Volume 6 Issue 1
August 1999


Cub Scouting is Many Things

Simon Kenton Council

This can be used as an opening or a skit. Each of 12 Cubs (or adults) holds a candle, which is lighted as he gives his message. The room lights are turned off.

Cub 1: Cub Scouting Is A Boy, He is somewhere between 7 and 11 years old. He is just an average boy - energetic, inquisitive, noisy and eager to explore the world around him.

Cub 2: Cub Scouting Is Parents Who Love This Boy, and care about him. They want him to grow up to be a well-rounded individual who can live and work in an atmosphere of harmony and cooperation.

Cub 3: Cub Scouting Is A Den Leader, who opens their home and heart to this boy and 5, 6 or 7 others just like him, so they may learn to do things in a group, rather than individually, and learn to share the limelight with others.

Cub 4: Cub Scouting Is A Den Chief, a Boy Scout who works into his busy schedule the time for the younger boy, so he may encourage him to stay on the Scouting trail for many years.

Cub 5: Cub Scouting Is A Cubmaster, who gives of his spare time, and sometimes much more, to provide a program that will bring Cub Scouting to this boy.

Cub 6: Cub Scouting Is A Committee, made up of interested parents who back up the Cubmaster and who serve willingly to carry out pack goals.

Cub 7: Cub Scouting is a Nationwide organization a little brother to Boy Scouting, provided by the Boy Scouts of America for the 7, 8, 9 and 10 year old.

Cub 8: Cub Scouting Is Fun, for the boy, his parents and his leaders.

Cub 9: Cub Scouting is Fellowship, with the boy in your class at school, your neighbor and other people you might never meet, except through Cub Scouting.

Cub 10: Cub Scouting Is Citizenship, teaching the young boy respect for God and country. He learns his moral obligation to himself and his fellow man.

Cub 11: Cub Scouting Is A Challenge, to all who become involved - a challenge to live up to high ideals, bring forth creative ideas, express yourself. It is also a challenge to learn to accept the ideas of others who may not agree with you and learn to compromise and work out differences.

Cub 12: Cub Scouting Is Achieving, by boys and parents, as they work together in advancement in the boy's book. Leaders achieve as they carry out the den and pack programs successfully.

Narrator: As you can see, Cub Scouting is many things - each one important and shining forth in its own way. If we keep all these lights burning brightly in our pack, our radiance will be seen by many people. THIS IS CUB SCOUTING! (Pause - the lights on, candles are blown out, and readers exit.)

Making A Cub Scout

Viking Council

(An excellent opening for the induction of new Cub Scouts into the pack)

Characters: Child, Two Leaders, Two Parents

Props: You will need a large table for the child to lie on during the "operation."

The "doctor" can carry a large cardboard knife.

Props to be "removed" are tacked to back of table, out of sight.

Those to be "put in" can be placed nearby. (Props are listed where used.)

Narrator: We are about to instruct you in the method of making a Cub Scout. To complete this project, you will need one small eager boy, two interested parents, one patient Den Leader, and one courageous Cubmaster. (Each character enters as his name is spoken. Boy wears uniform under a large loose-fitting shirt and climbs up on the table. Others don surgical masks. As the narrator continues, the operation proceeds, with Cubmaster acting as doctor. Den Leader and parents hand him the things to be put in and take the things removed. When the boy is hidden under a sheet, he removes his shirt.)

Narrator: Cover him with fun and good times (Hold up posters labeled "FUN" and "GOOD TIMES" and cover boy)

We use laughing gas for anesthetic.

(Use a tire pump labeled "Laughing Gas.")

Take out hate and put in Love.

(Hate - lump of paper, so labeled. Love - big paper heart, labeled).

Take out selfishness, put in cooperation. (Sign "I," sign "WE).

Take out idle hands, put in busy fingers. (Idle - empty rubber gloves. Busy - glove full of flour.)

Take out laziness, put in ambition. (Laziness - rag; Ambition - blown up balloon.)

After this pleasant operation, we have a "CUB SCOUT."

(Remove the sheet. Boy, in uniform, stands up and gives the Cub Scout sign.)


Circle 10 Council

Preparation: The following answers and questions can be used in a Cubnac presentation (based on the Johnny Carson "Carnac" routine.) A Cub Scout dresses in a turban and cape and his assistant carries in envelopes with questions inside. After Cubnac holds each envelope to his forehead in order to "telepathically" come up with the answer (it is written on the outside of each envelope), he states the answer out loud, opens the envelope and reads the question. The boys can ham this up as much as they want.

Answer Dances with Wolves

Question What would you call a den leader who square dances with her den?

Answer I Can Bear No More

Question What does a new Webelos Scout say?

Answer Bobcat

Question What would you call Robert Cat if you were a close friend?

Answer Bear, Aaron, and Wells Fargo

Question Name a rank, a Hank, and a bank.

Answer Rankled

Question What happens to patches on your uniform after washing?

Answer Arrow of Light

Question What would you call 20 candles in a straight line?

Answer Tiger Paws

Question What do you call a group of Tiger fathers?

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