Baloo's Bugle

December 2007 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 14, Issue 5
January 2008 Theme

Theme: Cub Scout Car Show
Webelos: Fitness & Scientist
Tiger Cub Requirement 3


Pinewood Derby Conclusion
Great Salt Lake Council

Cubmaster:  At the conclusion of our Pinewood Derby, I would like to say that we were all winners here tonight. 

  • Dad has more respect for his son whether he was a humble winner or a graceful loser. 
  • Mom was proud of her son whether she gave him a hug of congratulations or comfort.
  • The boys gained a better knowledge of competition; how to win, how to lose, how to be happy for a friend, who is taking home the trophy he himself wanted so badly.  Cub 4:  The leaders, in the pride they felt knowing that each of their boys had done their best. 
  • Building the car helped bring dad and son closer together. 

Cubmaster:  Yes, there are only winners here tonight.  Thank you all for helping to make the pack go and the Cub Scouts grow.  Good night and congratulations to all of us winners.

Car Fun
Grand Teton Council

Personnel: Six Cub Scouts

Equipment: Pictures of the vehicles named by the Cubs

Setting: Boys holding pictures as they recite or read lines.

  • I have fun riding in my Dad's convertible on sunny days.
  • It is exciting to go back country in our Jeep (or SUV).
  • Riding in our street rod in a parade is my thing.
  • Taking our camper out for a week in the woods is our family's favorite vacation.
  • Taking the den on a field trip in the minivan lets us watch a movie on the way.
  • As you can see, there are many ways to have fun in cars, just as there are many ways to enjoy Cub Scouting.

We Are All Pinewood Derby Winners
Capital Area Council

Have the winners of the various trophies stand and be recognized one more time. Ask the boys who are not yet standing to come forward and lead the Pack in the Cub Scout Promise or Law of the Pack, as they, too are winners, because they "did their best."

Baltimore Area Council

Equipment: Solid green flag and black-and-white checkered flag

CUB #1: In racing this green flag means go.

CUB #2: And this checkered flag means that the races for today are over. We'd like to lead you in a cheer for all the racers tonight.

CUB #1: Are you ready?... Get setc Cheer! (Wave the green flag for 5 seconds while everyone cheers; then CUB #2 waves the checkered flag for everyone to stop.

Do this a few times and then wave the checkered flag a final time to indicate that the meeting is over.

CM's FINAL WORDS: Good night, everyone.

Travel Closing
Grand Teton Council

Props: Draw appropriate pictures or use models or photographs of the items mentioned.

  • (Train engine) When engineering a project keep on the right track. This way you never will be caught slack.
  • (Covered wagon) The covered wagon served folks well in its day. But don't get in a rut, you won't get far that way.
  • (Automobile) If spinning your wheels causes a terrible rumble, you may not be moving -just sitting there grumbling.

All            Just like the cars in a train
We're joined together as one.
We do our best to help the Pack go
While having Cub Scout fun.

                And when it's time to part
and each take a separate trail,
We'll do our best for God and country.
In that we will not fail.

Patriotic Closing
Capital Area Council

Equipment: A small American Flag for each Cub Scout, cue cards.

Set Up | Eight Cub Scouts in uniform stand in a straight line, each holding an American Flag and their cards

*Note: make sure each Cub rehearses and knows how to pronounce the words properly.

  • I am the symbol of the living America, the badge of its greatness, the emblem of its destiny.
  • I am faith. It is I who keep men mindful of their priceless heritageclife, liberty, and the right to pursue happiness.
  • I am hope. I represent the land of promise where in, already, man's loftiest dreams have approached closer to realization than ever before on this earth.
  • I am life. Each strand and fiber of my being is a memorial, dedicated to the sacrifices of all those strong men and steadfast women who have lived and died in the nation's service, that it might live longer.
  • I am tolerance. So long as I shall wave, all people under my protection may freely worship, think, write and speak, undaunted by the shadow of fear.
  • I am justice, tempered with  mercy. For I am friend to he oppressed and downtrodden of every land.
  • I am a sign of the future. I wave over schools throughout the nation and in them the nation's future is molded.
  • I am the flag of the United Statescthe lastc.the best hope for peace on earth.

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