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Home > Resources > Activities > Skits
The Story of the Moor Monster
The entire audience at your pack meeting will enjoy this group participation stunt. When you hear the names HARRY or HARPER in this story, you CLAP once. CLAP TWICE when you hear the word MONSTER or the word MOOR Stamp both feet, one after the other, when you hear the words MOOR MONSTER Make a noise like a dog when you hear the name of Harry’s dog, ROVER. The scene is laid in England. HARRY HARPER was an English Cub...

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I Met An Engine On A Hill
Tune: Yankee Doodle I met an engine on a hill, All hot and broken-hearted, And this is what he said to me As up the hill he started: I think I can, I think I can, At any rate, I'll try I think I can, I think I can, At any rate, I'll try. He reached the top and looking back To where he stood and doubted, He started on the downward track And this is what he shouted:...

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Skit on Nature
The Den Leader (labeled Mother Nature) says “Everything living, and properly cared for, grows. There are things that a tree needs to grow. It needs warmth, water, care, and protection. Cub Scouts grow. What does a Cub Scout need to help him grow? Cub #l: He needs food to grow. (perhaps this is the largest cub) Cub #2: He needs a home for shelter. Cub #3: He needs a man to be his friend. Cub #4: He needs to...

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I Met A Polar Bear
Tune: Sipping Cider Through a Straw The other day, I saw a bear, A big while bear, I had to stare. He stared right back and seemed to grin, His long white fangs, hung to his chin. He moves toward me, upon four paws, And those four paws, held six-inch claws. I couldn't move, my feet were frozen, As I saw steam, shoot from his nose. But I was safe because I knew, This polar bear, was at the Zoo!...

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I Met A Bear
Tune: Sipping Cider Through a Straw The other day, I met a bear, Out in the woods, away out there. [Point.] He looked at me, I looked at him, He sized up me, I sized up him. He says to me, "Why don't you run?" "'Cause I can see, you have no gun." I say to him, "That's a good idea." "Now legs get going, get me out of here!" I began to run, away from there, But right behind...

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I Like The Mountains
I like the mountains, I like the rolling hills I like the flowers, I like the daffodils I like the fireside when the nights are low bum te da da, bum te da da.......

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I Like The Flowers
I like the flowers I like the daffodils I like the mountains I like the rolling hills I like the campfires When all the lights are low Boom di-a-dah, boom di-a-dah, Boom di-a-dah, boom di-a-dah......

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I Left My Gold
Tune: I left my heart in San Francisco I left my gold on some lost island. Under a tall and leafy palm. The tree shook loose two coconuts. The first one hit my foot. The second one hit my head. Thought I was dead. My gold waits there on that lost island. But I can't find that darned palm tree. When that nut hit my head on that lost island Is when I lost my memory. I left my brains...

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I Know Where Im Going
I know where I'm going, And I know who's going with me. I know who I love, And the dear knows who I'll marry. I have stockings of silk, And shoes of bright green leather. Combs to buckle my hair, And a ring for every finger. Featherbeds are soft, And painted rooms are bonny, But I would leave them all, For my handsome, winsome, Johnny. Some say he's dour, But I say he's bonny, Fairest of them all, Is...

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I Know A Place
I know a place, where no one ever goes There are peace and quiet, beauty and repose It's hidden in a valley, beside a mountain stream And lying there beside the stream I find that I can dream. Oh, what a place of beauty to the eye Snow peaked mountains towering towards the sky Now I know that God has made this world for me. One can imagine, himself as in a dream Climbing a mountain or down a small ravine...

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I Knew An Old Lady
I knew an old lady who swallowed a fly I don't know why she swallowed the fly Perhaps she'll die I knew an old lady who swallowed a spider That wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her She swallowed a spider to catch the fly I don't know why she swallowed the fly Perhaps she'll die I knew an old lady who swallowed a Bird How absurd, to swallow a bird She swallowed a bird to catch the spider That...

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I Hear Thunder
I hear thunder, I hear thunder, Hark! Don't you? Hark! Don't you? Pitter, patter, raindrops, Pitter, patter, raindrops, I'm wet through, so are you...

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Strangers in a Strange Land
Scout 1: Are you sure that there’s nature around here? Scout 2: Oh yah . . . there’s nature all around. You’ve just got to watch for it. Narrator: Unknown to these Cubs, they have just stepped into a world far different from the ordinary, a land of dreams and imagination. Welcome to the Twilight Zone. Doo-Bee-Doo-Bee Doo-Bee-Doo-Bee Doo-Bee-Doo-Bee (Be Musical ! ! !) Scout 3: Did you feel something weird just now? Scout 4: No . . . (Whine)...

