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


Three Pleasant Things Closing 

Sam Houston Area Council

Cub # 1:       Even though it’s time to bring this meeting to an end, let us tell you three pleasant things.

Cub # 2:       We are here.

Cub # 3:       We are here together.

Cub # 4:       We think well of one another.

Cub # 5:       If we would take the time to remember these three pleasant things whenever we are together, every meeting would be a success.


“U” Are Important Closing 

Sam Houston Area Council

Props:    Have each Scout prepare a sign with their word minus the U.

Cub # 1:       We cannot spell: C_ B SCO_ TS without U

Cub # 2:       We cannot spell: YO_ TH without U

Cub # 3:       We cannot spell: S_ CCESS without U

Cub # 4:       We cannot spell: F_ N without U

Cub # 5:       We cannot spell: O_TDOORS without U

All:             Clearly Cub Scouting needs U!

Thanks for Coming

Heart of America Council

Personnel: 6 Cub Scouts
Equipment: 6 cards spelling out the word THANKS

Cub # 1:       We hope you liked our show tonight.

Cub # 2:       We tried real hard to do things right.

Cub # 3:       It's easy to do good, you see,

Cub # 4:       When you have the help of your family.

Cub # 5:       Thanks for coming!  Come again!

Cub # 6:       Enjoy this time.  We'll soon be men.

May I Closing

Trapper Trails Council

Setting:  10 uniformed Cub Scouts reading the following lines. (or maybe 5 each with two lines)

Cub # 1:       May I grow in character and ability as I grow in size.

Cub # 2:       May I be honest with myself and others in what I do and say.

Cub # 3:       May I learn and practice my religion.

Cub # 4:       May I always respect my parents, my elders, and my leaders.

Cub # 5:       May I develop high moral principles and have the courage to live by them.

Cub # 6:       May I strive for a healthy body, mind and spirit.

Cub # 7:       May I always respect the rights of others.

Cub # 8:       May I set a good example so that others will enjoy and benefit from being around me.

Cub # 9:       May I work hard and do my best in everything I try to do.

Cub # 10:   Cub Scouting helps me learn these things and will prepare me for the doorway to Boy Scouting.


Heart of America Council

Equipment: 3 candles

Personnel: Narrator (an older Cub Scout) and two assistants, usually Cub Scouts.

Narrator: This is my Scouting is all I know and it is all I can do. If I pass this knowledge on to another (lights 1st assistant’s candle with his) what you will have is a greater light and two of us who know and can do more.

And if he were to pass his knowledge and his Scouting light to another (1st assistant lights the 2nd assistant’s candle with his), there is even more light and knowledge.

You will notice too I have given my Scouting light to others but my own light burns just as brightly. Let us all share our Scouting Light.



Heart of America Council

Personnel: Cubmaster, 7 parents (include den leaders and committee members), 2 Cub Scouts. Use parents of boys already in the pack.

Equipment: 7 large cards with the letters P-U-R-P-O-S-E on them. (Write the lines to go with them on the back sides of the cards in LARGE print.

One large card with “Cub Scouting” printed on it.

Arrangements: Parents stand in a semi-circle around 2 Cub Scouts holding the Cub Scouting sign. As parents are introduced, they hold up their card and read their line.

CM:    I have asked some of the parents of boys already in the pack to help with the closing ceremony tonight. We hope you new parents will better understand the purposes of Cub Scouting.

Introduce each adult in the following manner:
“This is Jimmy Brown’s father, John.
 This is David Smith’s father, Harry, etc.

After the introduction of the parents, they then read their letter and what it stands for….

# 1:        P is to Provide fun and adventuresome things for boys to do.

# 2:        U is to foster Understanding within the family, an idea not new.

# 3:        R is to Respond to good sportsmanship and prepare them for the Boy Scout program.

# 4:        P is for Pride in growing strong in mind and body and personal achievements as they  grow toward manhood.

# 5:        O is to Open new areas where they can offer friendly service and do their best.

# 6:        S is to Strengthen boys abilities to respect and get along with others and be accepted by the rest.

# 7:        E is to Encourage habits and attitudes that help with character development, spiritual growth, and good citizenship each day.

I Made A Promise

York Adams Council

Five or six boys are needed for this ceremony. Each should have his part printed on a small card he can conceal in his hand or have the part memorized.  Or each could have poster with his part in LARGE print on the back.

Cub # 1:       I made a promise... I said that whatever I did I would do the best I could.

Cub # 2:       I made a serve my God and my country the best I could.

Cub # 3:       I made a help other people the best I could.

Cub # 4:       I made a promise.. .to obey the Law of the Pack the best I could.

Cub # 5:       I have done my best, and I will do my best because I am the best... I am a Cub Scout.

Cub # 6:       (or Den Leader) Will everyone now join us in repeating the Cub Scout Promise.

Heart of America Council listed this as an Opening. 
Your choice.  CD


Words to Live By

Southern NJ Council

Cub # 1:       Do more than belong - Participate

Cub # 2:       Do more than care - Help

Cub # 3:       Do more than believe - Practice

Cub # 4:       Do more than be fair - Be kind

Cub # 5:       Do more than forgive - Forget

Cub # 6:       Do more than dream - Work

Cub # 7:       Do more than teach - Inspire

Cub # 8:       Do more than live - Grow

Cub # 9:       Do more than be friendly - Be a friend

Cub # 10:   Do more than give – Serve

Slogan Closing

Heart of America Council

Arrangement: Cub Scouts hold up cards with slogans as they read lines printed on the back in LARGE print.

Cub #1:        DO YOUR BEST in everything you do on life’s way.

Cub #2:        ALWAYS BE FRIENDLY to brighten other’s day.

Cub #3:        GIVE AWAY YOUR SMILES for ‘tis rewarding indeed.

Cub #4:        BE PREPARED to help other’s in their daily need.

Cub #5:        BE HONEST AND SINCERE towards others you meet.

Cub #6:        BE LOYAL AND TRUE a most commendable feat.

Cub #7:        COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS, be thankful each day, for life’s wonderful opportunities that come your way.

Cub #8:        Good night to each and everyone of you. May these thoughts stay with you your whole life through.




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