This can be used as a skit or a ceremony. Have the boys make pictures of peas, lettuce, squash, and turnips
with the key words printed on them. (Ex. Peas - preparedness, etc.) As the Narrator reads, have each boy
walk out, show his vegetable and sit down in a row. Each row should be higher than the one in front so,
when all signs are down they can all be seen.
HERE IS HOW TO PLANT A THRIVING, PRODUCTIVE CUB SCOUT GARDEN. ONE THAT
ALL PARENTS WANT THEIR SONS TO GROW UP IN.
FIRST: Plant five rows of peas
SECOND: Plant five rows of lettuce
1. Let us be faithful
2. Let us be unselfish
3. Let us be loyal
4. Let us be truthful
5. Let us help one another
THIRD: Plant three rows of squash
1. Squash impatience
2. Squash criticism
3. Squash indifference
TO COMPLETE YOUR GARDEN: Plant three rows of turnips
1. Turn up for pack meetings
2. Turn up with a new idea
3. Turn up with determination
BUT WITHOUT MANY HOURS OF WORK AND CARE, YOUR GARDEN WILL
NOT GROW, SO…
1. Don’t wait to be asked — Volunteer!
2. Don’t say “I can’t” — Do it!
3. Don’t wait for someone else — Be first!
WITHOUT THE HELP OF EVERY PERSON IN YOUR PACK, YOUR GARDEN
WILL TURN TO WEEDS. SO HELP BUILD THE BACKGROUND, WORK THE
SOIL, PULL THE WEEDS, AND SPREAD THE SUNSHINE OF “I HAVE DONE MY