Cub Scouting is Many Things
This can be used as an opening or a skit. Each of 12 Cubs
(or adults) holds a candle, which is lighted as he gives his
message. The room lights are turned off.
Cub # 1: Cub Scouting Is A Boy, He is somewhere
between 7 and 11 years old. He is just an average boy
- energetic, inquisitive, noisy and eager to explore the
world around him.
Cub # 2: Cub Scouting Is Parents Who Love This Boy,
and care about him. They want him to grow up to be
a well-rounded individual who can live and work in
an atmosphere of harmony and cooperation.
Cub # 3: Cub Scouting Is A Den Leader, who opens their
home and heart to this boy and 5, 6 or 7 others just
like him, so they may learn to do things in a group,
rather than individually, and learn to share the
limelight with others.
Cub # 4: Cub Scouting Is A Den Chief, a Boy Scout who
works into his busy schedule the time for the younger
boy, so he may encourage him to stay on the Scouting
trail for many years.
Cub # 5: Cub Scouting Is A Cubmaster, who gives of his
spare time, and sometimes much more, to provide a
program that will bring Cub Scouting to this boy.
Cub # 6: Cub Scouting Is A Committee, made up of
interested parents who back up the Cubmaster and
who serve willingly to carry out pack goals.
Cub # 7: Cub Scouting is a Nationwide organization a
little brother to Boy Scouting, provided by the Boy
Scouts of America for the 7, 8, 9 and 10 year old.
Cub # 8: Cub Scouting Is Fun, for the boy, his parents and
Cub # 9: Cub Scouting is Fellowship, with the boy in your
class at school, your neighbor and other people you
might never meet, except through Cub Scouting.
Cub # 10: Cub Scouting Is Citizenship, teaching the young
boy respect for God and country. He learns his moral
obligation to himself and his fellow man.
Cub # 11: Cub Scouting Is A Challenge, to all who become
involved - a challenge to live up to high ideals, bring
forth creative ideas, and express yourself. It is also a
challenge to learn to accept the ideas of others who
may not agree with you and learn to compromise and
work out differences.
Cub # 12: Cub Scouting Is Achieving, by boys and parents,
as they work together in advancement in the boy's
book. Leaders achieve as they carry out the den and
pack programs successfully.
Emcee: As you can see, Cub Scouting is many things -
each one important and shining forth in its own way.
If we keep all these lights burning brightly in our
pack, our radiance will be seen by many people.
THIS IS CUB SCOUTING! (Pause - the lights on,
candles are blown out, and readers exit.)