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Baloo's Bugle

October 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 3
November 2005 Theme

Theme: My Family Tree
Webelos: Craftsman & Scientist
  Tiger Cub
Activities

CUBMASTER'S MINUTES

Family Member

Timucua District, North Florida Council

This month we have learned about being part of a family and family history. I challenge you all do “Do Your Best” to be special to someone else.

Do more than belong…participate

Do more than believe…practice

Do more than be fair…be kind

Do more than forgive…forget

Do more than dream…work

Do more than teach…inspire

Do more than live…grow

Do more than be friendly…be a friend

Do more than give…serve

Family Closing

Santa Clara County Council

As I look out upon this audience, I can see many different families. Each family is unique in its interests and activities. But all of you have come together in this Pack to share a very important activity – participating in a program designed to give your son positive growth experiences in his life.

Freedom

Baltimore Area Council

We shouldn’t take our freedom for granted.  Our right of free speech, to worship as we choose, and to enjoy the freedom we have as Americans.  Our freedom is often taken for granted.  There was a time in our history when man could only hope for these freedoms.  And now they have become reality.  Our freedom is a result of courage and sacrifice of thousands of our forefathers.  Let us remember what is cost these men to provide our freedoms today and help our land free for those citizens of tomorrow.

The Fifty Six Men

Baltimore Area Council

As we come to the end of our Pack meeting, I would ask that you stop for a moment and think with me about the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence over 200 years ago. Five were captured or imprisoned in the war that followed. Nine died of wounds or hardships. Twelve lost their homes. Seventeen lost everything they owned. Every one of them was hunted. Most were driven into hiding. They were offered immunity, rewards, the return of their property, or freedom of loved ones if they would give up their cause. That cause was freedom. No one did. Not one man broke his pledge. Because of men like that… men of dedication and purpose… we enjoy living in a free country today.

Cubmaster Minute – Valley Forge

Baltimore Area Council

When we think of Valley Forge, we can’t help but think of the ragged army of George Washington. These men were faced with death from starvation, from freezing, and from the enemy. Each man had a comfortable home somewhere in the colonies. Many had wives and families waiting for them in these homes, and yet they chose to remain at Valley Forge in spite of the almost intolerable conditions that prevailed. Why? Because these pioneers had a cause. The cause was freedom. Their families had been subjected to such stringent laws under British rule that they decided it was better to fight and die if necessary, rather than continue to live under those laws. They chose to put up with deplorable conditions at Valley Forge rather than move back to the comfort of their homes where they would have to accept the loss of freedom. Some day, we too may be faced with such a choice. Remember that the actions of those men at Valley Forge made possible the life that we live today. We must be prepared to do our part if the freedom they gave us is ever threatened.



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