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CLOSING CEREMONY

THREE IMPORTANT THINGS
(A Closing Thought)
Gulf Coast Council

To the sailor, three things were essential - a compass, a sextant, and a flag to tell which way the wind blew. To Cub Scouts, these three things are important - (show items) a badge, a handbook, and a candle. The badge tells who you are and where you are going' the handbook tells how to get where you are going, and the candle is a symbol of the light of Scouting. It is a light that must be kept burning in the heart of every Scout.

A Closing Ceremony for Fathers
Daniel Webster Council

Personnel: 7 Cubs, 3 Fathers
Equipment: Game, Jackknife, book or pet, fishing pole

1ST Cub: "What shall you give to one small boy? A glamorous game (holds up game), a tinseled toy,"
2nd Cub: "A barlow knife (holds up jackknife), a puzzle pack, a train that runs on curving tracks?"
3rd Cub: "A picture book (holds up book), a real live pet… No, there's plenty of time for such things yet."
4th Cub: "Give him a day of his very own - Just one small boy and his dad alone (looks up at his father)."
5th Cub: "A walk in the woods, a romp in the park, a fishing trip (holds up fishing pole) from dawn to dark."
6th Cub: "Give the gift that only you can - The companionship of his Old Man" (looks up at father and takes hand).
7th Cub: "Games are outgrown, and toys decoy - But he'll never forget if you give him a day." (Takes his father's hand and walks off with all boys).

Cubmaster's Minute

Thanks Janie K. for sending this to me

"I'm throwing these starfish back into the ocean. You see, it's low tide right now and all of these starfish have been washed up onto the shore. If I don't throw them back into the sea, they'll die up here from lack of oxygen."
"I understand," my friend replied, "but there must be thousands of starfish on this beach. You can't possibly get to all of them. There are simply too many. And don't you realize this is probably happening on hundreds of beaches all up and down this coast? Can't you see that you can't possibly make a difference? "The local native smiled, bent down and picked up yet another starfish, and as he threw it back into the sea, he replied, "Made a difference to that one!"

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