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Baloo's Bugle


October 2002 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 9, Issue 3
November Theme

Kids Against Crime
Webelos Craftsman & Scientist
  Tiger Cub Achievement 3



Mystery Crackers

11 oz Oyster crackers
3/4 c Buttery Popping Oil for popcorn
1 1/2 Envelopes Cup O'Soup Cream of Chicken
1 TBS  Parsley
1 tsp Garlic powder
Pour crackers into an air-tight container.  Pour oil over crackers. Stir gently with wooden spoon.  Sprinkle soup, garlic powder and parsley into crackers and stir gently.  Stir every so often until oil is absorbed.  Store in the container

Mystery Punch


This punch is easy and is great for a Halloween Den Meeting.

Serves: 14
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 quarts cider or apple juice
3 cups water
1 can (12 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate
1 frozen hand (see below)
blue, red, or green food coloring
1 new disposable plastic or rubber glove

The day before the party, prepare the frozen hand:

Add food coloring to water until you reach desired color.

Fill glove with colored water, fastening end with a twist tie or rubber band. Hang glove from a shelf in the freezer and freeze overnight.  When frozen, remove glove from ice and place "hand" in the punch.

To prepare punch:
1. In a large pitcher or glass gallon jar stir lemon juice and ginger until blended. Add cider, water and orange juice concentrate and stir until blended.
2. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
3. To serve, place punch in a large, cold punch bowl. Add frozen hand or ice ring.



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