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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

THOUGHTFUL ITEMS FOR SCOUTERS

Thanks to Scouter Jim from Bountiful, Utah, who prepares this section of Baloo for us each month.  You can reach him at bobwhitejonz@juno.com or through the link to write Baloo on www.usscouts.org.   CD

Roundtable Prayer
CS Roundtable Planning Guide

We give thanks for our delicious fresh food, which comes from Your Goodness.  Amen.

Melting Pot or Salad Bowl
Scouter Jim

Café means a small restaurant. The meaning of restaurant is, “to restore”, a place for the weary traveler to rest, eat, and travel on.  The inscription of the Statue of Liberty reads:

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me.
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

American is often referred to as a melting pot of cultures.  Is America really a melting pot, or is it more like a salad bowl, a mixture of different peoples and cultures, blended together, each retaining their individual texture and color and complementing the whole.

What is “American Food?”  Is there other than, hamburgers and fries, really an American Cuisine?  As we travel the country from east to west, north to south, what Americans eat changes.  Even in our own communities, what Americans eat changes.  Is Cub Scouting so different?  Our packs are often a blend of cultures, each complementing the others.  Let us appreciate our differences and give thanks for the diversity of our menu. Let us make our Cub Café a place of rest and restoration to weary travelers.


Quotations

Quotations contain the wisdom of the ages, and are a great source of inspiration for Cubmaster’s minutes, material for an advancement ceremony or an insightful addition to a Pack Meeting program cover.

Vegetables are a must on a diet.  I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.  ~Jim Davis, "Garfield"

There is a lot more juice in grapefruit than meets the eye.  ~Author Unknown

Red meat is not bad for you.  Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you!  ~Tommy Smothers

As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices:  take it or leave it.  ~Buddy Hackett

Anybody who believes that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach flunked geography.  ~Robert Byrne

It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.  ~Lewis Grizzard

In Mexico we have a word for sushi: - bait.  ~José Simons

If God had intended us to follow recipes,
He wouldn't have given us grandmothers.  ~Linda Henley

What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?  ~Lin Yutang

You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.  ~Charles Kuralt

Did you ever stop to taste a carrot?  Not just eat it, but taste it?  You can't taste the beauty and energy of the earth in a Twinkie.  ~Astrid Alauda

The story of barbecue is the story of America:  Settlers arrive on great unspoiled continent, discover wondrous riches, set them on fire and eat them.  ~Vince Staten

As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.  ~Joan Gussow

All sorrows are less with bread.  ~Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote

The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again.  ~George Miller

No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.  ~Christopher Morley

The spirit cannot endure the body when overfed, but, if underfed, the body cannot endure the spirit.  ~St Frances de Sales

[Bread baking is] one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony.  It leaves you filled with one of the world's sweetest smells... there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel, that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread.  ~M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating

To the old saying that man built the house but woman made of it a "home" might be added the modern supplement that woman accepted cooking as a chore but man has made of it a recreation.  ~Emily Post

Bread deals with living things, with giving life, with growth, with the seed, the grain that nurtures.  It is not coincidence that we say bread is the staff of life.  ~Lionel Poilane

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.  ~John Gunther

Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first.  ~Josh Billings

If we're not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn't settle for junk food.  ~Sally Edwards


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