK leaders said they would ask if any other CUB SCOUTS would like to HELP.

So what started with only one CUB SCOUT was soon being done by two CUB SCOUTS then three CUB SCOUTS then four CUB SCOUTS then five CUB SCOUTS.

(Continue adding CUB SCOUTS
until the audience starts to laugh.)

The moral of this story is that if you FOLLOW the advice of your PACK leaders, and GIVE HELP to those around you; you too could be a great CUB SCOUT.

I Wanna Be A Cub Scout

Heart of America Council

ü  Break audience into groups as indicated below

ü  Assign each group a part and a motion.

ü  Practice responses as you are assigning parts.

Cub Scout:      All Boys                                   “Do your best”

Tiger:                Tiger Den & Coaches         “GRREEAATT”

Bobcat:            All NEW boys                 “It’s the beginning”

Wolf:                Wolf Den           “I’m learning and growing”

Bear:                 Bear Den                    “I’m well on my way”

Webelos:          Webelos Dens             “Boys Scouts is next”

Parents:            All Parents                                 “Can I help?”

Leaders:           All Leaders     “Keep it simple make it fun”

Pack:                Everyone                                   “Pack ____!”

Once upon a time, not a long time ago actually, there was a boy. This boy had a dream of becoming a CUB SCOUT. He asked his PARENTS if he could join a PACK. A PACK was the CUB SCOUT organization at his school (church). His PARENTS were thrilled. Their son wanted to be a CUB SCOUT.

The PARENTS and their son went to the first PACK meeting. On entering the school cafeteria (church hall) they saw many other PARENTS and sons. Waiting in the cafeteria were LEADERS with their sons, who are now TIGERS, BOBCATS, WOLVES, BEARS, and WEBELOS.

The PARENTS and their son were so impressed. All the LEADERS, TIGERS, BOBCATS, WOLVES, BEARS, and WEBELOS were in uniform and they all looked important and so happy.

There they stood greeting everyone and ready to answer questions about CUB SCOUTING and the PACK. The LEADERS told the story of Akela and Mowgli. The LEADERS spoke about the TIGER ideas, the BOBCAT trail, the WOLF trail, the BEAR trail, and the WEBELOS achievements. The PARENTS listened intently as it was explained that their involvement would help their son be a good CUB SCOUT. Everyone there was reminded that it takes LEADER S , who were once “just” PARENTS and CUB SCOUTS who were once “just” sons to make a PACK successful. This is how CUB SCOUTING continues to thrive.

Auto-matic Laughs

Southern NJ Council

Make the following assignments to the audience -

When the word is said, if you fit the category, do the action

Word         Action

Blue          All those with blue eyes pat the top of their head

Brown       All those with brown eyes pat the top of their head

Left           All those that are left handed clap their hands

Right         All those that are right handed clap their hands

New           All those under 20 years of age stomp your feet

Old            All those over 20 years of age stomp your feet

Man          All males stand up

Woman All females stand up

Be sure to practice as you make assignments.  You may want to recruit prompters to help with this one!!

One day a MAN and a WOMAN went to the store looking for a NEW car.  Their OLD one, which was muddy BROWN, was not running well.  It LEFT much to be desired in the way of speed and safety, and they wanted another one RIGHT away.  They wanted a bright blue one.  As they walked in the dealership, the WOMAN noticed a BLUE sports car on the showroom floor.  “Darling,” said the WOMAN.  “Look at the lovely NEW car RIGHT over there.  Wouldn’t it be perfect for us.  You may be RIGHT, it’s a lot better than our OLD, BROWN buggy.  Unfortunately, there’s one problem.  I’ve LEFT all my money at home,” said the MAN.  You’ve LEFT it at home?” asked the WOMAN.  “Yes, it’s RIGHT in the pocket of my NEW BROWN suit”, said the MAN.

“Your NEW BROWN suit?  Why I took that suit to the cleaners just this morning, and I didn’t notice any money in any of the pockets,” said the WOMAN.

“But I’m certain I LEFT my money in the side RIGHT pocket of my NEW BROWN suit,” the MAN said as he scratched his head in wonder.  “Now wait a minute!  Are you saying I’m not RIGHT?  Are you saying I’m wrong about this?  MAN oh, MAN oh, MAN!  You have a lot of nerve!” shrieked the WOMAN. 

“Let’s not argue.  We’re here to look at cars, and that BLUE one in the corner is a RIGHT nice model.  And just think.  If we buy the NEW BLUE car, we’ll never have to worry about our OLD BROWN one again.”

After looking at the price of the NEW BLUE car, and figuring out what they could get as a trade in on their OLD BROWN one, the MAN and the WOMAN decided buying a NEW car would be the RIGHT move for them.  But before they LEFT the store, they started questioning their decision.  Would they be better off with the OLD BROWN car if the NEW BLUE one didn’t run RIGHT?  Or what about a NEW BROWN one?  How long before they thought of the NEW car as the OLD car?  And would they ever feel BLUE about trading in their BROWN auto?  BLUE or BROWN, OLD or NEW, what was RIGHT and which car did they want to be LEFT with?  The MAN and the WOMAN were so confused that they decided to sell their car and buy themselves bicycles.  And that’s just what they did.  And they knew it was a RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT.



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