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Baloo's Bugle


April 2004 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 10, Issue 9
May 2004 Theme

Theme: My Home State
Webelos: Handyman & Outdoorsman
  Tiger Cub:



Time for Bobcat

It is time for your tigers who have been with you since last June or September to earn their Bobcat and be promoted in the next month or so.  It is, also, time to start Springrecruiting of new Tigers at Schools, Soccer fields and Little League fields.  The cycle repeats. CD


Picnic Fun/ Fun Outdoors

Circle Ten Council

This is a great opportunity to take your Tigers out for a picnic at a local state or city park and walk around and see what they have you can learn about Your Home State CD Family Activity

Take a bike ride. (Be certain to practice bicycle safety.)

Play catch or Frisbee.

Go roller-skating or -blading. (Always wear protective gear.)

Visit the zoo.

Plant a flower and/or vegetable garden.

Visit a nearby playground or park.

Have a barbecue or picnic at a park.

If you cannot get to the park, have a picnic in your backyard.

Did your picnic get rained out? Do not despair. Do it indoors - complete with blankets, paper plates, cups, etc.

Go fishing.

Take a paddle boat ride.

Go swimming in a creek or pond (Practice water safety, of course!) 

Take a blanket and several books outside and read under the shade of a tree.

Make homemade ice cream.

Wash the car together. This can be great fun on a hot day!

Camp out in the backyard.

Frisbee Golf.

This is a great game that can be set up in a backyard, in a park or around a neighborhood. The basic idea is that you have laundry baskets or some other sort of receptacle, some flags or a way to see the receptacle and a few Frisbees. Just like regular golf, you try to land your Frisbee in the "hole" in as few shots as possible.


Make up a great story and tell it outside. The longer, the better. Sit in a circle and take turns adding one paragraph to the story. You'll be surprised at how it all ends up.

Make homemade ice cream.

You can get a freezer for about $20. Pick up a bag of ice, rock salt, a gallon of low-fat milk, and a can of non-fat Eagle Brand. Let your child mix the Eagle Brand, a cup of sugar, 1/8 t salt, and tablespoon of vanilla extract with about two cups of milk. Stir until the sugar has dissolved, then pour into the freezer. Add more milk to the fill line, load it up with ice and rock salt, and let it run for about 40 minutes.

Watermelon and Sprinkler.

Watermelons are so sticky and messy in the house. Instead, just cut a whole watermelon into enough pieces for your family and their friends then send them outside and turn on the sprinkler. You don't even have to watch it; just let them loose to get as sticky and wet as they want.

Den Activity

Put up a hoop for basketball or suggest the boys get active with skipping, tag, racing, baseball, soccer or swimming. Always emphasize the fun and not the competition.

Go fly a kite! (If you don't have one, make one!)

Study the shapes of passing clouds, then use cotton balls and glue on paper to recreate the images they saw.

Bubble solution

Start by mixing together 1/4 cup of dishwashing liquid, 2 cups of water, and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Pour the mixture into a shallow container.

Bubble Mania

Have a bubble blowing frenzy using a variety of unusual bubble blowing tools! Plastic funnels, six pack soda rings, plastic cups with holes punched through the bottom.

Bubble Art

Now take the bubble mix, pour some into a cup and add a few drops of food coloring. Blow rainbow bubbles into the air, and try to catch them with a white sheet of paper! After the paper dries, use markers or crayons to finish your masterpiece!

Pet Rocks

Find smooth, flat or round rocks. Be sure to clean off any dirt or sand and dry completely before starting. Paint with acrylic paints. Decorate faces by using googly eyes, yarn for hair, markers, glitter, and any other tidbits you like.

Go See It Outing

Go to a state park, museum, aquarium, historic place

Music in the park concert



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