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October Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 10, Issue 3
November Theme

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





SCC Council

Cub #1: What do you get if you cross a wolf and a rooster?

Cub #2: An animal that howls when the sun rises.

Cub #1: Why do dogs scratch themselves?

Cub #2: Because they’re the only ones who know where it itches.

Cub #1:  What kind of bow can’t be tied?

Cub #2:  A rainbow.

Heart of America Council

Cub #1:  Why did the Pilgrims want to sail to America in the spring?

Cub #2:  Because April showers bring May flowers!

Cub #1:  What do you call a nervous gobbler?

Cub #2:  A jerky turkey!

Cub #1:  Why do turkeys always go, "gobble, gobble"?

Cub #2:  Because turkeys never learned good table manners!

Cub #1:  Why was the turkey the drummer in the band?

Cub #2:  He had the drumsticks!

Cub #1:  Knock, Knock

Cub #2:  Who's there?

Cub #1:  Waddle

Cub #2:  Waddle who?

Cub #1:  Waddle I do if you don't open the door?

Turkey Riddles

SCC Council

·         What kind of key won't open a door?

(A tur-key)

·         Who complains after eating too much turkey at Thanksgiving dinner?

(The groan-ups!)

·         Which part of a turkey plays in a band?

(The drumstick!)

·         What side of the turkey has the most feathers on it?

(The outside.)

·         Why did the mother turkey scold her little turkey?

(Because he gobbled his dinner!)

·         Why do turkeys eat so little?

(Because they're always stuffed.)

·         When is a turkey most like a ghost?

(When it's a-gobblin'.)

Cheers and Applauses

Southern NJ Council

Turkey Applause: Flap arms and say gobble, gobble, gobble.


Bow and Arrow Applause: Make motion as if shooting an arrow and say "Zing, zing, zing" Pretend to release arrow with each zing.

Tur…key Riddles

Goldenrod District, Mid-America Council

The answer for each item starts with the letters "tur". 


Complete the answers.

  1.  An oriental head covering   tur________________

  2.  Athletic field covering         tur________________

  3.  A large bird                            tur________________

  4.  To rotate                                 tur________________

  5.  A person who turns             tur________________

  6.  An edible root                       tur________________

  7.  A small pie or tart                  tur________________

  8.  A native of Turkey               tur________________

  9.  A blue-green color                tur________________

10.  A kind of engine                   tur________________

11.  A high-necked shirt              tur________________

12.  A hard-shelled reptile           tur________________



1-turban    2-turf    3-turkey    4-turn    5-turner    6-turnip    7-turnover    8-Turk    9-turquoise   10-turbine   

11-turtleneck    12-turtle

Fun Facts about Pilgrim Children

Goldenrod District, Mid-America Council


1.        Children in 1600s New England had to work hard.  Their chores included: fetching water from the brook or springs, gathering firewood, herding animals, gathering berries and other wild plants, and helping their parents cook, clean, preserve food, plant and harvest crops, and care for younger children.


2.        Even though Pilgrim children worked very hard, they still had time to play.  They probably played marbles, ball games, board games and running games.


3.        Children were expected to show courtesy to adults, including their parents, by bowing and curtsying to them.


4.        Both boys and girls in 1600s England and New England wore gowns (dresses) until they were about seven years old.


5.        There was no school in the early years of New Plymouth.  Parents who wanted their children to learn to read and write taught them themselves or had their children taught by neighbors.


6.        Children often slept on mattresses that were laid on the floor at night.  The mattresses were usually stuffed with straw.  Some children slept in their parents' bed.


7.        Children and adults probably only took baths a few times a year.  They thought bathing was unhealthy.




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