Volume 6 Issue 7
February 2000


Metamorphic Rock Pancakes
Could also be used for Geologist/Scientist fun activity.
Paul Perkinz, Em Shipley and Stephany Pitts
Three Rivers Council, Buffalo District Cub RT Staff

You will need:

* Griddle or frying pan, lightly oiled

* Spatula

* Pancake batter

* Assorted foods, some which melt and some that don't (examples: raisins, coconut, marshmallows, nuts, chocolate chips, etc.)

* Plates, napkins, and utensils.

NOTE: Caution Cubs about hot surfaces and/or open flames during this activity.


1. Mix the pancake batter and add the assorted foods into the mixed batter. Mix gently to distribute the foods.

2. Pour a smaller than normal pool of batter into the heated pan.

3. After the batter is about half solid, press down with the spatula to exert pressure onto the pancake. The idea is to change the shape (by pressure) of those ingredients the heat hasn't changed. Turn the pancake over and repeat the process until done.

Since Cub Scouts will eat almost anything, Metamorphic Rock Pancakes (with whatever is inside them) should be a treat at a Den Meeting. For Webelos working on Geologist (or even Scientist), this would be extra fun to do the activity requirements. Explain to the Webelos how heat and pressure combine to create rocks, a process much like the pancakes they just made.

Another found by Paul Perkinz, Em Shipley and Stephany Pitts, Three Rivers Council the Buffalo District Staff

The URL is http://www.makestuff.com/foodstuff/octopus.html and is shown as being contributed by T. Roe, trayce@netins.net

Hot Dog Octopus

You will need:
* Weiner

* A sharp knife

Note: If the Cubs haven't earned their whittling chip yet, have an adult perform the cutting operation(s). Caution those Cubs who use knives to handle them properly.


1. Cut the bottom 3/4 of a weiner into 8ths, using vertical cuts. Leave the top 1/4 intact.

2. Boil the weiner as you normally would.

  1. When done, the Cubs now have a crazy octopus with wavy arms!

Super Kiss
Santa Clara County Council
(makes two to four kisses)


Butter or margarine, 1 stick
Miniature marshmallow, 1 package, 16 ounces
Plain or chocolate crisp rice cereal, 12 cups


Large plastic kitchen funnels, two or more
Ribbon of choice
Large saucepan,
large spoon
Cookie sheet,
plastic wrap
measuring cup

Coat inside of plastic funnels with butter or margarine and cover cookie sheet with plastic wrap; set both aside. Melt butter or margarine in saucepan over a low to medium hear; add marshmallows. Heat until marshmallows are completely melted, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add cereal; stir until cereal is well coated. Cool slightly, but not completely. Lightly butter fingers; press mixture into plastic funnel. (Note: Using more than one funnel at a time will speed up shaping process.) Place filled funnel on plastic-covered cookie sheet. Let cool. Unmold kiss and cover with plastic wrap closed.

(Note from Baloo--CMR1954@aol.com) Sounds like a few blue (blue food coloring added to water before freezing) ice cubes are needed for this drink. Will this drink color and melting blue ice cubes turn this drink green? Hmmm, I don't know? If anyone uses the drink recipe along with the blue ice cubes finds out email me)

Gold Almond Punch
Santa Clara County Council

1 12oz. Can frozen orange juice
1 12 oz. Frozen lemonade
3 cups sugar
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Almond extract

Mix all ingredients together, add ice, serve. Also makes yummy popsicles or slush.

Bugs On A Log
Heart of America

Peanut butter or cottage cheese
Raisins, sunflower or sesame seeds
Stuff celery with the peanut butter or cottage cheese. Sprinkle with raisins or seeds and enjoy.

Chocolate Spiders
Heart of America

1 12 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 6 oz. bag butterscotch chips
1 7 oz. can salted peanuts
1 3 oz. can chow mein noodles
In a medium saucepan over very low heat, melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips. Quickly stir in the peanuts and chow mein noodles. Drop by spoonfuls on wax paper and refrigerate until hard.

Peanut Butter Milk Shake
Heart of America

1/2c. milk
1 tbsp. peanut butter
1/2c. vanilla or chocolate ice cream
Place all ingredients in plastic container with a tight fitting lid. Shake vigorously until smooth. Or combine milk and peanut butter in blender and blend on high until smooth. Add ice cream and blend until it reaches desired thickness.

Cookie Hamburger
Heart of America

Vanilla wafers
Green and red frosting
Chocolate mint
White corn syrup
Sesame seeds
For the bun, use two vanilla wafers, rounded side out. On the bottom wafer, spread green frosting for "lettuce". For the "hamburger" place a chocolate mint over the lettuce. Over the hamburger, spread red frosting for "catsup".

Top with other wafer. Drizzle a thin layer of white corn syrup over the top of the bun and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Bird Seed
Heart of America

4c. popped popcorn
1c. any dry cereal
1/2c. mixed dried fruit pieces
1/4c. tiny marshmallows
1/4c. peanuts or shelled sunflower seeds
1/4c. M&M candies

Combine all ingredients in a large grocery bag. Close top securely by folding it over. Shake thoroughly to mix ingredients. Pour into bowls or cups to eat. If desired put into individual zip-top bags and take on a hike or field trip.

Homemade Peanut Butter
Heart of America

1c. peanuts, raw or roasted
1 TBS. vegetable oil
Pinch of salt and/or sugar

Take peanuts and put into blender or food processor. Blend until it is the desired consistency you like. Add vegetable oil to make it easier to spread. Add salt or sugar to taste.

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