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Garden Closing

Author:  GSLC

Each Cub Scout carries a poster with a picture of each vegetable mentioned,
or real vegetables. For younger boys who have trouble with the words, have
an adult read the entire script and let the boys walk on with the items.

Cub Scout 1:
Here is how to plant one of those thriving Scout gardens that every family wants
to grow.

Cub Scout 2:
First plant rows of peas—preparedness, promptness, perseverance, politeness, and

Cub Scout 3:
Then plant rows of lettuce—let us work together, let us be unselfish, let us be
loyal, let us be truthful, let us help one another.

Cub Scout 4:
Next to them plant rows of squash—squash prejudice, squash impatience, squash

Cub Scout 5:
No garden is complete without turnips—turn up for den and pack meetings, turn
up with new ideas, turn up with determination.

Cub Scout 6:
Without the help of every family and boy in our pack, our Scouting garden will
turn to weeds--impatience, squash indifference.

Cub Scout 7:
So help us work the soil, pull the weeds, and spread the sunshine so we can say,
“We have done our best.”

References / Source:
GSLC Pow Wow 2008
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