November 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
December 2008 Theme
Craftsman and Scientist
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
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
In the season of happy days, I’d
like you to keep in mind
the recipe for a wonderful day —
it works all year ‘round.
Recipe for a Wonderful Day
heaping cups understanding
milk of human kindness
heaping tablespoons of time and patience
pinch spice of life
Measure words carefully;
Add cups of understanding to the milk
of human kindness.
Sift together three times to make a
Cook with gas on the front burner.
Keep temperature low so it never boils
Season with gentle humor, warm
personality and spice of life.
Serve in individual molds.
Works best with a good mixer.
The Season Of Lights
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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