Core Value: Compassion
Skit, Joke or Run-on:
The Good Samaritan
(Utah National Parks Council Pow Wow Book 2010-201 page 123)
A Scout walks out from backstage, stumbles, and falls on his face. He struggles noisily to get up, but keeps his forehead on the floor. He sometimes succeeds in getting into a position with his feet and his forehead on the floor, and his butt in the air. He rotates in this position, keeping his forehead in one place. He calls for help, repeating, "My forehead is stuck!"
As he struggles, other Scouts walk casually past. They ignore him, or look with curiosity, but they do not help.
Finally, a Scout comes running up and heaves the victim to his feet. The victim is effusively grateful, but the rescuer just looks at his face. He reaches out, plucks something from the victim's forehead, and pops it into his mouth. "Thanks," he says, "I knew I'd lost my gum somewhere around here!"
Lions and Tigers and Bears
(Utah National Parks Council Pow Wow Book 2010-2011 page 85)
Blow up several yellow, orange and brown balloons. Put all of the balloons on the floor.
Have Cubs separate the lions (yellow balloons), from the tigers (orange balloons), from the bears (brown balloons) by putting each "animal" in a separate corner. Try it using hands, using feet only, or blowing on the balloon.
Smile Song (S-M-I-L-E)
(Akela’s Council Song Book)
(tune: John Brown ‘s body)
It isn’t any trouble just to S-M-I-L-E
It isn’t any trouble just to S-M-I-L-E
It isn’t any trouble, but will vanish like a bubble
If you only take the trouble just to S-M-I-L-E
Variations: G-R-I-N grin; L-A-U-G-H; HA! HA!
Elect. #1d – Use 12 American Indian signs to tell a story – Was it hard to learn the signs? Do you know if
any of the signs are used today in other ways? Why do you think they worked – sometimes even if the
other person didn’t know the language? Was there a really good reason to use sign language? (maybe
so you could stay quiet in a dangerous place, so someone who didn’t know your spoken language could
follow the story)
Elect. #10 – As you do any of the activities about Native American life, look for examples of their ingenuity and caring for the earth – how they used materials available to them and didn’t waste anything – Understanding and appreciating others helps us to be compassionate.
Elect. #14 – Take care of a pet – understand what your pet needs and how he deserves to be treated; think about what he adds to your world.
Ach. #5 – Learn about sharing your world with wildlife, about your favorite animals, how you can help them survive, learn about the people who help wildlife in many different ways, visit a zoo, nature center or other wildlife area. When you visit animals in the wild or in an organized area, be sure to follow the
rules and treat the animals with respect.
Ach. #6 – Learn about and practice caring for your planet – recognize that it’s the only planet we have to
live on, and that we must conserve resources and find ways to share water and other limited resources
with everyone. Take part in a project that benefits your neighborhood, the planet, and maybe even a
Citizen # 10, #11, #13 – With your Webelos den or your family, visit a community leader, learn about his
duties and ask him/her about the need for respect, kindness and understanding between community
leaders, groups and individuals. Ask if there are specific examples to demonstrate compassion in your
community; Write a short story about a great American who demonstrated compassion, understanding
and fair treatment; List the names of three people you think are good citizens and tell why you chose
them – include examples of their compassion for others.
Communicator #1, #9, #10, #12 – Play the Body Language game with your den and consider how actions
can send a positive or negative message, especially when someone is trying to communicate with you;
Invite a person with a visual, speaking or hearing impairment to visit your den and learn about the
special ways to communicate and how you can communicate with those with impairments; Invite a
person who speaks another language to share their knowledge about their own language, words from
that language you might already know, how it feels to be surrounded by people you don’t understand,
and how to behave in a positive way around those who don’t speak your language; Under adult
supervision, search the internet and learn more about Compassion and how to demonstrate it.
Disabilities Awareness, Good Manners, Language and Cultures