Baloo's Bugle

October 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 15, Issue 3
November 2008 Theme

Theme: Seeds of Kindness
Webelos: Citizen and Communicator
Tiger Cub
Achievement 2

SONGS

CARING

Heart of America Council

Tune: Dashing Through the Snow

 

Show caring to your neighbors.

Give friends a helping hand.

Always think kind thoughts.

Let your words be kind,

Caring for folks you know

Is the best way to show

That you love God and all of mankind.

 

When We’re Helping We’re Happy

Grand Teton Council

 

When we’re helping, we’re happy,

and we sing as we go.

For we like to help (name)

for we all love him(her) so.

 

Tommy the Cub Scout

Heart of America Council

Tune: Frosty the Snowman

 

Tommy, the Cub Scout
Was a very happy boy.
With a uniform of blue and gold
And a Den that gave him joy.

Tommy, the Cub Scout
Earned his badges one by one.
He did his best and met the test.
A good citizen he's become.

He helps out other people when
He sees they need a lot.
He does his chores around the house
And feeds his dog (named Spot).

Tommy, the Cub Scout
Does his duty willingly.
Someday he'll join a Boy Scout Troop
And a fine man he will be.

 

Do A Good Turn 

 

Sam Houston Area Council

Tune: Are You Sleeping

 

Do a good turn,

Do a good turn,

Do your best,

Do your best,

Do a kindly favor,

Be friendly to your neighbors,

Cheerful Cubs,

Cheerful Cubs.

 

Do Your Best

Piedmont Area Council

Tune: Are You Sleeping

 

When you do your best, When you do your best

You'll feel great, You'll feel great

Make and do for others, too, Make and do for others, too

Spread good cheer, Spread good cheer


 

When You’re Helping And You Know It

Capital Area Council

Tune: When you’re happy and you know it

 

When you’re helping and you know it, Lend a hand

When you’re giving and you show it Things are grand

If you’re helping and you’re giving

Then you help make life worth living

Keep on helping, keep on giving Take a stand

 

Give a Gift

Capital Area Council

Tune: I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing

 

I'd like to give the world a gift,
That all men will be free.
And though I'm just a growing boy,
There's things that I can see.
I see that Scouting is a way
To start to understand,
That caring, helping, smiling, learning
Help me be a man.
And so at Christmas there's a gift
That you can give to me.
Please help me grow in mind and spirit
To be what I can be.

 

Be Kind To Your Scouting Friends

Piedmont Area Council

Tune: The Stars and Stripes Forever

 

Be kind to your Scouting friends,

That's a pledge from one Scout to another.

Be kind to your leaders today,

'Cause for helping they don't get any pay.

Be kind to your neighbors and friends,

'Cause by caring you follow Scouting's letter.

Scouting and friendship are grand,

And as we grow, the world will know,

We've made things better.

 

A Smile Is Quite A Funny Thing

Sam Houston Area Council

Tune: Auld Lang Syne

 

A smile is quite a funny thing
It wrinkles up your face,
And when it's gone you never find
It's secret hiding place.

But far more wonderful it is
To see what smiles can do,
You smile at one, he smiles at you
And soon one smile makes two.

He smiles at someone, since you smile,
And then that one smiles back,
And that one smiles until, in truth,
You fail in keeping track.

And since a smile can do great good
By cheering hearts of care,
Let's smile and not forget the fact
Those smiles go everywhere.

S-M-I-L-E

Sam Houston Area Council

Tune: B-I-N-G-O

Cub Scouts like to do one thing...

And “Smiling” is its name oh

S-M-I-L-E

S-M-I-L-E

S-M-I-L-E

And “Smiling is its name oh

Cheefulness is fun to have

And Cub Scouts like to show it

S-M-I-L-E

S-M-I-L-E

S-M-I-L-E

And Cub Scouts like to show it!

A smile is kindness everyday

And so we’ll keep on giving...

S-M-I-L-E

S-M-I-L-E

S-M-I-L-E

And so we’ll keep on giving!

If I Had A Hammer

Heart of America Council

If I had a hammer,
I'd hammer in the morning
I'd hammer in the evening,
All over this land

I'd hammer out danger,
I'd hammer out a warning,
I'd hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.

If I had a bell,
I'd ring it in the morning,
I'd ring it in the evening,
All over this land

I'd ring out danger,
I'd ring out a warning
I'd ring out love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.

If I had a song,
I'd sing it in the morning,
I'd sing it in the evening,
All over this land

I'd sing out danger,
I'd sing out a warning
I'd sing out love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.

Well I got a hammer,
And I got a bell,
And I got a song to sing,
all over this land.

It's the hammer of Justice,
It's the bell of Freedom,
It's the song about Love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.

It's the hammer of Justice,
It's the bell of Freedom,
It's the song about Love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.


 

Akela’s Council

Grand Teton Council

Tune: Clementine

 

When Akela holds his council,
And the campfire’s all aglow,
We will form a friendship circle
As we sing so sweet and low.

Oh Akela, brave Akela,
True and fair Cub Scouts we’ll be.
To our Promise and the Pack Law,
We will pledge our loyalty.

 

THANKSGIVING SONGS

Turkey Song

Grand Teton Council

Tune: Bring Back My Bonnie

 

My turkey went walking one morning,
The November weather to see.
A man with a hatchet approached her,
Oh, bring back my turkey to me.

Chorus:
Bring back, bring back,
Oh, bring back my turkey to me, to me.
Bring back, bring back,
Oh, bring back my turkey to me, to me.

I went down the sidewalk a shoppin’
The signs in shop walks to see
And everywhere hung Great Fat Gobbler.
Oh, bring back my turkey to me.

Chorus

I went out to dinner and ordered,
The best things they had I could see.
They brought it all roasted ad sizzling.
They brought back my turkey to me.

New Chorus:
Brought back, brought back,
They brought back my turkey to me.
Brought back, brought back,
They brought back my turkey to me.

 

THE TURKEY THAT USED HER HEAD

Heart of America Council

Tune: Tom Dooley

 

Hang down your head, poor turkey,
Hang down your head and sigh,
Hang down your head, poor turkey,
Poor bird, you’re going to die.

Then one day it happened,
Then one day he came,
The farmer with his hatchet,
Came to kill his game.

Suddenly the earth shook
With a mighty quake
The turkey and her sobbing
Made the farmer shake.

Then the hatchet from his hand
Fell down to the ground.
And the turkey jumped upon it.
And promptly she sat down.

There she sat upon it,
While Thanksgiving Day drew nigh.
The farmer he kept watch.
Knowing from hunger she would die.

The day after Thanksgiving dawned,
Bright and snappy clear,
The turkey gave a gobble
As the farmer did draw near.

Then with a flap of her large wings
She got up and strutted away,
She had tried to hatch it,
And saved her neck that way.

The moral of this story,
Is evident, my friend.
If you only use your head,
Then you won’t lose it in the end.

 

THANKSGIVING SONG

Heart of America Council

Tune: Deck the Halls

 

Deck the halls with hot roast turkey
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Gob - Gob - Gob

Put away the old beef jerky!

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Gob - Gob - Gob

Someone say the family blessing!
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Gob - Gob - Gob

And pass along the wild rice dressing!
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Gob - Gob - Gob

See the gorgeous feast before us
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Gob - Gob - Gob

Alka-Seltzer will restore us
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Gob - Gob - Gob

Meanwhile, pass the berry jelly
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Gob - Gob - Gob

And fill the old Thanksgiving belly
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Gob - Gob- Gob!

 

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