Baloo's Bugle

July 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 14, Issue 12
August 2008 Theme

Webelos: Forester & Naturalist
Tiger Cub


God Gives Us the World

Capital Area Council

Cubmaster: The founder of Scouting, Lord Baden-Powell, once said, "God has given us a world to live in that is full of beauties and wonders and He has given us not only eyes to see them but minds to understand them, if we only have the sense to look at then in that light." With Spring well under way and Summer fast approaching, we will be spending more time in and enjoying the great outdoors once again. As we do this, let us in a true Scouting spirit, live up to our Outdoor Code:

Cubs 1-4:      As an American, I will do my best to:

Cub # 1:       Be clean in my outdoor manners. I will treat the outdoors as a heritage to be improved for our greater enjoyment. I will keep my trash and garbage out of America's waterways, fields, woods, and roadways.

Cub # 2:       Be careful with fire. I will build my fire in a safe place and be sure it is dead out before I leave.

Cub # 3:       Be considerate in the outdoors. 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.

Cub # 4:       Be conservation-minded. I will learn to practice good conservation of soil, water, forests, minerals, grasslands, and wildlife. And I will urge others to do the same. I will use sportsman-like methods in all my outdoor activities.

My Backyard

Capital Area Council

Cub # 1:       My backyard is a wondrous place
I can stake a claim for a thinking space.

Cub # 2:       I can pitch a tent and sleep in the rain,
Or listen to the whistle of a far away train.

Cub # 3:       I can throw a ball to Mother of Dad,
Or just be alone when I get mad.

Cub # 4:       I can plant a garden or climb a tree,
Or get my dog, Ralph, to chase after me.

Cub # 5:       Sometimes we even have den meetings there,
I've finished my Wolf and started my Bear!

Cub # 6:       Yeah, the backyard's the place where I run,
When I really want to have some fun.


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