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Baloo's Bugle

June 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 11
July 2006 Theme

Theme: Red, White and Baloo
Webelos: Aquanaut & Geologist
Tiger Cub


Joey’s First Parade
St. Louis Area Council

Divide audience in five groups and assign each a word and a response they are to say every time they hear their word.  Practice as you make assignments.

March -    Stomp, stomp, stomp your feet!

Clown -                           Laugh out loud!

Parade -                                     Hooray!

Dog -                                    Argh, Argh!

Legs -                                     Sooo Tall!

Joey awoke and looked at the calendar. Yep, today was the Fourth of July and Joey was excited. Today, he would March in his very first Parade.  There would be floats and bands to celebrate America's Independence Day. As Joey arrived downtown, he could see everyone lining up for the Parade.  He finally found his group and the Cubmaster.

The Cubmaster said, "Hi Joey! Are you excited and ready to March in the Parade?"

"I sure am!" said Joey. Suddenly Joey hears a loud whistle and the Parade was on its way.  Joey stood as tall as he could, proud to be a Cub Scout. There were so many people

along the streets as they Marched. Up ahead of him he could hear the laughter of people and he longed to know what was so funny. Joey moved toward the front of his group and stretched to see. Then without warning there was in front of him, two Legs.  That's all he saw, was two Legs.  The crowd was laughing and they became louder as Joey followed the Legs up into the air. High up on the tallest Legs he had ever seen was a Clown.  Wow! The Clown leaned over and patted Joey on the head.  What a terrific trick and what long Legs!  The Clown was holding on to a leash in his hand. Joey looked down to see what he and he saw the smallest Dog he had eve r seen barking up at him.  That's what is so funny and Joey began to laugh. The tallest Clown in the world was taking the smallest Dog in the world for a walk in the Parade!  As he ran to join his group, Joey watched the CLOWN and DOG to the end of the PARADE.

That night Joey's dad tucked him into bed. Dad asked how his day had been. Did he have a great time in the PARADE?

"Oh, it was great, Dad!" Joey said "and I know exactly what I want to be when I grow up."

"Really, what is that Joey?" Dad asked.

"I want to be a CLOWN " Joey exclaimed.

"Goodnight Dad."

Dad chuckled as he turned off the lights. "Goodnight Joey".


Where Is Your Home?
Baltimore Area Council

Divide the audience into two groups to respond to the following words. You may want to have them sing the words:

HOME:                        “Home, home on the range”

UNITED STATES:           “This Land is your Land”

Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like HOME,
No matter where in the UNITED STATES you may roam.
You may travel all over the UNITED STATES,
But your own HOME state with you always rates.
Some choose to roam while others stay,
Always in their HOME till their dying day.
No matter in what part of the UNITED STATES your HOME state may be,
There’s one thing everyone says, you see,
And everybody, I’m sure, will remember that...
HOME is where you hang your hat!


Heritage Lost
Baltimore Area Council

Narrator: - Our American Heritage is filled with heroes. Everyone here has heard of Paul Revere and. the story of his heroic ride to warn the people of Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts about the approach of the British army. His famous ride took place during the revolutionary war, on April 18,1775. Paul was able to make his ride because he was signaled by a sentry, who watched for soldiers from the tower of the Old North Church in Boston, Paul and the sentry worked out a simple set of signals: the sentry would light lanterns... one lantern if the soldiers were approaching by land and two lanterns if they were arriving by sea. Paul, mounted on his horse would be watching for the signal, and ready to ride and warn the people of Lexington and Concord to be ready for the soldiers when they arrived.

Have you ever thought what a hard time Paul and his sentry would have had today. Just think of all the ways those British soldiers could come! Let’s rewrite a little American history and you can help me and you’ll see just how confusing it would be today. I want you to stomp the floor with your feet when I say the following words:

Stomp once ever time I say the word LAND

Stomp twice when I say SEA

Stomp three times for AIRPLANE.

Stomp four times for TRAIN 

Stomp five times for SUBMARINE.

Stomp six times for ROCKET

Now we are ready to take another look at history! In a steeple of the old North Church in Boston, a sentry looked out over the SEA. His eyes strained as he looked across the LAND. All was very still. It was late at night. Next to him was a lantern. He took a sheet of paper that a Boston citizen had given him from his pocket. It read, “Signal with you lantern when you see the British army approaching... The signals are: 1 if by LAND, 2 if by SEA, 3 if by AIRPLANE, 4 if by TRAIN, 5 if by SUBMARINE, and 6 if by ROCKET.”

After reading it, the sentry began to put it in his pocket, just as a gust of wind blew the paper out of his hand. Out across the LAND and into the SEA it went. The sentry thought. I’m sure I can remember it. Just then he saw a SUBMARINE surface a short distance from the LAND. He grabbed his lantern to wave it 4 times. “Oh, No!” he thought, “4 times is for ROCKET, or is it for LAND?”   “No it’s 1 for LAND, so it must be 2 for SUBMARINE, no, 2 is for AIRPLANE. It must be 3”. As he started to raise his lantern, he remembered that 2 was for SEA, not AIRPLANE. “Oh, dear, what is SUBMARINE? Let’s see SUBMARINE comes after TRAIN, but what’s ROCKET? Oh, now I remember:  ROCKET is 6 and TRAIN is 4 so SUBMARINE must be 5.”

While the sentry was trying to remember his signals, the British SUBMARINE has loaded its passengers into launches and hundreds of British soldiers were now on LAND. “Oh, my,” thought the sentry, “they are not in a SUBMARINE anymore, they are on LAND. I’ll have to signal that.” But he couldn’t t remember what the signal was for LAND. He desperately tried to remember. “I remember ROCKET and TRAIN. That leaves SEA, AIRPLANE and LAND. Oh, now which is it?”  He sat there hopelessly confused.  He just couldn’t remember any signals.  He couldn’t unscramble ROCKET’ AIRPLANE, LAND, SUBMARINE, SEA, and TRAIN.  The British marched into Lexington and Concord and since all the people were sound asleep the soldiers had no trouble in capturing them.

The only person they met was a man sitting on a horse.  Who he was or why he was there, no one seemed to know.


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