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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


Be sure to sing some rousing Patriotic Songs at your gatherings this month!!!  CD

Sam Houston Area Council

My country, ‘tis of thee
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims’ pride,
From ev’ry mountain side,
Let freedom ring.

My native country, thee,
Land of the noble free,
Thy name I love;
I love they rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills,
My heart with rapture thrills,
Like that above.

Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees,
Sweet freedom’s song;
Let mortal tongues awake,
Let all that breathe partake,
Let rocks their silence break,
The sound prolong.

Our father’s God, to Thee,
Author of Liberty,
To Thee we sing;
Long may our land be bright,
With Freedom’s Holy light,
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God, our King.


Sam Houston Area Council

O, beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountains majesties,
Above the fruited plain.
America!  America!
God shed His Grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood,

O, beautiful for pilgrim feet,
Whose stern, impassioned stress,
A thoroughfare for freedom beat,
Across the wilderness!
America!  America!
God mend thine every flow,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O, beautiful for heroes proved,
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life!
America!  America!
May God the gold refine,
Till all success be nobleness,
And every gain divine!

O, beautiful for patriot dream,
That sees beyond the years, 
Thine alabaster cities gleam,
Undimmed by human tears,
America!  America!
God shed His Grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood,
From sea to shining sea.


You're A Grand Old Flag
Alapaha Area Council
Music and lyrics by George M. Cohan

You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.

Every heart beats true
'neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there's never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.


Yankee Doodle
Alapaha Area Council

Yankee Doodle went to town
A-riding on a pony
Stuck a feather in his hat
And called it macaroni.


Yankee Doodle, keep it up
Yankee Doodle dandy
Mind the music and the step
And with the girls be handy.

Father and I went down to camp
Along with Captain Gooding
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding.


There was Captain Washington
Upon a slapping stallion
A-giving orders to his men
I guess there was a million.



This Land Is Your Land
Baltimore Area Council


This land is your land,
This land is my land,
From California,
To the New York Island,
From the Red Wood Forest,
To the Gulf Stream waters,
This land was made for you and me.

As I went walking that ribbon of highway,
I saw above me that endless skyway,
I saw below me that golden valley,
This land was made for you and me.


I roamed and rambled,
and I followed my footsteps,
To the sparkling sands of her diamond desert,
All around me a voice was sounding,
This land was made for you and me.


When the sun came shining,
then I was strolling,
And the wheat fields waving,
and the dust clouds rolling,
A voice was chanting as the fog was lifting,
This land was made for you and me.


The Cub Scout Pack
St. Louis Area Council
Tune: “You're a Grand Old Flag"

We're a Cub Scout Pack, we’re a highflying pack;
Down the trail of Akela we go,
From Wolf to Bear to Webelos,
As into good Cub Scouts we grow.
Every Cub is true to the gold and the blue,
And he never forgets the fact
That all the fun a boy could want
He can find in a Cub Scout Pack.


Trusty Tommy
(or The Scout Law)
Baltimore Area Council
Tune - Yankee Doodle

TRUSTY Tommy was a Scout,
LOYAL to his mother,
HELPFUL to the folks about, and
FRIENDLY to his brother,

COURTEOUS to a girl he knew,
KIND to his rabbit,
OBEDIENT to his father, and
CHEERFUL in his habits,

THRIFTY saving for a need,
BRAVE and not a faker,
CLEAN in thought and word and deed, and
REVERENT to his maker.


America’s for You and Me
Baltimore Area Council
Tune: Clementine

Once a year, we have a party
A celebration for the states.
In honor of our country’s freedom
And lady Liberty in bay.

We shoot fireworks, sing “Happy Birthday”
Celebrate the whole night long.
For we’re proud to be Americans.
Yes, America’s for you and me.


I Love America
Baltimore Area Council
Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic

I love this great America,
The land that God has blessed,
Where the hope that stirs the hearts of men
will never be suppressed.
Through the flame of faith came forth a
nation choice above the rest,
This great America!

Chorus: Glory to the land of freedom,
Glory to the land of freedom,
Glory to the land of freedom,
I love America.

I love this great America, the land of liberty.
For I know the price of freedom countless
others paid for me.
Do we hear their call to carry on and serve
as valiantly?
This great America!


Celebrate July
Baltimore Area Council
Tune: Little Tommy Tinker

Lets plan a picnic now,
To celebrate July,
With lots of good hotdogs
Yum, Yum!
There’s plenty to go around.


Baltimore Area Council

Choose a familiar tune and change the words to fit your need.

Example #l:

Row, row, row your boat              Hike, hike, hike along
Gently down the stream.                   Hike along all day.
Merrily, merrily, merrily              Hiking, hiking, hiking
Life is but a dream.           We're hiking ___ miles today.

Example #2:

Row, row, row your boat           Blue, blue, blue and gold
gently down the stream.            blue and gold all the way.
Merrily, merrily, merrily,      Happy Birthday Cub Scouts.
Life is but a dream.                           It's our special day.

Example #3:

There was a farmer had a dog,
                                    There was a boy who had a den,
And Bingo was his name, oh!
                                        And Scout was his name, oh!

B-I-N-G-O!                             S-C-O-U-T!
B-I-N-G-O!                             S-C-O-U-T!
B-I-N-G-O!                             S-C-O-U-T!

And Bingo was his name, oh!
                                        And Scout was his name, oh!
(Repeat 5 times dropping           (Repeat 5 times dropping
one letter each time)                         one letter each time)

Example #4:

The farmer in the dell.                  The family is the pack.
The farmer in the dell.                  The family is the pack.
Hi-ho the derry-o,                               Hi-ho the derry-o,
The farmer in the dell.                  The family is the pack.

The farmer takes a wife…             The family has a boy…

The wife takes a child…            The boy chooses a Den…

The child takes a nurse…          The Den has a new Cub…

The nurse takes a dog…         The Cub becomes a Tiger…

The nurse takes a dog…        The Tiger earns his Bobcat…

The dog takes a cat…        The Bobcat joins the Wolves…

The cat takes a rat…           The Wolf grows into a Bear…

The rat takes the cheese… The Bear becomes a Webelos…

The cheese stands alone… The Webelos bridges to Scout...

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