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The Greatest Show on EarthIndian Nations Council

June - Strong For America

Opening - I Am An American

Arrangement:Flags are advanced in regular manner, after pledge of allegiance and posting of flags, this ceremony is given. (Twelve uniformed Cub Scouts have speaking parts or use six scouts, giving each two parts.)

1st Cub:My country gives each one of us the opportunity to advance according to his ambition. Education is for all. I am an American.

2nd Cub:My country means love of freedom, faith inn democracy. Justice and equality. I am an American.

3rd Cub:My country believes in the moral worth of the common man. I am an American.

4th Cub:My country gives us the privilege of expressing beliefs or opinions without fear of persecution. I am an American.

5th Cub:My country has the best form of government. It is our duty to keep it that way. I am an American.

6th Cub:My country promises life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I am an American.

7th Cub:My country gives us a privilege that we shall protect and defend even with our lives. I am an American.

8th Cub:My country is and always shall remain the land of the free and the home of the brave. I am an American.

9th Cub:My country offers a living Americanism which demands an informed, intelligent and active citizenship. I am an American.

10th Cub:My country meets any needs of suffering with its abiding love an loyalty. I am an American.

11th Cub:My country is the servant..not the master. I am an American.

12th Cub:My country possesses a Statue of Liberty whose torch shall burn as long as we keep it alight with our devotion to the freedom of the individual. I am an American.

Opening Thought

"O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain for purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain."

Yes, our country is indeed beautiful - from the charm of New England on the eastern coast to the deep blue lake of Minnesota, to the towering mountains, the golden wheat fields, the roaring rivers, the majestic Grand Canyon, and the expansive deserts of the West, to the giant redwood of California on the western coast. We are proud of our beautiful America and pledge ourselves to keep her beautiful.  There is beauty in each of the 50 states, and our US flag represents those states.  Will you join me in the Pledge of Allegiance.


Have all stand in a double circle with boys on the inside, parents outside.  Raise and focus light on flag in center of circle.

Narrator:  This flag stands for all the wonderful things we enjoy as Americans.  The appreciation we feel we can return only by demonstrating a real love for our country.  We have seen the greatness of the outdoors and begin to understand that it is ours only as long as we are willing to protect and conserve it.  Good night and good Cubbing.

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