Volume 5 Issue 5
December 1998

Pinewood Derby Opening
Santa Clara Council

Have Cubs with each letter on posterboard with their part written on back
P A Pinewood Derby is fun for all,
But the whole family must answer the call.
I I will enter the competition real soon
To win or lose or whatever my doom.
N Neatly I painted my car with dad's expert help,
But please let me run it all by myself.
E Excitement runs all though the night,
No matter who wins, it will be alright.
W We would all like to come in first,
But if not, our bubble wouldn't burst.
O On with the races, don't hesitate,
For this Pinewood Derby can't wait.
O Open the gates, down the track; then we can rest.
For, being Cub Scouts, we've done our best.
D Don't mind tonight, where your car places;
Cub Scouting will help you through all life's races.

Pinewood Derby Opening

Santa Clara Council

Cubmaster: If you take a moment tonight to contemplate these cars, you will realize that an awful lot of painstaking work went into each one. There is much creativity and ingenuity represented here. I don't know, but I imagine that each car was designed to be the fastest. Of course, not all cars will win. As we begin our pack meeting, keep in mind that in Cub Scouting, as in life, the victors are those who put forth earnest effort. As a great marathon runner from Kenya, a country in Africa, once said "To win is to finish. To finish is to win." Please join me in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Many Sides

Santa Clara Council

Den Leader: We will try to show you the many sides to little boys we proudly call son, but remember, these are all one boy.
1st Cub: I'm the one who lives in his dreams, always off on a cloud, at least that's how it seems!
2nd Cub: I'm the one all full of dirt, so very sure that soap and water will hurt.
3rd Cub: I'm the show-off and athlete; I just can't stand to get beat.
4th Cub: I'm the pouter, sensitive and shy, but I try to make people think I'm a real tough guy.
5th Cub: I'm the angel, neat and obedient. Mom wouldn't trade a day with me for all the money in the mint.
6th Cub: I'm the Cub Scout, the one we boys like best. That's 'cause I'm different from the rest. So everyone, please join us as we say the Promise we try to live by every day. (Audience and boys say the Cub Scout Promise)
Den Leader: They're all these boys and even more. There are lots of surprises for you in store. So love them. Protect them, and try to understand. It's a very hard job growing up to be a man.

Repair A Cub Scout

York-Adams Area Council


Hammer with "Do My Best" sign on it
Screwdriver with ""Do My Duty" sign on it
Pliers with "to God and Country" sign on it
Saw with "Help Other People" sign on it
Block plane with "Law of the Pack" sign on it

Setting: Cub Scout is on stage. He is about as scruffy as one can imagine. His shirttails are out, his face is grungy, his hair is a mess, he is slouching, and he has the most forlorn frown on his face.

Other Cub Scouts enter and proceed with the repairs

Cub 1: Wow! This guy's in pretty bad shape. We'd better fix him up. I'll use my "Do My Best" hammer. He "hammers" on the Cub Scout and the Cub tucks in his shirt and begins to stand straight.

Cub 2: Well, that's a start! Let me use this "Do My Duty" screwdriver. [He pretends to "make adjustments" to the lad and the Cub combs his hair and stands a little straighter.

Cub 3: That's getting him somewhere! Here, I'll give these "to God and Country" pliers a try. Again, the Cub gets tweaked a little more and he stands at attention.

Cub 4: Hey, he's just about there! Let me work on him with this "Help Other People" saw. Don't really use it! But as Cub 4 cuts away, the Cub Scout wipes off his face with a wash towel.

Cub 5: By Golly! I think we're about done! Just let me give him a little touchup with this "Law of the Pack" plane. [A little shave here and a little shave there and the Cub Scout responds by changing the frown into a great big smile.

Former Grubby Cub: Gee, thanks, guys! I guess I just needed to get with the program-the Cub Scout program, that is. Let's all stand now and join in saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

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