Volume 6 Issue 7
February 2000


Mexican Jumping Bean
Heart of America


Pass out jellybeans and have everybody squat down. The leader says, "All yellow jumping beans, jump 3 times." Those with yellow jelly beans jump accordingly. Continue with all the colors, and vary the number of jumps just to keep things jumping. The last direction is, "All you jolly jumping beans, eat your jelly beans!"


A Trip To The Dining Hall
York Adams Council

Cub Scout: Rub tummy and say "hungry, hungry"

Dining Hall: Hold tray and say "what's cookin'?"

Knife: Make cutting motion and say "tough stuff"

Fork: Make stabbing motion and say "jab, jab, jab"

Spoon: Make motion of eating soup and say "slurrrrp"

Narrator: All good scouting events should include three squares a day. Here's a story of one Cub Scout's experience in the Dining Hall.

One morning at Cub Scout Resident Camp, Den 4 got up bright and early to go to breakfast at the Dining Hall. They hadn't eaten since the night before so every Cub Scout in the den was ready to go. When they got there, they stood in line with everyone else until they had said the Philmont Grace.

Then the lines began moving into the Dining Hall. The first thing the Cub Scouts did was pick up their utensils. They got a Knife, a Fork, and a Spoon. Then the servers piled on the delicious food. Sure, no one really knew what it was, but it sure looked like food. The first server gave them some glob of white stuff and said it was oatmeal and that you eat it with a Spoon. The second server gave them something yellow—gooey yellow. He said it was eggs and that you eat it with a Fork. The next server tossed a crinckly brown disk on the tray and said it was sausage. It was to be cut with the Knife.

The Cub Scouts took their trays to their tables and sat to eat. Taking their Forks, they began with the eggs. As gooey yellow as they looked, they really were quite good. And as they ate their eggs, they also dipped into the white globs, called oatmeal, with their Spoons. It was pretty good too. And finally, they cut up their sausage with their Knifes and ate that too. Even that was quite delicious. After they were all finished, they took their trays to the dish room and left the Dining Hall. They sure couldn't wait for lunch!


Tin Foil Recipe
York Adams Council

(You can also have props up front or, even better, have your own Chef Dom DeLouise as a narrator, making the meal as he recites the recipes.)

Tin Foil: "Zip, crinkle, fold"

Sausage: "More pork sausages, Mom. Please?"

Carrots: "What's up, doc?"

Rice: "Rice-a-Roni the San Francisco treat!"

Beans: "Ho-Ho-Ho Green GI-ant"

Soup: "That's what Campbell's soups are mmm-mmm good!"

Narrator: Here is the perfect recipe for a great Cub Scout Tin Foil dinner. The first thing you do is get all of your ingredients together. You'll also need the Tin Foil to hold your meal. Start with a nice big Sausage. Slice it into 1/4-inch round slices. Next get a can of precooked, pre-sliced Carrots. Open that can. Next, you needs some Beans. Again, get the precooked, pre-cut sort in a can. And let's not forget the Rice—minute Rice, if you please. Don't forget that you need a can of Soup. It can be Cream of Mushroom, Cream of Chicken, or any other Soup you want.

Now take your big piece of Tin Foil and fold it just so. Make sure there's lots of room in there to put the ingredients. Next you add your Sausage—not too little and not too much. Now spoon in some Carrots. Oh yeah! Oops, almost forgot to spoon in some Beans while we're at it. Now, add a big glop of your favorite Soup. Almost done here. Measure out a half-cup of minute RICE and pour that in. A great meal almost done. And last, but not least, fold that Tin Foil up and throw your meal in the fire. That's what we call a great Tin Foil meal.

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