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I Have Lost My Underwear
I have lost my underwear, I don't care, I'll go bare. Bye, bye longjohns. They were so very good to me. Tickled me, Hee, hee, hee. Bye, bye longjohns. How I miss that little trap door behind me, If you see them you know where to find me. I have lost my underwear. I don't care, I'll go bare. Longjohns, Bye, Bye!...

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The Litterbug
CHARACTERS: PAPER (Crackle-Crackle) CANS (Clatter-Clatter) TRASH (Dump-Dump) LITTERBUG (Toss and Throw) NARRATOR: God put bugs in this world for many reasons. He made them live in every kind of season. But the pesky LITTERBUG with his PAPER and CAN was made through neglected TRASH by the foolish person. To keep America beautiful, get rid of the LITTERBUG, so beachgoers can again lounge on a clean sandy rug. Because of this pest, we must woller around, In PAPER and...

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I Have A Little Puppy
I have a little puppy He has a stubby tail, He isn't very chubby, He's skinny as a rail. He'll always be a puppy, He'll never be a hound, They sell him at the butcher's store For thirty cents a pound. Bow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, HOT DOG!...

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The Gift Of Trees
The Indians believe that the secret of happiness comes from giving to others. Many, many moons ago when the Great Spirit first put a man on the earth, the man was frightened. “Where will I find food and water?” he asked. The trees laughed softly. “We are your brothers,” they said. “We will help you.” The maple tree spoke up: “I will give you sweet water to drink and make into sugar.” The elm tree said, “Use my soft bark to make...

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I Have A Little Ford
I have a little ford Such a pretty little ford It's the prettiest little ford That you ever have seen. Now the ford is on the wheels And the wheels are on the ground And the engine in the ford Makes the wheels go round. Bump, Bump, Diddleee, Ah-Dah Beep, Beep. The ford has a seat, Such a pretty little seat. It's the prettiest little seat That you ever have seen. Now the seat is in the ford And the...

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Noise Pollution
THE FIRE SIREN (Moan) THE POLICEMAN (Loud Whistle) THE LIBRARIAN (SSSSh!) THE DUCKS (Quack-quack) THE DOG (Arf, Arf) THE CHICKENS (Bok-Bok-Bok) THE PIGS (Snort, Oink) TWO BOYS (sing, Row, Row, Row your Boat) (If there is room, appropriate motions can accompany the sounds, such as marching feet for the boys, flapping wings for chickens, etc.) Narrator: It was a beautiful spring afternoon in the sleepy little town of Blodgettville. In the balmy air the fragrance of early tulips mingled with...

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I Had A Little Chicken
Tune: Turkey in the Straw Well, I had a little chicken And she wouldn't lay an egg So I poured hot water all around her leg And the little chicken hollered and the little chicken begged And the gosh darn chicken laid a hard-boiled egg! Well, I had a little chicken And she wouldn't lay an egg So I poured hot chocolate all around her leg And the little chicken hollered and the little chicken begged And the gosh...

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The Highest Tree Climber In The World
Again, this can be a 2-person skit. Cast: 2 Friends Setting: Campfire; (Tree climber is hidden in the woods and is able to ruffle a bush or tree.) 1: You know, they say there's this really good tree climber trying out for the Olympics. I wonder if he's practicing around here? 2: Call out and see! 1: Hey! Tree Climber! You around here? Climber: Yep! 1: You practicing? Climber: Yep! 1: How high are you? Climber: Oh, not high. About...

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I Dream Of Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair
I dream of Jeanie with the light brown hair, Borne like a vapor on the summer air; I see her tripping where the bright streams play, Happy as the daisies that dance on her way. Many were the wild notes her merry voice would pour, Many were the blithe birds that warbled them o'er; I dream of Jeanie with the light brown hair, Floating like a vapor on the soft summer air. I sighed for Jeanie but her light form...

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Energy Savers
Characters: Six Cub Scouts in uniform; one den leader in uniform. Setting: Den meeting place, decorated as desired. Den leader sits at a table. As skit opens, all “Cub Scouts arrive together and sit down. Den Leader: Today, let’s take turns and tell how we can help to conserve energy in our homes. Cub Scout 1: I know a good way. My mom doesn’t use her clothes dryer as much as she used to. She uses new solar energy...

