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CLOSING CEREMONY

Stop The Presses Closing Ceremony
Trapper Trails Council

Narrator: Stop those presses. Some of the stories we've been hearing for years aren't quite right. Did you know…?

1 - An apple did not fall on Newton's head, he saw one fall from the corner of his eye.

2 - In old England, coins were saved in "pygg" banks which were dishes or jars made from a clay called "pygg". In 1600, a potter started the craze of making them into pig shapes.

3 - French fries are really from Belgium.

4 - Walt Disney started drawing characters with three fingers to save time.

5 - Napoleon started the tradition of buttons on uniforms so soldiers would not wipe their noses on the coat sleeves.

6 - The 4 and 20 black birds baked in a pie was actually a huge pie crust with 24 African musicians hiding inside to surprise a King Charles VII of France in the 1400's.

7 - Mice might eat cheese, but they like peanut butter and fly stuffed celery better.

8 - Elephants are not afraid of mice, which they can't even see or smell.

9 - Antidisestablishmentarianism is not the longest word, it is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

10 - Ostriches don't bury their heads in the sand. They eat rocks to help their digestion.

11 - The British arrested and took Paul Revere's horse before he finished his ride. He had to walk home.

12 - Camels store fat not water in their humps.

Narrator - So stop those presses, we need to make a few changes.

Thank You
Viking Council

Let the Cub Scouts prepare eight large placards, each with a large letter painted on it to match the initial letter of each verse. As each verse is recited by a Cub, the proper lettis is displayed so that at the end of the eight verses, the words "Thank You" are visible to all.

T- stands for teacher, ours bear the test, as a Pack - we promise "We'll do our best".
H - is for helpful, which we try to be as each helps the other in the highest degree.
A - for advantages we all enjoy, we try to be grateful and wisely employ.
N - is for nation whose future depend, on all of us in the pack who want to be friends.
K - is for knowledge we're going to need. We'll work hard to gain it and hope we succeed.
Y - is for youth all over the land. God bless and keep us and steady our hand.
O - for opportunity around everyone. We''ll grasp and hold tightly until we have won.
U - stand for usefulness, we like to serve. We do what we can all praise to deserve.

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