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Baloo's Bugle


May 2004 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 10, Issue 10
June 2004 Theme

Theme: Cub Rock
Webelos: Artist & Traveler
  Tiger Cub:




Circle Ten Council

Find snacks that are in dino shapes - cookies, jelly candy, animal cookies, etc. Or bake your own with dino cutouts.


Kathy, Hiawatha Council &

Circle Ten Council

1/4C dirt (cocoa)
1/2C swamp water (milk with green food coloring)
2C crushed bones (sugar)
1/2C fat (butter)
2C dead grass (uncooked oatmeal)
1/2C squashed bugs (peanut butter)

Directions –

Mix cocoa & milk.

Add sugar and butter.

Boil about 3 min.

Add peanut butter and oatmeal and stir until melted.

Remove from heat and stir until mixture begins to thicken,

Drop by tablespoonful onto waxed paper to cool,

Eat and enjoy.


Kathy, Hiawatha Council &

Circle Ten Council

Hard boiled eggs
Small bowl
3 cups
Cool water
1 envelope unsweetened kool aid mix ( choose bright colors)
Clear plastic wrap


1)       Gently tap the hard boiled eggs ( make sure they are not hot) all over till the shells cracked. Do not take the shells off the eggs.

2)       In a small bowl stir together water and kool aid mix. Add cracked eggs to the colored water.

3)       Cover the small bowl with plastic wrap.

4)       Place it in the refrigerator.

5)       Leave the eggs in bowl for about 2 days. remove the eggs and throw away the colored water.

6)       Peel the shells off the eggs. Your Dino eggs are now ready to eat.


Circle Ten Council

Round crackers
1 tub soft cream cheese
Gummy Dinosaurs
Goldfish crackers
Celery leaves
Help each boy spread the cream cheese onto a cracker with a knife.

Press any of the other items into the cheese then lift up to see the "fossil".

All but the celery leaves are to be eaten.


Circle Ten Council

1.       Put a cup of chocolate pudding in a plastic bowl.

2.       Bury gummy dinosaurs in the chocolate pudding.

3.       Place a sugar cone upside down in the middle of the pudding.

4.       Dribble white icing that has been colored with red, yellow, or orange food coloring over the pointed end of the cone.

5.       Talk about volcanoes and how they often bury plant and/or animal life when they erupt.

6.       There you have it - the sugar cone is an erupting volcano.


Circle Ten Council

Need for 4


Cream cheese, or peanut butter, or jam,

Sliced strawberries,

Very thin long slices of carrot.


1.       Slice a bagel in half, then cut the pieces in half again so you have 4 half circles. (Adult)

2.       Give each boy a bagel part, to be the stegosuarus's body. Place on the plates so it is like an upside down U.

3.       Use plastic knives to spread peanut butter, or cream cheese, or jam all over the bagel.

4.       Let boys arrange the strawberry slices on top of the stegosaurus's back to look like his plates.

5.       Arrange a carrot slice on one side to be the neck.

6.       Arrange a strawberry on the carrot to be the head. Eat!

Rock Candy

Santa Clara County Council

Rock candy is a type of crystal that you can grow that not only looks pretty, but also tastes good.  You will need patience to make rock candy out of sugar and water. Some steps will require adult help.

Supplies:  Cooking pot, dull table knife, 2 heat-proof glass jars or small bowls


1 cup of granulated sugar

˝ cup of water

food coloring


Put 1 cup of sugar into the pot. 

Add ˝ cup of water, but do not stir the mixture.

Put the pot on the stove over medium high heat.

Let the mixture come to a boil and let it boil for one minute without stirring. (Adult help)

If you would like colored candy, add a few drops of food coloring as the mixture boils.

Carefully pour the mixture into one or two glass jars or small bowls.  (Adult help)

Let the containers sit untouched for two weeks. 

The crystals will gradually begin to form. 

Check the candy daily. 

When a crust forms on the surface,

tap it with a dull knife to break the crust so the water can continue to evaporate. 

Otherwise don’t move or disturb the containers.

When the crystals are as big as you want them to be,

break the candy from the container with a table knife,

and enjoy a sweet and tasty treat!

S’more Gorp

Santa Clara County Council

For that next family overnighter -


2 cups honey graham cereal

1 cup miniature marshmallows

1 cup peanuts

˝ cup semisweet chocolate chips

˝ cup raisins

Combine all ingredients.  Store in airtight container(s).

Pizzasaurus Snack

Longhorn Council

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Let each guest make his or her own Pizzasaurus by flattening a refrigerator biscuit on a 6—inch square foil and adding three tablespoons of tomato sauce. Then sprinkle on grated cheese. Neat-eating dinosaurs may want to add ground beef, pepperoni or hot dog slices. Plant-eating dinosaurs may top their pizzas with mushrooms, olives, etc. Have each guest write his or her name on the foil with a dull pencil. Put the pizzas on a cookie sheet, and bake for 12 minutes. Let cool, then devour.

Thunder Lizard Shake

Longhorn Council

For every three or four boys, pour one cup of milk into a two—quart jar. Add two cups of vanilla ice cream and two to three drops of green food coloring. Twist the lid on tightly and shake until blended. Boys can help shake or put the ingredients into a blender on high speed for 30 seconds.







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