Baloo's Bugle

May 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 14, Issue 10
June 2008 Theme

Theme: Go For The Gold
Webelos: Traveler & Handyman
Tiger Cub Activities

Cubmaster’s Minutes

Sports Minute
Capitol Area Council

Just as all sports played in the great outdoors are a challenge to each individual competitor, so also the Cub Scout trail is a challenge to each individual Scout.  Professional athletes and Olympic competitors don't just become great overnight.  It takes years of practice and dedication to achieve success.  This is also true in Cub Scouting.  A boy, who joins the pack, does not immediately earn the Wolf, or Bear, or Webelos badge.  He joins the pack to grow and be challenged.  He must earn the ranks as he grows.  The challenges become more difficult as each boy grows older; but through dedication and hard work he will reach the top, just like the Olympic champions.  Let us vow tonight as we leave this place to always do our best - in sports, in work, in school, in life!  Good Night!

Utah National Parks Council

Some people have decided that they must win whatever game their playing, no matter what it takes. Sports coaches and even parents sometimes put a lot of pressure on their kids to win. But there is something much more important than winning. That something is “Doing Your Best.”

Sam Houston Area Council

The world has many people in it who think it is a national calamity if they lose a contest. They lose their temper and act like bad sports. A good sport will do his best and, if he loses, look to the next game to do better and try to win.

A Cub Scout can learn to be a better boy if he remembers not to be a bad sport. You cannot always have your way, but, if you can learn to let some things run off you like water off a duck’s back, you will be a lot happier.

Work while you work, play while you play; one thing at a time that is the way. All that you do, do with all your might; things done halfway are not done right.

Summertime Thought
Utah National Parks Council

As we get ready for summer, let’s all decide that we're going to make this a year when we do our best, whether it's in the classroom, on the playing field, at home with our families, or at our place of worship. Never forget that if you do your personal best, then you are a winner, no matter what the final score happens to be.

Getting into Shape Thought
Grand Teton Council

A good program for getting into shape is a continuous program that lasts a lifetime. A program that covers all aspects of the body and mind. A program that challenges our capabilities but doesn’t overwhelm. Cub Scouting is like that...a program that challenges the body and mind. It is part of a continuous program into Boy Scouts, Exploring and Adult Scouting. One of the most important things in this program is to challenge the cubs, but do so in a way they can learn and still have fun. We must be aware that each boy is an individual with different strengths and weaknesses.  Each must be treated according to his needs. As each boy follows the Scouting program, going up each level, he will receive awards. These awards by themselves are worthless, but the accomplishments, experiences and gained knowledge that was needed to obtain them are priceless.

The Price Of Success
Baltimore Area Council

Vince Lombardi was a very successful football coach – especially known for coaching the Green Bay Packers during the 1960’s.  He said, “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that, whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.”  Let us all strive to be a success at home, at school, at play and as Cub Scouts.

Keeping Fit
Great Salt Lake Council

Cub Scouts, I hold in my hand a pocketknife. This is a valuable tool because it can be used for many useful things. It is a dependable tool as long as the blade is kept sharp and free from rust and the working parts are in good condition. But, if it is neglected and becomes dull and rusty, it can be a dangerous tool.

The same principle can be applied to ourselves. We have a body, which when kept in good condition, will serve us well. If we get plenty of exercise, eat the proper foods, and have good health habits, we will be able to enjoy, to the fullest, the things we do. But if we fail to take care of ourselves, we can become rusty and dull like the neglected knife.

Do your best to keep fit!