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Baloo's Bugle

September Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 8, Issue 2

Down on the Farm
Webelos Citizen & Showman
 Tiger Cub Big Ideas 1 & 2

CUB GRUB - Fun Food

Cat Cookies
Istroma Council


You will need: Oreo Cookies, Candy Corn, 674529 Licorice, White Frosting, Green and Red M&M's.

Spread the frosting on the cookie.  Place the two green M&M'S on as the eyes.  Place the red one on as the nose.  Cut the licorice into small pieces (about one inch) and place them on as whiskers.  Put a small amount of the frosting on the bottom of (2) candy corns and place them on the top of the cookie as the ears.


Lolly Pop Ghosts
Istroma Council


You will need: Tissue Paper, Lolly Pop, String.

Take a tissue paper and cover the top of a tootsie pop and tie a string around the "head" of Ghost!  Makes a cute snack.


Ghost Cookie
Istroma Council


You will need: Peanut Shaped Cookies, White Frosting (or Marshmallow Fluff), Chocolate Chips.

Using peanut shaped cookies, spread with white frosting or marshmallow fluff.  Add chocolate chips for eyes and nose.


Ghost Potatoes
Istroma Council


You will need: Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable Oil, Cookie Sheet, Butter.

Hand sculpt mashed potatoes to look like a ghost.  Place them on an oiled cookie sheet, brush with melted butter, and put in the oven to heat and brown a little.  You can serve it with bat shaped meatloaf (using a bat cookie cutter of course).

Spooky Sandwich Puzzles
Istroma Council


You will need: Peanut Butter, Bread, Cookie Cutters.

Have the children make their own peanut butter sandwiches with two pieces of bread.  Give each child a Halloween cookie cutter and let them press the shape out of the center of their sandwich.  Now have a "Spooky Sandwich Puzzle."


Mummy's Case
Istroma Council

Note from Baloo—I would check the crescent roll package on temperature to bake these at.  Probably a typo in this book it called for oven temp to be 25 degrees.  I bumped another 0 on the end put this is probably to low.

You will need: 1 pkg Crescent Rolls, Baco-bits, 6 Hot Dogs, 4 Slices American Cheese.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.  Cut 2 hot dogs in half, first one way, then the other so that you have 8 pieces.  Take crescent rolls out of can and unroll.  Divide into four rectangles and close holes in the middle by pinching together.  Put 1 slice of cheese on each rectangle. Sprinkle 1 tsp of baco-bits on top of each slice of cheese.  Put 1 hot dog on top of each slice of cheese.  Seal edges by pressing dough together.  Form into mummy shape.  Make bandage marks with knife.   Put on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes.  Poke eyeholes with straw.


Candy Popcorn

2 cups sugar
1 cup light syrup (white corn, Karo)
2/3 cup margarine
2 pkg. Koolaid
1 tsp soda

Boil the sugar, syrup and margarine together for 3 minutes. Stir in soda and Koolaid.  Pour over 6 quarts of popcorn. Bake at 225 F for 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from the oven
and break up immediately.

Farmer’s Breakfast


1/2-pound chopped bacon
2 boiled potatoes -- peeled and cubed
1onion - sliced thinly
8 eggs -- beaten slightly
674529 pepper

Sauté bacon until crisp.  Remove from pan, drain on paper towel.  Pour off all but 3 tablespoons bacon fat.  Sauté onions in bacon fat until soft.  Add potatoes and cook, stirring often, until potatoes start to brown.  If potatoes  stick to pan, add more bacon fat.  When potatoes begin to brown, add bacon and eggs.  Cook, stirring constantly, until eggs set.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Taco Snack Mix

4 cups spoon size shredded wheat
4 cups pretzel sticks
4 cups tortilla chips
1 package taco seasoning mix
1/4 cup margarine (melted)

In a large bowl, combine cereal, pretzels, tortilla chips and taco seasoning mix. Drizzle with margarine, tossing to coat well. Store in airtight container.

Purple Cow

3/4 C. low-fat milk
1 1/2 T. frozen grape juice concentrate
1/4 C. fat-free vanilla yogurt

Combine ingredients in container with lid and shake until well blended. Pour into a glass.


Graveyard Cups

24 clear 12-oz. plastic cups
2 pkgs. Oreo cookies
2 recipes of chocolate pudding
whipped cream
24 Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies
brown or 674529 cake decorating gel
24 gummi worms

Crush all Oreos in food processor. In the bottom of each cup, place
about 1 Tbsp. of Oreos. Mix remainder of Oreos in pudding mixture,
holding out about 2 cups for topping. Then spoon about 2 TBSP Oreo
mixture over pudding. Poke one gummi worm down in dirt, still
showing on top. On each Milano cookie, write on top half "RIP" with
cake decorating gel, and stick them down in the back of the cup.
They resemble tombstones.


Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

An absolute favorite of our family

Scoop seeds from pumpkin
separate seeds from pulp and rinse
you may have to pick them out by hand
drain and dry seeds
put seeds on cookie tray or toaster tray
sprinkle with salt
toast at 300 F (I'm not sure about this)
turn once
seeds should be dry and barely turn golden brown
some seeds will puff up.
These are similar to sunflower seeds and have a nice nutty flavor,
but the shells are harder to crack open if they are small.





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