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Cub Scout's Own Service



 CUBS' OWN SERVICE

As we begin our service, please sing, pray, or read aloud when the print is in bold

Call to Worship
Please join me in reading our call to worship it is from the Book of Psalms, chapter 118, verse 24.
This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.                                                
 
Invocation
Please ready yourself for the opening prayer, each according to his or her faith.
Dear Lord, bless all those everywhere who help to shape the hearts, minds, and bodies of young people. Let us remember what they have taught and apply it daily. Amen

Song
Will you join me in singing The Cub Scout Promise Version of Kum-Ba-Yah
Kum-ba-yah my Lord, Kum-ba-yah
Kum-ba-yah my Lord, Kum-ba-yah
Kum-ba-yah my Lord, Kum-ba-yah
O, Lord, Kum-ba-yah.
 
I promise to do my best, Kum-ba-yah,
I’ll do my duty, Lord, Kum-ba-yah,
To you and my country, Lord, Kum-ba-yah,
O, Lord, Kum-ba-yah.
 
I’ll help others, Lord, Kum-ba-yah,
And I promise, Lord, Kum-ba-yah,
To obey the law of the pack,
O, Lord, Kum-ba-yah.
 
Kum-ba-yah my Lord, Kum-ba-yah
Kum-ba-yah my Lord, Kum-ba-yah
Kum-ba-yah my Lord, Kum-ba-yah
O, Lord, Kum-ba-yah.

 

Cub Scout Core Value’s Responsive Reading

Please join me in our responsive reading. I’ll read a line and you respond with the words in bold.

At a time when people don’t pay attention to local, state, or national communities,

Let us show Citizenship.
Where some think the way to be cool is to tease others,

Let us show Compassion.
If we see people who do nothing but argue about the best way to get a job done,

Let us show Cooperation.
When we face danger,

Let us show Courage.
While respecting the beliefs of others,

Let us live our Faith.
Though some people do drugs, eat unhealthy food, or don’t keep fit,

Let us commit to our Health and Fitness.
In a world with people who tell lies and try to trick us,

Let us be Honest.
In world where people take the easy way out,

Let us Persevere.
While others grumble and grouch,

Let us have a Positive Attitude.
Where people only think of themselves,

Let us show Respect.
In a world where people use more than they need,

Let us be Resourceful.
In short, in a world that has for generation after generation lamented the lack of good examples, let us, as Scouts, stand out by being Responsible; fulfilling our duty to God, country, other people, and ourselves.

Amen
 
Cubmaster’s Moment

I need two volunteers. I have here in my hand a Hershey bar. I’m going to divide part of this for these two volunteers. Here you go. Have your mom or dad ever had to divide the last piece of cake or pie between two or three people in your house. What happened? Did you hear someone a say, “His piece is bigger!” Or, “She got more than I did!” It can turn into a really big argument can’t it?
 


Do you have any ideas how we could solve this problem? I have an idea for a very simple way to solve the immediate problem …I need two more volunteers. (Explain that one person is to divide the candy, and the other person to get to chose a piece first.) What do you think would happen if we handled it this way? 


See now it is important to the divider to divide the candy equally; because, if you get a smaller piece, it is either your responsibility for not dividing the candy equally or for choosing the smaller piece. You wouldn’t have any reason to complain or argue. Right?  
While this works for this problem, there is another problem in solving our situation this way. By making sure you divide it just right, so the other person doesn’t get a bigger piece, it really causes you to think more about yourself than about the other person. In short it makes you act selfishly. This can be a very big problem.

There are no easy answers to this problem, mostly because it is natural to look out for one’s own interests. But, since we are scouts, it is important that we not be selfish and be more concerned about other people. This means we should not always insist on getting the larger piece of what is divided. We must be controlled by a desire to be willing to give more than we get. Two of the core values of scouting are compassion and respect. Compassion is being kind and considerate and showing concern for the well-being of others. Respect is showing regard for the worth of something or someone.   In the song we sang a few minutes ago were the words of the scout law. Can you think of what part of the scout law applies to what we’ve been talking about? To help others also means to respect them and have compassion. There is another book that talks about this. It is the book of Leviticus which is in both the Torah and the Old Testament of the Bible. Leviticus chapter 19, verse 18 Stop being angry and don't try to take revenge. I am the LORD, and I command you to love others as much as you love yourself.

 

This isn’t easy to do is it? But as scouts we will Do Our Best, right!? I have another candy bar in my bag. I’m going to divide it so those of you who haven’t gotten a piece of chocolate can share one now. But remember if the person next to you gets a little bit bigger piece than you do, don’t complain. Just be happy for that other person.

 
 
 
Prayer
Great Creator, thank you for bringing me to the beginning of a new day;

Thank You for the peace and rest of the night that is past.

Each day gives me many opportunities of expressing my love for You;
all my senses, all my talents come from you; by your power and presence help me to use them well today, doing everything for your honor. 

Preserve me from all that is wicked, so that all I think and do and say may be pleasing to You. Amen.

Song
Let’s join together to sing
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
He's got the whole world --- in His hands,
He's got the whole wide world --- in His hands,
He's got the whole world --- in His hands,
He's got the whole world in His hands.
 
He's got the wind and the rain --- in His hands,
He's got the wind and the rain --- in His hands,
He's got the wind and the rain --- in His hands,
He's got the whole world in His hands.
 
He's got you and me, brother --- in His hands,
He's got you and me, sister --- in His hands,
He's got our whole Pack --- in His hands,
He's got the whole world in His hands
 
Closing Prayer

Please ready yourself for the closing prayer, each according to his or her faith
.
Dear God, thank you for the opportunity to be here in your garden. Give us the strength to endure, the wisdom to enjoy each moment, and the courage to push ourselves further than we have ever before. Bless our pack and our leaders as we journey through Cub Scouting. Amen.
 
 
 

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