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I Don't Know Why
I don't know why I love you like I do I don't know why I just do I don't know why you thrill me like you do I don't know why you just do You never seem to want my romancing The only time you hold me is when we're dancing I don't know why I love you like I do I don't know why I just do...

Home > Resources > Ceremonies > Flag Opening
The Flag on the Moon
(For the August pack meeting, your pack may be meeting outdoors. This ceremony is appropriate for an opening or closing. Follow the Pledge with a patriotic song.)Cubmaster: Cub Scouts and families, you don’t see a flag before you, but there is a flag that we can all salute. Many years ago, a former Boy Scout planted a US flag on the Moon. It is appropriate to stand and salute this flag even though it can only be seen through our...

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Do a Good Turn
Cub 1: Comes on stage turning around. Cub 2: Comes on stage doing frontward rolls. Cub 3: Comes on stage rolling over and over. Cub 4: Comes on stage doing cartwheels. Cub 5: “What are you doing?” All Cubs: ‘Don’t you know a good turn when you see one?”...

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The Hoot N Holler Tribute
Here is a simple, humorous skit which you can adapt to pertain to your home town newspaper. It is easy to produce, requiring very little in the way of costumes and props. The action is mostly pantomime and the dialogue is quick and easy to remember. There are eight characters in the skit. You could add more characters very easily, if you wish, by increasing the number of reporters. Instead of one reporter, you could have a sports reporter, a...

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Don Diego And The Super Jumping Beans
This skit has three main characters: Amigo, Pancho, and Dan Diego. In addition, you will need other characters for JUMPING BEANS. YOU can have as many jumping beans as you wish. Amigo, Pancho, and Don Diego are dressed in Mexican costumes. As the scene opens, Amigo and Pancho are on stage conversing. Don Diego is sitting to one side of the stage sleeping, siesta style. He has one leg all wrapped up in a bulky bandage. The jumping beans, who...

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The Fearless Toreador
Characters: Fearless Toreador, Brave Bull, and any number of Spectators Costuming: Toreador wears knee socks over jeans, a white shirt, and short jacket or vest. Pin fringed paper patches to shoulders. He should have a red cape or jacket and a cardboard shield. For the bull, let two boys get under a blanket. Pin cardboard horns and features to head and fringed paper tail to other end. Spectators are dressed as Mexicans in bright colors. Setting: Spectators are at the rear of...

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The Grand Fiesta
Fiesta: “Ole, Ole” Mexican: “Si si, Si si” Rocket: “Zoooooo-oom” Castillo: “Ahhhhhhh” Today is the Grand CASTILLO, a special FIESTA day in the village. It is the day that the village honors its patron saint, as does every MEXICAN village once each year. In the afternoon, there is a parade up and down the streets. At night the most important part of the FIESTA takes place. All-day long everyone waits impatiently for the CASTILLO. CASTILLO really means castle. To...

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Joses Dilemma
Assign the parts to 5 groups; everyone will respond to FIESTA with “Olé. JOSE: I want to go MAMA: Take your sombrero SOMBRERO: It’s too hot SISTER: Take me, Jose BURRO: Hee-haw FIESTA (Everyone): Olé Scene is a small town in Mexico, about 65 years ago. JOSE was excited. It was almost time for the FIESTA parade. He was going with his MAMA and SISTER. His father had already taken the BURRO and cart with a load of goods for...

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Try this as an icebreaker or a seat relaxer. Everyone imitates the actions of the leader as he tells the story. One day while he was at sea, Christopher Columbus stood up. He looked to the north, Then looked to the south, Then to the east, And to the west. He then turned around and faced the north, Then he faced west, Then he turned to the south, And turned to face the east. Then stood on tiptoes to see...

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Silly Filly Inny for Home Alone
The leader passes around slips of paper with various brief phrases on them. Each member of the group draws a paper from the proverbial hat. The leader reads the story below. When there is a pause in the story… signified by ***, the leader points to one of the group members, and that person SHOUTS OUT his phrase. Of course, the phrase may or may not be exactly what was left out…in fact, that’s the fun of it! Kitchen table Favorite...

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See What You Can See And Hear
Makeup signs with the following phrases on them in Large letters. (The audience MUST be able to read them.) Bye now. It’s time to go. Glad you came. See you later. Sweet dreams. Happy Cubbing. This is the end. Outta’ here! Cubs walk in holding the sign with the plain side towards the audience while the Cubmaster divides the audience in half. As the Cubs turn their cards around the audience reads the messages out loud. Alternate sides. IMPORTANT:...

