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Baloo's Bugle

May 2002 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 8, Issue 10
June Theme

Critters, Cubs and Campfires
Webelos Traveler and Artist




York Adams Area Council

There are many different types of bugs in our world.  How many “common” bugs do the boys recognize?  Using pictures from a website, National Geographic Magazines, etc., get and mount pictures of different bugs; label each picture with a letter or number for matching each to its name; and post these pictures on the walls of the meeting place.  Give each person a list of the names of the bugs that are on display and have them write the correct number/letter to match the pictures to the names.  After the opening ceremony, go over the correct answers and see how many folks correctly identified.  You might want to award the den with the highest count a special Bug Award.  (Stores like the “Dollar Store” usually carry an assortment of plastic bugs that could be used to mount on a “trophy stand” to award to someone.  Also, hanging one of these bugs by a string can serve as a good den flag award.)



Indoor Critter Trail

Trapper Trails Council

Make a "critter trail" through the pack meeting place by placing plaster cast of animal and insect tracks, pictures of birds, birds feathers, animal pictures, real insects of their pictures.

Each den or family is given a pencil and paper and moves along the trail" writing its identification for each numbered specimen on the paper.


Crossroads of America

For the registration icebreaker place a basket in the play area and give each person 5 chances to bounce the ball in from 6 feet away. Have everyone remember how many they got in and recognize the high people prior to the meeting.



Make easy nametags in the shape of a bug. Simple ladybugs will work!



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