Volume 5 Issue 10
May 1999


Recognition Ideas
Love-Joy Kit

I got this years ago and have used it to hand out to trainees at the end of CSBLT. Make these up as appreciation gifts. This month, you will find some ceremonies in Baloo's Bugle to thank Unit Leaders.

You will need a plastic sandwich bag to put everything into. This list and all the listed items are put in the bag. Just want to let you know No. 4 is pom-poms that you can buy at craft stores. I dropped two "Warm Fuzzies" into the Love-Joy Kits I made up.


  1. Rubber Band - To remind you of hugging. For those times you want
    to hold the world or someone close.
  2. Candy Kiss - you know what it is to remind you of. LOVE!!
  3. Kleenex - To dry another's tears, or to dry your own, so you can see the tears of others.
  4. Warm Fuzzies - To bring gentle comfort when the world seems cold.
  5. Recipe - To make when you want to show you care and wish to make something special.
  6. Stationery - To write a long overdue letter to a friend or relative who
    is lonely or ill.
  7. Band-Aid - To remind you of healing, perhaps hurt feelings of your
    own or of others.
  8. Poem - To reassure you of God's Love, or to give away.
    The items are in a sandwich bag for it holds food for the soul and is to be shared with others.

Recipes to put in Love-Joy Kit

Zucchini Bread

3 eggs 1/4 t baking powder
2 C sugar 1 t baking soda
1 C vegetable oil 2 t cinnamon
2 C grated zucchini 3 C flour
2 t. vanilla 1 C chopped nuts
1t. salt  

Mix eggs & sugar well. Add oil and mix well. Stir in zucchini & vanilla. Put in dry ingredients (already mixed together) and beat well. Pour into two greased and floured loaf pans. Bake at 325 degrees for one hour (check at 50 minutes).

Barbequed Spareribs
3-4 lbs. Spareribs
1 C. catusp
1/3 C worcestershire sauce
1t. chili powder
1 t. salt
1 1/2 C water

Salt ribs lightly. Place in shallow roasting pan, meaty side up. Roast in very hot oven (450 degrees) for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, combine next six ingredients for the sauce. Bring to a boil and simmer. Pour over ribs and lower oven temp. to 350 degrees. Bake for two hours or til done. Baste ribs with sauce every 15 minutes. If sauce gets too thick, add a little water.


"Grow old with me," the poet says,
But why one should grow old I cannot see.
Age with its aches, grumblings and complaints
Is not for me!

Stay young with me is what he should have said.
Stay young inside, be vigorous and bold.
Forget your gripes and do not let yourself
Get old.

A twinkling smile will brighten tired, dim eyes,
A laugh, a prayer, a song, the star-lit sky
Each in it's way erases years.
It's worth a try.
So wrinkles, gray hairs, shaky hands and legs
That's what the world outside can see
My wish---You'll stay forever young inside,
Like me.

Margaret Kern

Hiking Cadences

Robert P. Stawicki gave me permission to reprint this from Scouts-L.

We're the boys from 38,
We like scouting cause it's great;
Hear us now as we walk by,
Listen to our cub scout cry;
--sound off-
Bobcat is the first you know,
Wolf, and bear, and then Webelos;
We'll work hard to be boy scouts,
That is why we like to shout;
--sound off--
Now to eagle, that is next,
We strive hard to be the best;
Future leaders in high gear,
Listen to us as we cheer;
-Sound off--

Lorie McGraw put together a collection of cadences also.
I borrowed a bit and changed some and came up with a few more marching cadences for Cub Scouts. Thanks to the Girl Guides!!!

More Scouting Cadences
(adapted from the Girl Scout Cadence page)
Sound off, 1-2,
Sound off, 3-4
Bring it on down 1-2-3-4,

We are Cub Scouts, it is true
We love life and so can you
Fun and learning, service too
Don't have time to feel real blue

Now my friends and now my foes
Don't have time for all your woes
Marching down this old street
Marching down with dancing feet

Cub Scouts teach and Cub Scouts learn
Making campfires that really do burn
Tying knots and lashing trees
Studying those honeybees

Listen boys, now listen well,
Scouting's great, now come and yell,
Scouting's great it takes some time,
We even learn to do some mime.

Scouting's more than popcorn now
Planes and trains and cars, oh wow
History and crafts too
Makes Scouts fun for me and you.

Join with us and have some fun
Learning stuff 'till day is done
Boys you too can be a Scout
Just like us, so come on out.

And More:

I Left My...
Left, left, left right left
I left my wife in Argentina
With 52 kids and a laughing hyena
I thought I was right, right,
Right in my country and whoop-de-doo!

Left, left! I left my wife
(Your left foot comes down on each "left" in the march. At the "whoop-de-do!" you do this little jig so thatyour left foot will come down on the "left" in the next line. )

I had a good home and I left
(that's right)
I had a good home and I left
(that's right)
I left on my own and it served me right,
Left, right left right.
Left, left, to the left, right, left.

I left my wife and forty-two kids
On the verge of starvation with no gingerbread
Would I be right, right, right, right

*There Ain't no Flies on Us

There ain't no flies on us!
There ain't no flies on us!
There may be flies on some of you guys,
But there ain't no flies on us!

Other group will respond with :
Oh yeah??
There ain't no flies on us!
There ain't no flies on us!
There may be flies on some of you guys,
But there ain't no flies on us!

These verses can be changed to make it more difficult, i.e. skunks
on some of you punks

The Slide Show Neckerchief Slides:

Last month I gave a phone number for a free catalog from the US Postal Service. The number is 1-800-STAMP-24. Their web site is wwww.stampsonline.com

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