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Baloo's Bugle


December 2003 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 10, Issue 5
January 2004 Theme

Home Alone
Webelos Fitness & Readyman
  Tiger Cub Achivement #5



There are several snacks listed here that could be made up by your Cubs and put away for another day when he may be alone might help him fell better then.  Or they may just be a good treat for your den to bring to a Pack meeting or on a Pack or Den day trip.  CD


Circle Ten Council

Materials Needed:

Twinkie (or other similar snack cake)

Red, White, and Blue Frosting

Red, Shoe String Licorice

Instructions:  Cut a 3-4 inch length from a licorice piece. Poke one end of this piece into one of the ends of the Twinkie. This should look like a firecracker's wick. Now, using frosting decorate it with a design you like.


Critter Crunch

Circle Ten Council

Great-tasting, fun-to-eat Critter Crunch is easy enough for kids to make. They can mix it up to a month ahead of time and store it in a covered container or zippered plastic bag.

Materials Needed:

1 C. animal crackers
1 C. teddy bear-shaped chocolate or

      honey-flavored graham crackers

1 C. miniature pretzel twists

1 C. yogurt-covered raisins

1 C. candy-coated chocolate candies

Colorful ice cream cones (optional)


Mix all ingredients except ice cream cones.

Store in a covered container.

Serve snack in cones if desired.

Makes 10 servings (1/2 cup each)

Apple Smiles

Circle Ten Council



Peanut Butter

Miniature Marshmallows

Instructions:  Cut apples into wedges. Smear peanut butter on one side of 2 wedges. Stick a few marshmallows on the peanut butter on one of the apple wedges and top with the other apple wedge - peanut butter side down. When you look at this it looks like a smile (the red part of the apple are the lips and the marshmallows are the teeth!)

Edible Carrot

Circle Ten Council

Materials Needed:

Clear Icing Decorating Bag

Cheese Curls

Green Ribbon


A cute treat that my friend shared with me. Use a clear icing decorator bag and fill it with cheese curls and tie a green ribbon at the top. It looks like a giant carrot. Easy and very cute!



Fire Cracker Sandwich

Santa Clara County Council

Ingredients:          Bread, Peanut butter, jelly or other favorite sandwich filling, Clear plastic wrap, Yarn or ribbon


Cut the crusts off the bread. Flatten the bread with a rolling pin. (Cubs like to "smush" it with their hands.)

Spread on your sandwich filling. Roll up.

Wrap in a piece of plastic wrap. Twist the ends of the plastic wrap and tie with a piece of ribbon.  It will look like a firecracker!


Here are two fun ideas that Cubs can make while Home Alone There is no cooking!!!

No Cook Fudge

Great Salt Lake Council


I ziplock bag,

1/4 cup mini marshmallows,

1/2 cup chocolate chips (can use mint or butterscotch),

2 Tbsp. peanut butter,

2 Tbsp. nuts and raisins (optional).

Use body heat to melt and mix by mashing bag with hands. When all melted together, form mixture into a ball and freeze until solid.

Peanut Butter Playdough

Great Salt Lake Council


3 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter,

4 cups powdered sugar,

3 1/2 cups corn syrup or honey,

4 cups powdered milk.

Knead together and play with as playdough.

Use chocolate chips and raisins to decorate.

Store in refrigerator. Fun and edible.

Silly "Grilled Cheese" Sandwich

Great Salt Lake Council


1 loaf pound cake,

sliced into "bread" slices

1 cup canned or homemade butter cream or white frosting, tinted "cheese yellow" (yellow and just a touch of red)

Toast "bread" in the toaster until just brown.

Once it's cooled for a few minutes stack two of them and cut in half diagonally.

(Doing this before the frosting makes for fewer crumbs.)

Carefully spread the frosting between the slices of each half sandwich, mounding slightly. Gently press the other slice down over the first, causing the frosting to ooze slightly looking very much like cheese. Eat.


Toasty the Snowman (Snowman on a Stick)

Great Salt Lake Council



3 marshmallows,

2 thin pretzel sticks,

Currants or raisins cut in half

Dried apricots cut into small carrot shapes

Miniature M&M's

Miniature chocolate chips


With an adult, use a gas stove, barbecue, or campfire to roast all three marshmallows on one long skewer or roasting stick. Carefully press the fruit and chocolate into the melted marshmallow for eyes, nose and buttons. Eat raw if you don't want to go to all the trouble of starting a fire, but the marshmallows may have to be snipped slightly with the scissors to make the fruit stick into them.

Cinnamon Cider

Great Salt Lake Council

Pour 4 cups cider into saucepan. Tie 8 whole cloves, 5 allspice berries, and a stick of cinnamon broken up, in a coffee filter or clean cloth, and add to the cider. Cut an orange into 4 slices and set aside. Place the rest of the orange in the cider. Warm cider over low to medium heat until steam starts coming from the surface. Pour into four mugs and garnish each with an orange slice. Makes 4 cups.



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