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The Lighthouse
Cast: 1 narrator 3-6 Scouts for the lighthouse walls 3-6 leaders, counselors, kitchen staff, etc., the number to equal the Scouts and will be 'recruited' during the skit 1 flashlight, or 2 if using 5-6 Scouts (Scouts stand in a circle, facing out, feet spread 2' - 3' apart but touching feet of Scouts on each side. The flashlight is held at eye level and is passed around the circle. Scouts stand tall and hold the beacon's beam steady. ) Narrator:...

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Is Captain Kidd Afraid of Himself
Cast: Captain Kidd, Other people walking by, Mirror Setting: Street C.K.: I'm the roughest, toughest, meanest, ugliest pirate to roam the seas. Watch this. (Tries to scare first man walking by.) Man: I'm not scared of you! C.K. keeps on trying to scare people going to work ("Late for work!") walking the dog (Dog runs up and starts to play with C.K.) kids (they laugh, "Hey! Halloween isn't till next month!") and so on. Finally, he's quite dismayed. C.K.: Hmm...

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The Pirate Voyage
PIRATES – “Brave and daring” BLUEBEARD – Stroke beard and say “Walk the plank” PORT ROYAL – Stand up and say “Land Ho” SHIP – “Jolly Roger” SPANISH GALLEON – “Watch out!” SAILING OR SAILS – “Oh my aching back” Long, long ago, before any of you were born, on a distant island called Tortuga, there lived a brave and daring group of people known as PIRATES. These PIRATES were noted for their ability as seamen and SAILING their SHIPS...

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Frontier Life
A narrator tells a story of the harsh frontier life out on the prairie. Scouts perform various actions cued by the narrator, including a large group to act as a thundering herd of buffalo, and three-act as “volunteers.” The narrator begins by asking for three volunteers from the audience (pre-selected and cued). They are asked to come forward and lay down on their stomachs next to each other. The narrator then says, “Now to begin. Frontier life out on...
Layered Dutch Oven Veggies
6 potatoes, un-peeled but sliced
2 large onions, sliced
2 carrots, sliced
1 green pepper, sliced
1 zucchini, sliced
1 can corn
1 can peas
1/2 lb mushrooms, sliced


5 cans tomato sauce
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp basil
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp sage
2 tbs parsley flakes
2 cloves garlic, minced

Layer veggies in order given in Dutch oven. Mix ingredients of sauce in large pot and pour over veggies. Cook 4-6 hours at medium.

Been Out Of Woods Too Long Chili

1 chicken, cut up
1 1/2qt water
1/2 lb beef suet
1/4 cups celery
finely chopped 8 fresh tomatoes chopped
2 tsp sugar
5 lbs pork steak, cut into 1/2"cubes
4 lbs flank steak, cut into 1/2in cubes
3 onions, cut into 1/2in pieces
3 green peppers, cut into 1/2in pieces
1 lb shredded Monterey jack cheese
2 can green chilies, sliced
1/2 cups jalapenos, sliced
1 tsp oregano
1 tbs cumin
1 tsp pepper
4 tsp salt
5 tbs chili powder
1 tsp cilantro
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp coriander
1 tbs red pepper
1 cup non-alcohol beer
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp lime juice

Put water in a Dutch oven, add chicken and simmer 2 hours. Remove chicken and reserve broth. In a medium pot, combine celery, tomatoes, and sugar, simmer 1 1/2 hours. Mix all spices with n/a beer until all lumps are dissolved. Add tomato mixture, chilies, jalapenos, spice mixture, And garlic to the broth. Melt suet in a small pot. Pour 1/3 of drippings in Each large skillet and brown pork in two batches. Add to broth mixture. Pour the rest of the drippings in skillet and brown steak in two batches. Add beef and drippings to broth mixture. Peel skin from two thighs and one breast of chicken. Cube meat and add to broth mixture. Simmer mixture and cook slowly 1 hour. Add onions and green peppers. simmer 2-3 hours longer. Stir occasionally. Add water as necessary. About 5 minutes *before serving, add cheese and lime juice.

Fuzzy and Scout July 2011
 Hi all, It is your favourite cubs here, we hope you all have a grrrrrreat summer vacation :-) We know we have, although it is very hot here, even Scout is not wearing his fleece as we had not even got much rain...

