In a couple months, the 2008 Olympics will be held in China. Like the Five Olympic
Rings from which they draw their color and inspiration, the Five Friendlies will serve as the
Official Mascots of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, carrying a message of friendship and peace
-- and blessings from China -- to children all over the world.
Designed to express the playful qualities of five little children who form an intimate
circle of friends, the Five Friendlies also embody the natural characteristics of four of China’s
most popular animals -- the Fish, the Panda, the Tibetan Antelope, the Swallow -- and the
Cub scouting is also meant to inspire the boys in our communities by promoting character
development, citizenship training, and personal fitness.
Please join with me in the Pledge of Allegiance.