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Baloo's Bugle

October Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 8, Issue 3

Hometown Heroes
Webelos Craftsman & Scientist
 Tiger Cub Big Ideas 3 & 4

CUB GRUB - Fun Food

All American Dessert

1 lg Berry blue jello

1 lg Red jello, any flavor

4 c Water; boiling

2 c Water; cold

8 oz Cool Whip; thawed

4 c Angel food cake -OR-- pound cake, break in cubes

2 c Strawberries; sliced

1/2 c Blueberries; (optional)


Dissolve each flavor of jello completely in 2 cups of boiling water in separate bowls. Stir 1 cup of cold water into each bowl.  Pour into separate 9x13" pans.  Refrigerate at least 3 hours until firm.  Cut into 1/2" cubes.  Place blue jello cubes in bottom of clear glass trifle bowl.  Top with 1/3 of the Cool Whip.  Add cake cubes, then sliced strawberries. Top with another 1/3 Cool Whip.  Add the red jello cubes and then the remaining Cool Whip. Sprinkle blueberries over top if desired.



Gift Idea


Snowman Soup

1 package hot chocolate mix
3 Hershey Kisses
15 (or so) marshmallows
1 candy cane
"Put items in colored plastic wrap"

The Poem: Put on paper and give with items in a mug

Was told you've been real good this year
Always glad to hear it
With freezing weather drawing near
You'll need to warm the spirit
So here's a little Snowman Soup
Complete with stirring stick
Add hot water, sip it slow
It's sure to do the trick!


Hero Sandwich

Cut a loaf of French bread in half lengthwise. Layer on slices of ham, salami, and cheese. Or maybe some TURKEY.  Top with lettuce and sliced tomatoes. Add onions, pickles, and hot peppers, if desired. Spread on mayonnaise or mustard.  Cut a loaf of French bread in half lengthwise. Layer on slices of ham, salami, and Provolone, Swiss or American cheese. Top with lettuce and sliced tomatoes. Add onions, pickles, olives and hot peppers, if desired. Spread on mayonnaise or mustard


Popcorn Balls
We love these!!!

3 quarts plain popped corn (about 1/3 cup kernels)
1/4 cup butter
10 oz. bag marshmallows
food coloring (optional)

Put popped corn in a large bowl. Set aside.

Melt the butter and marshmallows in a stovetop pot, stirring constantly. When they are melted, take off the heat and allow the mixture to cool until it can be touched. If you like, stir in a few drops of food coloring.

Using a wooden spoon, gently stir the melted mixture into the popcorn. Next, butter your hands and work quickly to form popcorn balls. Place balls on waxed paper to cool.

After the balls are cool, you may use warm corn syrup to stick gum drops or other candy decorations to the popcorn balls. The popcorn balls may be stored in sandwich bags.

This makes enough for about 15 two-inch balls, but you can make them any size or shape you like!


Making Butter


Fill baby food jars half full of whipping cream and screw the lids on tightly.  Let kids take turns shaking each jar.  After about 5 minutes the cream will be whipped, and after another minute or so, lumps of yellow butter will form. Rinse off the liquid whey and add a little salt, if desired. Then spread on home made bread crackers to taste!

Turkey Treats

Ritz Cracker
canned frosting,
chocolate kiss,
candy corn

Spread frosting on cracker.  Peel the paper off the kiss and place kiss near the bottom of the cracker.  Add candy corn above the kiss to make feathers; place one corn on the kiss for the head.  Let frosting dry.  Attach a caramel to the back with more frosting to make it stand up.



Bugles corn snacks
Trix cereal
white frosting

Put a small dab of frosting in a bugle.  Put several Trix in each "cornucopia".


Oreo Turkeys

Oreo cookies
candy corn
malted milk balls
icing (not whipped)

Open one Oreo and place one part, icing side up (eat the other half).  Add a bit of icing as glue, and stand another Oreo up on it (this is your turkey body).  Spread one side half of the standing Oreo with icing, and attach 5-6 pieces of candy corn, fanned out like turkey feathers.  Add a malted milk ball to the top of the other side, for head.  An additional piece of candy corn can be used for a waddle (or a red M&M).




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