November 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
December 2008 Theme
Craftsman and Scientist
Scouting is a Candle
Candles - longer tapers, OR small birthday cake candles
Mount each candle on a piece of wood/plywood Ė write in
black marker Ė thank you for shining your light in our pack.
Have Committee Chair read this poem:
Poem could be read before or after
Cubmaster's presentation, your choice
Scouting is a candle
that will light you on your way.
Itís trying on your
honor, and helping every day.
Exploring worlds around
you and looking wider still.
Pitching tents out in
the woods and hiking up a hill.
Music and voices
blended under Godís majestic sky,
Helping those around
you, kindness in great supply.
The meaning in a
moment, in a smile, or in a tear,
Makes you a little
taller with each new Scouting year.
A promise to your God
and to your country, too,
Makes you a part of
your world, and your world a part of you.
Itís something that you
carry wherever you may go,
A secret deep inside
you that only Scouts would know.
But itís the kind of
secret that you want the world to know,
You canít hide all the
happiness; you canít hide all the glow.
A candle glows
together, it shines externally.
Make it shine on everyone, thatís the way
the world should be.
Cubmaster: Tonight we would like to say thank you to some leaders
and parents who have lit up our pack meeting with their helping hands. (Call
adults forward and give them thanks and the memento.)
Materials found in Baloo's Bugle may be used by Scouters for Scouting activities provided that Baloo's Bugle and the original contributors are cited as the source of the material.