Tommy Joins A Cub Scout
Greater St. Louis Area Council
Cubmaster: Tonight, I would like to tell you
a story about a boy named Tommy and how he became a Cub Scout. I
need your help to tell this story. Would you supply a part of the
story by being one of it's characters, when you hear the name of
your character, call out your part.
or Tiger Cubs - "Go Tigers"
"Give a Roar"
Wolfs - "Give a
Bears - "Give a Growl"
"A Scoutin' we will go"
Mother, Father or
Parents - "That's my son"
All Cub Scouts -
"We'll Do Our Best"
Our story begins when Tommy started back to
school after a summer of fun. One day his teacher passed out notes
saying, "Be a Tiger Cub." All first grade boys and
their Parents are invited to come to a meeting to hear about
this Scouting Program.
He went to the meeting with his Mother
and they learned that Tiger Cubs, BSA was a Scouting
program planned especially for boys in the first grade. The lady at
the meeting said the Tiger Cubs was not like Cub
Scouts where the boys worked on advancement, starting as
Bobcats and working to earn their Wolf Badge, moving
on to the Bear Book and earning the Badge and then becoming
Webelos. As Tiger Cubs, they would team with their
Mother or Father to form a Tiger Cub den. The
boys and their adult partners work together on activities called
"Big Ideas": and once a month one of the family teams
would plan a special activity for the whole group.
She said that
their Tiger Cub Den would meet with the Cub Scout Pack
for special events, also would be invited to the Blue and Gold
Banquet and when they moved on to become Cubs, there would be
a special graduation ceremony at the Pack Meeting. Each month, the
Tiger Cub Den did something special and Tommy
and his Mother would do the special things suggested in their
"Family Activity Book." One month the Tiger
Cub Den used the "Discover Nature and Energy" Big
Idea and visited a Veterinarian in the community. At home they fed
the birds and looked at the stars as part of that Big Idea. Each
time they did an activity, he put a Tiger Cub sticker
on his Activity Chart. February came and the Tiger Cub
Den received invitations to the Pack's Blue and Gold Dinner. Each
family in the Tiger Cub Den was invited to be guests
of Den Two and he had a chance to meet the boys in the Den. Joe and
Bill were still Bobcats but had completed the Wolf
requirements and would get their badges at the dinner. Jerry and
George were working on the Bear book; Jim and John would soon
become Webelos. The Den made his family feel very welcome and
Tommy knew that he wanted to be a Cub
As the meeting progressed he watched all of the
Cub Scouts and their Parents go forward to
receive their awards. The Cubs were presented with their
Badges and Arrow Points. One Webelos Scout received his Arrow
of Light. He was so proud. Two boys joined the Pack and received
their Bobcat Badges. Tommy could hardly wait for the
time when he would stand in front of the Pack and become a
After the Blue and Gold, the
Tiger Cub Den met each month as usual. The boys talked
about the Blue and Gold, the fun they had, and when they would
become Cub Scouts. They were becoming anxious.
day, when Tommy came home from school, his Mother had
great news for him. Mr. Smith, the Cubmaster, was coming over to
talk to them about his graduation into the Pack. He could hardly eat
When Mr. Smith arrived, he talked to both of his
folks about Cub Scouts and how the Parents of the boys
in the Pack were the leaders. He said, that when Tommy became
a Cub Scout the Pack would count on them for support,
too. His Mother said that she had enjoyed working with the
Tiger Cubs and that she looked forward to Cub
Scouts. His Dad said that Scouting had become a part
of the family and that he would be glad to help, too.
the Big Day came, the Tiger Cub Den stood before the
Pack, each boy was welcomed with his family to Cub
Scouting and at last Tommy was a Cub
Scout. He was ready to venture forward on the next step in
his Scouting Adventure.
Moaners and Groaners
Indian Nations Council
Divide the audience into two groups, Moaners and
Groaners, have them practice sounds appropriate to their names. Then
ask them to sound off when they hear their word as you read this
Moaner and Groaner were two little
Who spent all their time with outrageous boasts.
Moaner told Groaner a tale that was tall,
Groaner would not let
that faze him at all.
For whatever Moaner said, Groaner said
And that made Moaner so mad he went through the
Left Groaner alone, and did he feel sorry?
He cried till
he died, and thus ends my story of
Moaner and Groaner, two
Who died of an overdose of ghostly
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