Fuzzy and Scout On Knife Safety
Hi all,It’s your favourite cubbies here. Today we want to speak to you about knife safety, as they can be very dangerous you know. The reason we thought we needed to speak to you about it is because of the fact that...

Through the wars of yesteryear
A very good buddy of mine wrote this and said I could share it with all of you. I think it rings of the sentiment behind Veterans Day. As you read please keep all our Veterans and even active duty soldiers in your prayers....

Money Management Tips for Your Scouts
Our kids learn how to manage money by watching us. However, we’re not always the best role models. I know as soon as I get a big paycheck I like to splurge a little. Which, let’s be honest, isn’t the...

Eagle Tip - A Rose Is a Rose Is a Good Idea
I’ve often recommended that the honoree at an Eagle court of honor present flowers to his mother. Troop 7 in Warwick, R.I., takes this idea to a new level. At each...

White Chile Recipe
My friends mom makes this awesome White Chile Dish. Everytime she makes it she gives me a bowl of it. I asked her for the recipe and permission to share it, which I got. Please enjoy the following.Ingredients  2 1/2 lbs...

Eagle Tips - It's in the Cards
The Scoutmaster’s key role in many Eagle Scout courts of honor is the presentation phase, when the honoree receives his Eagle badge, his mother receives her mother’s pin, etc. The master of ceremonies and other presenters get to stand behind...

Essential Knots - Square Knot
The square knot is also known as the reef knot. I have also heard it commonly referred to as the “joining” or “friendship” knot. It is a simple knot, most commonly used to join two ropes of the same...

SM Tip - Working with Scouts with Disabilities
One of the most inspiring stories from last summer’s Jamboree was about a participant named Sean Brame, who happens to be a quadruple amputee. Despite his disability, Sean is a Life Scout who participated in the full array of Jamboree...

Essential Gear - Knife
Today we will take a look at the knife, a tool and a weapon all rolled in one. It all depends how you use it. When a clean and sharp knife is used properly it is relatively safe and...

4 Surefire Tips for Collecting Money For Your Little Scout
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SM Tip - It's a Date--or Is It?
Setting a date is a critical first step in planning an Eagle court of honor. Until you’ve set a date, you can’t confirm a location, nail down your presenters, and send out invitations. But the...

Essential Knots - Simplest Knots
The rope was one of man's first inventions, even predating the wheel. Rope and knots are two words that go hand in hand, as one would be worthless without the other. By definition a knot is a method of fastening...

Save Money - Rent Gear
When I was still a young Scout, my Troop formed a high adventure patrol. This was before Venturing, and we were on an Air Force base 30 miles from the closet city. I did not have the gear for backcountry...

45th Annual National Invitational White River Canoe Race-Arkansas
This was posted on a Scouting mailing list and I thought some of you might be interested in this event. Scouting's National Championship Canoe Race will be held this July 27-30 in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. Come and join...

Fuzzy and Scout April 2011
Hi all, Here are your favorite bear cubbies again, our last report to you was ages ago, But that was because we moved to a much nicer cave, we even have a small fountain in front of the cave now. But also as...

Check out the Membership Package
Hello Everyone and yes it has been a while since I have posted.  Between Wood Badge and other Scouting activities I have been pulled away from my blog posts.  I had to come back and post about the Membership package offered...

Eagle Scout College Scholarship Fundraiser
Cliff Jacobson a Distinguished Eagle Scout, award-winning author, outdoorsman and veteran guide will host a fundraiser workshop for the Northern Star Council Eagle Scout Scholarship Fund April 1-3, 2011. For more information read this pdf Expedition Canoeing School Flier (opens in new...
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Thoughts to Ponder

 Badge, Book And Candle



(Place a Scout badge, The official Scout Handbook, and a lighted candle on a table) 

Scouts, since 1910 these three things have been significant in the Boy Scouts of America.

The badge is the symbol of Scouting throughout the United States. Similar badges are used by Scouts all over the world. It is the sign of a universal brotherhood of men and boys of the free world.

There are many books that are important to good Scouts; the handbooks to help us with Scoutcraft skills; the merit badge pamphlets with information about special skills; and, most important of all, the Bible to guide our daily lives.

A candle is a symbol of the light of Scouting that penetrates the darkness of hate, prejudice, war, strife, and distrust. It is a light that must be kept burning in the heart of every Scout, now, and as he grows into manhood.




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