February 2009 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
March 2008 Theme
Theme: "When I Grow Up"
Athlete and Engineer
Tiger Cub Activities
Sam Houston Area
My dishes went unwashed today, I
didn’t make the bed.
I took his hand and went with him
to Cub Scouts instead.
That my house was neglected; that
I didn’t sweep the stairs,
In twenty years no one on earth
will know or even care.
But that I helped a curious boy
from childhood to adulthood grow,
In twenty years the whole wide
world will look and see and know.
Thank You For Your
Sam Houston Area
Materials – small
clock (that might be placed in a doll’s house) made into a neckerchief slide OR
mounted on a painted piece of wood or on a sturdy piece of cardstock (write in
marker – thank you so much for your time!).
The time you have spent as a
Be it half a lifetime or just a
Will have its effect in such far
It can never be measured in hours
But we want to say thank you for
doing your part,
For giving your hand and giving
Thanks for the smiles when you’ve
wanted to weep,
For the camping trips, when you
For running and phoning, and
meeting and waiting,
For hiking and swimming and
But thanks more than ever for years
yet to come,
When someone remembers a job that
And memories brighten a young man’s
In some other time and some other space.
some parents with us tonight that have given some extra time this month helping
with ____. Please help me thank them for their time.
(Call forward adults and leaders and present clocks.)
broomsticks, staves, PVC pipes, etc.,
Cub Scout, his parent, and the Cubmaster each holding one stick.
"Our pack program has three
elements, each of which are essential for its success. First, of course is the
boy (Scout brings Stick forward). This stick represents the fine boys in this
pack, but it needs help to stand. (demonstrate that the lone stick falls
(Hold your stick in the air) "This
stick I am holding is the second element (attaches his stick to first stick
with rubber band while speaking). This stick is the Scouting program and
the wonderful leaders who work so hard to keep the program going. But, you see, the program still can't
stand on its own. (Show the two sticks fall down)
"The third stick represents
parents of the boys in our pack (parent brings stick forward). Parents
are critical to making our Scouting program successful (CM attaches third
stick to others). Now, you see, this makes the program strong, so it can
stand on its own. Everyone working together is essential -- nobody can leave
the job to others."
Sam Houston Area
Cubmaster, wearing lab coat or
other appropriate scientist outfit, invites new Bobcat to come forward with his
Have parent hold a beaker while
the Cubmaster adds the “ingredients” of the Bobcat award (Cub Scout Promise,
Law of the Pack, etc, each written on a card and explained as it’s added).
The Cubmaster stirs the mixture,
then takes out the badge and presents it to the parents, who award it to the
He then hands the beaker to the
Scout, stirs it some more, and takes out the parent pin, which he hands to the
Scout to present to his parents.
This same procedure can be
followed for other awards.
Personnel: Cubmaster (CM), Bobcat, Wolf, Bear,
Webelos Badge and Arrow of Light Candidates
Equipment: A large reproduction of each of the five
badges of rank fastened to standards or held by each boy; Webelos badges, Arrow
of Light awards and certificates
CM: The highest rank in Cub Scouting is the
Arrow of Light. You may well ask, “How does a boy reach this high goal?” Well,
let the Cub Scouts speak for themselves. First, a Bobcat, Name .
Bobcat: I am a Bobcat Cub Scout, a new
member of the pack. I have just learned the Cub Scout Promise and the Law of
CM Will the following boys and
their parents come forward. (Cubmaster reads names of boys to receive Bobcat
rank. He than presents badge and certificate to presents the parents with the
badges and certificates.) Lead Cheer. Next, a Wolf, Say his Name .
Wolf: I am a Wolf Cub
Scout. Because I am 8 years-old, I have worked on Cub Scout advancement in the
Wolf book. I had lots of fun in my den and pack and with my whole family as I earned
my Wolf badge.
CM (Cubmaster calls forward the
boys to receive the Wolf rank with their parents and presents the parents with
the badges, arrow points and certificates.) Lead Cheer. Next a Bear, say his Name .
Bear: I am a
Bear Cub Scout. Because I am 9 years old, I have been working on the
advancements in the Bear book with my parents to earn my Bear badge.
CM (Calls forward the boys to
receive the Bear rank with their parents and presents the parents with the
badges and certificates.) Lead Cheer. Beyond Bear, there is the Webelos
badge and the Arrow of Light award, the end of the Cub Scout trail. Tonight we
have Number of candidates, Number for the Webelos Badge and Number for the
Arrow of Light. Name .
1st Year Webelos Scout: I am
reaching the end of the Cub Scout trail and have found that it is not an end at
all, but only a beginning leading onward and upward to the great brotherhood of
Scouting. In earning the Webelos badge requirements, I am ready to learn about
Boy Scout requirements and now understand more about the ideals of Boy
2nd Year Webelos Scout: The Arrow of
Light trail has led me to the beginning of a new adventure. In learning the Boy
Scout requirements, I have found that as a Boy Scout I must continue to do my
CM To the parents of each of
these Webelos Scouts I take great pride in presenting you your son's Webelos
Badge or Arrow of Light award to present to him.
may wear his Webelos Badge on his Webelos Scout uniform. (Oval) The
Webelos Badge is worn centered on the left pocket. (Diamond) The Webelos
badge is centered on the bottom of the pocket to complete the Cub Scout
Arrow of Light is worn centered on the bottom of his left shirt pocket and may
remain there throughout his youth Scouting career (Presents badges.) Lead
Will I Be?
