August 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
September 2008 Theme
Citizen and Communicator
Props - Show an ordinary ruler
What do I have here? Right,
it's a ruler. Some people call it a rule. This one isn't golden but it does
remind me of the Golden Rule. Do you know what the Golden Rule is?
"Do unto others as you would
have them do unto you." That's a great guide for living, Scouts. If we always
followed that rule, we would always be kind to others because no one wants
unkindness done to him.
The trouble is, we aren't
saints. And so we don't always follow the Scout Law - A Scout is kind" - or the
Golden Rule. Some of us follow the Golden Rule for about three inches. Others
make it eight inches. A few of us might make it all the way to eleven inches.
How far do you go on the
Golden Rule? Probably not as far as you could. So the next time you're tempted
to do something unkind, or say something that will hurt someone, stop and think.
What will it do to your place on the Golden Rule?
Getting to Know You
In these times of gas shortages and economic problems, our
neighborhood has become more important to us than ever before. Weíve all heard
stories from our grandparents about the good old days when people sat in their
yards and visited and got to know each other better. There are some of us here
tonight who really donít know each other even though our sons share a common
experience. Letís take a few minutes right now to introduce ourselves to each
(CM start going around so others get the idea. You may want to have a few
plants in the audience who know this is coming to help get it going.)
Den ____ will retire the colors for us.
Cub Scout Prayer
The air we breathe, the friends we meet,
The walk to use our eyes and feet,
The things around us make us say,
Thank you, Creator, for each new day!
A smile costs nothing, but creates much. It happens in a
flash, but the memory sometimes lasts forever. It cannot be bought, begged,
borrowed, nor stolen, but is something that is of no earthly good to anyone
unless it is given away. So, if in you hurry and rush, you meet someone who is
too weary to give you a smile, leave one of yours. No one needs a smile quite as
much as he who has none left to give.
America Council suggests dividing this up amongst seven Cubs, each saying a
part. Your choice. CD
National Treasure Closing
Of all the National Treasures
in our country, some of the most important are our families and friends. They
are what make life fun. Our Pack is a great treasure also. Remember this as we
leave and go back to our homes. Please stand as we retire our colors.
All rise (Go through usual
Louis Area Council
There are times when a man
gropes for words and nothing seems to come. We get a little flustered taking
tests, reciting poetry, thanking our leaders, etc.
But, if we take our time the
words for all those things soon come just as these words will come to help
complete this message for you.
If you want to touch the past:
touch a STONE.
If you want to touch the present: touch a ROSE.
If you want to touch the future: touch the life of a BOY.
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