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Baloo's Bugle

November 2001 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 8, Issue 4
December Theme

Works of Art
Webelos Craftsman & Scientist
 Tiger Cub Big Idea 5



Den Dog Team Race
Trapper Trails Council


One boy in each den is the driver; the others are Huskies.  Give the driver a three-by-three foot piece of corrugated cardboard for a sled and each Husky a four-foot length of rope.  Allow den chiefs one minute to make sure their Huskies know how to tie a square knot.  On signal, the Huskies tie their ropes together.  The driver holds one end of the rope with one hand and his “sled” with the other as he is pulled to a finish line 30 or more feet away.


Clap a Song
Trapper Trails Council


The first player claps the rhythm of a well-known Christmas carol or other holiday tune.  The others try to guess what the song is.  When a player guesses correctly, he becomes the new clapper.


Balloon Round Up
Trapper Trails Council


Supplies: You will need a large barrel or box and one balloon for each Cub Scout.  Each den has balloons of a different color from every other den.  The barrel must be too small to hold all the balloons.

Place the barrel in the center of the playing area and line up equal numbers of Cub Scout by dens on opposite sides of the room.  On signal, the boys put one hand behind their backs and with the other hand, try to tap the balloons in the air and into the barrel.  When the barrel is full, stop the game and count the balloons in the barrel by color.  The winning den is the one that got the most balloons into the barrel.


Snowshoe Relay Races
Heart of America Council

Cut snowshoes out of a corrugated box,  punch holes in center and insert laces to hold snowshoes on.  Cub Scouts choose sides and leader puts on shoes.  On “Go” each leader mushes up to and around a chair at a distance and returns to starting place where he sheds the shoes.  Next player puts them on and takes off. Team finishing first wins.




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