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Baloo's Bugle

February 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 7
March 2006 Theme

Theme: Cubstruction
Webelos: Engineer & Athlete
  Tiger Cub


Tools That Build a Better World Arrangement
Greater St. Louis Area Council

Each boy holds a tool as he speaks - saw, hammer, wrench, ruler, plunger, drill, and pliers. You will need seven Cub Scouts.  Maybe hang tags on the tools with their parts in LARGE print

  • We are the future builders of America and the world. And this is how we will shape tomorrow.
  •  (Hammer) I will hammer out injustice.
  •  (Saw) I will help cut out crime.
  •  (Drill) I will drill love into every heart.
  •  (Wrench) I will wrench out discrimination.
  •  (Plunger) I will plunge out hatred.
  •  (Pliers) I will pinch out poverty.

A Simple Block of Wood
Baltimore Area Council

Baltimore has this listed as a Skit, other books had this for Opening and / or closing.  Take your pick  CD

Characters: Each Scout holds a the designated prop in front of him

  • A rectangular block of wood.
  • Roughed out pinewood derby racer right from the box
  • A partially completed racer with a little paint.
  • A finished Pinewood Derby Racer
  • A finished Pinewood Derby Racer

Setting: Each boy walks on to the stage to read his part- The last scout runs onto the stage shouting his line.

  • I’m only a simple block of wood,
    Cut from a tree so tall.
    Unlike the tree that thundered down,
    No noise would I make should I fall.
  • But in the hands of a wide eyed boy,
    Armed with a knife and a saw.
    There are many shapes that I can take,
    Some wide, some short, some tall.
  • A little paint, a line or two,
    Nothing fancy, but not too plain.
    No two alike, made with loving hands,
    We are all of the tree that remains.
  • Like each little boy’s life, starting with form.
    Like a block of wood cut from a tree,
    The loving hands of leaders like you,
    Help us each to be what we shall be.
  • And I’m gonna be a racer!



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