Baloo's Bugle

February 2009 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 15, Issue 7
March 2008 Theme

Theme: "When I Grow Up"
Webelos: Athlete and Engineer
Tiger Cub


In the Future Opening
Alice, Golden Empire Council

Narrator: Tonight we are going to look forward to 2075, and Cub Scouting is still going strong.  Picture in your mind the amazing changes…

Wolf Cub Scout:  We hold our den meetings by computer and video phone.

Bear Cub Scout:  My family took a weekend trip on the new Space Shuttle – can I count it as a “camping trip”?

Webelos Scout:  Last month, my family took me to the moon to work on my Geology Activity pin.

Wolf Cub Scout:  I’ve almost got my solar powered model car done – when is the derby?

Bear Cub Scout:  My den’s next field trip is to the rocket port to see the return of the first men to orbit Venus.

Webelos Scout:  To complete my Arrow of Light, I have to finish the Citizen of the Earth Award.

Narrator:  Anything is possible.  Who knows what the world will be like when these boys Grow Up?  So join us now as we explore what a scout can be “When I Grow Up”

When I Grow Up 2
Pacific Skyline

Cast: Narrator, 4 Cubs in costumes appropriate for the part.

Narrator: "Some of our Scouts have some thoughts about the future and how they might be able to do something positive.

Cub #1:     "When I grow up I would like to use my creativity to invent a cure for diseases and help people everywhere become more healthy.

Cub #2:     "When I grow up I would like to help people from all over develop an understanding of each other so that everyone, old and young; rich and poor, men and women, and east and west will work together.

Cub #3:     "When I grow up I would like to use my self discipline to contribute to my community, strengthen my family and grow personally."

Cub #4:     "When I grow up I would like to help people learn to grow crops that will feed more people but use less space to do it"

Narrator: These boys: and the other Cub Scouts here tonight will be the scientists, leaders and trailblazers of tomorrow. I think our future is in good hands.

When I Grow Up Opening
Alice, Golden Empire Council

Gather as many different hats or “costumes” as you can – hard hats, military helmet or hat, baseball cap, football helmet, artist beret, stethoscope, laboratory coat, plumbers pipe wrench, train engineer's or conductor's hat, rancher’s western hat, mailman’s pouch, etc.  Individual scouts come out wearing the item for an occupation, then read a description. (Just use what you have and adjust the dialogue)

The last boy comes out wearing an adult Boy Scout uniform and carrying a whistle.

Narrator:  This month, we have been learning about lots of different jobs – some people wear special hats or clothes in their job.  Others use special tools or equipment. 

Cub #1:     (Wearing farmer’s or rancher’s hat) When I grow up, I could be a farmer – and grow food to feed people and animals.

Cub #2:     (Wearing a hard hat)  When I grow up, I could build houses or bridges or roads or dams.

Cub #3:     (Wearing a baseball hat)  When I grow up, I could be a baseball player!

Cub #4:     (Wearing a helmet or military hat)  When I grow up, I could join the (Army, Navy, Marines)

Cub #5:     (Carrying a stethoscope)  When I grow up, I could be a doctor or nurse or EMT.

     (Last Cub)  Hey, I could even grow up to be a Cubmaster!

Narrator:  But whatever each of these boys grows up to be, they will remember one thing they have learned as Cub Scouts – to honor the Flag.  (Introduce the Flag Ceremony or ask audience to join in the Pledge)

The Astronaut Opening
Sam Houston Area Council

Setting – 5 Cub Scouts holding pictures of airplanes from different eras, rocket ships, space flights, etc… with the associated verse on the back in LARGE print for reference.

Scene – Cub Scouts in a line next to the flag

Cub #1:     Air transportation has come a long way over the years. Form the flight of the Wright brothers to man landing on the moon.

Cub #2:     American astronauts have taken part at different times in the implanting of the American flag on the surface of the moon.

Cub #3:     Of the 57 living astronauts, 44 were Scouts.

Cub #4:     Of the hundreds and hundreds of flags in the world, the American flag was the first one on the moon.

Cub #5:     Let us stand and say the Pledge of Allegiance in honor of those who have made great strides in air transportation.

Building America
Oregon Trail Council

Materials: U.S. flag on wooden pole with eagle on top

Cub #1:     A woodworker made this flag pole.

Cub #2:     An artist made the eagle on its top.

Cub #3:     A seamstress sewed the flag.

Cub #4:     Citizens give it meaning.

Cub #5:     Please join us in the Pledge of Allegiance to our flag.

Light of Scouting
Catalina Council

Personnel: Narrator, four adult leaders

Equipment: Four large candles and muffin cups, enough 2 - 3" birthday candles for each adult in audience to have one; flashlight.

Setting: All lights are out. All leaders stand behind the narrator.

Narrator: To a Cub Scout it looks so very black, when there is no leader, no den, no pack.

Wait, here is a Leader (first leader lights candle) with a lighted candle. But the job is more than one can handle, he needs Den Leaders and Committee Members, too, because there is so much to do.

Now he has found one (second leader lights candle)

And now another. Here’s a Committee Member (third and fourth leader lights candles and lights the candle of one adult in each den who passes light to next adult) and here’s a member.

Now each to his neighbor, please pass a light. For our Cub Scout, it is now getting light (Narrator pauses while all adults light candles)

Out of the blackness we now have hope, Our Cub Scout no more will grope To find his way along the road that millions like him often strode, To wear the uniform of the blue and gold, The laws of his country and God to uphold. You also can now see your way, too, So if all together we hold our candles high, Cub Scouting will never die.

Allegiance to the Outdoors
Great Salt Lake Council

Set Up: A card with the Outdoor Code printed on it for all people at the meeting would be great

NARRATOR:    We are coming up on the time of the year when we use the outdoors more, whether we are hiking the trails of America or just going to the park. Each of us, as Cub Scouts, owes an allegiance to the outdoors just as we do our flag. Each Cub Scout should know and understand the outdoor code.

Cub #1:     As an American, I will do my best to be clean in my outdoor habits; I will keep my trash and garbage out of America’s waters, fields, woods and roadways.

Cub #2:     Be careful with fire: I will build my fire in a safe place and be sure it is out before I leave.

Cub #3:     Be considerate of the outdoors: I will remember that the use of the outdoors is a privilege I can lose by abuse.

Cub #4:     And be conservation minded: I will learn to practice good conservation of soil, waters, forests, minerals, grasslands, and wildlife and I will urge others to do the same.

Cub #5:     Please join with me in the Pledge of Allegiance.