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

OPENING CEREMONIES

Welcome And Happy New Year

Sam Houston Area Council

Cub # 1:       Welcome to America! - Where there are more than 3 million people that are from China or claim Chinese descent. We’d like to wish a Happy New Year to them.

Cub # 2:       Chinese New Year’s Day this year is on February 7th and the celebration lasts for 15 days.

Cub # 3:       Wow! That’s a long celebration!

Cub # 4:       Let’s all say, “Gung Hay Fat Choy” [Everyone says, “Gung Hay Fat Choy”]. “Gung Hay Fat Choy” means “Best wishes and congratulations. Have a prosperous and good year.”

Cub # 5:       Before our celebration of Chinese New Year this evening begins, please join me in the Pledge of Allegiance.


 

Brotherhood Opening

Utah National Parks Council

        

Preparation:

«  Have U.S. and pack flags posted.

«  Have a boy hold the Chinese flag or picture of the flag or map of China. 

«  Write each boy's part of the poem in LARGE print on a card for him to read his part in turn.

«  When done with the poem, ask the audience to rise and say the Pledge of Allegiance.

Cub # 1:       Last night I watched the sunset
When my day was almost done,
And thought about another boy
Whose day had just begun.

Cub # 2:       I’ll probably never know him,
Since we’re half a world apart.
How different we must be
If my day ends as his day starts.

Cub # 3:       On the far side of the sunshine,
On the other end of day,
Lives a boy who seems a stranger
In a hundred different ways.

Cub # 4:       Still I think we might discover
If we look beneath the skin,
That instead of being strangers,
He and I are more like twins.

Cub # 5:       His skin’s another color,
And he walks another shore.
The flag that he salutes
Is not the flag that I adore.

Cub # 6:       But listen to his heartbeat,
Oh, just listen to his dreams.
You’ll know that deep inside
We aren’t as different as we seem.

Cub # 7:       I think I’ll write a message.
I might send it on the wind.
So when he hears it blowing
He will know he has a friend.

Cub # 8:       I think that I can touch him
If I reach out with my heart.
How different can we be
When we’re just half a day apart?

Cub # 9:       On the far side of the sunshine,
On the other end of day,
Lives a boy who exactly like me
In the most important ways.

Cub # 10:   Yes, I know we will discover
When we look beneath the skin,
That instead of being strangers,
He and I are really twins!

 

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