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


Ever gone to a baseball game and sung,
 "Take Me Out to the Ball Game?"

How did that tradition start??

Harry Caray, who is credited with singing it first at a ball game in 1971, once said, "I would always sing it, because I think it's the only song I knew the words to!" On Opening Day in 1976 Bill Veeck noticed the fans were singing along with Caray so a secret microphone was placed in the broadcast booth the following day to allow ALL the fans to hear him. Veeck explained to Caray, "Harry, anybody in the ballpark hearing you sing 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' knows that he can sing as well as you can. Probably better than you can. So he or she sings along. Hell, if you had a good singing voice you'd intimidate them, and nobody would join in!"

Now lets apply this to your pack meeting - the worse you sing the more people will join in!!!  I know this to be true, just listen to me sing!!  CD


Sam Houston Area Council

(Tune: Father Abraham)

Lord Baden-Powell has many friends

Many friends has Lord Baden-Powell

I am one of them, and so are you

As we go marching on - - (shout out)
 “With a RIGHT” ARM (beginning swinging arm)

Repeat verse above and add in turn:

·         “With a LEFT” ARM (begin swinging arm)

·         “With a RIGHT” FOOT (begin stamping foot)

·         “With a LEFT” FOOT (begin stamping foot)

·         “With a HEAD” ((begin nodding head)

·         “TURN AROUND”

·         "SIT DOWN"

(Words above are accompanied by actions adding new motions as soon as sung until you are performing all motions.)

Hey, Look Us Over

(Tune: Hey, Look Me Over)

Heart of America Council

Hey look us over, lend us an ear,
Watch us advance in Scouting every year.
First we are Bobcats, then we're Tiger Cubs
Soon we're Wolves and we'll go on from there (singing)

Hey look us over, lend us an ear,
Bear Cubs are next and we want to make it clear
Then its WEBELOS as we earn our arrow,
Soon we are Boy Scouts and we are on the run, (singing)

Hey look us over, lend us an ear,
Join us in a song and sing out loud and clear,
That Cub Scout advancement is the way to grow,
Stand back parents, here we go!


Sam Houston Area Council

[Point to each part of the body as you sing. Replace “up in my head” with other words in the last four verses]

I’ve got that Cub Scout spirit up in my head

Up in my head Up in my head

I’ve got that Cub Scout spirit up in my head

Up in my head to stay

Repeat verse above and sing in turn:

Deep in my heart

Down in my feet

All over me

Last Verse

I’ve got that Cub Scout spirit up in my head

Deep in my heart, down in my feet

I’ve got that Cub Scout spirit all over me

All over me to stay.


Sam Houston Area Council

 (Tune: Farmer in the Dell)

We’re glad to see you here,

It gives us joy and cheer.

Sure, it’s true, we say to you,

We’re glad to see you here.



Sam Houston Area Council

 (Tune: Deep in the Heart of Texas)

The fun things in life,

Our family’s delight! (clap hands four times)

That’s why we’re in Cub Scouting.

We do our best,

To pass the test: (clap hands four times)

That’s why we’re in Cub Scouting.

Just me and my son,

Work, plan and have fun, (clap hands four times)

That’s why we’re in Cub Scouting.

We think our pack’s great,

We keep it first-rate, (clap hands four times)

That’s why we’re in Cub Scouting!

Home In Our Pack

Southern NJ Council

(Tune:  Home On The Range)

Oh, here is our home

Where the Webelos roam,

And the Tigers and Bobcats all play.

The Bears on the prowl

Make the Wolves give a howl,

And our leaders all work for no pay.

Home, home in our Pack

We are earning the ranks that we lack.

Akela, we hear,

Has planned a great year

And we’re happy to welcome you back.


Southern NJ Council

Tune: Coca Cola's I'd Like to Teach the World  to Sing
or Auld Lang Syne

I love to hear the word Hello,

Wherever I may go.

It's full of friendship

And good cheer

And warms the heart up so.

Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello,

Hello, Hello, Hello.

When e'er we meet

Like friends let's greet

Each other with Hello.

Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello,

Hello, Hello, Hello.

When e'er we meet

Like friends let's greet

Each other with Hello.


(Tune: When Johnny Comes Marching Home)

The Cub Scout Fair has come to town,

Hurrah, hurrah,

With Cub Scouts here to laugh and clown,

Hurrah, hurrah.

Each Den will do a special trick

And lots of games, just take your pick

Oh, we’ll all be glad ‘cause

The Cub Scout Fair came to town.


Heart of America Council

Cubs will probably not want to sing all eight verses so choose a few to try this.

There is a midi file at


Make new friends,
but keep the old.
One is silver,
the other is gold.


Silver is precious,
Gold is too.
I am precious,
and so are you.


A circle is round,
it has no end.
That's how long,
I will be your friend.


You help me,
and I'll help you
and together
we will see it through.


A fire burns bright,
it warms the heart.
We've been friends,
from the very start.


The sky is blue
The Earth is green
I can help
to keep it clean


You have one hand,
I have the other.
Put them together,
We have each other.


Across the land
Across the sea
Friends forever
We will always be


Heart of America Council

(Tune: Clementine)

I love Scouting, I live Scouting

I enjoy having fun.

You should also be in Scouting

Come and join us everyone.


Heart of America Council

(Tune: Auld Lang Syne)

I love to hear that word “hello”

Wherever I may go.

It’s full of friendship and good cheer,

And warms the heart up so.

Hello, hello, hello, hello

Hello, Hello, hello;

Where e’er we meet

Like friends let’s greet

Each other with “hello.”


Heart of America Council

(Tune: Jimmy Crack Corn)

I am playing with my friend.

Fun like this should never end.

We’re bouncing balls and climbing trees

And running races in the breeze.


Toe the mark and then shout, “Go!”

Our four feet are never slow.

Down the walk we run with glee


It Isn’t Any Trouble

Southern NJ Council

Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic

It isn’t any trouble just to S-M-I-L-E

It isn’t any trouble just to S-M-I-L-E

There isn’t any trouble

They would vanish like a bubble,

If you only take the trouble

Just to S-M-I-L-E

Chorus -

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!

Just to S-M-I-L-E

(Substitue word from verse each time)

Additional Verses:

  1. L-A-U-G-H
  2. G-R-I-N grin
  3. Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha

Do Your Best

Southern NJ Council

Tune: Are You Sleeping

When you do your best

When you do your best

You’ll feel great

You’ll feel great

Make and do for others

Make and do for others

Spread good cheer

Spread good cheer

There’s No Business Like Cub Business

Circle 10 Council

Tune: There’s No Business Like Show Business

There’s no Cub Scouts like our Cub Scouts,
‘Cause our pack is the best!
Everything we’re doing shows we’re eager,
Working on the skits and games and songs,
Planning with our leader to have you,
Look us over!
We're having fun!
There’s no Cub Scouts like our Cub Scouts.
We smile each time we meet!
Even when we’re nervous we will do our best,
And we hope our families will do the rest!
So you see in Cub Scouts we have passed the test!
Let’s go, on with our show!

Be Kind To Your Scouting Friends

Southern NJ Council

Tune: Stars and Stripes Forever

Be kind to your Scouting friends,
That's a pledge from one Scout to another.
Be kind to your leaders today,
'Cause for helping they don't get any pay.
Be kind to your neighbors and friends,
'Cause by caring you follow Scouting's letter.
Scouting and friendship are grand,
And as we grow, the world will know,
We've made things better.



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