October 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
November 2008 Theme
Seeds of Kindness
Citizen and Communicator
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATIONS & STORIES
Capital Area Council
Divide audience up into six parts.
Assign each part an action to do and say when their key word is read. Practice
as you assign parts.
Lights: “Blink, blink, blink”
Cub Scout: "Do Your Best"
Helping Other People: "Warm Fuzzy"
Pack: Yell the Pack Number
Old Lady: "No, I Don't Want To Go"
Once upon a time, in a CUB SCOUT PACK a CUB SCOUT was learning
about HELPING OTHER PEOPLE. The CUB SCOUT helped an OLD LADY
across the street. But the OLD LADY did not want the CUB SCOUT
to help her. The OLD LADY did not care that the CUB SCOUT had been
learning about HELPING OTHER PEOPLE or that the CUB SCOUT and his
PACK had set out to do good deeds. The OLD LADY just wanted to get
a TREE. But the CUB SCOUT and his PACK were learning about
HELPING OTHER PEOPLE and really wanted to HELP OTHER PEOPLE and so
the CUB SCOUT helped the OLD LADY across the street. The OLD
LADY thought what kind of a PACK is this?
The OLD LADY just wanted her TREE and pretty LIGHTS. The
CUB SCOUT said, "Nice OLD LADY, my CUB SCOUT PACK and I are
learning about HELPING OTHER PEOPLE. I'll help you get your TREE
and put your pretty LIGHTS on, if you will just let me learn about
HELPING OTHER PEOPLE by getting you across this busy street.” The OLD
LADY sighed and smiled and said "Thank you.”
The King’s Highway
Grand Teton Council
king had a great highway built for the members of his kingdom. After it was
completed, but before it was opened to the public, the king decided to have a
contest. He invited as many as desired to participate. Their challenge was to
see who could travel the highway best. On the day of the contest the people
came. Some of them had fine clothing, fine hairdos, or great food. Some young
men came in their track clothes and ran along the highway. People traveled the
highway all day, but each one, when he arrived at the end, complained to the
king that there was a large pile of rocks and debris left on the road at one
spot, and this got in their way and hindered their travel.
end of the day, a lone traveler crossed the finish line and wearily walked over
to the king. He was tired and dirty, but he addressed the king with great
respect and handed him a bag of gold. He explained, “ I stopped along the way
to clear away a pile of rocks and debris that was blocking the road. This bag
of gold was under it all, and I want you to return it to its rightful owner.”
replied, “ You are the rightful owner.”
traveler replied, “ Oh no, this is not mine. I’ve never known such money.”
yes,” said the king. “ You’ve earned this gold, for you won my contest. He
who travels the road best is he who makes the road smoother for those who will
BROKEN WATER JUG
Great Salt Lake Council
This was a little long for a
Cubmaster's minute but it is a great story. Use it wherever you want. CD
100 years ago a family lived in the St.
George area. Water had to be carried from the creek everyday for the family's
use. Two large pots were suspended across the carriers back on a stout stick.
One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always
delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walk from the stream
to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.
All summer this went on daily, with the
bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water to his house. Of
course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, but the poor cracked
pot was ashamed of its imperfection, and miserable that it was able to
accomplish only half of what it had been made to
Finally it could bear it no longer and said
to the bearer, "I am ashamed of myself, and I want to apologize to you. I have
been able to deliver only half my load because this crack in my side causes
water to leak out all the way back to your house. Because of my flaws, you have
to do all of this work, and you don't get full value from your efforts."
The bearer said to the pot, "Did you notice
that there were flowers only on your side of the path? That's because I have
known about your flaw, and I planted flower seeds, and every day while we walk
back, you've watered them. I have been able to have these beautiful flowers to
enjoy. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty
for us all to look at"
It's the cracks and flaws we each have that
make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding. Take each person for
what they are, and look for the good in them.
BIG TURKEY HUNT
Heart of America Council
Divide audience into seven
parts. Assign each part a word and a response. Instruct them they are to say
the response whenever they hear the word. Practice as you make assignments.
"I love to swim"
Squirrel: Chatter, Chatter
All stand and make their sounds
upon a time, there was a PILGRIM who decided to go out to HUNT for a TURKEY for
his Thanksgiving dinner. As he walked along through the forest, all of a sudden
he met a DUCK.
DUCK,” he said. “Have you seen the TURKEY? I’m on a big HUNT for him.” “No,”
said the DUCK, with a sly wink. So the PILGRIM marched along till all of a
sudden he spied a SQUIRREL playing in the treetops. “Good day, SQUIRREL,” said
the PILGRIM. “Have you seen the TURKEY? I’m on a big HUNT for him.” “No, No!”
said the SQUIRREL, smiling behind his paw.
PILGRIM crossed the brook, he bent down from the bridge when he saw a FISH
swimming near the surface. “Oh, FISH,” said he, “has the TURKEY been down to the
water for a drink today?” “No, not for a long time,” said the FISH, diving deep
to hide his laughter. The poor PILGRIM continued down the shady path and
suddenly came face to face with a big brown BEAR. “Hello, B-BEAR,” he said.
“H-have you s-seen the TURKEY? I’m on a b-big HUNT
him.” “No!” said the BEAR, “I don’t even know what a TURKEY is.” But he gave a
PILGRIM was feeling quite depressed by now, for he thought that he would never
find the TURKEY. Finally he saw a BEE buzzing by. “Stop a minute, BEE,” he said.
“You fly just about everywhere; is the TURKEY near? I’m on a big HUNT for him.”
No,” buzzed the BEE, “nowhere around here.” And he flew away, buzzing hard to
hide his chuckles.
PILGRIM saw ahead of him a clump of bushes and small trees. As he neared it,
here suddenly rang out the most deafening noise you ever heard. It was the most
the BEAR, the loudest buzz of the BEE, the biggest bubbles of the FISH, the most
irritable chatter of the SQUIRREL, the squawkiest quack of the DUCK and the
deepest gobble of the TURKEY.... TURKEY had hidden himself in the midst of the
thicket, and all of his friends had gathered together to try to scare the
PILGRIM out of his boots and away from the TURKEY.
joke was on him, for guess what! All the PILGRIM had wanted to do was invite the
TURKEY to help him eat his bountiful harvest Thanksgiving dinner! As the poor
misunderstood PILGRIM let out a very loud yell and took off for home, all heard
him exclaim, ere he hove out of sight, “That’s the last HUNT I’ll go on, so
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