Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Closing Thought

There once was a Persian named Ali Hafed, who owned a very large farm that included orchards, grain fields, and gardens. One day he heard about diamonds. From then on, dreams of diamonds consumed him. All he could think about was finding diamonds, and becoming even richer. So Ali sold his farm, and went off search for diamonds. He spent many years wandering though Palestine and Europe, but never found any diamonds. Ali died far from home, poor and friendless.

One day the man who bought Ali’s farm was watering his camel in a shallow stream that ran through the farm. The man noticed a curious flash of light. He reached into the stream, and pulled out a shining stone that reflected the colors of the rainbow. He had found a diamond! As he sifted the sands of the brook through his fingers, he found more stones, more beautiful and valuable than the first.

And thus the diamond-mine of Golconda was discovered, one of the richest diamond mines in all history. It produced some of the largest stones ever found, crown jewels for the monarchs of Europe.

There are undiscovered diamonds in our own back yards, hidden in our dens and packs. These diamonds are disguised as boys. It will take a discerning leader to see these diamonds in the rough, and take patience and skill to polish these diamonds.Thank you for caring about your boys, and becoming cub scout leaders.

Thank your for helping these “diamonds in the rough” to reach their potential.

See you next month.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Cubmaster Minute

America promises us freedom to worship, to learn, to assemble, and to debate any issue. It is a land where people from other countries can find a home, where there is work to do, where we can express our opinions, and where we are free to come and go as we please. Our wonderful heritage, earned for us by our forefathers, is sometimes taken for granted. Unless we cherish this legacy and use it wisely, it may be lost to future generations. People working together with imagination, vitality, and persistence, have produced marvelous inventions and wonders of technology beyond anything our forefathers might have dreamed of. Working together, we can preserve and protect our beautiful land for future generations.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Scouting for Food 2010

Thank You to everyone that helped pass out bags and/or collect the food over the past two-weekends.

The Walkersville Food Bank collected over 24,000 pounds of food from the Scout units in the area and Pack 195 collected and delivered an estimated 4000 pounds of that food! Good job! Over all in the Council with 312 units reporting the total amount of food collected is over 400,000 pounds of food, and that number is growing every minute as more and more units report their totals!

Your assistance and desire to live up to the ideals of Scouting has made this possible.


Photo by: D Marron

Photo by: D Marron

Photo by: D Marron

Photo by: D Marron

Photo by: D Marron

Photo by: D Marron

Photo by: D Osborne

Photo by: D Osborne

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monthly Theme - Citizenship

The core value highlighted this month is:
Citizenship: Contributing service and showing responsibility to local, state, and national communities. Citizenship is an obligation we all share as Cub Scouts and leaders. One of the key components of being a good citizen is helping others.

Cub Scouts can also learn about Citizenship by learning about respecting the flag and providing service to the community.