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Baloo's Bugle

October 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 3
November 2006 Theme

Theme: Cubs in Shining Armor
Webelos: Craftsman & Scientist
Tiger Cub
Activities

CUBMASTER'S MINUTES

Knight’s Patrol
From Lord Baden Powell’s “Scouting for Boys”
Heart of America Council

Baden Powell said –

The Knight’s patrol used to stick to him through thick and thin, and all carried out the same idea as their leader … namely:

Their honor was sacred,

They were loyal to God, their King and their country.

They were particularly courteous and polite to all women, children and other people.

They were helpful to everybody.

They gave money and food where it was needed and saved up their money to do so.

They taught themselves the use of arms in order to protect their religion and their country against enemies.

They keep themselves strong and healthy and active to be able to do these things well.

You Cub Scouts cannot do better than follow the example of the Knights.


Cubmaster Closing
Heart of America Council

Tonight we have enjoyed recalling the days of old when brave men went forth doing good deeds. They carried their banners high, proud to show whom they were. Tonight we would like one member from each den to come forward.(Either with the den flag or use the den number on the sleeve. Line the boys in a row in front showing the den number.) Now as we look at the symbol, which stands for our group, let us all stand and sing “God Bless America”

After song, Cubmaster: Let us now go forth and be proud of our Cub Scout uniform and live up to our Cub Scout Law and Promise.

Honesty
Heart of America Council

Honesty – Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting said: “Honesty is a form of honor. An honorable man can be trusted with any amount of money or other valuables with the certainty that he will not steal it.”

When you feel inclined to cheat in order to win a game, just say to yourself, “After all, it is only a game. It won’t kill me if I do lose.” If you keep your head this way you will often find that you win after all. It’s great to win, but if you can’t win, be a good loser.

Stick To It
Heart of America Council

Knights, ladies and gentleman, the postage stamp you see on this envelope had the important job of making sure that this piece of mail was delivered to me. The stamp is small, but in spite of its size, it did the job. Each Knight has a job to do in his Den. Like the postage stamp, it isn’t his size that determines how well he does the job, but rather how well you stick to it. We aren’t all good at all things. Remember the stamp, it did the job in spite of its size by sticking to the envelope. Make you your mind that Knights can do the same thing. DO YOUR BEST…and stick to it until the job is done. This is the quality of Cubs in Shining Armor that makes the Boy Scouts of America and parents very proud.

Good Turn
Heart of America Council

Most of us are happiest when we are doing something for others. Knights feel this way, especially when they do this and are not found out. Chances are that it made you feel pretty good just doing a good turn. When Knights help other regularly, it soon becomes a habit and gets to be a natural thing. Once a Knight establishes this habit, he then learns the real meaning of a good turn. Cubs in Shining Armor will have this habit even when they don’t know it.

Cubmaster’s Minute for Thanksgiving
Sam Houston Area Council

As Americans, we have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.  We live in freedom, most of us have an abundance of food and clothing, and we all have adequate shelter.  We are as blessed as any people in the world, but sometimes we forget that and gripe that we don't have even more.  Let's remember that a lot of the world’s population goes to bed hungry in homes that few Americans would want to live in. 

So, it's good to remind ourselves occasionally that we are lucky, and thank God for our blessings.  That's what Thanksgiving really is, a time to give thanks.  The Pilgrims started it more than 350 years ago when they gathered to thank God for a bountiful harvest. 

Now, Thanksgiving is a time for family gatherings around a groaning table followed by watching football games.  There's nothing wrong with that, but it's important that we don't forget the real meaning of Thanksgiving.  So, when you sit down with your family for Thanksgiving dinner, take time to count your blessings and thank God for them.


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