Baloo's Bugle

February Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 14, Issue 7
March 2008 Theme

Theme: Litter to Glitter
Webelos: Engineer & Athlete
Tiger Cub Activities

CLOSING CEREMONIES

Declaration Of Dependence On Nature
Sam Houston Area Council

Personnel: Seven Cubs

Props : Seven Lit candles

Scene: Lower or turn out room lights. Each Cub says his line then blows out a candle.

Ceremony:

  • I am part of nature.
  • I have an effect on everything that lives.
  • I am bound together with all living things in the air, in the land, and in the water.
  • My life depends upon nature, upon its balance, upon its resources and upon the continuity of both.
  • To destroy nature is to destroy myself.
  • As a member of the human race, I am responsible for its survival.
  • I am a part of nature, and I will not destroy it, for if I do, my world will be a darker place.

G-A-R-B-A-G-E Closing
Sam Houston Area Council

Personnel- Seven Cub Scouts each with large cards with the letters G, A, R, B, A, G, E on front and their parts in LARGE print on back.

Scene - Each boy reads the line after the letter

  • G - Great mounds of trash,
  • A - All heaped up high,
  • R - Ruin the beauty of Earth.
  • B - Be aware of recycling.
  • A - All of us count.
  • G - Get started today.
  • E - Earth is ours to care for.

Country Closing
Sam Houston Area Council

Personnel- Five Cub Scouts who have practiced their parts.  Maybe have a leader in back to help them out.

Scene - As each boys says his part, he points, grabs or some how indicates on his body the part he is talking about

  • This is my country. I will use my eyes to see the beauty of this land.
  • I will use my ears to hear its pleasant sounds.
  • I will use my mind to think what I can do to make it more beautiful.
  • I will use my hands to preserve and care for it.
  • And with my heart, I will honor it.

Outdoor Code Closing
Capital Area Council

Ensure everyone has a copy of the Outdoor Code.  Print it in your Pack Show program or get the pocket cards for everyone or create a large poster for the front of the room.  Have the Leader start the pledge, then have pack members read the parts and leader respond with the meaning.

Leader:   As a citizen of the United States,

Pack:      I will do my best to be clean in my outdoor manners.

Leader:   I will treat the outdoors as a heritage to be improved for our greater enjoyment. I will keep trash and garbage out of my country's waters, fields, woods, and roadways.

Pack:      Be careful with fire.

Leader:   I will prevent wildfire. I will build my fire in a safe place and be sure it is out before I leave.

Pack:      Be considerate in the outdoors.

Leader:   I will treat public and private property with respect.  I will remember that use of the outdoors is a privilege I can lose by abuse.

Pack:      Be conservation minded.

Leader:   I will learn how to practice good conservation of soil, water, forests, minerals, grasslands, and wilderness, and I will urge others to do the same.  I will use sportsmanlike methods in my outdoor activities.

Nature And The Good Visitor
Capital Area Council

Comm Ch: Our pack meeting tonight brought us all together to think about nature. We can enjoy the great outdoors but we must think of others who will follow us. Wherever you go in the great wide world of nature, try to be a "good" visitor who will leave the plants and the creatures for others to enjoy after you leave.

  • The only shots I took were snapshots.
  • I tried to walk on pathways to keep off plants.
  • When I see animals or birds, I try to remember that I am a guest in their living place and I don't do anything to them but look at them.
  • The one big thing I always do when I am ready to go home is to look and see that all fires are out in nature's backyard.

Cubmaster: With Cubs and Webelos like you to help keep our friends on the ball, I'm sure that the beauties of nature will be around for years to come. Thanks Cubs, Good night.


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