Baloo's Bugle

November 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 15, Issue 4
December 2008 Theme

Theme: Holiday Lights
Webelos: Craftsman and Scientist
Tiger Cub
Achievement 4

Cubmasters Minutes

Holiday Lights

Sam Houston Area Council

During this pack meeting, we celebrated the many ways lights are used during this time of year. Whether we are decorating our homes, or celebrating our faith, or lighting a path for our Cub Scouts, lights bring a special glow of warmth to our hearts. The Cub Scout spirit held by each of our Cub Scouts brings that same special glow, because the spirit of Cub Scouting lights up their path with its ideals and its purposes. All Cub Scouts everywhere share special lights of character, citizenship, and fitness. It is these lights that challenge them to consistently do their best.

A String of Lights

Sam Houston Area Council

When I see a string of lights on a tree, I am amazed at how bright the small lights can be. They are like our Cub Scouts. One light by itself may not be very bright, but it certainly does its best. One Cub Scout by himself is certainly doing his best too, but think of how much better all the Cub Scouts do when they can work together at achievements and activity badges. Look at the lights on a string of lights. When one fades, they all fade until the one light is fixed. Our Cub Scouts help each other, too, in this way when one needs some extra support, they all pitch in and help their friend. Just as lights shine their brightest when they all work together, it is keeping our program working together for our Cub Scouts that allow them to shine their brightest.


Capital Area Council

In the season of happy days, Id like you to keep in mind

the recipe for a wonderful day it works all year round.

Recipe for a Wonderful Day

1 cup friendly words

2 heaping cups understanding

2 cups milk of human kindness

2 heaping tablespoons of time and patience

1 dash gentle humor

1 pinch spice of life

1 drop warm personality


  Measure words carefully;

  Add cups of understanding to the milk of human kindness.

  Sift together three times to make a smooth paste,

  Cook with gas on the front burner. 

  Keep temperature low so it never boils over,

  Season with gentle humor, warm personality and spice of life.

  Serve in individual molds.

  Works best with a good mixer.


The Season Of Lights

Capital Area Council

Cubmaster: This is the season of lights.  It is a time when the days are shorter so the nights are longer, yet somehow things are brighter.  Stores and homes are bright with holiday lights.  Thousands of homes have a single light to show the way for the Christ child, others have  candles burning to commemorate the miracle of Hanukkah, and some light candles to honor the heritage of Kwanzaa.  Even the stars in the winter sky seem brighter at this time of year.  But the most important glow is from the spirit of goodwill that WE live with year-round in the Cub Scout Promise and the Law of the Pack.  Before we all leave to get on with our holiday celebrations, let's stand and repeat the Promise and Law together.  Happy Holidays!




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