Baloo's Bugle

January 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 14, Issue 6
February 2008 Theme

Theme: Chinese New Year
Webelos: Scholar & Engineer
Tiger Cub
Requirement 4

CLOSING CEREMONIES

Lantern Closing

Sam Houston Area Council

CM:            The Festival of Lanterns takes place on the last day of celebrations for the Chinese New Year. There are many legends about how this festival originated. The festivities begin on the 15th day of the New Year, when the first full moon of the New Year also occurs. The festival ushers in the increasing light and warmth of the sun after the winterís cold into the New Year.

Cub # 1:       According to a Chinese tradition, at the start of a New Year, when there is a bright full moon in the sky, the presence of colorful lanterns hung out will make people cheerful.

Cub # 2:       We can be cheerful.

Cub # 3:       As people we can be like those lanterns and give off light.

Cub # 4:       Like the Chinese lanterns, let us be warm and welcoming in our friendships...

Cub # 5:       Let us cheerfully give light...

Cub # 6:       The light of friendliness...

Cub # 7:       The light of kindness...

Cub # 8:       And the light of understanding.

 

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