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Baloo's Bugle


October Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 10, Issue 3
November Theme

Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock
Webelos Craftsman & Scientist
  Tiger Cub Achivement #3


CUB GRUB - Fun Food


Sugar Cone Cornucopias

SCC Council

These miniature horns of plenty also double as edible name cards

Materials:     Sugar cones, ribbon, decorator’s icing (in tubes), fruit-shaped candies or cereal


1.        Tie a ribbon around the opening of each sugar cone.

2.        With the tube of store-bought decorator’s icing, carefully squirt the name of your guest along the side of the cone.

3.        Place the cone on a saucer. 

4.        Then fill the cone with candies, such as raspberry jellies, fruit-shaped fruits, marzipan fruits, candy corn and citrus slices. You can also use fruit-shaped cereal, which is much less expensive. 

Let the goodies spill over the opening

and around the cone.


Chex Party Mix

Goldenrod District, Mid-America Council


Aluminum foil pie tin  (mark boys' names on his tin)

Dry:                                                                               Sauce:

Corn Chex                                                         1/2 cup butter

Rice Chex                                           9 Tbs. Worcestershire

Wheat Chex                                          2 1/2 Tbs. Garlic Salt




Nuts, etc.                                                                                  


Ask the boys to each bring one of the "dry" ingredients for Chex mix, just like at the First Thanksgiving.  Put them in bowls with measuring cups and spoons for scoops.  Let each boy select the ingredients he wants in an aluminum pie tin while the leader makes the sauce.  Dribble sauce over each boy's mixture and heat it in an oven at 250°F for about 1 hour.  Cool and serve.


Cranberry Nut Mix

Goldenrod District, Mid-America Council

Ingredients: 2 cups raw sunflower seeds, 1 cup pine nuts, 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds, 1 cup dried and sweetened cranberries,     1 cup raisins



1.       Measure all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl

2.       Stir with a wooden spoon until well combined. 

3.       Transfer some to a festive bowl to serve as an appetizer.


Blessing Mix

Goldenrod District, Mid-America Council


Each ingredient in this snack mix symbolizes something associated with Thanksgiving.

2 cups Bugles brand corn snacks - shaped as a cornucopia, a horn of plenty

2 cups pretzels - represent arms folded in thanks and prayer

1 cup candy corn - during the first winter, the Pilgrims were each allotted only 5 kernels of corn per day because food was so scarce

1 cup dried or candy fruits - Thanksgiving is the celebration of the harvest

1 cup peanuts or sunflower seeds - seeds represent the potential of a bounteous harvest for the next season if they are planted and well tended.

In a large bowl mix all ingredients together. Other ingredients such as dry cereals, candies, or marshmallows can also be added.  Make this mix as a family and eat while discussing each ingredient and how it relates to Thanksgiving.


Edible Turkey

Goldenrod District, Mid-America Council

Ingredients: 2 double-stuffed Oreos, candy corn, Raisinets


Directions: Open one Oreo.  The half that has the filling will be the base for your turkey to stand on.  Eat the other piece, if desired.  Place the other Oreo on the filling standing upright.  This is your turkey body.  Carefully place five candy corns into the filling on the upright Oreo.  These are the feathers.  Place a Raisinet in front of the turkey body for the head.  Place on your table as a decoration, or gobble it right up!


Kid's Krunchy Krazy Korn

Goldenrod District, Mid-America Council

Ingredients: 8 c popcorn,   1 cup brown sugar,              1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup corn syrup, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. vanilla



1.       Heat oven to 250°F. 

2.       Place popcorn in 15x10x1" baking pan. 

3.       In a large saucepan, combine brown sugar, margarine and corn syrup;

4.       Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.  Simmer 2 minutes; remove from heat. 

5.       Stir in baking soda and vanilla. 

6.       Pour mixture evenly over popcorn curls; mix well. 

7.       Bake at 250°F for 30 minutes, stirring twice during baking.  Immediately remove from pan; cool completely on waxed paper or greased foil. 

8.       Store in tightly covered container.



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