Re: Den cheers
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Fri, 9 Feb 1996 23:26:20 -0500
Don't worry too much if your Den comes up with nonesense cheers or ones
that don't seem to rhyme. The main thing is for them to have fun and
enjoy it. Cubs seem to have a better time with cheers, if they write
them for themselves, no matter how awful to an adult. Just smile and
nod. :-) After a few Pack meetings where all the Dens give cheers, they
will revise theirs, if they think it isn't up to snuff.
One Den that I know of used to call themselves the eight baboons (Den 8)
and for a cheer did their best imitation of a bunch of crazy baboons.
Another opted for the silent cheer. They all opened their mouths and
jumped up and down in silence.
Then there was a Den where the Den Leader got a lot of coaching after the
Pack Meeting - the boys were asked to do their cheer. The all stepped
forward, did an about-face, bent over and made some imitations of musical
fruit noises - PPPHHHBBBBBBBBBTTTTHH. Needless to say this was not
repeated at the next meeting. Instead they all stepped forward, turned
about and put on halos and pretended to strum harps. The parents who had
been at both meetings got a great laugh.
Speaking Only for Myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
a/k/a Professor Beaver (WB), ASTA #2566, OA Vigil Honor '71, Eagle
Scout '67, Serving as Deputy District Commissioner for Training,
G.W.Dist., Nat. Capital Area Council, BSA - firstname.lastname@example.org
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