Great Salt Lake
Each of the Cub Scout receiving
an award or recognition will have it placed in a different type of container
that represents a type of person that they could grow up to be.
- A Doctor: First
- A Pilot: Paper
- A Postman: Large
- A Carpenter: Tool
- A Grocery Store Manger: Grocery Sack
- A Landscaper: Pot
- A Pharmacist: Large
- A Teacher: Pencil
- A Truck Driver: Truck
Star Fighter Pilot
Sam Houston Area
Setting – someone dressed as a Star fighter
Pilot from the future and Cubmaster (CM).
CM: What's that noise? Is it a Star fighter
engine? (No response from audience. CM asks audience to make a rocket engine sound.) Yes, I believe that is a Star
fighter rocket engine.
like a Star fighter pilot enters the room. S/he approaches the CM and salutes.)
fighter Pilot reporting to Cub Scout Advancement Ceremony sir. (CM returns salute.)
on the intergalactic radio advises that you have a Cub Scout advancing to the
rank of ____. Is this true? Am I in the right galaxy?
CM: Yes, Star fighter, you are correct. We do
have a Cub Scout of this status. Will ___ and his parent come forward?
Pilot: As a Star
fighter Pilot, there are only a few truly important duties that I am called
upon to perform. One of them is the Cub Scout Advancement Ceremony. Not all
Scouts obtain the rank of ____. Therefore, Mr. & Mrs. ___ it is my proud
duty to present you with the ____ badge for you to bestow upon your son.
CM: (Instructs parents and boy to please be
seated.) Starfighter you would be welcome to stay at our pack meeting.
you sir but I must blast off. Pilot salutes CM and exits the room. (Pilot returns to room.)
could you please assist me in blast off.
CM: Will the audience please assist the Pilot in
starting his rocket engines. (Pilot leaves room again and CM quiets engine sound.)
to Success Advancement Ceremony
Oregon Trail Council
Materials: Various hats and props for the presenters.
Personnel: Cubmaster (CM), Assistant CM (CA),
Committee (MC), Den Leaders (DL) and Webelos Leaders (WL)
CM Our world is
full of many different professions that people do. Much like the many
achievements done by Cub Scouts, people’s professions make the world a more
CA One of the
first jobs many people have is working in a fast-food restaurant. (CA or MC
wears chef’s hat or restaurant uniform.) The first rank that each boy in
Cub Scouting earns is the Bobcat. (Call forward boys and parents and award
Bobcat badge to parents to award to sons.)
Tiger DL A
well-respected profession is being a teacher. (CM opens a book and presents
Tiger Cub badges.)
Wolf DL Building
a future are construction workers. (CA dons hard hat and tool belt and awards
Bear DL Helpful
to good health for all are doctors and medical professionals. (CM wears a white
coat and a stethoscope and awards Bear badges.)
all want examples of how to be active and healthy, and we look to sports
figures. (CA and CM wear a baseball caps and gloves and award Webelos badges.)
the best profession of all? It’s up to you and what is right for each of you,
Cub Scouts. (CM chooses and models a representative profession and awards the
Arrow of Light. You may wish to
solicit ideas from those receiving the Arrow of Light)
for Success Advancement Ceremony
Oregon Trail Council
hat with appropriate rank emblem for each boy
CM Whatever our
boys decide to do in the future, they have already started to prepare by
accomplishing tasks to achieve their next rank in Scouting. Our (Bobcats, Tiger
Cub, Wolf, Bear, Webelos Scouts) have reached their goal tonight.
As the Cubmaster
awards the appropriate badge of rank to each boy and his parents, place a
graduation cap on the boy’s head with his rank emblem on the flat top.
Oregon Trail Council
- One 2' by 3' poster board for 6 hats.
- Brass paper fasteners
- Gold (Yellow) Yarn (for tassels)
one piece of poster board into 6 squares (each measuring 8 inches by 8 inches)
and 6 strips (each measuring 2 feet by 3 1/4 inches).
a series of V-shaped marks in each strip. The V-shaped notch should go about
halfway through the strip.
out the V-shaped notches in the strip.
the strip in half (along the dotted line).
the strip into a circle with the notched part facing into the circle. Adjust
the size to fit the child's head.
the ends to form the hat band.
the hat band to the mortar board (one of the squares).
a tassel by winding yarn around a 6 inch piece of cardboard. Wind the yarn
around the cardboard about 5 or 6 times.
the tassel off the cardboard.
a piece of yarn around one end and tie it securely.
the long end of the tassel.
the tassel to the hat using a brass paper fastener.