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Baloo's Bugle

March 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 8
April 2007 Theme

Theme: Cub Cafe
Webelos: Family Membe & Sportsman
Tiger Cub
Activities

CLOSING CEREMONIES

Cub Scout Garden
Russ, Timucua District

A true classic opening or closing ceremony.  One of my very favorites.  Nice adaptation here for recruiting volunteers.  You can use it for this theme or October 2007 is “Down on the Farm” when you will be recruiting leaders for the new year  CD

As a leader reads the narration, six Cub Scouts enter in turn, carrying posters showing peas, lettuce, squash, turnips, carrots, and garden tools.  There are many variations on this that can easily be found  by Googling.

NARRATOR: In order to make many of the recipes in our Cub Café, we may need vegetables from our Cub Scout garden. Here is how to plant a thriving, productive Cub Scout garden that every parent wants his son to grow up in.

First, plant five rows of Peas - preparedness, promptness, perseverance, politeness, and praise.

Then plant five rows of Lettuce - let us be faithful, let us be unselfish, let us be loyal, let us be truthful, let us help one another.

Next to them, plant three rows of Squash - squash impatience, squash criticism, squash indifference.

No garden is complete without Turnips - turn up for pack meetings, turn up with new ideas, turn up with determination.

And of course carrots – we need to care at all times.

And we all need the tools of Cub Scouting, so don't wait to be asked, volunteer! Don't say, "I can't do it!" Do it! And don't wait for someone else - Be first! Without the help of every boy and parent in our pack, our Cub Scout garden will turn to weeds and we’ll never be able to make the recipes in our Cub Café. So help us work the soil, pull the weeds, and spread the sunshine so that in the garden of the pack, we can say. We have done our best.

Another presentation means for this ceremony is to have a card with a picture of the vegetable and the word it is representing. This means five cards for Peas, five for lettuce, three squash, …  Then post the cards on a flannel board or other as the words are read.

 

All the Ingredients Closing
Russ, Timucua District

Props:

  • A picture with a boy on one side and a man on the other side. This should be large enough to be seen.
  • Strips of paper with the ingredient words on one side and tape on the other. The ingredient words are: fun, leadership, pride in uniform, citizenship, quality program, well-trained leaders, and support from parents.

Action:

Begin by showing the picture of the boy and say: “It takes all the ingredients of Scouting

List ingredients as you attach them to the picture

Then say, “To turn a boy into a responsible adult.”

Turn the picture around to show the man and
Then say: “Thank you for all your help and continued support.”


Cub Grub Closing
Russ, Timucua District

Equipment: Signs with letters spelling CUB GRUB and dialogue in LARGE print on the back of each sign.

Personnel: 7 Cub Scouts to hold and read signs.

  • C is for character – one of the main ingredients of the Cub Scout recipe.
  • U is for understanding our world and others – the leavening agent that helps boys grow.
  • B is for best – Doing your best to rise to the challenge.
  • G is for games, fun and fellowship – the frosting on our cake.
  • R is for recognition and praise – the final touch of each achievement.
  • U is for uniform – which identifies us as members of the Cub Scout program.
  • B is for boys – who grow into men prepared for tomorrow.

 

What Are Cubs Made Of?
Baltimore Area Council

This could be done as shown by a Den or simply read as a Cubmaster’s Minute closing.  CD

  • Cub Scouts are made of all of these,
    Scarves of gold, patches on sleeves,
  • Trousers of blue and well-worn knees,
    That’s what Cub Scouts are made of.
  • They’re partly Indians, of fringe and feather,
    And beads and buttons and bits of leather,
  • With war-paint and freckles mixed together,
    That’s what Cub Scouts are made of.
  • They’re made of a promise, a pledge and a prayer
    Of hands that are willing, of hearts that play fair,
  • With something inside them that God put there,
    And that’s what Cub Scouts are made of.

 

Recipe for a Wonderful Day
Baltimore Area Council

This can easily be an opening or a closing.  It can be done with as few as 5 Cubs or as many as 10.  CD

Personnel: 8 Cubs

Equipment: Large pot, TV tray table, Large Spoon, Measuring spoons, Saltshaker, Spice box and 2 small bowls or Jell-o molds.

Props for the Ingredients

  • 1 cup Friendly Words - (torn up newspaper),
  • 2 Heaping cups Understanding - (torn up yellow paper)
  • 2 cups Milk of Human Kindness  -(torn up white paper),
  • 2 heaping tablespoons Time and Patience - (salt in jar labeled Time & Patience),
  • 1 Dash Gentle Humor - (Salt shaker labeled Humor),
  • 1 Pinch Spice of Life (Spice box labeled Spice of Life),
  • 1 Drop Warm Personality - (Small bottle labeled Warm Personality)
  • We are going to make a wonderful day. Start with 1 cup Friendly Words. Measure words carefully. (Put torn up newspaper in pot
  • Add 2 Heaping cups Understanding (Put in torn up yellow paper)
  • Add 2 cups Milk of Human Kindness. (Put in torn up white paper)
  • Add 2 heaping tablespoons Time and Patience. Stir together to make a smooth paste. (Shake Time & Patience container over pot and stir)
  • (Move pot to front edge of table and motion as if turning temperature knob.) Keep temperature low so it will never boil over.
  • Stir in a Dash of Gentle Humor and cook with gas on the front burner. (Shake Humor container over pot and stir)
  • Season a drop of warm personality and a pinch of spice of life. (Pour in Warm Personality)
  • (Shake Spice of Life box over pot and stir)
  • Serve in individual molds. (Spoon mixture into molds or small bowls)
  • Works best with a good mixer.

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