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Baloo's Bugle

November 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 4
December 2005 Theme

Theme: Faith, Hope and Charity
Webelos: Craftsman & Scientist
  Tiger Cub
Activities

CUBMASTER'S MINUTES

Good Turn - CM Minute

Piedmont Area Council

Most of us are happiest when we are doing something for others. Think for a moment of a time when you were helpful to someone. Chances are, it made you feel pretty good. Of course, we feel best when we do something for others without being found out. When we help others regularly, it soon becomes a habit and to be a natural thing. Once you establish this habit, you will learn the real meaning of the good turn.

Traditions

San Gabriel, Long Beach Area, Verdugo Hills Councils

This was actually listed as an Opening in the Pow Wow Book, but I moved it here.  Your choice CD

Here in America we are many. We come from many lands and with us we bring our heritages. We bring our beliefs and we strengthen America when we hold to those beliefs. Each of our traditions gives us an identity, a belonging. And when we share those traditions, we expand our circle so that soon we all can belong.

Whether we celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwaanza, or none of these, sharing valued traditions and holding true to what they stand for will make America strong.

In Cub Scouts, we are many. We come from all backgrounds and celebrate many traditions. But no matter who we are, we are still part of America and we all strive to “Do Our Best.”

The Rabbi & The Soap Maker (Cubmaster’s Minute)

San Gabriel, Long Beach Area, Verdugo Hills Councils

A Rabbi and a soap maker were walking along and the soap maker questioned the Rabbi by asking, "What good is religion? There's been religion for a long time, but people are still bad to each other." The Rabbi was silent until they saw a boy who was dirty from playing in the street. The Rabbi asked the soap maker, “What good is soap?

We've had soap for many, many years and people still get dirty.” The soap maker protested the comparison and insisted that the soap had to be used in order to keep people clean. "Exactly my point," said the Rabbi. "Religion," he said, "has to be applied in order to do anybody any good."

Why God Made Boys

Baltimore Area Council

God made a world out of his dreams
Of magic mountains, oceans and streams.
Prairies and plains and wooded land;
Then paused and thought,
“I need someone to stand ‘
On top of the mountains, to conquer the seas,
Explore the plains and climb the trees,
Someone to start out small, and grow
Sturdy and strong, like a tree.”
And so He created boys, full of spirit and fun
To explore and conquer, to romp and run,
With dirty faces, banged-up shins,
Flashing eyes, and great wide grins.
When He completed the task He’d begun,
He surely said, “That’s a job well done!”

Lights

Baltimore Area Council

Cubmaster:  This is the season of lights.  It is a time when the days are shorter so the nights are longer, yet somehow things are brighter.  Stores and homes are bright with holiday lights.  Thousands of homes have a single light to show the way for the Christ child, others have candles burning to commemorate the miracle of Hanukkah, and some light candles to honor the heritage of Kwanzaa.  Even the stars in the winter sky seem brighter at this time of year.  But the most important glow is from the spirit of goodwill that WE live with year-round in the Cub Scout Promise and the Law of the Pack.  Before we all leave to get on with our holiday celebrations, let’s stand and repeat the Promise and Law together....

Cubmaster Closing

Baltimore Area Council

Each of us has some traditions that are only practiced by our own families. Let’s remember to enjoy those traditions and our families at this time of year. Remember it is better to give than to get. See if you can find the joy in giving this year!


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