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Baloo's Bugle

May 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 10
June 2006 Theme

Theme: Invent a Reason to Celebrate
Webelos: Traveler and Artist
Tiger Cub


Spark of Genius
Greater St. Louis Area Council
For all the inventions created in June

The following closing ceremony can be done very effectively by a den if the boys practice so they can speak their parts clearly. The lines can be written on a small card to help the boy's memory.

Eight Cub Scouts line up on stage holding large cardboard light bulbs painted yellow, with cardboard rays fastened around the edge or use yellow pipe cleaners for rays.  The light bulbs are made such that when the bottom is folded up and the light bulb is turned over it turns into a rising sun.

  • Everyone has a spark of genius in them just waiting to be lit.
  • If they’ll jump into things and not just sit.
  • Although we may not go down in history as the genius of our day.
  • We can help others in this world to travel life’s way.
  • By sharing our sparks of genius with others that we know.
  • Thus helping ideas, along the way to grow and glow.
  • Remember the spark of an idea we may share with a friend.
  • Can be added to by others and become a genius idea in the end.

All:          And we can be happy because we helped in our small way, just as we in Den # have each had a part in this thought for the day.

All the Cubs then fold up the bottom of the bulbs as described above and turn them over to make suns and say,

               May you have a good night and an even brighter tomorrow.

Baltimore Area Council

Set Up - Cubs hold up cards with slogans

  • DO YOUR BEST in everything you do on life’s way.
  • ALWAYS BE FRIENDLY to brighten other people’s day.
  • GIVE AWAY YOUR SMILES for ‘tis rewarding indeed.
  • BE PREPARED to help others in their daily need.
  • BE HONEST AND SINCERE towards others you meet.
  • BE LOYAL AND TRUE a most commendable feat.
  • COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS, being thankful each day for life’s opportunities that come your way.
  • Good night to each and every one of you. May these thoughts stay with you your whole life through.

Little bits of Flag information
Great Salt Lake Area Council

The ship RANGER, commanded by John Paul Jones, flew the first Stars and Stripes to be saluted by a foreign country, France, in 1778.

The 49th  star was added to our flag on July 4, 1959 to represent the state of Alaska joining the union and July 4,1960 the 50th  and final star was added to represent the state of Hawaii.

Be sure to add some more flag facts of your own!  Or challenge a den to come up with one for each Scout in the Den to say at closing (or to try and stump the Cubmaster during the meeting.)  CD

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