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March 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 14, Issue 8
April 2008 Theme

Theme: Abracadabra
Webelos: Sportsman & Family Member
Tiger Cub Activities


The Magic Of Cub Scouting Litany
Sam Houston Area Council

I debated how to list this one – As I did or maybe have the Cubmaster read all the parts and the pack respond with “That’s Magic” or as a Cubmaster’s Minute with no participation.  Choice is yours.  CD

Have audience to respond with “That’s Magic” after each part

  • To take a little boy and help him grow into a man

All           That’s Magic

  • To teach him how to make things and let him know he can.

All           That’s Magic

  • To watch him learn the Cub Scout Promise and apply it in his life.

All           That’s Magic

  • To see him grow in mind and body, overcoming strife.

All           That’s Magic

  • To watch his family beam with pride at everything he’ll do.

All           That’s Magic

  • And to love him even if things don’t go as he wanted them to go.

All           That’s Magic

CM          As his Scouting leaders, we also beam with pride, because we know he’s learning and growing up inside. That’s Cub Scout Magic.

Sam Houston Area Council

Cubmaster: There is a very special kind of magic. This magic will open the coldest heart and win wonderful friends for us.

Cub Scouts come on stage, each one carrying a different sign. Examples are: Please, Thank you, Pardon me,
Excuse me, You’re welcome, How nice you look,
 I admit I made a mistake.

Cubmaster: Simple words, but important words that tell someone else that you are appreciative, courteous and thoughtful. Add kind deeds to the magic of words, and the possibilities are unlimited. A smile happens quickly, but the memory of it lasts a long time.

It’s Up to You
Capital Area Council

Personnel: 5 Cub Scouts

Equipment: None

  • God gave you this day to do just what you would,
    You can throw it away; or do some good.
  • Youcanmakesomeonehappy; or make someone sad
    What have you done with the day that you had?
  • God gave it to you to do just as you would,
    you can do what is wrong; or do what is good.
  • You can hand out a smile; or just give ‘em a frown,
    You can lift someone up; or just put them down.
  • What did you do with your beautiful day? 
    God gave it to you; did you throw it away?

Happy Faces
Capital Area Council

Personnel: 8 Cub Scouts

Equipment: A happy face sign for each

  • I think there were 1,000 smiles here tonight, but did you know
  • A smile costs nothing, but creates much.
  • It happens in a flash, but the memory sometimes lasts forever.
  • It cannot be bought, begged, borrowed or stolen,
  • But it is of no earthly good to anyone unless it is given away.
  • So, if in your hurry and rush you meet someone who is too weary to give you a smile, leave one of yours.
  • No one needs a smile quite as much as a person who has none left to give.