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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



Sam Houston Area Council

  • (carrying hammer) In Cub Scouts we learn to build character.
  • (carrying plank) It is not what the boy does to the wood, but rather what the wood does for the boy.
  • (carrying a plane) Through Cub Scouting we learn to remove the sharp edges off our personalities.
  • (carrying sand paper) As we grow in Cubbing we become more refined and smooth in our manners.
  • (carrying a tool chest) Our talents are gathered together and we get a chance to try them out when our den works on the themes each month.
  • (walking with parent) Our parents help us to learn how to use the tools of life when they help us pass our achievements.

ALL:        Thank you all for helping us grow into well rounded citizens

This is recommended Opening in the CS RT Planning Guide, too.  I guess SHAC really liked it!!  I know I do. CD

Pinewood Derby Opening

Baltimore Area Council

Each boy should read his line from a card which has the first letter of the sentence on the front side.

  • D    Dads and sons this month have had some fun.
  • E    Everyone working to make their pinewood derby car run.
  • R    Races will be held right here tonight.
  • B    Boys and dads hoping they built theirs just right.
  • Y    Yearning to WIN a race or two.
  • T    Thinking hard about the competitions our car must go through
  • I     In just a short while the races will begin.
  • M   May all the best cars win.
  • E    Everybody please rise. Let us say the pledge to the flag.

With a few changes the following three Openings could become inspirational Cubmaster’s Minutes/  CD

Block of Wood

Baltimore Area Council

Equipment: A long table with a cloth covering the top and front and side A block of wood A variety of wood working tools A piece of wood carved and finished.

CM: You see this block of wood (holds up the block of wood, uncarved) which is much like a boy as he enters the Cub Scouting program. It is just a block of wood. It is plain and does not suspect what it can become.

Now, let’s look at a piece of wood (holds up the wood that is carved) that has been lovingly shaped, sanded, stained, and finished in every way to become something useful and beautiful. What makes the difference between the uncut block of wood and this fine piece of wood?

A patient wood worker, using tools that are properly cared for, follows a pattern to shape a block of odd into something of beauty and use. It takes time, it takes patience, it takes a plan. That’s what Cub Scouting is all about. A plan to help shape boys into achieving their potential. And that’s what we’re here to celebrate tonight.


Baltimore Area Council

Prop: - a hand carved item or a block of some exotic wood.

In the early days, wood was hard to cut and shape, Good tools were scarce and highly treasured. Those who had good tools and good wood used them with care. Fine wood carvings were admired and appreciated. As we gather for this pack meeting, let us remember to appreciate each other.

Constructing Greatness in America

Great Salt Lake Council

CM       Cub Scouts are known for “building something”.  The pages of history show how the ingenuity of ordinary men enables them to design and construct great and magnificent works. 

CA       It all starts when young boys such as our Cubs use their imagination and start putting things together. 

CM       This nation displays that ingenuity of man.  Our country provides the opportunity for man to surpass his own expectations and provides for us as citizens the enjoyment of such beauty. 

CA       Here are only a few examples of masterpieces Americans have constructed: Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park, the Kennedy Space Center, the St. Louis Gateway Arch, Seattle Space Needle, the Empire State Building, Hoover Dam, Mount Rushmore, and many, many more.

CM       Please stand and give the proper salute, and together we’llgivethanksforthesegreat constructions and for the men that built them.  Then in so doing we’ll give thanks to the country that gives us all the same opportunity.  Please join with me in the pledge of allegiance.

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