August 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
September 2008 Theme
Citizen and Communicator
LEADER RECOGNITION, INSTALLATION AND MORE
Survival Kit for Leaders
One New Leader’s Survival Kit
for each new leader (You can adapt this to install all your leader’s for the new
Will (names) please come
forward. These are our (new) leaders for the upcoming Scouting season. As we
all know Cub Scouting is a year round sport but there are different seasons
through out the year. In the fall we recruit and go outdoors, everyone is
anxious to start earning his rank badge. In the winter we do more inside and
prepare for the Pinewood Derby and our big birthday party, the Blue and Gold
Banquet. Then spring comes and we are back outside, earning electives and
family camping. Then in the summer it is off to camp and swimming and outdoor
games and activities.
Cub Scouting is unique with
many adults volunteering their time and talents to help the association, our
Pack, the teams, our Dens, and our players, the Cubs to success. Success is not
just a one-time victory in Cubs, it is the successful development of boys into
youths who have good character and recognize there is a God, are good citizens,
and are mentally and physically fit.
When a sports team signs a new player you see them
presenting the player with his uniform and equipment to ensure his success and
safety. So to in Cub Scouts, we want our leaders to “be Prepared.” So here is
the emblem of your position (show position patches) and a “Survival Kit” to help
you succeed. (Hold up one survival kit and go through contents)
Band: To remind you to be flexible.
Stick: To help you to stick with it.
Sandpaper: To help you smooth out the rough edges.
Starburst: A star burst to give you a burst of energy on the days
Packet: To help you rise to the occasion.
Pin: To help you hold it all together.
Marbles: To replace the ones you may lose along the way.
Match: To light your fire when
you are burned out.
Kiss: A kiss to remind you that you are loved.
(We give kisses and hugs!!! CD)
Just as a sports team has many coaches each with a
specialty, our pack needs volunteers with may skills, administrative,
leadership, teaching, encouraging, spirit and more. (Present patches and kits
to (new) leaders as you call out their names and positions)
Cub Scout Leaders’ Sanity Kit
Heart of America Council
Make a kit with items like those listed below and present
it to the new leaders. Be sure to explain everything to the group.
star: Use to deputize parents--don’t try to do everything yourself.
Sponge: To help you soak up all the Cub scouting information you
Smarties: To remind yourself that you are smart enough to do the job
Face: To remind yourself to smile and keep your spirit up!
To remind yourself that volunteer leaders are the heart of Scouting; you are
also all heart!
To help you keep a song in your Cub Scouting heart.
Pennies: When people say, “Oh, no! You’re a den leader??? Have you lost
your good sense?” you can say, “Why, no, here they are!” (marbles work well
Knotted rope: When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and
Lifesaver: When things are tough, the boys make you crazy, the parents
don’t help, nothing works the way you planned, and you’re at the end of your
rope and even the knot is slipping through your hands, just reach out and grab
that life saver, make that phone call, get some help, and just hold on a little
longer ‘cuz those boys are really counting on you.
Fun Ways To Say Thank You to Leaders and Parents
Heart of America Council
Bouncy ball: “You put a lot of bounce into our pack program.”
Eraser: “Cub Scouting rubs off on you.”
Wiggle eyes glued to ribbon:
“Our eyes are on you” or
“We love looking at the result of your work!”
the leader who sets the example.
Box of Total: For being totally awesome.
Box of Cheer: For being the official cheerleader.
For always being cheerful.
New Pack Leaders Welcome
Heart of America Council
Cubmaster, Committee Chairman or Pack Trainer
Kentucky Fried Chicken box containing a rib, thigh, breast and a wing.
Call forward all who you wish to welcome.
The narrator performs the whole thing. It will
take a little hamming up to help the audience get all the double meanings. CD
It's not easy being the BEST. You start out by doing that thing until
you do it better than anyone else. Here in pack we do
one thing, and we do it RIGHT.
start out by using only the BEST INGREDIENTS and it's our
SECRET RECIPE (Colonel Sanders is a secret, too) that keeps making
our pack #1.
here's to you! We don't mean to RIB you. (Pull Rib piece out of box).
We just want to say that you're a welcome addition to our ORIGINAL STAFF.
When you agreed to join us, we breathed a THIGH of relief! (Pull Thigh
piece out of box). You add SPICE (Point to box and mention KFC's the 11
herbs and spices) to our program.
help keep us a-BREAST (Pull breast piece out of box) of the latest
can count on you to CARRY OUT (The box is a carry out) any
assignment and know that it will be WELL DONE. (just like our
When you're asked to do something, even at the last minute you pitch right in
and WING it. (pull wing piece out of box)
Yes, we pick only the BEST and we SERVE the BEST because
ONLY THE BEST WILL DO! That's why we're #1 because WE DO PICKIN'
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